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XWindows Dock for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.0.3
  • 3.2
  • (168)
  • Security Status

Bring the Mac OS X dock to Windows

If you’re looking for a little Mac-like functionality on your Windows PC, give XWindows Dock a try. XWindows Dock is an easy to use, minimal dock bar that will give you instant access to your most frequently-used apps. The basic app contains icons for My Computer and the Recycle Bin, but you’ll be able to simply drag and drop anything else you want.For certain features, however, such as the Gmail checker, you’ll need to download the separate XWindows Dock plug-in manager. This dock app isn’t the most visually attractive around.Beyond size and location on your screen, it can’t really be modified without downloading extra modules. One nice feature, however, is Container, which allows you to place any folder on the dock.When you click, you’ll get an easy-to-view fan of the items that folder contains. There’s nothing really wrong with XWindows Dock, and some of you might even appreciate the minimalism of the application.During testing, however, it seemed a little too basic and inflexible, especially when compared to other, fancier docks like Nexus. XWindows Dock does exactly what it says it will though, so if you like its style, go right ahead. As docks go, XWindows Dock is fairly basic, but entirely functional.

Screen reservation on Windows XP issue fixedMulti-monitor configuration issue fixedNew API allows to simply control the application's icon in the dock. It can be implemented with any programming language, by default it's C# (.net required)Plugin manager for plugins developed with new API addedFeature: popup dock when mouse is over when dock is not over all windowsNew application icons are added automatically if they are not in the dock yet. This feature is experimental and disabled by defaultSome compatibility with x64 Windows builds. Now without notifications addedYou'll get 2 great plugins with the new Plugin manager : new stack container with fan/grid views, realistic scrolling and ability to navigate through folders. Another one, simple GMail checker, that simply shows unread email count in the dock (direct internet access and .net framework required)

Changes

  • Screen reservation on Windows XP issue fixedMulti-monitor configuration issue fixedNew API allows to simply control the application's icon in the dock. It can be implemented with any programming language, by default it's C# (.net required)Plugin manager for plugins developed with new API addedFeature: popup dock when mouse is over when dock is not over all windowsNew application icons are added automatically if they are not in the dock yet. This feature is experimental and disabled by defaultSome compatibility with x64 Windows builds. Now without notifications addedYou'll get 2 great plugins with the new Plugin manager : new stack container with fan/grid views, realistic scrolling and ability to navigate through folders. Another one, simple GMail checker, that simply shows unread email count in the dock (direct internet access and .net framework required)

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PROS

  • Nice graphical effect
  • Good clone of the Apple system
  • Container effect is nice

CONS

  • Not many customization options

XWindows Dock for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.0.3
  • 3.2
  • (168)
  • Security Status

User reviews about XWindows Dock

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Very nice if you want to launch shortcuts, but not a taskbar replacement..
    This is a nice-looking dock, and I would disagree that it doesn't hav More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    The best dock appliction for windows.
    the best mac like dock in my experience for windows is winstep nexus, although i tried all major dock app. More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Not Compatible with Windows 7?.
    I have windows 7. I installed Xwindows Dock 5.7 but every time i restart it or when starting with windows log on More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Cant uninstall!.
    How do I uninstall this program? It doesn't show up in my control panel. Other than the fact that you can uninstall; I would re More


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