XWindows Dock v5.6 | 3.52 MB
XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer. But it's not just another one: it's the result of years of use and observation of the many dock programs on the market, plus all functions you only dreamed that your dock would offer!
Sure some of the other ones are good, but none has all the functionalities XWindows Dock has for turning your user experience more productive and fun! Besides, XWD is in active development so that new functionalities are added at each new release.
No other Windows application of this class has so many graphical subtleties such as reflections, transparencies, shadow and blur in a single package, even less in a single free package. No Advanced, Plus or Enhanced version for tasting the real goods. Stacks, Lists and its exclusive Galleries are all there waiting for you!
Neither application launcher not allowed to configure dock so detailed. User can configurate:
* Opacity and blur of reflections.
* Panel opacity, hiding and showind time
* Space between panel and screen border.
In addition, XWindows Dock allows:
* Use or create your own skins for 2D or 3D dock.
* Shows indicators of running applications.
* New skin format, now a skin can be created even without specifying some PNG files. *New!*
Add to dock favorite applications, folders, stacks and galleries. In any time you can configure:
* The size and zoom of icons, space between them.
* Number of zoomed icons.
* Spacing between icons and their reflections.
* Spacing between icon and bottom of dock.
* Show icon shadow, define opacity and blur of the shadow.
* Icons can be sorted with by couple parameters: kind, name etc.
Forget about ugly ICO-files. Download high quality PNG icons and enjoy it.
Stack the world
Do you want a total control over the folder? Don't have enough space to place all your icons? Try to use the 3 different types of stacks and you'll like this cool feature. Customize stack anytime as you want:
* Decide how the stack should be looks like: fan, grid, list and it's unique gallery mode.
* Configurate size of icons in stacks.
* Select custom animation for stacks or make it by itself.
* Configurate number of icons in fan stacks and grid stacks.
* Hide stacks when it lose focus.
* Monitor folder added as a stack. Every time when files added, removed, modified or renamed at this folder you'll see that.
Forget about boring Windows Taskbar.
Advanced minimization of windows were developed in the application. Now you can use two effects of minimization: Scale and Genie. You can easely customize speed of minimisation (or maximization). Set maximum speed and all windows will minimize without animation.
When the icon of minimized window appear in the dock you can see screenshot of the application. Now you can choose one of two methods for capturing a window image
Don't want to minimize some windows? No problem - just add it to exclusion list.
Some text about General features
XWindows Dock has a lot of cool features.
* Supports many languages. Not yours? Add it via an XML file!
* Can be started with windows.
* Option to remain always on top.
* Reserve screen area for the dock *New!*
* Option to show dock on mouseover.
* Two options for what to do when an icon is dragged out of the dock: create shortcut or removal.
* Preview of video and images