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Free Object Dock For Netbook | Laptop @ Stardock
Free Object Dock For Netbook | Laptop @ Stardock

Free Object Dock For Netbook | Laptop @ Stardock

Managed to bag the excellent Tesco netbook deal and installed this excellent app, works great on the netbook better on a laptop

It basically makes our humble PC's imitate the apple mac

The version I use is the free version and it's all you really need

Here's the blurb ...

If you like the interface of the Mac OS but are stuck using a Windows machine, this little app from Stardock can help--if only very slightly. The premise behind ObjectDock is very simple: it adds an animated, Mac-inspired dock to your desktop that provides easy access to useful shortcuts and serves to replace your taskbar (if you so choose).

The ObjectDock install is quick and light, and the program is extremely easy to set up. A simple settings menu lets you choose how many items you want on the dock, where it is positioned, and whether you want zoom enabled. You can also adjust the size, style, and color as well as set it to autohide or remain on top.

In addition, the free version of ObjectDock includes various "docklets" (Stardock's term for widgets) that can provide quick access to weather, time, and so on.

Publisher's description From Stardock:
ObjectDock is designed to add style, organization, and function to your Windows experience. Place your favorite web links, program shortcuts and information widgets on this fun, animated and easy-to-use dock. Additional docklets provide quick access to weather, time, and other useful information. A new UI allows users to choose from a number of styles and special effects for a custom experience. The free version has only one dock (Plus version adds capability to have multiple docks, adds Tabbed docks, System Tray support and skin recoloring).

25 Comments

Original Poster

Here's what the screen looks like with the app running ...

Http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5619/screengrabsmall.jpg

Nice

Is this the same as Dell Dock? Didn't know it's free.

Original Poster

Zoea

Is this the same as Dell Dock? Didn't know it's free.



I honestly don't know. Its a great little program that doesn't hog up loads of resources - well it works on my n270 netbook no probs with nis2011 running in the background too

You can customise it quite a lot and there's loads of themes and icon sets for it online all again for FREE!!!

Banned

Try using Windows 7.. its well over a year old now but is much better than apple....

xandercom

Try using Windows 7.. its well over a year old now but is much better … Try using Windows 7.. its well over a year old now but is much better than apple....



looks great...can you post a link to a legal free download? thanks.

why can't i use it on my desktop pc

punkrjb

why can't i use it on my desktop pc



You should be able to, it works fine on mine and I've had this software for years

Banned

heada

looks great...can you post a link to a legal free download? thanks.



Buy from a Microsoft retailer like the rest of the world population.
You get what you pay for...

Thanks a Lot M8...Was Always Looking For This. Heat +

this is for windows machine but dont all (well xp onwards) have ability to add to taskbar?
anyway free is good from experience i found the dell and vaio docks to be annoying just.
Edited by: "brilly" 4th Feb 2011

This is a good program for those that may want to get rid of the task bar, or have a different program launcher. I have used it for a few years (as well as rocket dock)

xandercom

Try using Windows 7.. its well over a year old now but is much better … Try using Windows 7.. its well over a year old now but is much better than apple....


Haha whatever mate, to each there own

how do you stop the taskbar from coming up?

Original Poster

pu11y

how do you stop the taskbar from coming up?



Within the settings of objectdock you 'hide' the taskbar so it doesn't appear at all

The standard version has been free for years, not sure why this is considered hot as such.

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2064/appledesktop.png
Thanks To U M8 My Windows Looking Much Better +

hi west ham utd : i wonder how i can get desktop like you ie no folders or shortcuts at all.

Original Poster

zarait

hi west ham utd : i wonder how i can get desktop like you ie no folders … hi west ham utd : i wonder how i can get desktop like you ie no folders or shortcuts at all.



Very easy. Install the program, trf your main/all your shortcuts to it. Voila instant clean desktop

In the settings hide the taskbar like I've done in the 1st post

did you find this while googling star wars :P

Original Poster

FlobbleBelly

did you find this while googling star wars :P



No, I'd googled 1024x600 wallpapers got the sw image for my background and as I've always been using od just thought I'd share

It's a great product with some really nice skins and best of all it's free!

alternative: yzdock

Pointless as Windows has a taskbar so why have yet another useless app running in the foreground?

http://paradoxdgn.com/junk/avatars/trollface.jpg

Edited by: "Mikuru" 25th Feb 2011
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