Operating systems

Stardock ObjectDock: The Right Tool for the Job?

Stardock ObjectDock 1.5

By Anthony Sullivan

I've always enjoyed user interface customization because it allows you to personalize your interface as well as increase ease of use and productivity. One tool that has been around for a while to add additional functionality to your Windows interface is Stardock's ObjectDock.

ObjectDock is, at its core, a taskbar replacement intended to give functionality similar to the traditional taskbar in Apple operating systems. You can download ObjectDock from the TechRepublic software library.

The install is a breeze, but ObjectDock doesn't start automatically when the install is complete. You can access it via the menu options shown here.

10 comments
Quaint_Data
Quaint_Data

Does it work with xp styler? Pity it doesnt replace the taskbar How big is your screen?

mageistere22
mageistere22

Looks as a Toy and what other purpose or Utility I thought I was lightheaded sometimes... All forums are complaints usually so a refresh is welcome...but we keep protesting, complaining and we go on buying installing finding bugs or worse anad, like kids or teens keep going at the same again and again, so we will be justified to complai again in a afew weeks. Oh! what a GAME!

rod.garnett
rod.garnett

COULD NOT GET THIS DOWNLOAD DO A THING. NOTHING NATTA. SOUNDS GREAT BUT SOME THING WAS WRONG, I WAS TIRED WHEN I DID THE DOWNLOAD AND MAY HAVE MISSED SOMETHING. MAY TRY AGAIN.

pdesrivieres
pdesrivieres

I've never tried OjectDock but I can say that Stardock has an excellent reputation for free updates and support post-release. In Dec. 2005 I purchased their game Galactic Civilizations II Dread Lords (http://www.galciv2.com/) and I'm very pleased with it, its expansion Dark Avatar, and the commitment of Stardock to its customers!

bpena
bpena

I have always enhance my desktop looking into functionality so I bought ObjectDock plus, so I completely remove my windows taskbar and have access to my system tray icons. Also installed TaskSwitchXP Pro to manage my windows, replacing AnthaBounce (Winplosion) for the expose effect... i found AnthaBounce to have weird behavior when showing the desktop. Returning to the main subject, ObjectDock plus is more stable and with more options than the basic version. I highly recommend it.

rgrosenwald
rgrosenwald

Hello, I use Object Dock on my home PC and I have always liked it. It works well and I like to be able to customize as I wish. I just can't leave the usual Windows interface alone, I have to "jack" with it some. I feel it delivers as it promises. Have fun with it!!!

rwe9
rwe9

I think a full summary on one tab would have been easier for me to understand, rather than having to continue to open windows each with a small amount of info.

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

If your gonna try to have a Mac go the whole hog and install FlyAKite. It's not a 'Blind' - it replaces every system file with one that looks and feels different.

brianbrian
brianbrian

Old Mycroft, That FlyAKite looks really cool! what if you wanted to uninstall it, does it screw with the system? Have you tried?