How to use:
1. install by clicking on the .exe file.
2. the software is very easy to configure.
3. place your own icons on the side bar!
ObjectDock is a program that adds a skinnable dock to your Windows desktop. It is one of the most popular desktop enhancement programs available.
ObjectDock 1.9 is such a major update over 1.5 that it could have been called ObjectDock 2.0. In fact, there was a lot of internal debate on this with 1.9 being the compromise versioning!
There's so many new things in ObjectDock 1.9 that it's hard to narrow things down to a handful. And even the above list isn't complete! Here are some of our favorite changes:
Probably one of the first things some users will notice is how much faster ObjectDock 1.9 is. That's because the underlying engine was largely rewritten to take advantage of advances in OS and video card technology. It's faster while using less memory.
Another thing users will notice, especially long-time users, is how many cool new backgrounds and icons come with it. The default look has been changed, the default icons changed, and a ton of artwork from the WinCustomize.com community (with permission) has bee included.
One other note about that screenshot, ObjectDock supports backgrounds on a per item basis!
It's more useful!
ObjectDock is popular not just because it's so visually cool and pretty but because it is very useful. Docklets that support searching and the ability to display running tasks as part of your dock are examples of why ObjectDock isn't just a cool program, it's a very useful one.
ObjectDock 1.9 includes a new weather docklet that on a single click will display the 5-day forecast.
ObjectDock 1.9 also includes a new Start menu docklet that will bring up the real Start menu (and if it's skinned, then it'll still be skinned!).
It's more usable!
ObjectDock has always been strong about having features that make is convenient to use. But ObjectDock 1.9 goes even further!
ObjectDock 1.9 now includes options for dock placement that is completely free-form! Put the dock anywhere you want on the screen!
It's easier to use!
The user interface has been updated to be easier to use with functionality much more accessible!
It has more Windows Vista support!
While users of Windows XP have much to rejoice, users of Windows Vista get live thumbnail previews and minimize and restore effects thanks to the new Windows Vista desktop graphics engine (the DWM) which provides hardware acceleration features!
It's more fun!
With thousands of skins and icons for ObjectDock and tons of cool effects and options to choose from, ObjectDock doesn't just look great and work great, it's just fun to use.
And it's still free!
The world's most fully featured dock on any platform is still freeware.
Stardock also makes ObjectDock PLUS! which adds tabbed docks, system tray support, additional mouse-over effects, multiple dock support, taskbar grouping, and more!
But ObjectDock itself remains free as it always has even with all these new features. Try it yourself and find out what millions of others have learned -- it's fun, pretty, and useful!