3. A Mac style shortcut dock
Download and install the free version of Startdock ObjectDock
. In 'My Documents
' there now is a folder called 'ObjectDock library
'. Download and unzip objectdock.zip
from the download button below and move the 'Windows Vista background
' folder to '/ObjectDock http://www.allcoolandnew.com/library/backgrounds/
' and the 'icons
' folder to '/ObjectDock http://www.allcoolandnew.com/library/images/
After installation you can change some settings for the dock by right clicking in the dock and choosing 'Dock settings...
'. Position the dock at top center and choose the 'always on top
' layering. In Appearance
change the icon size to 27 pixels and check the checkbox 'Magnified size
' and set it to 56 pixels. Also in Appearance
change the background to Windows Vista
You can now place shortcuts to files, folders and programs you often use and group them with separators. To add a new shortcut simply drag an existing shortcut from your start menu into the dock. If you want to add a separator, right click on the place where you want the separator to be and choose 'add > new separator'
. To change the icon of a shortcut, right click on the shortcut and choose 'Dock entry properties'
. Then click 'change image'
to open an icon browser. If you expand the folder 'object dock library'
and then the folder 'images
' you can find the folder 'icons'
with some standard Vista / Mac style icons you can use to make the objectdock look like the example below.