Main features

New engine

New engine

Using only the latest technologies, you get the most powerful, stable and fastest dock for Windows platform.

Native application icons, reflections, shadows, animation and other dock elemtens look awesome and stunning.

New engine

New plugins

Developer API is constantly evolving. Now you get only 2 functions that provide very powerful, flexible API for your future plugins, simple maintaining graphical stuff, notifications, indicators, menus, labels and badges.

New engine

New skin system

Let's use simple images and text descriptions to make new skins. Now you can create your own skin in 5 minutes! When you see your new skin no doubt everyone will see the same skin on own PC.

New engine

Control your windows

Introducing absolutely stunning Exposé* feature that allows you control and fast switch between application windows.

Just click the icon and don't release to see all opened windows of this app at the same time with gorgeous look.

*this feature works only on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

New engine

Position on screen

Want to place the dock on another monitor or just another side of the screen? Several clicks and you'll have the dock in an any place you like. XWDock supports multi-monitor now.

Skin must be in 2D mode for placing on top, left or right of the screen.

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Meet the completely new XWindows Dock

We are proud to release new updated version of XWindows Dock. It includes various new features, bug fixes, performance and stability improvements.

Remember that this is still a beta version. That means some bugs, unimplemented functions etc. So if you have issues or feature requests with this version, feel free to ask us at XWindows Dock discussion forum at (registration required).

By the way, since we have introduced XWindows Dock 2.0 beta in January, 2010 it was downloaded more than 210 000 times. Thank you, guys!

What's new in version 2.0.3

Technical information

XWindows Dock provides fully compatibilities with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Probably works fine on Windows XP.

Version history

XWindows Dock version 2.0.2

This version includes few excellent features for users such as stack improvements and bouncing effect.

Be sure to check complete list of changes:

  • Introducing bounce effect for icons and stacks.
  • Now you can see previews of photos and movies right in the stacks. You can even scroll movies frames using scroll wheel on your mouse.
  • Added support for custom stack icon.
  • Bounce effect will notify you about any kind of changes that are happening in the stack's folder.
  • Also XWindows Dock will notify you about all flashing windows in the taskbar. This can be favorite instant messaging client (e.g. Pidgin or Miranda), Skype, FTP-client and so on.
  • Now dock looks much better with smoother borders in 3D mode.
  • Developer API updated to version. Now developers can use bouncing effect for their plugins.
  • And, as usual, XWindows Dock become more stable and fast.

XWindows Dock version 2.0.1

  • Stack. Finaly, the stack feature was integrated with XWDock 2.0. Sure, this is not the same Stack that was earlier, but even now it very useful. The new stack was implemented like a plugin.
  • Exposé. This feature is the easiest way to browse through your opened applications and windows. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) this truly incredible function works only on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Just click the icon of running application and wait (or use Alt+Click) to show all windows of this application.
  • Slow down the animation with Shift key. Surprise your friend with smoothest animation.
  • Stability and performance improvements.

Additional features

Except the main features listed above application has some additional functions:

  • Auto-update. Now XWDock can check updates and will notify user when new version is available (internet connection required).
  • Keyboard shortcuts allows you to use "hidden features" of the XWDock.
  • Clean and simple Preferences window.
  • Reserving space of the screen allow you to work with Dock at any time from anywhere.
  • Make your XWDock autostart with Windows.
  • Partial support of the ObjectDock docklets. Some features won't work.