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Windows® 7 Dock for Windows® XP

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Get to know about the dock applications of Windows 7 that can be installed in Windows XP

The docks are the applications used on operating systems to launch various programs quickly. The docks which can be used in Windows 7 are the Rocket dock, XWindows dock, Nexus dock, Slider dock and the circle dock. The dock applications mentioned above can also be used in Windows XP operating systems. The circle dock is most compatible with XP. The dock applications have options for customizing the icons. The various applications provide different functionalities for the users with animation effects and options for customizing the icons. The dock applications can be launched easily by pressing the hotkeys on the keyboard if the option has been set. The application can be used to launch various programs in the system with a single click on the icon. Windows can also be minimized onto the dock platform and the drag and drop options enable easy working environment.

Discussed below are some points related to Windows 7 docks for XP:

  • Features of Rocket Dock
  • Features of XWindows Dock
  • Features of Nexus
  • Features of Slider Dock
  • Features of Circle Dock

Features of Rocket Dock

Rocket Dock consists of animation effects on the icons for launching the applications along with the customization options. The features of the dock are the drag and drop options, positioning and layering functionalities, portable, minimize the windows to the dock, auto hide option and the pop-up functionality with the mouse over, support by multi monitors and the indicators for current running applications.

Features of XWindows Dock

The XWindows dock gives the look of the Mac OS with the similar functionalities provided by the dock applications. The icons can be customized according to the user interest and also includes options for adding the favorite icons to the dock. The other features of the dock includes the three customizable stacks, advanced options for minimizing the windows by setting the speed of minimization, zooming options for the icons, etc.

Features of Nexus

Multilevel dock system and the easy and fast access to the most frequently used applications are the key features of Nexus dock. Support of the whole multi-monitor and the virtual file system objects, dock manipulation options with the complete customization support, auto-hide and collapse options along with the option for magnification, etc. are the additional features provided by Nexus dock.

Features of Slider Dock

The Slider dock application is user friendly through the drag and drop options. The user can select the icons whenever needed by just scrolling the mouse wheel. Also the icons are compatible with the rocket dock and object dock icons. The animation effects by the dock application can easily highlight the icon selected by the user. The simple double click on an icon can launch the application quickly.

Features of Circle Dock

Circle Dock is an open source application. As the name indicates, the applications can be launched from circular options. The icons show compatibility with the other dock applications. The circular size of the icon environment can be enlarged or can be resized. The dock platform can be rotated using the mouse wheel and the launch of the application can be done using the hotkeys by setting the option.

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