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If you are bored with traditional Windows Start Menu, Taskbar and Quick Launch menu and want something new, faster & Creative style of managing and launching applications then here is freeware alternative MyDock, a program launcher and organizer.

MyDock a program launcher/organizer which combines functionality of Windows Start Menu, Taskbar and QuickLaunch.

Here is how it works. By default dock is populated with number of items such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Word, Media Player etc. If you click an item and application is not yet running, dock will start it. If application is already running, dock will bring all application's windows to the front. Blue circle on the bottom of an item indicates if application is already running.

The simplest way to add an application to the dock is to start application from anywhere in the system and then 'pin' it to the dock by selecting 'pin' option from the content menu. You can remove an item by using "remove" option in the context menu accessible by right click.

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MyDock combines the functionality of Windows Start Menu, Taskbar and QuickLaunch bar. MyDock is different from all available program launcher alternatives for Windows and provides unique feature as well as Mac like look.

By default Mydock is populated with number of items such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Word, Media Player etc. If you click an item and application is not yet running, dock will start it. If application is already running, dock will bring all application’s windows to the front. Blue circle on the bottom of an item indicates if application is already running.

MyDock requires SilverLight 2.0. You can install SilverLight runtime from www.silverlight.net. MyDock Features

1. Launch programs
  • You can use dock to launch an application. By default, dock contains number of applications such as word, media player etc. You can add your applications by dragging them to the dock or by pinning running instances of applications.

2. Manage running programs
  • Dock contains an docklet for every application running on your screen. You can use docklet for bringing application to the front, minimizing it. You can also pin application to the dock, and use docklet to start application later

3. System docklet
  • Displays current local time
  • Gives access to settings dialog
  • Gives a way to shutdown dock

4. Window manager
  • You can use windows manager docklet to quickly resize the current window

5. Explorer
  • You can use it to browse your drive or start applications using "Applications" folder. Application folder (located in MyComputer folder) contains all applications from Start Menu.
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Re: "MyDock" Program Launcher and Organiser

The simplest way to add an application to the dock is to start application from anywhere in the system and then ‘pin’ it to the dock by selecting ‘pin’ option from the content menu. You can remove an item by using “remove” option in the context menu accessible by right click.

Shortcuts


1. Dock


Win + O : hide / show docklet

2. System docklet


Ctrl + Click : switch to different docklet function

3. Program docklet


Ctrl + Click : minimize all windows
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Re: "MyDock" Program Launcher and Organiser

There are two configuration files dock.xml and docklets.xml. dock.xml contains basic dock properties like size of docklet etc. I have a version of dock.xml suitable for laptop with small screen in dock_mini.xml. To use this version, copy dock_mini.xml to dock.xml. docklet.xml is regenerated every time you change dock, like pin new application to the dock or move application to a different place.

docklet.xml is stored under AppData\mydock. dock.xml can be stored under either the application directory or AppData\mydock directory,
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