customizing my desktop

It’s been quite a while since I went about customizing my desktop, but after seeing my wife’s results after integrating an OSX-style dock in Windows I decided to give it a whirl. When I started poking around I was blown away with the tools, widgets, gadgets and docks available for Windows now, and jumped in headfirst.

I started out with XWindowsDock, which I really liked, but it didn’t seem to have active development going on anymore which is a shame because the project seemed fairly promising.  I ended up going with RocketDock instead, which runs like a champ aside from one annoying bug with minimized windows.  Some applications don’t respect the “Minimize Windows to the Dock” setting and still end up in my taskbar which I have hidden away.  I hunted around it  apparently only affects Windows 7, so here’s to hoping that one’ll get fixed.

After that it was just a matter of searching through all the awesome icons and skins on DeviantArt and picking the ones that appealed the most to me.  Big kudos out to leechiahan for his awesome icon set.

Here’s what it looks like now, all put together:

And all the nitty-gritty details:


Desktop Widgets


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