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Windows 7: RocketDock replacement


30 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 
RocketDock replacement

I've been using Rocketdock for a year or 2 now. It has had its bugs with my windows 7. It finally has gotten to me. It hasn't been updated in years.

What is a good replacement that gets current updates and has similar options with minimal bugs?

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30 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Stardock's Object Dock Plus...
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30 Jun 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use the free Object Dock. I'd have gone with Rocket Dock if I changed the dock a lot. But I just wanted a working dock, and Object Dock has been working great. A Guy
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01 Jul 2010   #4

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

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01 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

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01 Jul 2010   #6

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

He's asking for an alternative because it hangs on him.
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01 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Stardock's Object Dock Plus...

there ya go
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01 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

Stardock Object Dock seems to be working fine for me. Thank you!


Edit: It's not working as well as I'd wish. But o well. If I put a shortcut on the desktop of a game, and drag it onto the dock, it sets the dock's icon directory to the shortcut, not the application the shortcut was meant for. Meaning once I delete the shortcut off the desktop (the entire point of a dock) the icons on the dock get errors and send you nowhere.

Now you might say, link the program itself for each one by hand!

1. That's annoying and a few extra useless steps that I don't understand why I'd have to do.

2. I run many of my applications and games thru steam. Even if they aren't standard steam games. And as far as I know, besides opening steam itself, the only other way to get to a non-steam application thru steam is to add it and create a desktop shortcut (since there is no true directory for apps run thru steam), which I eventually delete because I want the dock, which then gives me errors.

Workaround: I just made all the shortcuts I wanted, and made a new "Shortcuts" folder in my Object dock directory. Stupidly annoying and in my opinion bad programming that the icons on the dock are for the shortcut, not a new shortcut to the actual program I want to run.
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01 Jul 2010   #9

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Static View Post
Stardock Object Dock seems to be working fine for me. Thank you!


Edit: It's not working as well as I'd wish. But o well. If I put a shortcut on the desktop of a game, and drag it onto the dock, it sets the dock's icon directory to the shortcut, not the application the shortcut was meant for. Meaning once I delete the shortcut off the desktop (the entire point of a dock) the icons on the dock get errors and send you nowhere.

Now you might say, link the program itself for each one by hand!

1. That's annoying and a few extra useless steps that I don't understand why I'd have to do.

2. I run many of my applications and games thru steam. Even if they aren't standard steam games. And as far as I know, besides opening steam itself, the only other way to get to a non-steam application thru steam is to add it and create a desktop shortcut (since there is no true directory for apps run thru steam), which I eventually delete because I want the dock, which then gives me errors.

Workaround: I just made all the shortcuts I wanted, and made a new "Shortcuts" folder in my Object dock directory. Stupidly annoying and in my opinion bad programming that the icons on the dock are for the shortcut, not a new shortcut to the actual program I want to run.
The best way is to just drag the program from the start menu to object dock, works for me

Just make sure you have "enable context menus dragging & dropping" ticked in your start menu properties
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01 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I use the free Object Dock. I'd have gone with Rocket Dock if I changed the dock a lot. But I just wanted a working dock, and Object Dock has been working great. A Guy
Can you tell me if you change the orientation from horizontal to vertical if there's a way to reverse the order of the icons with one button or setting? That's my one gripe about RocketDocks. When horizontal the leftmost icon becomes topmost when I change the orientation to vertical. Having to mouse way up to the top of the screen is a bummer!!
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