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Apr 4, 2009 8:16 PM by Discussion: OS Customization

As most of you know, docks come and go some are good but maybe their support is very limited and eventually get abandoned, others stick around but never become very popular and others become very popular but implementation of new features stop without notice. So I want to present to you some NEW FREE alternatives that I consider great, original and very promising....

The first one is called Magic Formation  #mce_temp_url# and it work great for what it does, all you need to do is draw a circle with your mouse and it pops up and it animates as you move the mouse over the icons and you can see it in action here>>  #mce_temp_url#

 

The second is called Slider Dock  #mce_temp_url# although it's fairly new It has some great potential so I will be paying close attention to its development.  Very simple to customize, it spins when using the mouse wheel and it looks great using icons that have a modded reflection on them as you can see on my screenshot below. I have also used my Obj Dock tiles #mce_temp_url#  and it works great as icon backgrounds.

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Last but not least is a mac clone dock called X Windows dock or XWD  #mce_temp_url#  This is a dock made by the community for the community  and some of its best features are: built in reflections, configurable spacing between icon and bottom of dock, configurable opacity and blur of reflections , built in stacks, tool included to import and convert other dock skins and countless others... 

I hope you found this article helpful and hope it gives you new possibilities to your customizing needs. 

 

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Jan 4, 2009 7:09 PM by Discussion: Community

The team at Cairo shell have posted a countdown for the anticipated release of Cairo shell... IF you are like me a hardcore skinner, you may enjoy this one...

With Cairo you can transform your desktop from the dated Windows user interface to a brand new system that will change the way you use your computer forever. Taking advantage of proven functionality, and with stability and performance in mind, the Cairo Desktop system aims to give users a productive and easy to use shell that advances current technology standards. Never get lost in a sea of windows again.

 

For more info, visit their website>>>  http://cairoshell.com/ 

 

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Has anyone tried it before, It won't change anything on my system. Would anyone let me know if it works or if its just me....

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Folder Options and under the general tab ckeck Use windows classic folders and apply...

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Dec 2, 2007 1:11 AM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
Maybe some of you have already heard about Unbuntu so ck this video out, I wish Microsoft would've thought of it first and Vista would've came equipped with it :(

[link="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2200109535941088987"]WWW Link[/link]
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Aug 28, 2006 5:21 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
Ck out this great looking dock and the fun things you can do w/ it....

Link to site>>> http://people.freedesktop.org/~krh/akamaru.git/

Link to video>>> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8958142237254601573
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May 2, 2006 6:14 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
The most popular program for toolbar customization is now free, get it here>>> http://www.osx-e.com/files/details.php?file=156 Styler is the software which can change the appearance of WindowsXP safely. The toolbar of Explorer can be changed in this manner. Similarly, the toolbar of Internet Explorer can be changed. With this software, users can customize their system in many ways. Besides changing the apperance, they can change fonts, wallpapers, icon size, and toolbars. Please click here to browse our gallery.



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Mar 26, 2006 5:48 PM by Discussion: ObjectDock
I have noticed that none of my docks that use foreground images display correctly. I have tried changing the settings to no results. Here are some of the ones I made in the past using foreground
http://diafragma.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SkinID=3236&LibID=29&comments=1
Feel free to play w/ the settings and let me know so I can correct them...
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Mar 26, 2006 5:48 PM by Discussion: ObjectDock
I have noticed that none of my docks that use foreground images display correctly. I have tried changing the settings to no results. Here are some of the ones I made in the past using foreground
http://diafragma.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SkinID=3236&LibID=29&comments=1
Feel free to play w/ the settings and let me know so I can correct them...
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Jan 18, 2006 5:16 AM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
FlyakiteOSX is a transformation pack. It will transform the look of an ordinary WinXP+ system to resemble the look of Mac OS X. The installer automates the process of replacing ystem files, applying registry tweaks, skins, and extras such as cursors, sounds, visual styles, etc. In case you are not happy with the results of FlyakiteOSX, everything is completely removable. Just run the unintaller from the Star Menu or from the Add/Remove Programs. I have been using it since the first version without any problems.

Go here for more info>>> http://osx.portraitofakite.com/

The download site alone is skinnable and fun to play with its features
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In the making... for more info go here>>> http://theskinsfactory.com/skinsfactory/?page=fvportfolio&id=166
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