Windows 7 Launchers

Circle Dock: The wheels of the Circle Dock revolution just keep turning unabated!!!

Circle Dock

What Circle Dock Allows You to Do:

-Launch your programs from a circular dock.

-Drag and drop your files, folders, and shortcuts onto a circular dock that you can re-size.

-Rotate the dock with either your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

-Change the image shown for the icons and change the skins (compatible with icons and skins for Rocket Dock, Object Dock, etc.)

-The dock appears where your mouse is by pressing a hotkey (default is F1) or your middle mouse button, other options available.

-Tested on computers with multiple monitors, Windows XP/Vista/7, 32-bit & 64-bit, and requires only .Net Framework 2.0.

-Automatically works on all Windows Vista and 7 computers and most Windows XP computers.

-Settings panel that allows you to customize many options. It updates your dock as you make changes. See it change in real time! No need to press an OK button.

-Multi-language capable. Just translate the English.ini file to the language of your choice. 50+ Languages currently available

-Change the image used for the dock icons with the easiest method out there: Just set the program to "Icon Replacement Mode" in the right-click menu of the center icon and you can change all the icon images by just dragging and dropping new PNG images onto them! Huge time saver when you are customizing your dock!

-Built in support for Windows HD Icons. Vector and detailed PNG's come through with great clarity

-Toggle the visibility of the dock by moving your mouse to any edge of your screen. By default, the left and right edges are used for toggling. No need to press a button!

-Rotate the dock with your mouse wheel or arrow keys (customizable).

-Reorder and Organize the dock items with new adjustment interface. Located via right click on an item

-By default, clicking on the center button does not open the start menu. You can enable this in the settings panel.

-Easy upgrading from older versions.

-Access help files from almost every setting window. Get the help you need immediately without having to search


TokyoDownstairs: Magic Formation

Magic Formation

Just draw a circle by mouse cursor on desktop anywhere or assign a hotkey to invoke circular launcher. Magic Formation can also show previews of your open windows.

This portable application is compattible with Windows XP/Vista/7 x32 & x64.


Nice, must try the first one!



RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.


- Minimize windows to the dock
- Real-time window previews in Vista
- Running application indicators
- Simple drag-n-drop interface
- Multi-monitor support
- Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons
- Icons zoom and transition smoothly
- Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over
- Positioning and layering options
- Fully customizable
- Completely Portable
- ObjectDock Docklet support
- Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins
- Runs great on slower computers
- Unicode compliant
- Supports many languages and can easily be translated
- A friendly user base : )

And best of all... its FREE!!!

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Yz Dock

Y'z Dock is a program launcher like the dock in MacOS X. In order to add icons, drag and drop a file (.exe, shortcut, etc.) straight from Explorer to the dock area. In order to delete an icon, drag and drop the icon out of dock. Place the PNG images for your icons in the icons folder. Right-click on the icons in the dock, choose 'Property' and choose your icons images there. Right-click anywhere on your dock background and choose 'Setting' to change the settings that apply to the dock itself.

XWindows Dock

XWindows Dock is a clone of the dock in Mac OS X Leopard for Windows.

- 2D & 3D Full Skin Customization Design.
- Stacks like in Leopard.
- Minimize Windows. Supports 2 effects: Default and Genie.
- Live reflections of icons and windows.
- Customizable sounds.
- Bounce effect for icons and stacks.
- Skin Maker Included.
- XML for Language file creation.
- Gallery view for pictures and documents
- Docklets for special purposes such as a calendar and weather docklet.
- Configurable number of zoomed icons.
- Folder monitoring.
- Option to show icon shadow, and to define opacity and blur of the shadow.
- Auto-update.

XWindows Dock 2.0.3. Simply the best Application Launcher ever!

XWindows Dock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube - XWindows Dock windows 7

Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
Re: XWindows Dock

You know with the superbar these docks for win7 are kind of moot unless you have a crapload of apps inside of it or dont use small icons in the superbar.
But I do really like Rocketdock, it does have some nice features in it

Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
Re: XWindows Dock

Dont get me wrong, in terms of aesthetics I can understand especially if you like a mac like setup

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