Help me incorporate a dock in my desktop

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by fatindian | Discussion: OS Customization

Hi guys,

I bought Object Desktop like a week ago and that alone improved my desktop significantly (go Fences!). Yesterday I purchased Objectdock plus with the ODNT discount and I need some help implementing it in a way that is productive, efficient and pretty. Here's a screenshot of how it is currently:

http://imgur.com/M1WDg.jpg

As you can see, I like to keep it simple with no fancy flourishes. So I'd like to use Objectdock in the same vein, in a way that is simple and attractive. I don't like skins and themes that are over-the-top and visually distracting. And now I pose the question to those that are far more experienced in the realm of OS customization, how would you add Objectdock to improve my desktop? What skins and icon sets would you use? Would you get rid of the Fences and desktop icons completely or use some kind of hybrid solution? 

I was thinking of making folders called apps and games and fill it with shortcuts and then point the stacks docklet to them. Also, I tried getting rid of the Windows 7 superbar completely, but because I am on x64 the star menu docklet is not functional so I suppose the best I can do is auto-hide it.

Just gimme any advice that you have. Thanks in advance.

 

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fatindian
Reply #21 Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:32 AM

I really like this setup I found on 4chan /wg/:

http://imgur.com/V2mGv.jpg

Could someone point me in the direction of the background and those icons on the right?

natas2
Reply #22 Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:09 AM

Could someone point me in the direction of the background and those icons on the right?

best to try and contact the person who uploaded that ss.

fatindian
Reply #23 Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:46 AM

Unfortunately, with the transient nature of 4chan that is a very unlikely prospect. I'm going through the Wincustomize submissions, hopefully I'll find them.

 

EDIT: How's this look?

http://imgur.com/WDeGP.jpg

Any way to get the Stacks docklet to actually show the shortcut icons in there instead of those ugly default file icons?

natas2
Reply #24 Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:46 PM

Any way to get the Stacks docklet to actually show the shortcut icons in there instead of those ugly default file icons?

Not really.  You can install Iconpackager, and the Stack Docklet will display any custom icons for folders/programs that get changed with Iconpackager.

fatindian
Reply #25 Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:34 PM

Found it, for those interested:

http://leechiahan.deviantart.com/art/Lucid-Icons-104175952?q=boost:popular+in:customization/icons/dock&qo=18

EDIT: And so this is my desktop now:

http://imgur.com/wjVkK.png

I think it's much improved from what it was. Thanks for the help, folks.

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