Remember ObjectBar? I tried it on Windows 10

Friday, May 8, 2020 by Island Dog | Discussion: Software Blog

I was doing some updates with Object Desktop on my laptop and while grabbing an installer file from my account, I noticed the download for ObjectBar. Wow, that brought back some memories of skinning. ObjectBar would let you create and use your own start menus, docks, sidebars, etc. and was very customizable in both functionality and skinning.

It was quite popular in the past, especially with people looking to transform their Windows desktop to imitate the look and feel of a Mac desktop. 

Here is an example of a popular skin from that time:

Another example of what ObjectBar could do:

Out of curiosity, I went ahead and downloaded it to my Windows 10 PC as I really wanted to see if it would work and what it would look like on Windows 10.

It worked for the most part, and I have to looked kind of neat.


There is some quirkiness with Windows 10, but it was definitely fun to play around with this for a while. Did any of you use ObjectBar back when it was included with Object Desktop? Do you think this is something that should be brought back for Windows 10?

We definitely want your feedback, so let us know in the comments below!


Reply #1 Friday, May 8, 2020 11:14 AM

YES!!!  I used it and yes bring it back.  I tried it on 10 as well, not too long ago.

RightClick would be nice too!


I can't enlarge your pics, btw.

Reply #2 Friday, May 8, 2020 11:27 AM

Well, would be nice to try it at least, hope it becomes available to download.

Reply #3 Friday, May 8, 2020 12:18 PM

I   OD

Reply #4 Friday, May 8, 2020 12:31 PM
Reply #5 Friday, May 8, 2020 6:03 PM

Yes ObjectBar would be great to see a new version for Windows 10.  It should incorporate a way to display live tiles in objects and should also have a native gadget facility.  That is you could create a gadget using ObjectBar then incorporate the user made gadget in a theme.

Reply #6 Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:43 AM

Never got into it because of DesktopX (I never got the difference). THAT would be quite a comeback.

Reply #7 Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:18 AM

Absolutely one of my most used tools. Would like it back so much.

Reply #8 Friday, June 12, 2020 6:19 PM

Can I pre-pay for ObjectBar?  


I used to have the installer, but I lost it ages ago..

Reply #9 Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:54 PM

double post. Sorry.


Reply #10 Monday, July 13, 2020 8:15 AM


double post. Sorry.

I thought you were dead?

Reply #11 Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:07 AM

Yes I would love to see ObjectBar Resurrected. I am interested in skinning it to look like Mac OS Catalina or Big Sur.

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