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ERDi

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PostSubject: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 10:56 am

Hi everyone,

I'm still yet very young to the deskmodding scene and till now I am not 100% sure which dock to use under my Win XP.
I've noticed most people use RKLauncher or Object Dock, right now I am using the second one, which works fine for me, still I'd love to know which are the pros and cons of the several available docks, which ones exist besides Object Dock and RKLauncher and what is Ave Desk?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 11:30 am

RK Launcher is probably the most widely used, and its a pretty good dock. Objectdock is payware, has tabs and you can add realistic reflections without losing the indicators (in rk launcher you lose the indicators once you move the icons down since there is not seperate option for them)

I think others can explain in much more detail, but thats just some basics
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 11:31 am

You don't have to pay for Objectdock, Stardock do a free version of it as well tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 11:33 am

@randomus_r, yes there is a free version and a plus version with more options
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 11:46 am

I'd like to only discuss the freeware version of Object Dock at this moment.
Which one needs more resources RKLauncher or OD?
Any special features?
Is RKLauncher able to display minimized windows like OD?
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 1:36 pm

forget all of those get Rocketdock its awsome
it has more options as RKl and has the compatibility of objectdock-indicator wise
also no s-curve flaw

its pwnzor with 2d and 3d leopard docks

you can use both skins form ob and rkl

only problem is changing the indicator/you have to do it manually

you can also get tabs via avedesk...
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 3:46 pm

What kind of options does RD offer which RKL hasn't got?
What do you mean with compatibility of OD indicators? (sorry I am a non native..)
What's the s-curve flaw?
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 6:05 pm

monstr says: use rocketdock
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 6:13 pm

monstr, havent we learnt at school to give reasons for our theses/advices?

WHY are you using RocketDock and advicing me to do so too?
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 8:53 pm

you know that dock called float you can perfectly emulate it

http://galaxygui.userboard.net/docks-f7/dock-float-for-od-and-rk-t458.htm

you can use indicators like that
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks June 30th 2008, 9:46 pm

I'm actually testing the three main ones, i did RK and RD, now i'm OD, the only different thing with OD, is that when you maximize a window, it doesn't go over the dock.
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 1st 2008, 5:19 am

Hey jayx,

Yes, that's one of the options that you can actually disable if you want to, still I'd love to know which one you like best right now and it would be nice if you would have tested the resources the docks need, having the same skin and icons in use
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 1st 2008, 5:41 pm

No more opinions?
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 2nd 2008, 5:02 am

Get RocketDock, there. tongue Seems like everyone likes it, i wont name every exact thing but try it out.. docks take up barely and resources anyways
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 2nd 2008, 9:16 am

ERDi wrote:
monstr, havent we learnt at school to give reasons for our theses/advices?

WHY are you using RocketDock and advicing me to do so too?

well, i dont now.. its just the best tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 2nd 2008, 11:16 am

i prefer rocketdock, it uses less resources and good performances
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 5th 2008, 7:09 am

Objectdock has a cool feature where you can search for an icon even through folders which is handy if you have a huge icon collection. happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks July 6th 2008, 2:58 am

Welps, ive been using OD for the main reason
that I find it the easiest to configure. confused
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks March 1st 2009, 4:17 am

I know OD and Rocketdock might have more option. But rk takes up much less resource happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks March 5th 2009, 6:21 am

Rocketdock is the best smile you can also have stacks on it smile

i used to use rocketdock on my XP Desktop last year, by far the best one, i purchased objectdock plus before hand but i prefered rocketdock.
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and cons of the several freeware docks April 18th 2009, 6:47 am

what about "XWindows Dock"
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