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Is there a possibility to make the panel smaller?

I only have a 13" laptop with limited resolution so I like to have as much of my screen as possible whilst still showing the icons.

Thanks for the info :)

It is possible if you make a custom theme. If you don't know how, pm me with the theme you're using, and I can shrink it down for you ;)
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Everytime I install the dock, it gives me a problem with internet explorer..

It closes my internet explorer windows, and wont let me open them anymore, I restarted my computer a few times, installed it and uninstalled it a few times too but I kept having the same problem..

I've been reading previous posts but never found anyone with the same problem

I have w vista 32b home edition..

any suggestions?

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This is a known bug, and there are many other questions just like yours throughout the forum. For now, just like Andrew said, the developer has discontinued creating this program, and the only solution to getting around the Internet Explorer issue is to use another browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, AT&T's Browser, etc) (I prefer either Safari or Firefox). All the other browsers, as far as I know, work with XWD.

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In preference menu there are two options for icon bounce effect, but this setting works with externals docklet only. Is this a my problem or this feature is not implemented directly in this release?

Many thanks!

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Everytime I install the dock, it gives me a problem with internet explorer..

It closes my internet explorer windows, and wont let me open them anymore, I restarted my computer a few times, installed it and uninstalled it a few times too but I kept having the same problem..

I've been reading previous posts but never found anyone with the same problem

I have w vista 32b home edition..

any suggestions?

I think I've found a solution for you!

In fact, that happened to me before. I thought Internet Explorer was the problem but no, it was XWD's fault :rolleyes. Try to go to C:\\Program Files\Internet Explorer\, right-click on iexplorer.exe, click on the compatibilty tab and check "Execute this program as the administrator" and finally click on ok.

You sure need the admin rights ;)

Now, try opening internet explorer again. It should ask you the right to execute itself with the admin rights, click "Yes" and (I hope so) ta-dam! Internet Explorer opens!

Hope this works for you!

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when i reboot my pc it always happened~

what's wrong with it?

The same


date/time		 : 2009-05-17, 09:16:09, 804ms
computer name : MICROSOF-099CC8
user name : HONG HA <admin>
registered owner : HONGHA / MICROSOFT
operating system : Windows XP Media Center Service Pack 3 build 2600
system language : English
system up time : 1 hour 45 minutes
program up time : 861 milliseconds
processors : 2x Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
physical memory : 1384/2047 MB (free/total)
free disk space : (C:) 55.81 GB
display mode : 1440x900, 32 bit
process id : $810
allocated memory : 9.95 MB
executable : XWindowsDock.exe
exec. date/time : 2009-05-17 08:55
version :
compiled with : Delphi 7
madExcept version : 3.0h
callstack crc : $c326646b, $f03b6b82, $036699a5
exception number : 1
exception class : EAccessViolation
exception message : Access violation at address 00523DEC in module 'XWindowsDock.exe'. Read of address 00000010.

main thread ($984):
00523dec +050 XWindowsDock.exe Main 3527 +4 TfrmMacXDock.UpdateLayer
00529c12 +0d6 XWindowsDock.exe Main 5740 +25 TfrmMacXDock.RecyclerUpdaterTimer
0047dbcf +00f XWindowsDock.exe ExtCtrls TTimer.Timer
0047dab3 +02b XWindowsDock.exe ExtCtrls TTimer.WndProc
0046b778 +014 XWindowsDock.exe Classes StdWndProc
7e4196c2 +00a user32.dll DispatchMessageA
004b6b8f +083 XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TApplication.ProcessMessage
004b6bae +00a XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TApplication.ProcessMessages
0052d3d5 +0c5 XWindowsDock.exe Main 7368 +17 TfrmMacXDock.LockEdge
0051cad9 +ee9 XWindowsDock.exe Main 1478 +178 TfrmMacXDock.LoadDockSettings
0051ee0f +9f7 XWindowsDock.exe Main 1908 +316 TfrmMacXDock.FormCreate
004af88d +031 XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TCustomForm.DoCreate
004af56d +011 XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TCustomForm.AfterConstruction
00403f47 +007 XWindowsDock.exe System @AfterConstruction
004af544 +174 XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TCustomForm.Create
7c90e470 +010 ntdll.dll KiUserCallbackDispatcher
004b6d01 +031 XWindowsDock.exe Forms 31056 +0 TApplication.CreateForm
0052d946 +066 XWindowsDock.exe XWindowsDock 36 +9 initialization

thread $cdc: <priority:15>
7c90df48 +a ntdll.dll NtWaitForMultipleObjects

thread $790:
7c90df48 +0a ntdll.dll NtWaitForMultipleObjects
7c80958a +00 kernel32.dll WaitForMultipleObjectsEx
7e4195f3 +00 user32.dll MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx
7e4196a3 +1a user32.dll MsgWaitForMultipleObjects
0044e189 +0d XWindowsDock.exe madExcept CallThreadProcSafe
0044e1f3 +37 XWindowsDock.exe madExcept ThreadExceptFrame
>> created by main thread ($984) at:
4eca29b1 +00 gdiplus.dll

thread $a80 (TGalleryRender): <priority:-15>
7c90d218 +0a ntdll.dll NtDelayExecution
7c8023eb +4b kernel32.dll SleepEx
7c802450 +0a kernel32.dll Sleep
00505f04 +20 XWindowsDock.exe ImageGallery 243 +5 TGalleryRender.Execute
0044e2a7 +2b XWindowsDock.exe madExcept HookedTThreadExecute
0046a220 +34 XWindowsDock.exe Classes ThreadProc
00404a1c +28 XWindowsDock.exe System ThreadWrapper
0044e189 +0d XWindowsDock.exe madExcept CallThreadProcSafe
0044e1f3 +37 XWindowsDock.exe madExcept ThreadExceptFrame
>> created by main thread ($984) at:
00505de8 +18 XWindowsDock.exe ImageGallery 193 +1 TGalleryRender.Create

00400000 XWindowsDock.exe C:\Program Files\XWindowsDock
011f0000 StylerHelper.dll C:\Program Files\Styler
02c50000 XWDkernel.dll C:\Program Files\XWindowsDock
10000000 DesktopControlPanel.dll C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes
35020000 adialhk.dll C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1
354c0000 kloehk.dll C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1
4ec50000 gdiplus.dll 5.1.3102.5581 C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.5581_x-ww_dfbc4fc4
5ad70000 UXTHEME.DLL 6.0.2900.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
66000000 wblind.dll C:\PROGRA~1\Stardock\OBJECT~1\WINDOW~1
66600000 wbhelp.dll C:\PROGRA~1\Stardock\OBJECT~1\WINDOW~1
69b10000 msxml4.dll 4.20.9870.0 c:\WINDOWS\system32
71aa0000 WS2HELP.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
71ab0000 WS2_32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
71ad0000 wsock32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
73000000 winspool.drv 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
73dd0000 MFC42.DLL 6.2.4131.0 C:\WINDOWS\system32
74720000 MSCTF.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
755c0000 msctfime.ime 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
76380000 msimg32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
76390000 IMM32.DLL 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
763b0000 comdlg32.dll 6.0.2900.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
76b40000 winmm.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
76fd0000 CLBCATQ.DLL 2001.12.4414.700 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77050000 COMRes.dll 2001.12.4414.700 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77120000 oleaut32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
773d0000 comctl32.dll 6.0.2900.5512 C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.2600.5512_x-ww_35d4ce83
774e0000 ole32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77920000 SETUPAPI.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77c00000 version.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77c10000 msvcrt.dll 7.0.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77dd0000 advapi32.dll 5.1.2600.5755 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77e70000 RPCRT4.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77f10000 GDI32.dll 5.1.2600.5698 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77f60000 SHLWAPI.dll 6.0.2900.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32
77fe0000 Secur32.dll 5.1.2600.5753 C:\WINDOWS\system32
7c800000 kernel32.dll 5.1.2600.5781 C:\WINDOWS\system32
7c900000 ntdll.dll 5.1.2600.5755 C:\WINDOWS\system32
7c9c0000 shell32.dll 6.0.2900.5622 C:\WINDOWS\system32
7e410000 user32.dll 5.1.2600.5512 C:\WINDOWS\system32

000 Idle
004 System normal
400 smss.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
4d0 csrss.exe
518 winlogon.exe high C:\WINDOWS\system32
574 services.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
580 lsass.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
624 svchost.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
6a0 svchost.exe
71c svchost.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\System32
7d8 svchost.exe
3bc svchost.exe
444 avp.exe normal C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
458 mDNSResponder.exe normal C:\Program Files\Bonjour
610 iviRegMgr.exe normal C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr
6c4 jqs.exe idle C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin
420 sqlservr.exe
318 PsiService_2.exe normal C:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service
480 sqlbrowser.exe
500 sqlwriter.exe normal c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared
6e4 svchost.exe
748 wdfmgr.exe
a54 PresentationFontCache.exe
da0 alg.exe
97c Explorer.EXE normal C:\WINDOWS
9f0 ctfmon.exe normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
350 RUNDLL32.EXE normal C:\WINDOWS\system32
9e4 avp.exe normal C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
2d8 jusched.exe normal C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin
8b4 myBoard.App.exe normal C:\Program Files\Yann ALET\myBoard Alpha 1.0
88c ObjectBar.exe normal C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\ObjectBar
3e4 Styler.exe normal C:\Program Files\Styler
810 XWindowsDock.exe normal C:\Program Files\XWindowsDock

+ Computer
- ACPI Multiprocessor PC
+ Disk drives
- Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
- Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
- Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
- Generic USB xD/SM Reader USB Device
- WDC WD800BB-22JHC0
+ Display adapters
- NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (driver
+ DVD/CD-ROM drives
+ IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF (driver
- Intel® 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0 (driver
- Primary IDE Channel
- Primary IDE Channel
- Secondary IDE Channel
- Secondary IDE Channel
+ Keyboards
- Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
+ Mice and other pointing devices
- Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
+ Monitors
- Plug and Play Monitor
+ Network adapters
- Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (driver 5.686.103.2008)
+ Processors
- Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
- Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
+ Sound, video and game controllers
- Audio Codecs
- Legacy Audio Drivers
- Legacy Video Capture Devices
- Media Control Devices
- Realtek High Definition Audio (driver
- Video Codecs
+ System devices
- ACPI Fixed Feature Button
- ACPI Power Button
- Direct memory access controller
- High precision event timer
- Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D0 (driver
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller - 27DA (driver
- Intel® 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Controller - 27B8 (driver
- Intel® 82802 Firmware Hub Device
- Intel® 945G/GZ/GC/P/PL PCI Express Root Port - 2771 (driver
- Intel® 945G/GZ/GC/P/PL Processor to I/O Controller - 2770 (driver
- ISAPNP Read Data Port
- Logical Disk Manager
- Microcode Update Device
- Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
- Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
- Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
- Motherboard resources
- Motherboard resources
- Motherboard resources
- Motherboard resources
- Motherboard resources
- Numeric data processor
- PCI bus
- Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
- Programmable interrupt controller
- System board
- System board
- System CMOS/real time clock
- System speaker
- System timer
- Terminal Server Device Redirector
- Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
- Terminal Server Mouse Driver
- Volume Manager
+ Universal Serial Bus controllers
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8 (driver
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9 (driver
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA (driver
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB (driver
- Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC (driver
- USB Mass Storage Device
- USB Root Hub
- USB Root Hub
- USB Root Hub
- USB Root Hub
- USB Root Hub

cpu registers:
eax = 00000000
ebx = 00c631c4
ecx = 0012f9ac
edx = 0000008b
esi = 00c631c4
edi = 00000000
eip = 00523dec
esp = 0012f99c
ebp = 0012f9ec

stack dump:
0012f99c 10 35 c6 00 00 00 00 00 - 20 35 c6 00 02 00 00 00 .5.......5......
0012f9ac c9 00 00 00 8b 00 00 00 - 01 00 00 00 17 9c 52 00 ..............R.
0012f9bc fc f9 12 00 48 43 40 00 - ec f9 12 00 98 fa 12 00 [email protected]
0012f9cc c0 db 47 00 68 51 c6 00 - 00 00 00 00 14 00 00 00 ..G.hQ..........
0012f9dc 94 fa 47 28 00 00 00 00 - b1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ..G(............
0012f9ec 18 fa 12 00 d2 db 47 00 - 20 fa 12 00 b8 da 47 00 ......G.......G.
0012f9fc b4 fa 12 00 68 41 40 00 - 18 fa 12 00 98 fa 12 00 [email protected]
0012fa0c 53 0f 41 02 00 00 00 00 - 68 51 c6 00 30 fa 12 00 S.A.....hQ..0...
0012fa1c 7a b7 46 00 13 01 00 00 - 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 z.F.............
0012fa2c 00 00 00 00 5c fa 12 00 - 34 87 41 7e 24 02 0d 00 ....\...4.A~$...
0012fa3c 13 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 53 0f 41 02 ............S.A.
0012fa4c cd ab ba dc 00 00 00 00 - 98 fa 12 00 53 0f 41 02 ............S.A.
0012fa5c c4 fa 12 00 16 88 41 7e - 53 0f 41 02 24 02 0d 00 ......A~S.A.$...
0012fa6c 13 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 5c fb 12 00 ............\...
0012fa7c 54 fb 12 00 e0 9f 85 00 - 14 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 T...............
0012fa8c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0012fa9c 30 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0...............
0012faac 78 fa 12 00 24 02 0d 00 - 14 fb 12 00 8f 04 44 7e x...$.........D~
0012fabc 30 88 41 7e 00 00 00 00 - 24 fb 12 00 cd 89 41 7e 0.A~....$.....A~
0012facc 00 00 00 00 53 0f 41 02 - 24 02 0d 00 13 01 00 00 ....S.A.$.......

00523ddc push eax
00523ddd push 0
00523ddf lea eax, [ebx+$34c]
00523de5 push eax
00523de6 mov eax, [ebx+$3ac]
00523dec > mov eax, [eax+$10]
00523def push eax
00523df0 lea eax, [ebx+$344]
00523df6 push eax
00523df7 lea eax, [ebx+$354]
00523dfd push eax

5.4 Work fine for me. But I love 5.6 more :D

Edited by kyosan1988
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Hey guys. New here.

I downloaded XWD and I think it's awesome. However, whenever I restart my computer or restart the dock, some of my custom icons get a screwed up, and things move around.

Is there any way to save the dock's info?

Moved to a more appropriate area, try using the search function too this problem has been mentioned a few times - mps69

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This software has been nothing but trouble for me.

I've tried the suggestions in the FAQ and in this thread, but still:

I cannot see labels.

I cannot drag and drop items on the dock.

There are no animations.

In addition,

Dragging a window toward the bottom dock causes my rig to slow down to levels I've never seen before. It has something to do with the reflections, but when I turn them down/off, I still have the problem.

This is after closing all other programs and adjusting the settings as best I can.

Overall, this software is quite buggy and "unrefined" at best. I understand that the author has chosen to suspend work on the project, which is a shame because there seems to be quite a bit of work that needs to be done before this is even usable compared to similar software (many of which are also free).

Anyhow, it's a nice piece of eye candy and if nothing else the artwork and customization are really fantastic.

EDIT: I want to apologize for this post, as I did manage to get the software working with a quick reboot and edit of a few registry entries. Thanks for the lovely software.

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What OS do you have? Much of your description sounds like common Windows 7 problems. Have you tried running and installing the program with administrative rights? That seems to clear a lot up with many people. One solution that helped me was to install the program in a different folder such as your documents folder. Try basic troubleshooting, i.e. turning off reflections (like you said you did) and change the opacity of the dock to 100%, no transparency. Keep turning off many features slowly and continue restarting the dock ad try to find the problem. A lot of eye candy that this application has can use a lot of resources, such as memory and CPU. Depending on your graphics card, it can sometimes run a little funny on old cards. On your next response, include your system details including processor speed, memory capacity, graphics memory, etc. So that we can figure out a solution better than what I've told u so far :P

EDIT: After reading your update risemix, go ahead and forget my post :P Registry cleaning software does also help clear up some errors with this software also. Some good cleaners are: CCleaner by Pitiform, Glary Utilities by Glarysoft, Registry Mechanic by PC Tools, and Registry Booster by Uniblu, just some suggestions to software that are safe to use and work very well for me. The last two require paid subscriptions to work completely, so use the first two for free. They work just fine and work with all versions of Windows including Windows 7. Just google them to find them.

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I do in fact use Windows 7 and the software runs great with the latest RC. :) However, it should be noted that I did try the software on Vista and had the same problems. I made sure of that before reporting the issues. With that said, it would be wise to try to find someone who can update the software for a Windows 7 release, or this Dock will be obsolete in less than a year. That's assuming you guys still have the source etc.

I'm incredibly happy with this. Best dock I've used, that's including the retail version of ObjectDock. By the way, Stardock is a really hard company to deal with.

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Hi, guys. A quick follow-up on my old post:

XWindows Dock will not function in Windows 7 if you have enabled background cycling. It will also cease to function correctly if you, at any point while it is running, change your background image. In order to get it to function after changing your background image, you must close the program, log off and back on (or reboot) and start it again. If you have background cycling enabled at all, XWD's animations, labels, and drag and drop functionality will cease functioning after a few seconds.

I hope this helped somebody.

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It could be a number of things that could be slowing your system down. Try to turn off some eye candy such as window reflections, transparency, stack caching, etc. In the options menu of the XWD, there are some options you can turn off that can greatly reduce the amount of CPU usage or RAM usage the program is using. It is stated on some of the options that it will take a lot of RAM or CPU usage, so uncheck those and see if that helps. Also, take note that the higher quality you use for your images, the more CPU usage and RAM it will take when you are using the program. If the program is constantly running at 25-30% CPU usage constantly WITHOUT hovering your mouse over it, then that could be a different problem. However, with all the eye candy on, it should be normal to take that much CPU usage when hovering your mouse over the dock, because my processor is pretty close to yours, speed-wise.

How much RAM do you have? I would suggest having at least 2 GB of RAM to use with your system if it is Vista or Windows 7, just so that your system runs nice and smooth with this program.

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Hmm thanks for the quick reply. I "played" some with my settings - but for some reasons there is no big effect on my CPUload. No reflection, transparency, stack caching... But it´s maybe all my png's - i have about 70 icons on my dock - 128x128 up to 512x512 some.

I´m on 4GB or better 3GB RAM and "old school" XP SP3 *winks*

here a pic of my task manager and XDW --> http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5570/xwd.png )

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