Originally Posted by dajoleo
Hmmmm. I wonder if the .net Framework was my problem, too.
Objectdock works great...but I can't seem to get any of the sysstat dockets to work.
I've tried both a wireless and a battery config...I get something to show up in the dock...but it doesn't make a lot of sense....and none of the icons show up, either.
Might give DesktopX a shot.
I purchased the plus version of Objectdock, which I'm discovering was probably a mistake since I basically only use what comes with the free version. The tabbed docks are nice, but it ended up being easier just having all of my icons in one dock.
My biggest beef with it at first was the fact that you couldn't have both the taskbar and the system try appear on the same dock at the same time. I don't really need the system tray all that often, but when I use chat programs like Trillian, the only way I can bring up my contact list is by clicking the icon in my system tray. Steam was also problematic for me because after I had already loaded CS:S once, it wouldn't let me launch again unless I closed Steam. I've gotten around this now, and I found a handy docklet that moves your system try into one dock icon. I can now see my open programs and my system tray all at once. Now, the only problem I have is that the dock will just disappear arbitrarily for an unknown reason. It seems to happen after I close a program once in a while. Since my taskbar is shut off, it's not so easy to navigate without it. I end up having to hit the Windows button on the keyboard and reload the program. Not a huge deal, but it is a nuisance. I wish I could figure out why that happens.
As for Sysstat docklets, I haven't been able to get them to work either. I download them and add them to the dock, but it's just a question mark icon and I can't figure out how to get them to work. I've been okay avoiding them up to now, as I found a non-sysstats weather docklet that works, and my battery status icon has worked from the start. The weather docklet that came with Objectdock wouldn't work for me (it just always said N/A), so I found another one that's XML-based that works fine. It doesn't seem to update very often, and usually when I click on it, the temperatures reported are slightly off (clicking on it takes you to the weather.com forecast page for your zip code).
All in all, I'm really happy with Objectdock and glad I discovered it on this forum. It's really fun finding icons for all your programs and adding cool new docklets to the dock. The boring Windows taskbar sure gets dull after a while.