Make your Windows desktop more stylish

Added on: 2011-04-01 00:00:00 by: Emanuel

Ever wanted to transform your dull Windows desktop and give it a stylish Mac OS look? Well you're in luck, you just need to follow some easy steps to achieve just that.

The first thing you will need is a software that can replicate the dock feature from Mac OS. One free solution is RocketDock, which is easy to install and configure. For more information about features and customization you can check out this video

You can download RocketDock from here

After you downloaded and installed RocketDock you'll need RocketDock Mac OSX Leopard skin to give it more style. The skin can be found here. To install the skin just do the following:

Copy the skin you just downloaded (should have a .png extension) and paste it in the following folder "WindowsDrive:Program FilesRocketDockSkins"

Next you will need to tweak your Windows Taskbar a bit.
NOTE: You don't need to change this if you set RocketDock to appear on the top of the screen or if you are not comfortable with the bar being on the top side. But for those who would like to try something new this is how you do it:

Right click on your taskbar > Select Proprieties > In the Taskbar tab where it says "Taskbar location on screen" select Top > Then click Apply

After following these instruction your taskbar should be located on the top of your screen.

The last thing you will need for your stylish Desktop is a stylish wallpaper. There are a lot of great sites that provide high quality wallpapers, one for those sites is http://www.socwall.com/. This is the perfect place to find a wallpaper that suites your style.

And that is all you really need to do to transform your desktop from dull to stylish in just a few steps.


Summary

1. Download RocketDock from here.
2. Install RocketDock
3. Download RocketDock Mac OSX Leopard skin from
here.
4. Copy the skin in this folder "WindowsDrive:Program FilesRocketDockSkins"
5. To change your taskbar position: Right click on your taskbar > Select Proprieties > In the Taskbar tab where it says "Taskbar location on screen" select Top > Then click Apply
6. Download a wallpaper (here is a good place to find one you'll like)
7. Enjoy!

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