The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.
The Nexus dock provides one-click access to frequently used applications, folders and documents.
- Display running applications on the dock with task grouping, filtering and icon customization options.
- Display system tray on the dock as single or grouped icons.
- Blur-Behind and colorization of dock backgrounds.
- Monitor active connections and bandwidth usage with Net Meter module.
- Get weather forecast for over 39,000 cities world-wide.
- Multiple mouse over effects: zoom, swing, bounce and more!
- Live icon reflections and animated water-like effects for reflections and dock backgrounds.
- Easily change appearance of icons of running programs and shortcuts by drag & dropping PNG, ICO and TIF files directly into the icon.
- Multi-monitor support.
- Compatible with skins for all 3rd party docks.
Updated Greek language file.
Updated Indonesian language file.
Updated Chinese Simplified language file.
Updated Portuguese language file.
Updated Portuguese (Brazil) language file.
You can now drag & drop multiple .m3u playlist files into the Audio Files listbox in the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player Settings dialog. The audio files in the playlist are automatically retrieved and added to the currently selected playlist in the Playlists listbox.
You can now drag & drop multiple .m3u playlist files into the Playlists listbox in the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player settings dialog. This automatically creates equivalent playlists in the Playlists listbox.
You can now drag & drop multiple folders into the Audio Files listbox in the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player Settings dialog. The audio files in the folders are automatically retrieved and added to the currently selected playlist in the Playlists listbox.
You can now drag & drop multiple folders into the Playlists listbox in the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player settings dialog. This automatically creates playlists with the name of those folders in the Playlists listbox and adds to each of those playlists the audio files inside each of the respective folders.
Removed 'Save' and 'Save As' buttons from the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player settings dialog. Playlists and their contents are now automatically saved. When clicking the New button, the application immediately asks for the name of the new playlist.
Clicking on a Playlist in the Media Player Settings dialog now selects that playlist for playing.
Clicking on the Media Player icon when the audio is paused now automatically restarts the audio without opening the media control bar.
Increased the horizontal size of the Playlist and Audio list boxes and moved the control buttons to the bottom in the Audio tab of the Alarm Manager and the Media Player settings dialog.
The Media Player icon in the Media Player Settings dialog doesn't glow when playing audio if the 'Glow when playing' setting is disabled.
Added another layer of redundancy to initial Weather module GEOIP localization by adding suport for Weather.com's Search API.
Added new user definable URL for Weather.com's Search API to the Advanced dialog of the Weather Settings panel and also a warning not to change those values unless requested to do so.
Volume slider in the Media Player Settings panel now affects the volume in real time if the Media Player is currently playing audio.
The Media Player no longer resets the audio after pressing OK in the Media Player settings dialog, unless changes have been made to playlists or another audio file has been selected.
Mouseover, Launch and Attention effects can now all be selected and set in the Effects panel without having to close the panel first.
The Effects tab in Preferences now displays a visual representation of the currently selected Mouseover, Launch and Attention effects. Different effects can be selected and visualized by clicking on the arrows or through the Effects panel, accessible by clicking on the icon itself.
Moved the 'Edge Bump Settings' and 'Edge Swipe Settings' buttons in the dock Behavior tab to the Activation Setttings dialog.
Added the 'Show Balloon Tooltip...' settings to the 'More Options' dialog of the dock Behavior tab.
Moved the 'Blur Settings' button from the Effects tab to the Appearance tab.
Added 'Disable dock scaling on hight DPI settings' and 'Disable menu scaling on high DPI settings' options to the Appearance tab.
Moved the 'Edge Bump Settings' and 'Edge Slide Settings' buttons from the Behavior tab to the Activation Settings dialog.
Moved the Animation Speed slider and Animation type settings from the Auto-Hide Settings to the Activation Settings dialog.
Moved the 'Full Screen Exclusion List' button to the Activation Settings dialog.
Moved the 'Auto-hide for maximized applications wehn always on top' from the Position to the Behavior tab.
Removed the 'Bring dock forward...' settings from the Position tab since they are duplicated in the Activation Settings dialog.
Added new 'Grab focus when activated' setting (enabled by default) to the Activation Settings dialog so users can make the dock NOT grab the focus when activated.
Changed the timings of the 'Duration' setting for the Sonic Boom effect.
The Unhandled Exception Manager now lists nested exceptions and offers more information for Access Violation errors.
Added new 'Playlists' right click context menu option to the Media Player internal command, allowing an existing playlist to be selected and played without having to open the Media Player Settings panel.
Speeded up a bit the rendering of animated icons on a magnifying dock with icon reflections by not rebuilding the reflections when the icon is magnified (since the reflections would never be seen anyway).
Added new 'Delete Effect' category, with 11 different effects available to play when an icon is deleted (22 in Nexus Ultimate and Winstep Xtreme).
Added new 'Delete Effect' category to the right click 'Effects' context menu.
Added new 'Accept drag and drop icon customization only when ALT key is pressed' setting to the 'More Options' dialog of the Behavior tab in Preferences. Normally dropping a PNG, ICO or TIF file into a dock item will customize the icon of that item with the dropped image, but because documents can also be launched with a specific application by dropping them into an item, enabling this setting allows the opening of PNG, TIF and ICO files instead unless the ALT key is pressed.
Added new 'Show Minimized Applications Only' setting. When enabled the dock only shows running applications that are currently minimized, and the buttons from those applications are removed from the taskbar. This way 'active' applications appear in the taskbar and currently minimized applications appear on the dock.
When the dock is showing running applications and is activated, the list of running applications in it now already appears up-to-date, instead of the dock re-synching only AFTER the activation animation.
You can now drag and drop m3u playlist files and audio files directly into the Media Player icon.
The Media Player Control Bar now also displays the current audio volume. Volume can be directly adjusted when the bar is open via the mouse scrollwheel (or the media control keys on the keyboard).
Added several optional overlays to the Alarm Reminder window besides the default glass reflection: water drops, condensation, frost, ice, dirt, broken glass, flare, rainbow, christmas and halloween. Glass reflections can now also be disabled by setting the overlay to 'None'.
When using drag & drop the insertion point now only appears when the mouse pointer is moved into an area in-between icons. This makes opening documents by dropping them directly into an application icon and customizing icons by dropping PNG files a little less cumbersome.
Added optional 'Rain Effect' to LCD Alarms.
The Media Player icon now flashes a subtle 'Pause' symbol when paused.
The name of the dock can now be set in the Contents tab of Preferences.
The Alarm Manager now displays 'No Alarms Defined' in the alarms list when no alarms have been defined yet.
Added Cancel button to the Alarm Manager dialog. Only changes to settings can be canceled, not changes to the alarms themselves.
Renaming a playlist now automatically updates all pointers to the old file name in the alarms and the Media Player.
Editing an alarm with an audio file now displays the end of the audio filename in the 'Play Audio File' field instead of the beginning, to make it easier to recognize which playlist or audio file that alarm is associated to.
LCD Alarms now remember their initial positions when toggling between window and Full Screen.
WsMMPlay.exe is now launched ansynchronously whenever it's not already running and the application needs to play a media file - this prevents the application from temporarily blocking while Windows is busy launching the media player.
The dialog was not being notified when audio had stopped playing after pressing the Play button in the Media Player Settings dialog.
Fixed some potential form painting issues when moving the volume slider in the Media Player Settings panel.
Alarms action description and activation dates in the Alarm Manager could be wrong if the alarms were not sorted by creation date.
If 'Combine dock icons with running applications' was enabled, dragging a document over an icon on the left side of the dock (i.e.; one with a running indicator) was NOT bringing the associated window/application forward, forcing you to use ALT+Tab instead.
The LED lights in the Glossy Black Alarm Bezel did not appear centered horizontally when the Alarm was resized.
Alarm Bezel previews did not fit entirely in the preview box when their size was set to 120%.
Alarm Manager tab headers were not being translated.
The Media Player icon was not displaying the 'glow' effect when playing.
Attention effect might not play under certain conditions.
Fixed issues where settings existing on more than one tab in Preferences where not being carried over when switching tabs if the User Interface slide animation was enabled.
The application's small control window, which should never be visible, would sometimes appear on the user's desktop, perhaps by interference of a 3rd party application. It has now also been moved outside the viewable area.