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 the Portuguese language file.
Updated the Portuguese (Brazil) language file.
Updated the Farsi language file.
Updated the Chinese Simplified language file.
Updated Hungarian language file (inc.).
You can now drag & drop PNG, ICO and TIF files into folders in the dock as if they were normal files by pressing either SHIFT or CTRL while dragging. This allows you to move and copy those files as normal instead of them being used as icon replacement images.
Added new 'Take Picture' sound event, and default camera shutter sound file, played when the user clicks on the 'Capture Desktop' internal command.
Added new picture quality, delay, and sound settings to the 'Capture Desktop' internal command.
New 'Alarm Manager' internal command, opens the Alarm Manager window.
New 'Hide Dock' internal command, hides/collapses the dock.
You can now launch a new instance of an application appearing on the dock as running, but not pinned to it, either by pressing SHIFT while left clicking the icon or by double clicking the icon.
Added missing ex-Yugoslavia countries to the weather codes database. Automatic geo-location via IP address should now work with the new countries too.
Added many new Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia locations with associated weather codes.
Internet/URL shortcuts are now automatically resolved into internal 'URL' type items when dropped into the dock. This allows the source shortcuts (e.g.; shortcuts to Steam games or websites) to be later deleted from the file system without the entries in the dock stopping to work.
The Media Control internal commands Previous, Next, Play, Pause, Stop, Mute, Volume Up and Volume Down should now also work with media players other than WinAmp and Windows Media Player. Please note: some media players, such as VLC and Gom Player, must first be configured to accept global keys, i.e.; accept the keys even if the player window itself does not have the focus.
Environment variables such as %ALLUSERSPROFILE% are now automatically expanded when launching an item.
The first weather forecast icon now always shows the max temperature for that day, regardless of current time.
Window preview thumbnails now automatically scale up on high DPI systems.
Thumbnail images on balloon tooltips now now automatically scale up on high DPI systems.
Drag & drop file operations (i.e.; dropping files into folder icons) are now performed in the background, which makes the application remain responsive even when copying or moving multi-megabyte files.
Added more WHOIS servers to the Active Connections dialog, and WHOIS information is now properly retrieved from the root registar.
UWP (Universal Windows Apps) in Windows 10 are now labeled as such in the balloon information tooltips.
When dragging & dropping an executable file directly from an Explorer folder the name of the resulting shortcut is now automatically retrieved from the file description (e.g.; iexplore.exe now becomes 'Internet Explorer' instead of just 'iexplorer').
Windows 10 supports setting PNG files as the current desktop wallpaper, which was previously not supported on the panels in Preferences that displayed the current wallpaper as a background image (e.g.; Themes tab), resulting in a solid white background.
The balloon tooltip of the Capture Desktop internal command now displays a thumbnail of the last screenshot taken.
Clicking in the Themes tab in Preferences and very rapidly clicking on another tab before the Themes tab finished displaying completely could result in the Themes tab getting 'stuck'.
Fixed retrieval of current weather conditions for when Weather.com does not provide valid current conditions information.
The Email Checker module should now work properly with ISPs (looking at you AT&T) that do not follow the correct POP3 protocol (RFC 1939).
Midnight in 12 hour format was being displayed as '0 AM' instead of '12 AM' in the Alarm Manager and Alarm Reminder dialogs.
The '<x> Messages Unread' report of the Email Checker on an IMAP connection was not being translated into the currently selected language.
Information regarding the latest Email Checker connections was being incorrectly reported when opening the Email Checker Settings dialog from a context menu.
The application could freeze for several minutes after returning from Standby on Surface Pro laptops because of the 'Connected Standby/InstantGo' power saving feature used in those laptops.
Fixed glitchy resize of the available screen area which could happen when the dock was set to reserve screen space, the dock was forced to automatically reduce the user preset icon size in order to fit on the screen, and a new item was added to or removed from the dock.
System tray popups no longer appear at the left of the screen in Windows 10 and should now be correctly positioned next to the mouse pointer.
Fixed some issues which could cause the WHOIS right click context menu command to fail on the Active Connections dialog.
Microsoft broke drag & drop operations from the Windows Start Menu in one of the latest Windows 10 updates, which caused shortcuts dragged from the Start Menu not to be resolved properly. This resulted in dock items of 'virtual shell item' types with low resolution icons pointing to shortcut (.lnk) files instead of directly to the target files.
Immediately after a settings reset to factory default, the weather module tooltip would display 'Location not set'.
Improved weather module GeoLocation for when Maxmind returns a city name not in the Weather codes database but MSN returns a different city name for that same location, which already IS in the database.
Fixed issue which could cause a crash or data corruption while performing a WHOIS in the Active Connections dialog.
Fixed some potential timing issues with Windows systray pop ups under Windows 10.
Fixed some issues positioning the Windows clock calendar panel under Windows 10.
Fixed issue that could potentially freeze Explorer when clicking on a system tray icon under Windows 10.