WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time
October 12, 2018 – 07:53 | Comments Off on WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time
WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time

WinStep Software Technologies has announced a $5-10 price rise across its entire range, the first since the company launched in 1999. This follows on from the company’s recent updates to its flagship products with the …

WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements
June 1, 2018 – 10:37 | Comments Off on WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements
WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements

WinStep Software Technologies has updated its flagship products, WinStep Nexus Dock and WinStep Extreme, to version 18.5. Despite the point release, WinStep is billing this as a “massive release”.
Docks are now accessible through NextSTART while the …

How to get brighter colors in Windows 10
August 20, 2015 – 06:23 | Comments Off on How to get brighter colors in Windows 10
How to get brighter colors in Windows 10

It’s easy enough to customise your Windows 10 taskbar and Start Menu colors – right-click the desktop, click Personalise > Colors – but the official route only offers a small set of predefined shades, and …

7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.4 adds even more desktop tricks
November 15, 2013 – 16:25 | Comments Off on 7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.4 adds even more desktop tricks
7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.4 adds even more desktop tricks

RaMMichaeL’s excellent 7+ Taskbar Tweaker has been updated to version 4.4 with the inclusion of even more tweaks and customisations.
A new “Hide the Start button” option does exactly what you’d expect, for instance, saving useful …

Easily switch applications with 7+ Taskbar Numberer
April 11, 2013 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Easily switch applications with 7+ Taskbar Numberer
Easily switch applications with 7+ Taskbar Numberer

Keyboard task switching under Windows normally means repeatedly pressing Alt+Tab or Win+Tab, cycling through your running applications until you find what you need. But this is a more direct way. If you see you required …

Pin anything to your Windows 7 taskbar with Taskbar Pinner
March 13, 2013 – 08:53 | Comments Off on Pin anything to your Windows 7 taskbar with Taskbar Pinner
Pin anything to your Windows 7 taskbar with Taskbar Pinner

Getting easier access to a Windows 7 shortcut is extremely easy: right-click, select “Pin to taskbar”, and an icon will pop up on your taskbar, ready for immediate use.
Right-click a file, though – or a …

Switch applications more easily with 7 Taskbar Numberer
August 2, 2012 – 07:05 | Comments Off on Switch applications more easily with 7 Taskbar Numberer
Switch applications more easily with 7 Taskbar Numberer

If you want to use the keyboard to switch from one Windows 7 application to another then you could press Alt+Tab repeatedly, cycling through all your programs until you reach the one you need.
But it …

WinStep Nexus and Extreme get “monster” 12.20 update
March 23, 2012 – 13:18 | Comments Off on WinStep Nexus and Extreme get “monster” 12.20 update
WinStep Nexus and Extreme get “monster” 12.20 update

WinStep Software Technologies has updated its flagship products, WinStep Nexus and WinStep Extreme, to version 12.20. Despite the relatively minor version number, WinStep claims this is a “monster release”.
There are numerous new features in both releases, …

Get a powerful, customizable and free dock for Windows with WinStep Nexus
November 25, 2011 – 12:47 | Comments Off on Get a powerful, customizable and free dock for Windows with WinStep Nexus
Get a powerful, customizable and free dock for Windows with WinStep Nexus

Anyone who’s ever used a Mac will probably be aware how beautiful and functional its dock is. In comparison, the Windows Taskbar – even the revamped version sported in Windows 7 – can feel a …

Group your Windows 7 Taskbar icons into stacks using Bins
May 3, 2011 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Group your Windows 7 Taskbar icons into stacks using Bins
Group your Windows 7 Taskbar icons into stacks using Bins

OneUp Industries, a company launched by the author of such notable Stardock applications as Fences and ObjectDock, has released a public beta of its first software offering.
Bins 0.95 is a Windows 7-only application that allows …

How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like
October 21, 2009 – 10:21 | Comments Off on How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like
How to get Windows 7's taskbar working just the way you'd like

Windows 7 features useful improvements in many areas, but its taskbar tweaks don’t appeal to everyone. In particular, it’s no longer immediately obvious whether an icon on the taskbar is a shortcut, or one or …