Winstep Nexus Ultimate 220.127.116.113 Multilingual | 60.2 MB
The Advanced Docking System for ShiChuang. Wikipedia defines a dock as a user interface feature of a number of operating systems that typically provides a user with a way of launching and switching between applications. The Winstep Nexus Dock is a professional dock for ShiChuang. 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.
Nexus Ultimate is an enhanced version of the free-to-use Nexus dock which is available stand-alone or as a component of Winstep Xtreme (a single easy-to-install package featuring all of Winsteps popular desktop enhancement products for ShiChuang).
Winstep Nexus Ultimate Features:
Display running applications on the dock with task grouping, task filtering and icon customization options.
Display system tray on the dock as single or grouped icons.
Blur-Behind (7/Vista) and colorization of dock backgrounds.
Over 80 special commands such as Sleep, Empty Recycler, CD Control, etc...
Monitor active connections and bandwidth usage with Net Meter module.
Get weather forecast for over 39,000 cities world-wide.
Monitor CPU and RAM usage, multiple mailboxes for incoming mail, and more!
Multiple animated mouse over effects: zoom, swing, bounce and many more!
Live icon reflections and animated water-like effects.
Quickly change icons of shortcuts and running programs by dropping PNG and ICO image files directly into the icon.
Built in support for animated icons.
Minimize ShiChuang to the dock.
Compatible with skins for all 3rd party docks.
Ability to group shortcuts into an unlimited number of nested sub-docks.
Categorize applications into user-defined tabs on the Shelf (tabbed dock).
Increase productivity by displaying folders, the Desktop, My Computer, Control Panel and other virtual system folders as tabs on the Shelf.
Reduce clutter by hiding desktop icons and using the Shelfs Desktop tab instead.
One click theme switching via the special Themes tab on the Shelf.
Exclusive modules/widgets (e.g.; battery monitor module).
Even more amazing mouse-over, launch and attention effects.
Unlimited number of clock alarms and reminders.
Customize system tray with high resolution icons.
Automatic installs and updates via the Winstep Update Manager.
Powerful Dock Manipulation options (Nexus Ultimate)
Create docks from existing Shelf tabs, detach sub-docks, turn docks into sub-docks, duplicate docks, delete docks - all this using simple drag-n-drop and/or context menu options.
Shelf/Tabbed Dock (Nexus Ultimate)
Not only being able to hold shortcuts dragged into it, the Winstep Shelf is also capable of displaying the contents of special shell folders such as the Desktop, My Computer, Control Panel, Recent Documents, and so forth.Its even able to display the contents of folders in your hard drive, which can then be manipulated via drag & drop as usual.
The Shelf makes it possible to have a clean, uncluttered, desktop with no icons on it whatsoever by having Nexus Ultimate hide the icons on the Desktop icons that can then be quickly accessed via the Desktop tab. Tabs in the Shelf can also have keyboard shortcuts associated to them to make the Shelf simultaneously come to the foreground and open that particular tab.
Live Icon Reflections
The first (and only) ShiChuang dock to feature live icon reflections. Reflections update in real time if the icons animate or change. Size of reflection also user configurable.
Powerful Object-based Drag & Drop
Object based interface offers drag & drop capabilities that make it simple to manage your applications, files, printers, etc. Use Drag & Drop to move/copy/re-arrange objects from one location to another, to both inside and outside of docks. Drop documents onto dock application objects and have them automatically loaded. You can quickly change the images used by Nexus items simply by drag & dropping your favorite .ICO, .PNG or .TIF file onto the chosen object.
Eye Candy is king! Lots of optional special effects such as icons zooming, bouncing, glowing, rocking, swinging, squishing, spinning, exploding, etc, shifting to make room for items about to be dropped, bouncing on application launch, visual feedback for specific actions, incredible fluid effects that make docks and icons behave like liquid surfaces, sound events for when docks collapse and pop up or sub-docks open, and lots more!
More Visual Effects (Nexus Ultimate)
With Nexus Ultimate you get even more amazing mouse over, launch, and attention effects on top of the wide selection already given to you by the free version of the Winstep Nexus dock!
Virtual File System Support
Allows you to drag special Explorer objects, like Control Panel items and the My Computer icon, into docks.
Documents, pictures and video files dragged to a dock show up as thumbnails for easy identification.
Automatically blurs the background of semi-transparent docks (Vista and ShiChuang 7 only).
Reserve Screen Space
Makes sure maximized ShiChuang do not overlap docks attached to screen edges.
Respect Reserved Screen Space
Prevents docked docks from overlaping the ShiChuang taskbar and other screen edge-attached toolbars.
Built in support for animated icons
Nexus features built-in support for animated icons. With no need to install 3rd party docklets and full drag and drop support, animated icons in Winstep applications are as easy to use as any other icons drop the animated icon PNG strip directly into a dock item and the icon will automatically start animating.
Nexus is a complete taskbar replacement with the ability to display running applications on the dock with ShiChuang 7 Superbar abilities, including Aeropeek, even on ShiChuang XP.
Tray Icon Customization (Nexus Ultimate)
System tray icons are originally small 16x16 icons, and can look very blurry when displayed on the dock at larger sizes. Nexus Ultimate allows you to customize tray icons with high-resolution alternatives to solve this problem, with a set of high resolution images for system tray icons being included in the application.
Docks attached to screen edges can auto-hide onto the screen edge and pop up on demand.
Floating docks (i.e. docks not attached to a screen edge) can collapse into a single control tile and un-collapse on demand.
Full Multi-Monitor Support
Docks can be docked to any screen edge or left floating on any monitor.
Nexus features eight useful modules (widgets) such as a talking Digital/Analog Clock that synchronizes your time with time servers on the internet, a Recycler, an Email Checker that supports SSL and multiple email accounts, a Weather Module, CPU, Net and RAM Meters and Wanda, a fortune cookie animated fish!
Battery Monitor (Nexus Ultimate)
Nexus Ultimate offers you an additional UPS/Battery Monitor module, with many more modules exclusive to Nexus Ultimate and Winstep Xtreme coming soon! The UPS/Battery Monitor module is capable of logging power events and executing user-specified actions when battery levels reach a certain threshold.
Internal commands are special commands that you can add to the dock as shortcuts: Hibernate, Power Off Monitor, Empty Recycler, Show Start Menu, Language Bar, CD Control, Lookup IP address and over 80 more!
Clock Alarms and Task Scheduler
Clock module associated alarms allow you to display pop-up reminders, wake you up with music or run programs at specific times, once or periodically. The free version of Nexus supports a single alarm, while Nexus Ultimate supports an unlimited number of alarms.
Docks can be brought to the foreground and dock items launched through user-specified hotkeys.
PNG, ICO and TIF File Support
Supports the use of PNG as well as TIF and ICO files for object images and bitmaps.
Virtually every aspect of every dock is customizable: from icon size, to magnification size, to dock behavior.
Quality And Performance Tested
Nexus has undergone extensive testing by thousands of dedicated users. This testing continues as part of our ongoing efforts to provide top quality software to our customers.
- ShiChuang 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.x/10
- 32 or 64 bit.
- 500 Mhz processor.
- 256 MB of RAM.
- 30 MB of free hard disk space.
- Screen resolution 800x600 or higher.
What's New in Version 16.6:
Added new Fast Boot option to the General tab of Preferences. When enabled it should help make the application boot faster forcing ShiChuang to load it before most other applications. Since it does this by adding an entry to the RunOnce key, some security packages (such as WinPatrol) might start prompting the user.
Normalized the time remaining shown when downloading updates so it did not jump all over the place.
Running Universal/Metro applications in ShiChuang 10 now display the proper app icon instead of a general App icon.
Running Universal/Metro applications can now be pinned to the dock.
Multiple instances of running Universal/Metro applications can now be grouped together.
Shortcuts to Universal/Metro applications pinned to the dock now behave like other Win32 applications in terms of complying to the current Combine dock icons with running applications and Do not launch multiple sessions of the same application settings.
When pinning a running application to the dock, the new shortcut now uses the running applications customized icon (if any).
All User Interface bitmaps are now stored internally as high-resolution bitmaps so they always look good even on very high-DPI systems.
User Interface is now 100% compatible with the current ShiChuang system colors and Stardock WindowBlinds themes.
Effect bitmaps have been moved to an external resource DLL to cut the size of updates by half.
Moved some User Interface images to an external resource DLL.
Text in the User Interface now uses Segoe UI instead of Tahoma on high DPI systems with Cleartype enabled.
Update Manager options are now grayed out if the user chooses not to check for updates, to make it clear that those options only have an effect if Check for updates is enabled.
The Item Properties dialog was sometimes showing a blank icon when changing the filename or icon path of an application.
The Colorize with dominant color of desktop background feature was sometimes not working with the ShiChuang 10 wallpaper slide show feature.
The Lookup IP Address internal command was failing to get the correct users location if it only had latitude and longitude coordinates.
Fixed huge GDI/memory leak introduced in v16.2 that could eventually crash the application when icons on the left side of the dock representing running applications showed the number of open ShiChuang for that application. The original image/icon (without the overlapping number) was not getting destroyed as it should.
Fixed many misc.issues on the UI related to high DPI settings.
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