I was doing some updates with Object Desktop on my laptop and while grabbing an installer file from my account, I noticed the download for ObjectBar. Wow, that brought back some memories of skinning. ObjectBar would let you create and use your own start menus, docks, sidebars, etc. and was very customizable in both functionality and skinning.
It was quite popular in the past, especially with people looking to transform their Windows desktop to imitate the look and feel of a Mac desktop.
Here is an example of a popular skin from that time:
Another example of what ObjectBar could do:
Out of curiosity, I went ahead and downloaded it to my Windows 10 PC as I really wanted to see if it would work and what it would look like on Windows 10.
It worked for the most part, and I have to admit....it looked kind of neat.
There is some quirkiness with Windows 10, but it was definitely fun to play around with this for a while. Did any of you use ObjectBar back when it was included with Object Desktop? Do you think this is something that should be brought back for Windows 10?
We definitely want your feedback, so let us know in the comments below!
YES!!! I used it and yes bring it back. I tried it on 10 as well, not too long ago.
RightClick would be nice too!
I can't enlarge your pics, btw.
Well, would be nice to try it at least, hope it becomes available to download.
The functional dock I made: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/objectbar2/5/
And the documentation I wrote to make it: https://web.archive.org/web/20090310000332/https://www.stardock.com/products/objectbar/docs/Creating_OB.aspSuch a great, powerful app.
Yes ObjectBar would be great to see a new version for Windows 10. It should incorporate a way to display live tiles in objects and should also have a native gadget facility. That is you could create a gadget using ObjectBar then incorporate the user made gadget in a theme.
Never got into it because of DesktopX (I never got the difference). THAT would be quite a comeback.
Absolutely one of my most used tools. Would like it back so much.
Can I pre-pay for ObjectBar?
I used to have the installer, but I lost it ages ago..
double post. Sorry.
I thought you were dead?
Yes I would love to see ObjectBar Resurrected. I am interested in skinning it to look like Mac OS Catalina or Big Sur.
I've been watching this space since the blog first came out and I'm still waiting for ObjectBar to be resurrected as well.
I used some time last year. It's really nice, I've used some others docks, but it's may favorite.
I would use it, but for now it causes some strange behaviors. I hope you can update it.
One of the best things I had on my computers at the time is ObjectBar. I really wish it would make a return, it opened up so much to customization.
I used objectbar and miss it. Windows customizations via objectbar and desktopx were the reason I purchased object desktop year after year. I am still using desktopx and tablaunchpad on windows 10 20h2. Request- update desktopx for windows 10 so I can use it fully again.
I've tested a lot of similar software and honestly I can say that objectbar is the best one.
I hope it will be updated, revived or tapped into something similar to be released.
Battery and volume status plugins are small examples for an update but I believe it could be more powerful than it already is.
rainmeter, samurize, Vifinder and others do not have natural functionality as an objectbar.
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