In response to questions being asked on several online
forums, I wrote a small tutorial showing you how to
install and use
Docklets for ObjectDock. Continuing with that, I would like to show
people how to change their background themes in ObjectDock. ObjectDock
includes some backgrounds, but the
on WinCustomize is where you are going to find many backgrounds, including
tabbed dock backgrounds.
this tutorial I am using
ObjectDock Plus, which adds additional features such as tabbed docks, system
tray support, taskbar grouping, multiple dock support, and more. However,
the basics of changing your dock backgrounds is similar.
When you download a dock background it will typically be
in a .zip file. You will need to un-zip the contents and place them inside
the backgrounds folders, in the ObjectDock library. The ObjectDock library
is located inside your "My Documents" folder.
Next, open your ObjectDock configuration window. You
can do this by clicking "configure dock", or through the ObjectDock icon in the
system tray. When the configuration window opens you will be presented
with a variety of options. Select "Tabs & Styles" from the options on the
Note: If you are not using ObjectDock
Plus, then you will have to select "Appearance" to change your background.
In "Tabs & Styles" you also have the option to add/remove
tabs, colorize, change fonts, and other options to change the appearance of your
docks. Under "Style" you will have a list of all the backgrounds you have
available. Just select the background you want to use, and it will change
to that selected background.
ObjectDock Plus will also allow you to have a different
style for each tab, just in case you want to mix and match to create a style all
your own. If you don't want to make any further adjustments, just select
close and your dock should have a new background.
New "Clear" background.