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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.9
  • Total Downloads:
    800,471
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.90 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    53.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you want to install a dock and have an enhanced taskbar, a wide variety of widgets, and many other features, then the Winstep Xtreme suite is for you.

Pros

Wide variety of widgets: Winstep Xtreme offers a great variety of widgets to add to your desktop.

Total desktop customization: With Winstep Xtreme, you can create any desktop. You can remove any extraneous items from your desktop and replace them with a streamlined series of docks and widgets that provide you with the functionality and look that you want.

Workshelf's tabbed dock: This is an alternative to a standard icon dock that allows you to create a tabbed dock. This is a fantastic organizational tool that allows you to make large numbers of items readily accessible via desktop navigation.

Cons

Oriented toward older versions: Although compatible with Windows 8, there is something about the design and functionality of Winstep Xtreme that seems very much aimed at older versions of Windows. In the modern environment, the Metro interface is designed to take the place of many of these tools.

Bottom Line

If your desktop is constantly cluttered with tons of files and icons, Winstep Xtreme can help you get organized. By using the dock, tabbed dock, and other tools, you can customize your desktop to make your workflow smoother, your desktop cleaner, and your overall Windows experience better.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Winstep Xtreme 14.11.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.9
Version 16.9 includes the following enhancements:
  • Updated Brazilian language file.
  • Added a 'View Change Log' button to the Version Information dialog (which opens when you click the version number in the top right corner of the About tab in Preferences). Clicking the button opens another dialog which interfaces with the history files and makes it easier to see the additions and bug fixes in each release.
  • Added a 'Check Internet Connection' button to the Troubleshooting dialog in Preferences, to help diagnose Internet communication problems.
  • The Shelf icon cache is no longer destroyed when changing drive media or adding/removing drives.
  • After more than a decade, NOAA discontinued the web site from where METAR information was retrieved. Updated URLs and parsing code so METAR information is now successfuly retrieved from www.aviationweather.gov.
  • The Battery module 'Overlap information on battery icon' setting can now be independently set for vertical and horizontal styles.
  • Some applications (such as Firefox or UWP apps) were wrongly being identified as full screen when maximized on monitors without a taskbar or with a auto-hide taskbar. This caused screen edge bumps, etc, to be temporarily ignored (edge bumps are disabled so they do not activate accidentally when the user is playing a full screen game, for instance).
  • Fixed a couple of instances where the CD Control icon or drive icons in a Drives tab of the Shelf might not be properly updated after a media or drive change.
  • The 'Hide for maximized applications' setting was also triggering the dock to hide if you clicked on the Desktop.
  • Changes to the default Weather feed source URLs were not being applied until weather cache information became stale.
  • The Email Checker failed on IMAP servers that sent a CAPABILITY response just after login or didn't add OK to the STATUS command response.
  • Pressing OK in the Menu Editor was discarding any changes made to the currently selected item after selecting it for the first time.
General
Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.winstep.net/
Release Date October 03, 2016
Date Added October 09, 2016
Version 16.9
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 53.09MB
File Name xtreme.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 800,471
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.9

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