Winstep Xtreme specifications

What's new in version 12.2

Version 12.2 includes the following enhancements:
  • Improved rendering performance, animated icons now render 20-30 times faster.
  • Smooth transitions when moving, adding or removing items in docks and the Shelf.
  • New RainDrop effect with optional audio.
  • New Burn, Grayscale and Fireworks mouseover/launch/attention effects.
  • Fixed issues with some 3rd party dock themes.
  • Dock icon labels can now have a solid color background.
  • Optional icon drop shadows.
  • Dock and Shelf activation hotkeys can now act as a toggle.
  • Always-on-top docks can now be set to hide automatically when a window is maximized.
  • Color hot-track for particle effects (colorizes effect with the icon's dominant color).
  • Improved organization and functionality of the right-click context menus in the Shelf.
  • Improved context menus now make it a lot easier to modify the contents of NextSTART menus.
  • The fish version of the Wanda widget just got a new face, and it can be colorized too!
  • You can now use animated icons to 'skin' the fish style of the Wanda widget.
  • The desktop version of Wanda can now swim across your desktop
  • The dock clock module tooltip now also displays the time.
  • The dock weather module tooltip now also displays current sky and weather conditions.
  • Email Checker widget now supports checking Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo accounts.
  • Restored the (Weather Channel) feed.
  • Added 14 new weather icons for a more accurate weather visualization.
  • Clicking the weather widget in a dock now pops up the 5 day forecast in a sub-dock.
  • New dock auto-hide and show animations.
  • Added alternative sub-dock opening animations.
  • Improved support for touch screens.
  • Fixed issue that caused Xtreme not to operate properly on laptops with hybrid Intel/nVidia graphic chipsets.
  • Collapsing the Shelf by clicking the label of the active tab behavior can now be disabled.
  • Colors of the 3D Frame around the icons in the Shelf can now be specified by the user.
  • Added customizable 'Launch' and 'Attention' effects to the Shelf.
  • In-Shelf docks can now be set to open horizontally as well as vertically.
  • Folder, Desktop and Documents Shelf tabs can now be sorted by Name, Type, Date or Size.
  • Added option to lock the Shelf and prevent it from being moved.
  • Xtreme can now reserve screen space on all monitors of a multi-monitor system.
  • Sub-docks no longer extend onto reserved screen areas.
  • ... and much more!


  • Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
  • Publisher web site
  • Release date March 28, 2012
  • Date added March 28, 2012
  • Version 12.2


System requirements

  • Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Additional requirements Not available

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