The TaskbarXI can transform your Windows 11 taskbar into a Mac-style Dock
With its most recent Windows 11 desktop operating system, Microsoft revolutionized the Taskbar by moving the Start button to the middle. While many users adore it, there are a few who despise it. Some people prefer a macOS-style dock rather than the same-old Windows 10 Taskbar, while others want to return their old Start menu and taskbar. If you’re in that situation, we’ve got something unique for you.
Get a macOS-like Dock in Windows 11
The TaskbarXI (via Ghacks) is a handy customization tool for Windows 11 that allows users to customize various aspects of the Taskbar. The in-development program, for example, can transform the Windows 11 Taskbar into a Mac-like dock. Although the function is still under development and the TaskbarXI software itself is still in its infancy, it provides an interesting outlook to the Task bar in Windows 11.
TaskbarXI is designed to be a replacement for popular Windows customization program TaskbarX. However, it is still in its early stages. It does not have a graphical user interface (GUI) just yet. Nonetheless, you may obtain the C++ code from the project’s official Github site to add a macOS-style dock to Windows 11.
The Task View utility will now be available for Windows users, according to the company. It is now possible to access it by going to Start menu > All apps > system functions (or task view). To use this feature, simply select a program or folder you want to launch and right-click or tap and hold on its icon until a context menu appears; then pick “Open in new tab.”
The result can be seen below:
Likewise, you may alter the alignment of the Windows 11 taskbar, which is comparable to that of macOS. The program also supports DPI scaling and works with both Windows 11’s light and dark themes.
However, because the software does not yet have a user interface, the only way to quit it and restore to the Windows 11 taskbar is to close it from the Task Manager and restart File Explorer. Furthermore, according to the developer’s latest release, “this is for testing purposes only.”
You may also try out the functionality on your Windows 11 computer by downloading TaskabrXI and running the program. Then, after opening it, change the Windows 11 taskbar’s default to a Mac dock. Also, please leave us feedback in the comments area below regarding the dock.