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Tiles and Object Dock

What's better ?

By on February 1, 2012 10:48:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Michael Hal...

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I've been a Stardock guy since OS2 days, but I haven't used TILES yet. I have a couple of Object Dock groups on a couple of edges of my desktop. In them I have one that came with Object Dock, the other one being mine. I have tabs setup for each grouping of for programs I use - GAMES, OFFICE, etc. Been working for me for years.

Why should I go to TILES? Doesn't it give me the same as Object Dock?

 

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...Michael

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February 2, 2012 8:51:27 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

There is some overlap of functionality, but I'd say the biggest difference is the way it can group together sets of windows.  So if you have a specific arrangement of windows for one task (say, photo editing), and different set for another task (say, email and chat), then you can set up individual pages in Tiles for each task.

When you switch tasks, the windows from the first set minimize, and the windows from the second set restore in their places.  When you switch back, the windows swap, and everything is set up like before.  It makes it easier to switch gears when you're doing more than one thing at once.  It helps compartmentalize by only showing what you need for a specific task, for both shortcuts and running apps, so it's easier to find what you need.

 

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February 2, 2012 1:49:34 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks Rosco. I use Virtual Desktops to Group various tasks I'm working on, so that part isn't a motivator. Going to install anyway and play with it. Thanks for the update. 

 

...Michael

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February 2, 2012 2:39:35 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Here's a short video that might also help:

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