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Nexus 12.2

Mac-style customizable dock with effects


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Nexus 12.2


Nexus attracts best with its interface. If you do not like too much or anymore your Windows dock, try this one and see what the Apple users see. Any of the 30 themes can be chosen and many more can be downloaded. When you hover your mouse over the icons, they move forward and also can do much more if you want. The right click over the program icon brings the system menu, from which all the controls, settings and preferences can be reached. New items, separators and modules can be added. The attention effects, icons and fluid reflection, background and rain drop effects can be added as well. When users download this free dock, they can click on the Nexus and shut down, restart or sleep their computers or simply exit the program.

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Basic Operations

Nexus uses the arrow keys to navigate within the dock. When you right click on the program icon and select Preferences, 11 tabs are shown and allow you to customize whatever you want. Nexus can start with your Windows start, can be shown in the system tray, can hide the Windows taskbar and the desktop icons. Even more things can be organized with the Advanced settings like open the context menu on a mouse over, not showing the delete confirmation dialog before deleting and more and more... Almost any task can be used with a shortcut key. From the Appearance tab you can define the size of the icons, spacing, transparency, reflection, icon labels and etc. The icons can even bounce, swing, zoom, glow and spin if you hover your mouse over them.


Nexus is one of these free to download applications, which allow you to have everything on your desktop the way you want it. Moreover, it brings more excitement and colors to your world. It makes you feel like you are using a completely different PC and introduces a little diversity to your casual daily life.


  • Freeware product
  • Lots of features
  • Shiny, fresh, futuristic interface
  • Lightweight application


  • Does not apply the changes instantly
  • Too many options and settings
Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev

Nexus is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Nexus is clean from viruses. The current version of Nexus has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Nexus 12.2 is 100% safe for your computer.

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