Get Windows 8 App Bar on Windows 7 Desktop With Stardock Tiles

You can bring Windows 8 style App bar to Windows 7 desktop. You need to download and install Software called as Stardock. Here is how to bring Windows 8 App Bar on Windows 7 Desktop with Stardock Tiles.

Stardock is a utility which creates a bar on the right side of the screen. You can see the preview of all the open applications in that bar. When you click on the preview of a particular application that the application is maximized. This is of great help if you have a habit of opening and working on a large number of applications at a time & you face difficulty in their management.

You can download Stardock from here.

After installing the downloaded file, when you run it for the first time, you will see a “How to use Stardock tiles” screen. Click close to proceed.

Also check out our post on Customize Windows 8 Desktop Screen.

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Now you can see a rectangular bar attached to the right side of your screen, containing a tile for each of the open applications. When you open a new application or file, a corresponding tile get added to the bar.

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The bar consists of two pages by default apps and my tiles. You cannot add extra pages in the free version. When you right-click on a page, you will see a pop up menu with options to rename or configure or hide the page. If you want to configure tiles of a page, you can click “configure tiles” and then select “configure stardock tiles” from the sub-menu.

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This will open the Stardock tiles configuration dialog box that provides a whole bunch of options to configure pages, appearance, size, location, options and allows to add features.

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