RK Launcher is a free application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that is used to quickly launch shortcuts. With support for themes, PNG’s and ICO’s and with smooth amazing animations, RK Launcher is a versatile and great taskbar replacement.
Its features include:
When the mouse is moved over the dock, all the icons will automatically grow: this is called zooming.
Minimized windows will normally be shown on the Windows Taskbar. RK Launcher provides an eye-pleasing replacement for the taskbar: whenever a window is minimized, it will automatically be placed on the shortcutsbar and will be represented by a small image of the contents of this window.
RK Launcher will automatically place a shortcut on the launcher when an application is started for the first time.
All parts of RK Launcher can be fully customized.
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