TaskbarXI Turns your Windows 11 Taskbar into a macOS-like Dock

You can’t do many modifications as your needs on a Windows 11 Taskbar. So search for a new tool to customize your Windows 11 Taskbar. By default, you can only change a couple of visual effects. You can make a lot of changes using third-party software as you like.

In this risewindows article, we will introduce a new application known as TaskbarXI, which is under development and may crash during use.

TaskbarXI for Windows 11

Programmed in C++, the TaskbarXI is the successor to the TaskbarX application from the same developer, but TaskbarXI is still in an early development phase. It does not have a graphical interface yet.

It is a portable tool because there is no need to install it. To customize the taskbar, download this program from the GitHub (Link is at the end of this article) page and run it as an administrator.

When you run this application, the taskbar change to a dock; however, the taskbar will look as usual when you have a maximized mode window. Again, when you minimize the window or switch to the desktop, the tool automatically shrinks the taskbar to a dock, with the wallpaper overflowing the edges. The system tray and clock appear as a secondary dock. Also, the edges of the dock get rounded.

TaskbarXI displays the taskbar on multiple monitors and supports the system tray and the clock. You can use them with a left-aligned taskbar. You must align the taskbar items to the left side by navigating to Windows 11’s Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.

This application works with Windows 11’s light and dark themes. Though, there is no option to make any changes like the size of the taskbar, transparency, auto-hide, etc. If you installed this application, it sits in the taskbar overflow (System tray). Click on its hidden icon, and click the Yes button on the pop-up window to close the application.

Features of TaskbarXI

  • Move the Windows 11 Taskbar into a dock.
  • Move the tray/clock into a dock.
  • Carry multiple monitors.
  • Aid separate DPI scaling.
  • Change back to normal on a maximized window.
  • Carry left and centered taskbar.
  • Tray icon to exit TaskbarXI and change to the default taskbar.

Upcoming features

  • Simple GUI to revert the settings.
  • Alter taskbar background style and color.

Download TaskbarXI

If you like to try TaskbarXI, you can download this free application on GitHub.

Also, read How to Configure Search Settings and Permissions on Windows 11?

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