Rocket Dock: Customization
Customizing your Windows dock is extremely easy. We can download add-ons from its website (most of them come as zipped files) and mostly all we have to do is extract the contents of the zip file to the C:\Program Files\RocketDock\Docklets folder, which is the default installation folder. If you have changed the installation path, place the docklets inside the “Docklets" folder.
I will go with a simple docklet installation, which will be the Stacks docklet. This docklet lets you specify a folder on the Rocket Dock and upon clicking on the icon, the folder contents will be displayed.
Let's keep going. Download the stacks docklet and extract the contents of the zip file to your Docklets folder. Then, go to Rocket Dock and right click, go to the “Add Item" option and at the bottom of the list you will see the “Stack Docklet." Click on the name and a shortcut will be placed on the dock. Then, right click on the icon and select “Icon Settings." Click on the “Current Settings" tab in the small window and select which folder the docklet will show upon click, the folder icon (I selected the space shuttle), the sorting method, and finally the display setting (Automatic, Fan and Grid depending on your taste). Click “OK" to close the window. Now, when you click on the icon, you will be able to see the contents.
To remove your docklets from the dock, click, hold, and drag them away from the dock.
In the screenshot, I am running two additional docklets: Stacks and CPU Monitor. The Rocket Dock for Windows website is full of add ons, so I am sure you will find one that will suit your preferences. Don't forget – unless otherwise stated, extract the contents of the zip file to the “Docklets" folder and right-click on the dock to add items.