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Nexus Dock v22.7 Released!

July 27, 2022




The Winstep Nexus dock is a FREE dock for Windows. Every feature you’d expect from a dock, including widgets, mouse-over effects, skins, drag-and-drop, and many others not available in most other docks, such as live icon reflections, in-dock system tray, blur-behind effects, and much more. Completely customizable, with thousands of different backgrounds freely available online, Nexus is fully compatible with skins for all 3rd party docks.

Nexus runs on the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8.x, 10 and 11.

Full compatibility with Windows 11 is here!




Windows 11 Compatible v27.7 makes Nexus 100% compatible with Microsoft Windows 11.

Under Windows 11, v22.7 brings back the missing volume, power and net system tray icons, adds a new Widgets internal command, fixes Apps appearing empty, shows the Windows Calendar when clicking the clock and automatically uses the Gray dark mode for the Winstep UI when it runs for the first time and it detects that dark mode is enabled. v22.7 includes many other new features and stability improvements!


Important note to currently registered Nexus Ultimate users:


To make up for the fact that there were no new releases for a while, this upgrade - making Nexus Ultimate FULLY compatible with a brand new Windows version - is FREE to you provided your license key is valid for updates released until October 27 2020 or later.

If you are updating via the Winstep Update Manager, the Updater itself will let you know if your license key is NOT valid for v22.7, in which case you will have to either renew your upgrade subscription or stay with the version you already have.

You can find more details about your license key at the bottom of the About tab of Nexus Ultimate Preferences. You can also renew your upgrade subscription from that tab if necessary. For more information about Nexus Ultimate's Upgrade Policy please click here.
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Nexus v22.7 complete change log:


  • Updated Portuguese language file.
  • Updated Bulgarian language file.
  • Updated Chinese Traditional language file.
  • Updated Dutch language file.
  • Updated Czech language file.
  • Updated Portuguese (Brasil) language file.
  • Updated French language file.
  • Added new 'Windows Widgets' internal command (Windows 11 only). Opens the Widgets panel in Windows 11.
  • The Grayscale mouseover effect now supports a duration setting. In the slower duration the transition from grayscale to color and vice-versa is immediate.
  • Improved transitioning to and from full screen apps plus handling of screen resolution and monitor number changes.
  • Windows 11: the power, volume and network system icons are now part of the system tray icons again.
  • Windows 11: clicking on the clock now shows the Windows 11 calendar instead of the Date and Time dialog.
  • Windows 11: if Windows is using Dark Mode, the Winstep application will, when run for the first time, use Dark Mode Gray for the GUI instead of the Dark Mode Black used under Windows 10.
  • Windows 11: Under Windows 11 the name and landing pages of some of the Windows Settings internal commands are slightly different from those in Windows 10 to reflect the changes in the Settings panel of Windows 11.
  • The systray popup panel for Sound devices could appear off-screen when using multiple audio devices.
  • For the MSN Weather data feed, the observation time and day/night icons could be wrong for timezones far from GMT.
  • For the MSN Weather data feed, wind direction was always displayed as 0 degrees.
  • A running UWP app would cause any context menu open on a tasklist live thumbnail to close once per second.
  • Fixed Chinese/Far Eastern text getting cropped inside buttons in the GUI when the Interface mode in the About tab of Preferences is anything other than 'Standard User Interface'.
  • Fixed error in the Weather module's METAR data decoder when converting Atmospheric pressure values from inhg to hpa.


Nexus Ultimate v22.7 complete change log:


  • Updated Portuguese language file.
  • Updated Bulgarian language file.
  • Updated Chinese Traditional language file.
  • Updated Dutch language file.
  • Updated Czech language file.
  • Updated Portuguese (Brasil) language file.
  • Updated French language file.
  • Added new 'Windows Widgets' internal command (Windows 11 only). Opens the Widgets panel in Windows 11.
  • The pop up calendar module can now be closed by pressing the ESC key. Useful when navigating a dock, etc, using just the keyboard.
  • The Grayscale mouseover effect now supports a duration setting. In the slower duration the transition from grayscale to color and vice-versa is immediate.
  • Improved transitioning to and from full screen apps plus handling of screen resolution and monitor number changes.
  • Windows 11: the power, volume and network system icons are now part of the system tray icons again.
  • Windows 11: clicking on the clock now shows the Windows 11 calendar instead of the Date and Time dialog.
  • Windows 11: The Apps tab type (which should display all installed UWP apps on that system) appeared blank.
  • Windows 11: if Windows is using Dark Mode, the Winstep application will, when run for the first time, use Dark Mode Gray for the GUI instead of the Dark Mode Black used under Windows 10.
  • Windows 11: Under Windows 11 the name and landing pages of some of the Windows Settings internal commands are slightly different from those in Windows 10 to reflect the changes in the Settings panel of Windows 11.
  • The systray popup panel for Sound devices could appear off-screen when using multiple audio devices.
  • Some APC UPSs would slowly alternate between charging and monitoring the battery level after a power outage, which would result in multiple Charging and Power Restored entries in the Power Events Log.
  • It was possible to activate a Shelf via a keyboard hotkey while it was still playing a hide or pop up animation. This could result in an unresponsive Shelf.
  • The pop up calendar module could be moved with the arrow keys.
  • For the MSN Weather data feed, the observation time and day/night icons could be wrong for timezones far from GMT.
  • For the MSN Weather data feed, wind direction was always displayed as 0 degrees.
  • Trying to move the popup calendar module would make it disappear or abruptly change position.
  • A running UWP app would cause any context menu open on a tasklist live thumbnail to close once per second.
  • Fixed Chinese/Far Eastern text getting cropped inside buttons in the GUI when the Interface mode in the About tab of Preferences is anything other than 'Standard User Interface'.
  • Fixed error in the Weather module's METAR data decoder when converting Atmospheric pressure values from inhg to hpa.

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