Preserve Edge of Screen for RocketDock

Preserve Edge of Screen for RocketDock
Submitted January 15, 2009 by k3mist
Created by Mouser @ Donation Coder
78 comments, 136004 downloads
43 votes
Wish this was in RocketDock already.

Anyway, here is a nice utility that preserves the edge of the screen for maximized applications. Runs in the system tray. Restart after installation.

If you are on Vista and have UAC turned on (as I do), install this in a different folder other than "Program Files" or it will not save your settings. In addition, you will get some weird access violation errors since it probably was unable to create it's config files (happened to me, uninstalled and reinstalled outside of program files). I have all of my RocketDock stuff installed outside of Program Files to avoid this as I had issues with other docklets like StacksDocklet. Or you could run it as administrator, change your settings and then it would probably save them. Not sure if it works/runs on Vista x64.

Original Author's website:

A lot are asking about my theme for Firefox, Vista and RD.

This is the default Aero Vista theme using VistaGlazz by CodeGazer;

My Firefox theme is NOT a theme. It is the default "Strata" theme with a combination of the following addons; READ CAREFULLY TO MAKE THIS WORK.

If you find the tabs are messed up in Firefox (not transparent for example). Try disabling all other Firefox Addons. I know some Addon's (Web Developer for example) will cause the tabs or toolbars to not be transparent. Enable each Addon one by one to see which is causing the problem.

**UPDATE 2**

RocketDock Theme

For those having issues with getting the edge of the screen to actually stay. Make sure the program is "snapped" in place. Also, if you have Preserve Desktop Icon Locations checked, try turning that off. If you haven't rebooted yet, try rebooting.

This works fine for me on 32bit Vista.

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**UPDATE 3 10/26/2010**

I no longer use windows, but instead linux. So I can no longer help with any problems. Solutions for all versions of windows are in the comments, including Win 7.

**For those now on windows 7**
Posted by: lemler3 (May 5):

hay :D i got it working with windows 7 perfectly :)
just install in compatibility of windows xp and then run the program as windows xp and BOOM no problems :)

** UPDATE 4 05/26/2014 **

Posted by: natkitten (January 14, 2013):

Works fine on Windows 8 in WinXP compatibility mode, run as administrator.
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246mag's Avatar246mag (January 16, 2009):

Wonder if im doing something wrong. i have installed it, but i dont really know how it works.. when i maximize windows they just fill the whole screen anyway...

Okeimo's AvatarOkeimo (January 15, 2009):

Hey this app is really cool!!
Thanks so much

slipknot178's Avatarslipknot178 (January 15, 2009):

Hey man, that's a really good idea =D