I recently got a laptop with Windows 7 installed, which is showing the normal taskbar at the bottom and one taskbar with a glass-like appearance (similar to one in either Mac or Ubuntu), that has the icons for accessing the internet, email, and Windows Media Player (WMP).

But it suddenly disappeared, and I don't even know what it is called.

How can I get it back?


Was it looking like this?

It's called a dock, and it does not come with Windows - you have to install it separately. It might be RocketDock, ObjectDock, or something else.

  • yes.. it came default with my laptop. If windows 7 not providing, then DELL might have provided it. Will check if I could find out in the Dell's programs – Reddy Jun 11 '10 at 11:02

Do you mean you have your normal windows seven task bar at the bottom but there is also a dock on your screen somewhere?

Something like the Mac OS x dock or Rocketdock?

Some new computers come within a dock built in, if you look through your all programs menu through the start menu then just have a look in there, if you cant remember what its called just have a look through your programs until it comes up.

  • Yes it is very much looks like dock. But it automatically disappeared after 1 or 2 days. I tried looking in start menu, but found nothing. Will have another look nevertheless. – Reddy Jun 11 '10 at 10:59
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    If your computer was from DELL. Did the dock look like this: delldock.com – Keiron Lowe Jun 11 '10 at 11:13
  • If it is then it should be located under All Programs -> Dell -> Dell Dock – Keiron Lowe Jun 11 '10 at 11:15

Got a link when searched for "Dell Dock", will give it a try and let you know.


This just working fine.

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