I was using 7Stacks to reduce the clutter on my Vista QuickLaunch Bar. I already have RocketDock. But it was neat to have icons for categories like Internet or whatnot and a glass panel slides up with several program icons.
Only thing is, now even if my HD is not busy and even freshly defragged, 7Stacks takes like 10 or 12 seconds to slide up the panel. Click and I get the twirling mouse cursor for 12 seconds. Totally useless.
(I tried uninstalling and reinstalling.. no difference.)
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a free alternative that has similar action. Maybe not Glass but a slide-up panel like how WinAmp opens the equalizer, with a set of icons may be useful. Right now I'm using a shortcut to a folder but it's not the same.