I was doing some updates with Object Desktop on my laptop and while grabbing an installer file from my account, I noticed the download for ObjectBar. Wow, that brought back some memories of skinning. ObjectBar would let you create and use your own start menus, docks, sidebars, etc. and was very customizable in both functionality and skinning.

It was quite popular in the past, especially with people looking to transform their Windows desktop to imitate the look and feel of a Mac desktop. 

Here is an example of a popular skin from that time:

Another example of what ObjectBar could do:

Out of curiosity, I went ahead and downloaded it to my Windows 10 PC as I really wanted to see if it would work and what it would look like on Windows 10.

It worked for the most part, and I have to admit....it looked kind of neat.


There is some quirkiness with Windows 10, but it was definitely fun to play around with this for a while. Did any of you use ObjectBar back when it was included with Object Desktop? Do you think this is something that should be brought back for Windows 10?

We definitely want your feedback, so let us know in the comments below!


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on Jun 17, 2021

I used objectbar and miss it.  Windows customizations via objectbar and desktopx were the reason I purchased object desktop year after year.  I am still using desktopx and tablaunchpad on windows 10 20h2.  Request- update desktopx for windows 10 so I can use it fully again.


on Jun 28, 2021
I've tested a lot of similar software and honestly I can say that objectbar is the best one.
I hope it will be updated, revived or tapped into something similar to be released.
Battery and volume status plugins are small examples for an update but I believe it could be more powerful than it already is.

rainmeter, samurize, Vifinder and others do not have natural functionality as an objectbar.
on Oct 16, 2021

What are the links to the ObjectBar skin in the second image and the skin that's on the window (WindowBlinds?) that is also from the second image?

on Dec 31, 2021

Yes and Yes Please Bring it back there are so many people that would love it buy it.

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