Dockapps, or docked applications are computer programs which appear to reside inside an icon rather than a window in graphical computer systems, normally in a part of the user interface known as the dock. Their display is constantly updated just like a windowed application, but appears inside a small (64x64 pixel) icon.
This makes dockapps particularly suitable for monitoring things in the background, and some applications of dockapps are:
- Displaying CPU usage
- Displaying computer temperatures
- Displaying network or disk-usage statistics
- Displaying clocks, calendars, moon phases, or weather reports
- xdock - an application that emulates Window Maker docks in any window manager
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