I am guessing if I want to export it I need to buy the full version of DesktopX. Is it relatively easy to add shortcuts on these objects?
I don't remember if the trial does that. But if you wanted your shortcuts on the transparent dock. You will need to be in builder mode. Right click the dock. Choose properties. Under Object Type, it says layer, choose change, tick the box that says drag and drop. Now all you have to do is to drag and drop your shortcuts onto this dock. Remember to save desktop as.... and then use it as a desktop, or export as a widget. It had drag and drop menus, did you delete them? If not, they are still there, just invisible, because you deleted the buttons to activate them. You can delete them in the object navigator.