How To Install Avant Window Navigator In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Avant Window Navigator, a very popular dock a while back, has been deleted from the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, so to make it easier to install, I’ve uploaded it to the main WebUpd8 PPA.

Avant Window Navigator
Please note though, that since AWN hasn’t been updated in a long time, some applets won’t work!
Although the application isn’t used as much as a few years ago, it’s can still be useful on various desktop environments / shells like GNOME Shell, Xfce, GNOME fallback session and so on. So here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 12.10.

Install Avant Window Navigator In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal
To add the main WebUpd8 PPA and install Avant Window Navigator in Ubuntu 12.10, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator
For older Ubuntu versions, you don’t need to add our PPA since AWN is available in the official repositories so you can install it via Ubuntu Software Center.

In other AWN-related news: today I’ve pushed a patch from BZR to the DockBarX PPA which fixes the DockBarX Avant Window Navigator applet:
Avant Window Navigator DockBarX
To install it, see our previous DockBarX article: DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too

You may also want to see: Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator – Lucido Style

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too

dockbarxDockBarX 0.90.3 has been released. For those not familiar with DockBarX, this is an application launcher / switcher that works as a GNOME2 panel applet, Avant Window Navigator applet or as a stand-alone dock. With the new version, I’ve also packaged it for MATE so you can use it as a MATE panel applet.
DockBarX features:

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    Cairo Dock 3.1 Released With Better Unity Integration

    cairo dock screenshot
    Cairo Dock is a tool that can be used as a complete panel/launcher replacement thanks to its huge list of features: besides the fancy launcher / application switcher, it comes with applets like menu, Messaging Menu, systray, trash, weather and many others.
    cairo dock screenshotCairo Dock using the Unity-1 theme
    cairo dock screenshotDefault-panel theme

    Cairo Dock 3.1 has been released recently, the new version featuring better Unity integration: support for the Launcher API, so Cairo Dock can now display badges or progress bars for the icons on the dock, just like Unity (Unity Quicklists are also supported since version 2.4), as well as a re-written Messaging Indicator for Ubuntu 12.10. Other changes:progress bar added to several appletsthe Music Player applet can control players in the systrayicons in the taskbar can be separated2 new indicator applets have been added: for printers and the new Sync Menu available in Ubuntu 12.10the dock now supports XRandr which should replace Xinerama and help the dock to manage multi-monitors3 new themesthe advanced mode of the configuration panel has been improved Recent Events applet can now display recently used applications as wellThere are many other minor improvements in the latest Cairo Dock 3.1 – check out the official release notes for more info.

    Below you can watch a Cairo Dock 3.1 demo recorded by Matthieu Baerts, one of its developers:

    (direct video link)

    Install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu
    Ubuntu users can install the latest Cairo Dock by using the following commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
    For other Linux distributions, see the Cairo Dock installation page.

    Thanks to Matthieu for the tip!

    Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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      Cairo Dock 3.1 Implements More Of Unity’s Functionality

      cairo dock screenshot
      Cairo Dock is a tool that can be used as a complete panel/launcher replacement thanks to its huge list of features: besides the fancy launcher / application switcher, it comes with applets like menu, Messaging Menu, systray, trash, weather and many others.
      cairo dock screenshotCairo Dock using the Unity-1 theme
      cairo dock screenshotDefault-panel theme

      Cairo Dock 3.1 has been released recently, the new version featuring better Unity integration: support for the Launcher API, so Cairo Dock can now display badges or progress bars for the icons on the dock, just like Unity (Unity Quicklists are also supported since version 2.4), as well as a re-written Messaging Indicator for Ubuntu 12.10. Other changes:progress bar added to several appletsthe Music Player applet can control players in the systrayicons in the taskbar can be separated2 new indicator applets have been added: for printers and the new Sync Menu available in Ubuntu 12.10the dock now supports XRandr which should replace Xinerama and help the dock to manage multi-monitors3 new themesthe advanced mode of the configuration panel has been improved Recent Events applet can now display recently used applications as wellThere are many other minor improvements in the latest Cairo Dock 3.1 – check out the official release notes for more info.

      Below you can watch a Cairo Dock 3.1 demo recorded by Matthieu Baerts, one of its developers:

      (direct video link)

      Install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu
      Ubuntu users can install the latest Cairo Dock by using the following commands:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
      For other Linux distributions, see the Cairo Dock installation page.

      Thanks to Matthieu for the tip!

      Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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