Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which hosts shortcut links and open windows and applications. Therefor you may consider replacing your windolist applet in gnome panel with this one. It is also almost like the other windowlist screenlet that I talked about earlier.
It has good looking visual effects, you can set background patterns or jusr use its default semi transparent glassy appearance.
Long story short, go to synaptinc, then:
settings > repositories > third-party software
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42/ feisty avant-window-navigator
then again in synaptic, click on reload button.
Now search for:
and have it installed. Then in terminal type:
and start having fun. If you like it, add it to your startup programs in sessions.
You should be aware of the fact that avant window navigator is not free of bugs. For instance, sometimes the background does not stay on top and you have to close the application and restart it to make it right. It also gets tricky sometimes, when you want to add a new application. The usual way to add new application is to drag and drop it on the bar.
But the good news is that once it is up and running, it runs (almost) flawlessly.
My personal advice is to use windowlist screenlet if you want something more stable. Though you won't have the integration of quick links and open windows under one roof. But if you are looking for something truly amazing, go for Avant window navigator.
May 3, 2007
at 7:54 PM