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DockbarX is a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation which comes as a Gnome Panel applet, especially useful on Netbooks

DockBarX Version 0.30 has been released, and it brings window previews (just like Talika - these applications seem to go hand in hand) - feature which is still in beta, but also some other interesting features:

  • Improved looks for the window list
  • Option to display icons for the windows running the the current workspace only
  • Wine applications are no longer grouped together (finally!)
  • OpenOffice applications can be separated so that you have different group buttons for the applications (writer, calc, etc.). This also makes openoffice use themed icons and as well as being pin-able.
  • Improved drag and drop
  • Windows 7 like option "Show popup" for selecting multiple windows
  • Preference dialog is now separated from rest of dockbarx. It can be started either the old way or with the command "dbx_preference.py"
  • The theme engine uses cairo in stead of pixbufs now. Unfortunately the DockBarX themes need to be updated to work correctly with the latest version (0.30).

The DockBar PPA only has packages for Ubuntu Karmic but the .deb files also work in Ubuntu Lucid.

To download and install DockBarX 0.30 in Ubuntu (both Karmic and Lucid), paste this in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dockbarx

If you're not using Ubuntu, download DockBarX @ Gnome-look.

Then, right click a gnome panel, select "Add to panel" and then add DockBarX.

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