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DockBarX 0.39 was just released, bringing a great new feature: it now shows a list of most used / recently used files when right clicking a running application / group, using Zeitgeist (make sure you install Zeitgeist first!). For instance, open a text editor, right click its icon in DockBarX and you should see 2 new items: Recent and Most Used:

dockbarx zeitgeist

Other features in DockBarX 0.39:
  • Drop a file on a group button and DockbarX will try to launch that application with that file.
  • DockBarX preferences can now be accessed via the Applications > Accessories > DockBarX Preference menu.

Also, the changelog also states that DockBarX 0.39 works with Avant Window Navigator 0.4, however it didn't work for me (but I've used the latest AWN development build (0.4.1) and not the version in the official Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx repositories so that might be causing this). If you want to try using DockBarX with AWN, download the source file from HERE and see the instructions in the README - it's very easy, you just have to copy a folder to AWN's applets directory.

The latest DockBarX version from the DockBarX PPA failed to build but I've created some Ubuntu .deb packages (which are also available in the WebUpd8 PPA) which you can install using the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dockbarx

If you want to install it from the source yourself or don't use Ubuntu, download DockBarX from HERE.