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I was away for 2 days and there were a lot of updates since then so I decided to make a post which includes them all. Read on!

DockBarX 0.39.6


DockBarX 0.39.6 was released with a new feature: you can now easily edit and add custom launchers. As always, the latest version is available in the DockBarX PPA.

Starting with this version, we've also uploaded the DockBarX AWN plugin for easy installation so you can now use DockBarX in Avant Window Navigator by just installing a package. Many thanks to Hadret for the packaging!

Install DockBarX 0.39.6:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dockbarx

Install DockBarX Avant Window Navigator integration:
sudo apt-get install awn-applet-dockbarx

Install extra DockBarX themes:
sudo apt-get install dockbarx-themes-extra

And finally, add Zeitgeist integration to DockBarX:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zeitgeist libzeitgeist-1.0-0

AWN Lucido

awn lucido

The latest AWN-Lucido with the new 3D mode which you saw in action not so long ago has been merged into AWN trunk and is now available in the AWN PPA.

Install the latest Avant Window Navigator with AWN Lucido from BZR:

sudo apt-get remove avant-window-navigator avant-window-navigator-data awn-settings awn-applets-c-core libawn1 vala-awn && sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:awn-testing/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-trunk avant-window-navigator-data-trunk python-awn-trunk awn-settings-trunk awn-applets-python-core-trunk python-awn-extras-trunk awn-applets-python-extras-trunk awn-applets-c-core-trunk awn-applets-c-extras-trunk

Also, you can now submit bugs to AWN Lucido and the 3D style directly on Launchpad (since its now a part of AWN).

Thanks to Alberto for this news!

Sezen Applet

sezen applet

The Sezen Applet got its previews back - the latest version is available in our Unreleased / Git PPA.

Install Sezen Applet using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install libzeitgeist-1.0-0 zeitgeist #just in case

Indicator Keylock

indicator keylock

Indicator Keylock 1.2.0 was released and it now features NotifyOSD support, just like you requested. In a future version, the keyboard states (Caps lock, Num lock and Scroll lock) will all be displayed in a single 16x16 px icon. All these were suggestions from our Indicator Keylock post.

indicator keylock notifyosd

Install Indicator Keylock 1.2.0:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock

Install additional icons:
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock-ubuntu-mono indicator-keylock-humanity indicator-keylock-elementary