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(DockBarX running as an Avant Window Navigator applet)

DockBarX is a GNOME Panel / AWN applet and last month it also got an option to run as a stand-alone dock (run "dockx" to launch it) but it was missing autohide, a very important feature for a dock.

Well, autohide was added to DockBarX 0.45, released today. There's no intellihide and you can't customize the autohide behavior yet, but this is an important step and we might see this in a future release.


DockBarX 0.45 also comes with lots of bug fixes such as crashes or quicklists being displayed in random order.


DockBarX
(DockBarX running as a stand-alone dock)


Install DockBarX


DockBarX 0.45 is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04. Add the PPA and install it using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dockbarx dockbarx-themes-extra

To also install the Avant Window Navigator DockBarX applet, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install awn-applet-dockbarx

To run it as a stand-alone dock, press ALT + F2 and type "dockx".


If you're not using Ubuntu, get DockBarX 0.45 via Gnome-Look.


Oh and remember: you can stay up to date with the latest applications uploaded to the WebUpd8 PPAs by subscribing to http://ppa.webupd8.org/
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