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DockBarX 0.46

DockBarX, a task manager that works as a GNOME Panel applet, as an Avant Window Navigator applet or as a stand-alone dock, has reached version 0.46. The new version comes with new autohide options for the dock: dodge windows or dodge the active window, Unity progress bars and badges support as well as dynamic quicklists.

The new autohide features also work in AWN (since the AWN "dodge active window" and "intellihide" only work if the AWN taskbar is used).

Other changes in DockBarX 0.46:
  • Dockmanager progress bars and urgent signals are supported now. The badges are rewritten and have a new improved look.
  • The mouse cursor is changed to the wait cursor when a program is launched from dockbarx.

M7S, the DockBarX developer has created a video in which he shows why DockBarX is great - watch the video below:

Install DockBarX 0.46

To add the WebUpd8 PPA and install DockBarX 0.46 in Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric, use the commands below:

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

To install the AWN 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, you can download DockBarX via Gnome-Look - you don't have to compile it, but make sure you install all the required dependencies before trying to run it.