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Avant Window Navigator, a very popular dock a while back, has been deleted from the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, so to make it easier to install, I've uploaded it to the main WebUpd8 PPA.

Avant Window Navigator

Please note though, that since AWN hasn't been updated in a long time, some applets won't work!

Although the application isn't used as much as a few years ago, it's can still be useful on various desktop environments / shells like GNOME Shell, Xfce, GNOME fallback session and so on. So here's how to install it in Ubuntu 12.10.

Install Avant Window Navigator In Ubuntu 13.04 Or 12.10

To add the main WebUpd8 PPA and install Avant Window Navigator in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail or 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

For older Ubuntu versions, you don't need to add our PPA since AWN is available in the official repositories so you can install it via Ubuntu Software Center.

In other AWN-related news: today I've pushed a patch from BZR to the DockBarX PPA which fixes the DockBarX Avant Window Navigator applet:

Avant Window Navigator DockBarX

To install it, see our previous DockBarX article: DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too

You may also want to see: Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator - Lucido Style