DockBarX is a lightweight taskbar / panel replacement for Linux which works a stand-alone dock (called DockX), as an an Avant Window Navigator applet or as a Xfce4 panel applet.
DockBarX was updated to version 0.91 today, which includes various bug fixes as well as a new battery applet. Here's the complete DockBarX 0.91 changelog:
- DockbarX should now be able to handle situations where there are too many open applications to show them all in dockbarx.
- Battery applet added for DockX;
- Bug #652386 and Bug #1120940: DockbarX no longer freeze when there are more windows open than can fit into the window list;
- Bug #1314868: A graphical glitch fixed. Icons no longer have junk pixels around them;
- Code cleanups and possibly also some speedups;
- Other small fixes.
For those not familiar with DockBarX / DockX, here's a quick list of features:
- pin applications to the taskbar;
- quick access to recent, related and most used documents with the help of Zeitgeist;
- Unity quicklists, badges and progress bars support;
- DockManager support (so you can use Docky helpers in DockBarX);
- Media buttons support (play/pause, etc.);
- Highly configurable, both in appearance and functionality (keyboard shortcuts, etc.);
- DockX (DockBarX as a stand-alone dock) can be positioned anywhere on the screen, comes with autohide, dodge active window or all windows, can be resized, supports plugins (AppIndicators - doesn't work in GNOME Shell, Cardapio, volume control, clock and namebar - adds window title and buttons to DockX) and more.
Below you can check out a few DockbarX (/Dockx) screenshots:
|DockBarX running as an AWN plugin - for how to install AWN in Ubuntu 13.10 or 14.04, see THIS article|
|DockBarX Xfce panel plugin|
|The recently added battery indicator|
|AppIndicators in DockX|
Install DockBarX 0.91 in Ubuntu
To add the main DockBarX PPA and install the application in Ubuntu (and derivatives), use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dockbar-main/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dockbarx
Update: the DockBarX Xfce Panel plugin 0.3 was released with support for the latest DockBarX 0.91. For how to install and use the DockBarX Xfce panel plugin, see THIS article.