View Full Version : [ubuntu] OSX Style Dock

Essar Allen
April 20th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Can someone please, in simple English, tell me how to install a dock similar to the signature mac dock? I've seen many posts about them and have followed the directions of some, but it never quite works out.

Thanks in advance,

April 20th, 2009, 03:33 AM
There's this:

avant-window-navigator - A MacOS X like panel for GNOME

April 20th, 2009, 03:33 AM
You want to grab avant-window-navigator from System->Administration->Synaptic

Once you install it, you can start it by Alt-F2 then "avant-window-navigator" and you can right click on it and go into the options and set it to start when ubuntu loads (I think)

If you want all the extra plugins and applets (special calendar, clock, etc, etc) you can install the "awn-applets-<some other stuff>" packages from synaptic.

April 20th, 2009, 03:34 AM
follow this http://news.softpedia.com/news/Create-Your-Own-Sexylicious-Ubuntu-Desktop-80189.shtml

April 20th, 2009, 03:41 AM
I used avant-window-navigator for a while, but I have now moved to docky. Docky is a theme for gnome-do.

April 20th, 2009, 03:48 AM

This video shows you how to install via Add/Remove. Follow it but instead of looking for diary look for Avant Window Navigator.

As you have been told in the post above me you can initiate like they say. Or by clicking Applications → Accessories → Avant Window Navigator.

I am not sure if this program will be set to auto start when you turn on the computer, so just in case you have to go : System → Preferences → Sessions
Then press +Add

Name: AWN (or what ever you want)
Command: avant-window-navigator
And press +Add

AWN builds up on having advanced graphical effects so you need to turn them on.
System → Appearance → Visual Effects
press : Normal

If there will be an error here it means that there isn't a graphic card running at enough capabilities. If you have nvidia or ati graphic card you will need to install the appropriate drivers. It is very easy but let's see if you will need anything else than what I have written :)

btw don't ask for "simple english", rather ask for "gui way to solve the problem.. for a beginner" or "cli way". gui way is more work, constant clicking and looking for things, but command line interface is just copy and paste with no thought about what you are doing (you should still try to learn what the commands do)