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sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 06:16 PM
So i have been playing around with docky lately and i freaking love it, i love this little docky. why the ubuntu devs chose that ugly unity side panel over docky i will never know but any hoo onto my question.

Would it be possible to replace all the gnome panels with docky? i need to be able to access my applications,places,system in the top panel and my wifi manager but other than that docky does everything else, is there a way to get the above mentioned in docky?

sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Look at my beautiful desktop. just need to get rid of that top bar
(http://postimage.org/image/1rl35z2n8/)
[IMG]http://postimage.org/image/1rl35z2n8/

srisharan
July 17th, 2011, 06:30 PM
I dont think you can do that in docky but you can do that with awn;avant-windows-navigator.Install it from software centre

sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 06:35 PM
I dont think you can do that in docky but you can do that with awn;avant-windows-navigator.Install it from software centre

I have not tried avant in about a year but i think docky is a nicer dock IMHO. there must be a wifi widget or something that i could use?:)

srisharan
July 17th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Hmm,have a look at this

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/07/docky-application-indicators-improved-stacks-and-docky-user-group/

sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Here is thread talking about this - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1397948

I did what it said but the launcher i create says "Details: Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/gnome-main-menu/application-browser" (No such file or directory"

I figured out how to get wifi in the docky, just installed the wifi radar or wicid manager from software centre and now i can access wifi from docky.

Just need to get access to applications and system from top panel and i can remove it.

Trolen
July 17th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Ιn other words which is better you think , docky or awn ? Because as i can understand they are different programs ?

sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Ιn other words which is better you think , docky or awn ? Because as i can understand they are different programs ?

Docky is better than AWN IMHO.

I have tried cairo dock as well, none of them stand up to docky.

Look at the screenshot i posted.

sky5564
July 17th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Well im satisfied for now. i just made the top panel autohide so i dont have to look at it anymore.

heres a screen shot. - http://postimage.org/image/31yp3ytg/

wildmanne39
July 18th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Hi, that looks good, I use awn but I have thought about switching to docky.

sky5564
July 18th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Hi, that looks good, I use awn but I have thought about switching to docky.

I have tried most of the docks and i like docky the best, its just very clean and looks professional.

I would say its just as good if not better than the dock on OSX.

Noticed you are from roswell, see any aliens lately? hehe:D

wildmanne39
July 18th, 2011, 05:43 AM
I have tried most of the docks and i like docky the best, its just very clean and looks professional.

I would say its just as good if not better than the dock on OSX.

Noticed you are from roswell, see any aliens lately? hehe:D
Hi, no I think they are hiding.

Lok222
July 19th, 2011, 02:07 AM
Look at my beautiful desktop. just need to get rid of that top bar
(http://postimage.org/image/1rl35z2n8/)
[IMG]http://postimage.org/image/1rl35z2n8/


Man, that is awesome! What theme?

xx58
July 23rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
:rolleyes: Everything looks very good, but do we can Docky use when coming out Ubuntu 11.10 witch are clean Unity. If yes, then OK.