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    Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    Does anyone else use the dock Wbar? In my opinion it is the best OS X like dock there is for linux. There is no delay, its very configurable (its a text file, but there are directions), and it is so smooth. Heres a link to the fsf page about it, there's no real website to speak of, but the source tarballs are there to download and compile. It comes by default on SAM Linux and I am using it on all my distro's because it is that good.

    http://directory.fsf.org/wbar.html
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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    Care to share a screenshot?

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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    does it autohide?

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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    I'm a avid AWN user, but this looks very nice. I may hafta give this a try. Does it organize launchers/open windows like AWN by chance?
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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    A couple of screenshots:

    Nice one on freshmeat:
    http://freshmeat.net/screenshots/61844/66660/

    And I think this is the right homepage, which doesn't say much, but it has a screenshot:
    http://wbar.warlockshome.com.ar/

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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    It does not autohide to my knowledge, but lets windows cover it if you want.

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    Last edited by igknighted; April 18th, 2007 at 08:37 PM.
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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    I don't see the point in a launcher that doesn't autohide.

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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    I don't see the point in a launcher that doesn't autohide.
    It's not like it doesn't serve its function.

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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    I don't see the point in a launcher that doesn't autohide.
    I suppose that is only an issue if you always maximize your windows, which I never do, so I always have a section of my screen free for it.

    EDIT: Here is my config file with all the options listed so you can see:
    Code:
    sleep 5
    wbar -isize 48 -j 1 -p bottom -balfa 40 -bpress -nanim 3 -z 2.5 -above-desk
    
    #
    # Options:
    #   -config conf-file (eg: $HOME/.wbar)
    #   -above-desk       run over a desktop app (ie: xfdesktop)
    #   -isize  i         icon size (eg: 32)
    #   -idist  d         icon dist (eg: 1)
    #   -zoomf  z         zoom factor (eg: 1.8 or 2.5)
    #   -jumpf  j         jump factor (eg: 1.0 or 0.0)
    #   -pos    p         position:
    #                        top | bottom | left | right | 
    #                        center | <bot|top>-<right|left>
    #   -dblclk ms        ms for double click (0: single click)
    #   -bpress           icon gets pressed
    #   -vbar             vertical bar
    #   -balfa  i         bar alfa (0-100)
    #   -falfa  i         unfocused bar alfa (0-100)
    #   -filter i         color filter (0: none 1: hovered 2: others, 3: all)
    #   -fc  0xAARRGGBB   filter color (default green 0xff00c800)
    #   -nanim  i         number of animated icons: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, ...
    #   -nofont           if set disables font rendering
    Last edited by igknighted; April 18th, 2007 at 10:25 PM.
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    Re: Wbar (an OS X like dock... smooth and easy)

    Looks nifty, but it doesn't interact well with panels and it seems like it steals focus any time you switch workspaces.

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