Wednesday, October 24, 2012

[HOW TO] Install Awn (Avant Window Navigator) in Xubuntu

Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It has support for launchers, task lists, and third party applets.

Awn running on Xubuntu 12.04
Awn running on Xubuntu 12.04

Update 25/10/12: Awn is not available in Quantal (12.10).

Install

Open a terminal window and run the command below. It'll install Awn and all its applets.

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator awn-applets-all -y

Usage

Awn can be accessed via Applications Menu > Accessories > Avant Window Navigator or typing the following command: avant-window-navigator.

Awn settings (size, position, autohide, applets, ...) can be customized; right-click on Awn and select Dock Settings.

Customizing Awn Settings
Customizing Awn Settings

References

Awn in Launchpad

2 comments:

  1. Have you tried Plank? is the default dock in elementary os.

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    1. No, I haven't but I will. Thanks for the suggestion.

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