Archive for February 27th, 2008

A MacOS X like panel for Gnome

Avant Window Navigator is a dock-like bar whichs sits at the botton of the screen. The default bar is empty. To add a new icon just drag any icons on the Ubuntu Menus into Avant Window Navigator. To remove any icons on Avant Window Navigator, choose the icon, click mouse right button and click ‘remove‘.


From Ubuntu Terminal screen (click Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following extra packages will be installed:


Recommended packages:


The following NEW packages will be installed:

avant-window-navigator libawn0

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 302kB of archives.

After unpacking 1384kB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/universe libawn0 0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1 [63.9kB]

Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/universe avant-window-navigator 0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1 [238kB]

Fetched 302kB in 3s (87.1kB/s)

Selecting previously deselected package libawn0.

(Reading database … 106245 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking libawn0 (from …/libawn0_0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1_i386.deb) …

Selecting previously deselected package avant-window-navigator.

Unpacking avant-window-navigator (from …/avant-window-navigator_0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1_i386.deb) …

Setting up libawn0 (0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1) …

Setting up avant-window-navigator (0.2.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy1) …

Processing triggers for libc6 …

ldconfig deferred processing now taking place


Running the program

Click Applications > Accessories > Avant Window Navigator.

Closing the program

Mouse right click on Avant Window Navigator free area and choose close.


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