Software to complement window manager

Docks

by ross at 07:23:42 on October 28, 2011

deskutils/cairo-dock

  • Cairo-Dock is a light and eye-candy dock. It uses Cairo/OpenGL to render nice graphics (many in correlation with Compiz) with hardware acceleration.
# cd /usr/ports/deskutils/cairo-dock
# make install clean
# cd /usr/ports/deskutils/cairo-dock-plugins
# make install clean

x11/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.
# cd /usr/ports/x11/avant-window-navigator
# make install clean

If you prefer Gnome DE use x11/avant-window-navigator-gnome port, x11/avant-window-navigator-xfce4 if Xfce.

x11/wbar

  • wbar is a quick launch bar. Its fast, light and cool eye-candy.
# cd /usr/ports/x11/wbar
# make install clean
# cd /usr/ports/x11/wbarconf
# make install clean

 

 

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