[ubuntu-uk] Gnome-panel replacement

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 10:59:48 GMT 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM,  <bodsda at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have several issues with my gnome-panel at the moment; things not showing up, swapping places etc.
> Before I bother trying to fix them, I was wondering if there is a decent replacement for it?
> I have used AWN in the past and like it, but I dislike the mac feel and I like how apps have panel icons .
> So does anyone know of any replacements that allow apps to still dock their panel icons? That's the main feature I need, anything else is a bonus

I've tried AWN, Docky, GLX-Dock, Cairo-Dock, SimDock & possibly
others. IMHO they were all rubbish, lacking important features but
stuffed with pointless eye-candy. An acid test for me is how well a
panel or dock works arranged vertically - many developers do not test
for this at all.

The only one I've been able to live with for more than about 20min is
ADeskBar. It's not in the repos (while none of the others deserve to
be); you have to download the .deb from the devs' (French) website.

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