This tutorial will guide you in installing, setting up and using Avant Window Navigator (Awn) – a dock-like bar that sits at the bottom of your Linux desktop.
Awn requires a compositor like Beryl or Compiz in order to run.
- Open a Terminal by selecting Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. Then enter the command:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and enter your root password when prompted
- Add the following two lines to the bottom of your sources.list file:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 feisty avant-window-navigator
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 feisty avant-window-navigator
and then save the file and close gedit.
Back in the Terminal, enter the following five lines, one at a time:
- wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42/8434D43A.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –
- rm 8434D43A.gpg
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get upgrade
- sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-svn
- On your keyboard, hold down the alt key and hit F2. Enter avant-window-navigator and click Run.
- A small box will appear at the bottom of your screen. This is Awn, with no apps running.
- With the Startup Programs tab selected, click the New button.
- Enter Awn as the name and avant-window-navigator in the Command field.
- Make sure that the new entry has been created, then click Close. The next time you start Ubuntu, Awn will start with it.
To have Awn start each time Ubuntu boots, select System -> Preferences -> Sessions.
- Select the program from the Applications menu by clicking and holding the mouse button down, then drag it to the dock and release.
- Right-click a blank area of the Awn launcher and choose Preferences
- From here you can modify all of the Awn settings.