Avant Window Navigator
Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is a lightweight dock written in C. It has support for launchers, task lists and third party applets.
- Avant Window Navigator can be installed with the package Arch User Repository. AUR, available in the
- To get additional applets to use with AWN you will need to install AUR.
The most of the applets require some additional packages, which are listed in optdepends. Make sure that you installed them before enable an applet:
|Applet name||Dependencies||Optional dependences|
To fully utilize AWN and it's themes, you will need a composite manager like Compiz, Xcompmgr or Cairo Compmgr installed and configured correctly. If you are running AWN in a desktop environment like GNOME, Xfce or KDE, simply enable the composite manager or the desktop effects in the system settings. The composite option in X is enabled by default.
Run Awn in the background:
$ avant-window-navigator &
To launch AWN at startup, check Start Awn automatically option in Dock Preferences dialog (see below), or add the following command to the autostart file:
avant-window-navigator --startup &
To configure AWN applets, themes and general settings, run:
or right-click the dock and go to Dock Preferences.