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 official repositories. , available in the
- To get additional applets to use with AWN you will need to install .
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.