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GNOME Do's Smart Dock Takes App Launching to Another Level

Feb 04, 2009, 23:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Purdy)

"If you're just getting started with GNOME Do, head to the release page and check out how to download the latest version for your distribution. Using the Docky "theme" requires a 3D compositing manager like Compiz Fusion, or GNOME's built-in 3D effects.

"After installing GNOME Do, launch it from your applications menu or with a gnome-do terminal command. Click the options arrow in the upper-right of the main window, and set your keyboard shortcut (Windows key + Space is the default) and choose the "Docky" theme. You'll get a strip across the bottom of your screen, re-sizable by dragging on the edges with a mouse, and still functional as your main GNOME Do window for searches and action shortcuts.

"When it first launches, GNOME Do fills your dock bar with recently frequently accessed items, book-ended by a GNOME Do options button on the far left and a functional trash can on the right end:"

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