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

Feb 04, 2009, 23:33 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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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