Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am currently using (and enjoying) Lubuntu 12.10 on an older desktop, since the last time I tested it, it has improved a lot, but I really got used to Unity workflow and it has become quite an habit to manage applications and windows with the launcher.

Using Synapse as an attempt to replace dash, I already created a panel on the left margin of the desktop with the shortcuts to my favorite programs, but they only open the apps, the window management is still made on the bottom panel. I tried to use this default bottom panel on the left but the results were not satisfatory. Besides, some applications still make use of tray icons on the bottom panel, like Dropbox.

I dont really mind if I have to keep using the tray icons, I can just autohide the panel and reveal it when I need it, my main concern is to manage opened windows on the left customized panel instead of the default one.

Here it is a screenshot to help me clarify what I am trying to do. http://imm.io/NUqT

share|improve this question
    
Try using a dock like docky, awn, cairo... –  elclanrs Dec 4 '12 at 2:54
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

I would suggest running Cairo because it had the most configurations available. I run Lubuntu 12.10 with xcompmgrm manager enabled and have no issues with work-flow. I can run multi panels and choose which lunchers I want.

Easy to install just open synaptic and choose cairo-dock. It will supply the correct dependencies and you are off and running.

share|improve this answer
    
Even though I would like to make use of LXDE panels instead of using another utility, Cairo dock really provides a decent and light docking experience, after some configuration. If anyone still has an idea on how to do this with LXPanels, post it here, but Cairo does enough me so far. –  cnavigator Dec 4 '12 at 17:08
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.