dockapps: Everything old is new again

I could spend most of the day just sifting through I’ll admit that a lot of them look a bit outdated, but some of them are quite smooth. I mentioned two a lo-o-ong time ago that are still very attractive — wmhdplop and wmforkplop.


Both of those are available in AUR and in the Ubuntu repos, but you’re not restricted to what you see there. One nice thing about (most all of) the dockapps is that they require very little to build. And of course, if you’re using Arch, a good number of them have corresponding PKGBUILDs ready and waiting.

Just don’t go overboard with them. ;)

(Because I know someone will ask, top to bottom that’s wmforkplop, wmhdplop, wmlenovo, wmc2d, wmix and wmauda. And that’s barely scratching the surface. …)

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6 Responses to “dockapps: Everything old is new again”

  1. 1 Trent 2010/03/28 at 10:52 PM

    I can totally understand… I get pretty hung up with too. In my screenshot here (from the bottom to the top), I’ve got fbpager, wmacpi, wmweather, wmnetload, wmmemload, and wmcpuload.

    I used to be a GKRellM fan, but I’ve gotten really enamored with being able to run little applets one at a time. :)

  2. 2 bryan 2010/03/28 at 11:06 PM

    The only dockapps I ever really use are bbpager, docker (which swallows my systray into the dock – super useful if you run with no panel) and lal (or lalcal). I’ve never liked the idea of using the dock for something to show me info such as temperature, speed etc. I just use conky for that.

  3. 3 Sertse 2010/03/29 at 5:24 AM

    Slightly off topic,

    Looking at your wbar, I wonder if you got the chance to try adeskbar yet? It has a few more features while remaining equally as light (and doesn’t require compositing of course). There’s a huge thread on the crunchbang forums about it , there’s a pkgbuild for it in the aur in arch.

  4. 4 Beau 2010/03/30 at 7:39 AM

    Hello. can you tell me how you got your openbox to look like that? Thanks

  1. 1 adeskbar, for fun and profit « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2010/04/04 at 3:36 PM

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