I’ve just finished setting up my Ubuntu desktop just the way I like it — uncluttered and usable. Here is a list of programs I’m currently using:
- Gnome-do: A launcher like QuickSilver (mac) and Launchy (win)
- Avant-Window-Manager: A dock and very usable taskbar (plus all the awn-* extra packages)
- Stalonetray: A system tray replacement so that I can get rid of the gnome panels
- GDesklet for the analog clock
Here’s the script to get stalonetray to sit at the top of the screen and look nice and transparent.
stalonetray -geometry 100×25+900+0 –sticky -t –skip-taskbar –window-type dock –grow-gravity W –icon-gravity SE –ignore-icon-resize TRUE –respect-icon-hints false –max-height 48 –icon-size 24 -i 24 –window-layer top
And here’s the final look: (larger version)