Applications Dock functionality (launcher, lister, switcher combined), no eye candy required?

Jud Craft craftjml at
Wed Jul 15 17:27:51 UTC 2009

All docks currently in existence require a composited screen.  They
all are designed to mimic the animation-heavy OS X dock.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM, S P Arif Sahari
Wibowo<arifsaha at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am looking for an application which can function as applications dock
> (combined functions of applications launcher, lister and switcher), similar
> to OS X dock, but I don't need the eye candy (transparency, 3d effect, icon
> enlargement, bouncing icon, etc.) (in fact, when I use OS X, I set its dock
> visual effect to minimum). I actually prefer low weight low resources
> application, something like WindowMaker's application dock (not its widget
> dock) but works well with other desktop environment (i.e. can do drag &
> drop). It should also available in various distro, but specifically at
> present I need it to run in Fedora.
> I tried Docker, but when I run it nothing show up in the screen. I tried
> SimDock, but it has several issues (does not seems to show an application is
> running, has errors, does not work well with GNOME). I tried GNOME Do (to
> get its Docky) but it has error (Failed to contact configuration server)
> that I still debug. Avant WM and CairoDock seems to be too heavy weight
> (need composited screen).
> Any other suggestion? Thanks!
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