Windows 7 like Taskbar on Ubuntu with Group Tab and Stacks | DockbarX

People who are more used to Windows 7 taskbar like me often feel quite difficult working on Ubuntu. What if, we bring those features of wondrous Windows 7 Taskbar on Ubuntu taskbar.

DockbarX is Gnome taskbar applet with grouping and group manipulation, Though the developer of this applet says he never wanted to make clone of Windows 7 but what all matters to us is productive functionality which DockbarX offers.

Here are some screenshots:

Ubuntu DockbarX Windows 7 Taskbar

Not just Group tabbing but also, you get menu options on right click for pinning like Windows 7.

DockbarX Windows 7 like Taskbar group tab

How to install Windows 7 taskbar on Ubuntu

Run following commands one after another in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dockbar-main/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dockbarx dockbarx-themes-extra

Then right click on current taskbar > Add to Panel > Select DockbarX Applet and press Add button.

DockbarX preferences lets you customize behavior with Shortcut keys, Looks and Appearance with Themes and more!

via Ubuntu Life


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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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