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Dzen is described as 'general purpose messaging, notification and menuing program for X11. It was designed to be scriptable in any language and integrate well with window managers like dwm, wmii and xmonad though it will work with any window manager' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Dzen for Linux, BSD, Xfce and Mac. The best alternative is Cairo-Dock, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dzen are tint2, Avant Window Navigator , Dock and ADeskBar.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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    Cairo-Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).

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    tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic). We try to get virtual desktop and multi-monitor easier to use. We follow freedesktop specifications.

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  3. Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Linux

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.

    Discontinued

    Doesn't seem to be activaly maintained anymore. Last update was in 2017.

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  4. Dock icon

    Dock

    • Mac

    In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.

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  5. ADeskBar icon

    ADeskBar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    a lightweight application launcher for Openbox, written in Python and GTK.

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  6. GnomePanel icon

    GnomePanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.

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    PyPanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PyPanel is a lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any desktop theme or taste. PyPanel works with EWMH compliant WMs (Openbox, PekWM, FVWM, etc.) and is distributed under the GNU General Public License v2.

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  8. BMPanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    BMPanel (bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look and feel, while keeping itself tiny and small.

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