Namebar 0.5

A GNOME panel applet that saves screen real-estate by putting the upper part of the window frame in the panel
Namebar is a GNOME panel applet that puts the name list of the top-most maximized or the focused window in the gnome-panel so that it doesn't take up precious space elsewhere. It's meant to be used with maximus from ubuntu netbook remix, that removes the window border (alternatively you can just fiddle around with compiz decorating settings). Together with DockBar it works as an alternative to ubuntu netbook remix's window picker.


- install python-gnome2-desktop

sudo apt-get install python-gnome2-desktop

- copy to /usr/bin/ and GNOME_NameBarApplet.server to /usr/lib/bonobo/servers

sudo cp /usr/bin
sudo cp GNOME_NameBarApplet.server /usr/lib/bonobo/servers

- copy the content of themes/ to /usr/share/namebar/themes (or alternatively copy them to ~/.namebar/themes)

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/namebar/themes

sudo cp themes/* /usr/share/namebar/themes

- restart the gnome-panel

killall gnome-panel

- add Namebar applet to panel

You can run it in window (meant for debugging purposes): run-in-window

last updated on:
January 20th, 2010, 7:51 GMT
developed by:
Matias Särs
license type:
GPL v3 
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What's New in This Release:
  • Namebar now supports themes for the maximize/minimize/close buttons.
  • Three themes are included: Dust-ish, Human-ish and New Wave-ish
  • The buttons change depending on the state of the window shown in namebar (focused or unfocused and maxmimized or unmaxmimized).
  • Namebar can be customised to have different colored text if the window shown in namebar are focused or unfocused. The text can be normal or bold.
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