Minimalistic desktop panel app ‘Wingpanel’ looks good but remains far too unstable for everyday use.
In the meantime it’s easy to ‘recreate’ the look of a side-bound mini-panel using other applications.
Following on from our guide on transofrming a Gnome panel into a Wingpanel comes this guide for AWN users by ‘IGotNoNick‘.
Like the ‘text on screen’ tool used in the video? It’s called Screenkey.