Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Xfdashboard is a dash for XFCE (similar to the Unity 7 Dash) that displays an overview of open applications enabling the users to switch between apps easily, a workspace selector, an app launcher and a search tool. Also, shortcuts can be easily created.
The latest version available is Xfdashboard 0.3.8, which has been released a while ago.
In this article I will show you how to install Xfdashboard 0.3.8 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, using XFCE as the default desktop environment.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Xfdashboard 0.3.8 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems using XFCE is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the xfdashboard package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/extras
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xfdashboard
Optional, to remove xfdashboard, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove xfdashboard