Installing Cairo Dock

Cairo Dock is a beautiful interface Launcher. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable. It has many transition effects. Extra widgets can be added from official website http://glx-dock.org/. Now coming on to installation,

You can install Cairo-Dock easily by going to Ubuntu Software Center and searching (Ctrl+F) about “cairo dock” and press ‘install’.

You can also install it using terminal using the following steps:

#STEP 1:

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter the following command :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa

Enter your password.

#STEP 2:

sudo apt-get update

#STEP 3:

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

You can start it by typing: cairo-dock or you can search it (Start Button) and search for “cairo dock”.

 

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But when you will restart your system, then it will not be there. For cairo-dock to appear always even after restart, you can add it “Startup Applications”. To do this, Press Start button and search for “startup applicaton” and open it. Click on “Add”.startup menu A new window will be pop-up. In this window, enter any name you like. I have entered “Bottom dock”. In the command box, write cairo-dock and press Save and close the dialog and that’s it.

You can change any effect by right clicking on any icon of the dock and select Cairo-Dock and then Configure. A new window will be open and you can select a variety of customization. For instance, select “Icon Effects” menu under the Appearance Tab. Check on any effect and click on apply and that’s it.

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