Beautiful Cairo dock menu/launch bar for ubuntu 10.10


Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). Now, you can use Cairo-Dock with OpenGL. The package include a bunch of plugins and can be configured to work with popular desktop effect managers like Compiz Fusion.

Here is how it looks on your desktop:cairo-dock-for-ubuntu

To install Cairo Dock, use the following command in terminal:

sudo -v
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) cairo-dock ## Cairo-Dock-Stable" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

After installing Cairo, you can locate the application in Accessories and on launching it you can modify the different settings associated to it.

If you have any issues in installing Cairo dock menu, then you may refer to this help link


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