Wednesday, 28 November 2012

install cairo dock ubuntu / linux mint

Install Cairo Dock 3.0 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/11.04 Natty/10.10 Maverick/10.04 Lucid/Linux Mint (New Release)

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Cairo Dock includes many plugins/applets such as: weather, clock, Messaging Menu, system monitor, keyboard indicators, custom icons, notification area, clipboard manager, and many other plugins.

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Screen Shots from Cairo Dock Article

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What's New in Cairo Dock 3.0?
  1. The taskbar has been greatly enhanced.
  2. The Log out applet has been rewritten, now allowing you to switch users.
  3. The control of the dock from the keyboard is now very powerful:
    • many shortkeys have been added in several applets.
    • you can activate a launcher by pressing a shortkey + its number.
    • all shortkeys can now be managed in a single place in the configuration window.
  4. The Sound Menu from Ubuntu has been integrated into the Sound-Control applet.
  5. A new Twitter applet lets you tweet in one click.
  6. A new applet to inhibit the screensaver in one click.
  7. Separators are transparent to click in 'Panel' mode.
  8. Cairo-Dock now uses GTK3, for a better integration in a Gnome desktop.
  9. Few additions to the DBus API.
  10. Text drawing (e.g. with Clock) has been improved.
  11. Icons from user icons theme are now loaded with the right size.
  12. The new default theme with a panel is now included in the core package.

To Install Cairo Dock 3.0 on Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

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