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Cairo-dock is a highly customizable dock written in C.
 
Cairo-dock is a highly customizable dock written in C.
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15201 Cairo-dock] and [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31144 Cairo-dock plugins] are available from the [[AUR]] and can be installed using [[yaourt]] or [[makepkg]].
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[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15201 cairo-dock] is available from the [[AUR]].
  
===Yaourt installation===
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The core package provides only the strict minimum to run cairo-dock: to use applets, animations, views, effects and dialogs you will also need [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31144 cairo-dock plugins].
To install the core packages:
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$ yaourt -S cairo-dock
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You can also try the latest BZR snapshot packages: {{Package AUR|cairo-dock-bzr}} and {{Package AUR|cairo-dock-plugins-bzr }}.
The core packages provides only the strict minimum to run cairo-dock. To use applets, animations, views, effects and dialogs you will also need the plugin packages:
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{{Warning|The BZR packages are unstable and should be used at own risk.}}
$ yaourt -S cairo-dock-plug-ins
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To install the latest BZR snapshot packages:
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{{Warning|These packages are unstable and should be used at own risk}}
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$ yaourt -S cairo-dock-bzr cairo-dock-plugins-bzr
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==Configuration==
 
==Configuration==

Revision as of 09:19, 14 June 2011

Cairo-dock is a highly customizable dock written in C.

Installation

cairo-dock is available from the AUR.

The core package provides only the strict minimum to run cairo-dock: to use applets, animations, views, effects and dialogs you will also need cairo-dock plugins.

You can also try the latest BZR snapshot packages: Template:Package AUR and Template:Package AUR.

Warning: The BZR packages are unstable and should be used at own risk.

Configuration

Running the dock

Run as default:

$ cairo-dock &

This will generate a startup message that will ask you to choose a backend for the current session (OpenGL or Cairo). There is an option to remember the choice and if not choosing to remember the choice, a startup message will be generated each time cairo-dock is run without backend options. To supress the startup message, you can specify which backend to use when running cairo-dock by specifying it as an option.

Run with OpenGL backend

$ cairo-dock -o &

Run with Cairo backend

$ cairo-dock -c &
Tip: All using ATI graphics cards should use this option. Some cards/drivers does not support OpenGL, which may prevent cairo-dock from running correctly.

Running the dock at startup

This depends on which DE or WM that is being used.

Cario-dock

Run cairo-dock and right-click the dock > Cairo-Dock > Launch Cairo-Dock on startup. The settings will be stored in Template:Filename and sourced the next time you login.

Openbox

Add the following to Template:Filename.

cairo-dock &

Configuring the dock

To configure the dock, right-click the dock > Cairo-Dock > Configure

Troubleshooting

Two cairo-dock instances running

This is most likely a result of sessions being saved and being runned at next login.

Openbox

If you are starting the cairo-dock from Template:Filename - remove autostart files generated by cario-dock:

$ rm ~/.config/autostart/cairo-dock*

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