To install the core packages:
$ yaourt -S cairo-dock
The core packages provides only the strict minimum to run cairo-dock. To use applets, animations, views, effects and dialogs with the dock you will also need the plugin packages:
$ yaourt -S cairo-dock-plug-ins
To install the latest BZR snapshot packages:
$ yaourt -S cairo-dock-bzr cairo-dock-plugins-bzr
Running the dock
To do a standard run:
$ cairo-dock &
The first time your run cairo-dock, a startup message will prompt you to run it using OpenGL backend or Cario backend. Optionally, you can specify which backend to use when running cairo-dock. Specifying a backend will suppress the startup message.
To run with OpenGL backend
$ cairo-dock -o
To run with Cairo backend
$ cairo-dock -c
Running the dock at startup
Run cairo-dock and right-click the dock > Cairo-Dock > Launch Cairo-Dock on startup. The setting will be stored in Template:Filename and used the next time you login.
Add the following to Template:Filename.
Configuring the dock
To configure the dock, right-click the dock > Cairo-Dock > Configure
Two instances of cairo-dock running
This is most likely a result of your session being saved and being runned at next startup.
If you are starting the dock from Template:Filename, remove the file
$ rm ~/.config/autostart/cairo-dock-cairo.desktop