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Install Cairo Dock 3.2.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/11.04 Natty/10.10 Maverick/10.04 Lucid/Linux Mint (New Release)

Cairo-Dock, a fast and customizable desktop interface which can be used as alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, and KDE-panel, is now at version 3.2.1.
Cairo-Dock sits in the centre of your desktop, allowing you to monitor and control your favourite apps: music players, chat messengers, twitter, torrents downloaders, RSS feeds, calendar/tasks, weather, mail checkers, etc, and a powerful taskbar.
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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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What's New in Cairo Dock 3.2?
Main Changes:
  • Multi-screen support has been improved;
  • A couple of new applets have been added, Screenshot and Indicator-Generic;
  • A new plugin called Sound-Effects has been added;
  • Gnome-Shell support has been integrated in this release;
  • GDM support has been added for user switching;
  • Systemd support has been added for the session management;
  • Support for all the Unity indicators has been implemented;
  • Countless bug-fixes and improvements have been added.
Core:
  • Dialogues:
    • Fixed a small bug with the default icon
    • Force to take the focus when the dialogue has a user widget, since some WM prevent focus steal
  • Gnome-Shell: the dash was hidden all the time
  • GUI:
    • Docks list: only list main docks and subdocks and not launchers and applications with subdocks (when there are windows with the same class and if these icons are regrouped into a subdock)
    • Menu and GUI: Move to another dock: if it's a container: Do not add subdocks that are contained in this container (to avoid loop: subdock1->subdock2->subdock1)
    • Simple: Plugins: 'Help' applet was not listed
    • Simple: Config: force to display the config widget (the config panel was empty with some older versions of GTK)
  • Help applet: This applet didn't have any preview icon file
  • Icon:
    • Label: If we don't want to show label, keep info about the font: it can be used by other applets (e.g. Clock)
    • Windows thumbnails: fixed a small bug that made the thumbnail unavailable the first time the window is minimized
  • Init & Themes:
    • Deactivate the option 'Show Windows Thumbnail' in the current theme.
    • This option can provoke annoying bugs with other applications the desktop (e.g. Gedit or Nautilus displayed corrupted icons when using a smooth scroll)
    • It seems this bug is due to the video drivers and it's fixed with the latest stable version of these drivers (but which is not available with most distributions)
    • Note: It's still possible to re-enable this option from the config panel
  • Taskbar: Fixed a possible crash in a convoluted scenario (if there are a few untitled windows with the same empty class)
  • X11: Fixed a crash when using Xinerama with multi-monitors
  • Translations: Imported translations files from Launchpad: thanks to all contributors
Plug-ins:
  • DBus:
    • Python interface: Translations: avoid blank dialogues when using special characters from .mo files with Python2.
    • Force the height of the menu, since GTK doesn't update it correctly
  • GMenu: Preload icons at startup: removed this option: it's no longer needed when using libgnome-menu-3 and it can slow down the creation of this menu
  • Indicator-Generic:
    • If no indicator found, stay in the plugin mode to not create an useless icon
    • New indicators was not automatically launched: Monitor the indicator3 dir in order to reload indicators when these files are modified/added/removed
    • Do not insert or detach icons if it's not necessary
  • Translations: Imported translations files from Launchpad
Other Changes:
  • Deluge: A menu entry to quit the application was missing
  • Gmail:
    • Make base64 work with python3
    • Handle messages with no subject
    • Updated the config file and removed an unused option
  • Pidgin/Xchat: fixed a wrong option type ('animation type' is an integer)
  • Screensaver Inhibitor: FreeDesktop: support both newer and older object path
  • Transmission:
    • A menu entry to quit the application was missing
    • urllib requires UTF-8 in python3

To Install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: glx-dock.org


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