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.
What's New in Cairo Dock 3.2?
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Deluge: A menu entry to quit the application was missing
- 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
- 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: