Cairo-Dock, a fast and customizable desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc, which can be used as alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, and KDE-panel, is now at 3.4 version. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic. It has a powerful DBus interface, to be controlled from a terminal or another application. Features can be added by plug-ins or applets, and applets can be written in C or in any language. Cairo-Dock has now a basic Wayland support.
Cairo-Dock sits in the centre of your desktop, allowing you to monitor and control your favorite apps: music players, chat messengers, twitter, torrents downloaders, RSS feeds, calendar/tasks, weather, mail checkers, etc, and a powerful task-bar.
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.
- Menus: added the possibility to customize them
- Style: unified the style of all components of the dock
- Better integration with Compiz (e.g. when using the Cairo-Dock session) and Cinnamon
- Applications Menu and Logout applets will wait the end of an update before displaying notifications
- Various improvements for Applications Menu, Shortcuts, Status-Notifier and Terminal applets
- Start working on EGL and Wayland support
- And as always ... various bug fixes and improvements!
Available for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Cairo Dock (Unstable Version - Weekly updates) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Available for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Cairo Dock (Stable Version) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal: