Installing Cairo Dock 3.2.1 in Ubuntu 13.04

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Recently Cairo Dock 3.2.1 (bug-fix version) was released. You can read about Cairo Dock 3.0 in this previous post.

Some new features in Cairo Dock 3.2.1 include the improvement of the multi-screen support, distant folders (Samba, FTP, etc.) and encrypted disks can be handled in the shortcuts applet. The new Screenshot applet enables you to take screenshots at a click from the dock. Also the new plug-in Sound-Effects adds some funny sounds to actions performed on icons.

Installing

$ sudo apt-get install cairo-dock

intall-cairo-dock

Launching

Open Dash and type Cairo or Cairo Dock. There are two options to choose.

launch-cairo-dock

Running Cairo Dock for the first time, select “Yes” and also check “Remember this choice” if you wish to.

cairo-dock

Here is your Cairo Dock neatly displayed.

cairo-dock

To add more functionality to your dock:

1. Right-click on the dock

2. Move to Cairo Dock in the pop-up menu

3. Then select Configure

4. Now you can make changes to suit yourself

Viewing Version

To find the version of Cairo Dock currently installed, just right-click on the dock. Cairo-Dock > About.

cairo-dock3.2.1

For other Linux distributions see the Official website.

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