09 November 2012

Install Cairo Dock 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10

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Cairo-Dock is a pretty, light and convenient interface to your desktop, able to replace advantageously your system panel! It features multi-docks, taskbar, launchers and a lot of useful applets. Applets can be detached from the dock to act as desktop widgets. Numerous ready-to-use themes are available in 1 click, and can be easily customized at your convenience. It can use hardware acceleration to be very fast and low on CPU.

To know more about Cairo Dock visit this LINK

Cairo Dock 3.1.1 is available for download , To install it in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 follow these simple steps

Step 1: Add Cairo Dock Repository

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Cairo Dock 3.1.1

$ sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

That's it you have Successfully installed Cairo Dock. To launch it go to Dash and type Cairo Dock and select it. Check out the screenshot

how to install cairo dock in ubuntu

You can use Cairo Dock alone by logging out and select session Cairo Dock Gnome and log in.

You can change Cairo Dock appearance and other settings according to your convenience by right click on Cairo Dock and select Cairo Dock --> configure

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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