04 December 2012

Install Cairo-Dock 3.1.2 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

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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.

Cairo Dock 3.1.2 has been released. To know what's new in this version CLICK HERE

To install Cairo-Dock in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 , open terminal (Ctrl + Alt + t) and 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 3.1.2

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

To open Cairo-Dock in Ubuntu go to Dash-->type Cairo Dock-->select it.

To know the version of Cairo-Dock, write the following command in Terminal

$ cairo-dock --version

Check out the Video to Know how to use Cairo-Dock and How to configure it.

That's it. Enjoy :)

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