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Cairo-Dock

Cairo-Dock

Cairo-Dock is an attractive, lightweight eye-candy dock to launch your applications. It has a family-likeness with the OS X dock, but with more options.

Cairo-Dock uses Cairo / OpenGL to render graphics (in correlation with Compiz) with full hardware acceleration. It is fully configurable and fully customisable and can be used as a taskbar too. It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz, Metacity, Kwin, Xcompmgr, etc., but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under desktop environments including GNOME, KDE and Xfce.

You can easily add applets in the dock or as a desklet.
 Cairo-Dock 3.3.2

Price
Free to download

Size
2.5MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Fabrice Rey and contributors

Website
www.glx-dock.org

System Requirements
See here

Support:
Wiki, Blog, Forum, Launchpad, Developer Documentation

Selected Reviews:
Download Squad

Features include:

  • Multi-docks
  • Taskbar
  • Launcher
  • Themes
  • Large number of plugins are available to extend functionality including a basket, clock, weather, tray, electronic mail, Wi-Fi, audio plugins, visual effects and more
  • Turn the dock into an attractive panel
  • Highly customizable
  • Desklets can be rotated in 3D
  • Dialogs have many different window decorators
  • The Theme Manager can download new themes on the server for many applets: Clock, dustbin, Cairo-Penguin, Toons, etc
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Use Cairo-Dock with or without OpenGL

Cairo-Dock in action

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