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First Steps

This page is under construction.
If you would like to participate in its redaction or simply give your opinion then please visit the forum here

For that first Launch
To launch Cairo-Dock, press Alt + F2 and type cairo-dock in the box that opened then validate.

You can also do it from a terminal:
cairo-dock &

Launch Cairo-Dock at Startup
For Gnome
Menu : System> Preferences> Sessions> Select the tab "Startup Programs> Add
Enter the commands for the program: cairo-dock

KDE Configuration Center> KDE Components> Add
Enter the commands for the program: cairo-dock

Menu :
Parameters> Applications started Automatically> Add
Enter the commands for the program: cairo-dock

For Beryl User
you only see the dock on one of the face of the cube!
In case you launch Cairo-Dock at startup and you are using Beryl, you will have to use a little script to delay the startup of the dock.

Create a file called launch-cairo-dock-after-beryl.sh, and copy/paste the following code in it:

#we wait 12 seconds so that Beryl gets ready (you may need more or less)
sleep 12
# the path of cairo-dock (may be different for you)
cairo-dock &

Make it executable
sudo chmod +x launch-cairo-dock-after-beryl.sh

And use that script to launch the dock at startup


Click here for more
To configure them right click on them >>
Configure this module

For the applets that are inactive: right click and choose
Cairo-Dock >> Configure >> System or Applets (if you are in Advanced mode)


Click here for more
To create a launcher you can either drag'n drop directly from the
Application Menu onto the dock or do it all manually: right click >>add a Launcher

To remove one: right click and select
Remove this launcher


Sub dock are icons that contains launchers see them as
menu>sub menu: Right click and selectAdd a sub-dock

Applicable for Applications/Launchers and sub-docks/applets

By Drag and Drop or right click >>
Move this icons and for the launcher also from right click >>Modify this launcher >> Extra parameters++ and select a numerical order value :
=>1 for first position, 1.7, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 4.550 etc...

Cairo-Dock needs you
Several research on the web shows that some people have been able to use the dock on a few Linux distributions:
  • Ubuntu (Cairo-Dock is developed on that distribution)
  • Fedora
  • ArchLinux
  • Mandriva
  • Gentoo

As well as a few windows manager:
  • Gnome (of course)
  • KDE
  • Xfce

No definitive tutorial though just a few links. If you have some linsk to tutorial (wiki, website, blog,etc...) or some RPMs, basically anything that would help others to install the dock on their system.
Just make sure that the information is up to date.

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