Cairo-Dock 2.2.0-4 (stable release) replaces Wbar launcher in LXDE, KDE
and Xfce only.
Needs a compositing Window
Manager, e.g., LXDE with Compiz-Fusion, KDE (SystemSettings | Desktop |
Enable Desktop Effects) or Xfce (Xfce Settings Manager | Window Manager
Tweaks | Compositor | Enable display compositing.)
- Features numerous desklets
can run in the main dock, a sub-dock or detached anywhere on the
desktop, including an applications menu, wifi, netspeed, system
monitor, clock, weather desklet and musicPlayer.
- Drag-and-drop to arrange
dock and sub-docks. Drag in new apps from the C-D Applications Menu
right in the dock as desired. Easy and powerful configuration
(Simple or Advanced mode) via right-click context menu on dock or
and icon animations--blink, bounce, rotate,
pulse or wobbly. Many dock and gauge themes to choose from.
- Includes LHP-Default theme
LXDE-C-F and Xfce, and LHP-Default_KDE theme for KDE 4. Compiled
in LHP with a few plug in sources patched for Lighthouse.
- Updated H2O-LHP-v2 GTK theme included; apply with
Menu | Desktop Settings | Chtheme GTK Theme Chooser
screen shots | Backgrounds from Porcupine Tree
If you observe both Wbar and
Cairo-Dock instead of just Cairo-Dock, move wstart in /Startup into /Startup/DisabledItems (for KDE, do the same with wstart_kde in /Autostart)
A desklet can be repositioned by
dragging with the left mouse button. If it doesn't move, hold down the
Alt key, then drag.
/root/Startup runs cairo-dock -c by default [-c |
--cairo use Cairo back end.] Configuration is at /root/.config/cairo-dock.
KDE's /Autostart runs cairo-dock -c -d
"/root/.config/cairo-dock/KDE". Configuration is at /root/.config/cairo-dock/KDE.
From the C-D Wiki:
Tip: You can force OpenGL by launching
the dock with «cairo-dock -o».but you might get a lot of visual
You need a graphics card with
drivers that support OpenGL2.0. Most Nvidia cards can do this, as can
more and more Intel cards. Most ATI cards do not support OpenGL2.0.
When I tried cairo-dock -o
with an ATI HD3200 and ATI_Catalyst-10.6 it caused an immediate hard
freeze. That's why
the SFS uses cairo-dock -c
by default, which is stable. So the OpenGL
launcher is not in the menus, but in /root/.config/cairo-dock/extras.