Cairo-Dock 2.2.0-4 (stable release) replaces Wbar launcher in Fusion, LXDE, KDE and Xfce desktops. Needs a compositing Window Manager, e.g., Fusion, LXDE with Compiz-Fusion, KDE (SystemSettings | Desktop | Enable Desktop Effects) or Xfce (Xfce Settings Manager | Window Manager Tweaks | Compositor | Enable display compositing.)

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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 artifacts.
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.