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cairo-dock - A dock to launch your programs easily.
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 downloadable in 1 click, and can be easily customized at your convenience. It can use hardware acceleration (OpenGL) to be very fast and low on CPU. It's recommended to install the PLUG-INS package ( cairo-dock-plug-ins ) to have access to more views, dialogues and many plug-ins and applets. Some screenshots are available : http://pics.glx-dock.org Development site: https://launchpad.net/cairo-dock
You can launch Cairo-Dock with several options : (Note : you can use these options in one block. For example : cairo-dock -oia ) -c, --cairo Force Cairo backend. Use this option if you have issue with the OpenGL mode. -o, --opengl Force OpenGL backend. Cairo-Dock with OpenGL/Hardware acceleration. -O, --indirect-opengl Use OpenGL backend with indirect rendering. There are very few case where this option should be used. -A, --ask-backend Ask again on startup which backend to use. -l, --log [option] Log verbosity (options : debug, message, warning, critical, error - default is 'warning'). For example : cairo-dock -l debug -F, --colors Force to display some output messages with colors even if these messages are not displayed into a tty. -w, --wait Wait for N seconds before starting. This is useful if you notice some problems when the dock starts with the session. -a, --keep-above Force to keep the dock above other windows whatever. -s, --no-sticky Don't make the dock appear on all desktops. -e, --env Force the dock to consider this environment (gnome, xfce, etc.) - it may crash the dock if not set properly. -d, --dir Force the dock to load the configuration in this directory (default is ~/.config/cairo-dock). -m, --maintenance Allow to edit the config before the dock is started and show the config panel on startup. -x, --exclude Exclude a given plug-in from activating (it is still loaded though). -f, --safe-mode Don't load any plug-ins and show the theme manager on startup. -W, --metacity-workaround Work around some bugs in Metacity Window-Manager (invisible dialogs or sub-docks) -M, --modules-dir Ask the dock to load additional modules contained in this directory (though it is unsafe for your dock to load unofficial modules). -T, --testing For debugging purpose only. The crash manager will not be started to hunt down the bugs. -E, --easter-eggs For debugging purpose only. Some hidden and still unstable options will be activated. -S, --server Address of a server containing additional themes. This will overwrite the default server address. -k, --locked Lock the dock so that any modification is impossible for users.
Some other options with an output in the terminal : -v, --version Print version and quit. -h, --help Show the help and quit. -C, --capuccino Cairo-Dock makes anything, including coffee !
~/.config/cairo-dock/ Your config files are saved in this repertory. You can use '-d' option to change it. /usr/share/cairo-dock/ Data files for Cairo-Dock. /usr/lib/cairo-dock/ Binary files for Cairo-Dock and its plug-ins.
Most of the Cairo-Dock project was written by Fabrice Rey (fabounet) <fabounet@glx- dock.org>. The Cairo-Dock Team is currently formed by Fabounet (Fabrice Rey) and Matttbe (Matthieu Baerts). With the help of Eduardo Mucelli for our third-party applets. Thanks to our former developers: Mav (Yann Sladek), Tofe (Christophe Chapuis), Nochka85 (Yann Dulieu), ChanGFu (Rémy Robertson), Paradoxxx Zero (Florian Mounier), Necropotame (Adrien Pilleboue), Rom1 (Romain Perol), Ctaf , Augur and SQP as well as numerous beta testers and contributors: lylambda, taiebot65, Franksuse64, ppmt, etc. see the 'About' menu in the dock and this web page. http://glx-dock.org/userlist_messages.php Don't hesitate to contribute to this project ;) Please have a look at this wiki page: http://glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=How%20to%20help%20us This manual page was started by Julien Lavergne <email@example.com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). Updated by Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Your bug is maybe a recurrent problem (black background, window at startup (use -c or -o), problem with OpenGL, etc.). Please go to: http://www.glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=Recurrents%20problems For any other bugs, you can post them on Cairo-Dock forum: http://forum.glx-dock.org or on Launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/cairo-dock
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