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       cairo-dock - A dock to launch your programs easily.


       cairo-dock [options]


       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 :

       Development site:


       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
              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.

       -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

       -m, --maintenance
              Allow to edit the config before the dock is started and show the  config  panel  on

       -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

       -E, --easter-eggs
              For  debugging  purpose  only.  Some  hidden  and  still  unstable  options will be

       -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 !


                 Your config files are saved in this repertory. You can use '-d' option to change

                 Data files for 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->.

       The  Cairo-Dock  Team  is currently formed by Fabounet (Fabrice Rey) and Matttbe (Matthieu
       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.

       Don't hesitate to contribute to this project ;)
       Please have a look at this wiki page:

       This manual page was started  by  Julien  Lavergne  <>,  for  the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).
       Updated by Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) <>.


       Your bug is maybe a recurrent problem (black background, window at startup (use -c or -o),
       problem with OpenGL, etc.). Please go to:

       For any other bugs, you can post them on Cairo-Dock forum:
       or on Launchpad


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                                          Apr. 10, 2011                             CAIRO-DOCK(1)