Enchance launchbar menu in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with cairo-dock ,Docky

November 17, 2010 by: upa_kid

Cairo dock and docky are 2 popular launchbars for Linux, you can enchacnce the launchbar of your installed Ubuntu lucid lynx by installing one of these 2 application.

  • Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). It is compatible with Compiz, but it can also run without a composite manager . Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.

Open the terminal and copy and past the command bellow :

sudo -v
echo  "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-team/ppa/ubuntu  $(lsb_release  -sc) main ## Cairo-Dock-PPA-Stable" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo  apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E80D6BF5

Update the installation :

sudo apt-get update

Now install cairo-dock :

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

  • Docky : Some of Docky’s amazing features include themes, plugins, 4 different hiding modes, advanced indicators, zeitgeist integration, and window management.Docky is an advanced shortcut bar that sits at the bottom, top, and/or sides of your screen. It provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, displays which applications are currently running, holds windows in their minimized state, and more.

Installation of Docky

First add repository

sudo  add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa

Now update source and install docky

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install docky


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