The steps below are valid for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) as well.
For installing the cairo-dock application (this is a Mac-like dock) your graphic card must be supported.
In order to install the repository, and the application, run the following lines (ono-by-one) in the terminal,
for the unstable version (I’m using it and got no problems)
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/weekly
for stable application
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install cairo-dock
I recommend to try it first, so here we go,
- Click, with the mouse right-button, the bottom panel
- Sellect Properties
- Check the Show Hide Buttons option (you might see an arrow at the begining and the end of the panel.
- Press the arrow.
- Press Alt-F2 and type cairo-dock -o
- Follow the instructions.
There it is!
If you have problems with it, quit it (click the mouse right-button on the dock and sellect quit), try the -c option (instead of the -o above)
If you got no problems, and you like it you might want to remove the inferior panel and put the dock in the StartUp application.
Adding the Application to Start Up.
Go to System->Preferences->Startup Applications and add a new one call it Dock (or give it your favourite name) and the command is just cairo-dock.
Save the changes.
That’s all folks!