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Best/Stable Docks for Ubuntu?

By suspect76 ·
I have being using Ubuntu and Mint Linux for quite some time now. I am now moving towards making my Linux Gui as personal as possible. So I have started messing around with "docks" such as the one that comes with a MAC. So far I have messed with AWN Manager, Cairo Dock and Gnome DO "Docky". By far Cairo Dock is the best in terms of functionality and visual themes. However, it seems to be very, very unstable as when I load the themes everything seems fine until I do a reboot. Once rebooted I see a black background which is very ugly to look at. I have spent hours reading many post on how to fix the problem but no one seem to be able to fix it.

I would like to know if there are other docks out there that are just as good as Cairo Dock or even better that I can use. Please post a list of docks and a link to each if possible. Installation details will be a bonus. Thanks for all the help in advance

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For the benefit of those of us who haven't see a Mac,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Best/Stable Docks for Ubu ...

What's a 'dock'? Is there any Windows equivalent?

Just wondering.

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It looks like the Windows Taskbar.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Link to a image of a dock ...

Does it do something other provide shortcuts to start apps and show which ones are running? I thought this capability was present in both Gnome and KDE desktops. Am I missing something?

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Re: Docks

by PoppaTab In reply to 2 links to images of diff ...


I guess the taskbars in either KDE or Gnome just don't look good enough? I can't blame a guy for wanting to dress things up, but there are many ways to customize your 'nix desktops. The Ubuntu task bar bugs me being on the top of the screen, so I put it where I want it. I'm going to take a wild guess about the dock thing you are using. I bet it wants to eat your onboard graphics alive? Or the RAM is having the life sucked out of it. Or...... I'm a PC :) sorry I had to type that.

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