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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 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

       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

       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 accelera‐

       -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.

       -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

       -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 direc‐
	      tory (though it is unsafe for your dock to load unofficial  mod‐

       -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 !

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

		 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)

       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),	 Para‐
       doxxx 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
       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

       < >

				 Apr. 10, 2011			 CAIRO-DOCK(1)

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