Is this out there? I tried this a while ago on Linux but it has been a few years, I wonder if there is a better new version of the Mac like dock for Ubuntu Linux.


Take a look at Cairo Dock.

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  • +1 for this. It also runs fine in minimal systems, with xcompmgr – Journeyman Geek Jan 18 '10 at 5:24

Gnome-do is nice, but Docky is splitting away from it. Gnome do is a great replacement for QuickSilver, but you should get Docky separately. Instructions to install are available on OMGUbuntu.co.uk. WebUpd8.org has a nice one-liner command to make Docky go 3D, and look very slick.

In short, run these three commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa
sudo apt-get install docky
gconftool-2 -t bool -s /apps/docky-2/Docky/Interface/DockPreferences/Dock1/ThreeDimensional true

Another great way to make Ubuntu look really slick is to use Spatial Desktop, which is really just a script that modifies your desktop experience through configuration.

  • Docky is pure awesomeness! – Znarkus Jul 24 '10 at 10:12

there's also the option of Avant Window Navigator which is quite maclike


Try gnome-do.. Its really nice..



This post (although a bit dated) does a good job of comparing the major linux docks.

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