|Force Cairo backend. Use this option if you have issue with the OpenGL mode.|
|Force OpenGL backend. Cairo-Dock with OpenGL/Hardware acceleration.|
|Use OpenGL backend with indirect rendering. There are very few case where this option should be used.|
|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
|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.|
|Force to keep the dock above other windows.|
|Dont 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).|
|Allow to edit the config before the dock is started and show the config panel on startup.|
|Exclude a given plug-in from activating (it is still loaded though).|
|Dont load any plug-ins and show the theme manager on startup.|
|Work around some bugs in Metacity Window-Manager (invisible dialogs or sub-docks)|
|Ask the dock to load additional modules contained in this directory (though it is unsafe for your dock to load unofficial modules).|
|For debugging purpose only. The crash manager will not be started to hunt down the bugs.|
|For debugging purpose only. Some hidden and still unstable options will be activated.|
|Address of a server containing additional themes. This will overwrite the default server address.|
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 !
~/.config/cairo-dock/ Your config files are saved in this repertory. You can use -d option to change it. /usr/share/cairo-dock/ Data files for Cairo-Dock. /usr/lib/cairo-dock/ Binary files for Cairo-Dock and its plug-ins.
Most of the Cairo-Dock project was written by Fabrice Rey (fabounet) <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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), Paradoxxx 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.
Dont hesitate to contribute to this project ;)
Please have a look at this wiki page:
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
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