Elementary OS, change plank for cairo-dock

In another post I showed you the quirks of Elementary OS, a spectacular operating system based on Ubuntu 12.04 and therefore with Long Term Support or support for five years, well, in this new post, including a video tutorial, I want to show you how to improve the dock or application launcher.

Plank is the default dock of Elementary OS, and in my opinion, the only weak point of its careful operating system, so in this video tutorial I show you the correct way to completely replace it with cairo dock.

Elementary OS, change plank for cairo-dock

Following all the steps in the video in the header we will be able to completely uninstall Plank and install cairo dock instead, a dock with many more options than Plank, and with a graphic look and effects that will give the touch you need Elementary OS in its latest version Luna.

As I told you in a previous post, few operating systems are as well finished as Elementary OS, a system with attention to detail, that even being in a version beta 1 Still, it works really well, so much so that it has become the operating system that I have used by default for a couple of weeks now.

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  1.   AyosinhoPA said

    Is this beta version stable, or does it have some kind of bug? And another question, when is the stable version planned?

    1.    Francisco Ruiz said

      I have been using it for a week or so and it works perfectly, fast and stable at best, as for the stable version I don't know what to tell you yet, but it calculates a couple of months at most.

  2.   New Genesis said

    Elementary gave me a lot of crashes being in beta version; so I took a look at Pear Linux ( http://pearlinux.fr/ ) and I downloaded the x32 version for my netbook and installed it and I like it because I choose what to install and what not, it is very fluid and very detailed too.
    It also brings Plank which I uninstalled and replaced by Cairo-Dock following your tutorial.

  3.   Edwin said

    How about, I also installed pearlinux, installed cairo-dock and removed plank, and when the system restarted, the plymouth loads the expert and then the screen goes black, why did this happen? Could you help me solve it? it happened in 2 attempts.

  4.   Javier Colias said

    Hello, thanks for this information, I followed the steps you mentioned and installed cairo-dock but when uninstalling plank it also uninstalled elementary-tweaks, elementary-plank-extra, elementary-plank-themes, elementary-wallpaper-collection. I want to know if you can reinstall elementary tweaks or leave it that way.

  5.   Sebastian said

    the same thing happened to me as to Javier Colias

  6.   ismael said

    very good thank you