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cairo dock ubuntu 10.04 lucid screenshot

Cairo Dock (which recently got a new theme for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) adds yet another cool feature: a smart auto-hide function.

The new autohide it's like Docky's intellihide except I found Cairo Dock to work even better (there I've said it!).

Here is a video with the new Cairo Dock autohide option:

But to see what I mean you must try it for yourself. This new feature (and many other new features) will be included in Cairo Dock 2.1.4 which is still in beta and thus not yet available in Ubuntu Lucid official repositories or the stable Cairo Dock repository.

However, if you want to install Cairo Dock 2.1.4 beta, you can use the Cairo Dock Weekly PPA (Unstable!):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/weekly
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

To add the stable Cairo Dock repository, see THIS post.