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An official beta release of the 2.2 version of Cairo-Dock/GLX-Dock is available.

Aug 02, 2010, 18:07 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matthieu Baerts for this link. ]

"An official beta release of the 2.2 version of GLX-Dock is available.

"The main goal of this version is to approach the usability of the -panel. To reach it, we aimed at making an "Unity" theme, based on the recent interesting remarks of Canonical.

"What's new?

"4 points were targeted :

"Be unobstrusive : GLX-Dock now has 2 new visibility modes: "hide whenever the dock overlaps the active window" and "hide whenever the dock overlaps any window".

"The dock will hide itself anytime it could get in your way, and will be visible otherwise.

"You can choose between several smooth hiding animations: fade-out, semi-transparent, move-down, etc.

"To make things better, icons that should draw your attention (like a message in the Pidgin applet or an alarm in the Clock applet) are visible (and animated) even when the dock is hidden."

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