Docky is a launcher derived from Gnome Do what allows you to organize, in a different way, the most used applications in our Ubuntu. It also has several additions called docklets and helpers that allow you to interact with applications such as Tomboy, Rhythmbox, Liferea or Transmission, or features such as viewing time, checking CPU consumption and reviewing other data of interest to our system.
You already know the purpose of this type of application: launchers aim to improve the access speed and management of the applications we use most often. In this way Docky lives up to expectations and in a remarkable way thanks to its low resource consumption and its great customization with the ability to use skins or skins.
Docky comes included in the official Ubuntu repositories from version 10.04 (Lucid Linx), so installing it will be, from this version, as easy as entering the following commands in our terminal:
sudo apt-get install docky
As with many other applications, there are two general compilation versions from the Docky app. The first of these corresponds to the latest code in development, usually in testing, and that from the still unstable branch of software. To add packages of this version to your system, you must enter the following commands in the console:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install docky
And the second version, corresponding to a more stable and proven edition of the app, Which usually does not have the latest features, and which you can get by entering the following commands into the console:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install docky
The software update is as simple as its installation and is done in the usual way to all Ubuntu software, being valid for both the PPAs of the trunk core as for those in the stable version:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
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