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I'm looking forward to emulate the behavior of OS X Dock Stacks so that I can have, for instance, one stack for browsers and another one for IDES. People at ask ubuntu are doing a lot of cleaver stuff with custom Launchers and Quicklists (see List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity). So has anyone figured out how to have stacks in Unity? Anything fancier than a static Quicklist over a dummy folder icon?

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Give a try to Cairo Dock, whose interface is easy to set up as you wish and its gadgets includes stacking with several fancy features.

Screenshot from my Desktop:

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More screenshots from the net:

Parabolic style sub-dock:

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Dock over dock style

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Slide style sub-dock

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Rainbow style sub-dock

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Good luck!

Sorry, I forgot to mention the Panel Mode, which is cool, an illustration is placed here:

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Check out Drawers.

You can put just about anything in a drawer by drag and drop. You can even nest drawers inside one another. See below for a screenshot. It's been submitted to the software center but is awaiting review.

In the meantime, to install drawers run the following in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drawers

Then create your first drawer by opening the dash and typing Drawers.

Sources : http://askubuntu.com/a/168563/82505 and the developers of drawer.

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