I remember that Ubuntu with GNOME 2.3 had an awesome app called docky.

I much prefer the Unity desktop, so I'm just asking if there's any way to make a stack docklet like this in this screenshot.

directories stacked like a stem


You can try using Cairo Dock 3.0 in your system. It works fine and is comfortable to use.

You can install it using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

It maintains the naturalism of Unity along with the convenience of a proper dock.

  • Will, thanks every one. but I don't like to use multiple docks! Unity's bar is just like a dock and I can't use more than this bar! if there's any plugin or something for unity I'll appreciate this. thanks – yusuf Jul 7 '12 at 14:10
  • No Unity's Launcher is a Launcher nothing more nothing less, and no there's no plug ins nor anything near that for Unity at the moment. This are your only options for stacks. – Uri Herrera Jul 7 '12 at 15:23

You can use avant-window-navigator. It has a stack plugin in the applet window. The terminal command is:

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

Here is a good tutorial about using avant-window-navigator.

Here is a picture of stack applet

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After you added the applet, right click on the stack applet icon, and select "Preferences". In the "Stack layout" tab, select curged-gui option.

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For adding anything on the stack, Press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT after selecting the item and drag and drop it in the stack.

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Cairo-Dock's Stack applet lets you stack files, folders and URL. Simply drop anything inside the dock and it will be automatically added to the Stack

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