I have been trying to replace Unity with Cairo Dock, and I am almost there! The only question I have is how can I turn off the Cairo Dock Auto Hide, so as to fix it in place no matter what?
I may be preaching to the converted but here goes:
Right click on Cairo, select Cairo Dock > Configure
On the Configuration>Behaviour tab:
- Visibility: Keep the dock below
- Visibility: Appear on mouseover.
- Behaviour of Taskbar: integrated or separated depending on what you prefer.
Click apply and close.
Click the Applications menu, find Startup Applications.