I have the Cairo dock installed and I love it. When I mouseover the icons, they enlarge, gain focus, etc. Is there a way to make the icons on the Unity sidebar behave in that same manner? I have installed Ubuntu Tweak, Unity Tweak, and even Compiz. Between those applications, I would think I could achieve my goal but I can't. Is there a setting somewhere I am missing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Unfortunately, due to the way Unity's launcher (which is not a dock according to Canonical) works, you can't do this.

You can however create a setup where Cairo Dock is aligned to the left of your screen as the launcher would be (as a compromise).

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    Thank you, RolandiXor. I will experiment further with Cairo. – vivid_vibe Dec 14 '13 at 8:07
  • @vivid_vibe if this answers your question, you can (though you don't have to) mark it as answered using the tick next to the question. – RolandiXor Dec 15 '13 at 23:34

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