Working with KoolDock and KXDocker
ON THE DOCKS
If the KDE Kicker is not graphical, or spectacular enough for your taste,
you can dress up KDE with KoolDock or KXDocker.
The Kicker is the KDE command
base. Kicker launches programs,
switches desktops, and adds
applets to the panel. Besides these basic
functions, the program also offers a few
graphical tricks. Kicker supports transparency
and animated program launch
icons with a magnifying glass effect
when you hover the mouse over an icon.
Unfortunately, the default KDE taskbar
cannot match the graphical elegance of
the Mac OS X dock. Matias Fernandez,
Francisco Guidi, and Stefano wanted
more than the default design. Matias
and Francisco developed an add-on
KDE taskbar that resembles the
Mac OS X dock, and Stefano also
developed an OS X-like taskbar for
KDE. In this article. I’ll describe
KoolDock  and KXDocker 
and reveal how you can enhance
your KDE desktop with one of
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