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This is not Ubuntu specific (as I no longer use Ubuntu) but will Docky ( http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Docky_wiki ) which is in the Ubuntu repos run on gnome shell? I know it requires compositing which is provided by mutter.

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    Might I ask why you say you are no longer using Ubuntu but want to know about something from the Ubuntu repositories? – RolandiXor Sep 20 '11 at 21:26
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"A picture is worth a thousand words..."

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Picture shows Docky running in Gnome-Shell in 11.10

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Mutter describes itself as a "Clutter based compositing GTK2 Window Manager" (man page). I understand that one of the goals of the Docky devs was to have Docky work with Gnome Shell, but can't remember where I read that. Anyway, it ought to run just fine under Gnome Shell.

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However, Docky (which is in the Ubuntu repos) will work with almost any Desktop environment, including GNOME Shell. It also works without compositing (technically), but will just have problems drawing itself.

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