DockBar
DockbarX Themes
Score 76%
Description:

TaskBar with groupping and group manipulation.

... Many thanks to Nik Skavinsky ...

##### Launchers #####
You can add new launcher by DnD or launch app and press "+" button (preferred) in popup of app.
Button with gears can be used to open new window of app.
Known restrictions:
- Unable to use launchers for GNUStep
- Unable to use launchers for OOo writer, calc, draw, etc
- Only apps from menu can be added
- Some applications written in script languages like python recognized not correctly (because their author forgot to setup name for application)

To pin/unpin launcher you need to open preferences dialog and set 'Attach/Detach' action for group

The X branch by Matias Särs
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dockbar+Experimental?content=101604

Previews
You need to use compiz plugin KDE Compatibility and check 'support plasma previews'.
If you want live previews for minimized windows too, you can use KWin instead of compiz.
Watch demo video!

Default actions:
Window button:
left click:
- activate / minimize / unminimize

middle click:
- Close

right click:
- Lock/unlock

Group button:
left click:
- activate / minimize / unminimize group
(without locked windows)

middle click:
- close group of windows

right click:
- Compiz scale

Compiz
To use compiz effects you need to activate them in compiz settings manager first.

INSTALL:
- install python-gnome2-desktop
- copy dockbar folder to /usr/lib/
(/usr/lib/dockbar)
- copy theme files to share folder
(/usr/share/dockbar/themes)
- copy GNOME_DockBarApplet.server to /usr/lib/bonobo/servers
- add DockBar applet to panel
- make link:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/dockbar/dockbar.py /usr/bin/dockbar.py

TESTED on Ubuntu 10.04 with compiz and metacity

You can run it in window:
dockbar.py run-in-window

==== AWN applet ====
DockBar for Avant Window Navigator is a simple applet (wrapper) to use DockBar with AWN.
AWN effects are not available for DockBar applet.
Use it only on horizontal awn dock!

AWN applet may not work. Please wait for bug fix.

P.S. Sorry for bad English
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.25.1
Some stupid bugs fixed in pref dialog (Launch action added to list of group actions)
Little redesign of popup of group
Border for previews
Minimal size of previews

0.25.0
!!! New dependency - urllib
Wine apps groupped by .exe name. Aslo you can add wine app as launcher (Drag from menu).
Buttons in popup header removed.
Pref dialog running check
Pref dialog redesign unused params removed
Fixed minimization then some of wins always-on-top
Live Previews. You need KDE Compatibility plugin and check support plasma thumbnails.


0.24.1
Bg bug fixed
Launchers first
Path in .server file changed

0.24
Launchers
Lunch effect
Update position of popup winlist
Basic styles support
Compiz calls now async
New action 'prev/next window'
!!! New dependency: pynotify

0.23
Minimization target
Windows previews
Bug 419430 fixed (No way to open preferences in AWN)
Preferences dialog bug fixed

0.22
New action system (Default actions changed)
DockBar preferences is in dockbar_pref.py now
Some code cleanups

0.21
-fixed- Updating state of group button

0.20
-fixed-Flickering without compiz
...

Linuxgamer94

4 years ago

You forgot to tell us how to install the dam thing. I got the ppa to install, but you did not tell us the comand to enter in the terminal to install it. Who is going to want to put up with this crap!

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andrewburgess

7 years ago

Tried to run 24.1 on fc12

README says "install python-gnome2-desktop". There is gnome-python2-gnomedesktop and gnome-python2-desktop in fc12. I already had both installed.

instead of copying the file and folders I made symlinks

when I try to add I get:

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_DockBarApplet"
Delete / Don't Delete

Looking forward to getting it to run as it looks very cool.

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andrewburgess

7 years ago

Forgot to put dockbar.py into /usr/bin (which I also did as a symlink).

Works fine now, sorry for the noise.

PS You forgot to add that step to the README

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andrewburgess

7 years ago

PPS The 24.1 tarfile untars into 0.24 instead of 0.24.1

PPPS I'd prefer dockbar-0.24.1

Thanks for all your work!

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aleksey

7 years ago

>PPS The 24.1 tarfile untars into 0.24 instead of 0.24.1

Really? I have 0.24.1 folder in it.
(Opened with archive manager in gnome)

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andrewburgess

7 years ago

oh hell. I must have untarred the old tarfile. Sorry, not my day for accuracy! I am using and enjoying dockbar (0.21)

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aleksey

7 years ago

Thanks for bug report!

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zeltak

7 years ago

Hi again

regarding your question, yeah i would like an option to define which programs do not group if possible.

that is for example define that the "terminal" program each has its own icon in the dockbar while "firefox" windows/instances are all grouped like they are right now.

if thats technically impossible/hard i would also love an option to turn off grouping all together that is each instance of any program will have its own icon

thx

zeltak

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L1NuX4u

7 years ago

- install python-gnome2-desktop
- copy dockbar folder to /usr/lib/
(/usr/lib/dockbar)
- copy theme files to share folder
(/usr/share/dockbar/themes)
- copy GNOME_DockBarApplet.server to /usr/lib/bonobo/servers
- add DockBar applet to panel

All this is a Read me for installation , but , when i try to lauch to the panel nothing , well i see the configuration the Gnomedockbarapplet.server , this line <oaf_server iid="OAFIID:GNOME_DockBarApplet_Factory" type="exe" location="/usr/bin/dockbar.py">

well then i copy the dockbar.py to /usr/bin/ , u need to put that Read me .. Sorry for my bad english ;)

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aleksey

7 years ago

Thanks for bug report.
Ill write about it in readme in next release.

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zeltak

7 years ago

hi

yeah i think the lock/unlock' feature would be a cool additions

Zeltak

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zeltak

7 years ago

Hi aleksey

First thx alot for this awesome applet, its really great and actually one of the reasons allowing me to move to gnome :)!

i have a few suggestions (not requests!.. :)) that i think could benefit dockbar (is there a forum/irc or is this the correct place for requests?)

so i would love to see:

a)ability to change the icons to user defined ones?
b)the option NOT to group similar windows together
c)have the pop-up with the add etc button more refined and define how quick it disappears (sometimes it stays to long IMHO)

thanks again

Zeltak

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aleksey

7 years ago

Thanks for your comment.

a) It is already possible but not obvious.
If you really want to change icon for some app you need to change icon in gnome menu and restart dockbar ('killall dockbar.py' in terminal).
More clear way to do that may be a feature in next releases.
b) Please give an example. Or you want it for all apps?
c) Themeable popup is planned to next releases.

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aleksey

7 years ago

You can write your ideas here and at launchpad.net: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/dockbar

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zflyer

7 years ago

I have just tried 0.24 test version, the new concept is great. However I find a minor bug, here is how it happens:

First, open an application, and press "+" button in popup, then close the application.
Second, open that application again and close then.
Third, press "-" button in popup of that application so its icon in dockbar area will disappear.
Finally, open that application again, and its icon won't show up in dockbar area anymore.

Also, another suggestion, to possible add a function to change the icon of launch application.

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aleksey

7 years ago

Thanks for testing!

Please try it again, I think bug fixed.

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zflyer

7 years ago

I have just tried 0.24 test version, the new concept is great. However I find a minor bug, here is how it happens:

First, open an application, and press "+" button in popup, then close the application.
Second, open that application again and close then.
Third, press "-" button in popup of that application so its icon in dockbar area will disappear.
Finally, open that application again, and its icon won't show up in dockbar area anymore.

Also, another suggestion, to possible add a function to change the icon of launch application.

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nenelinux

7 years ago

in launchpad is the 0.21-1 version :S

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aleksey

7 years ago

launchpad ppa updated

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spktkpkt

8 years ago

Good work so far. I hope you do not stop developing on this. dockbarx and dockbar for awn are nice, but i like dockbar with the gnome-panel-applet more, it integrates very well into gnome.

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UbuntuLee

8 years ago

What the hell is this? An OS X dock and a Window list put into one? Errr so ugly.

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Anarchj

8 years ago

ugly? it's very functional for little screens!

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technophreak2000

8 years ago

Indeed, my laptop's no widescreen, such a function on AWN is very useful.

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technophreak2000

8 years ago

Hi, for some reason I cannot get it to work on Avant Window Manager. I already went into the ~.config/awn folder, and dragged the DockBar folder into it, and then I restared AWN, but I don't see any new applet there. Or maybe I misunderstood the directions? What did I do wrong? I'm using Hardy Heron btw. Thanks.

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aleksey

8 years ago

Copy to ~/.config/awn/applets
NOT just ~/.config/awn/

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8 years ago

0.25.1
Some stupid bugs fixed in pref dialog (Launch action added to list of group actions)
Little redesign of popup of group
Border for previews
Minimal size of previews

0.25.0
!!! New dependency - urllib
Wine apps groupped by .exe name. Aslo you can add wine app as launcher (Drag from menu).
Buttons in popup header removed.
Pref dialog running check
Pref dialog redesign unused params removed
Fixed minimization then some of wins always-on-top
Live Previews. You need KDE Compatibility plugin and check support plasma thumbnails.


0.24.1
Bg bug fixed
Launchers first
Path in .server file changed

0.24
Launchers
Lunch effect
Update position of popup winlist
Basic styles support
Compiz calls now async
New action 'prev/next window'
!!! New dependency: pynotify

0.23
Minimization target
Windows previews
Bug 419430 fixed (No way to open preferences in AWN)
Preferences dialog bug fixed

0.22
New action system (Default actions changed)
DockBar preferences is in dockbar_pref.py now
Some code cleanups

0.21
-fixed- Updating state of group button

0.20
-fixed-Flickering without compiz
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