DockbarX
DockbarX Themes
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M7S

6 years ago

Porting dockbarx as a Gnome Shell extension would require a rewrite in javascript if I'm not mistaken. The reason making the dock was partly for people to be able to use it together with gnome shell. I intend to improve the theming ability of the dock so that it fits better with gnome shell.

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nale12

6 years ago

It would be nice if you implement standalone dock background theming. I mean,ability to add one pixmap for background in dockbarx theme.

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bigrza

6 years ago

Hey m,
it would be nice if you could add a hotkey to dockx if its hidden. Also can you make it that dockx is still clickable when compiz scale is active (like the unity dock)?

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ooboon2

6 years ago

I think adding tabbed sub-docks would solve a lot of issues re: grouping of icons by subject/app type/file folders and enabling an increased number of icons to to located in the Dockbar while keeping them under control.

An example on OSX is DragThing Dock-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DragThing.png

Bruce Tognazzini's blog has lots of GUI design tips and guidelines from his years at Apple designing the original MAc UI specs in the early 80's.

http://www.asktog.com/columns/060MonsterMac.html

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prMoriarty

6 years ago

I installed from source, but now I want to install from the ppa, for automatic updates. I must first remove it? And how is it done?
Sorry for my English

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M7S

6 years ago

There's no atomatic uninstaller, sadly uninstallers aren't supported by distutils. If you run ./setup.py -vn you'll see where the packages are installed so that you can remove them.

The python files are installed in a folder that ends with
dist-packages/dockbarx/

and a egg-info file like this one is made: Dockbarx-0.45.egg-info

That folder and file is what you need to remove before switching to the ppa.

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prMoriarty

6 years ago

dockbarx_0.45$ ./setup.py -vn
usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
or: setup.py --help-commands
or: setup.py cmd --help

error: no commands supplied

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M7S

6 years ago

sorry, I meant

sudo ./setup.py -vn install

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prMoriarty

6 years ago

Thank you, now everything is fine. Probably should add this in the FAQ.

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inp3dance

6 years ago

Hi,
First of all, I'd like to thank you for your work with dockbarx, it is great, low on resources, does not require compositing, but still visually appealling. Everything that is required for a lightweight, fast desktop. There are two features for what I'd like to draw your attention

1. I think there are quite a few users, who run dockbarX in Xfce, via xfapplet. And in the future, I think will be even more Xfce users, because of the changs in Gnome3. I think it will be great to have native Xfce support, it will raise the number of dockbar users. I am planning to start some modifications on xfce panels/applets, I can help you porting.

2. I personally like to distribute my work on desktops. It will be great to support dragging windows to another workspaces from dockbarX, it is faster and more intuitive, than playing with menus.

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M7S

6 years ago

1. As you can guess from my reply to the comment above yours I would love some help with porting dockbarx to a navite xfce panel plugin. Contact me via launchpad.

2. I'm not sure how you mean. Dragging from where to where?

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inp3dance

6 years ago

Sorry for the late reply, I'm kind of busy this week. I will contact you via launchpad when I finish all this stuff around me.
About the moving: both in Gnome2 and Xfce you can grab a window from the taskbar and drag it into a workspace in the workspace/desktop switcher applet, and the window is moved to that workspace/desktop (whatever is called). This is a quick way to arrange the windows between workspaces.

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appye

6 years ago

Hi there. Is there any chance of getting a native panel plugin for XFCE? Bonobo no longer works in archlinux so I can no longer use xfapplet. Right now, I am using the avant window navigator applet, but dockbarx is the only reason I have avant window navigator installed!

Thanks for this dock!

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M7S

6 years ago

I've actually looked into that the last few days, but there's not alot of documentation on writing panel plugins for xfce in python. So the answers is maybe.

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manfreed

6 years ago

Hi! I love dockbar, but I miss the option to disable grouping. I think there are people who likes to know exactly what windows are on their taskbar, so if it is not a big thing, would you mind implementing it?

(I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but I think there was an option for this in some older versions. Was there a reason to remove it?)

Thanks, and keep up the good work :)

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M7S

6 years ago

No, DockbarX has never had ungrouping and - sorry - it never will. DockbarX shows applications on the taskbar, nothing else. Multiple identical icons on the taskbar shouldn't improve your productivity it only divides your focus between the work you do and remembering which icon that was which window. This is a contrast to the idea behind DockbarX, that your pinned applications never move so that you can launch, switch windows and do other things with the pinned application just by using muscle memory, not actively diverting the focus from the work you do.

Bare with me, my profession is teaching and because of that I rather try to learn the users what *I* think is the right way than to give them what they believe they want. ;)

Sometimes you need fast switching between windows of the same application, for that I've developed the locked list. And I've also spent some time on improving the scroll-wheel window switching to make it as easy and fast as possible to use.

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hitchhiker4242

6 years ago

Hi. I was using dockbarx in Maverick and it's great! However, I recently upgraded to Natty and now the opacify and compiz scale features no longer work. I have all the relevant plugins enabled in compiz so I don't know why this is.

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M7S

6 years ago

Opacify doesn't work because of compiz 0.9.x I'm afraid it never will again. :( Opacify was pretty much an ugly hack that used compiz brightness, saturn and opacity plugin in a way it wasn't meant to be used.

Compiz scale should work with dockbarx 0.44, earlier versions didn't work with compiz 0.9.x.

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hitchhiker4242

6 years ago

That stinks about opacify, but I don't think I'll go so far as to downgrade compiz. Considering scale, I am using dockbarx 0.44. Here's the log: http://pastebin.com/nMGwMDrD.

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M7S

6 years ago

Ok. Nothing in your log is related to compiz scale. There was another little bug though, thanks for that.

Check in compiz settings manager if the D-Bus plugin is active.

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hitchhiker4242

6 years ago

Yup, that did it. The FAQ only says Glib, so I guess I wasn't looking for D-Bus. Thanks a bunch!

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M7S

6 years ago

Oh, perhaps I should recommend a fix too and not just rant...

For compiz scale please send in the ~/.dockbarx/log/dockbarx.log if you can't get it to work. If you really want opacify back you'll have to downgrade compiz. Here are instructions to do so. Read the disclaimers before going ahead. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/how-to-downgrade-to-compiz-086-in.html

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exalm

6 years ago

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=X8gR3aNA
This is my .desktop file.
http://ompldr.org/vOTExeg
As you can see, menu order is completely wrong.

If it is important, I use DockBarX as standalone dock.

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M7S

6 years ago

Right, of course. I didn't think at all about the order when I implemented this feature so the order will be completely random I guess. I'll fix it to the next version. Thanks for reporting.

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R0bert0

6 years ago

DockbarX is great!!!
Only a suggestion.. can you add a delay between the overing of the mouse on the preview window and the beginning of the compiz plugin "opacize" (maybe adjustable)?
Thie feature is great, but not every time a window is selected.
I'd like a gap because if i stay on the preview window, it could be a reason to show only that window
[I hope you understand what i'm saying]

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