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There has been a problem with zeitgeist if zeitgeist hasn't been installed. See instructions for installing zeitgeist above. (A fix is made for the next version that will be out in a little while, but you probably want the features you'll get from installing zeitgeist anyway...)

If that's not it, please run dockbarx in window and post the error here.

dockbarx_factory.py run-in-window - Jul 17 2010
DockbarX

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Thanks.

Well, as a matter of fact I've been planning on doing just that. I've figured out how to implement that feature so I will just have to write down the code. In a couple of weeks maybe... - Jul 15 2010
DockbarX

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Just to clarify. The errors (if there are any) will show up after you right click the group button. - Jul 13 2010
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ok. Do

dockbarx_factory.py run-in-window

and post any error here. To make sure that you use something that surely are supposed to work, use gedit. And Open some text documents in gedit first to make sure that there are recent files to show. - Jul 13 2010
DockbarX

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Which program are you trying with? OpenOffice doesn't work for example. - Jul 09 2010
DockbarX

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When you move the mouse over a group button Opacify group makes all windows transparent except the ones in the group. - Jul 02 2010
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The previews works by sending the same signals as kde taskbars send to its window manager, kwin, to show plasma thumbnails. Compiz Fusion has a compability mode that can read those signals and that's why you get previews when you use either Compiz Fusion or kwin. Unless xfwm4 has a compability mode for kde's plasma thumbnail you can't use it, sorry.

If xfwm4 has it's own way of showing previews in windows, please tell me and I could add support for it, but I don't think it has one. - Jun 26 2010
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The _ tells which button that should work as a short cut if you want to use the keyboard to activate the menu option. If it's not possible to use that in chinese, simply ignore it.

There where a few beginners mistakes I did when making the translations, one was to split up some sentences in two. " all windows" comes from "Close all windows" that comes up when you right click an group button with many windows. I hope it's translatable even if I split it up. - Jun 26 2010
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Thanks. - Jun 23 2010
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Ok, I've committed a fix for the wrong text attributes. It will be released soon. It doesn't address the real bug though. The title are supposed to be cut of after 40 signs. Apparently that doesn't work as supposed in this case.

Could run

dockbarx_factory.py run-in-windows

to check if there is an error? I guess there isn't but it wouldn't hurt to make sure. - Jun 22 2010
DockbarX

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Don't apologize for reporting bugs! It's appreciated.

You use latestest versions of dockjbarx, right? I'm asking since I have fixed bugs similar the ones you describe in the past few versions. - Jun 15 2010
DockbarX

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You did certainly not waste my time. With a bit of luck your info might even help with solving that other bug. Thanks for reporting!

I'm just saying don't try to hold your breath while waiting for a fix ;) - Jun 15 2010
DockbarX

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I think I understand what you mean. This can be related to this bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/dockbar/+bug/505395

If so, I'm not sure I can fix it. I'll look into it anyway.


I'm not sure though, why you would want the programs in the tray instead of having them in dockbarx. - Jun 15 2010
DockbarX

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I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand. Could you be more detailed about how the dockbarx behaves when used with alltray? Add a screenshot if it's hard to explain. - Jun 14 2010
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From your post it's not quite certain where things has gone wrong. Did you add dockbarx to panel by right clicking on the panel and coosing add to panel and double click on dockbarx? If there are no dockbarx in the list, try alt+F2 and write

killall gnome-panel

or restart the computer and try to add dockbarx again. - Jun 14 2010
DockbarX

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Install python-keybinder

It should be a dependency for dockbarx now, I'll report to reeve. - Jun 11 2010
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Do you get any error when you run dockbarx in window?

dockbarx_factory.py run-in-window - Jun 11 2010
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It works now, right? - Jun 11 2010
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You're welcome. :) - Jun 11 2010
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Thanks.

Why would you want that? Why not just use the normal window list in that case? - Jun 11 2010
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Try deleting build again and run

sudo ./setup.py -v install

and post output.


After that you can also try

sudo ./setup.py clean

and

sudo ./setup.py install - Jun 10 2010
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Delete the build folder and run the setup again and post it's output. - Jun 10 2010
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Wierd, no error at installation but when you run the program it behaves like the i18n.py file should be from x.0.39.2 instead of x.0.39.3. - Jun 10 2010
DockbarX

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That output is from when you run dbx_preference, right? What output did you get when you run

sudo ./setup.py install - Jun 10 2010
DockbarX

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Ok, something probably went wrong during installation. Run the setup again and post the output. - Jun 10 2010
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The simple questions first: You use compiz right? KDE compability plugin in compiz manager is activated? Support plasma thumbnails in KDE compability plugin is activated? Preview option in dockbarx preference window is checked? - Jun 07 2010
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Does the new release help. Turn previews off and on from preference window. - Jun 07 2010
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Thanks.

There is shade option, but I see that that option only exists for window buttons. It would make sense to add it for group buttons as well, I guess. - Jun 04 2010
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I can't reproduce or I don't understand you correctly.

Could you get a screenshot of the bug? - Jun 04 2010
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Fix committed. - Jun 04 2010
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Thanks for the report. I wonder when this bug will be squeezed for good. I will commit a fix tomorrow. - Jun 03 2010
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Version x.0.39.1 right? - Jun 03 2010
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What highlight is not complete in what way? More details, please. - Jun 03 2010
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I know all elements of win7 taskbar has been seen in one form or another before, but still, win7 taskbar was the first to implement it in a way that actually had the productivity improvements I spoke of in the FAQ. I don't think we should need to downplay the improvements win7 taskbar did bring just because it's from Microsoft.

For more background, see this text:
http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2009/01/dock-and-windows-7-taskbar.ars

Perhaps I should add that one to the FAQ? - Jun 03 2010
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It was Talika's code I ported to python for x.0.30. The problem with this method is it's speed, especially when written in pyton.

The method used in Talika and in DockbarX x.0.30 was to take a screenshot of the window with libxcomposite, put it in a pixbuf and resize it. The upside with this method is that it leaves a pixbuf you can reuse later for minimized windows. (Notice that minimized windows used the last picture shown in the preview, no matter how old that picture was or how much that had changed in that window, not the optimal solution.) The downside with this method is high cpu usage and some higher memory usage to keep all the pixbufs. It was completely unusable on a netbook, for example, it felt really sluggish.

The method used in DockBar 0.25 and DockbarX x.0.39.1 is much simpler to maintain. Simply tell what window you want a preview of and where in the popup window it should be placed and compiz (or kwin) takes care of the rest. This is clean and a much more suitable solution for an applet written in python.


Previews for minimized windows is always implemented through some kind of hack (with different degrees of ugliness) since minimized windows per definition doesn't have window that could be previewed. Kwin for example, if I'm not mistaken, get it's previews by not minimizing windows, but simply put them of screen. My point is: you need a hack, fine, but it would be better to have it somewhere else than in dockbarx, since that hack surely will be ugly. Request that compiz fusion finally adds a hack for it, or use kwin that already has one.

Just my 2 cents. - Jun 03 2010
DockbarX

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It's probably enough to remove the themes option in gconf. Open gconf-editor and go to apps/dockbarx and look for the theme key (not the folder themes) and delete it.

This is a known bug there is a fix in the launchpad bzr that will be in the next release. - Jun 01 2010
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa - May 30 2010
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Well, after a closer inspection it seems like you need a newer version of zeitgeist than the one in Lucids repositories. Add the ppa with

sudo add-apt ppa:zeitgeist/ppa


I will update the install instructions. - May 30 2010
Human Dark Bar for DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by albyrock87 6 comments

Would you mind if I added this theme to the extra themes pack for DockbarX? - May 30 2010
Glassified theme for DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by pi4sek 3 comments

Would you mind if I add this theme to dockbarx extra themes pack (soon to be published in the ppa)?

A little question... Why do you use color1 for the active color for button? It has a built in use as the background color for popup windows. Wouldn't it be better to use color6 for active window for example so that you could use different colors for the active button and the popup? - May 30 2010
Darkness theme for DockbarX

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Would you mind if I add it to the (soon to be published) dockbarx extra themes packages?


Two small suggestions:
1) Add own default colors for the popup window.
2) Set color5 to 'name="Not used" default="#000000" opacity="no"' since you don't use it. - May 30 2010
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Thanks for the report. A fix is in the bzr branch. - May 29 2010
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Thanks for the report. A fix is in the bzr branch. - May 28 2010
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The easiest way is to change the size of the dock. If you don't want to do that you can edit the theme. Look for the size option in the "get_icon" tags in the config file. - May 27 2010
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I really need to find the reason for that bug, many different things leads to that same error.

The error appears in the theme engine so as a work around you could try changing the theme. - May 27 2010
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I guess I gave the packaging manager, Reeve, a bit of trouble with the re-arrange source code, but he is working on it and I guess we will soon have a working version in the ppa again. - May 27 2010
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Do you get any errors when running awn in a terminal with --debug?

Not all programs can be pinned to dockbarx since dockbarx have to _guess_ which application windows belongs to. If it can't guess you can't pin. But you can always drag the launcher for the program from gnome-menu to dockbarx (and change the identifier by hand if dockbarx isn't able to connect the right windows to it). - May 26 2010
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There are just one folder named AWN in the package you just downloaded. ;)

I don't know how to express that less cryptic. Next version could perhaps ask if it should install dockbarx as an awn applet as well so that no manual copying is necessary. - May 25 2010
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Ok. Fine. It's in launchpad bzr now. :) Will be in the next release. - May 23 2010
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Many thanks!!

I might at the same time ask you if you would like to make some mockups for the popup window. It needs a new way to indicate the focused window, the changed color of the text might be a bit hard to notice next to the preview. - May 21 2010