DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

You'll have to try. It was possible to use svgs before I added the theme engine (and changed the way pixmaps are added). I haven't checked since. - Feb 08 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

I think I've fixed one bug connected to that since the last version. Hopefully next version (which should be out soon) will fix your problem.

If you don't feel like waiting, try it out from the bzr branch. - Feb 02 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Of these suggestions, the music player is the only one I have a clue how to do (I could check out music applet and do what they do).

Chrome apps could perhaps be separated simply by the window title, otherwice that one would be difficult as well.

Previews would require a new compiz plugin.

I have no idea where to get information about downloads etc to compiz. The same goes for instant messaging. - Feb 01 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

I will check with reeve, who does the packaging. - Feb 01 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Sorry, but ~/.gconf/apps/dockbarx should be it. What exactly do disappear? - Feb 01 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

I have never touched the awn stuff. Aleksey coded it for dockbar and reeve kindly ported it to dockbarx. I only wrote the install intructions since it was already in there.

I could check with aleksey and see if he kept it up-to-date but I can't say it's that high on my priority list.


And since I don't use AWN myself, could you tell me: Doesn't awn support grouping of applications by now? Do dockbarx still have something to add to the awn experience as an awn applet? If yes, then what is it? - Jan 26 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Well it's not really a bug. There will always be programs that dockbarx can't recognice. But there are a way to make launchers for these programs.
1.Drag the launcher from gnome-menu to dockbarx.
2. Run the program.
3. Right-click the launcher and choose "edit resource name".
4. Choose the correct name from the drop-down list. - Jan 24 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Confirmed. I'll look into it. - Jan 23 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

A fix is already committed to the bzr branch (see the launchpad link in the description). It's not yet confirmed to work though, so if you please try it out. - Jan 20 2010
NameBar

Various Gnome Stuff by M7S 39 comments

Not really, no. This is all I'm basing my statment on.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/370799 - Jan 19 2010
NameBar

Various Gnome Stuff by M7S 39 comments

Namebar relies heavily on wnck and wnck seems not to work with xmonad. I don't think there's anything I can do here, sorry. - Jan 19 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Thanks.

The question: Dockbarx should normally follow your current icon theme, but you can change the icon of a launcher if you
a) change the icon in gnome-menu (with alacarte) and then right-click dockbarx handler and choose update
or
b) add the launcher by dragging it from gnome-menu to a folder first and then right-click it and choose properties, change the icon and drag the launcher to dockbarx (do not delete the launcher from the folder or the launcher won't show next time you restart dockbarx).

The bug: I hear about your bug from time to time but I get nothing that explains what causing it. Could you run dockbarx in window to see if you get any error messages (dockbarx.py run-in-window). - Jan 17 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1366088 - Jan 17 2010
NameBar

Various Gnome Stuff by M7S 39 comments

Hmm, I forgot this one, sorry. It'll be in the version, I promise (and I will update more frequently I hope). - Jan 15 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

This is a known bug that is already fixed in the bzr branch. The fix will be included the next release. - Jan 11 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

I don't know what you mean with screenlets-program but you should right-click on an empty part of the gnome panel and choose "add to panel". Scroll down the list until you find dockbarx applet. - Jan 06 2010
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Dockbarx was previously called DockBar Experimental, so that is actually dockbarx you have. It's just an older version. I'm not sure if the newest version of dockbarx runs at hardy because of the new launcher system but 0.23.2 should work, if only it should be added to the ppa. - Dec 28 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

What language/charset do you use? You seem to have at least one program on your computer that has a .desktop file with a sign that isn't in utf8... I guess.


I could always circumvent this problem by not including programs with non utf8-convertable names. It wouldn't hurt very much I suppose, but if you are able to find out more, perhaps I could fix this problem the right way instead? - Dec 27 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Good, now we know what causes the bug. I still need you to run dockbarx in window to get the exact error messages so that I can fix the bug. - Dec 26 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Run dockbarx in window (dockbarx.py run-in-window) and watch the terminal for any errors. It sounds like something goes wrong when dockbarx is loaded.

You can check with gconf-editor if you have a key /apps/dockbarx/launchers that contains your launchers to make sure that the error isn't in adding the launchers.

Can you also tell me which distribution and version you use? - Dec 26 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Dockbarx can be used in metacity and doesn't require compositing of any sort.

(Of course you can't use opacify, previews or scale with dockbarx if you don't have compiz, but that's pretty obvious.) - Dec 24 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Click on the handle of the window list and choose remove from panel.
Click on a empty part of the gnome-panel and choose "add to panel". Scroll down until you find dockbarx applet. Double click. - Dec 24 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

What text and in what way does it freeze? - Dec 24 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

There has been some changes to awn applets system. Apparently dockbarx for awn works only for older versions of awn. I haven't worked on dockbarx4awn myself at all so I don't know what should be change to get dockbarx to work in awn again. - Dec 20 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Oh, in ubuntu /usr/lib64 is just a link to /usr/lib so this lack of documentation was new to me. Is it a problem for all .rmp based systems or just mandriva? - Dec 19 2009
Human Dark Bar for DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by albyrock87 6 comments

I like it.

Why did you name it human? Is it meant to work with the human theme or is there a dark human metacity theme out there? - Dec 15 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Thanks for the bug report. It was caused by a stupid typo ("ingore"). The bug fix is commited to the launchpad branch and will be in the next version. - Dec 11 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Personally I welcome bold usability improvement experiments like gnome-shell but I have no plans of dropping the development of dockbarx. There must still be possible to not use gnome-shell if you don't like it even when gnome 3.0 is released, right? When gnome-shell is more stable and it's possible to make applets for it, I might consider porting dockbarx to gnome-shell, if that makes any sense in that environment.


I've never tried gnome myself, just seen some youtube videos, so don't blame me if nothing of what I said above is complete nonsense. - Dec 03 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

That's namebar applet. There's a link to it's gnome-look page up in the description. - Dec 01 2009
Human Bar theme for DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by bigrza 5 comments

A theme adjusted to the human theme is a good idea. I'm thinking about including this theme directly in dockbarx, if you don't mind. - Nov 17 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Open new_theme.tar.gz and remove this text from the config file:

<if type="all_minimized">
<transp_sat opacity="74" saturation="14" />
</if>
<if type="some_minimized">
<pixmap_from_self name="greyed">
<transp_sat opacity="74" saturation="14" />
</pixmap_from_self>
<combine degrees="90" pix1="self" pix2="greyed" />
</if>

Alternatively, you could also try out some other themes where the effect of the minimize feature doesn't look wrong to you, because ihmo it's an useful feature. ;) - Nov 12 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

It is possible to turn off shadings by editing that feature out of the theme you use. If you tell which theme you use I can give you the instructions on how to change it.

The previews are using the compiz plugin and can't have any features that isn't in that plugin. That sadly means no previews for minimized windows and no multiple previews. There's nothing I can do about it unless someone writes a new plugin for compiz. - Nov 11 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Dockbarx doesn't yet use the automagic adding of launchers that the beta version of dockbar (0.24) is trying out. When you add a launcher in dockbarx you have to enter the right res class, otherwise it's not possible for dockbarx to connect the right launcher with the windows. See information above how that is done.

This will change after a while since Aleksey seems to be done beta testing the feature and I'd really want to implement in dockbarx as soon as I get time to do it. - Nov 07 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Preference window behaves like that if there are any errors while it starts. Run dockbar in window and tell me what the error message is when opening preference window. - Nov 05 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

If you run global menu, that's the reason for your problem. See above. Othervice I ask you the same question:

Do you get any error message when running in window?

From terminal:
dockbarx run-in-window - Nov 02 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

You could make a custom launcher and add it to dockbarx. Open a folder in nautilus and drag Opera from gnome-menu to the folder. Right click the launcher to edit it. Then you can drag the launcher to Dockbarx.

You can also edit the launcher in the gnome-menu by right-clicking and choosing edit menu, finding opera and changing the settings there. - Nov 02 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Do you get any error message when running in window?

From terminal:
dockbarx run-in-window - Nov 02 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

There are two normal mistakes you can do that results in this problem.
1) You didn't add the launcher to dockbarx but next to it, as a normal gnome launcher. If you didn't get a dialog window asking for a res class name when you added the launcher, this is what you have done.
2) You entered the wrong res class name. Best way to ensure you entered the right name is to first start the program normally and then adding the launcher to dockbarx. You should then be able to find the name in the dropdown list in the text field where you add the res class name. - Oct 30 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Yes, you can and it should be as simple as removing all <if type="minimized"></if> and <if type="some_minimized"><if> and their contents in the config file of one of the themes that already has the boxes the way you want them. - Oct 29 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Well, you do already have new theme that behaves this way, except it is grey for minimized windows. Most people use maximized windows quite a bit and then you can't tell if a windows behind it is maximized or not.

If you don't like new theme, you can download tonkybar or shinybar. Both are great beautiful themes. They do grey out on minimized icons as well, though.

Personally I do not find the default theme counter intuitive (even if I'm using tonkybar myself now). The logic I went for when making it was that the icon should look trapped inside the glassy button. It looks smaller because of the thickness of the bent glass. When launched it's freed from it's glass prison. A launched icon on the other hand should be uncluttered. Apparently not everyone see the same mental image as I do. ;)

I've been thinking about using new theme as a new default, but I haven't made up my mind yet. Sadly, very few people takes the time to complain about default values, they just change them to something that suits them better. - Oct 29 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Oh, and if you choose dockbarx, you might want to try tonkybar or shinybar theme (you find links above). They are both gorgeous and are perhaps closest in style to what you are looking for. - Oct 25 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Well, Dockbarx has more eye-candy and features while dockbar is more slimmed down and has a more standard gnome look. I would say that dockbarx is more what you seem to be looking for, but I am of course slightly biased. ;) - Oct 25 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

The space shouldn't remain, that's a bug. If you have the steps to reproduce that behavior, please post them.

Sadly, there is no way to tell the content of drag'n'drops until they are dropped, as far as I know. You can tell the type, but launchers use the same "text/uri" type as other files so that doesn't help. - Oct 25 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

There's an easy way to find out, you know. ;)


Well I can answer just as well. Yes, it's possible. You should drag it over the the window name in the popup list and not the group button, though. - Oct 22 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

This was recently reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/dockbar/+bug/452621

Quite hard to do something about though. But I'll see what I can come up with. - Oct 18 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

I have no idea what's going on here and the error message tells me nothing useful :( - Oct 18 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Thanks, and I love your theme as well! Fast work!

A little constructive criticism: You should perhaps remove the glow from the active icon, you did probably leave it there by mistake when copy-pasting the code? If there are anything you need help with regarding the theme code, don't hesitate to PM me. - Oct 15 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Are your resource class names correct? Try re-adding your launchers and make sure you get the right class names. The terminal output doesn't give away any errors that could be linked to this. - Oct 13 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

Well it's very little code that has changed. line 647 and 648 was
else:
icon_name = name

it should be replaced with just
icon_name = name

but it should be four whitspaces longer to the left than the "else:" line is, in line with
if icon.get_file().query_exists(None):

higher up.

it should look like this (from row 642 or something like that):

if icon.__class__ == gio.FileIcon:
if icon.get_file().query_exists(None):
pixbuf = self.icon_from_file_name(icon.get_file().get_path(), size)
if pixbuf != None:
return pixbuf
icon_name = name
elif icon.__class__ == gio.ThemedIcon:


Another option is to download and install the last revision from the bazaar branch at launchpad (and get the new stuff that's going into the next version at the same time). - Oct 12 2009
DockbarX

DockbarX Themes by M7S 997 comments

A school book example of how a bug report should look. ;) Thanks. I think I found the bug. A fix is pushed to the bazaar branch and will be included in the next version. - Oct 12 2009