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Thanks. - Apr 23 2009
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Blueprinted by Michael Vanderheeren (the guy who is nice enough to maintain Dockbar's launchpad page... While he does a great job, all of you, please help him out by blueprinting your own feature requests).

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/dockbar/+spec/compiz-scale-windows - Apr 22 2009
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Well, the simple fact is that I apparently forgot to try the code before releasing it and there's a really (really!) stupid bug left in there. I should have learned by now not to stress releases, sorry. - Apr 22 2009
DockbarX

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Sorry, but I can't think of any code that I added that could have affected this bug.

I've been planning to add something like your cycle focus request. I'm still not really sure how to implement it in a good way yet, though. It's pretty much because of this I've added the compiz switch action. IMHO it's quicker for just a few windows than compiz scale. Assign it to scroll up or scroll down and just scroll away till you get to the right window and click. Slightly slower than a cycle focus action, but it has to do for a while. - Apr 22 2009
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Have you tried this?

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DockBar++%2B+awn+applet?content=97822 - Apr 19 2009
DockbarX

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I've thought about gtkrc awareness. A button in the appearance tab would be a simple and elegant way to do that practically. I have not explored implementing gtkrc yet for one reason: I don't know how (or if) Jaunty's new notification uses gtkrc colors and I would like Dockbar's popups to match the Jaunty notifications. When I've updated to Jaunty I will look into it. If someone can make a mock up or (even better) a blueprint on launchpad of how it should look, I might look into it earlier, though. - Apr 19 2009
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Oops. Thanks for noticing. Fixed.
- Apr 18 2009
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Is this bug gone with the latest version? - Apr 17 2009
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Thanks for reporting. Will upload new version here too, then. - Apr 17 2009
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This bug should be fixed in bzr. I will upload to gnome-look shortly. - Apr 17 2009
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Ok. I've uploaded some possible bugfixes to the bazaar branch on launchpad. I wont do a new release before someone confirms that this helps with at least one of the reported bugs.

For those of you who has never used bazaar, all you have to do is to write this to get the code:
bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~dockbar-main/dockbar/experimental

You need to have bzr installed of course (sudo apt-get install bzr in ubuntu).
Next time you want new code from the branch you just write:
bzr pull. - Apr 15 2009
DockbarX

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Yes, the launcher buttons are smaller as well. There are two reasons for that.
1) It makes the active button easier to spot, being the biggest thing on the dockbar.
2) I removed the gap between the icons since the smaller icons makes it look like there would be a gap anyway. The launcher buttons would look a bit wierd without gaps between them if they weren't smaller as well.

I agree that on netbooks the icons on the launcher buttons are a bit hard to recognise. One possible sollution for the problem could be to make the icon bigger on the launcher button when the button gets to a certain size. Another sollution would be to decrease the transparency of the button overlay (that is what you refer to as button background, I suppose?) when the button gets smaller . But that would make it more difficult for people who likes to make their own custom launcher_icon.png. - Apr 15 2009
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I could try adding some code that frees some variables that I thought were freed automatically when the program closes. Perhaps that will help see if that helps. I'll look into it this evening. - Apr 15 2009
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It's getting clearer. I'm not really sure I've understood you right, though. I'm not sure if I agree with you on this either. Could you make a mockup in gimp of how you want it to look and put it as a blueprint in launchpad? - Apr 15 2009
DockbarX

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You could try two things. First run dockbarx 0.21.1.1 in window. Does that one too get stuck? Does it give any error messages?

You can also check for error messages when dockbarx runs in the panel by killing it with "killall dockbarx.py" and then start dockar from command line with just "dockbarx.py" before choosing to reread (or what ever it's called) the applet from the dialog that should appear when you kill dockbarx. This way you should get the output from dockbarx in the terminal.

If it's possible for you, please do a bug report in launchpad, long discussions in gnome-look comments has a tendency to be hard to read. - Apr 15 2009
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That run-in-window error was because of a stupid mistake I made while cleaning up the code and is not connected with the lock-up you experience while running in panel. The new version fixes the run-in-window bug. Thanks for reporting.

Do you get 100% cpu usage as well while running in panel or is it just not responding? - Apr 14 2009
DockbarX

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Just to clarify... The doubles of Firefox and Amarok started appearing when upgrading from 0.20.8 to 0.21.0?

This bug seems to affect different programs for different people (I assume this is related to what Vermind experiences whit Hugin and derma with Pidgin). I want to solve this bug once and for all, but I don't think it's convenient to exchange that much information that is needed over gnome-look comments. If you could open a bug report on launchpad I would appreciate it. - Apr 14 2009
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Sorry, that doesn't work for me (or it works as it should, everything in one window). Control points and hugin main window is in the same group.

The resource class name is shown as a tooltip for the title in popup window. Just let the mouse pointer rest over it. - Apr 14 2009
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I'm not familiar with hugin so I'm probably not doing things the right way to get this problem. I can't even find where to open that "Align images" window. I can get two hugin groups by starting both hugin batch stitcher and hugin panorama creator from gnome-menu, but since those two are separate programs in the gnome-menu I guess it makes some kind of sense that they are seen as separate programs by dockbar as well. But I guess your separation isn't because of starting two programs from gnome-menu, right?

What are the resource class name of the groups? For me it's "Hugin". - Apr 13 2009
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I'm not familiar with hugin so I'm probably not doing things the right way to get this problem. I can't even find where to open that "Align images" window. I can get two hugin groups by starting both hugin batch stitcher and hugin panorama creator from gnome-menu, but since those two are separate programs in the gnome-menu I guess it makes some kind of sense that they are seen as separate programs by dockbar as well. But I guess your separation isn't because of starting two programs from gnome-menu, right?

What are the resource class name of the groups? For me it's "Hugin". - Apr 13 2009
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What versions of hugin and dockbarx are you using? With dockbarx 0.20.8 and hugin 0.7.0 everything seems to work correctly for me.

- Apr 11 2009
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Thanks for reporting. I will look in to it. - Apr 11 2009
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Line 439. bg goes from 0 (black) to 1 (white)

On next line tr is transparency (0-1), if you use compiz.

And just in case you're wondering, r on the line above is the radius of the roundness on the corners (higher number more roundness). - Apr 09 2009
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Good to hear the error is solved.


I've thought about the feature you're requesting. It makes sense for people using different workspaces for say work and free time to have the workspaces as separated from each other as possible (even if I don't like that behavior it myself). From that point of view this really should be made an option.

The problem is that this would require quite big changes to the code. I don't know yet how to implement it in a simple way that wouldn't make the code hard to work with. I will try to come up with a solution but don't expect this feature in dockbarx within the next few days at the very least. - Apr 08 2009
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If you want to change the group icon:
row 1040
old: self.icon_mode = IconFactory.TRANSPARENT
new: self.icon_mode = IconFactory.NORMAL

row 1042
old: self.icon_mode = IconFactory.HALF_TRANSPARENT
new : self.icon_mode = IconFactory.NORMAL

For the icons in popup window:
row 730
old: self.window_button_icon.set_from_pixbuf(self.icon_locked)
new: self.window_button_icon.set_from_pixbuf(self.icon)

row 732
old: self.window_button_icon.set_from_pixbuf(self.icon_transp)
new: self.window_button_icon.set_from_pixbuf(self.icon)

Which of them did you want to change?
- Apr 08 2009
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Is the pidgin thing a feature request or a bug report?

I read it like a bug report last time, that your friend list window isn't showing in popup window even if it's opened. Is that what you meant? If so, please tell me the version of pidgin you are using and step by step what you do to make this bug appear.

After looking at your picture I'm no longer sure if I understood you right. Are you saying that you want the friend list to be listed in the popup window even when it's closed (as in minimized to tray)? That could be quite hard to do. - Apr 08 2009
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The icons are indeed looking way more transparent than I was aware of. I've never tried them against a background that is bright and busy enough for it to be a problem. I'll try to get a good desaturation/transparency mix to work in those cases as well.


The new feature you talk about is no new feature. The windows are still meant to open at the launchers. I just changed the name connecting the launcher with the window. To get the intended behavior you should remove and re-add your launchers.

Previously: When adding a new launcher you typed in (or chose from the drop down list) the class name of the program to connect the launcher with it's windows.

Now: You type in (choose) the resource class name of the program instead.

It has always been possible to make launchers and the program show up separately by writing nonsense (like "hhgvkja4gfd") instead of the class name in the dialog.

It IS possible to launch multiple instances of the program even if the launcher is connected to the window. If you use DockBarX's default mouse button configuration, you can launch applications with shift + left mouse button. - Apr 08 2009
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There's no easy way to do that yet. It might be implemented later. If you want another color now, you can change it in the code.

On line 708 you should see

attr_list.insert(pango.AttrForeground(65535, 65535, 30000, 0, 50))

The three first numbers are the RGB values (0 - 65535). For black you should change it to

attr_list.insert(pango.AttrForeground(0, 0, 0, 0, 50)) - Apr 07 2009
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"Could you set less trasparency for the icon of the program minimized?"

1) Are you talking about the group icon or the icons in popup or both?

2) The minimize effect is not just transparency. It's full desaturation and 50 % transparency. Do you want less transparency but still an all greyed out icon or do you want a bit of color in the icon?


"The Pidgin main window doesn't appear... just the conversation/s window/s... in the previous releases the main window showed in the popup only after starting the program but after reduced ain't showed anymore."

I can't replicate this. Could you perhaps describe the problem in more detail?


"The new feature (launcher splitted with program window) get no more confusion."

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean with this. - Apr 07 2009
NameBar

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Thanks.

The question is where to go from here. Do you have any idea how it could be made easily themeable? That's the only feature it should need that I can come up with. - Apr 07 2009
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Ok, the release is up. Sorry for the delay. Real life and stuff... - Apr 07 2009
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Do you have python-numpy installed? If not I believe installing it should help with the first error message.

The second error message is from the bug I've (hopefully) fixed this morning. I will release a new version with the bug fix shortly. - Apr 06 2009
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I would of course prefer if you don't use workarounds like this one and help me find the problem instead, since I've clearly shown an interest in finding and fixing this bug. But you do as you wish, I won't hold it against you if you don't have the time for bug hunting.

Looking for workarounds in first place and bug fixes in second place is a bit of a MS Windows user mentality. ;) - Apr 06 2009
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Ignore my previous comment. I totally misread the comment I tried to answer. - Apr 06 2009
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I'm expressing myself badly, again. With ignore the dialog I meant leave it open. - Apr 06 2009
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When do you get this message? On startup, when you do something specific or at seemingly random moments?

Do you get any error messages when you use run-in-window? If not you could try run dockbarx as a panel from the terminal. You can do that by

1) Kill dockbarx using "kill $(pidof -x /usr/bin/dockbarx.py)"
2) Ingore the dialog about restarting dockbarx for now.
3) In the terminal write "dockbarx.py"
4) Now you can choose restart in the dialog.
You will get all errormessages and other output in the terminal.


I've fixed one bug (or possibly two bugs) that might be the one giving you the error message. I will post it when I get home later today. - Apr 06 2009
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(The answer below is assuming that vanilla DockBar and previous versions of DockBarX is failing to find the right icon for you as well. If that's not the case, tell me and I will look into it right away.)

DockBar's icon finding algorithm is far from flawless. It fails to find the right icon for quite a few programs, OOo included it seems, and uses a fallback icons instead. The only way around it (as of right now) is to make a launcher for OpenOffice. Then you can set any icon by changing the .desktop file.

Thank you for taking the time to report bugs! - Apr 04 2009
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Well, maybe not so similar after all... Your patch is for transparency on the bar and not just the popup-windows, I must learn to read more carefully. - Apr 01 2009
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I've written an answer to your post at least twice. Long answers. I wonder why neither has shown up. :(

Well here's a short answer anyway:
I appreciate all feedback I get, even if you don't contribute with anything else. Take a look at the new look and tell me what you think. - Apr 01 2009
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Too late, I just added something slightly similar myself. :) - Apr 01 2009
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Thanks for reporting, I'll see what I can do. - Mar 31 2009
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I would love something like that, but it would require that I learned to use cairo at least, so don't hold your breath while waiting for it. If you sent in some mock-ups of what you want it to look like, it might perhaps speed up the process slightly. - Mar 30 2009
NameBar

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You're right. I completely forgot to change that. Thanks for reporting. - Mar 28 2009
NameBar

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chmod 644 /usr/lib/bonobo/servers/GNOME_NameBarApplet.server
and restarting gnome-session should work. It was not the runnable that was the problem it was read-rights for others that were needed. Sorry for the stupid bug and thanks for reporting it.
- Mar 26 2009
NameBar

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The only reason I can find why this doesn't work is that I accidentally made GNOME_NameBar_Applet.server runnable by moving it on a fat-formated USB stick. Why this should be of any significance beats me but it's the best guess I've got. Try chmod 644 on the file and see if that helps. You might have to restart gnome-panel, gnome-session or the computer before the change is registered. - Mar 26 2009
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For me they are dead-on center aligned. Or are you saying you want the left side aligned popup list back? I changed it to center aligned mostly to see whether people would like it or not. I can change it back if most of you dislike it.

I wouldn't dislike a look that integrates with jaunty. I guess it would take quite some rewriting, though. I won't do it right now, I have too much real life things going on for that. - Mar 25 2009
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try install python-numpy and see if that helps. - Mar 25 2009
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With rollover you mean? - Mar 25 2009
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I just wanted to inform those of you that uses "DockBar with Launchers" that it now has it own page. I'm using the name DockBar Experimental instead of DockBar with Launchers since it better deskribes what it is. Experimental features on DockBar.

This is not a fork of Dockbar, I just wanted an own page to get more feedback and feature requests and to have a separate support channel.

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dockbar+Experimental?content=101604

Dockbar Experimental 0.20.3 has the new features from Dockbar 0.19 and 0.20, configurable mouse buttons and configurable workspace behavior. - Mar 25 2009
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Quote:programs that are of I meant, of course, "programs that are off". - Mar 25 2009