I chose tint2 as my final replacement.. It is the only one of the three that mimics cairo-dock in allowing the mouse scrollwheel to open apps
xfce4-panel also has a white background when you hover over an icon.. This does not happen to everyone and I have open threads trying to resolve it...
ADeskBar is good but seems to have lost it's developer and is being maintained on Conky PitStop. It also seems "slow" to me in responses..
This is all IMHO, YMMV....
Last edited by VastOne (2011-08-06 00:53:33)
Wonderful hack, while waiting for tint2 to add the support natively.
However, I'm having a problem with the application in focus not minimizing.
Instead, the script seems to defer any action until the application loses focus/gets minimized, only then to bring it back to focus
Anyone else have this problem?
^ Do you have xdotool installed?
What you are describing is what the original scripts did with just the wmctrl support
With the addition of xdotool, it should iconify either way when clicked on.
That is how it works for me.
I agree also. it would be nice if tint2 did this natively.
As this was just a quick virtualbox attempt, I'll try again at home, and report back with results.
Also, unminimizing is noticably slower than when using the taskbar... Sure hope they add it
I would also make sure that everything is in the path.. that you can run each of the tools and script from anywhere. shot in the dark, I know.
I recall an issue when I first set this up until I rebooted..
Well, seems there's a problem with xdotool...
First off, my version doesn't accept the syntax used in your example:
"xdotool getactivewindow getwindowpid" outputs "Usage: getactivewindow".
But, replacing the offenfing line with ACTIV_WIN=$(xdotool getwindowpid $(xdotool getactivewindow))
gets me to the proper if.
However, "xdotool windowminimize" keeps throwing Segmentation faults whichever way I try to invoke it.
Could you, perhaps, tell me which version you are using?
(I'm doing this on a vanilla Statler installation, standard repos, no fiddling)
Last edited by Mandark (2012-02-17 15:30:37)
Last edited by rml (2012-03-04 16:48:40)
Would it be possible to add another function to this so when you middle or right click it opens another instance of the app and mousewheel scrolls through the open ones?
@VastOne: I thought I'd experiment a bit with tint2 panel, and possibly with xfce4, but never got past
fff@crunchbang:~$ gksudo gedit /usr/local/bin/launch (gksudo:5054): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_str_has_prefix: assertion `str != NULL' failed fff@crunchbang:~$
Now I'm unable to access Thunar File Manager. Please advise.
Last edited by g33zr (2013-12-20 16:45:47)
root@crunchbang:/home/fff# gedit /usr/local/bin/launch bash: gedit: command not found root@crunchbang:/home/fff#