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[Locked] Doncky Applets Moving
BobH English 7 BobH [Read]
25 February 2011 à 23:47

BobH, Wednesday 23 February 2011 à 18:43


Subscription date : 14 January 2011
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Cairo-Dock Version 2.3.0 RC1 - Nvidia GT220 260-19-36- AMD 64- Ubuntu 10.10 - Compiz - Open GL

I've made up a few applets using Doncky to display System info and also one to dress up the Ubuntu System tray area.
The system tray area is where I'm having or creating the problem.
I've positioned and locked each applet location on the desktop and it looks and works fine even thru reboots as long as I set the system tray area (upper panel) to autohide.The applet under the system tray area stays put when the panel drops down. If I don't autohide the panel when I reboot it moves the applet down below the system tray area (panel). Not only that but it also moves ALL of the applets positioned along the top of the screen down.Changing the visibility of the applets doesn't seem to make a difference.
Here are two screen pics to show the problem. Self explanatory.

Correct Look :
http://uppix.net/9/7/9/3ce7cb5e903ee33670b1864069a9ctt.jpg


After Reboot :
http://uppix.net/1/5/2/f544ac8dab66f126443b93e64371ett.jpg

Thanks in advance.

taiebot65, Friday 25 February 2011 à 19:39


Subscription date : 26 October 2008
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It looks like they move from the gnome-panel position. Have you tested with an other instance of doncky somewhere else?

BobH, Friday 25 February 2011 à 21:26


Subscription date : 14 January 2011
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taiebot65 :
It looks like they move from the gnome-panel position. Have you tested with an other instance of doncky somewhere else?


Oh I'm sure it's the panel that's doing it and only after reboot.The panel takes focus before the desklet and seems to force the desklet down.For some reason the applet positions are not absolute with reference to the actual screen size.When this happens the screenlet position shown in the configuration file has not changed. My screen resolution is 1440X900 and the applet position x= -326 y=3 remains the same in the config file before and after reboot when the applets have dropped.. Its not just doncky.The logout icon will do the same thing if positioned at the top of the screen.The only reason I'm putting the applets on top is to dress up the system notification area (plus it looks pretty neat LOL). For now I've got the panel autohiding and everything stays put thru reboot.
Thanks
P.S. Here's the completed project . Great program. http://uppix.net/b/3/8/d359f85cacfec0c85a1c83f6e72a6.png

taiebot65, Friday 25 February 2011 à 23:00


Subscription date : 26 October 2008
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OK so you should look at the help menu in cairo-dock menu. section replacing the gnome panel there is what you are looking for...

nochka85, Friday 25 February 2011 à 23:27


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+1. It's not a problem with Doncky and it's not a problem with the dock itself. The problem is that the gnome-panel reserves it own space and we can't do anything to avoid this.

BobH, Friday 25 February 2011 à 23:30


Subscription date : 14 January 2011
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taiebot65 :
OK so you should look at the help menu in cairo-dock menu. section replacing the gnome panel there is what you are looking for...

Thanks but I've already read it and I would replace the panel but I can't get either of the system tray apps in Cairo-Dock to work correctly.I load Firefox and Thunderbird (using Alltray) and Parcelite at boot.
The Status Notifier (I assume is still under development) which at first glance looks like exactly what I'm looking for doesn't render anything. The System Tray app is very erratic and may or may not display all of the items. I haven't played with the system tray app in a while so I'll try it again to see if there is any improvement.
Thanks again and keep up the good work.

taiebot65, Friday 25 February 2011 à 23:40


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The status notifier will not display anything unless you have already a gnome-systray running you have to disable the gnome-systray in order to get the status notifier visible.

EDIT you are true it does not work...

BobH, Friday 25 February 2011 à 23:47


Subscription date : 14 January 2011
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taiebot65 :
The status notifier will not display anything unless you have already a gnome-systray running you have to disable the gnome-systray in order to get the status notifier visible

Do you mean IF you have a gnome-system tray running ? I had the system tray disabled and tried several times.

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[Locked] Doncky Applets Moving
BobH English 7 BobH [Read]
25 February 2011 à 23:47


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