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Offline ldm

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[suggestion] new default dock
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:13:09 pm »
to replace Wbar
a simple & very light dock:  https://launchpad.net/plank

Offline drew

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 08:51:09 pm »
I will second that  8) I usually replace wbar with plank anyway. Plank for those who don't know is basically a lightweight version of docky.

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 01:52:41 am »
Honestly I don't like docky, cairo-dock, not sure I will like plank :(
My drastic compromise is: remove wbar and use only one default bottom panel for every sparky spin.
What do you think?
Nothing is easy as it looks.

Offline drew

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 04:10:31 pm »
Your call; if you like wbar, keep it. It's your distro after all  8)

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 05:08:53 pm »
Yes, but the most important point of mater is - I don't make it for myself only :)
So we could find a compromise to make you and me happy.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 05:13:37 pm by pavroo »
Nothing is easy as it looks.

Offline ldm

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 05:36:26 pm »
I like Wbar too, but Wbar cannot be configured as "always-on-top".
You can keep Wbar as default... no problem and everyone can install their preferred dock

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 09:36:52 pm »
Wbar has 2 faults:  (1) Does not center nicely on an extended desktop dual monitor set-up;  (2)  Leaves previous background in a rotating wallpaper set-up.   See photos in http://lxlinux.com/wbar.html.  I like fbpanel simply because it reproduces the wallpaper picture in the desktop pager plugin.  Also, panels that pop-out and -about are bad for people with vertigo or tendencies to vertigo.

Offline ldm

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 10:51:31 pm »
panels that pop-out and -about are bad for people with vertigo or tendencies to vertigo.

are you serious? :o
I like that effect

Offline grandadruss

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 02:17:45 am »
lxpanel ?

Offline seppalta

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 02:51:26 am »
are you serious? :o
I like that effect
Idm, apparently you do not suffer from vertigo.  Yes, I'm very serious.  Vertigo is a sensation of spinning caused by a (usually temporary)  defective physical "gyroscope" that exists in your inner ear.   Once you have experienced a few vertigo attacks, your system can become sensitive to any rapid motion around or near you, and may cause you to experience the symptoms that occur with a real  vertigo attack even though you are not having an attack.   A few minutes of a compositing window manager actively  fading, exploding, rotating, contorting, etc will set me vomiting if I don't escape quick enough.  Of course, this does not apply to wbar because I think you can easily turn-off the jump-out feature.

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2015, 11:54:21 am »
Wow, that is pretty extreme. I suffer from vertigo myself (from wisdom teeth building pressure in my inner ear), but nothing as bad as that.

Offline Wombat

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Re: [suggestion] new default dock
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2015, 12:54:47 pm »
From previous reply-
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Wbar has 2 faults:  (1) Does not center nicely on an extended desktop dual monitor set-up

For dual monitor I've duplicated the icons so they appear on both monitors, with a seldom used icon in the centre  - in this config= 12345654321
and it seems to be a better setup - access from both monitors.

The other problem -
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(2)  Leaves previous background in a rotating wallpaper set-up

does appear worse in the dual monitor setup tho.