KoolDock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

A kool dock for KDE. It attemps to resemble the Mac OSX dock. Check out the screenshots.


Features:

App Launcher.
On Screen text display (over icons).
Drag&Drop app list.
Auto-Hide.
Nice hide-show animation.
Transparency.
Xinerama support.
Others.

Check out the CVS:
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/download.php

Join our Mailing-List:
http://ktown.kde.cl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/kooldock-devel

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VIDEO: KoolDock 0.1 in action!!
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/kooldock.avi
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UPDATE:
If you experience problems compiling KoolDock please do the following:
# make -f Makefile.dist
# ./configure
# make; make install

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IMPORTANT:
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A weekly CVS based Debian Unstable (SID) package is now generated at :
http://intranet.harlaut.net/debian/
This is an unofficial package provided by a KoolDock user (by mike at harlaut dot net)... Thanks.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

KoolDock 0.3:
- Added: Translation support (i18n): Spanish (complete), Swedish (complete), Polish (not fully up to date).
- Added: Mouse Wheel over Dock now switches Desktop.
- Added: Launcher icons can now be sorted through Launcher List.
- Added: Move to Desktop/Go To Desktop (Taskbar/Nav. Bar).
- Added: New option to Nav. Bar: Task List.
- Added: Theme support for KoolDock Background (5 themes).
- Added: Run launcher as different user.
- Added: It is now possible to tell KoolDock to manage all windows or those in the present Desktop.
- Added: Active window icon is now highlighted.
- Improved: Xinerama Support (user configurable screen resolution).
- Updated: About dialog information.
- Patches: Text Shadow Patch (thanks to William Ekholm).
- Fixed: KMenu and mousemove event: sigsegv (thanks to Jared Grubb).
- Fixed: Minor fixes and Optimizations.
- Experimental: Systray Support (do not use it unless you want to help us with this).

KoolDock 0.2
- Fixed separator issue, now it is drawed only when necessary.
- Fixed configuration - separator issue (now it is not disabled).
- Fixed setupdialog and appdialog resizing.
- Xinerama support (in preferences).
- Navigation Menu + clock (available through KoolDock menu).
- Screenshot of minimized windows (only through KoolDock menu).
- Added "Hide on click" (Hide KoolDock after clicking on an icon).
- Added "Show after"; how long the mouse must be at bottom of the
screen before showing the dock.
- Added "Run from Terminal" and "Keep Terminal Open" in the add
launcher dialog (useful for console applications, e.g: top, vim).
- Rewrote "Ignore List"; now it is possible to grab windows names.
- Proper tooltips in the "Preference Dialog"
- Optimization to the background drawing rutine.
- Major code clean-up (still needs more).
- Minor fixes.

decavolt

16 years ago

Very nice dock, BUT...
I can't get the background to be transparent. I see that it's set that way in the screen shots, but my kooldock won't go transparent - just sticks to the solid background.

(SuSE 9.0 Pro, KDE 3.3.1)

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DrRider

16 years ago

It made SIGSEV too frequently. It happens after I move mouse pointer out of the dock or taskbar. But Okay, it can restart itself and made no error to other apps.

PS. snapshot in the taskbar is very cool!!!

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demersus

16 years ago

This is the best dock ive ever used! And it works with kde 3.3 just fine. Easy to configure, Auto-hiding, stable. I would recommend everyone to try it if you haven't already.

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aiki-kid

16 years ago

kooldock or kxdocker, non work on kde 3.3. I understand kx is making the move to 3.3 any one know about any other X like docker that works on 3.3?


-- kid

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DrRider

16 years ago

I use Yoper 2.1 with KDE 3.3 and it works fine except flicker when move the mouse out from panel

PS Very great job... :)

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calvinw

16 years ago

hey bro... im using fc3 test2... this includes 3.3.0 it install just fine and works great. i installed from source. took like 10 mins on my 750mhz. btw to stop the flickering, i turned the text over the icons off. lemme no if that workes for you.

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zurab

16 years ago

Is there a solution to the flickering that happens when a mouse pointer exits the kooldock area? I tried adding/substituting my own update/repaint calls in the code but I don't have any clue as to what I am doing in Qt programming.

Could a double-buffering QWidget::paintEvent solution like this be of any help to the developers?

http://doc.trolltech.com/qq/qq06-flicker-free.html

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tmSurf

16 years ago

The simplest way to compile this package
is:

"Please Help me to install KoolDock. I just installed Suse 9.1 and just have no clue what to do ? "

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
`configure' itself.
Where do have to type this ?
I have three consoles.
Does the original file has to be on the linux partition.
Is there a easier way to do this ?

"Thank you"

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Eiximenis

16 years ago

Hi, I'd like to know is If there is a way to put Kooldock in the top of the screeen. Thank you for all

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gardodaman

16 years ago

very cool app! only problem i have is the low nice value of the program. how can i automatically set it to 0 instead of 10? it gets so slow on my busy computer?

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randomcasualty

16 years ago

Yep, also get the same problem, from what I can see after doing a search on Yast, the header files are installed.. dunno, confused :(

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ff512

16 years ago

Well.. Got that.. thanks for the info.. now I'm facing an aRts problem..

Please check whether you installed aRts correctly.

anywho.. thanks for the info..

porkchop

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ff512

16 years ago

yet another devel package problem.. installed the aRts devel package and it worked!.. thank

porkchop

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ff512

16 years ago

I would love to use this program. But i keep getting an error in the configure that:

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

I cannot find a prefix to tell configure where my kde includes are. Can anyone help?

porkhcop

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randomcasualty

16 years ago

OK, I found out the cause of this, you need to install the kdebase-devel and kdelibs-devel packages and then it should work fine.

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ff512

16 years ago

Thanks.. I'll try it and let you know.

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demersus

16 years ago

I just reinstalled my whole system. (I also removed my windows partition, he he). Now I installed Kooldock and it works. sorry about the bad review i wrote on it. It was my system that was to blame. I really like your program!

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C

ipv4

16 years ago

Hello,
For those using the unofficial rpm version of KoolDock I strongly recommend you to compile the official sources and see if the problems continue.
We do not package KoolDock for any distribution. Packages are contributions from KoolDock users to whom we are very grateful.

Greetings,

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trailcode

16 years ago

Very nice, just what I have been looking for. I am running Gentoo 2.4.25-ben1 on a TiBook G4. It fits.
I created a child panel and set the size to "tiny" and put in in the bottom of the screen. The normal kicker panel was then set at the top of the screen and set to tiny. The background for the panels is set to transparent.

It is the best working bar I have found!

Keep up the good work!

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swed

16 years ago

I use the rpm version for Mdk 10 and the 0.3 version is much worce than 0.2 version.
When it starts, it's brightness is very light and it's extremly slow. After while is normal again, but I can't use it with this behavour.
When I change the desktop by means of the mouse wheel, the background of the kooldock stayes like the previous desktop and it looks very ugly.
Since last version there should be the screenshot of minimised window but it doesn't work.
I use the 0.2 version, 0.3 is worce.

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Signal-9

16 years ago

Hello, The koolbar 0.3 does not work in FC2.

Error list:
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1) koolbar starts lower than the screen
2) sometimes items do not pop up when you hover over the bar
3) sometimes hovering over the koolbar does not activate it

Those are the three things I noticed. So really its un-usable in FC2. I didnt play with it long, although it is a good idea.. it just doesnt work on fedora core 2.

Oh im using KDE 3.2 as well.

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jaugen

16 years ago

I use Kooldock over the panel, both with the same transparent background color. This way I can use my System Tray and CLock and run Kooldock as well. With this configuration, it would be nice if there was a way to offset the center of Kooldock.

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ltmon

16 years ago

I'm running SuSE 9.1 with kde 3.3 beta. The dock starts up looking OK, but moving the mouse onto it causes some weird behaviour. The parabolic zoom seems to start below the visible area of my screen, and only at it's highest point do any of the icons become visible (the top half of the icons come into view). Even then they are not responsive to clicking. Once in a while, for some reason, it will work fine. This behaviour doesn't seem to change no matter what configuration I use.

Any ideas about this issue?

Thanks,
ltmon

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mef

16 years ago

Same thing happens to me on RH9 and FC2, using the KDE 3.3 RC. I find that it works okay if you set the small icons to the same size as the large ones and don't hide the taskbar ... but that misses out many of the coolest parts, unfortunately.

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elektroschock

16 years ago

It's nice but it is no real innovation but a clone. It show to the public that Free Software just steals just ideas of other software. But it would be easy to change this to a real innovative one.

My Idea would a circular Kooldock in the center of the screen.

-ooo-
o---o
o---o
-ooo-

With the same sizing effects as Kooldock.

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16 years ago

KoolDock 0.3:
- Added: Translation support (i18n): Spanish (complete), Swedish (complete), Polish (not fully up to date).
- Added: Mouse Wheel over Dock now switches Desktop.
- Added: Launcher icons can now be sorted through Launcher List.
- Added: Move to Desktop/Go To Desktop (Taskbar/Nav. Bar).
- Added: New option to Nav. Bar: Task List.
- Added: Theme support for KoolDock Background (5 themes).
- Added: Run launcher as different user.
- Added: It is now possible to tell KoolDock to manage all windows or those in the present Desktop.
- Added: Active window icon is now highlighted.
- Improved: Xinerama Support (user configurable screen resolution).
- Updated: About dialog information.
- Patches: Text Shadow Patch (thanks to William Ekholm).
- Fixed: KMenu and mousemove event: sigsegv (thanks to Jared Grubb).
- Fixed: Minor fixes and Optimizations.
- Experimental: Systray Support (do not use it unless you want to help us with this).

KoolDock 0.2
- Fixed separator issue, now it is drawed only when necessary.
- Fixed configuration - separator issue (now it is not disabled).
- Fixed setupdialog and appdialog resizing.
- Xinerama support (in preferences).
- Navigation Menu + clock (available through KoolDock menu).
- Screenshot of minimized windows (only through KoolDock menu).
- Added "Hide on click" (Hide KoolDock after clicking on an icon).
- Added "Show after"; how long the mouse must be at bottom of the
screen before showing the dock.
- Added "Run from Terminal" and "Keep Terminal Open" in the add
launcher dialog (useful for console applications, e.g: top, vim).
- Rewrote "Ignore List"; now it is possible to grab windows names.
- Proper tooltips in the "Preference Dialog"
- Optimization to the background drawing rutine.
- Major code clean-up (still needs more).
- Minor fixes.

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