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#1 2020-12-07 21:39:10

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
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Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Hi guys,

I found this amazing dock for XFCE4 this morning: https://github.com/nsz32/docklike-plugin

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This is something that I have been waiting for a very long time, and I am very happy, hope it will be included in the official goodies.
For me what is just lacking is a proper expose function like skyppi-xd (which is quite buggy too), the XFCE activity plugin is uncomfortable exactly as the one of Gnome3.

Anyway to compile it on Debian/Devuan these are the recommended packages:

libxfce4panel-2.0-dev xfce4-dev-tools libxfce4ui-2-dev libwnck-3-dev

I haven't tested it on my personal machine, so I couldn't test the behavior on a multi-monitor setup...

Last edited by Danielsan (2020-12-10 05:24:12)


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#2 2020-12-10 05:14:47

Danielsan
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Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Am I the only one super excited for this dock? ?

Last edited by Danielsan (2020-12-10 05:15:24)


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#3 2020-12-10 09:57:00

Jerry3904
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Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

It looks like it deserves a careful look, especially since some of the Xfce Devs have been involved. Thanks for the notice.


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#4 2020-12-10 16:39:58

peter.48
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Registered: 2017-01-31
Posts: 68

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Danielsan wrote:

Am I the only one super excited for this dock? ?

I honestly don't know...
As I am not one of those who opens 40 tabs in the browser, 10 programs, 10 terminal instances at the same time and 30 Thunar windows, I don't see anything that would be useful in my daily life with the computer...
Honestly every time I read or hear about docks, i don't understand it too much, it seems to me that for rational use of pc, XFCE panels are absolutely sufficient (the configuration possibilities are enormous compared to most other DEs). wink

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#5 2020-12-10 20:03:44

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
Posts: 34

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Jerry3904 wrote:

It looks like it deserves a careful look, especially since some of the Xfce Devs have been involved. Thanks for the notice.

I would say that is already my "must have", and also in my wish list almost forever and I am just waiting for a better alternative for the activity-like plugin (skippy is fine but too buggy and pretty abandoned) and for someone else who is willing to fix the windowck plugin...


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#6 2020-12-10 20:12:38

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
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Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

peter.48 wrote:

I honestly don't know...
As I am not one of those who opens 40 tabs in the browser, 10 programs, 10 terminal instances at the same time and 30 Thunar windows, I don't see anything that would be useful in my daily life with the computer...
Honestly every time I read or hear about docks, i don't understand it too much, it seems to me that for rational use of pc, XFCE panels are absolutely sufficient (the configuration possibilities are enormous compared to most other DEs). wink

I am exactly the one you described... But essentially a real integrated dock, like this one, simply merges two functions in one in a more rational and intuitive way. Now I don't need to have launchers and the list windows panel plugin to have quick access to some application and managing the others already opened. All those functions are managed by the dock which makes the launchers pretty unnecessary, since they just launch applications and anything else, now when you launch a pinned application it acts as task on your bar and when you close it acts as launcher, no duplicate icons and better space organization. It is really a great addition IMHO!

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#7 2020-12-10 23:56:46

peter.48
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Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

In Spain it is said that "there is nothing written about taste".
Each one as he likes and that's it, it is already luck if we can do or have things to our liking. wink

Last edited by peter.48 (2020-12-11 01:04:42)

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#8 2020-12-11 14:47:36

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
Posts: 34

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

And how would you translate this in Spanish? big_smile

"there is nothing written about taste"

However my points are pretty technical and regard UI/UX which is not exactly a question a tastes... wink


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#9 2020-12-12 13:11:52

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 781

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Danielsan wrote:

And how would you translate this in Spanish? big_smile

"there is nothing written about taste"

¡Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito! -> https://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/refrane … 9547&Lng=0

De gustibus non est disputandum -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_gustib … isputandum

wink

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#10 2020-12-21 14:22:18

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
Posts: 52

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

Danielsan wrote:

Am I the only one super excited for this dock? ?

I would be happy to have this plugin, if it works, too

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#11 2020-12-26 21:30:07

Mark7
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Registered: 2007-10-05
Posts: 91

Re: Docklike finally a dock made for XFCE4

I'm a big fan big_smile

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