Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[TIP] DockBarX Xfce Panel Plugin

DockBarX is a dock application and is also available as a Xfce Plugin. This allows to have a simple plugin for task management and application launching. The plugin provides other functionality such as progress bars and control Skype, Pidgin, Rhythmbox and Clementine.

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xfce4-dockbarx-plugin -y

Add DockBarX to Xfce's Panel

Adding DockBarX plugin to the panel is like adding a launcher (see this), but you add a DockBarX item instead. Once you add the plugin you can edit its preferences and start pining applications to create launchers!

References

DockBarX Available as a Xfce Panel Plugin | Web Upd8

5 comments:

  1. I got this error message when trying to install!


    W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130423.1)/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

    W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130423.1)/dists/raring/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

    W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130423.1)/dists/raring/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

    W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130423.1)/dists/raring/universe/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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    1. If that's the only error presented, then DockBarX is installed. The error happens because you add the Xubuntu cdrom as repository and the cdrom is not insert. You should insert the cdrom before running apt-get update or remove the cdrom from the repositories.

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  2. I have installed the DockBarX plugin, and it is running great except for one little issue. I cannot pin some of my apps. Such as Libre Office Writer, Google Chrome, and Skype. I do not even have the option to pin these when they are open. Terminal, and Files do pin, but they will not launch. I have several other apps that pin just fine, incuding Firefox, Filezilla, Gimp, Clementine (I even get the controls for it). Is this an issue with something in Xubuntu 13.10? I have not tried the LTS release yet...

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    1. That also happens to me. I'll post about it as soon as I find a solution.

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  3. you can check this site: http://frauzufall.de/en/2013/xubuntu-fix-for-dockbarx-bug-not-starting-thunar-and-xfce4-terminal/

    To fix this, just remove or rename these files depending on the program you are using:
    sudo mv /usr/share/xubuntu/applications/Thunar.desktop /usr/share/xubuntu/applications/Thunar.desktop.backup
    sudo mv /usr/share/xubuntu/applications/xfce4-terminal.desktop /usr/share/xubuntu/applications/xfce4-terminal.desktop.backup

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