KSmoothDock

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This is strange, 'cos if you can comple v3.3 you should have all the libraries. We'll try to find out more about this error.
Regards,
Viet - Jun 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks, the gradual grow and shink speed config will be in 3.6

And we'll try to fix the wallpaper bug. - Jun 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Yes, it will be added soon.
Regards,
Viet - Jun 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Oh maybe you meant the shade around the text? The text itself is anti-aliased, but the shade maybe not. However, without the shade, the text is unreadable in the background with the same color.
Regards,
Viet - Jun 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Umm, mouse icon changing has not been implemented yet. We'll try to look into it later.
Cheers,
Viet - Jun 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks, it'll be included in 3.6. - Jun 06 2004
KSmoothDock

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Yeah, if you turn off "Grow and shrink KSmoothDock gradually in zoom-in an zoom-out events" option in "Icon Zooming" tab of the Preferences Dialog, the parabolic zooming of 3.5.1 will be like 3.4. - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Yes, the system tray is in the plan.

Btw, for the moment, if you add the (most frequently used) systray apps to the quick launcher menu, then you can access them conveniently. For example, I myself have KAMix and Juk in my quick launch menu.

Regards,
Viet - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Please check out the newest version. - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thank for your support. Also check out the newest version :) - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,

Have you tried 3.5.1? - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your support.
Yes, we plan to implement systray in future versions, though it may not be very soon. - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your support.

Which fonts did you choose? How about choosing an anti-alias font?

About xinerama problem, I don't have 2 monitors, so I can't test it out. But there is one guy in our team who will likely work on xinerama support after he finishes his exams. So please wait for a while.

Cheers, - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Included in 3.5.1. Thank you. - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Fixed in 3.5.1. Thank you. - Jun 05 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks, but it may not require less work, and also we want total control on the whole desktop panel :) - Jun 02 2004
KSmoothDock

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Dear all,

We are working on tooltips and clock configuration tool and will release with 3.5 soon.

Regards,
Viet - Jun 02 2004
KSmoothDock

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Please check your email ;) - Jun 02 2004
KSmoothDock

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Sorry maybe I misunderstood your question.

Actually, we can implement feature to allow the user to choose a specific icon to display for a specific app on the taskbar. We'll try to implement this in future version.

Best,
Viet - May 30 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your support.

About the icon on the taskbar, sorry that at the moment I don't know the answer yet. The icon for a running task in the taskbar is the only one that we can get through KDE system call (you would see the same icon on the kicker's taskbar). However, I'll try to find out more information on this if possible.
- May 30 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your support.

About the pager, I'll try to come up with a solution that combines the wallpaper thumbnail with the parabolic zoom mode. - May 30 2004
KSmoothDock

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Sorry that gradual grow and shrink in Parabolic zoom mode (gradual zoom in and zoom out) is not in v3.4. However, it is a work in progress and we'll release it very soon.
Cheers,
Viet - May 29 2004
KSmoothDock

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At the moment, we still use the KDE drawing engine. We'll try to optimise further the code to improve the performance. - May 29 2004
KSmoothDock

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If you use the normal zoom mode, it would be faster.
Cheers,
Viet - May 29 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
The icon for desktop in Parabolic zoom is the "display" icon (display.png in your icon path). This icon is available with Crystal SVG 1.0. However, it seems that your icon set doesn't have such icon.
Sorry about that, I'll try to fix this in 3.4. - May 25 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
I'm glad it worked on your machine :)

About gradual icon grow, we are scheduling it for 3.4.

Other features we will try to implement soon.
Cheers,
Viet - May 25 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
The pager displays a thumbnail of the Wallpaper (desktop background) in Normal zoom mode, and an icon with number on it in Parabolic zoom mode.

About the tool tip for Parabolic mode, we are scheduling it for 3.4.

Cheers,
Viet - May 25 2004
KSmoothDock

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While it could be done, I think it won't be easy and would take a lot of time. Besides, I want to keep KSmoothDock lightweight. - May 25 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks Elias.
1) gradual grow and sink are scheduled for v3.4, so please wait a bit more
2) This is done by QTDesigner, so it saves time for us. Btw, why would you want to resize the dialog? :)
3) This depends on KDE. At the moment KDE still uses PNG.
Regards,
Viet - May 25 2004
KSmoothDock

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You can email me (dangvd at yahoo.com).
Thanks a lot,
Viet - May 24 2004
KSmoothDock

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Have you tried to restart KSmoothDock? This is a strange error as I haven't seen it for a long time.

About restart KDE problem, we'll try to fix in v3.4

Regards,
Viet - May 24 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks, we'll implement some "hide" function in v3.4. - May 24 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
This may mean you haven't installed KDE development packages yet. The development packages are needed to compile KSmoothDock (as well as any other source-based KDE apps).
Regards,
Viet - May 24 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your post. We'll try to fix this bug in the next release (3.4).
Viet - May 24 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks a lot for your support.

KSmoothDock's homepage is at
ksmoothdock.sf.net

Also, we are continually developing the dock to improve its features.

Regards,
Viet
P.S.: At the moment version 3.3 is in beta and will be released in a few days. - May 09 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks a lot.

We are improving the dock continuously. Still, I think you can use KSmoothDock as a complementor for kicker. Just use them together (put kicker on the top of the screen). So the dock can be used as quick launchers, while kicker is used as taskbar (separation of quick launchers and taskbar is already used in XFCE and Ximian Desktop).

Cheers,
Viet - May 06 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks. Narcis Tesa did some experiment on the background earlier, but we haven't implemented in the main code yet. However, we hope to implement this in 3.3.

The aim of KSmoothDock is different from the aim of KXDocker (and KoolDock), however we'll implement the features that are requested frequently.

Cheers,
Viet




- Apr 20 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks,
We'll add them to our task list.

Next time if you request a new feature, could you please use the Feature Request form of our project in Sourceforge?

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=83232&atid=568785

Thank you very much,
Viet - Apr 13 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your support.

> 1. In the parabolic zoom mode, the wiget is imediately resized to acommidate the entire space required for zooming. However, I was wondering if you guys would consider modifying this behavior to have the wiget resize itself as the icons are resized (pulled from your item Qpixmap list). This way, the bar would shrink and grow in step with the icons instead of immediately sliding over.

Yes, we'll add this into our task list.

> 2. Secondly, a slightly longer delay (user adjustable would be even better) needs to be implemented on a mouse over. The widget immediately responds and gives the applications a jerky feel. A slightly longer delay would give the application a smoother feel.

Again, if we implement the above (gradual shink and grow) then this will be addressed.

Feature Request.

> 1. I submitted a ton of background images to the kxdocker project, and I'd be happy to send you guys the same, if you have any plans of implementing background images for the widget. This is my sly way of asking for the inclusion .png background support!

We'll add this into our task list.

> 2. You may consider doing away with the menu directory and storing all the symlink(.desktop files) data in a flat file that gets read and updated as new items are added and removed from the dock. I've got a sample file that I created while working on my branched version of this project. I created an xml file, because it makes it easy to group each application launchers' symlink data, but it doesn't have to be in xml if your not confortable working with xml files.

The convenience with directory approach is that we don't have to write the code to allow user to add/remove item, choose icon and so on... So I think we'll keep it for a while.

> 3. You should also consider using image seperators. Because your storing all the images in your list from the minsize to the maxsize, for an item identified as a seperator, you could simply store an image equivalent to the minsize only, and not have to change any of your code to add seperators. I've got a ton of those image files if you need them also. That way, as the dock is resized, your seperators wont disappear, and they wont be resized as if they were applaunchers, because there will be an image of only one size in the list.

I've thought of this, but the problem is that the parabolic effect will not be clear visually.


I'd love to merge my project with yours also, so if you want some more help, I'm all for it.

That'll be great. You're always welcome to join KSmoothDock team. Please email me so that I can add you to our mailing list.

Cheers,
Viet
- Apr 13 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks, we'll be alive :)

And yes, we (KSmoothDock and Kcleardock) have merged back. Now we are working together.

> Very nice new zooming mode (but I still like the old one better:-))

That's why we have 2 modes, as some ppl prefer the normal mode, and some prefer the parabolic mode :)
- Apr 12 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks a lot :)
Viet
- Apr 12 2004
KSmoothDock

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To edge248: please do not give wrong advice.

KSmoothDock is a standalone application, and is NOT a karamba theme.

To 16011976 : Installation instruction is at the top of the page.

TO INSTALL: Unzip, cd to the directory ksmoothdock-3.2 then run:
./configure
(in Mandrake, please use:
./configure --prefix=/YOUR_KDE_DIR
(usually this becomes: ./configure --prefix=/usr))
make
su
make install

Then run:
ksmoothdock
- Apr 12 2004
KSmoothDock

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Thanks for your comment.

1. Yes, we haven't implemented the Tray yet.

2. Yes, the pager is not as good as Kicker's pager. We are currently working on this.

At the moment, we haven't thought of localisation yet, but we may need your help later :)

Cheers,
Viet - Apr 12 2004
KSmoothDock

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Sorry all for being away for quite a long time! I was on 2 long holidays in September and Xmas.

But I'm back now :)

Hope you like the new version and I'll try to answer all your questions.

Regards,
Viet - Apr 12 2004
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
As deciare said, the ShowWindowsFromAllDesktops option is for the taskbar, not the pager. If it is on, then the taskbar shows all the windows. If it is off, then it only shows windows in the current desktop.
Regards, - Aug 15 2003
KSmoothDock

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No, we really don't want to re-invent the wheel.

We just want to create a (hopefully) cooler kicker.

Also you can see that KSmoothDock and kicker are different in some principle design issue, for example, we replace the running task button with (smooth zooming) icons.

Moreover, we will re-use code whenever possible, for example, the "show desktop" feature's code is borrowed entirely from kicker.

Regards,
- Aug 15 2003
KSmoothDock

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Hi,
Sorry about this bug.

If you have used a previous version, you won't see the KMenu. In this case, delete (or rename) the directory $HOME/.ksmoothdock/menu, and restart KSmoothDock. KSmoothDock then will create a new menu directory with KMenu in it.

Regards,
Viet - Aug 15 2003
KSmoothDock

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Thanks,
Please try the newest version.
Also, what did you mean by "name highlight on mouseover"? Isn't it the tooltip?
Best, - Jul 10 2003
KSmoothDock

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Please try the newest version.
Thanks, - Jul 10 2003
KSmoothDock

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Thanks.
However, is the Desktop menu in Ximian desktop?
Btw, at the moment we'll concentrate on adding features to the quick launches and the taskbar first.
Best, - Jul 10 2003