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    Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Hi I am trying to find the xfce4-taskbar-plugin. It has the ability (among other things) to "stick" an application to the taskbar, similar to how a dock works. A picture of it and a reference to it are here:

    http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/pan...taskbar-plugin

    The page says it is included with the panel after 4.4, but I cant find it on xfce 4.10, and I cant find it in the xfce-goodies package either.

    Does anyone know how to get it?

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    All of your .desktop files for your panel plugins can be found in the directory /usr/share/xfce4/

    For the taskbar just type at a terminal the following code:

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install xfce4-taskbar-plugin

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Hi stickymaster,
    Thanks for the reply, but that was the first thing I tried. I tried it again just in case:
    Code:
    mark@mark-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install xfce4-taskbar-plugin
    [sudo] password for mark: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package xfce4-taskbar-plugin
    mark@mark-laptop:~$
    Do I need a special repository?

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Downloaded it from here and use
    Code:
    sudo checkinstall
    instead of
    Code:
    sudo make install
    to install it. That should solve it for you.

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Sorry for intruding but I don't understand this topic.
    The link you posted clearly states that the plugin is now part of xfce4-panel. It most likely corresponds to the Window buttons panel item, which provides the classic taskbar. By the way, 4.10 > 4.4. Don't ask

    The "Stick" menu item makes a window sticky i.e. always present on the current workspace. It does not turn your taskbar into a dock. It was renamed "Always on visible workspace" for a good reason, "Stick" is clearly too cryptic.
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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Thanks slickymaster, that did it!!!!!!

    @LewisTM you are incorrect, the current version of taskbar-plugin will show up as Task Bar (Windows 7 Task Bar Mimick) in the "Add New Items" dialog for the XFCE panel. It is not the same as window buttons.

    for anyone else looking for a "dock" for the xfce panel, I bzippped the created deb file and attached it to this post (sorry but debs are not allowed to be attached so I had to bzip it).

    NOTE BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED DEBS (EVEN THE ONE ATTACHED) AND USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Edit: Attachment removed, see below for a binary archive and installation instructions.
    Last edited by mp035; December 5th, 2012 at 09:43 AM. Reason: Removed broken attachment.

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    I stand corrected and would love to give the plugin a try.
    Am I flipping or does your deb not contain binaries? I couldn't compile them, would you care to share them?
    Last edited by LewisTM; December 5th, 2012 at 03:53 PM.
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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Sorry LewisTM, for some reason checkinstall did not include the binaries. I changed Makefile so that the libraries were copied rather than linked, but still no luck.

    I have attached a tar.gz with the 2 required files inside, unpack it, and then run the following:
    Code:
    sudo cp `pwd`/libtaskbar.so /usr/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins/libtaskbar.so
    sudo cp `pwd`/taskbar.desktop /usr/share/xfce4/panel/plugins/taskbar.desktop
    and all should be well.

    BTW, I love your signature.

    Others note, this has been compiled on xubuntu 12.10 for AMD64
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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    [QUOTE=mp035;12388393]Thanks slickymaster, that did it!!!!!!

    I'm glad I helped.

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    Re: Where is xfce4-taskbar-plugin?

    Works, Thanks!
    So they did change the terminology from 'Stick' to 'Pin this program to the taskbar'. hehe

    I agree that it should be part of Xfce goodies. It's definitely a nice lightweight dock solution and could even be developed to support some Unity features like quicklists and dynamic icons.
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