It seems that there are various users that wish to use the MIGHTY kxdocker in their (gnome) ubuntu.
First of all install it using this very good supriyadisw how-to: http://www.supriyadisw.net/2006/03/k...n-dapper-drake
After you are successfully done, you should end up with an ugly "windowed" kxdocker, with your plugin choices only.
1. To remove the window and end up with a smooth kxdocker:
- Open configurator from the tray icon, then navigate to the window tab, and there make the following changes:
IN THE DESKTOP SQUARE:
- "auto send the docker to background layer" (unchecked)
- "auto raise the dock on events" (checked)
- "enable fast hiding" (unchecked)
- "Raise the dock whenever you touch the left corner" (unchecked)*
- "Raise ................................right corner" (unchecked)*
- "Hide the dock after" (whatever you like I use 1200ms)
- "Wait before raise the dock" (20ms)
- "Desktop shrink (whatever you want-i use the default value)
Store configuration now and close, you might need to restart kxdocker to see the changes (i can't recall).
* --> It has to do with your beryl settings, in my beryl config, I have nothing set to right corner gesture, but it is safer to leave both unchecked for start, then you can experiment. If you mess up the config KILL the process do not exit through the tray, or the messed up config will be saved.
2 Now remove all the malfunctioning plug-in you thought you needed. . Simply right-click and "remove this". (usual things are the pager,clock,trash,kde menu and others)
3 You are now left with a few icons, don't worry let's populate this dock: simply drag and drop ALL (yes all) the apps you use at least once a week! Don't worry you will manage them... I 'll tell you how later.
4 OK you should have a chaos over there... let's put some order. For example let's start with the video apps, they should all be in one spot (just scroll the mouse over one and other should appear).
You should write down all the apps you have put there and make up your mind how many MAIN categories of computer tasks are in your mind, For simplicity let's suppose there are only 6 (personally I use 15) - PLACES/ACCESSORIES/INTERNET/IMAGE/MULTIMEDIA - now let's put all our apps in one of those categories, keep writing down, computer-home-search under PLACES, Firefox-thunderbird-xchat-Torrent Swapper-Ekiga under INTERNET and so on.
When your are done with your notes let's go on with the actual job.
Open Configurator through the tray icon. There navigate to rolling icons and choose one by one all your apps to configure. In the dialog there change the TEXT display to your liking, the rolling icon group to what it should be according to your notes (app category) and in the matches tab change TITLE match (or create one) with the TITLE that shows when you open that application. Remember to change ACTIONS to what they should be if they are malfunctioning. Also consider changing the icons for your apps with a nicer icon.
5 NOw let's create a Trash. Remove he trash plugin if you haven't done so. Create a new rolling icon through configurator, place a full TRASH icon (no workaround still known to me for changing icons depending on the trash status) and empty file to the trash so you are happy . Go to actions and set the first one to "nautilus --no-desktop Trash:" and the second to "mv "%1" ~/.Trash". This way when you drag and drop a file over that icon it will be moved to your trash! Actually when you drag and drop a video over your mplayer icon it will start playing it (!) so it is a general thing. We only did a workaround for a gnome trash here.
I hope it works for you, I will be editing this tutorial, to become better as it is lengthy...
*Whenever you wish to save a config open configurator and "store configuration now". Whenever you close the kxdocker through the tray it is automatically saved.
*If you make sth you don't wish to be stored, do not close the kxdocker through the tray icon, kill it!
*Remember to close kxdocker before logging out through the tray, so you won't loose the configs you 've made during the session.
P.S.: Sorry for the length of the tutorial, but that's the main reason for no such how-to's for kxdockers, it is a complex thing to do.
P.S.2.: Let me know if it worked for you, my only joy is the felling I helped somebody...
Here is a screenshot so you will get an idea how it should look. (image quality is poor but it should do the trick)