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Thread: docky updates and changing its icon from an anchor

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    Feb 2009
    Ubuntu Development Release

    docky updates and changing its icon from an anchor

    if you have not noticed, this is my ubuntu master thesis....
    check it out and share it with your friends =)

    i have switched from docky to glxdock or cairodock.... it has many more features, is a little more confusing to setup, and available from synaptic repository...

    alt + f2

    gksu synaptic


    to search for glxdock and install it...

    to your repositories to get latest stable glx dock

    add if ubuntu 10.10 (probably broken on 11.10 for the time being but might work in future)

    to your synaptic ppa, refresh synaptic search for and select docky if not installed. select inkscape also.

    to return the anchor icon to blue instead of using gtk theme of ubuntu to a transparent color.

    alt + f2


    apps > docky-2 > docky > items > docky item > hue 1

    open inkscape to turn a picture into a SVG file..... were going to use tux here but you can use other icons if you so like just rename them to "docky.svg"

    alt + f2


    mv $HOME/500pxnewtuxsvge.png $HOME/tux.png

    open your tux png... $HOME/tux.png

    select embed

    select save as

    save as your user folder and name the file docky.svg

    now to move the master icon in the users home directory to replace the old anchor icons

    alt + f2



    then drop
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/docky.svg
    then imediately drop this block of commands
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/docky.svg
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/docky.svg
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/docky.svg
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/docky.svg
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/docky.svg
    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/docky.svg
    (this is a re build to link to a scalable folder instead of making a mess of copied files and is more appropriate than the former solution..... this solutions probably going to require purging previous docky files...)

    sudo cp $HOME/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg
    then purge old icons

    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/docky.svg
    sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/docky.svg
    then link to the scalable image of tux

    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/docky.svg
    sudo ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/docky.svg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/docky.svg

    (side note if docky bitches about compositing run this command)
    gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true
    this is my system with xfce, menu icon is also /usr/share/pixmaps/tux.png
    (i use ubuntu with xfce from synaptic also installed)
    Last edited by boblizar; March 10th, 2012 at 04:52 AM.
    curiosity killed the process, but thats ok because i'm god.


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