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dlumberg English 43 bestsneakers [Read]
20 December 2017 à 02:22

dlumberg, Friday 21 January 2011 à 18:21 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 January 2011
Messages : 6
I modded the Docky Extension to work with Cairo. It's very basic.


matttbe, Sunday 23 January 2011 à 01:53 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
Great!! Thank you!

This is exactly the goal of this DBus API => the fact that other apps can interract with our dock!!

http://uppix.net/6/b/2/a2b2af60e83f57e963fed04f98dbc.png

How to Install in Thunderbird
  1. Download and save the file to your hard disk.
  2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, open Add-ons from the Tools menu.
  3. Click the Install button, and locate/select the file you downloaded and click "OK".


@dlumberg: an idea: if number of unread messages changes, an animation on the icon can be launched with



PS: @fabounet: is it possible to customise these labels: e.g. having the possibility to add an image instead of the current background and to place these labels on the top/bottom/left/right/middle

dlumberg, Sunday 23 January 2011 à 03:46 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 January 2011
Messages : 6
When I get a chance I'll take a look at setting it to animate whenever the number is increased. It doesn't make sense to animate it when an email is marked as read. It would be easier to do if there was a get side to the API (ie: GetQuickInfo, GetIcon etc...)

fabounet, Monday 24 January 2011 à 11:10 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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Thanks a lot for this plug-in !
actually, I think that the best way would be to expose some signals on the bus (like "number of mail changed", or "new mail" with the number of mails and the content of the last mail).
then we could have real applets on the dock (Cairo-Dock but also the other docks/panels) that would listen to these signals.
this would offer much more possibities.

@Matttbe: agreed, let's make another topic for this point

nochka85, Monday 24 January 2011 à 12:53 | Quote


Subscription date : 29 November 2007
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@Matttbe: agreed, let's make another topic for this point


Should be done with my proposal of a graphic lib for external applet...

matttbe, Monday 24 January 2011 à 15:15 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
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@nochka: no, I just want to customise the position and the background of the number of unread messages (quick-info)

Guest, Monday 24 January 2011 à 21:25 | Quote

Please excuse what may seem a stupid question from someone who's just installed cairo-dock, but how do I actually integrate this into my dock?
I've installed it into Thunderbird OK, but nothing's showing in my dock, so I assume there's a step I've missed.
I installed and enabled the DBUS plug-in, guessing that may have been needed, but so far I'm seeing nothing.

Thanks

dlumberg, Monday 24 January 2011 à 21:35 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 January 2011
Messages : 6
As long as the thunderbird icon shows up in cairo it should work. What distro are you using?

Also, you can test whether or not it's working by going to your inbox and unchecking "mark read" on any email

matttbe, Monday 24 January 2011 à 21:43 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
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@ Guest: it should work with Cairo-Dock 2.1 and newer.

Guest, Tuesday 25 January 2011 à 11:38 | Quote

Thanks for the suggestions; no help unfortunately. I'm running 64-bit Mandriva with cairo-dock 2.1.3
Thought it might have been my customisations (from the mention of the Thunderbird icon, it might have been the fact that I've got a separate dock for my taskbar), but having tried with a completely "virgin" cairo-dock setup (moved ~/.config/cairo-dock out of the way) it still doesn't want to play.

I just have a grumbling feeling that there's something I've stupidly missed; maybe I'll work it out when I've been using cairo-dock a bit longer...

matttbe, Tuesday 25 January 2011 à 15:18 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
Strange

Can you launch this command:
dbus-send --session --dest=org.cairodock.CairoDock /org/cairodock/CairoDock org.cairodock.CairoDock.SetQuickInfo string:123 string:any string:thunderbird string:none

Guest, Tuesday 25 January 2011 à 17:17 | Quote

matttbe :
Strange

Can you launch this command:
dbus-send --session --dest=org.cairodock.CairoDock /org/cairodock/CairoDock org.cairodock.CairoDock.SetQuickInfo string:123 string:any string:thunderbird string:none


Strange is the word...
The dbus command gives a zero return-code, but doesn't print anything. I assume it should have said something useful?

fabounet, Tuesday 25 January 2011 à 17:26 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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nope, but on your thunderbird icon, you should see a small "123" written.

Guest, Tuesday 25 January 2011 à 18:08 | Quote

fabounet :
nope, but on your thunderbird icon, you should see a small "123" written.


Ah! Thanks.

It was my setup that was at fault.

In case it helps anybody else, here's what I'd done wrong.

I removed the Thunderbird launcher icon from the panel, because it's always auto-launched at login.
I was watching the icon in the taskbar, expecting that to be where the number of messages would be shown.
When I put a Thunderbird launcher on the panel, I was giving it the absolute path (/usr/bin/thunderbird)
As an experiment, looking at the dbus call, I tried changing that to just "thunderbird". And that solved the problem.

Many thanks to all who've helped with this.

dlumberg, Friday 11 February 2011 à 06:20 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 January 2011
Messages : 6
I updated it tonite to add dock animations. I'm not sure when Mozilla will publish the update.

Check the new addon's preferences. Set time to 0 to disable.



mattbe, the link you posted is hard-coded to the 0.6.3 version, I'm not sure that it will update when the Mozilla system updates the page.

Guest, Wednesday 21 March 2012 à 18:09 | Quote

Is it possible to update the dock to work with thunderbird 10?

matttbe, Wednesday 21 March 2012 à 20:59 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
    Is it possible to update the dock to work with thunderbird 10?
It's the opposite
Is it possible to update this Cairo-Dock plug-in of Thunderbird?

Guest, Friday 23 March 2012 à 16:30 | Quote

Thank you

matttbe :
    Is it possible to update the dock to work with thunderbird 10?
It's the opposite
Is it possible to update this Cairo-Dock plug-in of Thunderbird?

matttbe, Friday 23 March 2012 à 21:53 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
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@dlumberg: is it possible to update this applet?

Note that if you want, I can also upload the new version on this webpage: http://glx-dock.org/mc_album.php?a=7

MrErr, Wednesday 28 March 2012 à 18:46 | Quote


Subscription date : 23 March 2012
Messages : 4
Yes, adding it to the 3rd party plugins for cairo-dock will work too. Thank you.

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