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[Locked] Cairo Dock Version 3.1 - Trash Applet hangs dock
Guest English 10 fabounet [Read]
13 March 2013 à 21:43

Guest, Monday 22 October 2012 à 05:01

Hello.

I just recently upgraded to version 3.1 and when I use the middle mouse button to empty the trash the dock will hang.
It seems to work OK occasionally on the first try, but subsequent attempts will hang the dock. Did not have a problem with the previous release.
The dock is using Trash applet version 2.3.5. If I turn off "Ask Confirmation before emptying Dustbin" the middle click function works as advertised, albeit without confirmation.

Anyone else notice this?

Side note: While playing with this, I noticed that if I add a 0 byte (empty) file to the trash, it doesn't show the "full" icon top indicate there is something in the trash.

fabounet, Thursday 25 October 2012 à 01:28


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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I bet you're using Metacity
there is a bug in Metacity, which makes dialogs from the dock invisible (that's why you have the impression the dock is frozen, actually that's the confirmation dialog that is waiting for the confirmation).

so if you use Metacity, you can work around this problem by launching the dock with :
cairo-dock -W

Guest, Thursday 25 October 2012 à 07:13

fabounet :
I bet you're using Metacity
there is a bug in Metacity, which makes dialogs from the dock invisible (that's why you have the impression the dock is frozen, actually that's the confirmation dialog that is waiting for the confirmation).

so if you use Metacity, you can work around this problem by launching the dock with :
cairo-dock -W


Yes, I am using metacity and using the "-W" parameter fixed the issue.
Thanks for the help and the great cairo-dock program.

Guest, Tuesday 12 March 2013 à 03:15

Hello,

what is the -W supposed to do??
I have ubuntu 12.04 and installed the cair-dock via the software source or something.
The cairo-dock --version command gives version 3.0.0 .
When i try cairo-dock -W it says the -W is not a known option.
Is there anyway around this issue. I do rather like the cairo dock but if it hans each time a popup is shown (albeit a metacity bug) I'd have to consider to remove it..

Regards!

fabounet, Tuesday 12 March 2013 à 14:04


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You'll have to consider upgrading
This option is new in cairo-dock 3.1

How to use our repository: http://glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=From%20the%20repository&lang=en

Guest, Tuesday 12 March 2013 à 16:59

!!! Don't forget the Anti-spam filter !!!
i have the newest version 3.1.2 and have it locking the dock when i use the trash bin as well
no metacity i know of sorry pretty new to ubuntu

fabounet, Tuesday 12 March 2013 à 18:16


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so you upgraded the dock ? and did you launch it with this command: cairo-dock -W ?

Guest, Wednesday 13 March 2013 à 01:20

!!! Don't forget the Anti-spam filter !!! I have now quit the dock on the start up and quit it on the desktop
and restarted it within a terminal with the cairo-dock -w command and it works ok but closes when i close the terminal

fabounet, Wednesday 13 March 2013 à 09:37


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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that's normal, to launch it with this option, just edit the file ~/.config/autostart/cairo-dock.desktop and set the command to cairo-dock -W

PS: why not using Compiz ?

Guest, Wednesday 13 March 2013 à 20:14

!!! Don't forget the Anti-spam filter !!!

Thank you i have got it working i believe ... it seemed to be an open gl issue with my video after doing some more research on here
at the risk of sounding like a real dumb a$$ what do you mean Compiz?

PS: now for networking 12.04lts and win7 to share a printer

fabounet, Wednesday 13 March 2013 à 21:43


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Compiz is another Window Manager, like Metacity but fancier
it's the default window manager on Ubuntu, Metacity is usually the fallback one.

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[Locked] Cairo Dock Version 3.1 - Trash Applet hangs dock
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