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KDE Improvement

Score 84%


Link:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 3.x
Downloads:  44990
Submitted:  Dec 31 2006
Updated:  Sep 23 2007


A kool dock for KDE. It attemps to resemble the Mac OSX dock. This is improved koolDock v0.3 (which is base on ksmoothdock 2.1), which isn't my program, but it isn't officailly developed for about two years.


App Launcher.
On Screen text display (over icons).
Drag&Drop app list.
Nice hide-show animation.
Xinerama support.

If you experience problems compiling KoolDock please do the following:
# make -f Makefile.cvs
# ./configure
# make; make install

IMPORTANT: For GNOME users - if you experience problems with launchers (can't open and edit), you probably don't have KDEbase istalled. Installing this package should solve this problems.

IMPORTANT: If you have something wrong in settings, and kooldock don't appear, you can run
# kooldock -o
to have preferences window at start.

If you have any problems or bugs with kooldock, you can post information about it in comments or send it to bisiek op.pl (after bisiek insert 'at' symbol).

I prepare only source and I probably can't help with packgages made by other people.

If configure script fails while checking X server, you probably need to install the xlibs-dev package. If it won't help try these: build-essensial libqt3-mt-dev libqt3-compat-header kdelibs4-dev kdebase-dev. Thanks to Mrmonday for the solution.

SVN repository checkout:
svn co https://kooldock.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/kooldock kooldock

I can't continue developing Kooldock - I won't stop working on it, but that work will much slower than now. If you want to help - I will help you to understand the code.


23/09/2007: KoolDock 0.4.7
- Improved icon positioning.
- Added 'Show only minimized' option.
- Disabled systray support.
- Improved drawing engine.
- Added speed control (modifies kooldock's animation time to make it closest to desired speed).
- Reduced CPU wakeups, when kooldock is inactive (should be 4-8 per second)
- Reorganised tabs in setting window.
- Added 'Apply' button in options window, improved settings applying speed.
- Added simple KBFX support (necessary kicker applet).
- Added automatic background refresh (on minimize/maximize/restore/activate window).
- Added similar task grouping.
- Minor fixes and improvements.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.6
- Added choice of amount of big icons.
- Added choise of edge on which kooldock has to appear.
- Added option allowing to don't scroll while mouse is on the same icon (centred on it).
- Added Italian translation.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.5
- Icon positioning improvments.
- Some optimizations.

Source(kooldock 0.4.7 source)
(kooldock 0.4.6 386 deb)
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 Compilation issue

 by gabop on: Apr 12 2008
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How do I compile kooldock?
I've downloaded SVN code, but when I do ./configure statement, it did not find the configure file.
How do I fix this?
Thanks in advance.

El Gabo.
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 Re: Compilation issue

 by bisiek on: Apr 15 2008
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To create configure use

make -f Makefile.cvs

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 crashes on boot

 by dspolleke on: Apr 26 2008
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the strangest thing is that kooldock chrashes and fails to start . in kde3 and kde4

Systeemconfiguratie opstartcontrole uitgeschakeld.

[?1034hUsing host libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xb69ac8e0 (LWP 9020)]
[KCrash handler]
#6 0x0805cfd5 in KoolDock::mMoveEvent ()
#7 0x08064e42 in KoolDock::doUpdateGeometry ()
#8 0x0806516b in KoolDock::addWindows ()
#9 0x08067549 in KoolDock::init1 ()
#10 0x080680ae in KoolDock::KoolDock ()
#11 0x0806dc27 in main ()
#12 0xb69c4fe0 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
#13 0x08054841 in _start ()

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 Re: crashes on boot

 by bisiek on: Apr 29 2008
Score 50%

I'll check it.

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 Feature Request

 by gekk on: Apr 29 2008
Score 50%

I've just downloaded it and it's a very nice and useful application.

I've already seen that there are some DCOP functions but I'd like to see a function which lets kooldock hide/unhide through DCOP. Would be very useful for me to let kooldock hide/unhide on kopete messages so I don't need to check frequently if there's a new message and since the options of kopete to highlight a window doesn't suite my needs, I'd like to ask you :)

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 Re: Feature Request

 by bisiek on: Apr 29 2008
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No, kooldock use dcop only to do some things with other apps, but doesn't create dcop server.

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 by SteveMcQwark on: May 13 2008
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I don't have Makefile.cvs in my download. What do I do?

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 Re: Makefile.cvs

 by bisiek on: May 17 2008
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You can download it from svn


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 stay behind

 by MarianoC on: May 14 2008
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First, i want to say congratulations for this excelent work. Second, i have a little problem, is it possible that the dock keeps behind all the time?? I mean, when i put a window over kooldook, it keeps behind, but if i move the mouse to the place where kooldock is, then it appears...I have the option "Stay below windows when not used" activated. I am using Archlinux.
Sorry for my english. Thanks

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 Re: stay behind

 by bisiek on: May 17 2008
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This option is exactly to make kooldock behave like this.

The simpliest method to do taht at once is to recomple the dock with that change:

In kooldock.cpp replace

void KoolDock::setDockAbove() {
KWin::setState(winId(), NET::KeepAbove);


void KoolDock::setDockAbove() {
//KWin::setState(winId(), NET::KeepAbove);

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 X still crashes

 by IkariShinji on: Jun 7 2008
Score 50%

Looks like even svn version crashes my X server if I'm using compiz. I can't even get Kooldock configuration window :( With compiuz turned off it works preety well. Then I can run compiz and Kooldock still works until suddenly killing my session ;(
My specs:
OpenSUSE 10.3
KDE 3.59
Kernel 2.6.22
Compiz 0.7.6

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 Re: X still crashes

 by lowobu on: Jun 10 2008
Score 50%

Same Problem as IkariShinji,
also with openSuSE 10.3 (32bit), KDE 3.5.9, Compiz 0.7.6

No Errors reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log or in /var/log/Xgl.0.log

/var/log/messages gives me
kdm[2634]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
(which tells me nothing)

tried latest SVN as well, got it working for some seconds with window decoration for windows with "name != kooldock" in compiz disabled as I found it in some forum.

Please think about a possible solution because what I saw so far seems to really suit my wishes.

Thank you

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 Re: Re: X still crashes

 by bisiek on: Jun 13 2008
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I've made some small fixes - now it should work better.

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 Re: Re: Re: X still crashes

 by IkariShinji on: Jun 26 2008
Score 50%

Yay it works fine now:) No crashes anymore:) Thanks for this good piece of work:) <happy>

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