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Old 05-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
ghantauke
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Cairo dock bug


I'm running ubuntu 12.04. I just installed cairo dock. Everything was going well till the following happened.

ctrl+super+right semi maximises a window according to unity shortcut key. I wanted to semi maximise a firefox window that I was working on. But I had just switched workspace using cairo dock's workspace switcher (which is located on the bottom right). I pressed ctrl+super+right to maximise the firefox window without realising that the focus was on the work space switcher. Now the workspace switcher takes half of the screen. The following image shows what happened.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2...irodockbug.png

I don't know how to normalise the size of the workspace switcher, so I tried uninstalling cairo dock from ubuntu software centre then installing it again. But I still get the huge size workspace swicher when i start cairo dock.

Need help

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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I've let this go for a few days waiting to see if anyone replies so since not then I'll take a crack. Although, I don't use Cairo dock all hope is not lost. Usually there is a local user configuration file which governs the users specific settings. My guess is that your user config file is what has the undesirable settings which is why reinstalling the package does not resolve your problem.

I went through Cairo dock documentation to look up the location of the user configuration file. I found this page to be useful.

The configuration settings are located at...
Code:
~/.config/cairo-dock/
So you can blow away all of the settings you configured and start over by removing that directory.

Code:
rm -rf ~/.config/cairo-dock/
If you have made settings you wish to keep then go into the Cairo dock config files and try to see where you went wrong. Another thing you could do is to rename files to names other than what Cairo dock is looking for. Keep doing that to different files and then logging out and back in. When you rename a file and your problems go away then you'll know which file you need to look in to find your potential problem.

I found those tid bits without even ever having experience with Cairo dock so keep in mind when you encounter problems like this with Cairo or any software that the official documentation is usually the best place to start. I found the Cairo dock wiki from the links in this page.

SAM

Last edited by sag47; 05-24-2012 at 07:03 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by sag47 View Post
I've let this go for a few days waiting to see if anyone replies so since not then I'll take a crack. Although, I don't use Cairo dock all hope is not lost. Usually there is a local user configuration file which governs the users specific settings. My guess is that your user config file is what has the undesirable settings which is why reinstalling the package does not resolve your problem.

I went through Cairo dock documentation to look up the location of the user configuration file. I found this page to be useful.

The configuration settings are located at...
Code:
~/.config/cairo-dock/
So you can blow away all of the settings you configured and start over by removing that directory.

Code:
rm -rf ~/.config/cairo-dock/
If you have made settings you wish to keep then go into the Cairo dock config files and try to see where you went wrong. Another thing you could do is to rename files to names other than what Cairo dock is looking for. Keep doing that to different files and then logging out and back in. When you rename a file and your problems go away then you'll know which file you need to look in to find your potential problem.

I found those tid bits without even ever having experience with Cairo dock so keep in mind when you encounter problems like this with Cairo or any software that the official documentation is usually the best place to start. I found the Cairo dock wiki from the links in this page.

SAM
I've found a solution to my problem from their official forum. Basically all I needed to do was fiddle around in the configuration menu. At first, I just searched for "workspace switcher" in the configuration menu, but it was actually called "switcher", which I couldn't find. Someone in the official forum pointed that out and my problem was solved. Really silly mistake from my side. Thanks for trying to help anyway. Can use that solution in case I cannot find the required settings in configuration menu in the future.

Last edited by ghantauke; 06-02-2012 at 07:30 AM.
 
  


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