Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dock the Appications

The day can be called successful one again as found a application that works with any kind of window managers having being tested with Gnome, KDE, XFCE as mentioned by the developer/s. So considered to give a try.
1. Installation was quick as its just a 95k package.

# yum install -y kdocker.i586

2. Using it to Dock.
The Docker application was found under Applications > Accessories > KDocker. Selecting the Docker turned my pointer into a kind of stock gun target. Decided to dock thunderbird, hence clicked the mouse on the application window, and it was done.

3. The icon looked a little bad but considering the work done can be acceptable.Here is the screen shot of how the docked thunderbird looked like.

4. Once docked the application can be undocked  by a single click on the docked icon of the application.

5. As seen in the above screen shot there is a terminal also docked along with the thunderbird.

Great thanks to the development team.A small info about the application as read under "yum info kdocker.i586".

"KDocker will help you dock any application in the system tray. This means you

can dock openoffice, xmms, firefox, thunderbolt, eclipse, anything! Just point
and click. Works for both KDE and GNOME (In fact it should work for most modern
window managers that support NET WM Specification. I believe it works for XFCE,
for instance)

All you need to do is start KDocker and select an application using the mouse
and lo! the application gets docked into the system tray. The application can
also be made to disappear from the task bar.

KDocker supports the KDE System Tray Protocol and the System Tray Protocol from

Very few apps have docking capabilities (e.g. Yahoo! and XMMS don't have any).
Even if they do, sometimes they are specific to desktops (working on KDE but
not on GNOME, and vice versa). KDocker will help you dock any application in
the system tray. This means you can dock, XMMS, Firefox,
Thunderbird, etc. Just point and click. It works for KDE, GNOME, XFCE, and
probably many more."


lefty.crupps at Mon Dec 21, 09:45:00 AM said... for the site if you want to download the .tar.gz file and compile it. KDocker isn't currently available in Debian Sid, unfortunately.

SawRub at Mon Dec 21, 10:58:00 AM said...

So bad on the Debian part, but its available @ fedora.

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