Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

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Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby scharkalvin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:33 am

I installed Mint 13 XFCE on my laptop and added Cairo-Dock. I can't seem to get Cairo-Dock to hide the dock when a window overlaps it and pop up on top when the mouse cursor goes to the bottom of the screen. Instead the dock will hide when the window overlaps it, but move the mouse cursor down to the screen bottom and the dock remains behind the window when it pops up. I've also installed Mint13 KDE on another computer and here the dock works as it should, hiding when the window overlaps and popping up on top of the window with a mouse cursor at the bottom of the screen. Seems that Cairo-Dock intergration with XFCE is not quite right, but is ok with KDE. In both cases I selected that the dock should move up and down when focus changes on it, and dock should hide when window overlaps. Dock on top was not checked in either case (and this didn't work on XFCE anyway when tried).
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm

Haven't used Cairo Dock in awile but...

The behavior of the dock can be set from it's preferences/configure (if I rememberer the advace ones have more/better options thou).

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EDIT P.S. I think theirs a XFCE integration module now(?) mabe check if installed. :roll:
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby Beardedragon on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:12 pm

Under Advanced Configuration, set "Visibility" to look like this:
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby scharkalvin on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:16 am

The options on Cairo-Dock seem to have changed. Here is what I see
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby Beardedragon on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:42 am

Sorry, my Bad, I was using SalineOS when I took the picture. Below find one like yours with the different option under Visibility.
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby scharkalvin on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:42 pm

Tried your settings, but the dock still appears BEHIND any open window on the screen and does NOT go to front. Couldn't get a screen shot to show you the effect. If any window is full screen the dock remains hidden behind the window. Not so on another machine with mint13 kde - 64 bit. Might be a 32 bit issue, or an issue on my laptop (R60 thinkpad) video drivers.
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby Beardedragon on Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:12 pm

I know how to get the screen shot, you just set timer after raising bottom of whatever Application you are running. It could be a 32 bit issue, suggest you go to Cairo Dock site and report it at http://glx-dock.org/ They also have a Forum you can join. My example of timed screen shot:
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Re: Cairo Dock hides behind windows on mint 13 XFCE

Postby scharkalvin on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:15 pm

I finally found a setting that works, I set visibality to 'keep dock below'. Now the dock hides behind any window and pops in front when the mouse cursor hits the screen bottom.
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