Sidebar Screenlet (with docking)

Conky

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Description:

A themeable Sidebar Screenlet: Install , launch and manage screenlets through the sidebar menu , also allows you to install screenlet packages by drag drop the screenlet tar file into the sidebar , you can reserve screen space for the sidebar and also select the alignment







Instructions to make it work like a sidebar

First go on the sidebar properties and select "keep bellow" and unselect "keep above"
then on all the other screenlets go on properties and unselect "keep above" but DO NOT select "keep bellow" , that way the sidebar will stay bellow and all the other screenlets will stay on top off it but bellow all other windows
Last changelog:

11 years ago

this screenlet will be discontinued because it is now in the oficial screenlets package


2.0 Sidebar can now be placed on bottom or top

1.9 fixed bug in docking

1.8 Docking works amazingly well now

1.7 new docking feature very experimental , put another screenlet on top of the sidebar and it will dock it

1.6 new theme and some bug fixes

1.5 now when you align the sidebar all the screenlets on top of the sidebar will alighn also
now you can give the sidebar the current gtk theme color , or system scheme, also you can give it a custom color of your choice

1.4 added create desktop shortcut
added the ability to launch a 2nd sidebar without launching all the screenlets a 2nd time, added new nosidebar skin

1.3 - Now the sidebar can lauch other screenlets at startup ,when the sidebar gets launched , so only thing you need to have in your gnome session startup is the sidebar screenlet and it will lanch all others

1.2 - Added the ability to select width and height of the bar , + 3 new themes

1.1 -4 new themes , added handling of transparent themes

1.0 added the option to align the sidebar to the left

0.9 added new reserve screen space option

0.8 added new install menu with gtk

0.7 sidebar now auto docks to the edge on the first run , but you can still move it,remenber to lock its position if you want

0.6 added suport for .tar packages and .bz2 anso .gz

0.5 allows you to install downloaded screenlets by drag drop the tar file into the screenlet

New Version 0.3 of the sidebar is only for screenlets 0.0.9

0.3 . Added the ability to launch other screenlets through the sidebar

0.2 - Stable Release

Todo:
More themes , everyone can contribute...

Irix75

12 years ago

I have the same problem. I use Ubuntu Hardy Heron and cannot see the sidebar, but it is there because when I right click on it, the sidebar menu merges.

When I try to install the screenlet, the screenlets manager shows a message warning which says: "Sidebar was not packaged with the screenlet packager. Do you wish to continue and try to install it?"

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okdok

12 years ago

Hoping to keep this thread going. I too have a completely updated version of Hardy installed and it seems that background artwork does not show.

Please help, this is a great tool!

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zotu

12 years ago

i've got 2 weather screenlets, the first i've added to the sidebar docks normaly, but the second one doesn't. is it a bug, or i've just got confused with the preferences ?

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Whise

12 years ago

this screenlet will be discontinued because it is now in the oficial screenlets package

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ivanatal

12 years ago

Hi!

The latest version I've downloaded here was the 0.7. I see that there is the version 2.0. How can I download it?

Thanks.

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ivanatal

12 years ago

Problem resolved. I have the version 2.0 now. I don't know how I did this, but it appeared v 2.0.

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Contrast

12 years ago

I've been keeping an eye on this screenlet since you first released it, and I must say the progress you've made with it's quite impressive. There's just one thing that's still keeping me from using it - I have all of my screenlets lined up along the bottom edge of my screen, and there's still no option to have the sidebar aligned to the top or bottom. Aside from that, very nice work, keep it up!

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Whise

12 years ago

next version ill add that :)

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santiagoward2000

12 years ago

Congrats Whise! Nice feature! I really like it.
Just one small suggestion: I want to have 4 small circular sensors on it, in a 2x2 disposition, but this feature resizes them to occupy the whole Sidebar's width. Perhaps you could set a way to make some screenlets occupy only half of the width.
Anyway, it's great!

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ColdFusionEESG

12 years ago

I've got v2 installed, but I can't seem to get anything to "dock" as I'd expect. I set the above/below settings as per the instructions. My existing screenlets re-sized when placed over the sidebar, but if I move the sidebar, the screenlets "on" it do not move with it as I'd expect if they were truly "docked".

I must be missing something?? ;-)

TIA for any insight

Cheers

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Whise

12 years ago

are you expected to move a 'dock'?

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ColdFusionEESG

12 years ago

Hey Whise,

Well I wouldn't move it on a regular basis, but consider this...

You are playing with all your screenlets and you have them "docked" (which to me means they won't leave what they are docked to unless you detach them). You want to see what they look like on the sidebar with different alignments. Currently you have to manually drag all your screenlets to the new position of the sidebar when you change it's alignment. It sure makes the initial setup a real PITA.

So to me (not that I'm the final word on the topic), when something docks it is stuck to whatever it's docked to (like applets on avant window navigator).

That said, once you've found the right spot for everything, you will most likley not have to fuss with it anymore.

Either way....you do great work Whise...keep it up. I've left the sidebar for now, and will have some questions for you on some issues I'm having with ring sensors (locking up and generally misbehaving) ;-)

Cheers

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Whise

12 years ago

no problem , im working on that

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Ryuki

12 years ago

I downloaded the v0.6 and it's already named Sidebar.tar.gz, but i got an error when i use "screenlets" manager to install.

"Invalid archive. Archive must contain a directory with the screenlet's name."

I was trying to find some support on the internet but haven't found any yet, if someone have a clue i will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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paranomos

12 years ago

Is there a problem with the sidebar and the startup on logon option?

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ElTimo

12 years ago

i cant get it to reserve the space
i have screenlets 0.0.14

sorry if someone already asked this

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ElTimo

12 years ago

oops...i was downloading version 0.6 for whatever reason. great work! :lol:

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aaronleishman

12 years ago

I'm getting this error when installing it.

not in gzip format
tar: child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

any help would be helpful
thanks,

aaron

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Whise

12 years ago

read the post above yours

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santiagoward2000

12 years ago

Hi Whise!
On the page, you said:
Quote:To install with the screenlet manager rename the downloaded file to 'Sidebar.tar.gz'
But when I did this, I get this error:
Quote:Archive is damaged or unsupported, use only tar, bz2 or gz.
To install it with Screenlets Manager 0.0.14, I renamed it to Sidebar.tar.bz2, and it worked.
Maybe you could edit that.
Thanks!

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jmariani

12 years ago

Hi.

I'm using your screenlet, and I found it very nice.
But I'm experiencing crashes in Compiz (and I have to recover with compiz --replace).
Maybe some memory leak?

Tell me which files should I send to you for diagnosis.

Regards.

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davepb

12 years ago

Hi

I'm using this on kde 3.5.8.
When I autostart the Sidebar, all the individual widgets start up first but the Sidebar itself doesn't start. I'm using the latest compiz-fusion also.
Any help would be much appreciated.

All the best

Dave

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Puxbunny

12 years ago

I managed to assign <Super>+D keys combo, to hide all windows and show the desktop in compiz-fusion settings but I wanted to now is there was a solution to NOT have the sidebar hidden.
Any idea ?

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richbl

12 years ago

Great screelet.

I just upgraded from 0.4 to 0.5, and noticed that I no longer have an option for left-reserved. All I see is left, right, and right-reserved.

I've removed config info from ~/.screenlets, but no change in functionality.

Please advise.

Thanks.

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richbl

12 years ago

Managed to fix the left-reserved problem on my own (edit to SidebarScreenlet.py file).

Cheers.

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11 years ago

this screenlet will be discontinued because it is now in the oficial screenlets package


2.0 Sidebar can now be placed on bottom or top

1.9 fixed bug in docking

1.8 Docking works amazingly well now

1.7 new docking feature very experimental , put another screenlet on top of the sidebar and it will dock it

1.6 new theme and some bug fixes

1.5 now when you align the sidebar all the screenlets on top of the sidebar will alighn also
now you can give the sidebar the current gtk theme color , or system scheme, also you can give it a custom color of your choice

1.4 added create desktop shortcut
added the ability to launch a 2nd sidebar without launching all the screenlets a 2nd time, added new nosidebar skin

1.3 - Now the sidebar can lauch other screenlets at startup ,when the sidebar gets launched , so only thing you need to have in your gnome session startup is the sidebar screenlet and it will lanch all others

1.2 - Added the ability to select width and height of the bar , + 3 new themes

1.1 -4 new themes , added handling of transparent themes

1.0 added the option to align the sidebar to the left

0.9 added new reserve screen space option

0.8 added new install menu with gtk

0.7 sidebar now auto docks to the edge on the first run , but you can still move it,remenber to lock its position if you want

0.6 added suport for .tar packages and .bz2 anso .gz

0.5 allows you to install downloaded screenlets by drag drop the tar file into the screenlet

New Version 0.3 of the sidebar is only for screenlets 0.0.9

0.3 . Added the ability to launch other screenlets through the sidebar

0.2 - Stable Release

Todo:
More themes , everyone can contribute...

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