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...

cvkef

12 years ago

thank you for your reply. i just was missing the wnck packet so screenlet-manager was crashing. thanx again. now i got everything working fine!

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ketilwaa

12 years ago

Great screenlet! One suggestion:

Avant-window-navigator has an option "Maximised windows don't cover the bar".

This would be a great asset to the sidebar too, making the sidebar visible at all times. Full screen apps should always cover it though.

Using widescreen I seldom use the whole horizontal size anyway

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volgotron

12 years ago

Hello, I have Screenlets version 0.1 but I can't install even the latest version you uploaded....it says "Invalid archive. Archive must contain a directory with the screenlet's name."

What can I do to manage this stuff?

Thanks in advance

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volgotron

12 years ago

Hello, I have Screenlets version 0.1 but I can't install even the latest version you uploaded....it says "Invalid archive. Archive must contain a directory with the screenlet's name."

What can I do to manage this stuff?

Thanks in advance

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gnomeastic

12 years ago

Hi,

Check out: http://screenlets.org/index.php/FAQ

...How do I install new Screenlets?...
...Manually

Some screenlets that weren't updated to the new API don't work with the Screenlets manager installation method, and need to be installed manually. You need to copy the Screenlet's directories to either your ~/.screenlets directory (if it doesn't exists, just create it) or to /usr/local/share/screenlets (for system-wide access)...

Regards

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Ekber

12 years ago

Hello many thanks looks fantastic.

regards from Turkey ;)

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juanarg

12 years ago

Probably because I'm completely new to this, but I'll ask anyway.

I can't install. I made sure of downloading the one for my screenlets version (0.0.9) and all, but I can't add it.
The only way I could see the sidebar was by running sidebarscreenlet.py on a terminal, but once I close that terminal the sidebar gets closed too.

I know the solution to this is going to be really simple, I just can't figure it out on my own.

The backgrounds look great, BTW. I'll see if I can provide a few metallic ones :)

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juanarg

12 years ago

Nevermind, man. I kept on trying different things and I got it.

The install path was wrong.

Thanks anyway :)

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LnxSlck

12 years ago

On the weather plugin ir reads Vila Real, are you from there?

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Whise

12 years ago

maybe .... why you asking

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Marcianisto

12 years ago

Can I include this in Vista Transformation Pack for GNOME 1.5?

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Whise

12 years ago

shure as long as you include me in the credits :)

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Whise

12 years ago

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

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nevermind85

12 years ago

Please, check upon this thread, I'm sry, I didn't know this was your work, should have contacted you first tho...

http://forum.compiz.org/viewtopic.php?t=1648

Seems that you're embeeding the PNGs in the SVGs but using an absolute path for them, you can fix that using "./img.png" with inkscape. That's how I fixed almost all of the imgs..

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Whise

12 years ago

in the new versions im not using svgs , im using only pngs , they work better , btw could you post proper credits in your thread ? thanks

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nevermind85

12 years ago

Sure thing!, hwo should I come doing that?, Just mention your name or by linking you here?, I ask since in the thread RYX asked yo to link this back to the forums, so...

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Whise

12 years ago

just link it here...
may i ask how did you fix the svg's ? im not really used to using them , they seam interesting

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nevermind85

12 years ago

Don't really know the advantages of using one format or another. I'm just fine using PNGs, lol; but anyway; once I realized how the themes were built, I opened the SVGs with Inkscape, and instead of the image it showed me a broken-link-ish picture; i right clicked it and in the properties showed the URI for the image as an absolute path to some PNGs I assumed you had in your HD.

I downloaded the missing PNGs and referenced them all with a relative path instead of an absolute one (just changed the URIs). Ie: instead of /home/user/VistaSidebars/aurora-left.png I used ./aurora-left.png.

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louisXVIwithagun

12 years ago

It works perfectly for me now ;)

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avidwriter

12 years ago

is there any way to lock it to the desktop so an accidental click won't raise it above the other windows and screw stuff up? it looks very cool

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Whise

12 years ago

you can do that with the 0.0.7 of screenlets version , i guess its not been implemented in the new screenlets version ,im shure it will be in the future

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Whise

12 years ago

then you must use the 0.0.7 version , download the latest one i just uploaded

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hayden2

12 years ago

I install it and then go to custom, select sidebar and click add. Nothing comes up. Im not sure if i have .0.0.7 or 0.0.9. How can I check, and if I have seven how can I upgrade?

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Whise

12 years ago

ohh , didnt know that, thanks

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Whise

12 years ago

ive been having some problem with the svg but the strange thing is they work on my pc i made them with inkscape , dont know why they are curupted , im hoping someone here could give me a hint at what im doing wrong with the svg

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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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