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Jonathan Pruett

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 227 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 23 2007
In the main description of this app, you mention that ksmoothdock hasn't been officially developed in 2 years. This is incorrect - ksmoothdock had a new release April 19th, 2007.

Personally, I like both branches however - it would be nice to get all the speed and features of these code sets truly combined. - Sep 23 2007

Various Plasma 5 Improvements 703 comments

Score 75.7%
Dec 23 2019
You can directly edit the ksmoothdock configuration file with a text editor at


Look for the line Autohide=1 and change it back to Autohide=0

then either kill and restart the ksmoothdock process (if you know the PID or how to find it easily) or just save all your work and restart your x-windows session by logging out or with ctrl-alt-backspace

Good luck! - Apr 16 2007
Try running the command in terminal with an ampersand (&) after it - that tells it to run the program in a background thread.


Good luck!
- Apr 15 2007
I'm not too familiar with Suse, but according to a decent looking thread here:

"Most likely you need to install the qt3-devel package (not the qt-devel package, which is version 4). Install it with YaST -> Software Management so that it will pull in any other dependencies. Then run ./configure again and hope that nothing else is needed." - ken_yap - Dec 26 2006
That sounds like an issue with the C++ compiling libraries on your desktop. Are you running the Kubuntu distrobution? If so, try running the following command to install current versions of all the libraries necessary to build KSmoothDock:

sudo apt-get install kdebase-dev build-essential automake1.9

Then try the configure - make - install process again. - Dec 26 2006
To have ksmoothdock start automatically at start-up, create a link to the program in the Autostart directory with the following script.

ln -s /usr/bin/ksmoothdock ~/.kde/Autostart - Dec 12 2006
Works perfect - thanks! - Sep 29 2006
I love it - but I am having one noob problem. What's the best way to make it run every time I log into a session as a background process?


- Jon - Sep 27 2006