Colour of the Anchor Icon

Asked by Nick Wojcik on 2010-08-06

I'm just curious as to if there's a way to override the colour of the icon. I realize it switches depending on your icon theme, but it would be nice to no matter what be able to change the colour so that personally it feels more integrated.

I remember reading before that there was no easy way to remove the anchor icon for the purpose of always showing docky is running and so that it's seen in screenshots. I like the idea you have there, but it would be nice to at least customize the colour of the icon (i.e. have one of those colour wheels in the settings window).

Thanks and keep up the great work! (And maybe add some more apps? ;)

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2010-08-09
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Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #1

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> I'm just curious as to if there's a way to override the colour of the icon.
> I realize it switches depending on your icon theme, but it would be nice to
> no matter what be able to change the colour so that personally it feels more
> integrated.
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There is a way to set the color of the docky icon. There is a gconf key
called "DockyItem" under /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/ColoredIconDockItem.

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> I remember reading before that there was no easy way to remove the anchor
> icon for the purpose of always showing docky is running and so that it's
> seen in screenshots.
>

You can also get rid of the Docky icon completely. Look for a key called
"ShowDockyItem" under /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem.

These keys (and many, many more gconf keys) are described in detail on our
wiki. http://wiki.go-docky.com/

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> Thanks and keep up the great work! (And maybe add some more apps? ;)
>

Any suggestions?

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Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #2

I should add that the specific page listing the gconf keys and descriptions is here: http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=GConf_Settings

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #3

Thanks Chris S., that solved my question.

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #4

As for apps, a main menu applet, along with a notification and an indicator applet would be fantastic. I would absolutely love to run just my 2 docky panels on my desktop.

Thanks for asking :)|

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #5

I've entered g-conf editor and the ShowDockyItem doesn't show up, and I keep changing the colour number but it doesn't seem to stick. Any advice?

Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #6

An indicator applet is in the works. As for the ShowDockyItem key, it would depend on which version of Docky you're running. That option was added fairly recently so your version might just be too old. Also, for the Hue, there is a new key, called Hue under "/apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem". Change that key to something other than 0 if you want the color to change. Note that I just added this so unless you're building from source you won't have it. You can however use our PPA, which is usually updated every couple of days.

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #7

I am running the latest version, 2.0.6. Should I reinstall from the PPA?

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #8

I have just upgraded to 2.1.0 and the options are still not showing up for me.

Best Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #9

Wait a few days for the PPA to be updated. I just added this yesterday, so the PPA does not include this change, yet. You need bzr rev 1606+ for this key to be there.

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #10

Thanks Chris S., that solved my question.

Nick Wojcik (mikee264) said : #11

Will do, much thanks!