Docky Item no longer hiding

Asked by Jason Farmer on 2011-01-05

I recently copied over my .gconf settings from another machine with the same version (2.0.10) of docky installed on it. I had the ShowDockyItem set to false to hide the icon and it was working fine.

When I copied the .gconf settings over from the other machine, it no longer seems to affect this Docky icon? I've tried removing the ShowDockyItem value, re-adding it; setting it to false, then true, true then false. Restarting the application just doesn't seem to pick up the setting.

Any thoughts on how to get this to hide?

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Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #1

The way to hide is to set:


to false. If that is not working, my guess is your gconf config is somehow not working properly.

Jason Farmer (jason-terigo) said : #2

Thanks for the response Robery; I originally had that value set and it was working fine on what I thought was version 2.10 of Docky.

I then copied by .gconf settings over to a new system, installed docky 2.10 and it did not read the setting as it always showed the dock icon. So I tried the steps listed in my first post.

I have also recently tried since my first post uninstalling docky 2.10 and reverting back to 2.07 that was in the ubuntu repositories. So I did a complete remove, then rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/docky-2

When I install a new version now of either 2.10 or 2.06; it doesn't even have the /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem gconf value.

I searched around and didn't see an obvious way to just "create" this gconf key; and I think this is what happened in the first place when I switched machines, installed a newer version of docky and just copied over my .gconf folder (which had this value in it).

Thanks again!

Jason Farmer (jason-terigo) said : #3

Sorry for the typos, and "Robert" not "Robery".... its early still :)

Jason Farmer (jason-terigo) said : #4

Just another thought I had of something I noticed, every time I re-install docky and remove my .gconf directory for it; it resets all the items pinned to the docky.... HOWEVER, I always seem to have the same docklets enabled (which are not the defaults). Are there settings elsewhere I am not aware of?

Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #5

Docky also has configuration (for the addins) in ~/.local/share/docky but this data really should not put any docklets onto your docks.

Best Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #6

You can only hide the Docky item in 2.1.0. You are installing the 2.0.x branch and thus the option is not available.

Jason Farmer (jason-terigo) said : #7

Thanks Robert Dyer, that solved my question.

Jason Farmer (jason-terigo) said : #8

Heh I feel like an idiot now, thanks a lot Robert. Apparently I hadn't realized I added the "stable" ppa rather than development ppa when installing.

Thanks again! In 2.1.0 hide docky works as expected!

Great product btw, keep up the good work!