when starting an app from the launcher, a new instance is created

Asked by nhasian

i accidentally removed the terminal app from docky so i re-added by dragging and dropping a terminal launcher from the desktop to docky. Now I have the terminal launcher in docky but when i click on it, it creates a new icon on docky. one that shows that the terminal is running in addition to the original launcher on docky. the same thing occurs when i added Google's Chrome web browser to docky. it launches the web browser just fine, but then has two icons for it the launcher and the running program. how to fix?

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Michael Knepher (mknepher) said :

I'm seeing something similar with docky compiled from bzr on the latest Fedora Rawhide. Launchers open the apps, but the windows are represented by blank window icons with simple "Maximize|Minimize|Quit" options on the right-click menu. So far, gwibber is the only application whose launcher behaves as expected. If I launch a terminal, whether from docky, do, or the application menu, it shows up as a separate item on docky *with the correct icon*, but the icon changes to the blank icon when another window is opened. I just upgraded to rawhide, so I assumed that the behavior may be related to changes in the current development versions of gnome/metacity. The same revision of docky is behaving properly on my karmic desktop.

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Jakob Kramer (jakobk) said :

I had the same problem with Docky, when you click on an icon,
it creates a new icon, right-click the new icon, and select 'Attach to Docky', or something similar.
I hope it helps.

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Jakob Kramer (jakobk) said :

Sorry, I forgot something. When you selected 'Attach to Docky' or something similar,
you can drag and drop the old icon away. The new icon should work correct.

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