kdocker-4.7 docks erratically

Asked by David Ronis on 2012-06-11

I'm running gnome (a recent version) on several machines and recently switched to kdocker (from alltray). My session startup tries to launch firefox, evolution, and some system log and office utilities (e.g., XLogMaster). The basic syntax I use is

kdocker -d 30 [-f] [-n some name] application

Some apps doc as expected, some don't. As far as I can tell, the apps that have non-fixed window titles fail. E.g., evolution's window title depends on which component (calendar, mailer) I was last using or am presently starting.

I can dock anything manually.

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John Schember (user-none) said :

If you don't specify the Window name it will try to dock based upon the PID of the application when KDocker launches the application. Name based matching should only be necessary when the application spawns a different process. Meaning it is really just a launcher. Firefox is one such case. Have you tried without using the -n option for evolution?

Right now if the PID is different and if the name is highly variable there isn't way to automatically dock the application. Name based matching currently looks for either the name matching exactly or part of the given name parameter being within the window title.

It sounds like a more robust name matching system (E.G. Regex) would be necessary to match in extreme cases.

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