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is there a taskbar for enlightenment ? [Solved]

Postby kutte128 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 16:14

hi,

is there a taskbar for enlightenment?
i heard of itask-ng, liirk and taskbar, but they aren't in entropy nad i'm not able to build them on my own.
maybe somebody knows what i need to build itask-ng?
i get such errors:

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e_mod_main.c:1225: Fehler: »Ng« hat kein Element namens »start«
e_mod_main.c:1227: Fehler: »Ng« hat kein Element namens »w«
e_mod_main.c:1229: Fehler: »Ng« hat kein Element namens »zone«


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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Dec 12, 2010 20:49

Don't use one myself in my SL E17 installation, but you could try stalonetray or trayer:

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 x11-misc/stalonetray
     Available versions:  0.7.3 0.7.6 {debug kde}
     Homepage:            http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/
     Description:         System tray utility including support for KDE system tray icons

x11-misc/trayer
     Available versions:  1.0 (~)1.0-r1
     Homepage:            http://fvwm-crystal.org
     Description:         Lightweight GTK+ based systray for UNIX desktop

There are packages for these two in Entropy, and I've read that folk use them in E17.

EDIT: If it's a complete task bar, rather than a system tray (notification area), what's wrong with using the shelves that come with the SL E17 installation (which are, in effect, task bars)? You can add icons to them for quick-launching apps, display running apps on them, increase their length (across the full width of the screen, if you wanted to), etc. Or are you looking for something specific?
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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ?

Postby kutte128 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 22:47

hi,

i just looking for a simple taskbar.
systray works fine, but there is nothing that shows all OPEN windows.
there is one module (ibar?) that shows only iconified ones.
did i miss something?
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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 19:36

Press Ctrl and the middle mouse button and a window will pop-up with a list of all open windows, and you can bring any of them to the fore by selecting it from the list. Actually, on my installation I don't even need to press Ctrl, I just need to click on the middle button (wheel) of the mouse and the pop-up window is displayed with a list of all open windows. If I keep my finger on the button, the list stays on the screen and I can select whichever window I want.
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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 20:16

But, if you still want to install a taskbar, apparently there is an ebuild for itask-ng (amongst others) in the Portage Enlightenment overlay or EFL overlay. You would have to do the following in a Terminal window or VT to (try to) install it:

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$ su
Password:  <--- enter root user's password
# emerge --sync
# layman -s sabayon
# layman -a enlightenment
# emerge -1v itask-ng
# equo rescue spmsync

The last line is to tell Entropy what you did via Portage.

You may get an error message about the package being masked by keyword, in which case you'd need to add a line to the Portage keywords file:

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# echo "x11-plugins/itask-ng **" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

The package name may have been changed to x11-plugins/e_modules-itask-ng so you'll have to adjust the above lines as necessary if you get error messages.

If the above daunts you, just put in a request for the package to be added to the Entropy repository (see the link 'Bugs' at the top of this page). While you're at it, you could ask for x11-plugins/e_modules meta package to be added too, so you can get all the other E17 modules.
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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ?

Postby kutte128 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 23:34

thanks for the help!
i'll try both

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Re: is there a taskbar for enlightenment ? [Solved]

Postby kutte128 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:45

setting a mouse-button to show up the windowlist works great.
I quit trying to emerge itask-ng because it would emerge the whole e17 again.
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