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    Howto make KDE taskbar look like OSX's?


    How do I make my taskbar in KDE look like that of a mac? Seems like a lot of people have their desktops set up that way, but I'm not sure how to do it.
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    You're looking for SuperKaramba. Themes for it can be found at http://www.kde-look.org. It can do a number of crazy things, and one that you may be looking for is:

    http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5812

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    TuxBar through SuperKaramba is great - thanks for the suggestion.

    How do I customize it? I can't find out how to change which pic executes which app.
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    I've never used Superkaramba myself, so I don't actually know. Maybe try and find some sort of configuration file somewhere? Could be somewhere in your home, or possibly in /etc or /usr/share/tuxbar or something like that. I honestly don't know.

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    Well I first had to install the app SuperKaramba. Then I had to download the TuxBar tarball. I extracted the tarball and I can run the extracted .theme file through SuperKaramba.

    The files I extracted are:
    pics (folder)
    README (text)
    tuxbar.py
    tuxbar.py~
    tuxbar.pyc
    tuxbar.theme

    I can open the tuxbar.py in a text editor and edit the code for the pictures etc. But I don't know how to open the others, and I don't know how to change the code? For example change one of the icons from opening Kphoto to Lphoto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsolin
    KXDocker is GREAT. Works perfectly and is easily configurable. Much thanks for the suggestion!

    The only thing I can't get working correctly is the Trashcan. I followed the instructions provided in the FAQ but they didn't work for me. Do you have any experience with this app and know how I could get it working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNeat
    The only thing I can't get working correctly is the Trashcan. I followed the instructions provided in the FAQ but they didn't work for me. Do you have any experience with this app and know how I could get it working?
    Sorry. I missed your question previously. Unfortunately I don't have experience using the app. Linux Magazine did an article (pdf) once. It's been a while since I read it so it may not help your situation, but it's worth a read.

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    Hi !!!

    try KSmoothDock....

    its best.....



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