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Dock Gnome Extension on Bottom (Gnome 3.4)

A new modified version of the dock gnome extension by gcampax [link] The dock is now set on bottom as default, which was the purpose of the modification, i.e. I modified it to get it on bottom and nothing else. Hope you find it as useful as I do!

It works on Gnome 3.4.x. Tested on Fedora 17.

-- How to change the icon size --
If you need to change the size of your icons, you use gsettings tool. For example, if you want to change to size 42 you type this in terminal:

gsettings --schemadir $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ set size 42
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spinwi's avatar
I can't make it stand at the bottom of the screen :(
artbhatta's avatar
great work ! this is the whole reason i keep using docky... gonna use it with my Debian Wheezy
For the record: apparently, it is possible to turn autohide on/off through gsettings.

gsettings --schemadir $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ set autohide false
xeXpanderx's avatar
Thank you for the information!
Just what I was looking for, thanks a bunch!

(I still have to tweak it, so it won't autohide :) )
underboy's avatar
hey! awesome work! i was wandering if there is some tip that you may pass me for in order to add some transparency to the dock... I don't know if that's even possible :P

Thanks a lot! :)
xeXpanderx's avatar
Hi, I will check that later today or in the weekend at least, and yes, it is possible cause I did it before but cannot really remember how!
underboy's avatar
:D AWESOME!!! zanks for the answer, and i'll be waiting for the tip :)
xeXpanderx's avatar
There is a file called "stylesheet.css" located at ~/.local/extensions/ There you can change the css-style of your extension. Here is an example where the background and the border is transparent:

#dock {
border-radius: 9px;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
border-width: 2px;
border-color: rgba(39,82,102,0.8)

.dock-menu {
font-size: 12px

You change the transparent by changing the last number in the rgba function. In this example the background has 0.4 and the border 0.8.
underboy's avatar
Thanks man! I'll try it :D
gentookid's avatar
Hey, nice work, however I'm having an issue with it just spawning on top, gnome-shell-extensions-prefs doesn't pick it up, and the USER SECTION is gone so I can't edit it to spawn on bottom (currently spawns on top)
Any ideas?
xeXpanderx's avatar
Interesting, which Gnome shell version do you use?
gentookid's avatar
3.4.2 currently
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Baraary's avatar
niCe wOrk duDe :clap:
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xeXpanderx's avatar
It is included in almost all distro with pre-installed Gnome 3... I will tell you the name of it when I am back hoe.
This is nice. Tested and works on Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4.1.

Do you know how i can make the icons bigger? It's quite small on my 42 inch screen :(
xeXpanderx's avatar
Hi, launch a terminal and type this:

gsettings --schemadir $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ set size YOURSIZE

So, for example, if you need size 42:

gsettings --schemadir $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ set size 42
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