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Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« on: October 11, 2014, 03:12:57 pm »
Hi all, I've done something daft  :o.  When I click on any favicon in the top left hand corner of any window and select, Move to Another Workspace.  The first 4 virtual desktops have "Idiot Labels" attached to them - (Work), (Game), (Video) and (Chat).  How I managed to do this is anyone's guess.  The big question is how do I get rid of them?  I'm baffled  :-\.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 04:30:42 pm by AndyInMokum »
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 04:01:40 pm »
Hrm...

Sounds like a 'cairo-dock' issue thing.

I *think* those "idiot labels" are 'cairo-dock' desktop names  :-\

Are you running 'cairo-dock'?!?!?
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 04:20:43 pm »
No I don't have Cairo-Dock installed.  I did install it for about a minute before I realized I hated it.  It has been removed and purged from the system. The config folder had been renamed too.  I have a beta version of Docky install but there is nothing in the settings that would create "Idiot Labels".  It is not a problem. I would just like to know how they magically appeared out of nowhere  :-\!
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 04:29:40 pm »
No I don't have Cairo-Dock installed.  I did install it for about a minute before I realized I hated it.  It has been removed and purged from the system. The config folder had been renamed too.  I have a beta version of Docky install but there is nothing in the settings that would create "Idiot Labels".  It is not a problem. I would just like to know how they magically appeared out of nowhere  :-\!
I now know why I called them "Idiot Labels".  It was because the idiot sitting in front of the computer didn't engage brain.  They must have been cached from Cairo-Dock.  A reboot cleared them up - doh  :-[!
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 04:34:43 pm »
They're definitely something to do with the cairo-dock workspace switcher applet

if you look in:
~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/plug-ins/switcher/switcher.conf

you'll probably find a secton like:
Code: [Select]
#U Workspace names :
desktop names=Work;Game;Video;Chat;
but if you've uninstalled cairo-dock .. dunno why they're still being displayed  :-\

What's the contents of:
Code: [Select]
gedit ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 04:35:23 pm »
They must have been cached from Cairo-Dock.  A reboot cleared them up - doh  :-[!

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No I don't have Cairo-Dock installed.  I did install it for about a minute before I realized I hated it. [...]

I hear ya!

Only dock I've ever liked is Rico's 'plank' proggie:  https://launchpad.net/~ricotz/+archive/ubuntu/docky

Matter of fact, I should re-install that.

Thanks, for reminding me about it...  LoL   :D

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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 04:39:39 pm »
Did you *really* just say AndyInMolum talking about "idiot labels" made you think .. "Plank" ?  :o
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4.
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2014, 04:40:40 pm »
They're definitely something to do with the cairo-dock workspace switcher applet [...]

[EDIT]

Sorry, missed your last post .. please ignore.

No, you're right...   ;)

It's part of the applet structure:

Code: [Select]
<SNIP>

- gsize iNbNamesSize;
- myConfig.cDesktopNames = CD_CONFIG_GET_STRING_LIST_WITH_DEFAULT ("Configuration", "desktop names", &iNbNamesSize, "Work;Game;Video;Chat");
- myConfig.iNbNames = (gint) iNbNamesSize;
-CD_APPLET_GET_CONFIG_END

<SNIP>

I ran across an old patch, while I was doing a web search on those words...

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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 04:43:47 pm »
Did you *really* just say AndyInMolum talking about "idiot labels" made you think .. "Plank" ?  :o

Well, maybe...   8)

I'm a ricotz fanboi.

When I read about Docky it makes me think about Plank -- that's all.

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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 04:47:43 pm »
I'm assuming in the US "plank" can also mean "idiot" as in, "he's as thick as 2 short planks" ?

If so .. get him Andy :)
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 04:51:09 pm »
Bwahahahaha!  STOP IT!  I'm laughing so hard, my sides are hurting...   :D


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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 04:52:52 pm »
I'm assuming in the US "plank" can also mean "idiot" as in, "he's as thick as 2 short planks" ?

If so .. get him Andy :)

I've already admitted it.  So the damage is done :D and I feel like a right "Plank" for not thinking it out  :-[.
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2014, 04:53:29 pm »
:))

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Damn, I was thinking .. fight, fight, fight....
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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2014, 04:56:11 pm »
Here's a screenie of one of my former Plank setups, picked at random:



Plank is stupid simple to setup.  That's what I meant...   :P



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Re: Idiot labels on virtual desktops 1 thru 4. [SOLVED]
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2014, 04:57:11 pm »
Yeah, yeah....
:)
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