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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2014, 03:10:07 pm »
just make a folder named autostart in the .config folder and anything in that autostart folder should auto run.....  :)
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 04:07:25 pm »
Yes,
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mkdir ~/.config/autostart
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2014, 06:36:05 pm »
Mac and rjm65,

Okay, sounds easy enough. I've started from scratch again  I removed everything and started over, used Mac's code and that created an autostart folder which I found within the .config folder.  I copied Plank and Plank Packages, and pasted them within my autostart folder -- but nothing happens.

Obviously I'm doing something wrong here.

Thank you, but I'm sorry to say I don't have Plank auto-starting as of yet.  Plank still does not emerge on my desktop when I point my mouse to it after a log off or reboot.   It's not there.   :(

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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 06:54:50 pm »
Okay, you're confusing me a bit here.  Plank is installed and working and you want it to autostart with your OS, correct? 

I'm not exactly sure what you've done but autostart is not a file.....it's a folder.  If you can, undo whatever you did.  If you can't, don't worry about it just now.

Okay, lets take another approach.  Run in your terminal...
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cd /usr/share/applications
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ls
Locate the entry for plank.  Then run....
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cp plank.desktop ~/.config/autostart
**plank.desktop or whatever the designation is as shown after the ls command**

Then, reboot to test. 
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 07:26:29 pm »
Well, Mac, I never did see Plank on our list of items -- but that's okay.

I went forward anyway, and put in your code, cp plank.d'sesktop ~/.config/autostart
And then I rebooted, and, presto, it worked!  I now have Plank working, and auto-starting at reboot.

Mac, thank you very, very much. You did it.  It's working.  Also special thanks must also go to rmj65 for assisting us here, as well as for PCNetSpec for sharing with us the idea of Plank in the first place.

Thank you, Mac, and thank you rmj65 and PCNetSpec.  I needed a lot of help with this one.

I'm delighted with our very handy, and resource-light, tool called Plank. 

What a score!

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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 07:41:31 pm »
Great!   Glad it's working for you.   8)
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs? (SOLVED)
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2014, 02:33:55 am »
Not trying to stir this thread up again but getting back to the original posters question, I understand Cairo Dock has a reputation of being a resource hog but to be honest I've never experienced that, I use it on my desktop PC and an old Dell laptop with no issues at all,  top shows on average about 0.5% cpu and 2% mem, Cairo Clock on the other hand almost ground my PC to a halt




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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs? (SOLVED)
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2014, 04:36:04 am »
Used to suck the life outa my netbook .. granted not the most powerful of systems to begin with.
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs? (SOLVED)
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2014, 07:43:14 am »
Emegra and PCNetSpec,

All three -- Cairo-Dock, Docky, and Plank -- work well on our new laptops.  My concern is when I'll be putting Pepprmint 5 on my two friends old XP computers.  I want something light, but workable, and I want Peppermint 5 to fly on those old machines.  I want these friends of mine to realize they will never have to use Windows again.   ;D

Cairo-Dock has lots of bells and whistles, but you can customize it pretty much the way you want.  One icon Cairo-Dock has which I wish Docky and Plank had, is the log off icon.  This is a handy icon for anyone.

I suppose, really, the lightest way to go is to use simple desktop icons, but, one icon after another, they can begin to clutter up a desktop so easily.

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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs? (SOLVED)
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2014, 10:18:21 am »
As mac said earlier .. CREATE that directory with:
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mkdir ~/.config/autostart
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs? (SOLVED)
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2014, 11:08:17 am »
And,, PCNetSpec, that is where I am a little confused.

It's the forth line below  I'm not sure about.  I don't know much at all about directories.

But when Peppermint 5 comes along, and I go to install Plank, I'm to put these codes in the terminal, right?

Is this the formula I'll be using for an auto-starting Plank in Peppermint 5?



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install plank

mkdir ~/.config/autostart




Thank you,

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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 12:01:35 pm »
Hi perknh

The first 3 commands will install Plank
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install plank


to get it to autostart

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mkdir ~/.config/autostart
then
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cd /usr/share/applications
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cp plank.desktop ~/.config/autostart


Good luck


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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 02:16:10 pm »
Ask when Peppermint 5 is out .. it's hard to see into the future ;)
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Re: Are Docky and Cairo-Dock Considered Resource Hogs?
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2014, 04:13:15 pm »
Thank you both very much.

I tried Emegra's instructions for Plank in Xubuntu's 14.04 release, which I have put on an old Dell 3000 Dimension XP computer until our Peppermint 5 is released.  His instructions work perfectly for Xubuntu 14.04.  I now have Plank on this legacy computer, and with autostart!   :)

I know I'm certainly getting psyched in anticipation for Peppermint 5.

Each version of Peppermint just keeps getting better and better.

Thank you.

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