Plank doesn't play nice with Onboard

Bug #1261317 reported by Lee Hyde on 2013-12-16
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Onboard
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Bug Description

Plank's hide feature does not play well with Onboard when the latter is in docked mode. When plank is set to autohide, it will appear at all when the cursor is placed at the bottom margin of the screen. When plank is set to intellihide, it will behave irratically (i.e. plank will either appear below and obscured by Onboards, or above and blocking Onboard, but in both cases will not hide again).

Steps to reproduce:

1. Set plank to autohide/intellihide
2. Open Onboard
3. Set Onboard to dock at bottom screen edge
4. Move cursor to bottom screen edge to reveal the hidden Plank
5. Move cursor away again.

I'm not sure if this is a bug in Plank or Onboard, so I'll file this bug against both projects and let

Plank version: 0.5.0+bzr942-0ubuntu1~13.04~ricotz1
Onboard version: 0.99.0-0ppa~raring1
Ubuntu version: 13.04
Desktop environment: pantheon (elementaryOS)
Window manager: Compiz
Compiz version: 1:0.9.9~daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1
GPU: nVidia® GeForce® 8400M GT
X.org version: 1:7.7+1ubuntu4

Kernel version: 3.8.0-34-generic
GLib version: 2.36.0
GTK+ version: 3.6.4
Wnck version: 3.4.5
Cairo version: 1.12.14
Pango version: 1.32.5

Lee Hyde (anubeon) on 2013-12-16
description: updated
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

Onboard 0.99.0 has a known problem with detecting window managers, which likely is the cause for the stacking issues in Compiz. See similar bug #1249825 for more. Current trunk seems to stay above Plank when docked, at least on my development system. You can get a version with the fix from our snapshot PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~onboard/+archive/snapshots

I can't reproduce any other erratic behavior with Plank, but maybe I'm doing things wrong. How do you toggle intellihide? I haven't found a configuration dialog. It auto-hides by default right after installation, though. Pretty nifty dock, BTW., I think I'll keep it running for a bit longer.

Changed in onboard:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Dyer (psybers) wrote :

Plank configuration must be manually edited. Take a look in ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings to change hide behavior. Plank does not need restarted for changes to take affect.

Changed in plank:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in plank:
status: New → Incomplete
no longer affects: plank
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