Plank dock gets hidden in desktop in Window Dodge mode (i.e. it is always hidden)

Bug #1929532 reported by Manoj Baishya
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Bug Description

I am using Plank version 0.11.89. When in "Window Dodge" mode, the dock incorrectly stays hidden on desktop also.

Expected Behaviour:
If any window is open and not minimized (regardless of whether it/they are maximised or not), the dock should be hidden.
If no windows are open, or all open windows are minimized to taskbar, so that the desktop is visible, the dock should be visible.

When in desktop, the dock only becomes visible when I push my mouse pointer to the bottom edge.

This behaviour: "Show only if desktop is fully visible else hide if even a small window is open" was there some time back. I don't know if some window manager setting is affecting this. I am on Linux Mint XFCE 20.1.

Note that, on startup, the dock remains visible on desktop until I click on the wallpaper and it becomes hidden.

λ plank --version

λ neofetch --stdout
OS: Linux Mint 20.1 x86_64
Host: AILZx
Kernel: 5.8.0-53-generic
Uptime: 3 hours, 3 mins
Packages: 7115 (dpkg), 65 (flatpak)
Shell: bash 5.0.17
Resolution: 1366x768, 1366x768
DE: Xfce
WM: Xfwm4
WM Theme: Mint-Y-Dark-Blue
Theme: Mint-Y-Dark-Blue [GTK2], Mint-Y [GTK3]
Icons: Papirus-Dark [GTK2], Boston [GTK3]
Terminal: gnome-terminal
CPU: Intel i7-4702MQ (8) @ 2.200GHz
GPU: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor
Memory: 7191MiB / 15766MiB

λ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-11.1.0ubuntu2-noarch:security-11.1.0ubuntu2-noarch
Distributor ID: Linuxmint
Description: Linux Mint 20.1
Release: 20.1
Codename: ulyssa

λ uname -a
Linux manoj 5.8.0-53-generic #60~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 6 09:52:46 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Revision history for this message
Manoj Baishya (manojbaishya) wrote :
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Manoj Baishya (manojbaishya) wrote :

The problem was caused by a conky widget interfering with the dock area and has now been fixed!

Changed in plank:
status: New → Invalid
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