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Docky Theme Tutorial by half-left Docky Theme Tutorial by half-left
This is a basic tutorial on how to make a Docky theme and how the layout works for the dock.

Hope it's useful.

More info can be found on the docky wiki [link]
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K-14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
nice tutorial man, first time i use gimp i'm lost
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nekron29 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
thanks man ;) ! it is useful for sure :)
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geoprime73 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I hate to say this... but why? what is the goal of creating a "theme" like this? not sure what the goal is here... not flaming you as I am interested in Docky myself but not sure what you are going for here...
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half-left Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's a tutorial on how to make Docky themes, not a theme.
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geoprime73 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I guess I am just not getting... again not trying to be a pain in the butt, but I am not seeing a practical use for this... I understand it isnt a theme but again, just not seeing a use for it. Is this leading into something or am I just missing it. I a m new to Ubuntu myself so forgive me.
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half-left Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you're not interested in making themes for Docky then it's no use to you.
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geoprime73 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
its not really that, I am interested in themes and if I can make them thats even better, but like I said I just am not getting it. I guess if I actually try to make a theme I might understand. I will have to try to give it a shot later when i get home from work. Again, I am not trying to be a pain. I am just trying to understand...
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half-left Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well theme Docky and you'll understand.
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ilnanny Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing!!! :D
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half-left Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome. :)
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ilnanny Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Tatsujin79 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Awesome guide, i'm trying to help out on a new linux customization site and I reposted this guide and a link back to the original post, the thread can be found here [link] the post will be deleted if you request so. I just wanted to thank you for all of your posts, you have awesome stuff.
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half-left Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem and thanks. :)
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Tatsujin79 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
thank you
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:iconanzhr:
anzhr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Thanks. Don't use docky (or any docks) but I might so this could help me want to.
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ALEX3ME Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   Interface Designer
nice tutorial =)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.
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emol007 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
thanks
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice tutorial! :)
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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Felipaoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Awesome tutorial!!!! I'll try some designs later.

It'd be nice to discover how to change the separator and the little indicators which are below the icons!
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. Well they can only be themed if you know dive into the source code, which is unfortunate.
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you think I can fix this? [link]
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fix what exactly?
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think the gradients are repeating :(
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes because your gradient it doing horizontally, which doesn't repeat. Do the gradient vertically.
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
mind=blown

For some reason I hadn't though of that. D:
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Typo. *your gradient is going*
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
"The menu should be 39x26. The red areas shown do not scale, tha black are scales and repeats."

I think you mean the tooltip.

Also, I think this is more confusing than the one in the docky wiki. Although it is a good thing you told us about how big the indicator area is. I had to learn about that myself.
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, fixed. Yeah well, I just made it more visible to people here.
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Eurux Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
This is relevant to my interest.
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ArturoIlhuitemoc Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I have a question. What is badge.svg used for?
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh. I think the badge is what appears on the icons for the helpers, like Rhythmbox playing.
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ArturoIlhuitemoc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I also thought that... but the badge appears to be a circle with white stroke and filled with some GTK color. Maybe it was for an early version and later deprecated.
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You know what. I don't know, it's not documented and doesn't seem to do anything.
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jurialmunkey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Ummm not to be a killjoy or anything, because I think stuff like this is excellent... but the specs do already exist in the wiki: [link]

One useful piece of information, however, is the height of the Indicator and Icon area. Perhaps you could add this information to the wiki.
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yep, it's where I got it from. I just tried to explain it in a bit more layman's terms.
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d0od Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Totally brilliant! :D
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks and thanks for the feature on OMG. :)
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rafeviper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
It's DEFINITELY USEFUL dude!! :D :D Thanx a lot!! :D :D
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D
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aldomann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice :)
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks dude =)
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome. Updated with menu and tooltip part. :)
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arlecchino92 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wonderful!! :)
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LaGaDesk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think that's very useful! Thanks! :)
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half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome.
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thibaut28 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
That may come in handy :D
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, get doing some themes then. :)
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thibaut28 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
:D
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