1.5.0 is a task bar and application launcher in shape of a pie menu. It feels a little bit like the famous OS X dock in a circle. It had been packaged and will be available for use in PCLinuxOS.
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After installing PieDock, it will be automatically launched. There is no menu entry to go with the application and on reboot, the user has to manually launch it.
There are three commands to PieDock:
$ /usr/share/piedock/piedock-instant/pd start
$ /usr/share/piedock/piedock-instant/pd restart
$ /usr/share/piedock/piedock-instant/pd stop
The first starts the application; the second restarts it and the last shuts it down.
The hotkey is the combination WinKey + left mouse button. Hovering around and outside the circle of icons will display the name of the application that will get launched on pressing the left mouse button. Clicking inside the circle of icons when the names of the applications are not displayed will not launch any application and will make PiDock disappear.
Clicking an application with the right mouse click will open another application of the same type (if permitted) if there isn't one already opened. Using the mouse scrollwheel will spin the circle of icons clockwise and counter-clockwise.
As a default there are only a limited number of application launchers available. It is suggested you copy the configuration file to your home folder.
$ cp /usr/share/piedock/piedock-instant/conf/piedockrc ~/.piedockrc
Note the dot in front of the filename. It must be a hidden file.
Using your favorite text editor, open .piedockrc and scroll all the way down to # menu of sticky icons. There should already be some entires such as icon rekonq. Add what application launchers you might like to see on your PieDock. If you get a question mark icon, it means that either the name of the application is wrong or there is no icon for it.
If you like to use you own application launcher icons, create a folder on your home:
$ mkdir ~/.piedock
and place the PNG launcher icons on the folder. It is important to note that the icons must have the same as the application.