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I have installed dockbarx using an article at omgubuntu. The problem is that the window preview feature is not working.

UPDATE: While running run-in-window , i get the following warning:

 ** ( WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowState' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

** ( WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowActions' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

** ( WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowMoveResizeMask' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'
Dockbarx init
Dockbarx reload
Opened window matched with gio app on id: empathy
Opened window matched with gio app on id: gnome-terminal


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How can i enable the preview?.

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  • To use the window previews,you need CompizConfig Settings Manager

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

  • Warning: What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?

  • Also in gnome enable KDE Compatibility plugin System>>Preferences>>CompizConfig Settings Manager.

  • Once you enable this plugin, in DockBarX preferences goto Applications>>Accessories>>DockBarX>> Preference), on the Window List tab, enable Show Previews.

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@karthik: Yes .I have already done this. Still the preview is not working. – aneeshep Dec 14 '10 at 6:49
Just to confirm, this did work for me. – Jamie Schembri Dec 15 '10 at 10:36
@aneeshep Press ALT+F2 and type the following without quotes "compiz --replace && killall gnome-panel" – karthick87 Dec 18 '10 at 7:56
@karthik: it is also not working. At last i got it working by reinstalling the os. – aneeshep Feb 16 '11 at 5:09
interesting answer for ubuntu but what about those running xfce or xubuntu? xfce comes with a compositor so there should be no need to run compiz. correct? – Joshua Robison Feb 14 '14 at 5:54

I've just figured this out myself, so.

Open Compizconfig Settings Manager (System>>Preferences).

Navigate to tab "Extras".

Select "Window Previews".

Hope this works for you :)

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@Valis: I have tried this too. But no use. Still i can't get the preview. – aneeshep Dec 15 '10 at 5:15
This does indeed show previews, however they're not the DockBarX integrated ones. For those, see karthick87's answer. – Jamie Schembri Dec 15 '10 at 10:37

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