v66: new release available (introducing support for GNOME Shell 3.32)

A new version of Dash to Dock (v66) introducing support for GNOME Shell 3.32 has been released.

How to get the new release

As usual, the extension can be obtained from the extension website (upon review), or downloaded manually from the release page. See the alternative installation methods for instructions.

This release introduces support the recently released Gnome 3.32, and mainly a port to modern ES6 language features. As such, support for previous Gnome shell versions has been dropped. I will try to backports fixis and features (gnome-3.30 branch) as much as possible.

Notable changes are the addition of a “Focus or Previews click action”, which will show windows previews only when clicking on an already focused application and the removal of the removal of the adaptive transparency mode, as the upstram behaviour of the top panel has been reverted to be always opaque.

Release notes (v66)

  • Marco Trevisan (Treviño):
    • Introducing support for Gnome Shell 3.32 and dropping support for previous versions.
    • appIcons: Add Focus or Previews click action
  • Michele Gaio:
    • AppIconIndicators: fix invalid dominant css color for certain icons (e.g Slack)
    • Remove the Adaptive transparency mode.
  • Jeremy Bicha
    • Update Polish translation.
  • Adolfo Jayme Barrientos
    • Update Spanish and Portuguese translations
  • Serdar Sağlam:
    • Update Turkish translation.

v65: new release available (bug fixes and performance improvements)

A new version of Dash to Dock (v65) supporting GNOME Shell from version 3.18 to 3.30

How to get the new release

As usual, the extension can be obtained from the extension website (upon review), or downloaded manually from the release page. See the alternative installation methods for instructions.

In this release there are few fixes and performance improvements (thanks in partcular to contributions by Ubuntu developers, see release notes below), while the only notable change is the behaviur of the windows previews (in the dedicated popup menu), now maintaining a stable order which seems a more intuitive then the previous behaviour.

Release notes (v65)

  • Andrea Azzarone:
    • docking: Fix leaking signal connection
    • theming: Ensure _trackingWindows contains valid windows (#868)
  • Daniel van Vugt:
    • Avoid repainting an unchanging dock.
  • Marco Trevisan (Treviño):
    • dash, docking: remove Shell.GenericContainer.
  • Michele Gaio:
    • Add a .default class to the appiconindicators.
    • Make window previews order stable in the dedicated popup.
    • Recreate windows preview whenever the popup is open.
    • Fix for border radius with adaptive/dynamic opacity.
  • Rúben Lopes:
    • Update Portuguese translation (#878)
  • Serdar Sağlam:
    • Update tr.po
  • vantu5:
    • Update Russian translation.

v64: new release available introducing support for GNOME Shell 3.30

A new version of Dash to Dock (v64) supporting GNOME Shell from version 3.18 to 3.30

This version introduces support for the newly released GNOME Shell 3.30.

How to get the new release

As usual, the extension can be obtained from the extension website (upon review), or downloaded manually from the release page. See the alternative installation methods for instructions.

Release notes (v64)

  • “Introduce GNOME Shell 3.30 support.”
  • “Add real css classes for dynamic transparency [05436df].”
  • “Update Italian, Czech, Chinese (Taiwain) and Spanish translations”
  • “appIcons: Use .format to allow proper translations [842ba272].”
  • “Fix showApps button label position [b91fa4fc].”

v63: new release available introducing support for GNOME Shell 3.28

A new version of Dash to Dock (v63) supporting GNOME Shell from version 3.18 to 3.28, and introducing new launchers styles, is available.

Although a bit late, this version introduces support for recently released GNOME Shell 3.28, and also brings few fixes and improvements as well as some new launcher styles.

What’s new

New launcher styles

New launcher styles

New launcher windows indicators have been introduced. These were strongly inspired and ported from Jason DeRose’s dash-to-panel extension. Beside the indicator style, now available in dots, squares, dashes, solid, segmented, ciliora and metro styles, the color can optionally be dynamically set based on the launcher icon dominant color, for a more colorful appearance.

Minimize-or-previews launcher action

A new click action “minimize-or-previews” has been added. As the name suggests, this results in the window being minimized when clicking on a running application launcher when only one window is present, or the windows previews being showed when more than one windows is present.

How to get the new release

As usual, the extension can be obtained from the extension website (upon review), or downloaded manually from the release page. See the alternative installation methods for instructions.

Release notes (v63)

  • Introduce GNOME Shell 3.28 support.
  • New feature: Implement new appIconIndicators styles.
  • New feature: ClickAction: add minimize-or-previews option [veridiam: b2e9bb7c].
  • Improvement: Add scrollbars to settings windows [bfc7cfb07f6e].
  • Fix border in overview [Beidl: f87c2a996d].
  • Fix stale barrier state (dock stuck hidden) with fast or no animations [13c2efc3d1].
  • Add Galician translation [Xose: faafac2ebf].
  • Update Czech [Pavel: 490ba7fa], Ukraininan [Valentine A.: 81202c45], Russian [vantu5z: f93ab8e8], Norwegian Bokmål [Harald H: a36c50be], Swedish [Morgan Antonsson: 310e5d20] translations.

v62: new release available introducing support for GNOME Shell 3.26

A new version of Dash to Dock (v62) supporting GNOME Shell from 3.18 to 3.26 and introducing support for Ubuntu launchers notification badges and progress bars is available.

New feature: Ubuntu Unity launchers API

Following the collaboration with the Ubuntu Team, and in particular thanks to the work of Andrea Azzarone, the dock now supports the unity launcher API as explained by Didier Roche’s post.

Unity launcher API support

These features are already available in Ubuntu dock which is included in Ubuntu 17.10. It is worth noting that although the API are supported by default on all platforms, they require explicit application support, that is they typically work in Ubuntu and its derivatives.

New feature: dynamic transparency

Following the upstream design change introducing the dynamically transparent panel and thanks to the work of Fran Glais, a new feature to adapt the dock transparency has been introduced. Four modes are supported:

  1. Default: nothing is changed, the dock background colour and transparency is controlled by the theme used.
  2. Fixed: Tte dock opacity can be controlled to a fixed static opacity level.
  3. Dynamic: the dock transparency is set to either a transparent and an opaque state (customizable by the user) depending on the distance of the windows from the dock: the dock becomes opaque when windows are close or overlaping with the dock.
  4. Adaptive: as dynamic, but the opacity levels are kept in sync with the top panel (In GNOME Shell 3.24 and before dynamic and adaptive are the same).

As usual, the extension can be obtained from the extension website (upon review), or downloaded manually from the release page. See the alternative installation methods for instructions.

Release notes (v62)

  • New feature: implement dynamic transparency [franglais125: ef8ee93c, d0533418, 99d8e2d6, 5c81fb38, f9af5893, c1e1b8e3, 132de68d, 88a2c9c4, 81a93aeb, a8872313, 545286e4, de314e21, 4583248c, 225b51dd].
  • New feature: implement Ubuntu Unity Launcher API (notifications and progress bar) [Andrea Azzarone: 5ef239de, 184b26b1, 8111665d, 8d2ee8d1, 8174ef18]
  • Enhancement: make focused app highlight more prominent [68a6ede7]
  • Update Tawainese [zerng07: b8ce545c], Serbian [Xabre: b8562126, 4f430509], Czech [Pavel: 78387686], Greek [Vangelis: 62342f71], French [Peter: 2f9379ef], Arabic [Ahmad: a6afd137], German [0f2c9498] translations.