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Cairo-Dock icons rendering faulty

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Cairo-Dock icons rendering faulty

Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Hello!

I use Cairo-Dock as it can be available on all virtual desktops, unlike Plank. It was working fine until suddenly the icon rendering got faulty (see screenshot at https://imgur.com/4SG3X5f). I am using the Light Grey theme for the dock.

I suspect the compisiting has something to do with this strange behaviour. Because the problem started when the Compositor settings tool appeared after a reboot. I did nothing on the Compositor - just cancelled the app. And Cairo-Dock became messed up.

Any idea how to resolve this? Thanks in advance.

NOTE: I am sorry I couldn't attach the screenshot. Using the [img] tag resulted in an error message that the dimensions of the image couldn't be determined. I don't know what that meant. It's a 18Kb 809x113 size file.
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it looks like Caïro is started twice.
You can try this:
Go to: Settings - Workspace - Startup and Shutdown - Desktop Session
In the "on login" section select the last option: "Start with an empty session"

I had a similar problem: Caïro was started automatically on login (added tot the 'autostart' ) but it was also started because it was running is the previous session. So it was running twice.
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mesoptafel wrote:it looks like Caïro is started twice.
You can try this:
Go to: Settings - Workspace - Startup and Shutdown - Desktop Session
In the "on login" section select the last option: "Start with an empty session"


Thank you, mesoptafel, for the suggestion! It worked!

It felt strange that setting is there. Does that mean all programmes that are open in a session will be restored in the next? Is that why I sometimes found my Firefox open after login? And, lastly, is that why my system sometimes becomes sluggish as if it is suffering from insufficient memory (although I believe it has plenty of RAM)?
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I have another question: I didn't know there was this session restore setting, so I have nothing to do with its setup. Then, why didn't Cairo-Dock show this double layer of icons from the very start of its use? I can remember it was okay for a few days and started to show that problem all of a sudden.

 
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