User Guide

AdminBar Docker

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1) Introduction

This guide provides in-depth information about AdminBar Docker and will tell you:

  • what it does
  • how to install it
  • how to set-up and use it

2) What is AdminBar Docker?

AdminBar Docker is a Joomla! system plugin .

AdminBar Docker offers an elegant solution to the problem of having to navigate to the top of long page listings and articles to access menus and toolbars when they have scrolled off the screen.
By clicking the AdminBar Docker icon the menu and toolbar float, so that no matter where you are in the listing, the menu and toolbar are always available at the top of the window.

AdminBar Docker also provides quick-buttons to jump to the top or bottom of the page.

3) Buttons

AdminBar Docker has a series of buttons with different functions:

Toggle AdminBar Docker
This is the main button to activate or deactivate AdminBar Docker. When you activate it, the menu bars will be undocked and remain in view when scrolling. The other AdminBar Docker buttons will now be visible.

This reloads the current page.

Jump to Top / Bottom
With these two buttons you can quickly scroll to the top or bottom of the page.

Undock to Top / Bottom
This button gives you the possibility to place the toolbars at the bottom of the screen.

Auto Hide
When this option is enabled, the toolbars will be hidden but will slide into view when your mouse comes close to the top of the screen. This helps you see as much of the page as possible when not needing the toolbars.

This will bring you directly to the AdminBar Docker system plugin settings.
This button is only visible to users with administrator rights.

4) Settings

There are a few settings you can adjust to customise the default behaviour and look & feel of AdminBar Docker. Here is the full list of options you can find in the AdminBar Docker system plugin settings:

Default state Select the state of the administrator toolbars (if no cookie is already set).
Default position Select the position of the administrator toolbars when undocked (if no cookie is already set).
Auto hide by default If selected, the administrator toolbars will auto hide when undocked.
Enable on Admin Popups Select whether to enable on Admin Popups. And if so, whether to force the docked state.
Hide Top Bar If selected, the Administrator top bar is hidden when undocked. This is the black bar with the Joomla! logo, Title and version number.
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Choose an icon set to use.

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5) Requirements

AdminBar Docker will only work correctly if your setup meets these requirements:

  • Up-to-date version of Joomla:
    • Joomla 2.5.10 or higher
  • PHP 5.3+ ( No PHP 5.2 support! )
  • PHP mbstring (Multibyte String) functions enabled
  • MySQL 5+

Important: I can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the above requirements;
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.

6) Installation

You can either install AdminBar Docker by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating AdminBar Docker, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

6.1) NoNumber Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any NoNumber Extension using the NoNumber Extension Manager.

Please see the User Guide for the NoNumber Extension Manager for more detailed information...

NoNumber Extension Manager

6.2) Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps (based on Joomla 2.5 setup):

  1. Download the extension zip.
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extension Manager
  4. Under 'Upload Package File' select the extension zip.
  5. Click on 'Upload & Install'
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If you have problems installing AdminBar Docker, please try the manual installation process as described here:

7) Uninstallation

You can either uninstall AdminBar Docker by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

If you no longer use any NoNumber extensions, you can also uninstall the NoNumber Framework plugin by using the Joomla! core extension manager.