Activity Manager Plasmoid
KDE Plasma 4 Extensions
Score 78%
Description:

Lightweight plasmoid to manage your activities effectively.
Can start, stop, switch between, clone, edit and remove activities.

Requires KDE 4.5.85 (Beta 2) or later.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.5
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* Added GPLv2 license headers and COPYING file.
* Added tooltip to the system tray icon. Tooltip shows the
current activity icon and name.
* Align start/stop icon to the right when activities are locked.
0.4
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* Added ability to lock activity editing. When locked activity
clone/edit/remove icons are hidden.
* Make sure that only one instance of rename or delete dialog
is visible at a time. Fixes a crash.
* Use the proper activities icon.
* Added tooltips.
0.3
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* Move action icons to the right side to be more
consistent with the other plasmodis (e.g device notifier).
* Added ability to remove activities.
* Added ability to edit activity names.
* Added ability to clone activities.
0.2
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* Make sure that only one extender item exist
* Sort activities by name.
0.1
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Initial release

ChickenPocc

4 years ago

I really like this widget, and appreciate the work that you've put into it. I feel like it would be easier to use if the text of activities are a different color activated than not. Perhaps have the play button green and the pause button red? They're hard to tell apart at just a glance.

Given, this is not something that is implemented in the default KDE activity switcher, but I think should be.

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anderslund

6 years ago

Cloning with activity manager plasmoid does not work with kde 4.6.3, the clone does not get the wallpaper of the cloned activity but of the current, and if you change it after that either in new activity or in the one you were in when you created the clone, both changes.

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lelamal

6 years ago

Thanks you for this plasmoid, it comes in very handy! If only we could change activity by mouse-wheeling over its icon, it would be a killer feature! :)

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tetris4

6 years ago

+1
I came here to request just that =)
thnx for this one!

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baxeico

6 years ago

Here I wrote a simple howto about installing this plasmoid in Kubuntu Maverick:

http://baxeico.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/installing-activity-manager-plasmoid-on-kubuntu-maverick/

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Adsm

6 years ago

thanks but it should be most usefull if we can switch between activated activities with mouse scroll over the icon.

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Creap

6 years ago

Great plasmoid! FYI, the rpm works fine in openSUSE as well, and you can safely ignore the dependencies as long as you have kde-base installed.

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dgvirtual

6 years ago

Anyone cares to make an ubuntu package?

I like the idea of this plasmoid a lot...

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jumper47

6 years ago

Thank you for this work, i like this plasmoid, but i have some trouble with installing on OpenSuse (KDE 4.6.0)- after make install its not appeared in menu. As i understand, it happened because .so and .desktop files where in /user/local/... instead of /user/... ,as another plasmoids. When i move files in /usr/.. from /user/local/..., all works correctly. May be you can fix it,(if it required).

And another moment - i cant change activity icon via this plasmoid. May be you can add this function.

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JanGerritJose

6 years ago

You can avoid the need to copy the files by executing
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .
instead of
cmake .

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joth666

6 years ago

Just wondering...

Would it be possible to change so the locking of activities from within this plasmoid would "follow" the locking of widgets? That is, if plasma is locked then the activities are locked as well. And when plasma is unlocked the activities are unlocked too.

Either that or that this plasmoid remembers the lock-widgets settings. As of version 0.5 the activities are always unlocked upon logging in.

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EliasP

6 years ago

I think this is a good idea - another vote for implementing this.

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Quintasan1

6 years ago

Hello.
As a packager I would appreciate it if you could add COPYING file to the source with the apropriate license inside, also, placing a licensing header in source code would be a good idea. I want to get this package to Ubuntu

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megabigbug

6 years ago

Thank you !!

Why is there a space between the start/stop button and the right border ?

You should invert lock and unlock buttons.

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einar77

6 years ago

In version 0.4 it almost does everything I want it to do, good job!
A nice cosmetic change would be having the tooltip with the activity name on hover: I understand that you can do the same by moving the Plasma toolbox away from the corner, but not everyone does that.

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megabigbug

6 years ago

I didn't tried your plasmoid but your screenshot looks good.

Can you hide the clone/edit/remove buttons when plasmoids are locked ?

I don't like useless widgets when my desktop is in productivity mode.

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aavci

6 years ago

Logically yeah, when the _desktop_ is locked, editing activities should not be possible.
But, by default, locking plasmoids doesn't mean locking the whole desktop. It just locks the plasmoids. Activities are orthogonal. You can add/edit/delete activities while your plasmoids are locked and for now I would prefer to be consistent with the rest of the desktop.

But saturating the clone/edit/delete buttons (always or when plasmoids are locked) and de-saturating when mouse over might be good idea.

Patches welcome :)

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megabigbug

6 years ago

Another solution:
Add a "wrench" icon at the right of the "activities" title bar.
This icon makes visible/not visible the "clone", "edit", "remove" buttons.

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aavci

6 years ago

Nice idea.

I was thinking of putting a lock/unlock icon at the titlebar too. But I had trouble putting actions into the titlebar. I will try again after RC1.

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einar77

6 years ago

If you click on the rename icon multiple entries for rename are generated. Close them all (clicking on "cancel") and Plasma will crash.

This is on a week old trunk.

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aavci

6 years ago

Thank you for the info.

I have fixed this bug in my local copy to show only one instance of rename widget. Bugfix will be in the next release.

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joth666

6 years ago

I've been hoping for something like this! Great!

Just one thing though, and I'm not sure if the problem is in your widget or elsewhere.

When I try to use your widget after having logged in, the pop-up is partially hidden beneath the panel (my panel with the systray is at the bottom if it makes a difference). If I remove the widget and re-enable it, that problem is gone. Until the next time I login that is. Using KDE 4.5.86.

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aavci

6 years ago

Thank you!

I don't have any problems with the pop-ups now. There were some, but they seem to be fixed now. Actually, I am not even sure if they were my fault or something wrong with the betas. But you can be sure that if I see any bugs, I will try to fix them as soon as possible.

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joth666

6 years ago

So which version of 4.6 are you running? Just to check if the problem goes away when the next update trickles down.

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aavci

6 years ago

I am using beta2 aka 4.5.85.

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6 years ago

0.5
---
* Added GPLv2 license headers and COPYING file.
* Added tooltip to the system tray icon. Tooltip shows the
current activity icon and name.
* Align start/stop icon to the right when activities are locked.
0.4
---
* Added ability to lock activity editing. When locked activity
clone/edit/remove icons are hidden.
* Make sure that only one instance of rename or delete dialog
is visible at a time. Fixes a crash.
* Use the proper activities icon.
* Added tooltips.
0.3
---
* Move action icons to the right side to be more
consistent with the other plasmodis (e.g device notifier).
* Added ability to remove activities.
* Added ability to edit activity names.
* Added ability to clone activities.
0.2
---
* Make sure that only one extender item exist
* Sort activities by name.
0.1
---
Initial release

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