QuickAccess (maintenance fork)
KDE Plasma 4 Extensions
Score 82%
Description:

This is a maintenance fork for the QuickAccess plasmoid. The author has seemingly stopped writing the plasmoid, so I've opted to fork the plasmoid so that it still will be maintained. If the author decides to come back, then this fork will probably be merged back in to the original QuickAccess code.

I don't really think that anything other than a few assorted bugfixes and a small feature or two will ever come of this branch, but at least the plasmoid will stay maintained. :)

Bugs can be reported at https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/quickaccess.
The latest sourcecode for the development version of QuickAccess can be found at https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~echidnaman/quickaccess/trunk

If you would like to translate this plasmoid to your native language, the .po files are in the source :) Just send me a message if you are interested.

0.9 is also coming soonish, so stay tuned!
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.8.1:
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-Fix a bug where the Dolphin sorting setting wasn't always respected
-Update default QuickAccess icon for KDE 4.3.
-New initial translations:
+hu, ru (only 19% translated), tr (90% translated)

0.8:
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-Add simple tooltip for the IconWidget
-Use settings from Dolphin to determine wether or not to show copy/move to items in the context menu
-Add option to use sorting settings from Dolphin; patch by mck182
-Add Single vs Double click setting; patch by mck182
-Revamp configuration interface. Tabs have been done away with and each tab now has its own section
-Stylistic/typo fixes for various strings
-Initially set the icon size to the configured size to avoid supersmall QuickAccess widgets on the desktop
-Forward-port fix from 0.7.x branch to extract messages from .ui files for .po template generation
-Add initial translations for: es, fr, gl, pt_BR, sv, and zh_CN languages. Everything except zh_CN should be fairly well translated. (zh_CN is only about 33% translated)

0.7.4:
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-Extract messages from .ui files for translation templates

0.7.3:
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-Add Messages.sh so translation templates (.po files) can be extracted

0.7.2:
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-Port build system to KDE 4.2
-Port plasma applet to KDE 4.2
-Fix crash where opening a folder before it was displayed (when popupdialog is first created) causes plasma to crash

Prescience500

3 years ago

I LOVE QuickAccess. I really hope that it gets ported to qt5, Plasma2 and QML2. That way I'll be able to keep using it next year and beyond as KDE shifts over to KDE Frameworks 5 and Wayland. I'll be really sad to see it go.

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ab4bd

2 years ago

I second this request, I'm using KF5 and miss this fantastic tool.

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cuy11

1 year ago

I third this request would be nice to have it in plasma 5

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cuy11

1 year ago

Actually, for anyone looking to install quickaccess in plasma 5, the same functionality is included in the folder view widget and works great!

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janet

6 years ago

As long as this is not maintained I took over and created a new maintenance fork: QuickAccess 0.8.2: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=134442

- added the ability to follow the maximum panel icons size
- removed all references to dolphin sorting so that it compiles on KDE SC 4.6+

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cmlr

6 years ago

I have KDE 4.6.2, and I get the following compilation error.

/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/popupdialog.cpp: In member function ‘virtual void PopupDialog::hideEvent(QHideEvent*)’:
/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/popupdialog.cpp:252:42: error: taking address of temporary [-fpermissive]
/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/popupdialog.cpp: In member function ‘void PopupDialog::slot_open(const QModelIndex&)’:
/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/popupdialog.cpp:326:42: error: taking address of temporary [-fpermissive]
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/plasma_applet_quickaccess.dir/popupdialog.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/build'
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/plasma_applet_quickaccess.dir/all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/carl/Downloads/quickaccess-plasmoid/src/plasma-widget-quickaccess-0.8.1/build'
make: *** [all] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
Aborting...

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cmlr

6 years ago

In particular, the problem is in the file

popupdialogue.cpp

lines 252 and 326. Deleting these lines and the surrounding "if" statements produced a version that compiles.

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cmlr

6 years ago

Please apply this patch and release a new version.

https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file?file=kde-plasma-quickaccess-0.8.1-fix-address-of-temporary-object-error.patch&package=plasmoid-quickaccess&project=KDE%3ARelease%3A46&srcmd5=e0ac28649ddc04e8fa5c04afa559d491

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Kirilo

6 years ago

Quickaccess is very useful, as I don't need to open Dolphin for my work folder.
It would be even more useful with bigger folders, if you could add a(n optional) filter bar in order to find a specific file.
Thanks in advance for considering the idea.

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janet

6 years ago

Please use this version for KDE SC 4.5 + 4.6:

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=134442

It contains the patch for the panel icon size adjustment so that the quickaccess icon can be larger than 32x32.

See https://bugs.launchpad.net/quickaccess/+bug/630879 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/quickaccess/+bug/670025

Jonathan, can you please update your version so that I can remove mine?

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piedro

7 years ago

Hello!

Maybe I'm just missing something completely obvious:

With every dark theme for rthe desktop design, the text color of quickaccess will be light grey on a white cloudy background. Completely unusable ...

I understand the text color is controled by the theme, but there should be a configuration dialog somewhere in settings to control the text color, or to have a version for light themes and one for dark themes ...


plz help,
thx, piedro

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janet

7 years ago

AFAIK it cannot be controlled by the widget, it's all in the hands and good will of the plasma theme. I also use a dark theme, the text in quickaccess is white and good readable. I use the black H2O theme by Rogério de Souza.

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Finswimmer

7 years ago

Hello,

would it be possible to add a list where all your Places like in Dolphin are displayed?

Thank you!

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janet

7 years ago

The correct link to the Launchpad bug report is https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-widget-quickaccess/+bug/630879 - in case someone wants to adjust the widget source for use with 4.5.1 before compiling (so that the widget follows the panel icon size settings in systemsettings).

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themage

7 years ago

Would it be possible for 'true' Debian debs to be provided.

Cheers.

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IsmaelVC

7 years ago

Almost forgot, upgrade as in:

su zypper dup

from konsole

bye!!

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IsmaelVC

7 years ago

Look at this page!!

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/applications/444922-quickaccess-plasmoid-kde-4-5-a.html

Never tried the knormal solution as I didn't know how to implement it correctly, but upgrading, whit only the repos:

oss
no-osss
update
KDE factory
and KDE factory extras did the trick

which by the way actually downgraded the plasmoid along with other aplications, now its perfect!!!

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IsmaelVC

7 years ago

Hi all,

im using kde 4.5 and It doesnt work, I had opensuse 11.3 with kde 4.5 before and it was perfect, but yesterday i reinstalled and upgraded and now it doesnt work,I'm gonna file a bug report if it is not already listed, firt time using launchpad, but have any of you got the same problem, did you managed to solve it?

I have tryed uninstalling and reinstalling and then rebooting and it doesnt work

It says unable to find quickaccess sorry for my bad english and thanks!!! :)

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Knormal

7 years ago

I had the same problem when I upgraded to KDE 4.5 on Mandriva 2010.1. I got it to work by compiling the latest source code from the above link, but it's buggy. It doesn't resize right and if you change any settings all the icons disappear, but it's better than nothing. Hopefully someone will pick up development again, this is my most-used Plasmoid.

For anyone who tries to build from source, I had to make the following changes to quickaccess.cpp to get it to compile:

Line 73: Missing closing parenthesis
Plasma::ToolTipManager::self()->registerWidget(this ;
vs
Plasma::ToolTipManager::self()->registerWidget(this) ;

Line 162: Missing parentheses
uiAppearance.iconSizeCombo->setCurrentIndex(uiAppearance.iconSizeCombo->findText(QString::number m_settings->iconSize()))
vs
uiAppearance.iconSizeCombo->setCurrentIndex(uiAppearance.iconSizeCombo->findText(QString::number (m_settings->iconSize())))


If anyone wants to try my precompiled binary I put it up here: http://www.softcom.net/users/nye/knormal/quickaccess_mdv2010.1_0.9b.tar.gz. I have no idea how or if it will work on other distros.

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IsmaelVC

7 years ago

hi thank you, but how should I install this, should I remove the plasmoid first or will it just overwrite it?

Just installed H2O icons and they also explained me how to do it pretty easy.. but if I do the same here, I go to the file location from within the plasmoid installer and it doesnt se anything, even if I uncompress the file from the tar file, thank you in advance!!!!

and have a great day! :)

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janet

7 years ago

In KDE 4.5 you can finally set the maximum size of the icons in the panel. That does work for application launcher icons, I finally have a panel with icons in size 128x128 - but the quickaccess widget's icon stays at tiny size 32x32 - how comes?

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janet

7 years ago

In case anyone is interested in a solution: I edited quickaccess.cpp and quickaccess.h - and now it works. Diffs available here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-widget-quickaccess/+bug/6308799

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lnxusr

7 years ago

QuickAccess is crashing Plasma on the new 4.5 betas. Please go to bugs.kde.org and look at bug #232363.

I've just update to beta 2 and am lost without QuickAccess. Please see if you can fix it.

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martosurf

7 years ago

It will be my pleasure to submit spanish translation, just let me know :)

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shadeslayer90

7 years ago

Hi there,please have a look at this bug report.It is a usability issue : https://bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/411760

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8 years ago

0.8.1:
------
-Fix a bug where the Dolphin sorting setting wasn't always respected
-Update default QuickAccess icon for KDE 4.3.
-New initial translations:
+hu, ru (only 19% translated), tr (90% translated)

0.8:
----
-Add simple tooltip for the IconWidget
-Use settings from Dolphin to determine wether or not to show copy/move to items in the context menu
-Add option to use sorting settings from Dolphin; patch by mck182
-Add Single vs Double click setting; patch by mck182
-Revamp configuration interface. Tabs have been done away with and each tab now has its own section
-Stylistic/typo fixes for various strings
-Initially set the icon size to the configured size to avoid supersmall QuickAccess widgets on the desktop
-Forward-port fix from 0.7.x branch to extract messages from .ui files for .po template generation
-Add initial translations for: es, fr, gl, pt_BR, sv, and zh_CN languages. Everything except zh_CN should be fairly well translated. (zh_CN is only about 33% translated)

0.7.4:
------
-Extract messages from .ui files for translation templates

0.7.3:
------
-Add Messages.sh so translation templates (.po files) can be extracted

0.7.2:
------
-Port build system to KDE 4.2
-Port plasma applet to KDE 4.2
-Fix crash where opening a folder before it was displayed (when popupdialog is first created) causes plasma to crash

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