KarDevices
Karamba & Superkaramba
Score 60%
Description:

A little box that handle devices links.

To add one, just drag and drop a file created for a device (DVD, floppy,...) on the box. It could be a .desktop file or something else.

You can then use the wheel mouse to scroll between the devices or the arrows (you can display or hide them through configuration menu)

If the device is not mounted, a click mount it and open a konqueror window in it.

You can also through a popup menu (middle click or click on the menu button) mount or unmount it.

The icon changes depending on the state of the device.

As my desktop contains nearly only devices links (and as these links are not so often used), it is usefull to save some space.

I hope someone else will also find it util ;)
Last changelog:

13 years ago

30/03/2004 (1.2):

- Handle files with a space in the name
- The file name of the desktop file can be changed through the properties dialog

17/03/2004 (1.1):

- Accepts all files (not only *.desktop ones)

16/03/2004 (1.0):

- Support localization (only english and french for the moment). The language should be auto-detected.
- Icons for popup menu items
- Configuration options to display scroll buttons and a menu button.
- When a device is not mounted, an option in the popup is for mounting it.


12/03/2004 (0.2): Added a popupmenu when middle-clicking on icon. It contains:

- Properties: Edit the .desktop file
- Delete: Remove the device
- Unmount: Appears only if the device is mounted

If user click on an already mounted device, it opens now another Konqueror window and do not unmount the device.

newtolinux

13 years ago

sorry, this is offtopic, but where do I get those icons, which are used in the tuxbar within the screenshot?
I tryed to download tuxbar, but it only contained some of them. Is there any collection of this kind of icons available? Thanks in advance.

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p0z3r

13 years ago

http://sadeem.net/tux.html
Under the 'Linux Version' section.. there's download links.
Have fun.
cheers,
-p0z3r

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Tian

13 years ago

I use the icons from this website :

http://www.sadeem.net/tux.html

There is a lot of really nice stuff :)

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p0z3r

13 years ago

I find it useful as it is the only thing my iLaunch theme doesn't currently handle very well. On Mandrake 9.2 though when dropping a CD-ROM device from my desktop, it doesn't add to the device list, 'Not a device file dropped'. Btw, hope you got that email about the karamba.cpp for mouseMoved().
cheers,
-p0z3r

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Tian

13 years ago

I think that because the file name contains a white space.

A workaround for this is to remove it (or replace it with an undescore) and then use the option

Name=whatever you want

in the [Desktop Entry] section.

I don't know why there is this problem. It occurs with the use of strip(). It is needed to handle multiple files dropped. But it leads to this problem.

If a Python programmer has an idea about that, it is welcome.

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p0z3r

13 years ago

I'm running this under mandrake which makes it's own devices on the desktop, and they aren't .desktop files. I tried making one from scratch to no avail, without whitespace in the name. This is one I made just called Windows and it appears as /home/p0z3r/Desktop/Windows.
Notice it's not '.desktop'.

[Desktop Action Eject]
Exec=kdeeject %v
Name=Eject

[Desktop Entry]
Actions=Eject
Dev=/dev/hda1
Encoding=UTF-8
FSType=Default
Icon=cdrom_mount
MountPoint=/mnt/windows
ReadOnly=false
Type=FSDevice
UnmountIcon=cdrom_unmount

cheers,
-p0z3r

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Tian

13 years ago

Thanks a lot for your feedback :)

I didn't know that these files could have no suffix. I will fix that in next delivery...

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p0z3r

13 years ago

At least this is when you right click on your desktop and make a link to a device (or just device) in Mandrake.
That is why I haven't dealt with it yet in iLaunch. It was very difficult to distinguish between regular files and device files on the Desktop.
cheers,
-p0z3r

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13 years ago

30/03/2004 (1.2):

- Handle files with a space in the name
- The file name of the desktop file can be changed through the properties dialog

17/03/2004 (1.1):

- Accepts all files (not only *.desktop ones)

16/03/2004 (1.0):

- Support localization (only english and french for the moment). The language should be auto-detected.
- Icons for popup menu items
- Configuration options to display scroll buttons and a menu button.
- When a device is not mounted, an option in the popup is for mounting it.


12/03/2004 (0.2): Added a popupmenu when middle-clicking on icon. It contains:

- Properties: Edit the .desktop file
- Delete: Remove the device
- Unmount: Appears only if the device is mounted

If user click on an already mounted device, it opens now another Konqueror window and do not unmount the device.

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updated Mar 30 2004
added Mar 08 2004
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