Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)
Various KDE 1.-4. Stuff
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Description:

A beautiful taskbar for kicker.

features:
o flat and transparent (if kicker is transparent)
o animated thumbnail views (animation equations correspond to kpager2)

You probably need to restart kicker after adding the taskbar.

based on taskbar of kde 3.2

compilation:
FIX the file modification times first:
find . -print -exec touch {} \;

Then
(make -f Makefile.cvs)
./configure
make
su
make install

If it doesn't work, you probably need to remove the autom4te directory. Moreover, using mtaskbar.kdevelop will help in any case.

Have fun!


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o Gentoo by destuxor
Ebuild: http://dek.sinussource.net/index.php?option=com_ebuilds&Itemid=44&action=show&vid=60
Bug Report (to get Taskbar v2 into portage): http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83975It
cfdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && . /etc/profile && em

o SuSE 9.2 Kde3.4 RPM by linux3114a http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/download.htm
rpm -Uhv filename
Last changelog:

12 years ago

no changes, just new packages from third-parties

0.7
o fix: transparency on nontransparent kicker
o fix: 'on mouse hover and click' works again
o new: semitransparent buttons
o new: application exclude list for screenshots (usage: "className,windowRole;className,windowRole [..]")

0.6
o fix: definitely flickerfree
o fix: textcolor, now guaranteed readibility
o new: thumbnail will hide itself after 5 seconds (tool tip behaviour)
o new: apply icon effects (eg. toGray)

0.5
o transparency works now!!
o less flicker
o better thumbnail animation on small resolutions
o improved shadow style
o some new options

0.4
o new: shadows around text vs. text color
o new: smooth effects when blending in buttons
o fix: thumbnail flicker reduction
o fix: button flickers at window moving

0.3
o cleaner animations, animation enabled/disabled like in KControl
o disable animation if popupp was opened
o configuration: show buttons/ show thumbnails

0.2
o animated thumbnail views

0.1
o make taskbar flat and transparent

kejpi

9 years ago

Hi, I like this taskbar and I am using it quite long time without any problem. But unfortunately it is somehow not compatible with kicker 3.5.10. Would it be possible to fix it?

Thank you!

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Kienja

10 years ago

The download link at the bottom of this page gives me a 404 Page Not Found error.

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janet

11 years ago

Is this a kicker applet that has to be enabled via kicker context menu?

And is it possible to get transparent buttons which become non-transparent (like it is in kicker without your patch/applet) but with those very nice and useful screenshots as tooltips?

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ksamvel

11 years ago

Well, I believe I have installed the application. configure->make->make install process went correctly but I do not see any differences.

How do I enable or start up given tool?

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thufl

11 years ago

I made some changes to this mtaskcontainer.cpp that reflects my personal tasts :), hopefully somone can find it useful. Here are the changes:
1 - Make the task button font color changeable. I was lazy to create an input field in the Advance dialog option, so I use excludeList (first field if begins with #) in the form #FF0000
2 - Use the task name instead of "(...)" when the task is minimized.
3 - Keep the font color the same (no blending) when the task is minimized.
4 - If the task name is longer than can fit on the button, I used "..." at the end of the task name instead of the original blending at the end.

I know it is like Windows XP, but I m just moving to Linux from Windows so I need sometime to get used to the look and feel of Linux, so I m trying to make it looks and behave similar to Windows XP. Also, this is my first coding in C++ and QT (I m a java guy), so please forgive my dumbness

Screenshot: http://home.cfl.rr.com/thufl/mtask_ex.png
Code change: http://home.cfl.rr.com/thufl/mtaskcontainer.cpp

Please let me know how I m doing :)

Thanks and enjoy

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grek

11 years ago

I tried to compile taskbar but without any success. It always fails at "make" commend with this error:
mtaskcontainer.h:72: error: extra qualification 'MTaskContainer::' on member 'drawShadowText'
make[2]: *** [mtaskbar.lo] Błąd 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/grek/Desktop/mtaskbar-0.7/mtaskbar-0.7/mtaskbar/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Błąd 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/grek/Desktop/mtaskbar-0.7/mtaskbar-0.7/mtaskbar'
make: *** [all] Błąd 2

I use KDE version 3.5.2-0.2.fc5. Any ideas?

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cad454

11 years ago

I'm not a cpp programmer, but I did find the problem. Just edit the mtaskcontainer.h file in the src directory. On or about line 72, remove the "MTaskContainer::" from the call to drawShadowText. It's apparently a new check for later versions of gcc.

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grek

11 years ago

After this change it works like a charm. Thank you very much!

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MyWereldZA

11 years ago

It seems that the site hosting the file is down. Does anyone have this to host or is the project canned?

Would be a shame if it is canned....

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Yaba

11 years ago

Using KDE 3.5 I can't disable grouping of items.

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shaddie

11 years ago

I don't know if there is a new version, but KDE 3.5 does in fact "break" the original code for disabling grouping.
I really like this program, but hate taskbar grouping.. so I changed the source to disable it. Opensource FTW~

To fix the grouping issue the cheap way:
Download source
-> Open KDevelop
-> Open kdevelop project file in the main directory
-> Open taskbar.cpp
-> Find
bool TaskBar::shouldGroup() const

Make the function look like this:
bool TaskBar::shouldGroup() const
{
return false;
/*return currentGroupMode == GroupAlways ||
( currentGroupMode == GroupWhenFull &&
taskCount() > maximumButtonsWithoutShrinking() );*/
}

Save the file, and make / make install as usual. re-add taskbar v2 to the panel.

Works fine for me. Good luck.

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s3m10s

12 years ago

I've used this applet alot in the passed and just noticed that it is the cause of alot of jumpiness. WHen playing ut2004, for example, I get massive delays once in a while. Using hte normal taskbar, there is no such trouble. Is there any way to change the snapshot interval in the code, or else exclude certian apps from snapshots?

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Cubalibre6

12 years ago

I am using mtaskbar for a while now, and i think it is teriffic!

I have one question:
Is there any way to leave the text beside the icon black, when a window is minimized.

In my version (0.7), the text beside an icon is always grayed out when i minimize a window.

Perhaps it is possible to disable the graying out in the source code?

I tried it myself, but no success...

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dec0ding

12 years ago

The next time I restart KDE or kill/restart kicker the options I set before are gone, I have to set all options manually each time taskbar-v2 is added to the kicker panel...

Any idea for help?

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google01103a

12 years ago

It'd be nice if Taskbar v2 would honor the 'Group similar tasks: Never' option.

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padde

12 years ago

Indeed! I never noticed that issue until KDE 3.5 - but now I find it very annoying. I just hate grouping.

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Anaki

12 years ago

what to do if it not works?

what is that mtaskbar.kdevelop?

howto remove autom4te

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xaos5

12 years ago

using mtaskbar-0.7.ebuild and its awesome, but it lacks some features, here is what I would like to see done.

Support for multi taskbars, I have dual monitors with two taskbars.

Support for show only apps on monitor

i'll add more later, busy right now

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patpi1

12 years ago

and maybe taskbar v2 could support mouse scrolling similar to normal taskbar from KDE. (scrol above task>> change of window)

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alinv

12 years ago

It'd be nice if Taskbar v2 would honor the 'Group similar tasks: Never' option.

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alinv

12 years ago

When switching desktops, it takes as long as 3-4 secs to repaint the taskbar (on a P4@1500 with 1Gb RAM), especially when there are many buttons. Can the 'fade in' of task buttons be replaced with something faster? (I've disabled the screenshots, it's still very slow)

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patpi1

12 years ago

"(I've disabled the screenshots, it's still very slow)"
how to do this ? I was searching but I don't see this option (with screenshots it is too slow on my computer):(

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alinv

12 years ago

Taskbar v2 Menu -> Advanced Options -> Grab Screenshots

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staul

12 years ago

what can i say??? perfect!!! exactly the thing im looking for

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temp001

12 years ago

the flat look rocks and makes the taskbuttons' labels easier to read. thanks for this. but that minimalistic window-list button is too small. would you implement the option to have the same windowlist button as in the original taskbar?

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12 years ago

no changes, just new packages from third-parties

0.7
o fix: transparency on nontransparent kicker
o fix: 'on mouse hover and click' works again
o new: semitransparent buttons
o new: application exclude list for screenshots (usage: "className,windowRole;className,windowRole [..]")

0.6
o fix: definitely flickerfree
o fix: textcolor, now guaranteed readibility
o new: thumbnail will hide itself after 5 seconds (tool tip behaviour)
o new: apply icon effects (eg. toGray)

0.5
o transparency works now!!
o less flicker
o better thumbnail animation on small resolutions
o improved shadow style
o some new options

0.4
o new: shadows around text vs. text color
o new: smooth effects when blending in buttons
o fix: thumbnail flicker reduction
o fix: button flickers at window moving

0.3
o cleaner animations, animation enabled/disabled like in KControl
o disable animation if popupp was opened
o configuration: show buttons/ show thumbnails

0.2
o animated thumbnail views

0.1
o make taskbar flat and transparent

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