Answers.com Search
Karamba
Score 62%
Description:

A Superkaramba theme that searches Answers.com

If you tried this theme before and it doesn't works for you, please try this new version since it fixes a major problem that used to prevent the theme from working.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Version 1.3
- A Major update that fix a problem where the theme doesn't works because it can't create the configuration file when its first run.

Version 1.2.1
- Now you can press ENTER to begin your search.
- Fix for a bug that prevents from showing/hiding the clear button for the second time.

Version 1.2
- New option to change the frame color of the input box and the submit button.
- New option to change the background color of the input box.
- New options to change the text size, font, and color of the input box.
- Optional clear button
- All Options now using kdialog
- konqueror will launch faster because of using kfmclient

igitur

10 years ago

It should be SEARCH

In the title in the SuperKaramba window

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Ricardo

11 years ago

little sugestion : what about support for google ?

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sg1

11 years ago

I started working on a google version of this theme, but unfortunately I could not make it searchs in non-english yet, once I figure out how to do that I surely will post it here.

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shanodyn

11 years ago

keep it up ! you did a great job here. (i'm happy it works) thank you !

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sg1

11 years ago

Thanks. I'm glad that it works for you.

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smihael

11 years ago

It's not work. I heve Skaramba 0.36.2 Why?

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sg1

11 years ago

You need version 0.37 in order to run this theme. http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=23258

* Search kde-look for a binary package for your distro

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p0z3r

11 years ago

Btw, for anyone where the text is garbled b/c of your LANG setting, it is fixed and a new package of SK will be posted for those of you not using 3.5 yet.

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pchelper

11 years ago

can nobody create this with google search?

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lkcl

11 years ago

you'd need to use the SOAP api to do it properly, and for that you need to register a username/password.

yes, there is code (in python) kicking around to do both SOAP and also the google access.

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gryphen

11 years ago

I have tried numerous times to make this karamba them to work. And I have the latest Superkaramba. Any ideas?

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sg1

11 years ago

What kind of problem do you having?

Try the following:
- Exit from superkaramba
- open konsole and type: superkaramba
- open the theme from superkarampa, and see what the error messaage that you recieve in konsole

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gryphen

11 years ago

here is the info from konsole:

[mike@c~]$ superkaramba
sys.path.insert(0, '/home/mike/My Downloads/30887-answers.skz')
File "/home/mike/My Downloads/30887-answers.skz/answers.py", line 37
values = dict(line.split('=', 2) for line in f)
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
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What does ImportError mean?

It means that I couldn't load a python add-on answers.py
If this is a regular theme and doesn't use python
extensions, then nothing is wrong.
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sg1

11 years ago

I updated the theme to solve this problem, please try it and let me know if it works for you.

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gryphen

11 years ago

It works! Thank you very much for working on this. It's great to see developers working on such great apps, and even better when a person has the ability to interact with them to figure out how to make things better.

Keep up the great work!

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ViRgiLiO

11 years ago

1.- No need to click on answers.com icon to run the search, only press Enter button.
2.- An icon on the left side of the widget to clean the last search, and the possibility of automaticaly clear it on the configuration options.
3.- Font configuration for the input box search.

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sg1

11 years ago

First, thank you for your suggestion, As for the first one, I go over superkaramba python api, and it seems that there is no way to know when the user hits Enter to submit the search. If any one know a away around it please post it here.

I will add the ability to clear the last search and options for configuring the font on the next release, but how would you suggest the automatic clearing to works? do you want the last typed searched to be cleared after you submit you search? or do you have a better way to do it?

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p0z3r

11 years ago

Actually there is a way to test for enter being pressed. In fact the example that comes with SK does this.

In keyPressed() callback do this:
if ord(char) == 13: # Enter

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sg1

11 years ago

Thank you very much.

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SynTruth

11 years ago


WTH is a .skz file?

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SynTruth

11 years ago


Bah, nevermind. :P I just never used an skz file with superkaramba before.

/me shrugs

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p0z3r

11 years ago

It is self contained and easy for the New Stuff downloading dialog to manage.

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shanodyn

11 years ago

but quite nice and interesting. May I suggest you just add a possibility to choose the internet browser (in a graphical way... you've made a python script so far so it shouldn't be difficult I guess) that should be used (not everyone is a konqueror fan...) and also the possibility to search maybe say Wikipedia (even though answers.com seems to be quite relevant (made only two searches but had a rather complete answer both times))
And also make the background with rounded corners...
A bit demanding, sorry.
But your theme remains the only karamba theme i tried in months!
Keep up the good work ;)

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sg1

11 years ago

A greet ideas. I will add what you ask for in the next release (Hopefully today)

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shanodyn

11 years ago

this is really great ! you've added everything I was asking for (I didn't hope you'll do everything and so quick) But unfortunately, it doesn't work on my box (I have the latest version of karamba, I don't know if I need some other stuff to make it work properly) I only get an invisible rectangle on my desktop :( I'm sorry I feel like I'm bothering you too much !

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11 years ago

Version 1.3
- A Major update that fix a problem where the theme doesn't works because it can't create the configuration file when its first run.

Version 1.2.1
- Now you can press ENTER to begin your search.
- Fix for a bug that prevents from showing/hiding the clear button for the second time.

Version 1.2
- New option to change the frame color of the input box and the submit button.
- New option to change the background color of the input box.
- New options to change the text size, font, and color of the input box.
- Optional clear button
- All Options now using kdialog
- konqueror will launch faster because of using kfmclient

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