Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Widgets

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Description:

This is a fork of mbaszczewskis STasks plasmoid. For the original STasks code go there:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/STasks?content=99739

This taskbar replacement has window peeking similar to Windows 7 when you use the kwin 'highlight window' effect. Even if this effect is not used you can click the tooltip in order to activate the corresponding window.

About Launcher Support, Grouping and Sorting:
A feature often requested in the comments is support for launchers and a more comprehensive context menu. Because the information about which task items there are, their grouping, sorting and state (minimized, demands attention, is active, ...) and even their context menu is all provided by libtaskmanager, such feature requests should be directed to kdelibs. I wrote a wishlist entry in the kde bugtracker for these features: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207902 If you want this feature vote for this wish.

Update:
Launcher support exists in KDE 4.6. I will incorporate this feature once KDE 4.6 is available in Fedora (and I have time).


Update 2:
I pulled all changes made by flupp and jimi312, which amongst other things add launcher support. You can download the most recent source directly from the mercurial repository:
https://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/get/tip.tar.bz2

However, because I experienced some bugs with the launcher support (sometimes they are shown when the associated app is running and sometimes they are not shown when the associated app is not running) I did not make a new release yet. If I can find the bugs in a few hours tomorrow (2nd Apr 2011) or flupp/jimi312 fix them I will make a new release. I don't know how much time I have to work on Smooth Tasks. :/

Update 3:
The mentioned bugs concerning launchers seem also to be present with KDE's original taskbar, so I think the bug lies in libtaskmanager and not in Smooth Tasks.

Bugreports and Wishes:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/issues/

Packages:
Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora have official packages.

Fedora:
sudo yum install kde-plasma-smooth-tasks

And to get meaningful backtraces:
sudo debuginfo-install kde-plasma-smooth-tasks

Note: I didn't check the validity of any of these packages!

Poll: Which Layout should stay?
I have created a poll about which of the various layouts supported by Smooth Tasks should be kept and which I can drop:
http://twtpoll.com/dm5m96

Please participate in this poll so I know whether I have to bother with supporting all of the currently provided layouts. In case you do not use multiple rows please choose the first option. In this case most layouts should look the same anyway.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

wip 2010-11-06:
FIX: drop whole groups onto pager (removed workaround for KDE < 4.5 which could not handle groups at all)
FIX: when dragging a task only a tiny bit it's position was not reset
Maybe FIX: a very rare tooltip positioning bug (I have o wait if it reoccurs)

wip 2010-11-05 update 1:
FIX: fixed unwanted highlight behaviour change which reintroduces flickering :(

wip 2010-11-05:
FIX: tooltip appearance and background blur under KDE 4.5 (someone once sent me a patch for this but I cant find this message any more so I figured it out myself by looking at KDE sources)
FIX: less flickering for the kwin highlight effect

wip 2010-02-27:
FIX: less flickering for the window preview effect because I removed the kwin highlight effect bug workaround (that bug was obviously fixed in kde 4.4)
FIX: crash when right-click on startup item, thanks to anonymous

wip 2010-02-13 update 2:
FIX: hopefully fixed bug concerning missing taskbar entries

For the full list of changes see:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/src/tip/ChangeLog

rosteck

7 years ago

For those who encounter this error: "error: ‘class TaskManager::LauncherItem’ has no member named ‘url’" there is simple solution.
Rewrite line 263 in applet/SmoothTasks/Applet.cpp from:

launcherProperties.append(launcherItem->url().url());

to:

launcherProperties.append(launcherItem->launcherUrl().url());

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floopy1962

7 years ago

After i upgrade to Kde 4.7 its says "unable to load unknown widget"

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netolins

7 years ago

Same for me =|
kde 4.6.5 to kde 4.7 = unable to load unknown widget

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Schiwi

7 years ago

you have to recompile it from source

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floopy1962

7 years ago

thank god that works :D i just can't without this great task manager :P
ty again :)

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Schiwi

7 years ago

just call me Schiwi ;-)

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theamazingmrbrock

7 years ago

It hasnt been working with the latest version of libtaskmanager either
someone repackaged it and posted it up here https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B1UMhse3gjfPOThiNDhkOTItZjk5OS00ODA0LThjOWItMjBkYjY5ZjQxZDFj&hl=en_US
Enjoy everyone. If the auther wants to update it that would be aces.

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theamazingmrbrock

7 years ago

Sorry I posted that without proper testing. Smooth tasks installs good and can be started, and put into use but any time it needs to actually work it crashes.

I think it's unable to generate tasks because it crashes when it's supposed to start displaying them.

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goona

7 years ago

Would it be possible that smooth task is using the same blurred text-shadows as FolderView?

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york824

7 years ago

First thank you for your great job. I love smooth tasks very very much.
There is only one thing I would like to see as an improvement: the ability of making Libreoffice stay on the tast bar when it is not running. Is that possible to be implemented?

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majewsky

7 years ago

I want to set the expanding size for task items to the maximum to have the task items always cover the whole applet area. This works fine for the 1440x900 display on my notebook, where the applet is slightly less wide than the maximum expanding size of 1000 pixels, but it fails on my other system with a 1920x1080 Full HD display. Could you please increase the maximum value for the expanding size to something like 3000 to 10000 pixels?

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virgolus

7 years ago

Thx for your awesome widget. I can't use kde without this taskbar. There is a plan for activity support? If I switch trough activity the icon of an app in another activity doesn't disappear.

thanks again

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nicotine

7 years ago

[ 18%] Building CXX object applet/CMakeFiles/plasma_applet_smooth-tasks.dir/SmoothTasks/Applet.o

/tmp/yaourt-tmp-heaven/aur-smooth-tasks/src/smooth-tasks-build/applet/SmoothTasks/Applet.cpp: В функции-члене «void SmoothTasks::Applet::launcherAdded(TaskManager::LauncherItem*)»:
/tmp/yaourt-tmp-heaven/aur-smooth-tasks/src/smooth-tasks-build/applet/SmoothTasks/Applet.cpp:263:42: ошибка: «class TaskManager::LauncherItem» has no member named «url»
make[2]: *** [applet/CMakeFiles/plasma_applet_smooth-tasks.dir/SmoothTasks/Applet.o] Ошибка 1
make[1]: *** [applet/CMakeFiles/plasma_applet_smooth-tasks.dir/all] Ошибка 2
make: *** [all] Ошибка 2

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idonthack

7 years ago

change the file applet/SmoothTasks/Applet.cpp on line 263

launcherProperties.append(launcherItem->url().url());

becomes

launcherProperties.append(launcherItem->launcherUrl().url());

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nicotine

7 years ago

Hi, thank you.

P.S. I've switched to this repo — https://bitbucket.org/jimi312/smooth-tasks-kde-sc-4.6 it looks more freshly, but both are abandoned anyway :)

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Fremesa

7 years ago

I just try many times and allways the same error. I tried in Kubuntu 11.04 know im in Opensuse 11.4 but i have the shame error and google do not helpme.

-- The C compiler identification is unknown
-- The CXX compiler identification is unknown
CMake Error: your C compiler: "CMAKE_C_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" was not found. Please set CMAKE_C_COMPILER to a valid compiler path or name.
CMake Error: your CXX compiler: "CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" was not found. Please set CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER to a valid compiler path or name.
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:98 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
/home/freddy/.kde4/share/apps;/usr/share/kde4/apps;/etc/kde4/share/apps
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:1 (find_package)


CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
information run "cmake --help-policy CMP0000".
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

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Nandoman89

7 years ago

how I install this, when I try install from file option inside plasma add widgets, it ask me for a .plasmoid file, but file comes in tarball. Please can explain method of install more clearly?

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davorao

7 years ago

When using smooth tasks on a side panel, the first item starts at the bottom. Thats quite an annoying bug. Its something that i first noticed in Flupp and jimmy's version. Otherwise great plasmoid.
Thank you very much

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Flupp

7 years ago

This was a design decision of mine. Since the task buttons can be expanded and there may be multiple lines (or maybe better call it columns in vertical mode?), I orientated things as you would expect from a book shelf: The Text is written bottom-up and if you read many book titles (i.e. lines of task buttons) you do this from left to right, as usual. (Unfortunately, not all books stick to this rule.) But maybe things should be different for right-to-left fonts.

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davorao

7 years ago

Okay thanks i understand that. I was thinking about the bug panzi wrote about and from what i experienced its really annoying if one has too many items on the task manager. Maybe it would be possible to make the task manager's size flexible. That would eliminate the inherent settings of libtaskmanager who wants to squeeze everything to the "default" size of the applet in the panel. Thank you again

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davorao

7 years ago

After rereading this i saw my thinking is wrong. The panel size makes the plasmoid squeeze the icons so it's flexibility has nothing to achieve here.

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flavs

7 years ago

This taskbar is absolutely amazing.

Though there's a problem when running it with compiz: the preview thumbnails appear blurred and as if they were behind the plasma translucent frame.

Any idea why this is happening?

Thank you for your work. It's highly appreciated.

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panzi

7 years ago

I'm amazed that there even are previews using compitz, because I thought I'm using a kwin specific feature here.

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kuna236

7 years ago

Thank you so much. This is awesome. Exactly what I've been looking for.

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gravy

7 years ago

Nice plasmoid! But how is it possible to disable (or change) the animation?

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7 years ago

wip 2010-11-06:
FIX: drop whole groups onto pager (removed workaround for KDE < 4.5 which could not handle groups at all)
FIX: when dragging a task only a tiny bit it's position was not reset
Maybe FIX: a very rare tooltip positioning bug (I have o wait if it reoccurs)

wip 2010-11-05 update 1:
FIX: fixed unwanted highlight behaviour change which reintroduces flickering :(

wip 2010-11-05:
FIX: tooltip appearance and background blur under KDE 4.5 (someone once sent me a patch for this but I cant find this message any more so I figured it out myself by looking at KDE sources)
FIX: less flickering for the kwin highlight effect

wip 2010-02-27:
FIX: less flickering for the window preview effect because I removed the kwin highlight effect bug workaround (that bug was obviously fixed in kde 4.4)
FIX: crash when right-click on startup item, thanks to anonymous

wip 2010-02-13 update 2:
FIX: hopefully fixed bug concerning missing taskbar entries

For the full list of changes see:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/src/tip/ChangeLog

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