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admoore

alan moore

TextLaunch

Plasma 4 Widgets Mar 13 2011
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Score 80%
80 Likes
20 Dislikes

KliQTune

Plasma 4 Widgets Nov 09 2010
Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
TextLaunch

Plasma 4 Widgets 33 comments

Score 80%
80 Likes
20 Dislikes
Mar 13 2011
Sorry, probably not. I haven't used KDE in years; I'm sure the API has changed a lot. The code is on github though if you want to fork or make a pull request. - May 11 2018
I'm afraid I don't know what the problem could be. Those errors always come up, whether it works or no.

I'll try on a couple of my other machines, to see if I can get it to fail for me. Otherwise I don't have much hope of debugging it. - Mar 16 2011
It shouldn't require anything special; do you have the plasma-scriptengine-python package installed? Do other python plasma applets work?

Also, can you post the output of "plasmoidviewer textlaunch" from a konsole? - Mar 16 2011
I'm currently using it it kde 4.6.1; can you give me some more details? Do you have the necessary scriptengines installed? What distro? - Mar 13 2011
Thanks again. I merged your code and released a new plasmoid package. - Nov 15 2010
Looks like github's little crash today lost your request. Can you resubmit it? - Nov 14 2010
Cool! Looks like github is having some trouble today, though; Hopefully your request will still be there when it comes back online! - Nov 14 2010
Thanks for fixing this! I normally code kde/qt stuff by hand, but I tried designer when I made the dialogs and I couldn't figure out how to make the widget expand.

I just created a github repo for this project, but I am a total git newbie; maybe you can merge your code there? If not I'll try to figure it out when I have some free time.

github is https://github.com/alandmoore/textlaunch-plasmoid - Nov 09 2010
My tests confirm that some environment variables are not set in whatever environment the plasmoid runs in. I don't know why, but if I get some time I'll look into it.

In the meantime, you can set important variables in the command itself as a workaround, eg.

LANG=it_IT.UTF-8 chromium

- Apr 13 2010
I don't know if it can be done with plasma toolbuttons (which is what I'm using for the buttons). They seem to be either icons or text, but not both.

Note also that adding this feature would break everyone's prior configurations, as I discovered when I added icon capabilities to KliqTune. It has to do with the way the launchers are stored.

If I find a way to actually do it, I'll consider it. - Mar 30 2010
Both will be in 0.3; thanks for the suggestions. - Sep 28 2009
I'll look into it. - Sep 28 2009
I'll look into the kickoff-favorites thing.

The problem with button size is that, as I found after starting this plasmoid, the appearance of plasma styled widgets is not so easy to manipulate. - Sep 28 2009
Currently there is a bug that requires you to fill in all three fields (including tooltip) or it won't add the button. I will fix this in the next release. - Sep 12 2009
bneko

Plasma 4 Widgets 5 comments

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Feb 14 2012
You might want to double-check your imports in this script; I had to add QCursor to the list imported from QtGui for it to run. - Feb 14 2012
KliQTune

Plasma 4 Widgets 19 comments

Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Nov 09 2010
I think I tried to do that at one point, because I have had similar problems.

I don't think phonon exposes this capability, though; at least, I couldn't find it. - Feb 04 2011
Hi.

As far as I know there is no requirement for pulseaudio. KliqTune talks to phonon, so if phonon is working you should have sound. If not, the trouble is elsewhere. - Feb 01 2011
Of course, I say this, and 15 minutes later I have it figured out.

I give you KliqTune 0.4.1... - Mar 28 2010
I agree, but I haven't figured out how to keep them alive longer. If I do figure it out, I'll definitely change that. - Mar 28 2010
Thanks, glad you like it!

In 0.4 the tooltip of the active button will show all the metadata (artist, song, etc). The code is already in place, just teasing out a few bugs before release.

I did indeed use phonon, it's quite easy and powerful as I've discovered. - Mar 15 2010
Icons added in 0.3. Enjoy! - Mar 13 2010
Sounds like fun. I'll look into it. - Feb 20 2010
I hadn't looked at that one. Mostly I wrote this for my own needs, but I'm happy to share. - Feb 06 2010
Gx Mail Notify patched for KNotify4

Plasma 4 Widgets 12 comments

Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
May 07 2010
KDE 4.4.3 on Kubuntu Lucid. - May 15 2010
Thanks; I recompiled with the new archive. Now I have the option to enable Knotify, which I did.

Unfortunately, I still don't get any notifications. :(

- May 11 2010
I compiled it and restarted plasma, but I'm not getting the notifications.

I double checked that the old plasmoid was uninstalled, and the correct .so is being used.

I'm on Kubuntu Lucid with KDE 4.4.3.

Anything I can check? - May 07 2010
Nevermind, that's what you did. Thanks!

I'm an idiot. - May 07 2010
Hi, I've tried to apply this patch but I've never gotten the result to compile. Since the original plasmoid is GPL, and the author has stated that he has no immediate plans to work on it, would you be willing to release a full patched version of GX Mail?

Users everywhere would be grateful. - May 07 2010
Solar system

Plasma 4 Widgets 60 comments

Score 88%
88 Likes
12 Dislikes
Jun 18 2011
Nice little applet. The labels in the config dialog are being truncated on my system, you might want to expand them a little more. - Apr 16 2010
BeShadowed

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 75 comments

Score 84%
84 Likes
16 Dislikes
Feb 14 2011
i just compiled this and installed it on my system. It does not seem to work with Aurorae window decorations. With other window decorators it works fine (crystal, keramic, etc), but not aurorae.


- Mar 24 2010
GX Mail Notify

Plasma 4 Widgets 124 comments

Score 83%
83 Likes
17 Dislikes
May 06 2010
Hi, I'm sure you are busy so I hope I'm not a pest. Are you planning on releasing a new version fairly soon? Just curious, since you had indicated a new release was imminent a couple months ago.

Thanks for this great plasma widget! - Feb 17 2010
Neon Plasma theme by FRUiT

Plasma Themes 25 comments

Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
Jul 06 2011
After upgrading to KDE 4.4 the lancelot theme is messed up. It's showing menus on top of menus.

Anyone else seeing this? - Feb 11 2010
plasma-wallpaper-movingscene

Plasma 4 Widgets 15 comments

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Jan 20 2010
Well, don't stretch yourself on my account, though having dual monitors is nice. :-)

I can try looking around in the code some to see about extending the width of the image, though I'm more of a python guy; c++ kind of gets my head spinning. - Jan 20 2010
I tried this with my dual monitor setup; when I go off one monitor onto the other, I get a nasty white bar on the near side of the first monitor because it goes past the boundary of the picture.

I'm guessing this can't span both monitors, since plasma regards each monitor as a separate activity; but it would be good if it allowed for two things:
- Very wide pictures (I tried to use one but it cropped the picture)
- manually setting the center or default position.

The animation could be smoother, but I've yet to see a smoothly animated plasma wallpaper so that may be a plasma thing. - Jan 20 2010
panel-dictionary

Plasma 4 Widgets 15 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
Nov 09 2010
wait, never mind; adding it to line 178 as well fixes unicode for the dict client backend.

Unicode still crashes the python-dict backend, it looks like a shortcoming of the library itself. - Dec 25 2009
Thanks for the suggestion, I tried this but it doesn't seem to fix the problem. Did it work for you? The plasmoid still give me:

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xdf' in position 14: ordinal not in range(128)

Not sure where or why this is happening. - Dec 25 2009
What backend are you using? - Sep 06 2009
Thanks for the info, I'll consider it. - Aug 31 2009
erm... maybe. I'll have to look into that. I'm pretty new to this API. - Aug 23 2009
Ok, actually after some digging I managed to get your function ported to python, and (yay!) it works! ... sort of.

It only gives focus to the widget if I click the area AROUND the combobox widget. If there was a signal that I could connect when the combobox is clicked, that would work. But according to all I can find, there isn't :-(.

Short of subclassing QlineEdit and overriding its mousePressEvent, I'm not sure what else to do. - Aug 23 2009
Thanks. I checked it out, and read your post to plasma-devel, but I am not sure I get what's going on yet.

Where does the scene() method come from (what class/library)? I couldn't find it in the API reference. - Aug 22 2009
Thanks! I looked a lot at the RunCommand source, but I couldn't figure out exactly what what going on there. Did you just basically have to custom-build the combobox?

I'll dig into it a little more and see if I can understand it. - Aug 22 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Widgets 574 comments

Score 91%
91 Likes
9 Dislikes
Jul 14 2012
The problem has gone away after subsequent KDE updates, so it must have been a KDE issue. - Nov 30 2009
Love this plasmoid, but it's crashing plasma for me in Kubuntu 9.10 any time I use synaptic and cause synaptic to open a dialog.

The error in the backtrace looks like this:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
TaskManager::Task::icon (this=0x0, width=32, height=32, allowResize=true) at ../../../libs/taskmanager/task.cpp:407
407 ../../../libs/taskmanager/task.cpp: No such file or directory.
in ../../../libs/taskmanager/task.cpp

I narrowed it down to daisy after trial and error, even with the task manager disabled having daisy running on my desktop results in this crash. - Nov 02 2009
Neon Aurorae by FRUiT

Aurorae Themes 9 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
Oct 11 2009
Thanks! - Oct 15 2009
This theme is great! I use neon and had to hack together my own unsatisfying neon-like theme, this one will replace it pronto!

Just one small thing: can you add a button for "keep above"? No aurorae themes I can find have this button, but it is supposed to be possible and I use this function all the time. - Oct 09 2009
Aurorae Theme Engine

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 176 comments

Score 92%
92 Likes
8 Dislikes
Aug 14 2009
Is there a theme that has keepabove or shade buttons? The code seems to support it, but I can't find a theme that has them. I tried making my own, but the buttons didn't show up. - Sep 23 2009
glowglass (aurorae)

Aurorae Themes 17 comments

by vicko
Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
Sep 13 2017
Nice theme. Is it possible for you to provide buttons for keepabove, shade, and other window functions? Should just be a matter of adding the svgz file, if I understand aurorae's documentation. - Sep 23 2009
Run Command

Plasma 4 Widgets 143 comments

by Emdek
Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Feb 04 2012
I understand that; as I'm finding out quickly, doing much with plasmoid appearance is a tricky business. Hopefully it will be easier in the future, it sounds like the plasma devs are going to make some changes to the way plasma deals with customizations on nativeWidget() objects.

Oh BTW, the spacer thing was user error on my part; I was using an old, pre-4.2 beta version of panel spacer and didn't realize it. - Sep 14 2009
This is nice but I have few small issues:

- Text is always black, which makes it invisible with my plasma theme. Needs to follow theme text color or have configurable color.

- Right-click context menu appears below the mouse cursor. This makes it not very useful when the widget is in a bottom panel.

- Can't resize it when I put it in the panel, and panel spacers can't shrink it, so it's taking up about 2/3 of my panel. Not a big deal, but annoying.

Thanks! - Aug 17 2009
Aurorae Theme Engine

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles

Score 92%
92 Likes
8 Dislikes
Sep 24 2009
Device Manager

Plasma 4 Widgets

Score 90%
90 Likes
10 Dislikes
Sep 02 2009
Crystal

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Aug 28 2009
GX Mail Notify

Plasma 4 Widgets

Score 83%
83 Likes
17 Dislikes
Aug 17 2009
bibleVerse

Plasma 4 Widgets

Score 68%
68 Likes
32 Dislikes
Jul 25 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Widgets

Score 91%
91 Likes
9 Dislikes
Jul 25 2009