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Mike Vaughn Georgetown, KY, United States of America

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QtCurve Feb 06 2013
Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes

TARDIS KDM

KDM4 Themes Aug 05 2012
Score 54%
54 Likes
46 Dislikes

Spotify Fix

Audio Jul 09 2012
Score 50%
50 Likes
50 Dislikes

Native Look for Google Earth

Web Jul 08 2012
Score 52%
52 Likes
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SleepSafe

Utilities Jun 24 2011
Score 50%
50 Likes
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gimpCopy

Dolphin Service Menus May 08 2009
Score 65%
65 Likes
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Iceberg

Beryl/Emerald Themes Aug 20 2008
Score 59%
59 Likes
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Dark-Glass_MOD

Icon Themes Apr 21 2008
Score 71%
71 Likes
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ROM Icons

Individual Icons/-sets Apr 08 2008
Score 61%
61 Likes
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Lines Skydome II

Skydomes Sep 11 2007
Score 61%
61 Likes
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Lines Cubecap

Cubecaps May 31 2007
Score 46%
46 Likes
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Lines Skydome

Skydomes May 31 2007
Score 55%
55 Likes
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Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Apr 20 2015
I haven't yet made the full switch to KDE5 (got it installed on my barely used laptop), so it's nice to see something like this, which I use on KDE4 available. It looks like it doesn't hide itself (and take up no panel space) when there's no active window though. Any plans for adding that as an option in the future, assuming such a thing is possible within Plasma's constraints? Apr 12 2015
Evolvere Icon theme 1.1.9.1 Icon Themes
194 comments
Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Feb 24 2015
This (the entire suite, icons included) is easily one of the best looking themes I've seen. I reeeaaally hope the icon theme reaches completion. Mar 16 2014
Desktop Cube linux mint 16 kde Plasma/KDE Screenshots
2 comments
Score 52%
52 Likes
48 Dislikes
Feb 11 2014
That's a very nice looking setup. Only thing I'd change is the cube caps to something that matches the wallpaper. By the way, mind posting a link to the wallpaper? Feb 12 2014
Lightning Unified QtCurve 4.7 QtCurve
8 comments
Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
Jun 26 2014
This is one of the better looking QtCurve themes out there. Great work!

By the way, how'd you get the resize handle in the bottom-right corner of the windows? I looked through all of QtCurve's options and couldn't find a setting for that. Nov 19 2013
Tiling 2.0.0 Kwin Scripts
76 comments
Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Jan 05 2017
Did you try reinstalling it? It didn't take for me until I went back into GHNS, uninstalled it, then installed it again. Oct 15 2013
VBox Runner 0.3.3 Krunner Plugins
23 comments
Score 81%
81 Likes
19 Dislikes
Apr 21 2012
Packaged for Kubuntu here: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux
(Individual package can be downloaded here: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/+sourcepub/3566677/+listing-archive-extra.) Oct 15 2013
Activity Switching Effect 0.2 Kwin Effects
2 comments
Score 60%
60 Likes
40 Dislikes
Jun 08 2013
This looks great, and it fills a major gap in KWin's repertoire. A couple small nitpicks if you don't mind:
1) Is it possible to add any configuration? It'd be nice to be able to set the duration of the effect (and even nicer if we could change the effect from a zoom to a simple crossfade or slide perhaps).
2) When switching activities, the wallpaper of the newly selected activity is briefly visible as the windows on that activity zoom in. That's fine, and I'm guessing it's the desired effect so as to serve as a quick reminder of which activity you're on, but it's not always consistent. A lot of times, the wallpaper of the activity I'm switching from will be shown instead. Is there any way to fix this?
Aside from those minor issues, this is pretty much perfect. Thanks, and keep it up! Sep 04 2013
Fusion 1.0 Plasma Splash Screens
1 comment
Score 56%
56 Likes
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Apr 04 2012
This is one of the best splash screens I've seen -- clean, professional, and very slick. In my not so humble opinion, this should be the default. Keep it up! Sep 04 2013
Time Keeper 0.7.0 Plasma 5 Clocks
61 comments
Score 81%
81 Likes
19 Dislikes
Sep 08 2017
Whenever a KDE developer brings up the beautiful interfaces being made possible by all the work going into porting stuff to QML, they need to start including a link to your profile page here. Both of your steampunk-inspired widgets look absolutely stunning, and are prime examples of what's possible. Thanks for sharing this awesome work with us, and keep it up! Sep 04 2013
Cool Effect 0.0.1 Kwin Effects
22 comments
Score 68%
68 Likes
32 Dislikes
Mar 07 2014
In case anyone else is wondering, it's about identical to Compiz's fading zoom effect for opening/closing windows.
It looks really smooth, but the fact that it's used for all window types makes it a little too much for my taste (You might look at the code for Generic Effects to see how he implemented per-window type effects). Also, when Fade is enabled, there's a one-frame flicker in the animation, so even if you were to offer the ability to choose which window types this gets applied to, that would need to be fixed as well. Although, I'm thinking that could be an easy one, as I saw the issue in an older effect and the fix was as simple as changing the stacking order (I think?) in a plaintext file for the effect. Jul 27 2013
Pretty sexy brunette :) Splash Screen 1.0 Plasma Splash Screens
1 comment
Score 42%
42 Likes
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Jul 16 2013
This is just great!! When I think of beautiful, naked women, I think KDE icons splashed across them. And when I think desktop loading screens, I think of beautiful, naked women. PERFECT MATCH, BRO! /s Jul 16 2013
Modern Elements 1.0 QtCurve
5 comments
Score 60%
60 Likes
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Jul 09 2013
Nice work. I was sure this was a Bespin theme when I was looking at it, didn't know some of the stuff in there was capable with QtCurve. Jul 09 2013
Astrokalender 0.2 Plasma 4 Widgets
3 comments
Score 54%
54 Likes
46 Dislikes
May 25 2013
Yeah, I figured as much. I was just thinking there are probably similar websites in English (and localised for other countries), for which a similar widget could be made. ;) May 21 2013
Anybody wanna make something like this for English speakers? :D May 21 2013
Sticky Window Snapping 0.2.1 Kwin Scripts
25 comments
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Jul 24 2016
Great idea. Good to see you're still active. I noticed the relative lack of commits to this project - https://bitbucket.org/flupp/smooth-tasks-fork/ - and thought you might have moved away from KDE. By the way, is that project more or less "dead?" I only ask because it was my favorite task manager widget, but this issue - https://bitbucket.org/flupp/smooth-tasks-fork/issue/22/custumizable-alignement-and-order-of-task made it unusable for me. (Sorry for the off-topic comment.) Mar 09 2013
WorkFlow Plasmoid 0.4.1 Plasma 4 Widgets
73 comments
Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
Mar 24 2013
Great job on the new release! All the new features seem to be working great. I just finished packaging and installing the latest version, and I'm exeriencing a (relatively minor) bug - the widget is taking up a very wide area in the panel. Here's a screenshot to show what I mean http://i.imgur.com/s2tKYXi.png. Aside from that, this seems to be the release I've been waiting for (i.e., it's pretty much perfect). Thanks for all your hard work! Feb 23 2013
No problem. I just uploaded the new release; packages should be available shortly. Sep 01 2012
PPA: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Aug 31 2012
Kup Backup System 0.7.1 System Software
202 comments
Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Jan 06 2018
This might be the best back-up system I've seen for Linux. Great work!

I installed Kup from the Ubuntu 12.10 package, and was initially having some problems. Whenever I tried to manually invoke a back-up, Kup would complain about the destination. It turns out the actual cause was bup wasn't installed. So just FYI, you might want to 1) have Kup offer to install bup if it's not found (similar to how K3B offers to install extra codecs), 2) add bup as a dependency to the Ubuntu package.

Thanks for all your hard work on this project. Feb 20 2013
AppMenu QML 1.6 Plasma 4 Widgets
168 comments
Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Jul 31 2013
I've packaged this widget for Kubuntu in my PPA: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux.

Also, I'm still experiencing the bug that another user reported some time back: This widget is showing empty application categories in the menu. I've opened kmenuedit to confirm that the categories are in fact empty; they actually do contain some sub-categories (which are also empty), but no actual applications. I guess I could just delete those categories in kmenuedit, but this means that if I were to install an application in the future that belongs to one of these categories, it would end up in the "Lost & Found" category instead of where it's supposed to go. I took a screenshot to show that this only occurs with AppMenu-QML: http://i.imgur.com/8Bml6A7.png. Feb 05 2013
Potenza 1.0.1 Individual Icons/-sets
22 comments
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Dec 22 2012
Great job on the update. I think you can now safely claim that this is the most complete (*and* beautiful) icon theme available for the Linux desktop. My only question: Where did the SVGs go? I definitely agree with your decision to remove them from the main package due to size constraints, but it'd be nice if they were still available separately for people who want to tweak and/or help out with new icons. Jan 25 2013
Really great work! This is probably the most complete icon set I've used under KDE, which is even more impressive given it works acrosss multiple desktop environments. It's also one of the best looking. Thanks for all the time and effort you've put into this.

My only real complaint is how much space it takes up - 778 megabytes! o_O Given most of the KDE icon themes I've used (which were reasonably complete) took up no more than ~50-100MB, this is quite a drawback. I had a look in some of the directories, and from what I could tell, you're not using symlinks for identical icons at all. Given how many duplicates there are, doing so should significantly cut down on the space. For example, acroread.png, adobe-reader.png, AdobeReader.png, AdobeReader8.png, AdobeReader9.png, and AdobeReader10.png all use the exact same icon. Instead of making them 6 individual files, you could just have acroread.png, then make the others symlinks to that file (ln -s ./acroread.png adobe-reader.png; ln -s ./acroread.png AdobeReader.png; etc.); doing this would free up a lot of room since only the original file actually uses any disk space.

Lastly, extra kudos for releasing this under the GPL. There are a few tweaks that I'd like to make, but was unable to locate the sources. Could you point me to where I'd find them? Thanks!

(A note about the provided .deb file: I'm assuming it's because it's so big and contains such a huge number of files, but trying to open it with Kubuntu's .deb installer [qapt-deb-installer] brought my entire system to a screeching halt. You should probably advise users to install it via "sudo dpkg -i Potenza.deb" on the command line instead.) Dec 05 2012
Framebook 1 Plasma 4 Widgets
3 comments
Score 52%
52 Likes
48 Dislikes
Jan 08 2013
No problem, thanks for fixing it. Jan 09 2013
Awesome idea, I'd love to be able to check this out (and hopefully package it for inclusion in a PPA). Unfortunately it fails to build - http://paste.ubuntu.com/1456608/. Using KDE 4.9.4 on Kubuntu 12.10, all -dev packages for listed dependencies are installed. Dec 22 2012
Ketris 1.1.2 Arcade
2 comments
Score 54%
54 Likes
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Dec 22 2012
I'm really glad to see this exists as a KDE game. Are there any plans to pretty it up a bit? I've been pretty impressed by how good some of the native KDE games already look, and that's without the use of QML. Dec 22 2012
Cecilia 0.1 QtCurve
3 comments
Score 54%
54 Likes
46 Dislikes
Dec 22 2012
...but you really should include a screenshot on this page. One might get the impression you're trying to inflate your downloads count by requiring people to click through to see what it looks like. ;) Dec 22 2012
SteampunK QtCurve theme QtCurve
13 comments
Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
May 17 2013
Looks great, and it's nice to finally have a QtCurve theme/color scheme that looks good with your other SteampunK works. My only complaint is the contrast of the text on the buttons is too low. Otherwise, awesome work! Dec 15 2012
Nitrux for KDE 3.5.3 Icon Themes
97 comments
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Oct 03 2017
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux-themes/. Nov 25 2012
ksuperkey 0.4 Various Plasma 5 Stuff
87 comments
Score 79%
79 Likes
21 Dislikes
Sep 10 2017
I really like this. I had seen a how-to for making the Super key open the launcher, but it had the caveat of making it no longer work as a modifier key. This is much better, great job! Oct 08 2012
Burberry DARK 0.1 Plasma Themes
3 comments
Score 61%
61 Likes
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Sep 25 2012
Not really to my taste, but kudos for trying something different. Perhaps it'd look better if the lines in the background contrasted a bit less? As it is now, they kind of clash with the overlaying text, making it hard to read. Sep 29 2012
Wolfram Alpha Plasmoid 1.1 Plasma 4 Widgets
7 comments
Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Oct 18 2013
PPA: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux Sep 04 2012
PhotoKit 0.3.9 Graphics
11 comments
Score 54%
54 Likes
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Dec 31 2012
Really interesting concept. I'm sure I don't need to point out that it's a bit rough around the edges (especially the Google search interface -- after scrolling through a bunch of results, it wouldn't let me get back to the search bar or the main menu and I had to close the program), but it shows a lot of promise. Looking forward to future releases. I'd like to package it for inclusion in my PPA once it gets a bit of polish; do you think you could fix the Makefile so that it installs the program globally in the next release? Sep 03 2012
Knights 2.5.0 Board
97 comments
Score 81%
81 Likes
19 Dislikes
Jan 24 2013
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux

(Requires KDE 4.9) Aug 16 2012
Eventlist 0.7 Plasma 4 Widgets
298 comments
Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Mar 15 2015
No problem. But why not add it (along with the other repositories you have listed) to the download links section instead, thus making it more visible and keeping the download counter on this page accurate? Aug 07 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux Aug 03 2012
TARDIS 0.07 Plasma 4 Widgets
32 comments
Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Jan 02 2013
Fixed and tested. The updated version can be found here: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux. Thanks, Mark! Aug 06 2012
Not working for now, as the widget fails to launch when it's installed system-wide. Contacted the developer, will push an updated package if/when he fixes this issue. Aug 05 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux Aug 05 2012
TARDIS KSplash 1.0 Plasma Splash Screens
3 comments
Score 56%
56 Likes
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Aug 05 2012
Fixed. Sorry about that. Aug 05 2012
Tomatoid 1.2 Plasma 4 Widgets
78 comments
Score 68%
68 Likes
32 Dislikes
Nov 24 2014
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Aug 03 2012
Fancy Tasks 1.1.2 "back in game" Plasma 4 Widgets
570 comments
Score 91%
91 Likes
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Jun 10 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux Aug 03 2012
Yet Another Window Control 0.4 Plasma 4 Widgets
59 comments
Score 70%
70 Likes
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May 08 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Aug 02 2012
Daisy corolla 0.0.4.26 Plasma 4 Widgets
575 comments
Score 91%
91 Likes
9 Dislikes
Jul 14 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Aug 02 2012
Timoid 0.99.2 Plasma 4 Widgets
17 comments
Score 70%
70 Likes
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Mar 24 2011
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux Aug 01 2012
KWin Button applet improved 0.6 Plasma 4 Widgets
58 comments
Score 77%
77 Likes
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Sep 08 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Jul 31 2012
Activity Manager Plasmoid Wheeled 0.6.2 Plasma 4 Widgets
16 comments
Score 68%
68 Likes
32 Dislikes
Jun 22 2012
Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/ Jul 31 2012
QML animated Graphite Nowardev Splash 0.1 Plasma Splash Screens
1 comment
Score 59%
59 Likes
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Mar 03 2012
One of the best KSplash themes I've come across. Keep it up! Jul 17 2012
nwdSound 1 Plasma Splash Screens
1 comment
Score 52%
52 Likes
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Mar 07 2012
This is awesome. Didn't know it was possible for KSplash themes to include sounds. Nice work! Jul 17 2012
Score 59%
59 Likes
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Nov 08 2012
...Some more screenshots would be nice (especially ones showing how well you were able to integrate GTK3). Jul 15 2012
Score 52%
52 Likes
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Jul 08 2012
I'm well aware of that, which is why I clearly stated: "Let me know if you make a package for another distro that does the same thing and I\'ll happily put a link to it here." Jul 09 2012