Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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5.0
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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p a c k a g e s
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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:

15 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

LokoBR

16 years ago

Sorry, I think that I express me wrong, the application works fine to me, what I can't do is access the configurations screen.There are a configuration screen, Aren't there ?
Again, sorry my very bad english :/
Thx

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lucher

16 years ago

well. Left to each applet you can see a small line, called the applet hadnle, with a little arrow at the top of the line. Press this to get the menu to remove/move the applet. In this menu you can generally find about and config dialogs.

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LokoBR

16 years ago

Thx a lot, It's work fine !!!!!!
In my default configuration this small line was hidden, so I never found the configurations, but now it's OK.

Again, thx a lot, It's make my day :)

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LokoBR

16 years ago

I´m a newbie, so, please sorry my ignorance, but where can I configure Taskbar v2 ( disable the thumbnails, etc..).
I tried right click over Taskbar v2, I tried kcontrol, but no success :(
I can´t find "configurations" in any place.

Sorry my bad english.

Thx a lot and congratulations for this great work.

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Ekardnam

16 years ago

Restart kicker.

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nuka

16 years ago

i love this little app.

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ondrish

16 years ago

thanx for it, I love it :) It should be in KDE 3.4!

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lucher

16 years ago

Please check out if the following bug has been resolved in 0.7:

http://shorl.com/betipritifradra

and report any other bugs (I am done with wishes :) )

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illogic-al

16 years ago

You bastard! you killed kicker!
:-)
crash caused by you taskbar i believe.
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1097517120 (LWP 4719)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x40f97700 in QGList (this=0xbfffe8a0, [email protected])
at tools/qglist.cpp:240
#8 0x42027ae9 in ThumbnailManager::findTask () from /usr/lib/libmtaskbar.so
#9 0x4202814f in ThumbnailManager::slotRefreshWindow ()
from /usr/lib/libmtaskbar.so
#10 0x4202821f in ThumbnailManager::slotRefreshWindow ()
from /usr/lib/libmtaskbar.so
#11 0x4202b3d3 in ThumbnailManager::qt_invoke () from /usr/lib/libmtaskbar.so
#12 0x40cc49b7 in QObject::activate_signal (this=0x82083b8, clist=0x82085b0,
o=0xbfffea60) at kernel/qobject.cpp:2357
#13 0x4080f001 in KWinModule::windowChanged (this=0x82083b8, t0=27262981,
t1=2147483648) at kwinmodule.moc:266
#14 0x4080d5f2 in KWinModulePrivate::x11Event (this=0x815e2b8, ev=0xbfffee70)
at kwinmodule.cpp:215
#15 0x407aeffd in KAppX11HackWidget::publicx11Event (this=0x815e2b8,
e=0xbfffee70) at kapplication.cpp:1543
#16 0x407a6126 in KApplication::x11EventFilter (this=0xbfffef70,
_event=0xbfffee70) at kapplication.cpp:1611
#17 0x40be4659 in qt_x11EventFilter (ev=0xbfffee70)
at kernel/qapplication_x11.cpp:386
#18 0x40bedc89 in QApplication::x11ProcessEvent (this=0xbfffef70,
event=0xbfffee70) at kernel/qapplication_x11.cpp:3305
#19 0x40c0881a in QEventLoop::processEvents (this=0x81076d0, flags=4)
at kernel/qeventloop_x11.cpp:192
#20 0x40c760e3 in QEventLoop::enterLoop (this=0x81076d0)
at kernel/qeventloop.cpp:198
#21 0x40c75ffe in QEventLoop::exec (this=0x81076d0)
at kernel/qeventloop.cpp:145
#22 0x40c61e15 in QApplication::exec (this=0xbfffef70)
at kernel/qapplication.cpp:2758
#23 0x418050bb in kdemain () from /usr/lib/libkdeinit_kicker.so
#24 0x41793950 in kdeinitmain () from /usr/lib/kde3/kicker.so
#25 0x0804df11 in launch ()
#26 0x0804e6b6 in handle_launcher_request ()
#27 0x0804ec18 in handle_requests ()
#28 0x0804f3a1 in main ()

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lucher

16 years ago

Yes, it is 'my' fault. Could you please explain which applications you had opened and what you did exactly when it happened?

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lucher

16 years ago

Please check out if the following bug has been resolved in 0.7:

http://shorl.com/betipritifradra

and report any other bugs (I am done with wishes :) )

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jurrie

16 years ago

Yes, working perfectly now n_n

thanks a lot!

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thishastobefree

16 years ago

Hello,

Sorry if that subject line sounds demanding, I should say this is a really good bit of work and hopefully it'll appear in future release of KDE.

Would it be possible to have the screen shots actually being the items in the taskbar, similar to in OS X?

Charlie

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lucher

16 years ago

Well. I am not a friend of OS X, but I have something in mind of Sun's LookingGlass, which is quite cool. It is 'quite' a different concept and will take soooome time... :)

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stefan99

16 years ago

'make' fails on my machine having automake-1.8.6 and aclocal-1.8 installed.
Somehow the make process explicitly invokes aclocal-1.7:

cd . && /bin/sh /opt/mtaskbar-0.6/mtaskbar/admin/missing --run aclocal-1.7
/opt/mtaskbar-0.6/mtaskbar/admin/missing: line 46: aclocal-1.7: command not found
WARNING: `aclocal-1.7' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.
:
:
WARNING: `automake-1.7' is missing on your system. You should only need it if



Faking 'ln -s aclocal-1.7 aclocal-1.8' does not help. :(

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lucher

16 years ago

Check out the notes at the top of the page, please. I hope they'll work.

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rgfree

16 years ago

I can highly recommend it.
I use the taskbar since quite
some time now without major
problems. One thing that would
be great though: There should
be a configurable list of apps
TaskbarV2 does not take
a screenshot of. Because when
I run a video in KPlayer
the video stutters every 15
seconds or so. I suspect this
is because TaskbarV2 is taking
its screenshots.

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lucher

16 years ago

It is taking the screenshots every 15 seconds actually! I will implement your suggestion in 0.7. But don't expect it to be done soon.

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john81

16 years ago

This a great addition, keep upthe good work.

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GodFlesh

16 years ago

I've been looking for a transparent taskbar with depair for ages !

Thank you very much for this !
You really need to put that in standart KDE. Tell me what i can do to help you doing this.


As for the install, it won't compil on my mdk 10.1 box, but the precompiled binairies worked fine.
No problem with reduced images from mplayer.


Question : How can i change the color of the letters in the taskbar ???

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jurrie

16 years ago

i like the features of the taskbar, but for me it is somewhat buggy. As soon as i hover over an app in the taskbar, and then over a second app in the taskbar, the tekst of the first app gets mixed with the text of the second app.

Kinda hard to explain like this, so let's use an image: http://shorl.com/betipritifradra

is it some setting on my side?

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lucher

16 years ago

Hi
You bug should be fine with 0.6, now. Could you approve this, please?

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fubarbundy

16 years ago

Same bug here, but to clarify - it only shows up for me when taskbar transparency is off! When I switch it on and restart kicker everything is fine!

Can you do something for customising the text colour maybe? Also maybe have a semi-transparent mouseover instead of opaque? :D

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chluck

16 years ago

I had the same problem as Jurrie with the previous version. It seems that the problem still exist with version 0.6.

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jurrie

16 years ago

dito, same problems as in previous version.

I also installed the previous version on my workstation at work, with a suse rpm (gentoo at home), and it also had a 'configure' menu, which lacks at home.

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15 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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