Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Add-Ons

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-win7showdesktop

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Description:

v8+ requires KDE 5.12

A fork of the default plasmoid but removes the icon and looks like a flat thin button. Can be configured to minimize all windows instead of "peaking" at the desktop, or to run a command. Scrolling over the button changes the volume, switch desktop, or any other command.

* Can be configured to minimize all windows instead of "peaking" at the desktop, or to run a command.
* Scrolling overtop the button controls the volume, or switch desktop, or any other command.
Last changelog:

v9 - November 4 2019 1 month ago

* Fix detecting edit mode in Latte-Dock v8 and v9. Kubuntu 18.04 uses Latte v7, so please use win7showdesktop v7 if you're using that distro.
* Add Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #6)

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leoneiva

24 days ago

10 10 the best

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Jamesjon

1 month ago

Translate to spanish?

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Zren

1 month ago

Just added my translation scripts. If you create an "es.po", I'll put it in the next version.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-win7showdesktop/tree/master/package/translate#new-translations

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Jamesjon

1 month ago

ok, wuniversales send you a translate pot data.
Regards

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rpgmaker

2 months ago

I can barely see it using Breeze dark but when I place it at the rightmost edge of the panel ala win7 it works perfectly. Maybe you should try to make it look a little bit raised, like the windows one? Screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/bMTlfBg

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Zren

1 month ago

In v8 I've made it default to using 40% of the textColor instead of the "button bg/outline color". It'll make the line much easier to see. The reason I didn't do this before was because I drew a rectangle with that color, but now I'm just showing a line on the left (or top) edge. This means the widget can't be used in the left or top corners of the screen, but I doubt people were using it in those locations anyways.

If the color is too bright, you can make it darker (or more transparent).

Making it a "glassy aero button" like win7 would be a bit of work since I haven't tried to do a glassy effect before.

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rpgmaker

18 days ago

It works now, apparently it needed me to restart the DE. Thanks!

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rpgmaker

1 month ago

Thanks, I updated but it looks the same to me...

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ismail0f

3 months ago

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ismail0f

3 months ago

Great addition! I find it more pleasant visually than the icon alternatives.
You could add this to the metadata file, so it shows up in the "Show alternatives" menu of the default applet:
X-Plasma-Provides=org.kde.plasma.windowmanagement
Easier to find, and easier to try

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Zren

3 months ago

Oh neat. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll do a little cleanup of the widget and add that in the next version.

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flappysquirrel

1 year ago

9 If you're new to KDE:

you can hide the settings button of your taskbar in the bottom right corner if you right-click it, then choose "Lock Widgets".

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jhuilm

1 year ago

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verticalSquid

1 year ago

Thanks for this! All actions works great on Kubuntu 18.04 Minimal install.

For future updates/features, I'd like to suggest the ability to adjust the colours of the button ("standby" and on hover).
Also, with the "minimize all windows", when minimized, clicking it again to "unminimize" would be neat, like with "peek" (Show desktop) :)

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Isakku

1 year ago

I'm having a problem when using this on Linux Mint 18.3 (KDE Plasma 5.8.9)
I cannot "peek" the desktop, everything else seems fine (keyboard shortcut meta+d does show the desktop just as clicking the icon does), but I can't get to peek the desktop by hovering the mouse over it.

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jolugaju

2 years ago

It doesn't work on KDE Neon - KDE 5.10.5

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Zren

2 years ago

I use KDE Neon, so that's unlikely. Did you first install v2 (which is designed for KDE 5.6 and below) first. If you did, you need to ininstall that version, then install the latest (now v7), then relog. It doesn't apply the update until you relog.

If it's still not working, can you explain what specifically is not working?

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jolugaju

2 years ago

Then it seems I have no idea how to install this. I know how to install many simple widgets but not this one. Maybe when I know more about GNU Linux.

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seciyebar

2 years ago

Nice idea but doesn't work on Mint 18.1 (KDE 5.8).

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Zren

2 years ago

Which version do you have installed? You need v6 if you're on KDE 5.8.

grep Version ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.win7showdesktop/metadata.desktop

If you are using v3+, then what specifically doesn't work?

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radekm

2 years ago

I have Mint 18.1 and doesn't work, too. When I click on icon is error: Błąd wczytywania pliku QML: file:///home/myuser/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.win7showdesktop/contents/ui/main.qml:30:1: module "org.kde.plasma.private.showdesktop" is not installed.

I have X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version=6.

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Zren

2 years ago

sudo apt install kdeplasma-addons

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radekm

2 years ago

In my case, I must install "plasma-widgets-addons". Now, it works. Thank you!

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paul4il

2 years ago

Thanks for this excellent widget. One problem though is that the assigned keyboard shortcut doesn't work (I used to apply Meta+D to the stock Show Desktop widget and it would work.) The keyboard shortcut should perform the "click" action.

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paul4il

2 years ago

I'm using version 6 by the play, Plasma 5.8.3.

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v9 - November 4 2019 1 month ago

* Fix detecting edit mode in Latte-Dock v8 and v9. Kubuntu 18.04 uses Latte v7, so please use win7showdesktop v7 if you're using that distro.
* Add Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #6)

v8 - October 19 2017 1 month ago

* Only show a edge line on the left on a horizontal panel, or the top of the button on a vertical panel.
* Use the desktop theme textColor instead of the buttonBackgroundColor for the edge color.
* 3 colors are now configurable. The edge line color, the hovered color, and the pressed color.
* Enlargen the widget and show a move icon when widgets are unlocked so that it's easier to move or remove the widget.
* Add Spanish translations by @wuniversales (Issue #4)

v7 - September 18 2017 2 years ago


* Configurable width/height
* Add command presets to trigger the various "Present Windows" Desktop Effects.

v6 - December 15 2016 2 years ago

* Update the config so that the command text fields scale to the width of the window.
* Dragging something and hovering the show desktop button will activate show desktop.

. 3 years ago

v5 - July 25 2016

* The click action is now configurable (show desktop / minimize all / run command).
* Add context menu options to show desktop and minimize all windows.

v4 - July 7 2016

* KDE 5.6 and below are not supported in this version of win7showdesktop.
* Fix "Show Desktop" in KDE 5.7.
* Replaced the Volume with UI preset requiring xdotool with a qdbus command.
* Added a Switch desktop preset using qdbus.

v2 - May 13 2016

* First release.

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