Win7 Show Desktop
Plasma 5 Widgets
Score 59%
Description:

v3+ requires KDE 5.7
v2 is tested on KDE 5.5 and KDE 5.6

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.

Github: https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applets/tree/master/org.kde.plasma.win7showdesktop
Last changelog:

v7 - September 18 2017 2 months ago


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

jolugaju

2 months ago

It doesn't work on KDE Neon - KDE 5.10.5

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Zren

2 months 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

1 month 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

9 months ago

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

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Zren

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months ago

sudo apt install kdeplasma-addons

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radekm

9 months ago

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

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paul4il

10 months 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

10 months ago

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

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paul4il

10 months ago

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

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janet

1 year ago

I hate that tiny space on Windows but I admit it is a good idea to make a similar widget for Plasma because of choice. Assumingly there are people out there who neither want the pager nor the standard minimize all widget nor the mixer in the panel to save space.

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v7 - September 18 2017 2 months ago


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

v6 - December 15 2016 11 months 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.

. 1 year 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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