Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Applets

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:

v11 - April 14 2020 9 months ago

* Restore minimizeall on second click (Issue #15)
* Add config controls for peeking at desktop on hover (Issue #14)
* Add contextmenu item to lock widgets in Plasma 5.18
* Updated Spanish translations by @wuniversales (Issue #16)
* Updated Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #17)

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verticalSquid

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 years ago

It doesn't work on KDE Neon - KDE 5.10.5

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Zren

3 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

3 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

4 years ago

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

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Zren

4 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

3 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

3 years ago

sudo apt install kdeplasma-addons

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radekm

3 years ago

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

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paul4il

4 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

4 years ago

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

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paul4il

4 years ago

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

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janet

4 years 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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v11 - April 14 2020 9 months ago

* Restore minimizeall on second click (Issue #15)
* Add config controls for peeking at desktop on hover (Issue #14)
* Add contextmenu item to lock widgets in Plasma 5.18
* Updated Spanish translations by @wuniversales (Issue #16)
* Updated Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #17)

v10 - February 14 2020 11 months ago

* Detect Plasma 5.18's edit mode in order to hide the move icon (Issue #13)
* Add brazilian portuguese translations by @kryptusql (Issue #12)

v9 - November 4 2019 1 year 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 year 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 3 years ago

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

v6 - December 15 2016 4 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.

. 4 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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product-maker almi1701 Nov 29 2020 9 excellent
I would give this a 10/10 if you intend to use it exactly as one would the desktop peek button in Windows. I love this widget, I'm glad I found it, but there's a couple things which I would love to see added (such as choosing whether the peek button has a border on left or right in the gui configuration menu). I love that I can make the button run any command, so i have it configured to show my desktop grid – no more extra wide pagers taking up screen space! I wish it were also possible to assign any command to the hover option. But if all you want is a tool that does one thing only and one thing well, this is it.
product-maker mirkogennari Oct 25 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker yar85 Oct 07 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker omano Sep 03 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker speedjoe Jul 10 2020 10 the best
10 the best
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10 the best
product-maker alfystar Apr 14 2020 10 the best
10 the best So small, i love minimalistic design <3<3<3
product-maker leoneiva Nov 11 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker ismail0f Aug 11 2019 9 excellent
9 +
product-maker flappysquirrel Aug 09 2018 9 excellent
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".
product-maker jhuilm Jul 05 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker verticalSquid May 14 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker LisekPL Nov 07 2017 9 excellent
product-maker Animalfox Mar 26 2017 3 bad
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