Cool Effect

Kwin Effects

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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Description:

Watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYQnlXJAEZk&feature=youtu.be
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.0.1: first release.

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psyburr

1 month ago

1 not-working

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ben2talk

2 months ago

1 Trash - should be removed

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cubancigar11

3 months ago

1 doesn't work

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mishacorvus

1 year ago

3 -No description
-Video doesn't work
-No updates since 2016

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ngraham

2 years ago

3 - Broken link, no description, unclear title, not updated in years

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koma111

2 years ago

3 - Not updated and video unavailable

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brunofin

2 years ago

3 -video not available, never updated

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armakuni

4 years ago

Is it possible to customize the script a bit?

I have visual glitches using it with LibreOffice, if you try to open a color palette, it isn't entire visible with active effect.

Is there a way to exclude apps like LibreOffice within the script?

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Saverios

4 years ago

This is a great effect. It is smooth and gets the job done. The "avoid one-frame blinking" change makes it even better, so you should incorporate it in the next version.

You really should add some description, like: "This effect makes new windows appear on screen as if they are being zoomed-in (i.e. they start small and then grow to their normal size). It currently works with all windows.", and a corresponding title, like "Cool growing window effect".

Keep up the good work!

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elav

6 years ago

Great effect. My what bothers me a bit is that when I close a window, to complete the effect does com if the window was open again and disappears.

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tsujan

6 years ago

For me, increasing duration to 300 and adding "window.visible" to isfadeWindow was enough to remove frame blinking at the end of fading-out. I don't use Fade effect with Cool effect.

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coon

6 years ago

I use 'Homerun' to launch programs and it does not work very well with 'Fade': Homerun fades out while the program fades in, resulting in a lot of jittery buffer problems. But this effect is cool indeed: programs show up smoothly now!

Good job. Thanks.

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Palewolf

6 years ago

It's a nice effect, but a combination of Fade + Glide (with no angle) provides pretty much the same thing, only with more customization options.

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EthanAdams

6 years ago

For whatever reason, I find the animation with this effect to be much smoother then the combination you recommended.

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Fri13

6 years ago

And what does this effect do?
No screenshot and no description of the functionality and the name is lame.

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bvbfan

7 years ago

Navigate to ~/.kde4/share/apps/kwin/effects/kwin4_effect_cooleffect/contents/code/main.js

isfadeWindow: function(window) {
return !window.deleted && !window.desktopWindow && window.onCurrentDesktop
&& window.visible && !window.skipSwitcher && !window.utility
&& !effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowAddedGrabRole)
&& !effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowClosedGrabRole)
&& !CoolEffect.isLoginWindow(window);
},

Reload effect, enjoy!

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elav

6 years ago

Where is it applied? You have to replace or add something? You could copy here as the main.js you have your file?

Thanks

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bvbfan

6 years ago

Replace
isfadeWindow: function(window) {
if (window.deleted && effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowClosedGrabRole))
{
return false;
} else if (!window.deleted && effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowAddedGrabRole))
{
return false;
}
return window.onCurrentDesktop && !CoolEffect.isLoginWindow(window) && ! window.desktopWindow &&
!window.utility && !window.minimized;
},
with above one

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elav

6 years ago

Nice.. much better!! Thanks..

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vgezer

7 years ago

The description and name is not explanatory. Can someone tell me what this does?

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msx

7 years ago

The Scale In effect just got complete a Scale Out.
It would be great to have the ability to check where should the effect apply whether it be windows, tooltips or the pop-up menus like the ones associated to the right-click.

Again, thanks for this effect, it would be nice to see it integrated to default KDE SC in the future.

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Jakin0605

7 years ago

It generally a smooth plugin animation, i like it :)

However i think i would like it just on tooltips, and menus, its SUPER smooth.
I don't really care for it on the windows themselves.

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kalmar

7 years ago

open main.js of the effect, e.g.

kwrite `find ./.kde*|grep cooleffect|grep main.js` &

edit the last return statement in
isfadeWindow function
to your liking

Save & reload Cooleffect.

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saabzero

7 years ago

thanks!

I was wondering what possible window properties there are? is there a documentation somewhere?

thanks in advance!

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saabzero

7 years ago

already found it here http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/KWin/Scripting/API_4.9

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6 years ago

0.0.1: first release.

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product-maker psyburr Feb 03 2021 1 ugh
not-working
product-maker ben2talk Dec 30 2020 1 ugh
Trash - should be removed
product-maker cubancigar11 Dec 01 2020 1 ugh
doesn't work
product-maker mishacorvus Apr 07 2019 3 bad
-No description -Video doesn't work -No updates since 2016
product-maker ngraham Jan 22 2019 3 bad
- Broken link, no description, unclear title, not updated in years
product-maker koma111 Nov 19 2018 3 bad
- Not updated and video unavailable
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-video not available, never updated
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