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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://phabricator.kde.org/source/latte-dock/

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Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.

"Art in Coffee"

Author: psifidotos


CHANGELOG
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/latte-dock/browse/master/CHANGELOG.md
Last changelog:

Version 0.9.2 15 days ago

* do not hide contents/icons when qtquick software rendering is used
* reverse scrolling direction for desktops and activities through empty areas
* after dragging active windows send a leave event and restore this way applets in normal state
* close multiple windows from previews when using middle-click
* activate single windows directly with left click in non compositing mode, and do not show the preview window in that case
* send tasks progress information to latte indicators
* latte indicators can offset their icons if they want
* latte indicators can provide different length padding values for applets compared to tasks
* autostart Latte earlier in order to catch up with windows global menu activation. You need to reactivate it in order to work.
* forced solidness for panels has higher priority compared to panel backgrounds in isBusy state
* disable panel shadow if the user has enabled the corresponding option
* do not draw the panel background outline if the plasma default behavior was chosen for popups
* do not draw progress badge if user has disabled it
* support struts with thickness < 24px.
* fixes for Clang

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

the crash you sent there is a chance that has been fixed in our branch of v0.6 at github...

you can always report it at: https://github.com/psifidotos/Latte-Dock/issues
and guide you from there how to try the new commits and check if this is fixed...

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Condoulo

2 years ago

So, I love the work that has been put into this thus far, but after playing with it a bit I'm going to give my feedback:

1. Is there a way to maximize the panel without using justified mode or spacers?
Bit of an example here. I use the Active Window Control plasmoid to allow me to doubleclick on any empty space on my top panel between the global menu and the system tray. I use the "Fill Width" setting in AWC to achieve that. I could use a fixed with, but then it creates an issue where applications with a lot of menus cause the applets in my Latte panel to shrink, or if it's an application with no menu or a small menu exported, I think have empty space where I can't click.

2. A feature request. Can there be more finite control over the size of the plasmoids/dock size? When I'm trying to set my top panel for the global menu, 24px just seems too small and 32px too big.

3. This is a huge praise. Latte Dock works amazingly well on multiple monitors. Any issues that I had with the stock Plasma panel autohiding/not going under a window correctly on a panel adjacent to another display doesn't exist in Latte Dock.

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

We found a solution for (1) and it is already added in our master branch...
it will land in 0.7 version...
all applets that have set fillWidth or fillHeight are respected and fill the remaining space... the calculations take into account the multiple use of them of course.. I tested it with three different active window plasmoids placed around and it worked really good...

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

1. the only way to maximize the panel is with Justified mode. I use a similar layout with yours, if you want to disable the automatic shrinking you can got at Setting->Tweaks->(uncheck) Shrink applets when it is needed. In that way I am also using the Active Window applet with fixed width with no issues...

2. the size of the panel must be a division of 8 this is why 16,24,32,40,48 it is a smart way to support this way icon sizes that do not blur the icons in normal mode. The global menu layout of Active Window for 24 px. and 32px. I dont like it either but I think this could be also a feature request for its developer. I think that if Latte is used more and more the plasmoid developers will notice their plasmoids behavior and make look and behave more properly... On the other hand if plasmoid developers want something from our side that improves the experience, of course and we are open for suggestions, ideas etc....

3. Thank you very much for this... :) we designed multi-screen support from the ground up and put a lot of love and care in it... :) there is only once small bug in 0.6.0, filter tasks by screen is not working correctly between different screens... of course this has been fixed already and it will land with upcoming 0.6.1 version

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Condoulo

2 years ago

1. I unchecked that box, and am still running into the issue where fixed width mode doesn't work. =/ It's still confined to just the application icon rather than filling the entire empty length of the panel.

2. Understood, but disappointing. Especially since things like finite control is why I use Plasma. :D

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

1. the only way I managed to reproduce what you are describing in by having enabled for Active Window plasmoid the "Fill Width" option... this option must unchecked in order for fixed width of Active Window to work correctly...

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Condoulo

2 years ago

But I don't want to have it be fixed width as it screws with other Plasmoids that might be dynamic in size, like the standard global menu Plasmoid, especially when I have applications open with a lot of menus such as Krita or Kdenlive. So I use the "Fill Width" option to have the AWC Plasmoid be dynamic too.

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

Sorry no alternative solution for fiilWidth yet... feel free to open a feature request at our github page or provide patches...

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

For more help in order to achieve what you want, open an issue at:https://github.com/psifidotos/Latte-Dock/issues/

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kooteh

2 years ago

Hi. I use Add Widgests -> Download etc. And it says the widget is installed. But I cannot find it in the widget explorer. What am I doing wrong?

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

It isnt installed that way... what distro are you using?

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simonizor

2 years ago

TBH, it's not so nice to have things be listed on the KDE store that can't be installed through KDE's native "Get New X" application...

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

Flatpack and Snap will fix this situation in the future... but the future is not today...

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83A57

2 years ago

I really want this to work for me, I am running Manjaro KDE and I am able to install and add it as a widget or run it as an application but what I cant get and I have tried in another computer I have with the same Distro is to get the Appearance menu to populate, any help??

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rahulprabhakar

2 years ago

Install from AUR . There are 2 packages. One of them is git version (which i use on manjaro KDE)

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83A57

2 years ago

I am just not having luck with the appereance menu.

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

any screenshot?

what is happening if you run the command latte-dock?

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83A57

2 years ago

As you can see in the pic in the link the screen is blank with no options. And this holds true regardless of how I run it, install it or what ISO or system I install it.
http://beastie.x10.mx/pics/screenshot.png

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

this is the Latte plasmoid and not the Latte app...

go to terminal and run latte-dock, what is happening?
error messages?
nothing happens?

but from the screenshot I think that Latte is not installed correctly...

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83A57

2 years ago

Ok, I removed latte-dock alltogether from mi system, I went into AUR and installed the 0.6.0 and I ran from terminal and I have the menu I used to have!!!!! It seems to be working. I will say I was runing from terminal versions 0.5.8 and 0.5.9. Thank y-all so much for the assist!

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

You can install latte from AUR, and afterwards run latte-dock, right click anywhere in the dock and choose Latte Settings

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83A57

2 years ago

Thank you for replying, I did install it from AUR, also I installed it from the +Widgets area and it does install and I can indeed go into the Prefrences, that is not the issue here, no matter what version I install or from where I install it I do not get the Appearance menu, I even did a clean install just to rule it out, I have no control of the zoom or profile or what the dock does (visible, intelihide, etc) Now, a couple of versions back I know latte-dock did have that menu, it was just tricky to get at. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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rahulprabhakar

2 years ago

How can i add kde application menu widget and system tray widget to latte dock. I can see clock available as default but can't figure out how to add other installed widgets.
Also how to add other application launchers to this dock. I tried drag and drop which does not work and no option to add other application launchers even if i right click

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

the video of the release: https://psifidotos.blogspot.nl/2017/04/latte-dock-v06-fresh-air.html

demonstrates also adding applets and launchers...

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Psifidotos

2 years ago

drag n' drop from official plasma widgets explorer...

the dock needs to be built and installed... afterwards it runs with just executing 'latte-dock'.... Depending on your distro it may a package for 0.6 is already provided by it... Arch has already included 0.6 version and for openSUSE is just a matter of hours...

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Version 0.9.2 15 days ago

* do not hide contents/icons when qtquick software rendering is used
* reverse scrolling direction for desktops and activities through empty areas
* after dragging active windows send a leave event and restore this way applets in normal state
* close multiple windows from previews when using middle-click
* activate single windows directly with left click in non compositing mode, and do not show the preview window in that case
* send tasks progress information to latte indicators
* latte indicators can offset their icons if they want
* latte indicators can provide different length padding values for applets compared to tasks
* autostart Latte earlier in order to catch up with windows global menu activation. You need to reactivate it in order to work.
* forced solidness for panels has higher priority compared to panel backgrounds in isBusy state
* disable panel shadow if the user has enabled the corresponding option
* do not draw the panel background outline if the plasma default behavior was chosen for popups
* do not draw progress badge if user has disabled it
* support struts with thickness < 24px.
* fixes for Clang

Version 0.9.1 1 month ago

* improve: when preview windows left click action is used then for single windows is just activating them without triggering the preview window
* improve: consider the case when a horizontal and a vertical Latte dock/panel are touching each other and the vertical one is isBusy desktop background case, in such case the horizontal view is also changing to isBusy state
* fix: blurred icons for items size that should not be blurred e.g. 48px and >=64px
* fix: geometries calculation under !compositing environment
* fix: forward pressed/released event to applets even when parabolic effect is enabled. The issue was pretty obvious with lock/logout plasma applet
* fix: update progress badge properly
* fix: tasks icons pixelization when are dragged
* fix: wayland, show preview window for grouped tasks when clicked

Version 0.9.0 1 month ago

* Smart Coloring
--maximum contrast with desktop background when needed
--use active or touching window color scheme to paint dock/panel contents
--use reverse colors from plasma theme, meaning dark plasma themes can provide also whitish docks/panels
* Self-packaged Indicators that can be installed from kde store
* Live Editing Mode to inspect your settings changes immediately
* Flexible window layout for settings
* Shared Layouts under Multiple Layouts Environments
* Improve badges experience and layout
* Enhanced Active Window experience, drag/maximize/restore active window from empty areas
* Track "LastActiveWindow" at per screen/activity and inform applets
* Support scrolling for Latte Tasks plasmoid
* Independent multi-screen dynamic background and identify "busy" backgrounds
* Outline option for background
* plenty more fixes and improvements all over the place

Version 0.8.9 2 months ago

* fix: show notifications applet when in Latte (for plasma >= 5.16)

Version 0.8.8 5 months ago

* fix: multi-screen, unload properly explicit screen docks when its screen
is not available any more

update to v0.8.7 6 months ago

* fix: Show dock properly on first startup. New users where trying Latte but
it was reported that something broke during updates and on first startup
Latte was not appearing at all. Problem was tracked down and identified
when ~/.config/latte directory was not created properly. This is fixed now.

update to v0.8.6 7 months ago

* fix previews that broke after kde frameworks 5.55 update
* fix shortcuts behavior for applets when using "Multiple" layouts

update to v0.8.5 7 months ago

* FIX: important improvements for fillWidth(s)/Height(s) applets. Latte now
tries to use plasma panels as an example in order to provide very similar experience
with its Latte panels
* FIX: adjust Latte taskmanager in order to support new Plasma 5.15 Virtual Desktops interface
* improve: splitters positioning during startup for Justify alignment
* improve: --replace option in order to restart Latte properly for all systems
* fix: maximum length ruler behavior for Latte panels
* fix: create autostart folder when missing from user folder

update to v0.8.4 8 months ago

* FIX: restore mouse wheel action to activate your tasks that broke with v0.8.3
* FIX: support fillWidth(s)/Height(s) applets in Left/Center/Right alignments, add a plasma taskmanager to see what happens
* FIX: do not break applets order in Justify alignment when some of the applets in the layout are not found in the system
* fix: a crash that was related to grouped tasks
* fix: improve launchers synchronization between different docks/panels

update to v0.8.3 9 months ago

* FIX: support multi-screen plasmoids that use plasmoid.screenGeometry such as plasma pager, plasma taskmanagers etc. Latte did not update the plasmoid.screenGeometry value properly in previous versions
* FIX: do not crash when moving launchers that are being synced between multiple docks/panels
* FIX: make sure that launchers order between synced docks/panels is always the current one after the user has ended its dragging
* FIX: support fillWidth/Height plasmoids better (such as plasma taskmanagers), now such applets can be added for all alignments including Left/Center/Right
* FIX: do not show the warning message "Your layout file is broken" when the statement is not valid. This check validates that the containments and applets ids are unique in a layout file but the way this was implemented in the past it was returning false results in some cases

update to v0.8.2 10 months ago

* FIX: wrong placement of docks during startup for multi-screen environments
* FIX: show explicit docks automatically when their corresponding screen is added in a multi-screen environment
* fix: open files properly when dropping them on launchers
* fix: improve behavior according to Fitt's Law when shrinking panel margins
* fix: dont hide previews when hovering player buttons
* fix: update delete icons to plasma design
* fix: dont break BorderlessMaximized window default value

update to v0.8.1 1 year ago

second stable release for v0.8 branch

update to v0.8.0 1 year ago

third stable release of Latte

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Excellent!
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10 the best
product-maker hleroy Aug 23 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker one-liner Aug 20 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker stratosl Aug 07 2019 10 the best
Best. Dock. Evah.
product-maker linuxusr Jul 30 2019 10 the best
10 the best how to get same config as shown in video ..can anyone share config??
product-maker nicosariego Jul 30 2019 10 the best
I've always wanted the GNOME desktop style, with its top panel and its dock, in plasma but I've never had time to do it. This is the best way to have a dock in KDE, whatever you are looking for, it is amazing
product-maker visika Jul 29 2019 10 the best
10 the best
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product-maker grusta Jul 17 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker palacio Jul 14 2019 9 excellent
9 It's terrific! I find the zoom animation a bit janky, though. The icons vibrate as the mouse is moved along the dock. Would it also be possible to configure the curve that determines the icon zoom from their distance to the pointer? I'd like a more accentuated zoom around the pointer.
product-maker filipemosca Jul 13 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent Please add a "revelation of pressure" functionality !!! All that's missing is to be perfect.
product-maker wagner_william Jun 29 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker no1cares May 30 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker Luc484 May 11 2019 9 excellent
+
product-maker donbcilly May 10 2019 9 excellent
Very nice
product-maker phnx47 May 07 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker matter-of-course Apr 18 2019 9 excellent
+Hands down the best dock available right now for Linux. If development, features and polish continue, it might soon give MacOS' dock a run for its money!
product-maker xhydromovie Feb 18 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker gcjuan Feb 17 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker itsjustarumour2 Feb 15 2019 9 excellent
Thanks for all your hard work, Latte Dock just keeps on getting better and better! :-)
product-maker titanjr Feb 13 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker domryba Jan 12 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker Nim Jan 06 2019 9 excellent
+love it
product-maker azarilh Jan 03 2019 9 excellent
I love it! Q: Why my Latte is only v0.7.4 and there are no updates? I'm using official Kubuntu repos. Will it be updated with Kubuntu 19.04 or KDE Plasma 5.13?
product-maker aemstuz Dec 28 2018 3 bad
- Definitely needs more work. Placing more than one plasmoid into a dock is very annoying. You have to re-open configuration of the dock every time you want to do it. Another pain in the neck is that it does not respect already inserted panels and icon grid. Therefore, placing it near icons or panels produces mess in your desktop.
product-maker eugenebecker Dec 18 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker zakariakov Dec 16 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker digitalone Dec 06 2018 3 bad
- It's awful. Difficult to configure, I can't managed to add my preferred applications and remove the watch that I don't need.
product-maker br3w0r Nov 26 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker ASiddique Nov 11 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Archean Nov 06 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker xeorx Oct 29 2018 3 bad
doesn't work correctly, but the idea is pretty
product-maker folgui Sep 03 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Cybernix Jul 17 2018 9 excellent
+best dock. Thank you
product-maker migue Jul 15 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker NOMIC82 Jul 15 2018 9 excellent
+We love Latte Dock :)
product-maker Aetf Jun 29 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Shevchuk May 14 2018 9 excellent
product-maker bakano Apr 05 2018 9 excellent
Oh, it's your product... ha... GREAT WORK! Thank you :)
product-maker danielee0707 Oct 23 2017 9 excellent
product-maker malte-ketelsen Oct 15 2017 9 excellent
Best Dock ever, good work!
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product-maker vicko Aug 15 2017 9 excellent
Great update thanks
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