Digital Clock BeClock style

Plasma 5 Clocks beclock clocks plasma plasmoid time

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/thevladsoft/BeClock-plasmoid

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Description:

This is a (hacky) fork of KDE's digital clock, so it looks like the old BeClock kwin effect (https://store.kde.org/content/show.php/BeClock?content=117542).

It also have a "flash" effect every hour (when the clock clicks XX:00).

You can:
Modify the ring's colors
Disable/Enable the flash
Add a background image of your distro (or any image you want, even remote images).

I want to make it more configurable, so if you have any suggestion for making it more appealing, please tell me (it will depend of my abilities as programmer :) )

Note: if when adding the date the text doesn't appear vertically centered, resize it a little until you like their positions.


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Last changelog:

3.0+BE-2.2 4 days ago

Now choosing "transparent" as text color will make disappear correctly.

beskepticalofurself

8 days ago

+Hey. Thanks for this addon! If you don't have anything better to do, I have some non-vital suggestions:
1. Make it so that if I set both (number's) text color and text shadow to transparent, then I can only see the clock-circles.
2. Make the gap between timezone and clock be adjustable (size in pixels).
3. Make the thickness of (each of) the circles be adjustable (size in pixels).
4. Make the gaps between the circles themselves be adjustable (size in pixels).
5. Make the central unused space be adjustable (size in pixels).
6. Unimportant: Ideally there could maybe be a color-choosing popup or dialog. Ideally KDE would have something built-in for this. Similar to this maybe: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=color+picker+krita&t=canonical&iax=images&ia=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.kde.org%2Fimages.community%2F0%2F0e%2FColor_selector_mockup.png

I have a few more ideas, but those are even more niche aesthetic preferences.

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beskepticalofurself

8 days ago

I cant delete or edit the comment. The link broke it.
I could paste it here again, but you can also read it if you:
* use Firefox's Reader view (Ctrl+Alt+R)
* read the source code of this website
* zoom out with CTRL+zoom

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thevladsoft

8 days ago

1, 3 and 4 are doable (not hard but give a week or two)

2 and 5 are a little hard mostly because this is a (messy) fork from the original Digital Clock, and I'm not sure what to change to do this properly (entirely my limitation). So no promises.

Though, if I understand 5 correctly, I think it could be solved by 3 and 4?

6 there is a color choosing dialog. Just click on "main color" or any of the others, and it will show. Maybe I should make it so the dialog appears when you lick in the text box too?

Greetings.

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beskepticalofurself

8 days ago

6. Cool! I like the option to type in words as well though. One idea is to maybe add a tiny color-picker icon on the button "main color" (in addition to the text) to indicate that it is a button.
Number 5 is very similar to number 4, except it isnt between hours and minutes or minutes and seconds but between hours only. I guess you could maybe implement ideas 3, 4 and 5 entirely by having two adjustable numbers for each of them: starting radius and ending radius. E.g. right now they might be 35-38 40-43 45-48 (I'm excluding shadows right now for simplicity of the explanation). So by setting the inner boundary (or inner radius) of hours, I'm effectively adjusting the size of the central empty area.

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aram

6 months ago

can you fix this so it works with latte dock as well? it does not zoom in/out well and does not fit actually in the dock, thanks

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thevladsoft

5 months ago

I don't see how it will any useful in a panel, as the idea was to have a Beclock on your desktop. To make it work in the panel I think there should be a whole rethink of the look of the clock.

Any ideas of how it should look in the panel?

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

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rodrigoesborges

8 months ago

Great work, thanks! Any way to have a ring for seconds (independent from the option to show seconds in text), and to make the text shadow transparent or remove it?

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thevladsoft

8 months ago

Wont be hard. But be advised a ring for seconds could be a little more hard on the CPU, as it wil animate almost constantly.

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rodrigoesborges

8 months ago

Nice! I think that wouldn't be a problem in my case!

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rodrigoesborges

7 months ago

Thank you for the new version!

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reoy

8 months ago

Hermoso sin duda, me fascina :D

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thevladsoft

8 months ago

Gracias, me alegro que te guste.

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killerjn

10 months ago

you can put a logo of the distro that you use would look great

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thevladsoft

10 months ago

great idea. Wont be hard to do. thanks.

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3.0+BE-2.2 4 days ago

Now choosing "transparent" as text color will make disappear correctly.

3.0+BE-2.1 7 months ago

Added an optional ring for the seconds.

You can change text and shadow colors. Remember you can use "transparent" as the color.

3.0+BE-2.0 9 months ago

You can add a background image. There are included images for many distros: Arch, Debian, Fedora, Kde, Kubuntu, Neon, Suse and Ubuntu and you can use your own images, even remote images.

product-maker beskepticalofurself Feb 08 2019

+Hey. Thanks for this addon! If you don't have anything better to do, I have some non-vital suggestions: 1. Make it so that if I set both (number's) text color and text shadow to transparent, then I can only see the clock-circles. 2. Make the gap between timezone and clock be adjustable (size in pixels). 3. Make the thickness of (each of) the circles be adjustable (size in pixels). 4. Make the gaps between the circles themselves be adjustable (size in pixels). 5. Make the central unused space be adjustable (size in pixels). 6. Unimportant: Ideally there could maybe be a color-choosing popup or dialog. Ideally KDE would have something built-in for this. Similar to this maybe: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=color+picker+krita&t=canonical&iax=images&ia=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.kde.org%2Fimages.community%2F0%2F0e%2FColor_selector_mockup.png I have a few more ideas, but those are even more niche aesthetic preferences.

product-maker aram Aug 16 2018

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product-maker KAMiKAZOW Jun 25 2018

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product-maker AlexKol Jun 14 2018

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updated Feb 12 2019
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