Parachute Original

Kwin Scripts

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

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Score 82.9%
Description:

Look at your windows and desktops from above.

Default shortcut changed from Ctrl+Alt+W to Ctrl+Meta+D.

To install the configuration dialog you must execute the following commands:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/kservices5
ln -s ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/Parachute/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/Parachute.desktop
Last changelog:

v0.7.0 1 month ago

- Config dialog to change some preferences (you have to press F5 with the script activated for the changes to take effect).
- Compatibility with Qt 5.12, as it is used by some LTS distributions.
- Some visual improvements.
- Several bugs fixed.

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mamantoha

19 hours ago

10 Hope someday this will be included in KDE

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bogdancovaciu

22 days ago

9 9 excellent

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Masque

1 month ago

9 Very useful! It would be awesome to have this included upstream.
Is there a way to assign it to a desktop corner, like the default present windows tool?

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tcorreabr

1 month ago

Thanks. Regarding desktop corners please read https://github.com/tcorreabr/Parachute/issues/9

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Masque

1 month ago

Thank you! I installed Toggle Parachute.

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Ryuke

1 month ago

9 I'm loving how this is looking so far.

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tcorreabr

1 month ago

Thanks!

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diVinae

2 months ago

10 10 the best

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tcorreabr

1 month ago

Thanks! Nice that you contributed to improve it.

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unspecifiedbanana

2 months ago

10 It's about time KDE got a decent overview :)
Keep up the good work! Parachute does exactly what I want and is near-perfect even though it's still only pre-release. I'm looking forward to no longer having to use CTRL+F8 and CTRL+F9 :)

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tcorreabr

2 months ago

Thanks! I don't know if Parachute can replace the effects that seem to be unbeatable in some ways, like the smoothness of the animations. But I am also satisfied with the results so far.

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tcorreabr

2 months ago

I think maybe it can become a good alternative on more powerful machines, capable of running animations smoothly even with many windows open.

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tcorreabr

2 months ago

@emvaized, I don't know why but I was unable to directly reply to your comment. Well, I don't know if it would be worth trying to implement this with some limitations imposed on KWin scripts.

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emvaized

2 months ago

@tcorreabr Sad to hear... Anyway, your script is very great! Thanks for your work.

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emvaized

2 months ago

Hi!
Seems like you took inspiration from Windows 10 task view :)
Looks very great! Could you please try to create something similar to Windows 10's snap assist?
E.g. show parachute when snapping windows to side, like on this picture: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/oXgG3ZfNlkyZLRTlV77vR6hynXYpLFq7UvOQh5k_5kl6q_e54iChlRaCYrKZrcUoM2-1QMlOrsKeDxhmu-IP3czugeyZgMKT-Zqky7M1m1Bbaet41jlGRymxPQ

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MichaelTunnell

2 months ago

10 This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!

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tcorreabr

2 months ago

Thanks man! I really appreciate it.

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mty42

2 months ago

Am I missing something? I added it in the KDE system setting, but pressing ctrl+alt+w doesn't do anything nor do I find a shortcut setting. I also tried to install it manually from github. What is it called in the shortcut settings?

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tcorreabr

2 months ago

Does it appear as enabled in the kwin script list? The name of the shortcut in global shortcuts is Parachute.

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vit-skalicky

3 months ago

9 9 excellent

I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.

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tcorreabr

3 months ago

Maybe we will see improvements like this in the future, but this is not a commitment. :)

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koma111

3 months ago

10 10 the best

I've been waiting for this!
I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months.
Kudos and keep up the development!
I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day!
If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid.
I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.

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tcorreabr

3 months ago

Thanks!
The plasmoid would be nice.
Would the symbolic icon be used in the KWin scripts window? I tried to use a custom icon there but was unsuccessful.

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koma111

3 months ago

I opened an issue on https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-presentwindows/ to include Parachute if it is installed. He responded with instructions on how to patch my copy of Present Windows Button to open Parachute instead of the standard Plasma Present Windows view. If he doesn't include it, I will make a fork that includes it. It isn't complicated.
Then maybe you could include it with the script, and also the hotcorner thingy, so people have a complete experience out of the box.

As for the icon appearing in KWin scripts window, try changing the Icon=... row in metadata.desktop to your custom icon.
Btw the symbolic version is just the red rectangles being white and the yellowish ones being transparent with white borders.

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tcorreabr

3 months ago

The problem with the icon is that I have to use its absolute full path in Icon =... row. And using ~ as a shortcut to the home folder doesn't work either.

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v0.7.0 1 month ago

- Config dialog to change some preferences (you have to press F5 with the script activated for the changes to take effect).
- Compatibility with Qt 5.12, as it is used by some LTS distributions.
- Some visual improvements.
- Several bugs fixed.

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product-maker mamantoha 19 hours ago 10 the best
Hope someday this will be included in KDE
product-maker bogdancovaciu Jun 18 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker Masque May 22 2020 9 excellent
Very useful! It would be awesome to have this included upstream. Is there a way to assign it to a desktop corner, like the default present windows tool?
product-maker Ryuke May 11 2020 9 excellent
I'm loving how this is looking so far.
product-maker diVinae Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker unspecifiedbanana Apr 14 2020 10 the best
It's about time KDE got a decent overview :) Keep up the good work! Parachute does exactly what I want and is near-perfect even though it's still only pre-release. I'm looking forward to no longer having to use CTRL+F8 and CTRL+F9 :)
product-maker MichaelTunnell Apr 14 2020 10 the best
This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!
product-maker vit-skalicky Apr 09 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.
product-maker koma111 Apr 05 2020 10 the best
10 the best I've been waiting for this! I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months. Kudos and keep up the development! I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day! If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid. I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.
product-maker herrbatka Mar 26 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
Masque
May 22 2020
elvisvinicius
May 13 2020
diVinae
Apr 17 2020
unspecifiedbanana
Apr 14 2020
koma111
Apr 05 2020
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0.7.0
updated May 21 2020
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