Active Window Control

Plasma 5 Add-Ons

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control

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Description:

Plasmoid which just show active window title and icon. Also allows to close active window with cross icon (its location can be configured) and some other actions (like present-windows effect etc).

This plasmoid is particularly useful when using BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true setting (in ~/.config/kwinrc under [windows] section). This option can now be turned on/off directly from widget settings.

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
- qt5-graphicaleffects
- e.g. package for kubuntu users: libqt5qml-graphicaleffects

HOW TO INSTALL
- Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets
- find this applet and install through the first item with .plasmoid extension

AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/plasma5-applets-active-window-control-git/
Last changelog:

1.7.3 1 year ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

Salmando

2 years ago

Love this, working great with Plasma 5.9 on Kubuntu 17.04.

I would like to pitch a request. Currently, the application icon is doing nothing (at least on mine). I like it showing, but i would love to be able to use as a button for a custom action (in my case, i would like it to replace show my start menu), but it would also be nice if it could do other tasks.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

I think this is a job for another widget. The another widget would be some kind of recycled kickoff menu but with active window's icon (instead of the static one). And in this AWC widget you would then hide the icon.

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obedlink

2 years ago

Is it possible to add an option?
Adjust the width of the plasmoid to the name of the application / window title.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

Noted :). If I have time, I'll add it.

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Thanks for your positive words, guys, this is always nice to hear :).

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Danyelcrz

2 years ago

i love it!!

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yogeshm02

2 years ago

Thank you for this! This should be integral part of Plasma.

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jacobtey

2 years ago

Cool applet has become cooler with appmenu! Great work.

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vmorenomarin

2 years ago

I love this widget. How works the option of Global Menu? Is only for the button or is related with the Global Menu widget?

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ithemaster

2 years ago

This version no longer functions properly (1.6.0) (the window name is no longer appearing and i suspect the widget is to blame for some crashes) , though the github version does ( https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control ). What i did for a quick replacement was removing the widget from the panel, downloaded the github version, went to ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/(active window controls folder) and replaced the existing contents with the respective newly downloaded content. Finally i put back the widget in the panel and it works fine.

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MattMcHackit

2 years ago

I love think widget! :-) 99% perfect! Can I make a feature request, please? Might it be possible to add a setting so you can re-order the buttons? I'd rather have them in this order: Close - Minimize - Maximize/Restore.

Different users may order the buttons differently, so it could become confusing if the widget buttons do not match.

Thank you!

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Sorry guys it took so long to release a new version here.

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Maboroshy

2 years ago

The git version at https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control is working without issues.
Arch and Manjaro users can also install it from AUR.

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mobam

2 years ago

I can confirm, that the new version from github works on KDE 5.8.3 (KDE Neon). I just replaced it with the existing one via copy and paste.

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6treph

2 years ago

Thank you very much!!! It's work!
ps. He is locate /home/*user/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/

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Maboroshy

2 years ago

Looks like the org.kde.taskmanager tasksModel commands the widget use are not supported anymore. If someone knows what commands KDE 5.8 use instead of them fixing widget would not be hard.

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tomXx

2 years ago

I love this widget but since it's not working with Plasma 5.8 I'm eagerly waiting for an update ;-) Pleeeeeeeeease

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J_VM

2 years ago

I am in the same situtation...

I'd be happy to donate if it gets updated!! It is a wonderfull widget!!

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aitorpazos

2 years ago

Yet another enthusiast user of this widget who found it broken in Plasma 5.8 (OpenSUSE Tumbleweed). Keep your great work!

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ishovkun

2 years ago

Not working with Plasma 5.8 whatsoever

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vmorenomarin

2 years ago

I confirm the issue.

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MichaelTunnell

2 years ago

it kind of works in terms of the widget settings controlling stuff like border removal on maximized but the main purpose of the widget is pretty much entirely broken. The only thing it ever says is "Plasma Desktop" so it doesn't seem to recognize any applications.

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ishovkun

2 years ago

Thank you for the great widget! I'd would be perfect if you allow the control buttons to follow the active widow decoration theme. And again, I really appreciate the work you put in this plasmoid.

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J_VM

2 years ago

Thank you so much for this widget! I really like it, its very functional and you can save space in you monitor!
As other people have suggested, it would be a great idea to have the menubar implemented, and the "drag" for unmaximize support. Thank you so much, I hope you continue your work on this project.

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kishore96

3 years ago

Nice widget. Please add an option to close the window on middle click. I need this so the the behaviour of borderless maximised windows is consistent with the behaviour of non-maximised windows on my setup.
Another issue — is there any way I can make the close and maximise buttons appear immediately to the right of the window title (ie. without any gap between the text and the buttons)?

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1.7.3 1 year ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

1.7.2 1 year ago

Plasma 5.10 compatibility, multi-screen aware, aurorae window decoration support, various other fixes

1.7.1 2 years ago

- slight code refactoring (possibly fixed Kubuntu 16.10 compatibility)
- other global menu improvements (global menu is not available in kde.store version of this applet)

Version 1.6.0 2 years ago

- compatibility with Plasma 5.8
- pin to all desktops button
- popup settings and other minor fixes and improvements

3 years ago

1.5.9
- widget settings now allows to switch kwin option for showing/hiding titlebar for maximized windows

1.5.8
- dynamic width (regarding showing / hiding buttons) by Wuxiangdong from github

1.5.7
- text scaling option

1.5.6
- auto-fill width option
- automatic margin for no-window text
- wrapping & eliding text fix

1.5.5
- configurable "Plasma Desktop" text margin
- small fixes & cleanups

1.5.4
- fixed closing window even if control buttons are disabled

1.5.3
- basic context menu actions (close, minimise, maximise)
- configurable space between icon and window title
- button settings fixes

1.5.2
- breeze buttons (+ fixes)
- various additional button settings added (+ settings fixes)

1.4
- support for present-windows effect

1.3.3
- bugfix release
- settings more granular

1.3
- added maximize button
- additional appearance settings

1.2.2
- automatic window title row setting fixed

1.2.1
- word wrap fix

1.2
- configurable button size

1.1.1
- "No active window" changed to "Plasma Desktop" (thanks to sancio6 from github)
- small visual fix in settings

1.1
- customizable minimize button
- customizable maximize/minimize actions
- called by double-click/mouse wheel
- customizable width in horizontal panel
- AUR package

1.0
Initial import

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10 the best! I wanted a mac like global menu with all dates and system tray in top panel. This plasma widget's the most detailed and featureful even though some of its features are not being developed. The feature I like the most is it automatically disables titlebars only for maximized windows which saves precious real estate. The app menu was not working so i used global menu widget besides it. I wanted to use this widget primarily for closing, minimizing my windows and that feature is still working. Please keep this widget up-to-date
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-It crashes my entire Plasma Desktop depending on the configuration (for example when filling the hidden text on hover). I prefer Plasma Active Application (https://store.kde.org/p/1269296) that is faster, smoother and adapts itself in combination with Global Menu.
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