Network Monitor
Plasma 5 Widgets
Score 71%
Description:

Plasmoid for plasma panel. Monitors network speed of currently active connections.

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
Last changelog:

1 year ago

1.7.2
- position & sizing & history graph fixes
- fix for hiDPI fonts

1.7.1
- theming & number size fixes
- 3-digit speeds
- one-line layout is more compact & can show only download/upload
- speed can be shown in bits

1.7.0
- NetworkManager is no longer needed for tracking connected network devices
- one-line layout option added

1.6.0
- DD-WRT vlan monitoring by stefanbesler from github
- new widget icon by varlesh from github
- grid layout fix for vertical panel

1.5.0
- automatic grid layout with configurable size coefficient (with multiple showed devices)
- history graph recalculating delay fixed
- code cleanups

1.4.1
- connection icon fix

1.4
- bigger text option
- code optimizations
- repaired resizing on desktop

1.3.2
- fixed compatibility with KF 5.12

1.3.1
- better handling no-connection state
- minor fixes

1.3
- white-list/black-list filtering

1.2
- history graphs added

1.1.1
- configurable icon blur radius

1.1
- added update interval settings
- added a few visual settings

1.0
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roctheme

1 year ago

New version crashes (plasma crash) if speed digits become double-digit.

reproducible every time.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

You mean every time upload or download speed becomes e.g. "12K" (2-digit text with suffix) it crashes? What settings do you use with this applet? I cannot reproduce it.

How did you install this applet? By AUR or by "Download New Plasma Widgets"?

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roctheme

1 year ago

Sorry, I think it was my error.
In the moment, I cannot use the pc, where your plasmoid is crashing. But on 2 other PC now it works after updating excellent.

First installation works via Gui, but updating not.
I upgrade all installed plasma 5 plasmoids in this way, because the way via the gui doesn't work actually in Kubuntu 15.10:

I download your zip-file, I overwrite older files via "compare by content" with Krusader for these directories:

~/.local/share/kservices5 only desktop-file
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.networkMonitor

But now I have seen, that one file was older in the zip-file, because the recently installation via Gui change the file date of your files during installation.

So I have forgot to overwrite the file, which was older in the zip-file.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

I see. I'm glad you sorted that out. I've already heard about the non-ability to update already installed plasmoid. Unfortunately I didn't figure out if this is my fault (proper naming of plasmoid when uploading to kde-apps) or the KDE update utility fault.

I try to investigate further and repair my widget or place a bug in kde bugzilla.

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roctheme

1 year ago

No, it is your fault, it must be a bug in plasma 5, because I had have problems with the plasma desktop plasmoids after the upgrade to 15.10 on one pc.

On this pc I had have to remove all plasmoids (via deleting all files).

After reinstallation via gui, the gui listed the newly installed plasmoids in the menu "installed". But after a restart, no installed plasmoid was listed in the gui menu "installed" anymore.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

I've just tested this use-case and had the same results - no entries in installed section. So I created a bug report for that:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355011

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davepb12

1 year ago

The widget is looking great. Very usable.
Would it be easy to add an option to change the speed between bits/sec and bytes/sec?

Many Thanks.

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clearmartin

1 year ago

Sure, should be easy. Next release :)

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davepb12

1 year ago

Thank you :)

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domryba

2 years ago

Thank You for making this applet NetworkManager independent. Now I can finally use it. ;)

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clearmartin

2 years ago

I'm glad it is useful :)

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ibrahimMohammad

2 years ago

I think if there are an option to make upload and download speed in one line that will make font bigger with better look.

like this extensions
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/104/netspeed/

greet work, thank you.

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Good idea, thanks for feedback and reference to the gnome extension. I'll add an option to show the speeds bigger and in one line :-)

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ibrahimMohammad

1 year ago

Thank you for the one line option i tried it and i really like it so i came with some suggestions : )

I think the distance between upload and download is large http://s10.postimg.org/bawrbxv0p/sc4.png so i suggest either give the user the option to set this distance himself or you set it to be good for just 3 digits.

I suggest to make an option to show only upload or download speed.

Thanks again : )

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clearmartin

1 year ago

Your suggestions are good, I'll go for 3-digit distance and only upload / download option. Next release :)

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ibrahimMohammad

1 year ago

Thank you for the new version i like it.

What about making the distance between upload and download automatically increase/decrease according to digits required for upload speed? i mean when upload speed is 1-digit number then distance decrease to be good for only one digit and if upload speed rises to 2-digits number the distance rises too and so on.

I think it will not be easy but it is a nice feature. at the end i am very happy with the new version thanks : )

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clearmartin

1 year ago

Thanks for feedback! Personally I prefer the steady width and spot of upload and download part of widget.

I think it can be a bit disturbing when it is moving. I also think there wouldn't be any space gain since the whole plasmoid should maintain the same width when updating the speed numbers. Otherwise the rest of widgets would be sliding left and right with each speed number update.

But maybe I don't get your idea right.

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digitalone

2 years ago

Hi, can you optimize it for vertical panel?
It's unreadable to me.

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Hello! Is it too small? Have you tried increasing Wrapping coefficient in Appearance settings? The speed numbers can also be bigger if you uncheck "Show device names" in the same settings.

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digitalone

2 years ago

Sorry. I tought this was default network monitor.
But I download your new widget and it works good. Thanks.

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biglinux

2 years ago

The sources are barely readable with the current size, suggest that when choosing not display device name, the font size use the entire space of the taskbar.

For my personal use ActiveConnection.qml edited the file and decided, but believe it would be good for other users larger text.

An alternative suggestion would be to launch a light version of its plasmoid containing only the the supply full size and nothing else.

Example: http://imgur.com/4qHGOzl

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Hi! Thanks for suggestions. I try to think of a way to maximize the text size. But I'll need to extend the width of this widget so it can hold the big numbers. So far I kept the connections as squares...

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biglinux

2 years ago

The new version is very good, congratulations.

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clearmartin

2 years ago

Thanks!

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ChemBro

2 years ago

Hello. I'm trying to use this widget in Arch Linux 64bit, Plasma 5.3. I disabled "Show loopback" and am using "White-list" with the device "enp3s0" (which is my network card), though the plasmoid does not display anything than a red icon, which I guess is for: not working.

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1 year ago

1.7.2
- position & sizing & history graph fixes
- fix for hiDPI fonts

1.7.1
- theming & number size fixes
- 3-digit speeds
- one-line layout is more compact & can show only download/upload
- speed can be shown in bits

1.7.0
- NetworkManager is no longer needed for tracking connected network devices
- one-line layout option added

1.6.0
- DD-WRT vlan monitoring by stefanbesler from github
- new widget icon by varlesh from github
- grid layout fix for vertical panel

1.5.0
- automatic grid layout with configurable size coefficient (with multiple showed devices)
- history graph recalculating delay fixed
- code cleanups

1.4.1
- connection icon fix

1.4
- bigger text option
- code optimizations
- repaired resizing on desktop

1.3.2
- fixed compatibility with KF 5.12

1.3.1
- better handling no-connection state
- minor fixes

1.3
- white-list/black-list filtering

1.2
- history graphs added

1.1.1
- configurable icon blur radius

1.1
- added update interval settings
- added a few visual settings

1.0
Initial import

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