Next wallpaper

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Depends on KDE 4.2 or later

Simple applet that changes the current wallpaper (when in slideshow mode) on command.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.2.2
* Tooltips
* Use the global shortcut

0.2.1
* Fix build on 4.2.0+
* Can I have stable api and build system for Plasma please?

0.2
* Removed configuration interface
* It now just works!

0.1
* Initial release

pyrforos

3 years ago

ok pleeease tell me how to install this because obviously im doing something wrong here ...

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DangerPete

8 years ago

Really love this plasmoid thanks However, it unfortunately doesn't seem to work when plasma is configured to have a different activity per desktop.
I have one desktop set up with a slideshow and the other just a single image. with the plasmoid on the desktop for the slideshow desktop clicking it does nothing.

Look forward to future releases

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janet

8 years ago

How about a more meaningful icon that shows a changing wallpaper?

Something like this maybe:
http://imagebin.ca/view/LKKU7lwX.html

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dpalacio

8 years ago

I don't think so. But let's see what Plasma/Qt brings for 4.4. Hopefully, better layouts.

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janet

8 years ago

Can you please add a tooltip? All other starter and widgets in the panel have a tooltip just yours is "silent".

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dpalacio

8 years ago

Text: "Next wallpaper"
Subtext: "Shows the next wallpaper in slideshow mode"

Suggestions?

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jithin1987

9 years ago

Hi,
I have edited the source files to make it use keyboard shortcuts.

Link to patch http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jy2mm1jnqqn

Its created against the source files downloaded from here.

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dpalacio

8 years ago

Hi. Can you reupload it, or email it to me? Thanks :)

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dpalacio

8 years ago

Nevermind. I already implemented it. Will shortly upload with other improvements :)

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jithin1987

9 years ago

I tried to set the keyboard short cut for this applet. I installed it from kubuntu jaunty repository. But the shortcut is not working. It will be good if can control it via a keyboard short cut so that I do not have to click.

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srog

9 years ago

This is a nice plasmoid - Thank You !


"when in slideshow mode"

Here with the Kubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (alpha-1) it seems to work even when wallpaper is in the image mode.

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dpalacio

9 years ago

Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is a known issue. Image and Slideshow use the same plugin and I have not yet found a way to tell which is the used one. I should note this on the description.

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janet

8 years ago

That's great! Now I can use your widget to change my wallpaper via a servicemenu and just have to click your widget afterwards to see the new wallpaper (without the need to have a slideshow)! Thanks!

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dpalacio

8 years ago

On KDE 4.4 you will be able to simply drop the wallpaper to the desktop.

But, what exactly does your servicemenu do anyway? :)

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janet

8 years ago

> But, what exactly does your servicemenu do anyway? :)

With a dirty trick of some file copying and a fixed name for the wallpaper I am now able to change the wallpaper via a picture's context menu in dolphin (and the picture for the splash and kdm). The new wallpaper just isn't shown until I relogin (or open the wallpaper configuration dialog and confirming it without changing something).

Now after choosing the new wallpaper in dolphin I just need to click on your widget to immediately see the new wallpaper on the desktop without the need to relogin or open the wallpaper configuration dialog.

I don't think it's a solution "for the masses". The servicemenu and a german explanation is here:
http://forum.kubuntu-de.org/index.php?topic=12421.msg88013#msg88013

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janet

8 years ago

It's really really really great that it also works when not in slideshow mode!!! Thanks a lot!!

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8 years ago

0.2.2
* Tooltips
* Use the global shortcut

0.2.1
* Fix build on 4.2.0+
* Can I have stable api and build system for Plasma please?

0.2
* Removed configuration interface
* It now just works!

0.1
* Initial release

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