Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Widgets

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Description:

This is a fork of mbaszczewskis STasks plasmoid. For the original STasks code go there:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/STasks?content=99739

This taskbar replacement has window peeking similar to Windows 7 when you use the kwin 'highlight window' effect. Even if this effect is not used you can click the tooltip in order to activate the corresponding window.

About Launcher Support, Grouping and Sorting:
A feature often requested in the comments is support for launchers and a more comprehensive context menu. Because the information about which task items there are, their grouping, sorting and state (minimized, demands attention, is active, ...) and even their context menu is all provided by libtaskmanager, such feature requests should be directed to kdelibs. I wrote a wishlist entry in the kde bugtracker for these features: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207902 If you want this feature vote for this wish.

Update:
Launcher support exists in KDE 4.6. I will incorporate this feature once KDE 4.6 is available in Fedora (and I have time).


Update 2:
I pulled all changes made by flupp and jimi312, which amongst other things add launcher support. You can download the most recent source directly from the mercurial repository:
https://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/get/tip.tar.bz2

However, because I experienced some bugs with the launcher support (sometimes they are shown when the associated app is running and sometimes they are not shown when the associated app is not running) I did not make a new release yet. If I can find the bugs in a few hours tomorrow (2nd Apr 2011) or flupp/jimi312 fix them I will make a new release. I don't know how much time I have to work on Smooth Tasks. :/

Update 3:
The mentioned bugs concerning launchers seem also to be present with KDE's original taskbar, so I think the bug lies in libtaskmanager and not in Smooth Tasks.

Bugreports and Wishes:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/issues/

Packages:
Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora have official packages.

Fedora:
sudo yum install kde-plasma-smooth-tasks

And to get meaningful backtraces:
sudo debuginfo-install kde-plasma-smooth-tasks

Note: I didn't check the validity of any of these packages!

Poll: Which Layout should stay?
I have created a poll about which of the various layouts supported by Smooth Tasks should be kept and which I can drop:
http://twtpoll.com/dm5m96

Please participate in this poll so I know whether I have to bother with supporting all of the currently provided layouts. In case you do not use multiple rows please choose the first option. In this case most layouts should look the same anyway.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

wip 2010-11-06:
FIX: drop whole groups onto pager (removed workaround for KDE < 4.5 which could not handle groups at all)
FIX: when dragging a task only a tiny bit it's position was not reset
Maybe FIX: a very rare tooltip positioning bug (I have o wait if it reoccurs)

wip 2010-11-05 update 1:
FIX: fixed unwanted highlight behaviour change which reintroduces flickering :(

wip 2010-11-05:
FIX: tooltip appearance and background blur under KDE 4.5 (someone once sent me a patch for this but I cant find this message any more so I figured it out myself by looking at KDE sources)
FIX: less flickering for the kwin highlight effect

wip 2010-02-27:
FIX: less flickering for the window preview effect because I removed the kwin highlight effect bug workaround (that bug was obviously fixed in kde 4.4)
FIX: crash when right-click on startup item, thanks to anonymous

wip 2010-02-13 update 2:
FIX: hopefully fixed bug concerning missing taskbar entries

For the full list of changes see:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/src/tip/ChangeLog

warnec

9 years ago

I also prefer the glow from bottom like the original STasks.

Can't there simply be an option to decide whether the glow effect should read the mouse pointer position or not?

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edio

9 years ago

Recompiling is not hard, so I'll stand with my version of smooth tasks :)

P.S. Sorry for multi posting, That was something wrong with my connection/browser.

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edio

9 years ago

I think it would look much better if you change lights to not react on mousePos.y.

I've changed sources, and IMHO it looks better now. (Need to say I don't know C++ at all, but I hope I'll understand idea).
Lines 85-106 from Light.cpp

case AttentionAnimation:
x = drawRect.left() + width * 0.5;
y = drawRect.top() + height;
size = size * 2.0 *
(m_progress < 0.5 ? (m_progress * 0.5 + 0.5) : (1 - m_progress / 2));
break;
case NoAnimation:
if (isRotated) {
x = m_item->size().height() - mousePos.y();
y = mousePos.x();
}
else {
x = mousePos.x();
y = drawRect.top() + height;
}
// y = drawRect.top() + height * 1.10;
width *= 2.0;
height *= 2.0;
break;
default:
return;
}

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edio

9 years ago

I think it would look much better if you change lights to not react on mousePos.y.

I've changed sources, and IMHO it looks better now. (Need to say I don't know C++ at all, but I hope I'll understand idea).
Lines 85-106 from Light.cpp

case AttentionAnimation:
x = drawRect.left() + width * 0.5;
y = drawRect.top() + height;
size = size * 2.0 *
(m_progress < 0.5 ? (m_progress * 0.5 + 0.5) : (1 - m_progress / 2));
break;
case NoAnimation:
if (isRotated) {
x = m_item->size().height() - mousePos.y();
y = mousePos.x();
}
else {
x = mousePos.x();
y = drawRect.top() + height;
}
// y = drawRect.top() + height * 1.10;
width *= 2.0;
height *= 2.0;
break;
default:
return;
}

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adee

9 years ago

Yes, this looks much better than the original. Panzi, please use this......

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nerdykid

9 years ago

ahh my life is saved! this plasmoid is THE BEST EVER thanks so much!

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Data

9 years ago

ahh ok now it works. I installed the package:
kdebase-workspace-dev

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Data

9 years ago

I installed it from you repository...
Ok i donloaded the src code and I get a compiler error:

http://paste.ubuntuusers.de/397629/

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mindblowing

9 years ago

Crash plasma-desktop on logout!

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DmitryR

9 years ago

It works on openSUSE 11.2 + KDE4.4 from Factory repository. But its necessary to use Community repository from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.2_KDE4_Factory_Desktop

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mindblowing

9 years ago

KDE 4.4.0

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mindblowing

9 years ago

Version - 20091206-2.20
Arch - x86_64

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panzi

9 years ago

Have you recompiled Smooth Tasks for KDE 4.4? I will investigate this once KDE 4.4 is in Fedora 12 kde-testing.

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Nirgal

9 years ago

With Kubuntu 4.4 works very well.
MUst be recompiled if it is an updated from KDE 4.3

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mindblowing

9 years ago

Explore this crash please

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panzi

9 years ago

What crash? Did you forget the link to the stacktrace?

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Data

9 years ago

Hi Plasma-desktop crashes all the time after the KDE 4.4 update. I had to remove smooth tasks....

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Kenomann

9 years ago

I have the same problem. That makes me very sad.
I like smooth tasks very much.

Will there be a smooth tasks for KDE4.4???

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molecule-eye

9 years ago

Same problem as well. Plus I can't figure out how to remove it from the "add widgets" section.

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freemandigger

9 years ago

Run

sudo make uninstall

from build directory.

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molecule-eye

9 years ago

I don't know what the build directory is. I installed the widget via the graphical interface which taps into kde-look.org. It's all a mystery from there.

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freemandigger

9 years ago

I have the same problem.

#kde4-config --version
Qt: 4.6.1
KDE: 4.4.00 (KDE 4.4.0)
kde4-config: 1.0

Also many compilation warnings.

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panzi

9 years ago

Could you post the compilation warnings and the stacktrace of the crash somewhere and link it here?

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Kenomann

9 years ago

After starting Smooth Tasks:

Plasma-Arbeitsfläche wurde unerwartet beendet...

Details:
Ausführbare Datei: kdeinit4 PID: 2552 Signal: 11 (Segmentation fault)

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panzi

9 years ago

Well thats just the generic crash message. The stacktrace is in the second tab. But I guess the crash/stacktrace is the same as above? Some kind of strange double delete. I'd have to reproduce this once KDE 4.4 arrives in Fedora 12. Strange, I can't imagine how this could happen. Such things are not easy to debug (see the crash the original tasks applet had for a long time).

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8 years ago

wip 2010-11-06:
FIX: drop whole groups onto pager (removed workaround for KDE < 4.5 which could not handle groups at all)
FIX: when dragging a task only a tiny bit it's position was not reset
Maybe FIX: a very rare tooltip positioning bug (I have o wait if it reoccurs)

wip 2010-11-05 update 1:
FIX: fixed unwanted highlight behaviour change which reintroduces flickering :(

wip 2010-11-05:
FIX: tooltip appearance and background blur under KDE 4.5 (someone once sent me a patch for this but I cant find this message any more so I figured it out myself by looking at KDE sources)
FIX: less flickering for the kwin highlight effect

wip 2010-02-27:
FIX: less flickering for the window preview effect because I removed the kwin highlight effect bug workaround (that bug was obviously fixed in kde 4.4)
FIX: crash when right-click on startup item, thanks to anonymous

wip 2010-02-13 update 2:
FIX: hopefully fixed bug concerning missing taskbar entries

For the full list of changes see:
http://bitbucket.org/panzi/smooth-tasks/src/tip/ChangeLog

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