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Smooth Tasks


Plasmoid Binary

Score 94%
Smooth Tasks

Smooth Tasks

Smooth Tasks

Link:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  20600
Submitted:  Mar 24 2009
Updated:  Nov 6 2010


This is a fork of mbaszczewskis STasks plasmoid. For the original STasks code go there:

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.

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:

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:

Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora have official packages.

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:

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.


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:

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 Compile in Karmic

 by tomasito on: Nov 16 2009
Score 50%

For users to compile Smooth Tasks on Ubuntu you could add this instructions in the INSTALL file.

Install dependencies:

1. sudo aptitude install build-essential cmake gettext kdelibs5-dev kdebase-workspace-dev

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 phonon missing - solved

 by colokalle on: Nov 16 2009
Score 50%

64 bit Karmic
cmake wouldn't complete - phonon includes or libraries missing.

found this:

kalyan wrote on 2009-09-08: #7
Try reinstalling libqt4-phonon-dev, it worked for me.

Reinstalled libqt4-phonon-dev and libqt4-phonon

Problem solved.

Thank you for the outstanding plasmoid!

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 Best KDE-Improvement I know.

 by timorei on: Nov 16 2009
Score 50%

Just want you to know, panzi, this is something I install on all my boxes, on all boxes I set up for friends and even at work for them few, that use linux clients and kde.

Your work here - or what you have made of if - all the maintainance, all the code... You have actually created something that is absolutely GREAT for the user-interface.

Yeah yeah, not even a suckup. Just fact: "Smooth tasks makes the kde desktop a whole lot bettern than 'default'"

Big Thanks from me and all those buddies who use it by now.

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 Pardus Pisi-Package

 by onlinelli on: Nov 17 2009
Score 50%

You can find a Pardus-Linux Pisi-Package in the Pardusianer.de-Repository http://www.pardusianer.de

We are trying to keep it up-to-date.

Thanks for developing this Plasmoid!


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 Re: Pardus Pisi-Package

 by onlinelli on: Nov 17 2009
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Sorry, forgot the direct link to the package:


Cheers, Onlinelli

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 Won't install

 by citizen247 on: Nov 18 2009
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Hi, this looks great and I want to give it a try. I've managed to compile and install it without problems in openSuSE 11.2, but it doesn't appear in the add widgets dialog.

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 Re: Won't install

 by panzi on: Nov 20 2009
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Have you restarted the plasma desktop?

Enter this into a shell:
kquitapp plasma-desktop

Wait a few seconds and then:

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 Re: Re: Won't install

 by citizen247 on: Nov 20 2009
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Thanks for getting back to me. Yeah I've restarted plasma, I've also logged off and restarted the machine, still no joy.

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 Re: Re: Re: Won't install

 by citizen247 on: Nov 20 2009
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Ok, I think I must have screwed something up with the build, deleted all the files and started fresh from the archive, and now it works great. Thanks very much!

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 Text placement

 by gondsman on: Nov 20 2009
Score 50%

"FIX: text placement (more like the original taskbar does it)"

I officially love you now. :-)

Really, I can't think of how to make this plasmoid better, aside (pherhaps) making the expansion of the task dependent on the distance between the cursor and the icon (like the MacOS dock).

Well, anyway... great job!

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