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Smooth Tasks

   wip-2010-11-06  

Plasmoid Binary

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Smooth Tasks
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Link:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  20090
Submitted:  Mar 24 2009
Updated:  Nov 6 2010

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.




Changelog:

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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Source(smooth-tasks-src-wip-2010-11-06.tar.bz2)
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 A little patch of Keep Expad

 
 by realturner on: Apr 8 2010
 
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hello, I've made up two more options for keep expand: unminimized, unminimized & current desktop. They do better cooperation with plasma themes that can't tell if a task is minimized(like naked theme).
patch is here: http://www.mediafire.com/?wzyxgyhfarx


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 Arch Linux+KDEmod

 
 by KDesk on: Apr 9 2010
 
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Hi, could you add the information to install Smooth Tasks in Arch Linux?

Add repository: kdemod-extragear
Install package: kdemod-extragear-taskhandlers-smoothtasks

More info for repos here: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDEmod


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 Vertical panel

 
 by koko2k on: Apr 13 2010
 
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Am I missing something or it is impossible to show text in horizontal when smooth tasks is inside a vertical panel?
Reading task names is very difficoult that way.
If i am right, could you please consider to add a way to display text in the "common way"?

Thanks!


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 Version for KDE SC 4.4?

 
 by Poseidon88 on: Apr 27 2010
 
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Hello, I'm currently using Kubuntu 9.10 with KDE SC 4.4 - my problem is that I only find sources for KDE 4.3. The kubuntu package crashes my plasma-desktop when I use it.

May you give information whether and when you'll support KDE SC 4.4 (and Kubuntu 10.04 when it'll be released) ?

kind regards


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 Re: Version for KDE SC 4.4?

 
 by gulp21 on: Apr 28 2010
 
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smooth-tasks-src-wip-2010-02-27.tar.bz2 works for me.


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 Pin Icons

 
 by NetCutter on: May 3 2010
 
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How about adding a feature for pinning icons on this plasmoid?


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 Re: Pin Icons

 
 by DreadKnight on: May 6 2010
 
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 Re: Re: Pin Icons

 
 by elysion on: Oct 4 2010
 
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+2

Really love the pinning feature in w7.


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 Re: Re: Re: Pin Icons

 
 by drsjlazar on: Oct 9 2010
 
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+3


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 Great work

 
 by stefanklumpp on: May 18 2010
 
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Awesome! I love this one. Please keep up the great work and the Kubuntu packages.


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