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TextLaunch

   0.3.3  

Plasmoid Script

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TextLaunch
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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  409
Submitted:  Sep 11 2009
Updated:  Mar 13 2011

Description:

This plasmoid for KDE 4.3 or later is something like a quicklaunch, but instead of icons you get text buttons. You can assign any command or string of commands to the button as well as a tool tip.

Why text?

Someone may well ask, "Why text buttons when we have pretty icons?". Text has a few of advantages:
- Text is simple, descriptive, and to the point. I use a lot of custom-built or in-house apps at work, so I hate having to remember which tiny blob of pixels on my panel launches which program. So much easier just to have the words right there.
- Text buttons are short and wide; icons are always square in KDE (even if they're not supposed to be!). Shrink your panel down on a small, wide screen (like a netbook) and you will have a hard time clicking a little square icon. But a nice wide text button is easy to click.
- If you're arsty about your desktop, some icons don't go well with some backgrounds/themes/styles. Text is like blue jeans or ketchup: it isn't spectacular but it goes with everything!

KNOWN ISSUES:

- None presently; older issues have been fixed or disappeared with recent versions of KDE.

TODO:
- I'd like to make the font/colors/size customizable, but after conferring with plasma-devel there seem to be some limitations of libplasma in the way. Maybe there's a way around this.
- Maybe drag&drop support for .desktop files, we'll see.
- Maybe add Dock-like functionality (where a launcher only launches one instance of the program, switching to the open instance if there is one) would be a nice option for launchers.
- Other appearance tweaks?

If you want to contribute, get the code on github:

https://github.com/alandmoore/textlaunch-plasmoid




Changelog:

* Version 0.3.3 by vkos (Sep 5, 2010)
- Layout fix in configuration form
* Version 0.3.2 (Feb 19, 2010)
- Fixed a small bug that broke fixed widths after KDE 4.4 upgrade. Let me know if it breaks 4.3 or other.
* Version 0.3.1 (Oct 17, 2009)
- Removed margin around the buttons so they take up less vertical space.
* Version 0.3 (Sep 28, 2009)
- Now uses Plasma Tooltips
- Can set background style to default or translucent (only seems to have an effect when used off-panel)

* Version 0.2.1 (Sep 16, 2009)
- Fixed a small bug that caused icons to display instead of text under certain conditions.

* Version 0.2 (Sep 13, 2009)
- Selection follows your item when moving buttons in the launcher config.
- Launchers can be added without comment (tooltip) text.
- You'll get a warning (and no button will be added) if you don't enter a command or button text for an item.
- NEW FEATURE: You can make the layout horizontal (default) or vertical (ideal for sidebar use)
- NEW FEATURE: You can set the buttons to a fixed width (good for vertical use)

* Version 0.1 (Sep 10, 2009)
- Initial release




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 Nice Idea

 
 by thehayro on: Sep 11 2009
 
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Hey man!

Really Nice idea. I havent tried it yet, because i dont have internet on my computer, but when i will, i`ll definetely write you a comment that has much more content than this one :)

greetz


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 Re: Nice Idea

 
 by thehayro on: Sep 26 2009
 
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Hey there!

As i promised, i'll write back. This time i tried your textLaunch applet. Its a really cool idea. I wanted to place it to a upper panel. Since i dont want to have this panel too big, i made it a little smaller. But the Buttons of TextLaunch arent getting smaller. So it would be cool, when the buttons are (in that case) flexible.

Another suggestion: you can pre-config this launcher by reading the kickoff-favorites.

greetz


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 Re: Re: Nice Idea

 
 by admoore on: Sep 28 2009
 
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I'll look into the kickoff-favorites thing.

The problem with button size is that, as I found after starting this plasmoid, the appearance of plasma styled widgets is not so easy to manipulate.


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 Great

 
 by Emerich45 on: Sep 11 2009
 
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Hello

Great idea!!

But, when i add any buttons, i saw only your basic buttons. /I tried resize/


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 Re: Great

 
 by admoore on: Sep 13 2009
 
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Currently there is a bug that requires you to fill in all three fields (including tooltip) or it won't add the button. I will fix this in the next release.


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 yup

 
 by DanaKil on: Sep 13 2009
 
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I was waiting for something like that ! thanks :)


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 Idea

 
 by Emerich45 on: Sep 27 2009
 
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Please, add to this appearance menu:
self.setBackgroundHints(Plasma.Applet.TranslucentBackground)

Translucent Background

Please, use Plasma ToolTipManager.

THX!


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 Re: Idea

 
 by admoore on: Sep 28 2009
 
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I'll look into it.


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 Re: Re: Idea

 
 by admoore on: Sep 28 2009
 
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Both will be in 0.3; thanks for the suggestions.


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 Re:

 
 by Emerich45 on: Sep 29 2009
 
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Iam THX your work!


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 Good

 
 by koko2k on: Mar 30 2010
 
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Great, i'm using it.
But i would like it more if i could add a "tiny blob of pixels" (read, an icon) to left or right of the text.


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 Re: Good

 
 by admoore on: Mar 31 2010
 
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I don't know if it can be done with plasma toolbuttons (which is what I'm using for the buttons). They seem to be either icons or text, but not both.

Note also that adding this feature would break everyone's prior configurations, as I discovered when I added icon capabilities to KliqTune. It has to do with the way the launchers are stored.

If I find a way to actually do it, I'll consider it.


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 Re: Re: Good

 
 by koko2k on: Mar 31 2010
 
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Understood, but thanks anyway for considering it.


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 environment problems?

 
 by koko2k on: Apr 13 2010
 
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I think some enviroment variables get lost.
For example chromium starts in english, when my locale are set to italian.
Also it starts with an ugly gtk style, while i configured another one.


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 Re: environment problems?

 
 by admoore on: Apr 13 2010
 
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My tests confirm that some environment variables are not set in whatever environment the plasmoid runs in. I don't know why, but if I get some time I'll look into it.

In the meantime, you can set important variables in the command itself as a workaround, eg.

LANG=it_IT.UTF-8 chromium


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