CleanTask - taskbar with config menu

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Description:

A taskbar implementation using superkaramba.

All features are now turned on and off via the menu and NOT the settings.py file. Settings will be remembered between sessions.

Alerts you to apps whose window title changes by flashing it's panel on the taskbar. If you have an app that you don't wish to have flashing you can add it to an ignore list in the python script.

There is a control to display & set the current DPMS status (the monitor's power saving settings). This is useful for apps like RealOne which don't seem to turn it of whilst playing a video.

Application launch buttons can be added by calling buttons.addButton() in settings.py, passing the icon & the program

Font settings & panel images are easily configurable through the settings.py script

Tested and works with superkaramba 0.26.
Last changelog:

17 years ago

0.6-3
*Reduced CPU overhead
0.6-2
*Added fading effect for the focussed task panel.
*Changed some features so they are on by default
0.6-1
*Bug fixes - panels change colour properly according what is set in settings.py
0.6
*All features can now be turned on and off by right clicking and going to the 'Configure theme'
*Added option to display the task's icon alongside the taskname
0.5
*Added app-launch buttons - see buttons.addButton in settings. Simply call this function with the app's icon and the app itself to add it to the taskbar.
0.4-1
*Now checks the DPMS status every 10 secs and updates the icon as appropriate
Added backgroundImage setting
0.4
*Added a DPMS control/status panel
0.3
*Moved config options to settings.py
*Added ability to change font styles & colours of focussed and unfocussed tasks and the clock
0.2
*Fixed the last window not disappearing ;)
0.1
*Fixed behaviour of focussing windows.
*Changed minimized tasks so that they have "[ ]" around their title.

jakes

17 years ago

Hi, I have tried to open your clean task theme with Debian/unstable and RedHat 9.0 with no luck. It seems
to launch the theme, and you can right
click it at the bottom to quit or edit configuration etc, however nothing is actually displayed it just shows my wallpaper, any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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paulyb

17 years ago

Hi, this app is great. The only extra things I'd like is the ability to have app buttons, and a workspace changer as well (I've seen these done in Karamba elsewhere).

Paul.

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uncleringo

17 years ago

I'm just about to start work on app buttons, and i'll add workspacer changers after that.

I'd like some feed back as to whether the DPMS control works for people.

I'm confused as to why people keep voting this as bad! Especially because when I first introduced it the rating went up to 60%. Maybe you people out there whom are using it haven't been voting for it?? Please vote if you like it, coz my ego's suffering :(

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paulyb

17 years ago

This is just what I've been wanting! The app buttons work great.

Thanks,

Paul.

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trtmrt

17 years ago

I like your theme. It's clean :) and it's pretty usefull. While the OS X bar (and it's karamba clones) look nice I don't find them that functional and I prefer something closer to your design. It would be nice if you could make this into a panel with small startup icons.

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uncleringo

17 years ago

Thanks! A lot of people seem to be obsessed with the osx bar stuff, but I find them completely impractical.

I'll start work on easily adding startup icons soon, and hopefully add some optional useful system info.

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dmarien

17 years ago

I noticed after my first post that if I have two windows open (let's say a console and a browser window) and they are both up at the same time, some weird things happen.

For instance, if I have the shell open, and the browser is behind it, clicking on the browser on the cleantask bar doesn't bring the browser to the foreground and give it focus, instead the browser window gets minimized.

along the same line, with both those windows open and up, the cleantask bar makes it look like they both have the focus. perhaps a slightly brighter color for the window that has the focus, or a star beside it's name...

I really want to use this app instead of the external taskbar, but it's got some minor behavioural issues.

other than that, good work

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uncleringo

17 years ago

Thanks dmarien for your constructive comments. I've fixed the focussing behaviour and will hopefully get around to implementing some easier configuration tomorrow. But for now it's 1:20am and I've gotta be up in the morning!

I started this theme basically because no one seemed to have done a nice taskbar in karamba yet. I like to have an always visible taskbar, but which preferably takes up as little room as possible.

Keep up the bug reports/feature requests and I promise to get working on them asap.

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dmarien

17 years ago

first off, really cool. I think it's the most usefull karamba theme I've used yet. previously I was using an external taskbar, autohiding at the bottom of the screen, but this thing actually looks good!

I would suggest that there is an option to control the mouseover depressed button look. personally, I dont care for the program's button shifting down slightly.

also, easier control of the colors, fonts, and sizes would be much appreciated - the first thing I do when I install anything font related is convert it to the fonts that I use daily.

cool ideas would include, the percent resources that the application is using beside it's name, the grouping of simmilar windows, or even a popup when a program is clicked that has simillar windows and then they are displayed and stacked vertically above the program until mouseout() or click().

dude, seriously this thing kicks ass. keep in touch (www.dmarien.com or dmarien@dmarien.com) and let me know how your developemnt is coming, or if you need more suggestions.

I want this thing souped up!

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17 years ago

0.6-3
*Reduced CPU overhead
0.6-2
*Added fading effect for the focussed task panel.
*Changed some features so they are on by default
0.6-1
*Bug fixes - panels change colour properly according what is set in settings.py
0.6
*All features can now be turned on and off by right clicking and going to the 'Configure theme'
*Added option to display the task's icon alongside the taskname
0.5
*Added app-launch buttons - see buttons.addButton in settings. Simply call this function with the app's icon and the app itself to add it to the taskbar.
0.4-1
*Now checks the DPMS status every 10 secs and updates the icon as appropriate
Added backgroundImage setting
0.4
*Added a DPMS control/status panel
0.3
*Moved config options to settings.py
*Added ability to change font styles & colours of focussed and unfocussed tasks and the clock
0.2
*Fixed the last window not disappearing ;)
0.1
*Fixed behaviour of focussing windows.
*Changed minimized tasks so that they have "[ ]" around their title.

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