Gnome Extensions

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-applets

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Description:

GNOME Panel applets substitute the maximized window title and buttons. I've decided to make it because GNOME violates Fitts's Law by putting a panel between the maxed window buttons and the corner of the screen. These applets were designed to solve the problem. Window Title and Window Buttons are essentially controls for windows that are placed on the Panel instead of a window. They also provide a clever way to increase vertical screen space. By default they only control maximized windows, but can be configured to control any focused window.

Builds/Repositories:
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~tsbarnes/+archive/misc/ Thank you Scott!
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+archive/webupd8 Thank you Andrew!
Mandriva: ftp://ftp.linux.org.tr/pub/mandriva-tr/2010.1/ Thank you Atilla!

Dependencies:
Ubuntu (for 0.2.10): build-essential, intltool, libwnck-dev, libpanel-applet2-dev, *autoconf-archive
Ubuntu (for 0.3): build-essential, intltool, libwnck-3-dev, libpanel-applet-4-dev

Installation from source:
1) Download
2) Unpack
3) ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-gconf-schema-file-dir=/usr/share/gconf/schemas
4) make
5) sudo make install
6) cd buttons && sudo gconf-schemas --register windowbuttons.schemas && cd ../title && sudo gconf-schemas --register windowtitle.schemas && cd ..
* Alternatively you can try using gconftool-2 --install-schema-file instead of gconf-schemas --register
7) Add desired applets to panel.

FAQ:
Q: How do I hide the window decorations on maximized windows so that it looks like in the screenshots?
A: The simplest way is with the help of Compiz. Right click on the Window Buttons applet --> Preferences --> Behavior --> "Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows". If you do not want to use Compiz then you can achieve the same effect using an external program called maximus created by Canonical Ltd.
Q: After installation, I cannot find the applets in the "Add to Panel" dialog.
A: Try restarting the panel by pressing Alt+F2 and typing: killall gnome-panel.

TODO:
- Make a variant for Gnome Shell
- Make a variant for Unity
- WBA: A more user-friendly way to configure button order
- WBA: Option to save/export the theme
- New screenshots (feel free to contribute)
- Investigate merging of XfApplet functionality

Latest update:

Great news!
Window Applets are now shipped by default with Gnome (Flashback) 3.24.0, as two individual applets (Window Buttons and Window Title) !
I no longer maintain the project, it now gets its love from the GNOME community. This page will remain available for its historic value, but please report the bugs/requests directly to GNOME.
Minor note: In order to include the project in GNOME I allowed the new maintainers to change the license to GPL 2.0.
Last changelog:

Shipped with GNOME 3.24.0 3 years ago

The applets are now available in GNOME 3.24.0 within the gnome-applets package.

chareos

11 years ago

>>>> icons stays very very small even on a 48 pixel panel
>>You mean the window icon? Yes that's supposed to happen. I could make it scale with the panel, but it's going to look ugly, because the icon the window managers provide is only 16x16 pixels large.

Thne maybe the best-looking way would be to show app icon like dockbarx do. But then, maybe I'm going a little too far with my wishlist :)

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skopa

11 years ago

Installed it via synaptic on jaunty, did a panel restart, but cant find it in the applets window. Can you help?

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holodeck

11 years ago

Fixed.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Ah yes, it seems Scott didn't package the latest version right. I will notify him.

Meanwhile, I suggest you install it from source.

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acidrums4

11 years ago

Yes, I was under the base folder, and I followed all steps you gave in this page.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Fixed & uploaded working version.

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holodeck

11 years ago

You're right, sorry about the inconvenience. I will fix the problem now.

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acidrums4

11 years ago

While compiling, when I execute 'make' at the end an error appears:

make[2]: *** There's no rule to build the target `windowtitle.ui', neccesary for `all-am'. Stop.

When I execute buttons/windowbuttons all seems ok; but when execute title/windowtitle the terminal closes suddenly!

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holodeck

11 years ago

Thanks for your feedback.
Are you sure you were in the base folder when executing "make" ?

Can somebody confirm this?

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achteutis

11 years ago

I used version 1.9, but 1.13 definitely beats it. great work, man.

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mentis

11 years ago

It would be nice to have option to automatically use metacity button theme.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Yeah I agree completely. I actually tried implementing that, but it appears to be a real pain in the ass. I'd basically have to replicate Metacity's theming engine. And that means a lot of code.

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cb2k

11 years ago

Really clever little gadget great idea..

Could you possibly do a media controls type gadget?

thanks :)

Cb

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holodeck

11 years ago

Just remembered. There's already a media control applet. It's called "Music Applet". In Ubuntu it's included by default. Here's the website: http://www.kuliniewicz.org/music-applet/

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cb2k

11 years ago

Thanks I'll go take a look at that...

:)

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holodeck

11 years ago

Thanks :)

As for the media control applet. Are you sure such a thing doesn't exist already? I find it unlikely that it wouldn't. I could be wrong though.

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wirasto

11 years ago

I'm just install Ubuntu 9.04 on VirtualBox :) and try install WBA. Successful. But when maximized window on screen, why metacity not hidden like in the screenshot?

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holodeck

11 years ago

You need to check "Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows" in Preferences under Behavior.

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BobCFC

11 years ago

After searching through the compiz settings for this option I realise the author meant the preferences for the applet itself, which you can only get to if a window is maximised.

1. Maximise a window so that buttons appear on panel

2. Rightclick on the buttons in the panel and choose prefs

3. Tick compiz box to hide on 3rd tab

4. Enjoy the goodness

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holodeck

11 years ago

You have, in fact, been looking in the right place.
To be exact, it's in:
CCSM --> Window Decoration --> Decoration windows
This is the option that my applet's preferences modify.

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wirasto

11 years ago

Oh, must enable compiz.
I do not like to use compiz.

Btw, Great Job :)

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holodeck

11 years ago

I don't know how to hide Metacity on maximized windows without Compiz. But in general, you don't need it.

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wirasto

11 years ago

who have done tried that slackware (gsb 2.26.1) and susceed?

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holodeck

11 years ago

What seems to be the problem?

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wirasto

11 years ago

I have susceed with the complie , but not viewed in "Add To Panel" applet list

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Shipped with GNOME 3.24.0 3 years ago

The applets are now available in GNOME 3.24.0 within the gnome-applets package.

8 years ago

0.3
- Ported applets to Gnome 3
- Migrated Bonobo to DBus
- Moved logo pixmaps to proper folder
- Makefile cleanups
- Added tooltips (off by default)
- WTA: Improved automatic color detection
- WBA: Moved themes into proper folder

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