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.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Restart gnome-panel

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wirasto

11 years ago

Successful. But make my gsb damaged. I must re-install gsb desktop. may not compatible with gsb package :D

But. great work. Because run well on your Ubuntu :)

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dskagers

11 years ago

1st, nice project thumbs up!

I'm using emerald with the line:

Any & !(state=maxvert & state=maxhorz)

So emerlad is not used when i maximize the windows, but when I am de-maximizing the windows emerald dies and doesn't draw any decorations at all.

The applet is installed from the 32-bit deb on jaunty.

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blablum

11 years ago

This has been the behaviour with emerald for a while when you disable decorations (so obviously nothing to do with this gnome-panel applet). My solution was to stop using emerald (which I agree isn't really a solution, but given that, to my understanding, emerald isn't being developed any longer I don't expect this to be ever solved).

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holodeck

11 years ago

That's right. Emerald is being replaced by a new decorator.
More info here: http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/showthread.php?t=6324

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dudacardoso

11 years ago

Wonderful! :)
Is it working with global menu?

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holodeck

11 years ago

I see no reason why it wouldn't. :)

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dudacardoso

11 years ago

That's great, really works! Windows menu and buttons in the panel seems something new... Great work!

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

Background bug on this release! (Not present in 1.6 build)

All working very nice, but this bug is present!

No transparent png's background! Here an example:

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6628/capturn001.png

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holodeck

11 years ago

I will fix this in a few hours when I get home.

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

THX!!!!!

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holodeck

11 years ago

Nevermind I fixed it from work :D

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apparition

11 years ago

yeah, that also fixed it for me!
works perfectly now; also with my custom buttons!
very nice. thanks a million!

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

YES!!!!!! It is working!!!!! THX THX THX!!

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apparition

11 years ago

i'd love to use this little applet, which i think is brrrrrrilliant stuff.

i downloaded, unpacked it and cd-ed to the respective dir in the terminal. './configure' works fine, as well (though, 'libpanelapplet-2.0' is not found :-s). but then, neither 'make' nor 'sudo make install' do work. commands deliver:

"make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop."
"make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop."

i have ubuntu 9.04. where's the problem? do i have to type or regard anything specific!?

thx for your help.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Did you add both parameters to ./configure like mentioned under "Installation"?
Also, do you have the build-essential package installed?

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apparition

11 years ago

yep, 'build-essemtial' is installed and i also added both parameters to './configure' like mentioned under "Installation"....still, it is impossible to run 'make'. same error occurs. also for 'sudo make install':

"make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop."
"make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop."

what might be the specific name for such a makefile?

and during './configue' there is an error message saying "No package 'libpanelapplet-2.0' found". is that package similar to 'libpanel-applet2-0'? because i have such a file (as in "Requirements" for this applet) installed on my machine...

strange that it is not running for me, as noone else seems to have probs with installing it...

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apparition

11 years ago

hm, tried again today with the updated version and -tada! - it worked fine. strange sometimes. but, yeah, great it works!

still, i have got a problem with the images. though they are png and have a transparent background they don't behave like they should in the panel. background is and stays white, whatever i try to do. it looks a bit ugly...
is there a way to modify this!?

plus is it possible to make them images smaller?

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holodeck

11 years ago

You can use different images, or change those that come with the applet. The defaults are located in /usr/share/windowbuttons

I don't experience this problem though. Please keep me posted.

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ElTimo

11 years ago

Did you try installing the -dev package? that might do it.

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holodeck

11 years ago

Please send me your IM address in private so we can investigate this.

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

Where are uninstall.sh script??

Need upgrade!!

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

sorry... it's in 1.5 version... sorry...

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TSuNaMy

11 years ago

All works very nice!!! Congratulations!!! and thx!!

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spktkpkt

11 years ago

That applet is really great.

I have a little problem building the last version (0.1.6). Configure and make run fine, but when i try to install with "sudo make install", i got following error:

(gconftool-2:10966): GConf-WARNING **: Error loading the source »/usr/share/gconf/schemas«: The address for the configuration source could not be resolved: Invalid address »/usr/share/gconf/schemas«
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GConf:ERROR:gconftool.c:969:main: assertion failed: (err == NULL)
make[2]: *** [install-data-local] Aborted
make[2]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/home/needcoffee/Baustelle/windowbuttons-0.1.6/src'
make[1]: *** [install-am] Fehler 2
make[1]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/home/needcoffee/Baustelle/windowbuttons-0.1.6/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Fehler 1

Any hints?

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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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