Parachute Featured Original

Kwin Scripts

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

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Description:

Look at your windows and desktops from above.

* IMPORTANT *

To install the config dialog you must execute the following commands:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/kservices5
ln -s ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/Parachute/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/Parachute.desktop
Last changelog:

v0.9.1 5 months ago

- Parachute was making KWin sluggish.
- Parachute was never activated in some distros.
- Some issues related to colors, icons and themes.

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unspecifiedbanana

1 year ago

10 It's about time KDE got a decent overview :)
Keep up the good work! Parachute does exactly what I want and is near-perfect even though it's still only pre-release. I'm looking forward to no longer having to use CTRL+F8 and CTRL+F9 :)

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Thanks! I don't know if Parachute can replace the effects that seem to be unbeatable in some ways, like the smoothness of the animations. But I am also satisfied with the results so far.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

I think maybe it can become a good alternative on more powerful machines, capable of running animations smoothly even with many windows open.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

@emvaized, I don't know why but I was unable to directly reply to your comment. Well, I don't know if it would be worth trying to implement this with some limitations imposed on KWin scripts.

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emvaized

1 year ago

@tcorreabr Sad to hear... Anyway, your script is very great! Thanks for your work.

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emvaized

1 year ago

Hi!
Seems like you took inspiration from Windows 10 task view :)
Looks very great! Could you please try to create something similar to Windows 10's snap assist?
E.g. show parachute when snapping windows to side, like on this picture: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/oXgG3ZfNlkyZLRTlV77vR6hynXYpLFq7UvOQh5k_5kl6q_e54iChlRaCYrKZrcUoM2-1QMlOrsKeDxhmu-IP3czugeyZgMKT-Zqky7M1m1Bbaet41jlGRymxPQ

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MichaelTunnell

1 year ago

10 This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Thanks man! I really appreciate it.

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mty42

1 year ago

Am I missing something? I added it in the KDE system setting, but pressing ctrl+alt+w doesn't do anything nor do I find a shortcut setting. I also tried to install it manually from github. What is it called in the shortcut settings?

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Does it appear as enabled in the kwin script list? The name of the shortcut in global shortcuts is Parachute.

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vit-skalicky

1 year ago

9 9 excellent

I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Maybe we will see improvements like this in the future, but this is not a commitment. :)

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koma111

1 year ago

10 10 the best

I've been waiting for this!
I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months.
Kudos and keep up the development!
I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day!
If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid.
I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Thanks!
The plasmoid would be nice.
Would the symbolic icon be used in the KWin scripts window? I tried to use a custom icon there but was unsuccessful.

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koma111

1 year ago

I opened an issue on https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-presentwindows/ to include Parachute if it is installed. He responded with instructions on how to patch my copy of Present Windows Button to open Parachute instead of the standard Plasma Present Windows view. If he doesn't include it, I will make a fork that includes it. It isn't complicated.
Then maybe you could include it with the script, and also the hotcorner thingy, so people have a complete experience out of the box.

As for the icon appearing in KWin scripts window, try changing the Icon=... row in metadata.desktop to your custom icon.
Btw the symbolic version is just the red rectangles being white and the yellowish ones being transparent with white borders.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

The problem with the icon is that I have to use its absolute full path in Icon =... row. And using ~ as a shortcut to the home folder doesn't work either.

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koma111

1 year ago

That is kind of a bummer
But I have seen KWin scripts with their own icons... Latte-related scripts, for instance, have Latte icons (at least with Breeze icon theme)

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

I have a quick look on the github page of the author of Latte. On https://github.com/psifidotos/kwinscript-window-colors especifically. There he is not using a custom icon. Maybe in another project.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

You have to consider that Parachute is not ready to replace the Present Windows effect, that has more features. So I think the fork with focus on Parachute is perhaps the best option, but that's just my opinion.

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koma111

1 year ago

Well I guess that patch instruction was just a quick reply from Zren, not the real solution. I never thought that Parachute can, in its current state, replace Present Windows entirely. I meant for Zren to add Parachute as an option (if it is installed) along with the others (Present Windows, Desktop Grid, etc) already selectable in his plasmoid's settings.

Sometime in the future though... (I hope).

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Got it. Cool.

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herrbatka

1 year ago

This is just great. Works with activities as well. Just excelent.

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tcorreabr

1 year ago

Thanks! Are you sure that it works with activities? When you switch to another activity the script shows only windows of the current activity?

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herrbatka

1 year ago

It does not. It seemed like it does work for a moment.

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v0.9.1 5 months ago

- Parachute was making KWin sluggish.
- Parachute was never activated in some distros.
- Some issues related to colors, icons and themes.

v0.9.0 6 months ago

- Big performance optimizations and smoother animations.
- Search field using Krunner or internal filter.
- Buttons to add and remove virtual desktops.
- Better Plasma theming support.
- Desktops shrink to fit on desktop bar and avoid scrolling.
- Switch desktops with shift key pressed.
- Many bugs fixed (and a few introduced due to major code rewriting).

v0.8.0 8 months ago

- Customizable desktops bar placement (top, left, bottom, right).
- Customizable animations duration.
- Desktops bar support mouse clicks (left, middle and right) on windows.
- Some code optimizations and bugs fixed.

v0.7.0 1 year ago

- Config dialog to change some preferences (you have to press F5 with the script activated for the changes to take effect).
- Compatibility with Qt 5.12, as it is used by some LTS distributions.
- Some visual improvements.
- Several bugs fixed.

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product-maker mikhaill May 07 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker KINGSABRI_double May 03 2021 8 great
8 great Thank you for making parachute available. I will post suggestion on github for better tracking
product-maker petersonsilva Apr 29 2021 10 the best
A suggestion for small improvement: when changing desktops, the animation briefly shows the panel. It's therefore a little jarring. It's just a minor thing though, it looks and works great, thank you so much!
product-maker nikefth Mar 22 2021 8 great
8 great
product-maker leoneiva Feb 27 2021 10 the best
10 the best Great software. Fill a big KDE Plasma Gap. Thanks
product-maker tera Feb 20 2021 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker smoking-nerd Feb 16 2021 9 excellent
Really good.... But on wayland... there is no blur
product-maker palacio Feb 07 2021 10 the best
10 superb! Have you tested it with Plasma Wayland? It doesn't show the background for me, it does in Xorg. plasma-workspace-wayland is 5.20.5 here. Is the search field at the top expected to search and switch to existing windows? I'm not sure. Finally, you should add to the description how to trigger the script. I had to look around how it was supposed to be. Thanks!
product-maker derfenix Jan 18 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker herrbatka Jan 11 2021 9 excellent
This works waaaaaaaaaaaay smother with kwin-lowlatency.
product-maker fapasv Jan 01 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker sharkpin Dec 21 2020 7 good
7 good
product-maker criticalsoft Dec 16 2020 10 the best
I Saw Your Code Has Activity Support So It's 10 Rate, And I Enabled That workWithActivities Switch, But It's Not Working As Expected.
product-maker sajjad606 Nov 25 2020 10 the best
10 the best Great work bro, it would be great if you can fix some glitches and lags that happens. But absolutely 10 the best anyway
product-maker almi1701 Nov 13 2020 10 the best
One of the things i miss the most from Mac was the Mission Control multitasking manager, and this fills that role perfectly. On older hardware, the framerate slowed down to a chug, but when I installed it on a macbook pro 8,1 it worked beautifully. There's a few things that would be nice to include, like the inclusion of application launcher panels and whatnot, and also the ability to configure moving between desktops with libinput gestures, but those don't detract from the excellent work here. I look forward to this project's development.
product-maker catseba Nov 07 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker tobaj Oct 03 2020 10 the best
10 the best Great concept and nice design. Just needs some polishing
product-maker atifchy Oct 03 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker cookiesource Oct 02 2020 10 the best
Very nice product hope you keep improving it in the future. can't wait for Krunner integration
product-maker Rasmus1984 Jul 29 2020 9 excellent
Transitioning from GNOME, this was dearly missed. Thank you! Alas, I experience sluggishness in all animations, to the degree that I would prefer to have them fully disabled. There are some features I miss: KRunner integration, displaying desktops in a grid (not only a line), and Present Windows' option to close windows though mouse clicks.
product-maker zilti Jul 13 2020 3 bad
It works, but turns my desktop into a sluggish, slow-as-molasses machine that gives me 90s flashbacks.
product-maker mamantoha Jul 10 2020 10 the best
Hope someday this will be included in KDE
product-maker bogdancovaciu Jun 18 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker Masque May 22 2020 9 excellent
Very useful! It would be awesome to have this included upstream. Is there a way to assign it to a desktop corner, like the default present windows tool?
product-maker Ryuke May 11 2020 9 excellent
I'm loving how this is looking so far.
product-maker diVinae Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker unspecifiedbanana Apr 14 2020 10 the best
It's about time KDE got a decent overview :) Keep up the good work! Parachute does exactly what I want and is near-perfect even though it's still only pre-release. I'm looking forward to no longer having to use CTRL+F8 and CTRL+F9 :)
product-maker MichaelTunnell Apr 14 2020 10 the best
This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!
product-maker vit-skalicky Apr 09 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.
product-maker koma111 Apr 05 2020 10 the best
10 the best I've been waiting for this! I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months. Kudos and keep up the development! I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day! If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid. I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.
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