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Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Extensions 842 comments

by panzi
Score 86.9%
Nov 05 2010
Default in KDE 4.4. :) - Nov 07 2009
I see, thanks for the reply. - Oct 15 2009
I haven't tried Smooth Tasks yet, so this feature might already be implemented. However, it doesn't hurt to ask:

In STasks, when sorting by desktop, it does a second sort alphabetically. I don't like when tasks jump around when I change tabs, for example.

Would it be possible to disable this second level sort and only show the tasks in the order they appear when "Sort by: Desktop" in chosen?

Keep up the good work! - Oct 13 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 88 comments

Score 63.3%
Oct 22 2009
Thank you for implementing this, keep on rocking! - Oct 20 2009
First of all, great plasmoid. Very useful.

It would be nice if the textbox got focus if you click anywhere on the widget. I implemented this for myself (for fun) a while ago, but I'm sure it's no problem for you to do it.

(1. I'm not sure I did it the right way. 2. I don't have access to that machine at the moment. Sorry about that, would be fun to send a patch otherwise. :P). - Oct 11 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 813 comments

Score 85.2%
Jan 17 2013
Thanks for your reply. I have no clue how the URL works, but I'll mail SL and see if they want to share the answer.

There were some Mac OS X widgets floating around, but (a) neither seems to work "perfectly" and (b) they don't seem to use the new function. I'll post again if I find something out.

(Geez, there should be a standard API for this kind of stuff). - Jul 06 2009

Could you please add Stockholm Local Transport (SL) to the list? Their departure board for buses is still under testing, but seems to work well for me.


Stop Names
Stora Lappkärrsberget
Universitetet södra
Universitetet (T-banan)

This is only for buses :/, for other types see

Blåbuss = Blue buss (also listed on the first page)
Pendeltåg = Commuter train
Roslagsbanan = A railway line
Tunnelbana = Metro (green, red, blue)

Hopefully they'll expand the first site to include these. - Jul 04 2009
Air final update (plasma theme)

Plasma Themes 28 comments

Score 74.5%
Jun 24 2009
> Ok, if u not like just do not use it.

And if the KDE developers/artists don't like this, do you still stand by this statement? I don't know what they actually think, but this reminds me of the Oxygen icon issue: - Jun 14 2009
PlasmaNotify Firefox addon

Utilities 42 comments

Score 72.2%
Jul 05 2011
Yes, it only works correctly with 4.3. - Jun 14 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 25 comments

Score 75.3%
Nov 18 2010
Thank you very much. I always have my desktop locked, so this is much appreciated!

Another feature I would like to see is regarding the sound: now it plays it (if you've enabled sound) regardless if the activity is active or not. I would like bkodama to not play a sound if the activity where it belongs is inactive. However, I don't know if it's possible with Plasma. - Jun 10 2009
It's a shame that Kodama can't move when the desktop is locked. Is there any way to bypass it? Bball was able to do it in the earlier KDE4 series, but it hasn't worked for me in a while. - Jun 08 2009
Device Manager

Plasma 4 Extensions 175 comments

Score 68.0%
Sep 01 2009
That's cool to hear. :)

Do you think you could draw a triangle or something to show that the devices are expandable/contactable?

Again, thanks for working on this! - Jun 06 2009
Very cool, finally a device manager that resembles a mockup I made years ago. :)

Judging from your description/screenshot (I haven't tried the plasmoid yet), I miss the following features:

1. Option to expand/contract actions (think "treeview").
2. Option to not show the popup when a device is inserted. Instead the icon should show that the device has been plugged in (e.g. by flashing/changing color).
3. Option to not show "Storage Volume".
4. Option to not show actions (contracted by default). However, the actions for the latest plugged in device should be shown. (Of course you can show/hide actions for all devices).

Uuh, lots of options. :D
And a last one:
5. Option to let the popup grow instead of showing a scrollbar (not sure about this one).

Keep up the good work! - Jun 06 2009

System Software 1026 comments

by Sho
Score 86.7%
Mar 28 2018
That's a shame. I suspect that it isn't possible to "fix" without the necessary fixes in the Konsole KPart either, correct?

Anyway, thanks for the fast answer, and thank you for the awesome work on Yakuake!

I might file a bug regarding this (for Konsole), just need to do some more research when I have the time. - Jun 02 2009
I use Yakuake + irssi as an IRC client, which works very well. In KDE3, I had Yakuake beep every time someone highlighted me. In KDE4, however, Konsole doesn't support system bell anymore (bleh).

My question is, is it possible set Yakuake to make some other kind of noise when the Bell (^G) rings? It doesn't seem to follow Konsole's notification settings. - Jun 02 2009
KRunner Kopete Contacts

App Runners 27 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 10 2010
I've wanted this since the ages of Katapult (there was an IM plugin in Fast Track, but it didn't work properly). A shame that I don't use IMs that much anymore. :P

Does it search for both name and e.g. e-mail? - May 22 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 445 comments

Score 64.5%
Mar 21 2009
As I said in an earlier post, I like to sort by desktop. However, it seems it also sorts alphabetically, which I highly dislike - for example, tasks jump around when I change tab in Firefox.

I would like to disable the second level sorting when "sort by desktop" is chosen. - May 21 2009
I would like to do this as well. :)

STasks is awesome. Finally I can show all windows in the taskbar without it getting overcrowded (by only expanding tasks from the current desktop). Two thumbs up! - May 19 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 87 comments

Score 67.1%
Aug 08 2010
One think that would be _really_ cool:
make it possible to use custom keyboard layouts (.keyboard.xml). For example, KTouch comes with a keyboard editor.


More information: - Apr 26 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 27 comments

Score 58.6%
Oct 13 2010
The problem is that plasmoids in the Plasmoid Script section show up in ghns (Install New Widgets). Since this widget isn't a plasmoid script, it would fail to install. - Jan 26 2009
Mini Player

Plasma 4 Extensions 142 comments

by Emdek
Score 82.0%
Jul 01 2012
It could depend on the Phonon backend. The widget notmart made only worked with phonon-gst as far as I know. - Jan 26 2009
SMHI weather plasmoid

Plasma 4 Extensions 34 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 22 2009
I haven't tried the new version, but judging from the screenshot I can only say one thing: Awesome.

This plasmoid is going to be very useful when I update to KDE4 (currently only playing around in trunk), thanks for making it! - Jan 20 2009
Very nice plasmoid. Just two things:

1. It seems the widget doesn't remember its size. Is it because I use KDE from trunk or can anyone else reproduce this? (Resize, restart Plasma).

2. It looks a little bit "messy" at the moment. Clearer rows/columns would be nice. - Nov 25 2008
Adjustable Clock

Plasma 4 Extensions 354 comments

by Emdek
Score 84.3%
Nov 01 2013
Nice. After all, Plasma is all about clocks. ;) - Nov 19 2008
Kopete login window

Desktop Concepts 6 comments

by and1
Score 46.0%
Nov 10 2008
I asked about Guest mode for Kopete some time ago, and they (can't remember who :P) said that it's coming. - Nov 11 2008
ActiveWindow Control

Plasma 4 Extensions 26 comments

Score 63.3%
Oct 14 2008
This is something I've wanted since I experimented with a panel on the top of the screen. I only missed a close button in the right corner but couldn't figure out how to do it in KDE 3.5.x.

Now I use two monitors so this kind of solution isn't optimal. But it would be interesting to experiment with this plasmoid on a netbook, for example.

In future versions, it would be nice if the icons could be changed in the GUI. - Oct 19 2008

Plasma 4 Extensions 42 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 05 2008
The thing with Plasma is that there are no standalone widgets. You should be able to put it on a panel.
:) - May 19 2008
Katapult-Fast Track

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 81 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 03 2007
I'm really looking forward for an update that fixes
- the random crashes.
- IM catalog.

Then Katapult would be (almost) perfect. - Apr 14 2008

There you go. :D
(You can enable the system tray icon in the settings). - Jul 31 2007
Ah. It's very rare that you type wrong this way, as Katapult gives you the right alternative and you just have to press return :)

Regarding bugs, is it ok to post them here, or do you refer any other places? Mail? - Jun 27 2007
>> Anyway, for programs, check the options for the programs catalog. Maybe you didn't have icons and had "ignore applications without icons" checked.

Gah! Now I feel really stupid.
[x] Ignore applications without icons
[x] Ignore terminal applications

So it wasn't a bug after all.

>> Doesn't the amarok OSD only show the current playing track? The DCOP function doesn't have any arguments.

Ah, that's a shame. I think it would be good with a hint that the track was queued (and maybe also show it's nummer in the queue), but I guess I just have to rely on Katapult. ;) - Jun 27 2007
Found another bug: if you mistype nd try to correct, KFT doesn't find it.

- Show launcher
- Type "Katapulk"
- Press backspace. No results. If you add a 't' it still doesn't return any results. - Jun 27 2007
>> The old Katapult and this fork don't detect changes to the menu made when Katapult is running. The work around is to go to the settings dialog and press ok.

I know this "problem", but I've restarted Katapult FT many times and it still doesn't find the items, which aren't newly added (they've been there for a year or more I believe). So it's really strange. I'll try the old version of Katapult again when I get back to my Linux box to see if there are many more differences.

>> Btw, fixed real transparency support. Will be adding it, along with bugfixes, within the week. Stay tuned. :)

If you can enable/disable real transparency at runtime, it would be very nice. I've disabled composite at the moment (crashed sometimes), so unfortunately I can't use real transparency.

One thing I would like to see for the Amarok Catalog is a small notice when you queue a track; most of the time Amarok is in my system tray, so I can't see if it really got queued. Maybe you could use the Amarok OSD, it shouldn't be too hard with DCOP, is it? A option to turn this on/off would be great too ;)

Finally, a question: is there any ETA for when the IM Catalog will be "finished" (as in usable)? At the moment it doesn't seem to return anything.
To be able to start a conversation with someone on Kopete by typing his/her e-mail/nickname (etc.), that would be awesome. - Jun 26 2007
I've found two other kmenu item Katapult can't find: "SVN", which updates Amarok. I added this item using the Menu Editor; "New Item" and then filled all the information by myself.

The Supertux item was added by klik I think. There is another application that I've installed with klik (it's called Tsfsb, don't ask me what it is), Katapult can't find it either.

I've executed both Supertux and SVN with the old version of Katapult. It doesn't seem to ignore them - no complain about duplicated related to these items when I start Katapult. - Jun 26 2007
I had some troubles with the Global Shortcut to show the launcher, but I've had it before too; it just didn't save my shortcut if I set it to alt+space. I had to set alt+space for both "Primary shortcut" and "Alternative shortcut" to make it work.

Another thing: before, I could type names of items in my K Menu, but not Katapult doesn't show them all. For example, it doesn't show Supertux which I've installed with Klik. It's located in Kmenu->Applications->Applications (installed by klik)->Supertux.

A final not, the "Clear the query after a delay" (When there's no results) doesn't seem to work as expected. Sometimes it just doesn't do anything when I've type something that doesn't return any results.

Hope I didn't sound too negative, if you want more information just ask. :) - Jun 25 2007
Thank you for your fast answer. That did the trick, it seems work very well now. I really like the improvements, exactly what I missed in Katapult!

Just curious, does the IM catalog work? I would really like to see such a feature.

An idea that popped up in my head; a Basket Catalog. I'm not sure it's a good idea yet, but why not share it? Basically, a Basket Catalog to add whatever you've written to your Basket:
Is there any faster way to jot down quick notes? :)
You probably want to set the Number of characters to a higher number for this Catalog. It would also be great with a priority feature.

For now, thank you very much for your work, I look forward to seeing the improved Katapult in the future! - Jun 24 2007
Edit: I enabled the system tray icon (from another version of Katapult). It appears like normal. But when I choose "Configure Katapult..." it crashes:

Using host libthread_db library "/lib/".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 16384 (LWP 3793)]
[KCrash handler]
#6 0x08058045 in KatapultConfigDlg::addDisplaySettings ()
#7 0x08058f4a in KatapultConfigDlg::KatapultConfigDlg ()
#8 0x0805745c in KatapultSettings::configure ()
#9 0x08057559 in KatapultSettings::qt_invoke ()
#10 0x40c3ed44 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#11 0x40c3f4dc in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#12 0x404a0429 in KAction::activated () from /opt/kde/lib/
#13 0x404a0e8a in KAction::slotActivated () from /opt/kde/lib/
#14 0x404a5719 in KAction::slotPopupActivated ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#15 0x404a5925 in KAction::qt_invoke () from /opt/kde/lib/
#16 0x40c3ed44 in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#17 0x40f7e8ed in QSignal::signal () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#18 0x40c597a1 in QSignal::activate () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#19 0x40d51a27 in QPopupMenu::mouseReleaseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#20 0x404901a1 in KPopupMenu::mouseReleaseEvent ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#21 0x40c78aa4 in QWidget::event () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#22 0x40bda23f in QApplication::internalNotify ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#23 0x40bda496 in QApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#24 0x4074bac5 in KApplication::notify () from /opt/kde/lib/
#25 0x40b7460a in QETWidget::translateMouseEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#26 0x40b72821 in QApplication::x11ProcessEvent ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#27 0x40b85f25 in QEventLoop::processEvents ()
from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#28 0x40bf0961 in QEventLoop::enterLoop () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#29 0x40bf08b6 in QEventLoop::exec () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#30 0x40bd939f in QApplication::exec () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#31 0x08051bfc in main ()
- Jun 24 2007
>> It's my patch :)

Haha, how could I miss that.

I tried Fast Track now. It compiled fine, but when I press the shortcut keys (alt+space, I also tried to assign other shortcuts as alternatives) nothing shows up!

Nothing strange in the terminal output (it just says that it ignores some duplicates)

Slackware 11.0, KDE 3.5.4. Anything else you want to know? - Jun 24 2007
I use almost only Katapult to launch applications - for often used apps, I have keyboard shortcuts. Also Alt+F2 to launch things Katapult can't find and to use commands like 'kdesu application'.

It's great to see that one of my favorite apps is being improved. The new features sound very promising.

Maybe you could include the patch here for real transparency:
If I remember correctly, there is an option to enable/disable composite with this patch, but I'm not sure if it worked to disable it.

Regarding the name, I don't think "Fast track" is a good name; there is already a p2p protocol called FastTrack. - Jun 23 2007
KDE time-affected/seasonal backgrounds

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 01 2008
Doesn't Fedora (with Gnome, I believe) have this feature?

With KDE4 and Plasma, I don't think it would be very hard to do. - Mar 02 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 22 comments

by CKulT
Score 50.0%
Dec 17 2007
Looks like a very neat little thing. Any thought of "porting" it to Plasma? :) - Dec 18 2007
Wikipedia Dump Reader

Education Apps 34 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 16 2009
You (as in plural; I think superstoned already know about this ;) can read more about the Wikipedia and KDE cooperation here:

It is indeed very nice, however, I don't know how it's proceeding either. :/ - Sep 11 2007
Find in Menus (Mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 7 comments

by panzi
Score 50.0%
Sep 06 2007
Sound similar to this mockup. ;) - Sep 07 2007
Keyboard Caps Lock applet

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 2 comments

by Mar91
Score 46.0%
Aug 18 2007
Have you tried "Keyboard Status" applet for Kicker? KKeyled? Etc.

No offense, but I don't think "KDE Improvements" is an appropriate category to post questions such as this one - instead, why not ask on IRC, write a forum post or something similar? (There is for example and

By the way, you can find KKeyled here:
Keyboard Status was included by default on my system. Good luck! - Aug 18 2007
3.5.x Xinerama improvements

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

by Seli
Score 50.0%
May 14 2007
"Click and drag the titlebar of a maximized window in the direction of the screen you want to move the window to, release the mouse button to make it snap in place on that screen. Currently in KDE, you have to spend a few seconds on properly aligning the window on the screen you moved it to."

+1. That's the feature I miss most at the moment.
I think this should be enabled even if you have unchecked "Allow moving and resizing of maximized windows".

I haven't tried the patch, but I wonder if it's possible to specify which screen an applications should appear on in "Window-Specific Settings"? I know it's possible with "Position", but still not perfect. - Aug 17 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 126 comments

by oever
Score 50.0%
Feb 01 2009
Edit: Nevermind, it worked after a reboot. :) - Aug 10 2007
I have installed Qt4 now (from cmake: -- Found Qt-Version 4.3.1), and succeeded building strigidaemon, strigicmd and strigiclient.

However, when I try to launch strigiclient, I get:

strigiclient: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

A search on google didn't help; does anyone have a hint on how to solve this problem?
(I'm still using Slackware. I used 'QTDIR=/opt/qt4/ PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH cmake ..' when I build Strigi.) - Aug 09 2007
So I compiled CLucene and Strigi from source, seemed to work after fixing the paths to /usr. Running "strigidaemon" in a terminal doesn't show any nasty error messages of any sort - great.

But now I wonder how I can use it. My Qt version is 3.3.8 (default package from Slackware 12.0), and I don't plan to install Qt4 - so StrigiApplet is preferable, right?

I just don't understand how to install it. I haven't found any Slackware packages, so I downloaded the source and followed the guide in the README:
mkdir build
cd build
export QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt3
cmake -DCMAKE_INCLUDE_PATH=${HOME}/testinstall/include \
-DCMAKE_LIBRARY_PATH=${HOME}/testinstall/lib \

Then I ran make and make install. No errors, but can't find it among my Kicker applets. Should I edit the paths?

As I'm not used to cmake, I tried to compile from svn (also described in README). I added --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` to the ./configure, and then make and make install. No problems, but still can't find any applets (doesn't work in Konqueror either).

I'm confused; if anyone can point me to the right direction, I would be very happy. Thanks in advance! - Jul 31 2007
KDE4 bubbles

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 5 comments

Score 58.0%
Aug 03 2007
Nice, however I would prefer if you remove the "KDE 4" text.

Have you signed up for the Oxygen context? Otherwise I think yu should do so. :) - Aug 03 2007
Crystal Project

Full Icon Themes 126 comments

Score 59.3%
Aug 11 2009
As far as I know: no/no.
The style is just a mockup. - Jun 20 2007