Folderview Screenlet

Conky

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Description:

I had a litle time using kde and one thing i love is the folderview applet, i took Julien Lavergne version made some nasty improvements and here it is...

the folderview screenlet

you need screenlets 0.1.2
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.4.6 - scaling
0.4.7 - sorting
0.4.8 - drop support
0.4.9 - better font drawing
0.5.1 - Now called folderview instead of folderviewclone
0.5.2 - Lots of improvements , including proper icon handling , speed optimizing , and bugs , also blame your icon set if its slow...
0.5.3 - even better icon handling
0.5.4 - support for .desktop files
0.5.5 - Removed glib dependency
0.5.99 - vertical expander better icons
0.6.1 - Font change now works, also some scalling issues fixed
0.6.2 - Font styles and sizes now works
0.6.3 - Now has the ability to easily export/save you own theme/look
0.6.4 - fixed bug in default theme
0.6.5 - optimized spacing
0.6.6 - speed optimizations , file/folder exclude list
0.7 - added a scrollbar (its a bit slow when in scrollbar mode i dont know why ill try to fix it)
0.7.1 - some improvments (i dont know if the scrollbar mode is only slow on my rig i would apreciate some feedback)
0.7.2 - more improvments
0.7.3 - speed improvments
0.7.4 - bug fix in lauching file
0.7.5 - bug fix for karmic not having gnomedesktp module
0.7.6 - Only monitors visible files now (slowness on home folder stoped), you can scroll in scrollbars with mouse scroll button and some bug fixes
0.7.7 - Bug fix
0.7.8 - Bug fix
0.7.9 - Added thumbnail support (when available)
0.8.0 - speed improvement of the thumbnails
0.8.1 - bug fix - tooltips always on back
0.8.2 - Bug fix
0.8.3 - Bug fix
0.8.4 - Bug fix
0.8.5 - better tooltips , changed thumbnails to gio, begging implementing context menus... if someone can tell me how to copy files with gio ...
0.8.6 - Bug fix
0.9 - Full drag and drop support
0.9.1 - Fixed bugs, can only drag files if locked, added background image
0.9.2 - Basic context menu
0.9.3 - Bug fix
0.9.4 - Ability to only show by extension, and drop multiple files
0.9.5 - Allows to right click open with
0.9.6 - Code cleanup, support for file paste
0.9.7 - Bug fix, and scroolbar theming
0.9.9 - lots of bug fixes, new version is a rewrite, you need to purge the old version config and delete any old versions on you system

bung

10 years ago

I must say I do like this Screenlet. Used it with Ubuntu and thought it might really come in handy with Crunchbang, a great Distro using Openbox as Windowmanager and PCManfm as Filemanager.

Problem is: Whenever I click on a Folder or a Textfile, nothing happens.

Instead, I get this Error-Log:

Warning: unknown mime-type for "/home/bung/Desktop/NOTES" -- using "application/octet-stream"

Any idea how to fix this problem?

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VCoolio

10 years ago

I have the same problem. Solved it by hacking into ~/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py. The part where the opening of files / folders is set begins at line 700 (for version 0.7.5). Now for files changes the four lines where 'run' is defined (+/- 712, 714, 726, 728) to:
run = "gnome-open %s" % (uri)

This will open files with your default gnome mimetype associations. If you don't use gnome, make it kde-open (KDE) or xdg-open (common).
For folders, change the two lines that begin with "xdg_open(chr(34)" (+/- 717, 730) to:
os.system("thunar %s" % (elem[0].get_path()))

Change thunar to whatever file browser you prefer. Hope that helps. Remember to start the lines at the exact same point using the same amount of tabs (not spaces).

It would be better of course to really troubleshoot what the problem is, but I'm not into that.

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Whise

10 years ago

hum thats strange because i use the standard method of opening files so the problem must be in your system

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molecule-eye

10 years ago

Say I want it to display a folder that contains 200 files. Is the box supposed to extend way over the desktop to try to display the entire contents of the folder? It would be better if it worked like KDE's where it had a fixed size (changeable by the user) and a scrollbar for navigating the entire contents of the folder within the screenlet.

Presently it is unusable for folders containing just a moderate number of files and folders.

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ibanez97

10 years ago

I've been beating my head against the wall trying to get this to work on one computer while it works perfectly on another. Has anyone seen this error?

REGISTER screenlet: FolderViewScreenlet
False
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/rabrown/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 832, in <module>
screenlets.session.create_session(FolderViewScreenlet)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/screenlets/session.py", line 472, in create_session
session.start()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/screenlets/session.py", line 246, in start
sl = self.screenlet(session=self, id=self.__get_next_id())
File "/home/rabrown/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 112, in __init__
self.font = "FreeSans Medium 10"
File "/home/rabrown/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 329, in __setattr__
self.redraw_foreground()
File "/home/rabrown/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 739, in redraw_foreground
ico = self.generate_icon_names(elem)
File "/home/rabrown/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 470, in generate_icon_names
ico = gnomedesktop.item_new_from_file(uri, gnomedesktop.LOAD_ONLY_IF_EXISTS).get_string(gnomedesktop.KEY_ICON)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_string'

I've looked at the source files, but it's greek to me. I'm running Python 2.6.2 and Screenlets 0.1.2

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pollanza

10 years ago

I've been using your folderview screenlet with the 0.5.9 version for a lot and it always worked flawlessly. Then I saw this upgrade, and after removing the old version I installed this new 0.6.5 one. But it is a lot slower (it takes ages tho load after the boot) then the 0.5.9, and it isn't easy to configure because it always lose some configuration. Is there a way to return to the old 0.5.9 version that worked a lot better? I can't find it anywhere!

Bhy

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Scorpio92

10 years ago

I wanna know if this screenlet works correctly? because I already have 3-4 folder viewers and none of them seem to work the right way! So ...... is there any vhance to be good as the KDE one or not?

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Pack-Attack

10 years ago

Thanks so much for making these. I've been waiting for this to come to Gnome since I first saw them.

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repsakkgn

10 years ago

thanx for the folderview, but how to make it possible to use folderview with other icon themes like blacky and black-white? if i use them the icons in folder become really big and theres no way to change the size..thnx..

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Artaserse

10 years ago

If I choose "comic sans", the font does not change and remains "Free sans."
I must say that with almost all other fonts this does not happen.

Any Idea? :)

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Artaserse

10 years ago

Hi, I have a problem with custom fonts.

if I choose "comic sans" font, the default font is always "Free sans".
I must say that with almost all other fonts this does not happen.
there's a solution? :)

sorry for my english :)

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cbraddock

10 years ago

Thank-you! for this. It basically completes my transition from XP to Ubuntu! (was using Stardock Fences)

Is there a way to make the drag/drop functionality more flexible? Maybe ctrl+drop or right-click+drop to get a menu to allow MOVE (vs copy what it seems to be doing now) and maybe even an option to create a link instead?

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howil

10 years ago

another vote for real drag+drop
as I see now there is only something like copy realized.
So a 'move' pressing e.g. shift would be great.
Also the context menu with a 'delete this file' - option would be nice.

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Asagrimmr

11 years ago

As already someone said before me:

The whole purpose of having a Folderview applet on the desktop, is, that it takes less space, because its content can be scrolled.

In this form it's just a fancy transparent background for your desktop icons, taking even more space than normally, because of the header.

Shorter said: It needs a scrollbar.

Another thing: the "default" theme is empty. Only author information. We do not know how to make another style, because we do not see any variables.

Despite the lack of these 2 functions it's still a great screenlet, because it keeps the icons you want to see on your desktop, aligned.

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Whise

11 years ago

if someone can code a scrollarea in cairo please let me know, also you can change all the aspects of the theme in the options

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sethkha

11 years ago

screenlet worked after installing transset. Before that did nothing (gnome without compiz).

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techshit

11 years ago

It would be nice if we can sroll when there are too many items in the home folder

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blablum

11 years ago

Window settings are forgotten every time I restart folderview. (I mean lock, sticky, widget, keep above, keep below).

I'm using Scr1.2 and FV0.5.8.

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d0od

11 years ago

This must be a jaunty problem as i have the same problem with several other screenlets.

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dtmonterrey

10 years ago

Probably, here i'm using intrepid and no problems...

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Emperor1982

11 years ago

I have the same problem

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sceazy

11 years ago

Not sure if this has been fixed already or is even effecting other people, but the screenlet, when setting the height apparently sometimes saves it the config file as a float instead of a int, and that seems to keep the screenlet from starting.

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darkmusic

11 years ago

any idea how to fix this? i freekin love this screenlet, but it won't work after i log out and log back in.

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Emperor1982

11 years ago

Is there any chance to see all devices in one folder view screenlet? I mean the content of the computer-icon on the desktop.

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dtmonterrey

10 years ago

I also want to have this functionality... I'll try to find something but I never created a screenlet myself...

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9 years ago

0.4.6 - scaling
0.4.7 - sorting
0.4.8 - drop support
0.4.9 - better font drawing
0.5.1 - Now called folderview instead of folderviewclone
0.5.2 - Lots of improvements , including proper icon handling , speed optimizing , and bugs , also blame your icon set if its slow...
0.5.3 - even better icon handling
0.5.4 - support for .desktop files
0.5.5 - Removed glib dependency
0.5.99 - vertical expander better icons
0.6.1 - Font change now works, also some scalling issues fixed
0.6.2 - Font styles and sizes now works
0.6.3 - Now has the ability to easily export/save you own theme/look
0.6.4 - fixed bug in default theme
0.6.5 - optimized spacing
0.6.6 - speed optimizations , file/folder exclude list
0.7 - added a scrollbar (its a bit slow when in scrollbar mode i dont know why ill try to fix it)
0.7.1 - some improvments (i dont know if the scrollbar mode is only slow on my rig i would apreciate some feedback)
0.7.2 - more improvments
0.7.3 - speed improvments
0.7.4 - bug fix in lauching file
0.7.5 - bug fix for karmic not having gnomedesktp module
0.7.6 - Only monitors visible files now (slowness on home folder stoped), you can scroll in scrollbars with mouse scroll button and some bug fixes
0.7.7 - Bug fix
0.7.8 - Bug fix
0.7.9 - Added thumbnail support (when available)
0.8.0 - speed improvement of the thumbnails
0.8.1 - bug fix - tooltips always on back
0.8.2 - Bug fix
0.8.3 - Bug fix
0.8.4 - Bug fix
0.8.5 - better tooltips , changed thumbnails to gio, begging implementing context menus... if someone can tell me how to copy files with gio ...
0.8.6 - Bug fix
0.9 - Full drag and drop support
0.9.1 - Fixed bugs, can only drag files if locked, added background image
0.9.2 - Basic context menu
0.9.3 - Bug fix
0.9.4 - Ability to only show by extension, and drop multiple files
0.9.5 - Allows to right click open with
0.9.6 - Code cleanup, support for file paste
0.9.7 - Bug fix, and scroolbar theming
0.9.9 - lots of bug fixes, new version is a rewrite, you need to purge the old version config and delete any old versions on you system

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