kicker-compiz

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

This is a modified pager applet for kicker to make it work with
compiz. More generally, it is intended to work with window managers that use
the concept of "large desktops" instead of "multiple virtual desktops" as kwin
does exclusively.

Technically, it is a matter of respecting window managers standards as defined
by EWMH (http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.4.html), using the
facilities already provided by KDE.

The code is based on the minipager applet taken from kdebase-3.5.4.

To install the package, follow the generic instructions found in the INSTALL and README files.Once it is installed, use the kicker dialog to add a new applet, and the pager
will appear in the list.

The code should soon be hosted somewhere in the KDE svn, hopefully to be merged in one of the next releases.

Enjoy !
Last changelog:

13 years ago

kicker-compiz 0.2
-Viewport numbering is ok
-Handles both vertical and horizontal viewports, for the plane plugin
-vertical kicker is ok
Know buggy or can be improved
-Window drag&drop does not work reliably when dragging from a viewport
different from the current one
-small graphic glitches (seams) for certain panel sizes, due to
rounding errors

kicker-compiz 0.1
Initial release, beta quality
Currently working:
-pager has the good size, displays windows correctly
-current viewport is highlighted
-click to switch to another viewport
Known buggy or can be improved:
-Window drag&drop doesnt work reliably
-Aspect ratio is not respected when using kicker is vertical

tristangrimaux

11 years ago

yeah, but the tray icons are lost...

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ktulu77

13 years ago

I am on kubuntu edgy and i have the same problem. I have only one viewport if I start the pager before I start beryl :-(.
If I start beryl and then I add the pager, all is ok ^^
Anyway, great job, very useful !

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sideris

13 years ago

Well done, it works great with ubuntu edgy using the beryl desktop wall plugin. Thanks for developing this, I was feeling a bit disoriented without a pager.

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shame

13 years ago

Since I installed kicker compiz on openSUSE 10.2 (kde 3.5.5) it only shows one single viewport, whether I start it before or after beryl.
Any ideas?
It's working perfectly on other distros and was working perfectly on openSUSE 10.1 and Factory

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vslavik

13 years ago

This bug in the pager applet was partially fixed in KDE 3.5.6:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133149

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ramz

13 years ago

suse 10.2
beryl 0.2.0 PRE
xorg 7.2 RC3
AIGLX i810 driver with dri enabled

Number of different issues:

- contents of viewport/"desktop" are not shown in pager
- doesn't put viewports/"desktops" in rows as specified in configuration
- various other "glitches" _primarily_ after a reboot/restart of X, probably related to the startup order of the pager vs. the 3d desktop (in other words, works fine when initially added to panel--after beryl is running--but if started before beryl, all kinds of issues)

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ramz

13 years ago

oh, should add that I grabbed 0.2 and compiled/installed from source... forgot about that...

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riteshsarraf

13 years ago

Hi,

The kicker applet works perfect.

Just wanted to know if there are shortcut keys to navigate among the Workspaces.

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geekd

13 years ago

Works on Suse 10.2 - Beryl-Nvidia, no XGL or compiz.

Thanks!

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hacosta

13 years ago

this works fine for me except for the fact that i need to restart it upon starting kde, i start beryl with
beryl&
emerald --replace
on a startup script, and i guess the pager is started before my script runs so i get only one desktop, after i remove and readd the pager from the panel it works fine again, can you fix this?

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imoore

13 years ago

Hi, I've installed this on my Suse 10.2 system & it works fine except for one problem - the pager is about 3 times the height of the actual viewport.
In other words, I can move windows around on the pager, but if I move them into the bottom two thirds of the pager, they dissappear off screen and are not accessible.
I don't know if it's because I have a widescreen monitor & this only works with a 4:3 geometry, but that shouldn't give a 1:3 mismatch anyway!

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trevi55

13 years ago

Hi... Here it works really well using Beryl, while if I use compiz it doesn't work at all... :o

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vaxius

13 years ago

The Kubuntu package doesn't work for me, so I tried the source. However, during compile, it spits out:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltaskmanager
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [compizpager_panelapplet.la] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/fritz133/Software/KDE/Beryl-Pager/kicker-compiz-3.5.4/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/fritz133/Software/KDE/Beryl-Pager/kicker-compiz-3.5.4'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any ideas?

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BryanFRitt

11 years ago

I got the same message. Did you ever fix it?

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SaintK

13 years ago

Very useful, and works fine in my Debian Sid with beryl :)

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Explinux

13 years ago

Hi..

I have found a bug:

your pager don't show correctly the miniature of the maximixed window in face number 4 of the cube of compiz (aiglx ), if the current face is number 1.

Regards

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yagami

13 years ago

using the latest beryl , one can set the desktop option to 4.

then , kde detects all 4 desktops ( alowing even to set diferent wallpapers for each one )

the only thing missing is switching desktops.

for this , your pager works, but has some issues.

could you please work on this, so that its usuable ?! ( one could have four cubes , for example )

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tpf80

13 years ago

Thanks for this very useful app.

I was runinng compiz on aiglx with KDE. Although the default multi-desktop software could rotate the cube when i clicked on each desktop it would not show the mini-view of the windows present on each desktop. Now finally multi-desktop switching works properly and I can see which desktops have apps running on them thanks to this plugin.

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jaywhy13

13 years ago

Great work on this app. I'm using Kubuntu Edgy Xgl + Beryl and using the pager. It works nicely and I'm pretty satisfied and even more pleased with the potential that the kicker shows. Just need to fix the doubling up of the rows when there's alot of space

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franceloc

13 years ago

Thank you for your great work!
I really needed this...
Just one reqest: can you add the possibility to change the layout?
In fact, the desktops are always placed horizontally, and on a large panel (my panel height is 52 pixels), they occupy a large amount of space!
It would be great to set up, for example, 2 desktops per row (like default Kpager does), so with 4 desktops/viewports we can have 2 rows, and in each row 2 desktop (for example...)

Keep up the good work.

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jrepin

13 years ago

Yeah this is also the only major thing that currently bothers me. I would like to have my 4 desktops in a 2x2 layout.

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liquidat

13 years ago

Is this upstream now? And if yes, in which version?

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mutlu

13 years ago

Really great that you work on this!

The only problem I encountered so far is that somehow the thumbnails of the first viewport get lost whenever I switch to the fourth viewport. They reappear when switching to viewports one or two.
Thumbnails on the fourth viewport disappear when switching to the first and reappear when switching to the third or fourth. Thumbnails on the viewports two and three never get lost.

I am using the standard setup of four viewports by the way.

(Kubuntu Edgy, Xorg 7.1(Aiglx), KDE 3.5.5, Beryl+Emerald)

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dmiceman

13 years ago

Thank you very much! That is an excellent thing! After run beryl i was lost without all my workplaces. And kicker-compiz is the solution.

Three small glitches so far:

1. Mouse wheel is really most needed feature.
2. That is impossible to use it on vertical panel with 8 workplaces. They are so small.. :-)
3. On horizontal panel it want not to switch into two-rows mode -- all 8 workplaces are drawn in top row.

Again: thank you very much! Please not drop you work.

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Hirs

13 years ago

Hi!

Thank you very much for the applet.
Could be possible to switch desktop with the wheel mouse? it works on the desktop, but not on the applet, would be great!

Using it right now with beryl! and new nvidia beta drivers 9xxx

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13 years ago

kicker-compiz 0.2
-Viewport numbering is ok
-Handles both vertical and horizontal viewports, for the plane plugin
-vertical kicker is ok
Know buggy or can be improved
-Window drag&drop does not work reliably when dragging from a viewport
different from the current one
-small graphic glitches (seams) for certain panel sizes, due to
rounding errors

kicker-compiz 0.1
Initial release, beta quality
Currently working:
-pager has the good size, displays windows correctly
-current viewport is highlighted
-click to switch to another viewport
Known buggy or can be improved:
-Window drag&drop doesnt work reliably
-Aspect ratio is not respected when using kicker is vertical

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