Icon execute feedback

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

At first: Look at the screenshots.

Now the description:
This replaces the zooming rectangle that is drawn if you activate an icon in konqueror for execution feedback. It removes the rectangle and instead zooms the icon bigger and fades it out while doing. It's like MacOS X execution feedback.

Currently works in Konqueror, Kicker and all file dialogs. You will need a machine > 600 MHz for this though, else the animation may be slow.

This is a patch against kdebase-3.5.6 and kdelibs-3.5.6! So you have to recompile the two packages. Please only do that if you are experienced enough with recompiling KDE.

Apply the patches as follows:
1. Get kdebase-3.5.6
2. Get kdelibs-3.5.6
3. Get this patch
4. Unpack all archives
5. Change to the dir you unpacked kdelibs
6. Execute "cat /location/of/the/patch/kdelibs-3.5.6-execute_feedback.patch | patch -p1"
7. Recompile kdelibs
8. Install kdelibs (necessary as some header files changed)
9. Change to the dir you unpacked kdebase
7. Execute "cat /location/of/the/patch/kdebase-3.5.6-execute_feedback.patch | patch -p1"
8. Recompile kdebase
9. Install kdebase
10. Logout of kde and then login again.
11. Watch the icons zooming

Have fun. If you don't understand the step by step manual above
please inform yourself about how to recompile KDE on kde.org

If you find any bugs, feel free to leave a comment.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

V0.1: No public distribution
- Made it work with Konqueror in list and icon mode

V0.2: First public release
- Now flickerfree in Konqueror (all views)
- Fixed some offsets in Konqueror treeview mode
- Integrated kicker with it. This is a bit hackish, please test and report errors.

V0.3: Minor bugfix release
- Fixed animation on Desktop leaving garbage.

V0.4: Minimal Bugfix
- Slowed down the animation a bit

CURRENTLY KNOWN BUGS:
- Kicker and some other animations do not work with Composite manager enabled (KDE's Transparent Windows, xcompmgr or Beryl/Compiz)

koko2k

12 years ago

It's just me or it *first* load and displays the animation, and *then* executes the program?
Even if i click on "show desktop", i've to wait for the animation to end to see my desktop.

I'd love this tool if it helps the perception of speed, but that way it actually does the opposite!
Wouldn't be possible to execute the action as soon as the user click and in the meantime show the animation?

Maybe am i missing something?

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scummos

11 years ago

Thats exactly what i think, would be better that way :)

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Consequence9

12 years ago

Hi, I was just wondering if there will be an update soon that allows it to work with KDE 3.5.7 . I love this feature, but my system is already running 3.5.7 . I tried altering all instances of 3.5.6 in the code to 3.5.7, but that doesn't seem to be working (no surprise there, but worth a shot). Thanks a bunch :)

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

I am using it on 3.5.7 currently. No problems so far.

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scummos

12 years ago

... i´ve google´d a bit, and i found that compiling and installing kdelibs/kdebase isn´t very easy... to those who have already done it -- is it "possible"? ^^

Greetings

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scummos

12 years ago

rfzt... tried it... ^^
downloaded sources via svn, is that normal?

/home/sven/kdebase/libkonq/konq_iconviewwidget.cc: In member function ‘virtual void KonqIActivate(QIconViewItem*)’:
/home/sven/kdebase/libkonq/konq_iconviewwidget.cc:1851: error: no matching function for cvisualActivate(QWidget*, QRect&, QPixmap*)’
/opt/kde3/include/kiconeffect.h:154: note: candidates are: static void KIconEffect::visuaRect)
Error creating ./libkonq/konq_iconviewwidget.lo. Exit status 1.
make: *** [all] Fehler 1


is the result :D
anyone has an idea how to fix? ;)

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Why did you use svn?

http://kde.org/download/
and scroll down.

And yes, it's possible, I maintain part of the KDEmod community project (64Bit Version is my work) of Archlinux and had no problems so far

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han001

12 years ago

hi
I didn't use the svn version and I still get the same error message. Kdelibs was patched, compiled and installed correctly. Why do I get this error when compiling kdebase?
thanks

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

It says "cvisualActivate" in the error message, that should have been "visualActivate".

That's weird... I'll check the patch today evening if I'm home again.

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daller

12 years ago

Hi there,

It seems that Kubuntu Feisty Fawn (current beta) has implemented this KDE improvement!

I looks REALLY nice! - Great!

One thing though! - Could it be coded in a way that disabled the effect if no 3D acceleration on the computer?

I'm a beta-tester, and the 3D acceleration doesn't always work ;) - And it's not funny to have to wait 2-3 seconds everytime I click on a folder! :) (The folder doesn't load before the animation is done...)

/Daniel

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Just open kcontrol then go to Devices->Mouse->Optical Feedback and untick the checkbox

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felmur

12 years ago

I've done a simple KControl module that enable/disable the effect. It simply changes the value of VisualActive value into kdeglobals file and then reload the configurations for kdesktop and kicker.

If you haven't nothing better this, I can post it here in kde-apps.

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Cool thing...

If you wouldn't mind I would include it into the patch. So all is together where it belongs :)

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felmur

12 years ago

I've send you an email with link for sources of control module.

Regards.

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Divilinux

12 years ago

well..i cannot verify but seems..normal..no fast no slow..
i haven't kde sources to apply the hack

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felmur

12 years ago

Oh, nice patch, I am voting for good.

There is a way to include/exclude the effect?

It doesn't seems to have an include/exclude flags for the effect in the control-panel... isn't it true?

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Currently you can only turn it on or off completely by setting VisualActivate in ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals to one or zero.

Of course you may take the splitted patch and not apply the kicker patches :)

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felmur

12 years ago

I've done a simple KControl module that enable/disable the effect. It simply changes the value of VisualActive value into kdeglobals file and then reload the configurations for kdesktop and kicker.

If you haven't nothing better this, I can post it here in kde-apps.



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roderick

12 years ago

I have applied the fix to the Xeffects overlay.

Only update appears to be in kdelibs, so xeffects users need only re-emerge kdelibs from overlay to get the fix.

http://www.gentoo-xeffects.org

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

That's right... but I got informed that the animation is now too slow... can you verify that?

Because then I'll do another update soon.

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abhay

12 years ago

I am using roderick's overlay and imho the animation is just a little too slow now. Even the folder opening is like standing there and waiting for animation to get it over with.

If you plan to make an update then instead of keeping the animation speed to be 50-50 between the fast patch and this one...keep it to something like 60-65% slow and 35-40% fast.

Thats just my opinion though :)

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Ok I'll do that. That was because it's likely that the speed of the effect is connected to cpu/graphics speed a little bit. And as I have a very fast cpu and enjoy the effect, so it may be a little slow to others...

I think I'll make that configurable in future.

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Divilinux

12 years ago

yes..in Ubuntu FF has just implemented as default..;)

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scummos

12 years ago

i would like to use it, but i dont wanna risk recompiling my kde-packages... is it possible to make an installer or rpm out of this?

greetings :)

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

For which distro?!? There are many incompatible ones based on RPM.

As I was informed KUbuntu Feisty Fawn has already adapted this patch. So I'm waiting for the SuSE guys to catch up now *g*.

I have no RPM based Distro installed right now so I can not help you with packages currently. Sorry.

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12 years ago

V0.1: No public distribution
- Made it work with Konqueror in list and icon mode

V0.2: First public release
- Now flickerfree in Konqueror (all views)
- Fixed some offsets in Konqueror treeview mode
- Integrated kicker with it. This is a bit hackish, please test and report errors.

V0.3: Minor bugfix release
- Fixed animation on Desktop leaving garbage.

V0.4: Minimal Bugfix
- Slowed down the animation a bit

CURRENTLY KNOWN BUGS:
- Kicker and some other animations do not work with Composite manager enabled (KDE's Transparent Windows, xcompmgr or Beryl/Compiz)

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