Activity Manager Plasmoid Wheeled

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Description:

Lightweight plasmoid to manage your activities effectively.
Can start, stop, switch between, clone, edit and remove activities.

This is an improvement to activitymanager plasmoid that adds the ability to switch activity by scrolling the mouse wheel over the widget.

The original plasmoid can be found here:
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/?content=136278

Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.6.2
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* Added README with installation instructions
0.6.1
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* Simplified wheel event management function
0.6
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* Added ability to switch activity by scrolling mouse wheel over the widget
0.5
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* Added GPLv2 license headers and COPYING file.
* Added tooltip to the system tray icon. Tooltip shows the
current activity icon and name.
* Align start/stop icon to the right when activities are locked.
0.4
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* Added ability to lock activity editing. When locked activity
clone/edit/remove icons are hidden.
* Make sure that only one instance of rename or delete dialog
is visible at a time. Fixes a crash.
* Use the proper activities icon.
* Added tooltips.
0.3
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* Move action icons to the right side to be more
consistent with the other plasmodis (e.g device notifier).
* Added ability to remove activities.
* Added ability to edit activity names.
* Added ability to clone activities.
0.2
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* Make sure that only one extender item exist
* Sort activities by name.
0.1
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Initial release

Alcapond

5 years ago

I would appreciate a possibility to filter the list of activities - is there anything planned like this?

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simgunz

5 years ago

Just for curiosity, how many activities do you have? I guess that the average user doesn't have more than 5-6 activities so that a filter function is not required.

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Alcapond

5 years ago

It varies with values up to 20 or sometimes even more. I guess, currently not a lot of people use that many activities. But as activities will be integrated better in different places, I guess the average number will increase, as more and more people find them useful. Summing it up: I do think an easy quick filter would be very helpful - even for more people than only me ;)

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simgunz

5 years ago

Ok. I'll think about adding this functionality.

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Alcapond

5 years ago

BTW: It would also be cool to be able to change the size of the plasmoid. At the moment I can only stretch it horizontally, but as I have many Activities, stretching it vertically would be much more useful...

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simgunz

6 years ago

For who are interest in a more sophisticated way to manage activity, take a look at this plasmoid: WorkFlow Plasmoid

http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/WorkFlow+Plasmoid+(It's+Here!!!)?content=147428

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Contrast

6 years ago

Ubuntu packages: https://launchpad.net/~mikevaughn/+archive/omnilinux/

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lnxusr

6 years ago

I like this much better than the official manager. Any chance on making it able to create new activities? That's the only thing keeping the official one on my taskbar. Sure would like to free up that space.

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simgunz

6 years ago

I just added the mouse wheel support to this plasmoid and I don't think I'll update it anymore. I try to merge this feature upstream but it was rejected because it seems that a new way to manage activities will come with kde 4.9 or 4.10. A way much more integrated with kwin, like an effect or something similar.

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lnxusr

6 years ago

Too bad. I hope they make it as clean looking as your app. I really like the way it looks more like a menu than the ugly thing they have now that takes up the whole bottom of the screen.

Perhaps if they don't, you'll reconsider updating this?

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simgunz

6 years ago

It could be.

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lnxusr

6 years ago

KDE 4.9 is out and there is no change to the Activity Switcher I can see. Would you be willing to add the ability to add activities now? I really prefer you version to the ugly official one that takes up the whole length of the screen.

As for the KDE team rejecting your request to merge, I think they were wrong. Just because they're planing on changing something two or three versions down the line, is no reason to stop improving it completely. They seem to be focused more on their own agenda and ignoring the users desires. They're starting to act more and more like the GNOME team.

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simgunz

6 years ago

I'm pretty busy in this period so I don't have time to improve the plasmoid. When I'll have time I'll try to add this feature.

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Psifidotos

6 years ago

Hello,

thank you for the great plasmoid. One question, I am using a lot of your code in a new plasmoid but I I have an issue that exists also in your plasmoid. I just want to check up in order to see if it is a data engine bug (org.kde.activities).
When you remove an activity it is not removed in reality, it still exists by watching the plasma's ActivityManager. By loging out, the activity then disappears and everything is ok.

Is that a data engine bug?

Regards,
Michail

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simgunz

6 years ago

Actually this is a fork of this plasmoid http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/?content=136278.

I just added the mouse wheel support. So I didn't even read the rest of the code. In any case I'll take a look at the code to see if I can give you some hint on that bug.

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masterdany88

6 years ago

goood one :D

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6 years ago

0.6.2
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* Added README with installation instructions
0.6.1
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* Simplified wheel event management function
0.6
---
* Added ability to switch activity by scrolling mouse wheel over the widget
0.5
---
* Added GPLv2 license headers and COPYING file.
* Added tooltip to the system tray icon. Tooltip shows the
current activity icon and name.
* Align start/stop icon to the right when activities are locked.
0.4
---
* Added ability to lock activity editing. When locked activity
clone/edit/remove icons are hidden.
* Make sure that only one instance of rename or delete dialog
is visible at a time. Fixes a crash.
* Use the proper activities icon.
* Added tooltips.
0.3
---
* Move action icons to the right side to be more
consistent with the other plasmodis (e.g device notifier).
* Added ability to remove activities.
* Added ability to edit activity names.
* Added ability to clone activities.
0.2
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* Make sure that only one extender item exist
* Sort activities by name.
0.1
---
Initial release

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