Description:

KSmoothDock is a cool desktop panel with parabolic zooming effect for KDE Plasma 5 desktop. It is written in C++ and depends on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

To build, extract the ksmoothdock-5.1.tar.gz file, then, from within the extracted ksmoothdock-5.1 directory, run:
$ cmake src
$ make

You can now start the program by running the ksmoothdock binary created in that directory, i.e.:
$ ./ksmoothdock

You can also install the program by running:
$ sudo make install

After this installation (which basically copies the binary from ksmoothdock-5.1 directory to the BIN directory e.g. /usr/local/bin), you can run this command from any directory to start the program:
$ ksmoothdock

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For more information, please visit: https://github.com/dangvd/ksmoothdock/wiki

Changelog:

v5.1 13 days ago

- New feature: Pager
+ Can turn on/off pager from KSmoothDock's context menu
+ Click on a desktop icon switch to that virtual desktop, or, if it's already the current desktop, show/hide the desktop
+ Can set different wallpapers for each desktop (this requires Plasma desktop widgets to stay unlocked)
+ If individual wallpapers are set, the icons will be the mini version of the wallpapers
- Bug fixed: KSmoothDock now shows on all virtual desktops even if launched from Plasma Quicklaunch

v5.0.3 15 days ago

- Bug fixed: KSmoothDock is now visible on all virtual desktops (if the user has multiple virtual desktops enabled).

v5.0.2 19 days ago

- Sync the settings to disk immediately when the user clicks Ok/Apply from the Settings dialog. Previously the sync only happened when the user exited the program.
- Use stricter compiling flags to help prevent potential bugs.

v5.0.1 20 days ago

- Bug fixed: KSmoothDock is now limited to one single instance only.
- Clean-up: Show Desktop is now more consistent with Plasma's show-desktop behavior.

v5.0 21 days ago

Major rewrite for KDE Plasma 5. Depends on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

Currently the panel only supports launchers (including a Show Desktop item), but more features will be considered.

10 years ago

ziletka

Please fix problem with KDE 3.5.5. for openSUSE 10.2 users.

good luck and thanks

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10 years ago

be4truth

I am running Fedora 6 with 3.5.5-0.4.fc6.
Normal zooming mode works fine. The parabolic zooming doesn't display full size. The box around cuts it.

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10 years ago

daflame

Check the info at the top of the page... It says that kde 3.5.5 breaks ksmoothdock. And actually in my experience it is specifically with regards to parabolic zooming. When I switch to normal mode it works fine. BTW. (To the designer) Do you have plans to create a workaround for us poor kde 3.5.5 users. I upgraded without realizing that my main program (ksmoothdock) was incompatible. When it didn't work I came here to find a fix to my dismay. If you need an extra hand, I am not a stranger to programming and I have a vested interest in this program. Send an email to: wjeremy at shaw dot ca

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10 years ago

martin007

when I ./configure
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checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2 and < 4.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.


Where is the problem?

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10 years ago

montanamax

That sounds like an issue with the C++ compiling libraries on your desktop. Are you running the Kubuntu distrobution? If so, try running the following command to install current versions of all the libraries necessary to build KSmoothDock:

sudo apt-get install kdebase-dev build-essential automake1.9

Then try the configure - make - install process again.

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10 years ago

martin007

My distribution is openSuse 10.2

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10 years ago

montanamax

I'm not too familiar with Suse, but according to a decent looking thread here:

http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=27345


"Most likely you need to install the qt3-devel package (not the qt-devel package, which is version 4). Install it with YaST -> Software Management so that it will pull in any other dependencies. Then run ./configure again and hope that nothing else is needed." - ken_yap

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10 years ago

mugginz

Are there any plans to patch KSmoothDock so that it works with Beryl?

Id love to use it if it ever is.

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10 years ago

searayman

yea i get this when i try and use it with beryl...

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8108/screenshotip1.png

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10 years ago

KingS

For me only the normal Zoom works, the parabolic Zomme didin't work

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10 years ago

leveex

work's fine for me KDE 3.5.3
But question is how to start automatic, when i start x

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10 years ago

montanamax

To have ksmoothdock start automatically at start-up, create a link to the program in the Autostart directory with the following script.

ln -s /usr/bin/ksmoothdock ~/.kde/Autostart

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10 years ago

Muschtacio

I recieve this error when I run ./configure:
"checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!"
I also got this when trying to do the same for another app. Would anyone mind telling me how to fix this? I am running Mandriva Free 2007, if that makes a difference. Thanks!

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10 years ago

svenw

g++ (GCC) 3.4.6
automake (GNU automake) 1.9.6
Linux 2.6.16.29 x86_64

and the error:
In file included from main.cpp:21:
ksmoothdock.h:313: error: using-declaration for non-member at class scope
ksmoothdock.h:313: error: expected `;' before '<' token
ksmoothdock.h:314: error: using-declaration for non-member at class scope
ksmoothdock.h:314: error: expected `;' before '<' token
ksmoothdock.h:315: error: using-declaration for non-member at class scope
ksmoothdock.h:315: error: expected `;' before '<' token
ksmoothdock.h:318: error: using-declaration for non-member at class scope
ksmoothdock.h:318: error: expected `;' before '<' token
make[2]: *** [main.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/svenw/downloads/ksmoothdock-4.3_automake1.9/src'

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10 years ago

cookiep

I had the same problem!
I upgraded QT & kdelibs from slamd current and compiled OK!

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10 years ago

cookiep

sorry forgot you also need the
kdeartwork package as well
both kdelibs and kdeartwork were compiled against the newer qt

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10 years ago

lucher

nice to see this dock again...

some remarks:
o I can't open the config dialog. I have only a popup menu with one item ("close task").
o Still I don't feel comfortable with that. Is it possible to load Kicker applets? That would be great indeed. Finally, instead of pushing too much effort into an own pager I could use my own, including device applets, systray and so on... You could make these applets zoomable as well - receive the pixmap of the applet and update this pixmap on certain events. This pixmap is scaled down and shown in the dock. When hovering the mouse, the pixmap scales large and the applet becomes clickable, now being in its correct size.

Is that possible?

Moreover, I found some crash:
*** glibc detected *** ksmoothdock: munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer: 0x081de9e8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0xb6a9b911]
/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6(_ZdlPv+0x21)[0xb6c39e51]
ksmoothdock[0x80722c3]
ksmoothdock[0x8071b78]
ksmoothdock(_ZN7QWidget22windowActivationChangeEb+0x40c)[0x8052e48]
ksmoothdock[0x8058852]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QObject15activate_signalEP15QConnectionListP8QUObject+0x16d)[0xb7163f1d]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN7QObject15activate_signalEii+0x142)[0xb7164a82]
/opt/kde3/lib/libkdecore.so.4(_ZN10KWinModule21currentDesktopChangedEi+0x30)[0xb7763a70]
/opt/kde3/lib/libkdecore.so.4(_ZN17KWinModulePrivate8x11EventEP7_XEvent+0x50d)[0xb777e9ed]
/opt/kde3/lib/libkdecore.so.4(_ZN12KApplication14x11EventFilterEP7_XEvent+0x7b)[0xb784603b]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3[0xb7093df4]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN12QApplication15x11ProcessEventEP7_XEvent+0xa3)[0xb70a3773]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN10QEventLoop13processEventsEj+0x4aa)[0xb70b462a]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN10QEventLoop9enterLoopEv+0x48)[0xb711bd28]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN10QEventLoop4execEv+0x2e)[0xb711bbbe]
/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3(_ZN12QApplication4execEv+0x1f)[0xb7104abf]
ksmoothdock(_ZN6QFrame10paintEventEP11QPaintEvent+0x217)[0x8052c73]
/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc)[0xb6a4d87c]
ksmoothdock(_ZN6QFrame10paintEventEP11QPaintEvent+0x35)[0x8052a91]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-0808a000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 164094 /opt/kde3/bin/ksmoothdock
0808a000-0808b000 rw-p 00042000 03:02 164094 /opt/kde3/bin/ksmoothdock
0808b000-08305000 rw-p 0808b000 00:00 0 [heap]
b64ce000-b64f9000 r--p 00000000 03:02 2461749 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/albwbi.ttf
b64f9000-b652e000 r--s 00000000 03:02 1443056 /var/run/nscd/passwd
b652e000-b6559000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2448092 /usr/lib/liblcms.so.1.0.15
b6559000-b655b000 rw-p 0002a000 03:02 2448092 /usr/lib/liblcms.so.1.0.15
b655b000-b655d000 rw-p b655b000 00:00 0
b655d000-b65ca000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2448603 /usr/lib/libmng.so.1.1.0.9
b65ca000-b65cd000 rw-p 0006c000 03:02 2448603 /usr/lib/libmng.so.1.1.0.9
b65cd000-b65ec000 r--p 00000000 03:02 2447282 /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/libc.mo
b65ec000-b660a000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2447387 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.62.0.0
b660a000-b660b000 rw-p 0001d000 03:02 2447387 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.62.0.0
b6625000-b6629000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2572290 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/imageformats/libqmng.so
b6629000-b662a000 rw-p 00003000 03:02 2572290 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/imageformats/libqmng.so
b662a000-b662f000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2572289 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
b662f000-b6630000 rw-p 00005000 03:02 2572289 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
b6630000-b6639000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2525805 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/common/xomGeneric.so.2
b6639000-b663a000 rw-p 00008000 03:02 2525805 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/common/xomGeneric.so.2
b663a000-b6680000 r--p 00000000 03:02 1458331 /var/X11R6/compose-cache/l2_024_35fe9fba
b6680000-b669b000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2525798 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/common/ximcp.so.2
b669b000-b669d000 rw-p 0001b000 03:02 2525798 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/common/ximcp.so.2
b669d000-b66a6000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2572304 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqxim.so
b66a6000-b66a7000 rw-p 00008000 03:02 2572304 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqxim.so
b66a7000-b66ca000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2572303 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqsimple.so
b66ca000-b66cb000 rw-p 00023000 03:02 2572303 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqsimple.so
b66cb000-b66d2000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2572299 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqimsw-multi.so
b66d2000-b66d3000 rw-p 00007000 03:02 2572299 /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods/libqimsw-multi.so
b66d3000-b671c000 r--p 00000000 03:02 2343285 /home/wolff3/.fonts/Lucida_Grande.ttf
b671c000-b6779000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 166425 /opt/kde3/lib/libkutils.so.1.2.0
b6779000-b677e000 rw-p 0005d000 03:02 166425 /opt/kde3/lib/libkutils.so.1.2.0
b677e000-b67de000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 166600 /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/plugins/styles/domino.so
b67de000-b67e0000 rw-p 00060000 03:02 166600 /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/plugins/styles/domino.so
b67e0000-b67e1000 r-xp 00000000 03:02 2526709 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/lib/commKCrash: Application 'ksmoothdock' crashing...

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10 years ago

dangvd

Hi,
The popup menu depends on the section of the dock that you are clicking on.

Try clicking onto a launcher, a pager or the clock and have a look ;)

Cheers,
Viet Dzung

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10 years ago

lucher

I have only the taskbar visible. I don't like the pager and so on, so I switched them off in previous versions.

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10 years ago

him

I have the same problems to reconfigure my ksmoothDock.After i make the decision to kick out Kstart and the clock, i wasn't able to change any settings.

Also I've seen those errors above in my terminal!
Please make a configuration-shortcut!


Kind regards & Schönen Gruß,
him


PS: "All text must be in English."
Why I'am forced to write in english only.
German is such a beautiful language :)

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10 years ago

orychalk

Hi,

Mandriva 2007
Kde 3.5.4
libgamin-dev installed

- The New "Hide option" doesn't work under Beryl + Aiglx , and not work properly under KDM.

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10 years ago

pupil

my rpm updated to v4.3

great apps. thanks.

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10 years ago

pupil

my webhost domain is temporary inaccessible, because some idiots use it for phising activity.
they provided me with a temporary domain at http://donnie.911mb.com.
if you have trouble downloading the rpm, just replace the 110mb.com with 911mb.com

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10 years ago

linmain

ksmoothdock doesn't work with KDE 3.5.5 (SVN of today). the bar starts, but the zoom doesn't work well. it is clipped to the panel's rectangle, which is too small. so, when the icons get big, they are cut.

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10 years ago

dangvd

Have you tried install libgamin-dev?
Some user has fixed the bug by this.

Btw, this is really a strange bug as KSMoothDock works perfectly well for KDE 3.5.1 (in general 3.5.x before 3.5.5). I can't understand why a bug-fix release like 3.5.5 would break things.

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