Dial a Task-O-Matic

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

The new and improved Dial-A-Task'omatic allows you to:

1) Switch tasks by scrolling over the active window's Title Bar, a'la ALT-Tab.[to be clear, the functionality is similar to Alt-Tab, and the highlighted task is selected when the cursor leaves the frame of the active window.]

2) Shade and Un-Shade a window

3) Send a window ALWAYS to the fore or background

The Kwin dev I emailed was skeptical of its usefulness but said that he'd consider including it when completed. If you like these features vote for them to be included in the mainline kwin here:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78636

The screenshots are of the new Window Configuration options available and the Alt-Tab switcher (which you can also see by pressing Alt-Tab)
Last changelog:

14 years ago

Despite my earlier pronouncement, jrch2k apparently didn't get sick of me or sick of the project and sent me this diff a couple days ago.

The readme.txt has the instructions

Good Luck, and thanks to jrch2k who did a great job programming the whole thing.

SynTruth

14 years ago


WinDec doesn't have any mouse events, so it can't get in the way of things.

How about another option: Scrolling over the title-bar changes the desktop, but bringing that window with you. IE: I am on Desktop 1, but want my Konsole window on Desktop 2. I could right-click to do so, or if I have a graphic pager, drag it to that desktop -- or with this option, I could put my mouse over the title bar and scroll until I am on Desktop 2.

I used scroll events in KClip (here or at kde-apps.org) to do desktop switching, so the actual code is really simply. (I was new to C++/QT at the time.)

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Halcyon-X

15 years ago

How about requiring you to hold down the CTRL (or some other modifier) button while scrolling, and letting go of the CTRL button activates the selection? Otherwise, how do you determine what program will be activated, when the cursor leaves the title bar? That's not so practical.

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jpcohen

15 years ago

Just though it would be even more practical to display or not the "alt+tab" window while scrolling.
What do you think ?

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BruceCadieux

15 years ago

Dial a task-O-Matic??

Your kidding right?

The work looks good, but the title is liking to a cheap novelty item sold in K-Mart

I was expecting to see it slices, it dices, it chops, it ties your shoes.............

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ccimiluca

15 years ago

Wait there's more, but you'll have to wait 'til QT4.

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p0z3r

15 years ago

This method sounds like the same method I use for scrolling icons in my iLaunch superkaramba theme. Check that out if you like using the scroll wheel for selection purposes.

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vinaysshastry

15 years ago

wont it be good to make windows shade and unshade on mouse wheel up and down ?

This has been implemented in openbox, blackbox - and its a really usefull feature.

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ccimiluca

15 years ago

Half the project is just giving the mouse-wheel buttons actions in kwin, the other half is progtramming a behavior that brings up the task list. So you should be able to scroll up and down to shade.

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blueSceaDa

15 years ago

would be nice to have in the mainline kde

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rgfree

15 years ago

This is a very good idea.
Using the mouse-wheel over
the title-bar has no use so
far and this would be really
useful especially for people
like me who usually have
all apps maximized.

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allanon

15 years ago

Actually, I'd like scroll up and down on window title set the amount of transparancy (For the Xorg composite extension) :)

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14 years ago

Despite my earlier pronouncement, jrch2k apparently didn't get sick of me or sick of the project and sent me this diff a couple days ago.

The readme.txt has the instructions

Good Luck, and thanks to jrch2k who did a great job programming the whole thing.

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