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:

14 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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dunkelstern

14 years ago

Splitted patch is now online, with minor bugfix.

But it's on my home server (only DSL), so download may be a bit slow.

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dunkelstern

14 years ago

No problem with the next release (will follow soon, because I found another bug -.-) i will include those splitted patches.

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Fri13

14 years ago

Hopefully this will be implented to KDE4 or there is somekind plugins for effect like this.

Just question, if user use SVG icons, does zoomed picture look much smoother or does it take somekind shot from them?

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dunkelstern

14 years ago

That depends how this will be implemented in KDE 4, in KDE 3 it's just the image you can see on screen but scaled.

If icons are no more pixmaps but vector objects it will be possible to recalculate the pixmap for each zooming step, but i doubt that's worth it because it eats CPU time.

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Superstoned

14 years ago

KDE doesn't use SVG icons, so this question isn't really usefull. For KDE 4, well I'm pretty sure he would have to rewrite the whole patch anyway, so it's not very relevant either.

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Superstoned

14 years ago

archlinux users can try the kdemod packages to have this ;-)

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14 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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