Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Add-Ons

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-win7showdesktop

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Description:

v3+ requires KDE 5.7
v2 is tested on KDE 5.5 and KDE 5.6

A fork of the default plasmoid but removes the icon and looks like a flat thin button. Can be configured to minimize all windows instead of "peaking" at the desktop, or to run a command. Scrolling over the button changes the volume, switch desktop, or any other command.

* Can be configured to minimize all windows instead of "peaking" at the desktop, or to run a command.
* Scrolling overtop the button controls the volume, or switch desktop, or any other command.
Last changelog:

v7 - September 18 2017 1 year ago


* Configurable width/height
* Add command presets to trigger the various "Present Windows" Desktop Effects.

flappysquirrel

4 months ago

If you're new to KDE:

you can hide the settings button of your taskbar in the bottom right corner if you right-click it, then choose "Lock Widgets".

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jhuilm

5 months ago

+

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verticalSquid

6 months ago

Thanks for this! All actions works great on Kubuntu 18.04 Minimal install.

For future updates/features, I'd like to suggest the ability to adjust the colours of the button ("standby" and on hover).
Also, with the "minimize all windows", when minimized, clicking it again to "unminimize" would be neat, like with "peek" (Show desktop) :)

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Isakku

7 months ago

I'm having a problem when using this on Linux Mint 18.3 (KDE Plasma 5.8.9)
I cannot "peek" the desktop, everything else seems fine (keyboard shortcut meta+d does show the desktop just as clicking the icon does), but I can't get to peek the desktop by hovering the mouse over it.

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jolugaju

1 year ago

It doesn't work on KDE Neon - KDE 5.10.5

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Zren

1 year ago

I use KDE Neon, so that's unlikely. Did you first install v2 (which is designed for KDE 5.6 and below) first. If you did, you need to ininstall that version, then install the latest (now v7), then relog. It doesn't apply the update until you relog.

If it's still not working, can you explain what specifically is not working?

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jolugaju

1 year ago

Then it seems I have no idea how to install this. I know how to install many simple widgets but not this one. Maybe when I know more about GNU Linux.

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seciyebar

1 year ago

Nice idea but doesn't work on Mint 18.1 (KDE 5.8).

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Zren

1 year ago

Which version do you have installed? You need v6 if you're on KDE 5.8.

grep Version ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.win7showdesktop/metadata.desktop

If you are using v3+, then what specifically doesn't work?

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radekm

1 year ago

I have Mint 18.1 and doesn't work, too. When I click on icon is error: Błąd wczytywania pliku QML: file:///home/myuser/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.win7showdesktop/contents/ui/main.qml:30:1: module "org.kde.plasma.private.showdesktop" is not installed.

I have X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version=6.

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Zren

1 year ago

sudo apt install kdeplasma-addons

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radekm

1 year ago

In my case, I must install "plasma-widgets-addons". Now, it works. Thank you!

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paul4il

1 year ago

Thanks for this excellent widget. One problem though is that the assigned keyboard shortcut doesn't work (I used to apply Meta+D to the stock Show Desktop widget and it would work.) The keyboard shortcut should perform the "click" action.

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paul4il

1 year ago

I'm using version 6 by the play, Plasma 5.8.3.

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paul4il

1 year ago

*I'm using version 6 by the way, Plasma 5.8.3.

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janet

2 years ago

I hate that tiny space on Windows but I admit it is a good idea to make a similar widget for Plasma because of choice. Assumingly there are people out there who neither want the pager nor the standard minimize all widget nor the mixer in the panel to save space.

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v7 - September 18 2017 1 year ago


* Configurable width/height
* Add command presets to trigger the various "Present Windows" Desktop Effects.

v6 - December 15 2016 1 year ago

* Update the config so that the command text fields scale to the width of the window.
* Dragging something and hovering the show desktop button will activate show desktop.

. 2 years ago

v5 - July 25 2016

* The click action is now configurable (show desktop / minimize all / run command).
* Add context menu options to show desktop and minimize all windows.

v4 - July 7 2016

* KDE 5.6 and below are not supported in this version of win7showdesktop.
* Fix "Show Desktop" in KDE 5.7.
* Replaced the Volume with UI preset requiring xdotool with a qdbus command.
* Added a Switch desktop preset using qdbus.

v2 - May 13 2016

* First release.

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