WheelLauncher

Karamba & Superkaramba

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A small launcher suitable for the corner of the screen (just 100x100 pixels).
you can use the mouse wheel to browse between the launchers in a circular fashion.
You need edit the script to point to your applications and their icons

shiva

14 years ago

i banned all other icons from my taskbar...could you add (like up there somewhere suggested) a semi-circle version?
i think that would maybe fit better on the screen!

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jimbox

14 years ago

great idea for those who like the uncluttered desktop.

after a quick dl and install it worked- but seemed sporadic in response to mouse scrolling. could've been other things hogging my cpu- so do affirmative criticism. ;)

some ideas for its future:

1. easier way to edit menu (likely already on the developer's menu)
2. parabolic icon enlargement (like the osx bar)
3. drag-n-drop additions to menu (extension of 1).


and thank to kriegel for their hacks!

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earlycj5

14 years ago

I just used the absolute reference to where my icons lived rather than copying them into the "images" directory...

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earlycj5

14 years ago

Well done! Looking forward to more.

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kriegel

14 years ago

Good work, i like it,

But ;) Please change WheelLauncher.py:
78 baseangle=separation
into
78 baseangle+=separation
and
85 baseangle=0
into
85 baseangle-=separation
This should fix some movement anomalies.

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gotem

14 years ago

Thanks for the tip
I'll add that to other changes I'm planning: allow you to drag & drop .desktop files and save the conf in a .rc file instead of hardcoded in the script

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butzomatic

14 years ago

This is really a nice tool to achieve a clean desktop or even to get rid of some buttons from the kicker bar.

A semicircle would be fine. But so far: Well done!

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yakhan

14 years ago

I like this a lot. And agree with the above comment. It has a unique feel.

One suggestion... Maybe, if it's possible, an option to make it spin without the use of a wheel. It could spin faster the closer you hovered to the right and bottom edges. And sit still if you were over the center. Less fuss for the lazy. =]

I'm looking forward to see where this goes... good luck!

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bigtomrodney

14 years ago

This is pretty good. It's one of those things that takes an idea that's out there and makes it new and a bit more useful. I'd like to see this developed outside of Karamba so everyone can use it. Everyone always says KDE should have it's own look. Granted I myself use Ksmoothdock and Baghira (I'm a sinner) but we really need to contribute more ideas to a new native KDE look.

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