Gimper
Graphics
Score 79%
Description:

Gimper enables the GIMP Toolbox to have an "autohide"-like feature.

It resides in the system tray and activates the GIMP Toolbox whenever the mouse cursor touches the left (or right) edge of the screen (even in Fullscreen mode).

Special settings can be modified in the gimperrc config file in ~/.kde/share/config

Mouse button functions
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- Double click: Launch The GIMP if it's not running already
- Right button: Settings
Last changelog:

9 years ago

1.6
- Hide also at the right side of the screen
1.5
- Store/restore settings
1.4
- Activate only from the application's desktop
1.3
- Wait before showing the toolbox
- Leave a visible border on screen
1.2
- Restore Toolbox state after exit
- Compatibility with GIMP version 2.4
1.1
- Functional context menu
1.0
- Major revision:
- Complete KDE systray application
- Use KDE window handling functions instead of backends
- Simulate autohide
- Make the Toolbox skip the taskbar
- Removed side-image in favor of systray
- Preliminary context menu
- ...
0.5 - Set/reset the focus policy automatically at startup/exit
0.4 - Added the ability of using a custom png image
0.3 - Compatibility with GIMP 2.6 and reduced mouseover area
0.2 - Middle click action was added (reveal the KDE window options)
0.1 - First release

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8 years ago

Just thought I'd let anyone who's waiting around for a KDE4 port of this know that, unless I'm missing something, the main functionality provided by this program can be achieved with KWin natively: Window menu -> Configure window behavior -> Advanced -> Enable Hover. Now whenever you move the mouse over a shaded window's titlebar, it will unshade while the cursor is over that window. This can be enhanced further by setting certain windows to always start shaded and on top - hitting an entire screen edge obviously won't work unless a shaded window is horizontally maximized and placed at the top of the screen, but just having a couple in the corners works great.

http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=549021

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sede

8 years ago

Could it be on the right side of the screen? I prefer when it is on the right, and the images are on the left.

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bico

8 years ago

Hmmm ... That could even solve the multiple monitor problem in some cases.

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bico

8 years ago

Here you go ... check out version 1.6

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sede

8 years ago

Super, thanks!
Just had a problem with the installing. I have only the qt4 installed in Ubuntu, and don't know which qt3 libraries needs to be installed for compiling, but will find out.

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naibeeka

9 years ago

Is there a way to report bugs? Gimper needs a way.

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bico

9 years ago

I might create a sourceforge account for this project and that would do it, but this week I'm busy. Until then, you can report the bugs here.

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DanaKil

9 years ago

Hi and thanks for your app
Do you plan to port this to KDE4 ?

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bico

9 years ago

Well, I have been thinking about it, but I currently do not see the benefits. Gimper works well under KDE 4 (you can look at the screencast) and to some extent under Gnome too. I think this tool is too simple to benefit from porting.

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DanaKil

9 years ago

well, there is at least one benefit : you don't have to install and load all the KDE3 libraries when you want to use this small (but useful) app :)

I'm slowly getting ride of all my KDE3 apps and in some times, the vast majority of people won't need to have KDE3 libs at all.

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poliicallycorrect

9 years ago

why not an auto-hide "window", like kpanel (on kde 3.5 ONLY...*!!&aargh!!)

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bico

9 years ago

Good idea! I will have to see if it is possible to simulate "autohide" by moving the toolbox off the screen instead of changing the focus.

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bico

9 years ago

Success! I have managed to simulate "autohide" and it works reasonably well on my computer. I don't know if it is going to be smooth enough on slower computers, though.

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ivancukic

8 years ago

Never move windows off-screen like that - it doesn't work with multiple monitors. For example, if gimp is started on the right monitor, by moving it off-screen it will be moved to the left monitor.

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bico

8 years ago

Thanks for pointing this out, Mr. Lancelot :-) Gimper initially changed only the focus of the Toolbox, so I think I can add an option to revert back to this, when needed.

Ideally one would change The GIMP sourcecode and provide an elegant solution, but ... this will have to do for now.

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poliicallycorrect

9 years ago

why not an auto-hide "window", like kpanel (on kde 3.5 ONLY...*!!&aargh!!)

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9 years ago

1.6
- Hide also at the right side of the screen
1.5
- Store/restore settings
1.4
- Activate only from the application's desktop
1.3
- Wait before showing the toolbox
- Leave a visible border on screen
1.2
- Restore Toolbox state after exit
- Compatibility with GIMP version 2.4
1.1
- Functional context menu
1.0
- Major revision:
- Complete KDE systray application
- Use KDE window handling functions instead of backends
- Simulate autohide
- Make the Toolbox skip the taskbar
- Removed side-image in favor of systray
- Preliminary context menu
- ...
0.5 - Set/reset the focus policy automatically at startup/exit
0.4 - Added the ability of using a custom png image
0.3 - Compatibility with GIMP 2.6 and reduced mouseover area
0.2 - Middle click action was added (reveal the KDE window options)
0.1 - First release

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