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[Idea - Proposal] - A Plank dock alternative for Plasma

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psifidotos wrote:
lazyit wrote:thanks for the reply , but I have not responded on the idea of a menu similar to that of Elementary , I understand that maybe you can not do too much , but at least I'd like to know if you think it is a good idea or not ;)


if you are refering for example to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC0kuGECRYk
time: 3:19 in the above video...

I would say that this is very beautiful and very interesting...
This is an app launcher presenting in a grid instead of a column...
This could be a very beautiful plasmoid if someone wants to catch up with this but for the time
being I am not the one... :)

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michail

sorry if I did not have time to answer before, but yes, I meant the menu that you see in the video, I thought that with that menu and the other 2 plasmoids now dock panel and now, it would be nearly a user experience very transformation similar to that of Elementary
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Hello there,
Much needed dock and widget.
Though m having problem using this, while using nowdock-panel the panel outside nowdock panel is also showing in my setting while m seeing its hidden in your setting a thumb is attatched with this m running on latest kde 5.7plus.. thank you

[thumb=]http://i66.tinypic.com/10mq5wi.png[/thumb]
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highflyer wrote:Hello there,
Much needed dock and widget.
Though m having problem using this, while using nowdock-panel the panel outside nowdock panel is also showing in my setting while m seeing its hidden in your setting a thumb is attatched with this m running on latest kde 5.7plus.. thank you

[thumb=]http://i66.tinypic.com/10mq5wi.png[/thumb]


You just need to use: https://dl.opendesktop.org/api/files/download/id/1473029935/plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2.tar.gz
and click at: transparent.sh in order to produce a plasma theme that has the specific panel transparent...

After you have chosen the new theme, you must disable from your Desktop Effects:
  • Blur
  • Background Contrast
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psifidotos wrote:
highflyer wrote:Hello there,
Much needed dock and widget.
Though m having problem using this, while using nowdock-panel the panel outside nowdock panel is also showing in my setting while m seeing its hidden in your setting a thumb is attatched with this m running on latest kde 5.7plus.. thank you

[thumb=]http://i66.tinypic.com/10mq5wi.png[/thumb]


You just need to use: https://dl.opendesktop.org/api/files/download/id/1473029935/plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2.tar.gz
and click at: transparent.sh in order to produce a plasma theme that has the specific panel transparent...

After you have chosen the new theme, you must disable from your Desktop Effects:
  • Blur
  • Background Contrast



Tried above mentioned steps still second panel is shown .. perhaps m too dumb :P ... thank you for reply
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highflyer wrote:Tried above mentioned steps still second panel is shown .. perhaps m too dumb :P ... thank you for reply


open a ticket to discover what is going on at:
https://github.com/psifidotos/plasma-tr ... nel/issues

what theme are you using?
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psifidotos wrote:
highflyer wrote:Tried above mentioned steps still second panel is shown .. perhaps m too dumb :P ... thank you for reply


open a ticket to discover what is going on at:
https://github.com/psifidotos/plasma-tr ... nel/issues

what theme are you using?

I was on Papirus theme while troubleshooting switched back to breeze/air even rebooted system after every application

usual installation need that execution of plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2 ?
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highflyer wrote: I was on Papirus theme while troubleshooting switched back to breeze/air even rebooted system after every application
usual installation need that execution of plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2 ?


Papirus, breeze, air, default... all these have been tested and work correctly...

steps to use the transparent panel script...
  • extract archive plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2
  • after you extract the archive, just click at transparent.sh in order for a window to show up
  • at that window choose your theme and what panel from the four choices you want transparent and at the bottom click at Generate Theme
  • select the new created theme for example Papirus - South Transparent which means papirus theme with bottom panel transparent, select this theme from your plasma system settings
  • if your panel does not become transparent be sure that you have disabled the Blur and Background Contrast Desktop Effects from plasma's system settings


have your tried all the above?
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highflyer wrote:usual installation need that execution of plasma-transparent-panel.py.v0.2.2 ?


yes it does, transparency for the panel can be offered only through the plasma theme...

You can try to use directly for troubleshooting the MX Theme which offers full transparency for the panels... If MX Theme does not provide you with full transparent panels then that means that you havent disabled the correct Desktops Effects...
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You can try to use directly for troubleshooting the MX Theme which offers full transparency for the panels... If MX Theme does not provide you with full transparent panels then that means that you havent disabled the correct Desktops Effects...[/quote]


Thank you so much pyqt4 packages were missing after installing those and running that shell script its tranperent now much appreciated ! that shell script is normal procedure or troubleshooting step ?
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highflyer wrote:Thank you so much pyqt4 packages were missing after installing those and running that shell script its tranperent now much appreciated ! that shell script is normal procedure or troubleshooting step ?


no worries!!! the shell script is normal procedure... For now, transparent panels in plasma are offered only through the plasma theme.. So the script creates such a theme in order to be used...

In the future... probably after Plasma 5.9 (according to plasma developers) the script may not be needed... Transparent panels could be supported directly...

have fun...

regards,
michail
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Hello there, after setting it up finally whole setup is looking much much better than Mac :P ! just thought share this with ya..Gracias.
http://i66.tinypic.com/24e9fv9.jpg
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highflyer wrote:Hello there, after setting it up finally whole setup is looking much much better than Mac :P ! just thought share this with ya..Gracias.
http://i66.tinypic.com/24e9fv9.jpg


Beautiful !!! :) I have also created a forum at: https://github.com/psifidotos/nowdock-plasmoid/issues/29
for users wanting to present their use cases...

For example a user asked by me to implement two things in next release of Now Dock,
1. The user by right clicking a task to be able to access its recent files
2. The user should be able to pin documents

I thought of it and suddenly I realized that these are already present...
1. Now Dock can provide different launchers per activity
2. Right clicking a task, its recent files based on the activity are present
3. The user can add in Now Dock Panel the Folder plasmoid and make it show only the current activity's pinned documents... :)

So there are fantastic possibilities out there that I didnt even have in my mind when I implemented it... :)

Have fun!!!
Thanks for the reply...
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fyi

in plasma-framework the breeze task manager style use lines. I don't know if you use them but you can have them as "design guide".
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andreas_k wrote:fyi

in plasma-framework the breeze task manager style use lines. I don't know if you use them but you can have them as "design guide".


I already use them but for active window only....
Now Dock Plasmoid behaves like this...
It uses dots for the windows in order to separate them from launchers which do not have any specific indication.
The dots can be white and blue (minimized - unminimized) and for the active window instead of a dot, a line is used...
Recently I added also a nice animation fot the active/inactive change...
So, the dot becomes line with animation and vice versa...
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as a notice...
as of now Now Dock Plasmoid and Panel can be translated through the github projects pages..

https://github.com/psifidotos/nowdock-plasmoid
https://github.com/psifidotos/nowdock-panel

 
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