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Window Applets

Gnome Extensions Aug 03 2017
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Window Applets

Gnome Extensions 374 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Aug 03 2017
Alright some good and bad news.
I've managed to port the previous version 0.2.10 to MATE.

I cannot however port the latest version (0.3), because it depends on Gnome3. Since MATE is Gnome2 based, this means 0.2.10 will probably be the first and last version ported to MATE. - Feb 17 2012
I did however only test the Live DVD. I am now installing to see whether it works in non-fallback mode. - Feb 16 2012
I have just tested the latest builds on Linux Mint 12.

Good news. The latest version of Window Applets (0.3) seems to be working flawlessly, both Window Buttons and Window Title. - Feb 16 2012
No I have not, but I see there is a lot of demand for Window Applets on MATE. I will download Linux Mint and investigate the possibility getting it to run there. - Feb 16 2012
Thank you very much for the builds and the publicity!

I have updated the page to include your builds. - Feb 16 2012
Unfortunately I am not familiar with MATE at the moment, but I believe that with the right amount of effort everything is possible. Especially with Linux. - Nov 22 2011
I'm glad you like the applets. I too cannot imagine a GNOME-based desktop without them.
I am of course fully aware of the current Linux desktop trends and the road to Gnome3. That is why I'm planning to port the project to Canonical's Unity - because that is where most users are - and later to Gnome3 as well. I think porting it to AWN is an option, but not the best one, because it adds complexity to the installation process (maybe some users don't need or want AWN). I believe porting it to each environment respectively is the right way to go, albeit a bit more difficult.

As for Linux Mint, I would really love to see the applets integrated with it, if they would be for it. And if they are willing to help porting it to Gnome3, that would be absolutely brilliant.

PM me if you would like to discuss this further. - Nov 08 2011
Unity is by far the worst user interface ever produced by a commercial company in my opinion too. But unfortunately a lot of people are stuck with the crap, so I will definitely port the applets to it in hopes of making their lives a little less miserable.

This however doesn't mean I won't try AWN (which I use myself). Ideally I would like to port it to every platform in existence, but of course my obstacle is the lack of time. - Oct 14 2011
If I understand you correctly, you would like to set a minimal size to the widget.

Try appending the following line into init_wbapplet in windowbuttons.c:
Quote:
gtk_widget_set_usize(GTK_WIDGET(wbapplet->box),1,0);

where 1 is the minimal width and 0 is the minimal height, and see if this is what you want. - Sep 20 2011
I must say I've never heard of XfApplet before, but I will definitely look into it.
I've been very busy these days, so Window Applets has stalled for a while, but I promise I will start working on it again soon. - Jul 05 2011
Yes, this appears to be true.
It seems there was another change in Ubuntu 11.04 (either with Compiz or Gconf).

Anyway, you can still set it manually.
In CompizConfig-Settings-Manager click on "Window decorations" and put "!state=maxvert" in the "Decoration windows" field. - May 28 2011
There's already a "port to Unity" entry in the TODO list ;) - May 19 2011
Great idea. I'm definitely adding this to the next release. - Apr 06 2011
PS: I may have misunderstood. According to your comment subject you want to change the "Width of title"? In that case I'm not really sure what you are trying to do. The width is already as wide as possible. What more do you want? Can you give a little bit more detail as to what exactly you are trying to achieve. - Apr 04 2011
You have two options.
1) Go to window title preferences and check "Custom style". Then simply select a bigger font.
2) Do not change anything in window applets. Go to the GNOME Appearance Preferences and define a larger "Application font". However this will also change various other fonts, so unless you want that, you should probably stick with the first option. - Apr 04 2011
Are you sure it's because of the applets? Which one?
I find this very unlikely, because window applets do not influence window sizes (unless instructed to by clicking). - Apr 03 2011
Already on the TODO list ;) - Feb 23 2011
OK I'm done with comments. Gnome-look is broken yet again. Please PM me for further discussion. - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert - Feb 17 2011
Do other settings work? Do you have Compiz installed? What about gconf? What distribution are you running? - Feb 17 2011
It's probably possible, but you should configure Compiz manually to do that. Go to CCSM --> Window Decoration and configure the "Decoration windows" field accordingly (my applet basically just changes this field when you toggle that checkbox). You'll probably need to look up Compiz's documentation to figure out what exactly you need to type in there. - Jan 17 2011
You may or may not know already this, but your wish seems to have come true:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=137364 - Jan 16 2011
No problem.
And if you do make it yourself, be sure to notify me so I may include it in the next version. - Jan 07 2011
Most of the themes included in my project were made by other people (see credits), because I'm not really good at it. I suggest you ask the Orta author to provide a theme for window buttons. - Jan 07 2011
Thank you. I'm glad you like it :)
May it serve you well. - Jan 06 2011
Thank you. Updated! - Dec 23 2010
What logic? Just copy & paste it. - Dec 13 2010
I'm assuming you are confused over the schemas options.
All gnome applets use gconf schemas to define their default settings. I agree that this is very annoying, but it is a standard procedure. Thus you need to tell the applets where the schemas are stored, which unfortunately is different for many distributions. The one in my howto should work fine for Debian/Ubuntu. - Dec 11 2010
I've already started working on it :)

Oh if you really wanna donate, there actually is a link at the bottom right of the article above the comments, but I haven't tested it yet. :P - Nov 28 2010
Won't that make the buttons really tiny?
Well, unless you make the panel a lot wider...

Sure, I'll add the option. - Nov 27 2010
I'm assuming you were using Compiz to hide the borders, no?
Go to CCSM --> Window decorations and reset the "Decoration windows" field to default. - Nov 25 2010
I would love to look at the patch, but I cannot download it from the provided source, due to some site error. - Nov 24 2010
Yes it works.

http://i.imgur.com/MzOZU.png - Nov 22 2010
Sorry, my bad.
That's --force-depends - Nov 22 2010
Oh I've just tried installing 0.2.9 on Ubuntu 9.10 and it worked.
All you need to do is install it with
dpkg -i --force-deps - Nov 22 2010
I believe the 0.2.7 deb will work. Honestly I don't know why the packagers made it depend on 10.10.
If you compile it yourself you can get any version working anywhere. - Nov 22 2010
gconftool-2 --install-schema-file is another way to do it. - Nov 20 2010
With version 0.2.9 the problem should go away (try turning the Hide compiz decorations option on and off). - Nov 20 2010
Title overexpansion problem fixed and now we also have debian builds available :) - Nov 20 2010
There. Fixed and uploaded the new source. - Nov 19 2010
OK message me on private. We need to resolve this ASAP. - Nov 19 2010
Are you sure? Scott's latest version is 0.2.8. - Nov 19 2010
Brilliant!
I also see you didn't forget to add the gconf schemas to postinstall. Marvelous.

Thank you again! I will add the packages to downloads too as soon as I get the Ubuntu builds from Scott. :) - Nov 19 2010
Fantastic! I've added the link.
Will you be updating instantly every time I put out a new release? (Usually every 1-4 months) - Nov 19 2010