miniPager3D

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miniPager3D is a clone (copy) of the KDE applet minipager, but able to use use 3D Desktop to change the virtual desktop.

Of course you need to have 3ddesktop installed on your system.

miniPager3D let you choose 3d Desktop preferences from an additionnal context menu.


For basic install instructions go to http://wse.free.fr/install.html

Tested on mdk10.1/10.2b3 with kde-3.2.3/3.3.2 and 3ddesktop-0.2.7-1/ 0.2.8.

You can get 3ddesktop at http://desk3d.sourceforge.net/ , I recommand to use the latest release 0.2.8 for it fixes an annoying bug.

For Suggestions/bugs : alexsvetos at altern.org or on this forum.

Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.2
- add a version for kde3.3.2

- fixed small bug : zoomout is now read from config file


0.1
- toggle 3d
- toggle 3ddesktop zoom out
- select 3ddesktop switch mode

gohanz

12 years ago

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http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=1&func=fileinfo&filecatid=1006&parent=category

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LaFleche

12 years ago

thx to you and all packagers :)

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shahkannan

12 years ago

Sounds really cool!!
How about an ebuild for portage? Please?

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gruszek

12 years ago

I've set names to virtual desktops and it doesn't appear when I change the desktop to another, only numbers are shown.
I think it's because 3ddesktop can't know what names are given to desktops in kde pager (minipager in this case). So somebody (maybe author of this applet :P) should request some "--label [label_to_show_instead_of_default_number]" option in 3ddesktop when it runs in automated "goto" mode ;) , so you can call it with another parameter, wich be displayed on the screen and make miniPager better :)

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gruszek

12 years ago

Hey people, it's AWESOME! :D

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Kwellmeister

12 years ago


A cool applet !

I made a package for Debian (unstable / KDE 3.5.2). Download it here:

http://harrys-home.gmxhome.de/minipager3d_0.2.3-1_i386.deb

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LaFleche

12 years ago

thx a lot, i'll add it

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guppetto

12 years ago

I love this little pager, but I have a problem. Whenever my desktop powers down, on resume, if I have elected to have the name of each desktop appear in each pager window, it reverts to showing desktop numbers. For instance if destop one is labeled web, upon resume, it will revert to showing 1 instead of web. It would also be nice to have the option of displaying the walpaper associated with each desktop in the pager windows while docked in the taskbar. i know you can lauch the pager independantly, but most pagers still alow you to see the desktop wallpaper while docked (like the default kde pager); this is just a request.

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LaFleche

12 years ago

I haven't touched it for a while, but considering these fresh encouragements and requests, i'll try to publish an update in the next 2 months.

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Animatrix30

12 years ago

A rpm for Suse is avaible :


Website >>http://www.animweb-fr.com/SuSE

Direct link >> http://www.animweb-fr.com/SuSE/rpm/miniPager3D-0.2-1.i386.rpm

Enjoy it !

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TOD

12 years ago

Hi

The KDE 3.3 version works on 3.5 too

Good app!!

have a nice day

cu

TOD

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shades

14 years ago

its a great tool, it comes really in handy.
only one but... i, like probably the majority of us all already uses kde versions 3.3.x so... could you provides us with a fully compatible kde 3.3.x version?
thanks in advance, excelent work

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LaFleche

14 years ago

I can't do this for the moment cause i wouldnt be able to compile it, but if anyone want to do it it's quite simple.
look at the source code or contact me if you need help.

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LaFleche

13 years ago

I released a 3.3.2 version.

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shadowrm

14 years ago

excellent work! but i do have a request and i don't know if its too much work or not -- is there any way i could get this to integrate with your version so i could also have it's zoom ability?

http://themes.kde.org/content/show.php?content=7120

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LaFleche

14 years ago

Not sure i understand your request, but if you'd like to add 3d to kpager2 it should be easy. But i can't compile kpager2 cause i don't have kde3.3,
By the way what features does kpager2 provides?

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shadowrm

14 years ago

the main core that i like most about kpager2 is that there is a zoom ability so that whenever you hover over the pager on a given desktop it shows you what is currently on it ( like a snapshot/picture of what it looked like when you were last on it ) the link i gave you last time i guess wasn't descriptive, it doesn't have a picture of what i'm describing, but this one does:

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=16261

next to the taskbar there is a thumbnail of the winodw that is open, thats what kpager2 does, only it does it for your whole desktop. clear as mud right? lol ;-) but like i said, only a request.

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LaFleche

14 years ago

ok i understand now, seems to be a good idea.
I will take a look at the code and see if i can do it,
and if anyone want to submit a patch help is welcome.

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lucher

14 years ago

Well... As the maintainer of kager2 I would be thankful for all patchwork regarding 3ddesktop.

Although in my opinion 3ddesktop should become part of kwin, since all pagers call the window manager to switch the desktops.
Or does 3ddesktop even work if I press Ctrl-Shift-Left?

Originally I wanted to start development on kpager2 in march/april again. Hope all of you'll have enough patience for this next release... :)

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strawnman

14 years ago

This is what I have been waiting for, I wondered if pager could be combined with 3ddesktop. And I agree, this should be default kde. This is a cool app. Longhorn and Tiger will be hardpressed to compete with a default option like this.

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LaFleche

14 years ago

Thanks a lot to you and domseichter !

But I don't think it should be integrated into kde or maybe as a kdetoy.

3ddesktop is fun but it requires a powerfull computer (especially when using high definition) also, it takes a while to change from one desktop to another.
And since I'm very new to kde programmation, my code must be quite perfectible and anyway isn't for kde3.3.
there is also a weird bug with k3ddesktop and some bugs with miniPager3D.

but thanks anyway :):)

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coolian

14 years ago

Give me a break. This should not be the default just because you think it's cool. Is it usable for millions? No. Get a clue about what should and shouldn't be "Default". If you like it, great, use it.

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domseichter

14 years ago

Great! Can this somehow be added to KDE CVS? It would be a really cool feature in default KDE. Of course it should only get enabled if 3ddesktop is found on the users system.

Anyways, keep up the good work!

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aseigo

13 years ago

if it were submitted as a proper patch and added detected of the 3D switcher, i'd seriously consider adding it...

it's actually not that much different from minipager. a few extra methods and a few lines of changed code. unfortunately the author reformatted the entire source file and renamed all the classes (unnecessarily) making it harder that it's worth for me to merge it myself =/

oh, and if you include a file whose copyrights say "see the AUTHORS file" you probably should distribute the AUTHORS file too ;)

i'm not particularly sure why everyone forks kicker's code instead of simply making patches, even if they distribute the result of those patches as well in independent releases. =/

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LaFleche

13 years ago

I agree it hardly differs from minipager, and it's code duplication.
that's because i only did it as an external toy not a improvement of minipager (and never suggested any integration in kde).

Now if users like it, i could improve it (adding detection of the 3D switcher) and make it a patch, i would love to see it integrated.

>>oh, and if you include a file whose copyrights say "see the AUTHORS file" you probably should distribute the AUTHORS file too ;)
oups that's corrected.

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12 years ago

0.2
- add a version for kde3.3.2

- fixed small bug : zoomout is now read from config file


0.1
- toggle 3d
- toggle 3ddesktop zoom out
- select 3ddesktop switch mode

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