Free Disk Space Applet

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Is an applet for the KDE Kicker to show how much free disk space is available on your mounted partitions.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

0.15 - Rename disk drives to partitions. Icons for preference panel. Hungarian translation. Option to show/hide partition name/ mount point. Debian packages (Ubuntu users can do fakeroot debian/rules binary to generate a package). Fixed dependancy on libkio.
0.14 - Usage indicator. Dutch/German translation (other translations are welcome). Removal of QSimpleRichText to render text (reduces memory usage).
0.13-pre1 - Small layout fixes. Compatibility with KDE < 3.4. (Could someone please test this?)
0.12 - Make the display more compact when Kicker's size allows it.
0.11 - Saving configuration for multiple instances, crash fix in KDirLister, clicking on the slider now changes the Refresh Interval.
0.10 - Ability to select which drives to display
0.9 - Initial Release.

sulla

11 years ago

I wanted to
./configure --prefix=$(kde-config --prefix)
and received the error
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Is this because Kubuntu Edgy Eft ships with Xorg 7.1?

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sten

11 years ago

Hi,
nice and useful applet, I really like it.
I’d love to find that it does support LVM drives, or at least it should allow user to add a drive manually. I use LVM because of one LUKS for multiple volumes and am confused that there is no way to find free space of these volumes in KDE.
And it would be nice if I can set the limits for each drive (I have two drives I like to monitor, but one has 64 MiB large and the other, currently unsuppoted because in LVM, has 58 GiB), and if the ‘progress bar’ can be hidden, because it takes too much place on bottom bar.
But on side bar it looks really nice.
P.S. If you need co-programmer, just ask :).

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bednar

12 years ago

Hi, I did configure, make, make install with no problems, but now I cannot find the applet in applets list? Where it is?

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SirYaro

11 years ago

try:
./configure --prefix=/usr
then
make
make install

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arti

12 years ago

Hello,

I like the way the applet presents the disk usage but in my opinion it takes too much space in the kpanel. Wouldn't it be possible to show just an hdd icon with a tooltip/mouseover effect that displays the disk usage when moving the mouse over the hdd icon?

Regards,
arti

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dtmonterrey

11 years ago

Me too would like something like this. Take a look at this applet http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=16264

With just a icon on the panel one can see much more info in a small place.

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SirYaro

12 years ago

Does anybody know how to run this applet in KDE 3.5 ?

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hannibal331

12 years ago

The applet works fine on my KDE 3.5. What doesn't work?

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SirYaro

12 years ago

sorry, I didn't know that you answer me...

Basically after I add applet it just not appear on panel. But it's menu is available. Please look at this picture:
http://yaro.gdi.pl/tmp/tmp001.jpg
I'm using Ubuntu 5.10

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SirYaro

12 years ago

any update would be nice....

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forlorn

12 years ago

Yes, a working source download would be great. Actually this nice thing is what I am looking for quite a while.

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dimon

12 years ago

The site with the source package seems to be down, is there an alternative location? Thanks

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djworld

12 years ago

ftp://ftp.polinux.upv.es/Mirrors/suse/9.3/i586/diskfree-0.15-1polinux.i586.rpm

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McQuaid

13 years ago

Sorry again, just playing around with it. When displaying space free in MB. The bars showing amount used lose their colour since the numerical values take on the colour warnings I thought it might be a good option to turn off the bars altogether. Again this is just for another space saving option.

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McQuaid

13 years ago

A very minor thing, but it might look nicer to align the decimal place when reporting space free and align MB. As the largest value is going to set the length anyways they might as well be aligned.

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McQuaid

13 years ago

Great applet! Just what I was looking for. I'd only like to see two things. The ability to actually name the partitions is one. This is in the idea of saving space for ex. instead of /mnt/win_c I'd like to display winC. Also I'm also not showing space left to save space. It would be handy if on hover it showed space free. Or maybe allow the user to configure what is shown on hover.

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rswider

13 years ago

SuSE 9.2 with KDE 3.3.0, installation from sources (version 0.14) without problems...except I can't see any partions in the `Disk Drives` section.

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hannibal331

13 years ago

I think I found the problem. Could you do a "locate hdd_mounted.desktop" and post the result?

On kde 3.4 it's something like:
/usr/share/mimelnk/media/hdd_mounted.desktop

I suspect on your system it's:
/usr/share/mimelnk/kdedevice/hdd_mounted.desktop

Could you confirm this?

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rswider

13 years ago

$ locate hdd_mounted.desktop
/opt/kde3/share/mimelnk/kdedevice/hdd_mounted.desktop

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Lenz

13 years ago

Could you add icons for 'General' and 'Disk Drives' in the options dialogue? I addition, you could rename 'Disk Drives' to 'Partitions' because mount points haven't to be the whole disc.

-- Lenz

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hannibal331

13 years ago

You're right. I will include these modifications in the next release.

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Lenz

13 years ago

Thank you. In addition, I would really enjoy it if it was possible to have three rows on a "normal" sized kicker. As it is now, it is two rows though there would be space for another row. It would be the best, if one could set up the number of rows manually.

I want to say that I really like the idea of this applet, but as it is now it takes IMO still too much space of the kicker.

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hannibal331

13 years ago

You could try to reduce the font size. A 9 pt font gives three rows on a normal kicker size.

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void

13 years ago

It will be brilliant if someone makes .deb package for it since. I have some troubles compiling it on Ubuntu. :)

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ChL

13 years ago

How can I configure the applet? If I click with the right mouse-button I get the Menu of kicker.

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13 years ago

0.15 - Rename disk drives to partitions. Icons for preference panel. Hungarian translation. Option to show/hide partition name/ mount point. Debian packages (Ubuntu users can do fakeroot debian/rules binary to generate a package). Fixed dependancy on libkio.
0.14 - Usage indicator. Dutch/German translation (other translations are welcome). Removal of QSimpleRichText to render text (reduces memory usage).
0.13-pre1 - Small layout fixes. Compatibility with KDE < 3.4. (Could someone please test this?)
0.12 - Make the display more compact when Kicker's size allows it.
0.11 - Saving configuration for multiple instances, crash fix in KDirLister, clicking on the slider now changes the Refresh Interval.
0.10 - Ability to select which drives to display
0.9 - Initial Release.

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