Description:

Plasmoid which just show active window title and icon. Also allows to close active window with cross icon (its location can be configured) and some other actions (like present-windows effect etc).

This plasmoid is particularly useful when using BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true setting (in ~/.config/kwinrc under [windows] section). This option can now be turned on/off directly from widget settings.

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
- qt5-graphicaleffects
- e.g. package for kubuntu users: libqt5qml-graphicaleffects

HOW TO INSTALL
- Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets
- find this applet and install through the first item with .plasmoid extension

AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/plasma5-applets-active-window-control-git/
Last changelog:

1.7.3 5 months ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

michaldybczak

25 days ago

Don't use version from this site. It doesn't work fully so many options do nothing and that confuses people. Install AUR git version (on Arch/Manjaro) or directly from github. Only then you get full functionality, like on my desktop (with latte-dock, also on a panel):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ZyDuQhl-8

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adrint

26 days ago

Sorry to be a bother, but could someone explain to me how to use the application menu?
I try to enable it, but nothing happens.

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maxkaspar

5 months ago

No window text: Plasma Desktop option doesn't work. The text still appear when desktop is focused.

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cr4zsci

5 months ago

Hello. Current version does not work with plasma 5.8 (openSUSE Leap 42.2.). No control over the active window.

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clearmartin

5 months ago

sorry for the tripple comments, they appeared after a long time...

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clearmartin

5 months ago

@chimpsociety: Please wait a while. I think I fixed most issues but some compatibility bugs came even today so I wait a day or two and if the everything calms down (plasma-5.10-compatibility-wise) I release a new version here :). Of course you can always uninstall kde-store version of this plasmoid and compile it from source if you don't want to wait.

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chimpsociety

5 months ago

[Bug?!]Love the plasmoid, but since my move to KDE neon with Plasma 5.10 the applet crashes the entire plasmashell... first it recovers, but after another crash I cannot bring it back to life so hard reboot is the only option.

I saw that you updated for 5.10 compatibility on github, but I cannot figure out how to implement that on my desktop. Any help would be highly appreciated!

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clearmartin

5 months ago

Please wait a while. I think I fixed most issues but some compatibility bugs came even today so I wait a day or two and if the everything calms down (plasma-5.10-compatibility-wise) I release a new version here :). Of course you can always uninstall kde-store version of this plasmoid and compile it from source if you don't want to wait.

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stefat77

5 months ago

Hi, great work! :)
Would be great if the buttons have the same icon as the window decoration theme.
I'm using arc theme and the widget has the default breeze theme.
Thank you for this useful widget!

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clearmartin

5 months ago

This is partially implemented in latest git master. Next version will have support for this by entering path to aurorae decoration themes (like arc).

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pingui

6 months ago

Hi, excellent work!
A question, how does Application Menu work?
But I do not see any menu. What should I do?

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clearmartin

5 months ago

Sorry, but menu not available for kde-store version of this applet. You need to use a package of this applet if it is provided by your distribution. Or compile and install from source.

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Salmando

6 months ago

Love this, working great with Plasma 5.9 on Kubuntu 17.04.

I would like to pitch a request. Currently, the application icon is doing nothing (at least on mine). I like it showing, but i would love to be able to use as a button for a custom action (in my case, i would like it to replace show my start menu), but it would also be nice if it could do other tasks.

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clearmartin

5 months ago

I think this is a job for another widget. The another widget would be some kind of recycled kickoff menu but with active window's icon (instead of the static one). And in this AWC widget you would then hide the icon.

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obedlink

6 months ago

Is it possible to add an option?
Adjust the width of the plasmoid to the name of the application / window title.

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clearmartin

5 months ago

Noted :). If I have time, I'll add it.

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clearmartin

7 months ago

Thanks for your positive words, guys, this is always nice to hear :).

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Danyelcrz

7 months ago

i love it!!

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yogeshm02

7 months ago

Thank you for this! This should be integral part of Plasma.

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jacobtey

8 months ago

Cool applet has become cooler with appmenu! Great work.

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vmorenomarin

8 months ago

I love this widget. How works the option of Global Menu? Is only for the button or is related with the Global Menu widget?

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ithemaster

10 months ago

This version no longer functions properly (1.6.0) (the window name is no longer appearing and i suspect the widget is to blame for some crashes) , though the github version does ( https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control ). What i did for a quick replacement was removing the widget from the panel, downloaded the github version, went to ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/(active window controls folder) and replaced the existing contents with the respective newly downloaded content. Finally i put back the widget in the panel and it works fine.

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MattMcHackit

10 months ago

I love think widget! :-) 99% perfect! Can I make a feature request, please? Might it be possible to add a setting so you can re-order the buttons? I'd rather have them in this order: Close - Minimize - Maximize/Restore.

Different users may order the buttons differently, so it could become confusing if the widget buttons do not match.

Thank you!

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clearmartin

1 year ago

Sorry guys it took so long to release a new version here.

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Maboroshy

1 year ago

The git version at https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control is working without issues.
Arch and Manjaro users can also install it from AUR.

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1.7.3 5 months ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

1.7.2 5 months ago

Plasma 5.10 compatibility, multi-screen aware, aurorae window decoration support, various other fixes

1.7.1 8 months ago

- slight code refactoring (possibly fixed Kubuntu 16.10 compatibility)
- other global menu improvements (global menu is not available in kde.store version of this applet)

Version 1.6.0 1 year ago

- compatibility with Plasma 5.8
- pin to all desktops button
- popup settings and other minor fixes and improvements

1 year ago

1.5.9
- widget settings now allows to switch kwin option for showing/hiding titlebar for maximized windows

1.5.8
- dynamic width (regarding showing / hiding buttons) by Wuxiangdong from github

1.5.7
- text scaling option

1.5.6
- auto-fill width option
- automatic margin for no-window text
- wrapping & eliding text fix

1.5.5
- configurable "Plasma Desktop" text margin
- small fixes & cleanups

1.5.4
- fixed closing window even if control buttons are disabled

1.5.3
- basic context menu actions (close, minimise, maximise)
- configurable space between icon and window title
- button settings fixes

1.5.2
- breeze buttons (+ fixes)
- various additional button settings added (+ settings fixes)

1.4
- support for present-windows effect

1.3.3
- bugfix release
- settings more granular

1.3
- added maximize button
- additional appearance settings

1.2.2
- automatic window title row setting fixed

1.2.1
- word wrap fix

1.2
- configurable button size

1.1.1
- "No active window" changed to "Plasma Desktop" (thanks to sancio6 from github)
- small visual fix in settings

1.1
- customizable minimize button
- customizable maximize/minimize actions
- called by double-click/mouse wheel
- customizable width in horizontal panel
- AUR package

1.0
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