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Window Applets

   0.3  

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Minimum required   GTK 3.x
Downloads:  14474
Submitted:  Apr 30 2009
Updated:  Feb 17 2012

Description:

GNOME Panel applets substitute the maximized window title and buttons. I've decided to make it because GNOME violates Fitts's Law by putting a panel between the maxed window buttons and the corner of the screen. These applets were designed to solve the problem. Window Title and Window Buttons are essentially controls for windows that are placed on the Panel instead of a window. They also provide a clever way to increase vertical screen space. By default they only control maximized windows, but can be configured to control any focused window.

If you find a bug, please report it in the comments section. Also if you voted "minus", please explain why so I may improve the applets.

Builds/Repositories:
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~tsbarnes/+archive/misc/ Thank you Scott!
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+archive/webupd8 Thank you Andrew!
Mandriva: ftp://ftp.linux.org.tr/pub/mandriva-tr/2010.1/ Thank you Atilla!

Dependencies:
Ubuntu (for 0.2.10): build-essential, intltool, libwnck-dev, libpanel-applet2-dev, *autoconf-archive
Ubuntu (for 0.3): build-essential, intltool, libwnck-3-dev, libpanel-applet-4-dev

Installation from source:
1) Download
2) Unpack
3) ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-gconf-schema-file-dir=/usr/share/gconf/schemas
4) make
5) sudo make install
6) cd buttons && sudo gconf-schemas --register windowbuttons.schemas && cd ../title && sudo gconf-schemas --register windowtitle.schemas && cd ..
* Alternatively you can try using gconftool-2 --install-schema-file instead of gconf-schemas --register
7) Add desired applets to panel.

FAQ:
Q: How do I hide the window decorations on maximized windows so that it looks like in the screenshots?
A: The simplest way is with the help of Compiz. Right click on the Window Buttons applet --> Preferences --> Behavior --> "Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows". If you do not want to use Compiz then you can achieve the same effect using an external program called maximus created by Canonical Ltd.
Q: After installation, I cannot find the applets in the "Add to Panel" dialog.
A: Try restarting the panel by pressing Alt+F2 and typing: killall gnome-panel.

TODO:
- Make a variant for Gnome Shell
- Make a variant for Unity
- WBA: A more user-friendly way to configure button order
- WBA: Option to save/export the theme
- New screenshots (feel free to contribute)
- Investigate merging of XfApplet functionality

Latest update:
The project is back!
New source (version 0.3)! - Please report any bugs!
The new version has been ported to Gnome 3 classic. It is not yet possible to run it in Gnome Shell or Unity, but this will change!
If you want to use it in Gnome 2, download version 0.2.10.
New Ubuntu builds (version 0.3). Credits to Webupd8!
Ported version 0.2.10 to MATE. Source available.




Changelog:

0.3
- Ported applets to Gnome 3
- Migrated Bonobo to DBus
- Moved logo pixmaps to proper folder
- Makefile cleanups
- Added tooltips (off by default)
- WTA: Improved automatic color detection
- WBA: Moved themes into proper folder




LicenseGPL
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Source(Window Applets 0.2.10 for MATE)
Ubuntu(Window Applets 0.3 [x86])
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Ubuntu(Window Applets 0.2.10 [x86])
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 Xfce port?

 
 by desktorp on: Jul 6 2011
 
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I am using this with XfApplet and though it works okay - it's a bit buggy. I really want to see this functionality added to xfce4-panel, without XfApplet.. but I'm a lousy programmer! We need a Window Applet fundraiser!


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 Re: Xfce port?

 
 by holodeck on: Jul 6 2011
 
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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.


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 Reply to a reply + review + suggestion + gratitude

 
 by desktorp on: Jul 6 2011
 
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I'm simply happy that you responded to my comment so quickly.

The way you made the buttons so easy to theme is one reason why I believe it suits Xfce's nature so well. The "Applications Menu" for xfce4-panel has the same level of ease; click here - select image - icon changed. Very system theme-agnostic; very cool.

The only feature I could think to add to the package would be to provide menu access (File, Edit, View, etc..) in a button. Rather, this is an option I think the Window Title's icon could provide. I've thought a bit about how it might look from a config gui perspective; something like a child option to the Window icon option (like it's grayed out when the icon is hidden)

I'm not sure if it would be better as a third, separate applet or if it could be fit in as an option to Window Title, but it just seems like it would fit well with the package. For me anyhow, I would achieve desktop perfection if I could just do that. :D (So I'm pretty close now!)

Basically I'm using Xfce + Compiz but I think the most important facet of how your applets tie in to what I'm doing is my use of a five-button mouse. It's a Logitech MX series so I have two thumb buttons, which I use for move and resize. It's so elegant to be able to grab anywhere without using the keyboard for Alt. ..and because it's a thumb button, you can almost get a feeling like you're physically handling the windows like the virtual sheets of paper they are. I can just sum it up to say that the average visitor has a strange combination of confusion and jealousy when they see how it all functions. Plus I operate a gajillion times faster than before.

I know you didn't ask but it seems relevant enough to provide a bit of demographics info while I have dev attention ;)

Suffice to say, I probably could have manacled together some trashy scripts to make it BARELY happen, but you have made it so super easy and it really, honestly did change the way I use my computer(s). I look forward to seeing the concept continue and hopefully gather more proponents. (Fitts Foundation! Wooo!)

So thanks a whole bunch. You are permanently ranked in my personal Linux Pantheon. .. and sorry for the long, gushing response. :P


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 Re: Re: Xfce port?

 
 by cedl38 on: Nov 23 2012
 
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XfApplet that can be used to run GNOME Window Applet in Xfce, however it is no longer maintained and will not work with newer versions of Xfce. So it should be great to port this applet and possibly the globale menu if it is’nt too hard to do. I would be interested to be involved in this project but I didn't know how to develop a panel applet....


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 Re: Xfce port?

 
 by Sheldor42 on: Sep 9 2011
 
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i woul'd love to see this for XFCE, too. I used your applet in gnome 2.3 and i am now considering switching to XFCE.The only things i am missing are global menu and your window applets.


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 Re: Re: Xfce port?

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Nov 17 2011
 
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Regarding global menu for Xfce, it already exists:
http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/OMG+%21+XFCE+Global+Menu+%5BOneiric+Only%5D?content=146102
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11/xfce-global-menu-plugin-gets-a-ppa/
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/how-to-enable-ubuntus-global-menu-in-xubuntu-11-10/


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 Thanks

 
 by dualmoon on: Sep 20 2011
 
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I really love these applets. One request though: when there's no window, instead of hiding buttons, is there any way you could force the applet to be something like 1px wide? The reason I ask is because I'd like to make it to where other applets automatically move to the right when there are no windows open (since my applet is on the far right of my screen.) Gnome has a strange way of dealing with applets that change size, but in this case if I move an applet right next to another applet that's forced itself to be 1px wide and that applet changes it's width to something like 100px the applet next to it will scoot over, and then scoot back when the applet is back to 1px. Does this make sense? It is most easy to understand if you have the ubuntu appmenu applet on a gnome panel, then make all windows inactive. This makes the appmenu virtually invisible, and your window title app (for example) will be at the far left of the screen (assuming my panel is Appmenu at far left, window title right next to it) until I make a window with a menu active, at which point the window title automatically scoots to the right to accommodate the new width. Then back to no window selected, the appmenu is invisible, and the window title is moved all the way to the left again. Does that make sense?


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 Re: Thanks

 
 by holodeck on: Sep 20 2011
 
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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.


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 oneiric ocelot compatibility

 
 by grandixximo on: Oct 18 2011
 
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A new version of ubuntu is available, 11.10 oneiric ocelot, please can you make this applet compatible with the new ubuntu?


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 Future development suggestions

 
 by mroova on: Nov 8 2011
 
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First of all, I'd like to say thank You for excellent work - I really can't imagine using my desktop without Your applets.

Unfortunately, gnome 2 is becoming a thing of the past, that is why I'd like to suggest two ways of developing Your applets so that more people could use them.

1. Creating an AWN applet. Such course of action would enable the users to take advantage of Your work regardless of desktop environment they are using.
Sadly, I'm not a programmer so I have no idea how to do an AWN applet port, however I think that Dockbarx developer could have some useful tips since he has already made his software AWN-compatible (of course if You considered my ideas worth investing Your time ).

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=101604

BTW Your applets are mentioned on that site :)

2. Suggesting Your applets as part of default Linux Mint desktop.
Basic information about upcoming release can be found here:

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1851

I'll try to give You a short summary:
Linux Mint will use Gnome 3 with quite a lot of additional extensions. One of the main problems with the desktop (mentioned in a lot of user comments) is the inability to remove the top panel - here is the place where Your applet would be a perfect solution as they can change the top panel into a wonderful title bar-panel combination. I'd like to suggest such a solution (with a lot more details) here:

http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/search

Would You be willing to accept Mint team help in gtk3 porting of Your applets?

What do You think about these two ideas?


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 Re: Future development suggestions

 
 by holodeck on: Nov 8 2011
 
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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.


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 Re: Re: Future development suggestions

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Nov 17 2011
 
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Regarding Linux Mint, do you think it's possible to run your applets with MATE (gnome 2.x fork featured in Linux Mint Lisa 12)?


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 Re: Re: Re: Future development suggestions

 
 by AlexVSharp on: Nov 22 2011
 
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I agree with this. I'm sure both the MATE and the Mint team will provide all the necessary help if you contact them.


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 Re: Re: Re: Future development suggestions

 
 by holodeck on: Nov 23 2011
 
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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.


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 Hide window buttons in dual screen

 
 by aproposnix on: Dec 5 2011
 
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It would be VERY nice if you could add the ability to hide the window buttons for windows which are on another screen.

I can tell you how many times I have actually closed the wrong window because the focus was on the other screen.


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 PPA

 
 by hotice on: Feb 16 2012
 
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As usual, I've uploaded the latest version to the main WebUpd8 PPA: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/window-applets-finally-available-for.html

You can update the direct .deb links... :)

Thanks for Window Applets!


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 Re: PPA

 
 by holodeck on: Feb 16 2012
 
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Thank you very much for the builds and the publicity!

I have updated the page to include your builds.


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 Re: Re: PPA

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Feb 16 2012
 
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Hi!
Thank you so much for updating this!
Have you tried it with MATE, or know whether it'll work with it?


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 Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by holodeck on: Feb 16 2012
 
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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.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Feb 16 2012
 
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Thank you! That would be awesome!


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by holodeck on: Feb 16 2012
 
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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.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by holodeck on: Feb 16 2012
 
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I did however only test the Live DVD. I am now installing to see whether it works in non-fallback mode.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Feb 17 2012
 
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According to a comment at Webup8 by Mazighe-tizi-ouzou, it is possible to run it on MATE using the migrate.sh script from https://github.com/benpicco/mate-scripts.git

He posted the result here: http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=278332Capture.png



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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by IcyEyeG on: Feb 17 2012
 
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The correct address is https://github.com/benpicco/mate-scripts, sorry.



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 Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by holodeck on: Feb 17 2012
 
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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.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: PPA

 
 by McBurri on: Jan 27 2013
 
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v.0.2.10 don't work in Mint 13 Mate.
There is no "libmate-panel-applet2-dev" package in Mint 13 so building from source does not work.


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