Cool Effect

Kwin Effects

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Description:

Watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYQnlXJAEZk&feature=youtu.be

Last changelog:

5 years ago

0.0.1: first release.

mishacorvus

11 days ago

-No description
-Video doesn't work
-No updates since 2016

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ngraham

2 months ago

- Broken link, no description, unclear title, not updated in years

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koma111

4 months ago

- Not updated and video unavailable

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brunofin

5 months ago

-video not available, never updated

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armakuni

2 years ago

Is it possible to customize the script a bit?

I have visual glitches using it with LibreOffice, if you try to open a color palette, it isn't entire visible with active effect.

Is there a way to exclude apps like LibreOffice within the script?

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Saverios

2 years ago

This is a great effect. It is smooth and gets the job done. The "avoid one-frame blinking" change makes it even better, so you should incorporate it in the next version.

You really should add some description, like: "This effect makes new windows appear on screen as if they are being zoomed-in (i.e. they start small and then grow to their normal size). It currently works with all windows.", and a corresponding title, like "Cool growing window effect".

Keep up the good work!

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elav

4 years ago

Great effect. My what bothers me a bit is that when I close a window, to complete the effect does com if the window was open again and disappears.

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tsujan

4 years ago

For me, increasing duration to 300 and adding "window.visible" to isfadeWindow was enough to remove frame blinking at the end of fading-out. I don't use Fade effect with Cool effect.

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coon

4 years ago

I use 'Homerun' to launch programs and it does not work very well with 'Fade': Homerun fades out while the program fades in, resulting in a lot of jittery buffer problems. But this effect is cool indeed: programs show up smoothly now!

Good job. Thanks.

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Palewolf

5 years ago

It's a nice effect, but a combination of Fade + Glide (with no angle) provides pretty much the same thing, only with more customization options.

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EthanAdams

5 years ago

For whatever reason, I find the animation with this effect to be much smoother then the combination you recommended.

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Fri13

5 years ago

And what does this effect do?
No screenshot and no description of the functionality and the name is lame.

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bvbfan

5 years ago

Navigate to ~/.kde4/share/apps/kwin/effects/kwin4_effect_cooleffect/contents/code/main.js

isfadeWindow: function(window) {
return !window.deleted && !window.desktopWindow && window.onCurrentDesktop
&& window.visible && !window.skipSwitcher && !window.utility
&& !effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowAddedGrabRole)
&& !effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowClosedGrabRole)
&& !CoolEffect.isLoginWindow(window);
},

Reload effect, enjoy!

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elav

4 years ago

Where is it applied? You have to replace or add something? You could copy here as the main.js you have your file?

Thanks

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bvbfan

4 years ago

Replace
isfadeWindow: function(window) {
if (window.deleted && effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowClosedGrabRole))
{
return false;
} else if (!window.deleted && effect.isGrabbed(window, Effect.WindowAddedGrabRole))
{
return false;
}
return window.onCurrentDesktop && !CoolEffect.isLoginWindow(window) && ! window.desktopWindow &&
!window.utility && !window.minimized;
},
with above one

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elav

4 years ago

Nice.. much better!! Thanks..

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vgezer

5 years ago

The description and name is not explanatory. Can someone tell me what this does?

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msx

5 years ago

The Scale In effect just got complete a Scale Out.
It would be great to have the ability to check where should the effect apply whether it be windows, tooltips or the pop-up menus like the ones associated to the right-click.

Again, thanks for this effect, it would be nice to see it integrated to default KDE SC in the future.

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Jakin0605

5 years ago

It generally a smooth plugin animation, i like it :)

However i think i would like it just on tooltips, and menus, its SUPER smooth.
I don't really care for it on the windows themselves.

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kalmar

5 years ago

open main.js of the effect, e.g.

kwrite `find ./.kde*|grep cooleffect|grep main.js` &

edit the last return statement in
isfadeWindow function
to your liking

Save & reload Cooleffect.

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saabzero

5 years ago

thanks!

I was wondering what possible window properties there are? is there a documentation somewhere?

thanks in advance!

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saabzero

5 years ago

already found it here http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/KWin/Scripting/API_4.9

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olegue

5 years ago

it would be great if you can add effects as vacuum, shiver and wooby as ones in compiz and provide some options for simple settings, also if you can add other objects as combo, windows and other to be affected by your cool effect will be quite nice . Great job !!!

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masterdany88

5 years ago

Hey I really like this kwin effect. It is really smooth and elegant. But better description and name needed. Thanks

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Contrast

5 years ago

In case anyone else is wondering, it's about identical to Compiz's fading zoom effect for opening/closing windows.
It looks really smooth, but the fact that it's used for all window types makes it a little too much for my taste (You might look at the code for Generic Effects to see how he implemented per-window type effects). Also, when Fade is enabled, there's a one-frame flicker in the animation, so even if you were to offer the ability to choose which window types this gets applied to, that would need to be fixed as well. Although, I'm thinking that could be an easy one, as I saw the issue in an older effect and the fix was as simple as changing the stacking order (I think?) in a plaintext file for the effect.

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5 years ago

0.0.1: first release.

product-maker mishacorvus Apr 07 2019

-No description -Video doesn't work -No updates since 2016

product-maker ngraham Jan 22 2019

- Broken link, no description, unclear title, not updated in years

product-maker koma111 Nov 19 2018

- Not updated and video unavailable

product-maker brunofin Oct 25 2018

-video not available, never updated

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