Parachute Original

Kwin Scripts

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/tcorreabr/Parachute

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Description:

Look at your windows and desktops from above.

To install the configuration dialog you must execute the following commands:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/kservices5
ln -s ~/.local/share/kwin/scripts/Parachute/metadata.desktop ~/.local/share/kservices5/Parachute.desktop
Last changelog:

v0.8.0 18 days ago

- Customizable desktops bar placement (top, left, bottom, right).
- Customizable animations duration.
- Desktops bar support mouse clicks (left, middle and right) on windows.
- Some code optimizations and bugs fixed.

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MichaelTunnell

6 months ago

10 This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Thanks man! I really appreciate it.

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mty42

6 months ago

Am I missing something? I added it in the KDE system setting, but pressing ctrl+alt+w doesn't do anything nor do I find a shortcut setting. I also tried to install it manually from github. What is it called in the shortcut settings?

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Does it appear as enabled in the kwin script list? The name of the shortcut in global shortcuts is Parachute.

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vit-skalicky

6 months ago

9 9 excellent

I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Maybe we will see improvements like this in the future, but this is not a commitment. :)

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koma111

6 months ago

10 10 the best

I've been waiting for this!
I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months.
Kudos and keep up the development!
I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day!
If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid.
I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Thanks!
The plasmoid would be nice.
Would the symbolic icon be used in the KWin scripts window? I tried to use a custom icon there but was unsuccessful.

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koma111

6 months ago

I opened an issue on https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-presentwindows/ to include Parachute if it is installed. He responded with instructions on how to patch my copy of Present Windows Button to open Parachute instead of the standard Plasma Present Windows view. If he doesn't include it, I will make a fork that includes it. It isn't complicated.
Then maybe you could include it with the script, and also the hotcorner thingy, so people have a complete experience out of the box.

As for the icon appearing in KWin scripts window, try changing the Icon=... row in metadata.desktop to your custom icon.
Btw the symbolic version is just the red rectangles being white and the yellowish ones being transparent with white borders.

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

The problem with the icon is that I have to use its absolute full path in Icon =... row. And using ~ as a shortcut to the home folder doesn't work either.

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koma111

6 months ago

That is kind of a bummer
But I have seen KWin scripts with their own icons... Latte-related scripts, for instance, have Latte icons (at least with Breeze icon theme)

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

I have a quick look on the github page of the author of Latte. On https://github.com/psifidotos/kwinscript-window-colors especifically. There he is not using a custom icon. Maybe in another project.

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

You have to consider that Parachute is not ready to replace the Present Windows effect, that has more features. So I think the fork with focus on Parachute is perhaps the best option, but that's just my opinion.

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koma111

6 months ago

Well I guess that patch instruction was just a quick reply from Zren, not the real solution. I never thought that Parachute can, in its current state, replace Present Windows entirely. I meant for Zren to add Parachute as an option (if it is installed) along with the others (Present Windows, Desktop Grid, etc) already selectable in his plasmoid's settings.

Sometime in the future though... (I hope).

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Got it. Cool.

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herrbatka

6 months ago

10 10 the best

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herrbatka

6 months ago

This is just great. Works with activities as well. Just excelent.

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tcorreabr

6 months ago

Thanks! Are you sure that it works with activities? When you switch to another activity the script shows only windows of the current activity?

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herrbatka

6 months ago

It does not. It seemed like it does work for a moment.

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v0.8.0 18 days ago

- Customizable desktops bar placement (top, left, bottom, right).
- Customizable animations duration.
- Desktops bar support mouse clicks (left, middle and right) on windows.
- Some code optimizations and bugs fixed.

v0.7.0 4 months ago

- Config dialog to change some preferences (you have to press F5 with the script activated for the changes to take effect).
- Compatibility with Qt 5.12, as it is used by some LTS distributions.
- Some visual improvements.
- Several bugs fixed.

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product-maker tobaj Oct 03 2020 10 the best
10 the best Great concept and nice design. Just needs some polishing
product-maker atifchy Oct 02 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker cookiesource Oct 02 2020 10 the best
Very nice product hope you keep improving it in the future. can't wait for Krunner integration
product-maker sajjad606 Aug 31 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent , Keep improving a bit laggy though, IT will be perfect if animations get smoother
product-maker Rasmus1984 Jul 29 2020 9 excellent
Transitioning from GNOME, this was dearly missed. Thank you! Alas, I experience sluggishness in all animations, to the degree that I would prefer to have them fully disabled. There are some features I miss: KRunner integration, displaying desktops in a grid (not only a line), and Present Windows' option to close windows though mouse clicks.
product-maker zilti Jul 13 2020 3 bad
It works, but turns my desktop into a sluggish, slow-as-molasses machine that gives me 90s flashbacks.
product-maker mamantoha Jul 10 2020 10 the best
Hope someday this will be included in KDE
product-maker bogdancovaciu Jun 18 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker Masque May 22 2020 9 excellent
Very useful! It would be awesome to have this included upstream. Is there a way to assign it to a desktop corner, like the default present windows tool?
product-maker Ryuke May 11 2020 9 excellent
I'm loving how this is looking so far.
product-maker diVinae Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker unspecifiedbanana Apr 14 2020 10 the best
It's about time KDE got a decent overview :) Keep up the good work! Parachute does exactly what I want and is near-perfect even though it's still only pre-release. I'm looking forward to no longer having to use CTRL+F8 and CTRL+F9 :)
product-maker MichaelTunnell Apr 14 2020 10 the best
This is a solid Kwin Script! This does exactly what it claims to and it looks great as well. There are some issues but its super early days so it is very impressive how well it works on such a short project lifespan. Please, keep it up! I am loving it so far!
product-maker vit-skalicky Apr 09 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent I prefer this over the default desktop overview. Only some animations aren't 100% smooth. I wold also like to see integrated krunner or start menu because now I have 3 shortcuts (start, krunner, parachute) and IMO it could easily be reduce to 2 or, with more effort, even to 1.
product-maker koma111 Apr 05 2020 10 the best
10 the best I've been waiting for this! I used KWinOverview for a while, then the dev didn't have time to improve it and it was kinda buggy, but seeing this made me really happy. This is the best thing I've seen for months. Kudos and keep up the development! I hope it gets into mainstream Plasma one day! If you want it, I could make a plasmod for it that opens it through DBus. Similar to Present Windows plasmoid. I can also make a symbolic icon which would look nice with Breeze.
product-maker herrbatka Mar 26 2020 10 the best
10 the best
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