Folderview Screenlet
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Description:

I had a litle time using kde and one thing i love is the folderview applet, i took Julien Lavergne version made some nasty improvements and here it is...

the folderview screenlet

you need screenlets 0.1.2
Last changelog:

7 years ago

0.4.6 - scaling
0.4.7 - sorting
0.4.8 - drop support
0.4.9 - better font drawing
0.5.1 - Now called folderview instead of folderviewclone
0.5.2 - Lots of improvements , including proper icon handling , speed optimizing , and bugs , also blame your icon set if its slow...
0.5.3 - even better icon handling
0.5.4 - support for .desktop files
0.5.5 - Removed glib dependency
0.5.99 - vertical expander better icons
0.6.1 - Font change now works, also some scalling issues fixed
0.6.2 - Font styles and sizes now works
0.6.3 - Now has the ability to easily export/save you own theme/look
0.6.4 - fixed bug in default theme
0.6.5 - optimized spacing
0.6.6 - speed optimizations , file/folder exclude list
0.7 - added a scrollbar (its a bit slow when in scrollbar mode i dont know why ill try to fix it)
0.7.1 - some improvments (i dont know if the scrollbar mode is only slow on my rig i would apreciate some feedback)
0.7.2 - more improvments
0.7.3 - speed improvments
0.7.4 - bug fix in lauching file
0.7.5 - bug fix for karmic not having gnomedesktp module
0.7.6 - Only monitors visible files now (slowness on home folder stoped), you can scroll in scrollbars with mouse scroll button and some bug fixes
0.7.7 - Bug fix
0.7.8 - Bug fix
0.7.9 - Added thumbnail support (when available)
0.8.0 - speed improvement of the thumbnails
0.8.1 - bug fix - tooltips always on back
0.8.2 - Bug fix
0.8.3 - Bug fix
0.8.4 - Bug fix
0.8.5 - better tooltips , changed thumbnails to gio, begging implementing context menus... if someone can tell me how to copy files with gio ...
0.8.6 - Bug fix
0.9 - Full drag and drop support
0.9.1 - Fixed bugs, can only drag files if locked, added background image
0.9.2 - Basic context menu
0.9.3 - Bug fix
0.9.4 - Ability to only show by extension, and drop multiple files
0.9.5 - Allows to right click open with
0.9.6 - Code cleanup, support for file paste
0.9.7 - Bug fix, and scroolbar theming
0.9.9 - lots of bug fixes, new version is a rewrite, you need to purge the old version config and delete any old versions on you system

pacmandu

4 years ago

Hello

I am wondering how is folder view sorting? I have folder view running and I have scripts that I would like to have in a specific order and no matter how I name them the order doesn't change in folder view. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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pacmandu

4 years ago

Nevermind. I solved my problem. Thanks

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r4z3r

5 years ago

This widget is great, Ive been looking for something like this and Ive finally found it. I just have one problem, when I have many icons and they dont fit in the window I get a scrollbar, I dont like the look of the scrollbar so I wonder if its possible to hide it?

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enricodiniverdiani

5 years ago

I've installed and dublecliked on FolderviewScreenlet.py. Ubuntu makes it working but each time I reboot, the screenlet desappairs drom the desktop. How can i do to make Folderview working in Ubuntu?

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E-mol

6 years ago

Will it be possible one day, (or maybe all ready?) that folderview use the same icons for folders, as I have set in nautilus?

Here a screen of my situation right now. You see, there is three folders where I have changed icons. But folderview doesn't use the new icons.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2825077/screen.png

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joplass

6 years ago

If only one can preview the contents of those folders this screenlet will be perfect.

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simon9007

6 years ago

1.ctrl+alt+D,it disappears.

2.could not create new items(file or folder) in the box.

3.conflict with compiz
(SCALE[the option"click desktop to show desktop"not work]
& RING SWITCHER[after "ctrl+alt+D",i can't switch windows by the wheel at top right corner{my hotkey}.but the keyboard hotkey can])

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simon9007

6 years ago

i found 1&3 can be solve by one step:remove the tick of “hide skip taskbar windows” in "General Options"(compiz options).

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dh04000

6 years ago

I found a problem with the folder-view screenlet, and its a show stopper...

The properties button does nothing when clicked, thus I can not change the menu from the default home. I want to make it look into a folder in my documents like I always had it, but I can't change it now.

I'm on the newest screenlets development release via ppa provided at screenlets.org.

Please find a fix, its been this for months, and I want my folderview/launcher I have always enjoyed back!

Thank you.

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dh04000

6 years ago

http://ubuntuone.com/p/U4D/

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ishanthilina

5 years ago

I found a rather naive way to get across the problem. Until someone fixes the bug, this trick will do it fine.

http://blog.ishans.info/2012/01/15/how-to-fix-the-folderview-screenlet-properties-dialog-exception-throw/

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Anduu

6 years ago

Right clicking and selecting properties results in:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/screenlets/__init__.py", line 1991, in menuitem_callback
self.show_settings_dialog()
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/screenlets/__init__.py", line 1442, in show_settings_dialog
se.set_info(self.__name__, glib.markup_escape_text(self.__desc__), '(c) ' + glib.markup_escape_text(self.__author__),
TypeError: glib.markup_escape_text() argument 1 must be string or read-only buffer, not None

I think it's a bug with the latest python ie 2.7 in Natty.Just started recently.

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Naf71

6 years ago

Also after updating Gnome on archlinux, the FolderView open another section in most of what I have configured... I remove the configuration in config and rebuilt another configuration, but the problem persists.

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kdford

6 years ago

When folderview screenlet(s) are on the desktop and I use the panel applet to minimize windows (equivalent of MS Windows "Show Desktop"), the folderview screenlet(s) also minimize. Maybe this is intentional, or maybe I can configure it (I've tried, lock, sticky, widget, nothing works)...

I generally would like to click "Show desktop" for the sole purpose of getting to my FolderView screenlets.

Thanks

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Nitrobakter

6 years ago

terminal-> gconf-editor
next:

apps->compiz->general->allscreens->options->hide_skip_taskbar_windows (unmark)
and will be all right.

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Cooner

7 years ago

screenlets-0.1.2 requires that the __NAME__ attribute end with "Screenlet", i.e. it should be FolderViewScreenlet, not just FolderView. (See their developers documentation, it is stated there.)

The thing is, the screenlet code looks very inconsistent... all over the place the code uses __name__[:-9] to strip the Screenlet, and sometimes it checks using endswith("Screenlet") and sometimes it doesn't. So nearly everything works, but the init stuff isn't reading the FolderView1.ini file, instead looking for:

HOME/.screenlets/F/default/FolderView1.ini

as it has stripped the last 9 chars from __name__. Note that it gets the file correct when WRITING the data, just not when reading it to instantiate a new screenlet object.

I'd call this a bug in screenlets for not checking, and not breaking consistently (classic problem of errors failing silently when not explicitly silenced) but it's also your problem since they don't seem to be supporting that code anymore (but I like your screenlet!)

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Cooner

7 years ago

heh, ok, so I missed the fact that you are both screenlets and FolderView developer...

I'm not sure if you're maintaining either project or just left screenlets. At any rate, many of the persistence bugs are fixed by adding "Screenlet" to the __NAME__ attribute in the FolderViewScreenlet.py file. This is easily done by users and developer alike :)

**Avoids all politics of screenlets fork**

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rafacure

7 years ago

Ubuntu 10.04 and FolderView works great! Congratulations!

Bugs:

- Do not minimize the FolderViews while minimizing the properties window FolderView;
- When I disable the option "Show control buttons" and restart the computer, this setting back to turn on automatically;
- The properties window FolderView it stays on just one application maximized;
- Sometimes the FolderView was on the same applications with the "hold down" option turned on and "keep up" disabled;

Suggestions:

- Be able to rename the title;
- Allow a fixed size in pixels for each FolderView;
- Option to open / browse the folders inside the FolderView opening it in the file manager;
- Be able to fill a FolderView with the applications menu of Ubuntu following settings Alacarte;
- Be able to fill a FolderView with recent documents and local menu of Ubuntu following settings Alacarte;
- Be able to fill a FolderView with applications from Ubuntu's menu system following settings Alacarte;
- Be able to fill a FolderView with recent documents of the Zeitgeist;
- Power cut / move files and folders, as currently you can only copy, paste and delete;
- Including sorting options;
- Be able to unmount and safely eject the devices and partitions;
- Add option to hide the icons on the desktop;
- Add option to not display hidden files and folders;
- Include. "Trash-1000" as the default Exclude List;
- Unify into a single tab, all options that define the dimensions of FolderView as the "Expand Mode", "With Scrollbar" and "Without Scrollbar";

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citta84

7 years ago

Thanks,
I like soo much!

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ranaveloxxx

7 years ago

Hi Whise,

Greetings from Chile

I really like your work on this tool.
I only don't know how to 'erase', or delete some of the Folderview 'windows' that I've created. I can close them one by one, after startup , when all of the are on the desktop. Is there a way to selectively (and definitly) delete some of them?

Thanks again, and keep the good work!

Javier

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azawi

7 years ago

has anyone an idea how to fix this ?

what is an update of a piece of software worth when it contains nothing but new bugs ?

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Whise

7 years ago

read the changelog

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Whise

7 years ago

use your window manager to put it always bellow, i guess a smart person like you have figured out how to do that already

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azawi

7 years ago

yes thank you, switched it to "keep below"
but it is unvisible, it is running (the screenlets manager shows it) and it shows up in "startup applications" but its not visible.

this screenlet drives me crazy, it still does not work.

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azawi

7 years ago

trying to start it via terminal gives me this:

goemon@goemon-desktop:~$ python -u /home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py
CachingBackend: Loading instances from cache
CachingBackend: Loading <FolderView1>
Found a running session of FolderView, adding new instance by service.
Error in screenlets.services.get_service_by_name: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.screenlets.FolderView was not provided by any .service files
Screenlet has already been added to /tmp/screenlets/screenlets.goemon.running
Loading instances in: /home/goemon/.config/Screenlets/FolderView/default/
File: FolderView1.ini
/home/goemon/.config/Screenlets/F/default/FolderView1
LOAD NEW THEME: default
FOUND: /home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/themes/default
theme.conf found! Loading option-overrides.
theme.conf loaded:
Name: default
Author: helder
Version: None
Info: Created automaticly
Override: shadow_color
WARNING: Option 'shadow_color' not found or protected.
Override: frame_color_selected
WARNING: Option 'frame_color_selected' not found or protected.
Override: shadow_size
WARNING: Option 'shadow_size' not found or protected.
Override: border_size_selected
WARNING: Option 'border_size_selected' not found or protected.
Override: color_title
WARNING: Option 'color_title' not found or protected.
Override: frame_color
WARNING: Option 'frame_color' not found or protected.
Override: border_color
WARNING: Option 'border_color' not found or protected.
Override: border_size
WARNING: Option 'border_size' not found or protected.
Override: pericons
WARNING: Option 'pericons' not found or protected.
Override: height
Override: width
Override: full_path
WARNING: Option 'full_path' not found or protected.
Override: show_title
WARNING: Option 'show_title' not found or protected.
Override: icon_size
WARNING: Option 'icon_size' not found or protected.
Override: rounda
WARNING: Option 'rounda' not found or protected.
Override: banner_size
WARNING: Option 'banner_size' not found or protected.
Override: expand
WARNING: Option 'expand' not found or protected.
Override: color_text
WARNING: Option 'color_text' not found or protected.
Set options in FolderView
LOAD NEW THEME: default
FOUND: /home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/themes/default
theme.conf found! Loading option-overrides.
theme.conf loaded:
Name: default
Author: helder
Version: None
Info: Created automaticly
Override: shadow_color
Override: frame_color_selected
Override: shadow_size
Override: border_size_selected
Override: color_title
Override: frame_color
Override: border_color
Override: border_size
Override: pericons
Override: height
Override: width
Override: full_path
Override: show_title
Override: icon_size
Override: rounda
Override: banner_size
Override: expand
Override: color_text
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 1424, in <module>
screenlets.session.create_session(FolderViewScreenlet)
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/screenlets/session.py", line 472, in create_session
session.start()
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/screenlets/session.py", line 237, in start
if self.__load_instances():
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/screenlets/session.py", line 396, in __load_instances
self.__restore_options_from_backend(sl, self.path+filename)
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/screenlets/session.py", line 422, in __restore_options_from_backend
setattr(screenlet, opt.name, opt.on_import(opts[o]))
File "/home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 1015, in __setattr__
screenlets.Screenlet.__setattr__(self, name, value)
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/screenlets/__init__.py", line 886, in __setattr__
self.on_scale()
File "/home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 1170, in on_scale
self.update_scrollbar()
File "/home/goemon/.screenlets/FolderView/FolderViewScreenlet.py", line 430, in update_scrollbar
self.fullscroll = round(((self.icon_num/self.sb_row) +1) / self.sb_column)
AttributeError: 'FolderViewScreenlet' object has no attribute 'icon_num'
goemon@goemon-desktop:~$



screenlet still unvisible, dont know if it is running or not, i removed it from startup applications before.
i cannot believe that ubuntu is such a crap.

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7 years ago

0.4.6 - scaling
0.4.7 - sorting
0.4.8 - drop support
0.4.9 - better font drawing
0.5.1 - Now called folderview instead of folderviewclone
0.5.2 - Lots of improvements , including proper icon handling , speed optimizing , and bugs , also blame your icon set if its slow...
0.5.3 - even better icon handling
0.5.4 - support for .desktop files
0.5.5 - Removed glib dependency
0.5.99 - vertical expander better icons
0.6.1 - Font change now works, also some scalling issues fixed
0.6.2 - Font styles and sizes now works
0.6.3 - Now has the ability to easily export/save you own theme/look
0.6.4 - fixed bug in default theme
0.6.5 - optimized spacing
0.6.6 - speed optimizations , file/folder exclude list
0.7 - added a scrollbar (its a bit slow when in scrollbar mode i dont know why ill try to fix it)
0.7.1 - some improvments (i dont know if the scrollbar mode is only slow on my rig i would apreciate some feedback)
0.7.2 - more improvments
0.7.3 - speed improvments
0.7.4 - bug fix in lauching file
0.7.5 - bug fix for karmic not having gnomedesktp module
0.7.6 - Only monitors visible files now (slowness on home folder stoped), you can scroll in scrollbars with mouse scroll button and some bug fixes
0.7.7 - Bug fix
0.7.8 - Bug fix
0.7.9 - Added thumbnail support (when available)
0.8.0 - speed improvement of the thumbnails
0.8.1 - bug fix - tooltips always on back
0.8.2 - Bug fix
0.8.3 - Bug fix
0.8.4 - Bug fix
0.8.5 - better tooltips , changed thumbnails to gio, begging implementing context menus... if someone can tell me how to copy files with gio ...
0.8.6 - Bug fix
0.9 - Full drag and drop support
0.9.1 - Fixed bugs, can only drag files if locked, added background image
0.9.2 - Basic context menu
0.9.3 - Bug fix
0.9.4 - Ability to only show by extension, and drop multiple files
0.9.5 - Allows to right click open with
0.9.6 - Code cleanup, support for file paste
0.9.7 - Bug fix, and scroolbar theming
0.9.9 - lots of bug fixes, new version is a rewrite, you need to purge the old version config and delete any old versions on you system

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