Fitz

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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Fitz is a window decoration for KDE that allows you to work (or play) faster.

Unlike other decorations, Fitz does not have a titlebar above the window; instead, it puts the buttons in the menubar. As a result, Fitz lets you get to a menu item by ramming your mouse into the top of the screen. If you click on the window frame, the mouse will jump down into the middle of the menubar and Fitz will generate a click. This effectively puts the menubar at the top of the screen like Mac OS does.

To install Fitz from source code, download fitz-0.4.tar.bz2 and run the following commands:

md5sum fitz-0.4.tar.bz2
# d60b460b27603ce633630b50e581e989
tar -xjf fitz-0.4.tar.bz2
cd fitz-0.4
./configure
make
sudo make install

There's more information about fitz at http://fitz.sourceforge.net .
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.1: Initial release.
0.1.1: Added configuration option to turn off automatic maximize.
0.2: Added titlebars.
0.3: Dialog windows (see screenshot 2)
0.3.1: Fixed resizing bugs.
0.4: Made it look less ugly.

chlorox

14 years ago

Man, it's good to see some new blood in here... If you pay attention, there really are only about 5 different styles on the internet for KDE. Crystal/Heart/Aqua/etc...

At least this doesn't fit into those categories. As much as I dislike gnome, it has about 80 widget styles... Now that is choice!

I won't even go into the fact that I have to know how to use gcc to install KDE themes. (Because no one wants to use ktheme packages)

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Superstoned

14 years ago

works for me very nice, although it takes some time to get used to it ;-)

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jeffreym

14 years ago

I just uploaded a new version that does not automatically maximize windows when they open. If you do enable automatic maximize from KControl, Fitz only maximizes windows that are greater than 500 pixels wide and 400 pixels tall. This seems to maximize applications and not maximize dialog boxes.

It will probably be a few weeks before I release anything else.

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

I thought about something like this recently,
and someone has already made it come true!

Would it be possible to add the app's icon
to left (of the "File Edit Settings)?

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jeffreym

14 years ago

> Would it be possible to add the app's icon to left (of the "File Edit Settings)?

You would have to find a way to make every application move the menubar (File Edit ...) around 16 pixels to the right. To do that, you would have to modify kdelibs or create a style and even then, it would only work for kde programs. You could also draw the icon small enough to fit between the outside edge and the F in File, but I don't think there is a way to do it that won't look strange.

So basically, no.

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p0z3r

14 years ago

I use buttons on the left side of the window decoration. Your window decoration won't allow that, nor will it look pleasing to the eye if it did.
The auto maximize is rather annoying when you receive an IM from someone.. all your desktop is a small one line message from someone saying "hi!".
Otherwise, this window decoration is very cool, and I had no problems using the alt+mouse1 combinations, as I use them anyway since being a blackbox user.

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nightdragon

14 years ago

I love the minimal idea of this. However without a means of easily moving the windows and the instant maximization makes this a little annoying.
Also, with several of the files I had to remove some of the ';' from them to get it to compile. I'm not sure if this is a gcc 3.4.3 trait or not.
All in all, it's a good windeco, would love to see it progress.

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EThitop

14 years ago

You could hold the place your mouse over the window you want to move, press and hold the "alt" key, then click and drag the window to whatever location it is you want it. Just a thought.

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jeffreym

14 years ago

>However without a means of easily moving the windows and the instant maximization makes this a little annoying.

You can move windows by pressing alt and dragging anywhere inside the window. (This is true for all kde decorations.)

I may put a move button in the titlebar in the space where the title goes or put the first 20 or so characters of the title in that space. Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Fitz maximizes windows because I almost always use maximized windows. Eventually, I plan to make the automatic maximize optional and off by default.

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12 years ago

0.1: Initial release.
0.1.1: Added configuration option to turn off automatic maximize.
0.2: Added titlebars.
0.3: Dialog windows (see screenshot 2)
0.3.1: Fixed resizing bugs.
0.4: Made it look less ugly.

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