Gnome Extensions

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

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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.

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:

Great news!
Window Applets are now shipped by default with Gnome (Flashback) 3.24.0, as two individual applets (Window Buttons and Window Title) !
I no longer maintain the project, it now gets its love from the GNOME community. This page will remain available for its historic value, but please report the bugs/requests directly to GNOME.
Minor note: In order to include the project in GNOME I allowed the new maintainers to change the license to GPL 2.0.
Last changelog:

Shipped with GNOME 3.24.0 1 year ago

The applets are now available in GNOME 3.24.0 within the gnome-applets package.

syco

8 years ago

i've created a simplest version similar to WoW.
If you want to try:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=140397

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syco

8 years ago

when i check applet --> Preferences --> Behavior --> "Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows" nothing appens, i close preferences, reopen it and the checkbox is unchecked.

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holodeck

8 years ago

Do other settings work? Do you have Compiz installed? What about gconf? What distribution are you running?

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syco

8 years ago

all other settings works great, i have compiz and emerald running under arch linux.
gconf: instead of step 6 and 7
I run
gconfpkg --install windowtitle
gconfpkg --install windowbuttons

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holodeck

8 years ago

OK I'm done with comments. Gnome-look is broken yet again. Please PM me for further discussion.

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syco

8 years ago

thanks, setting it manually works fine ;)

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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holodeck

8 years ago

Hmm, it seems Arch places compiz's settings somewhere else, that's why this checkbox isn't working.

Just set it manually. In CCSM go to Window Decoration and put this in the "Decoration windows" field: !state=maxvert

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ve4cib

8 years ago

This issue also seems to affect Ubuntu 11.04 when using "Gnome Classic."

Opening CCSM and manually inserting "!state=maxvert" in the Window Decorations field as you suggested fixes the problem though.

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gMinuses

8 years ago

When "Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows" is selected, is it possible for Window Buttons to not hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows that are in the secondary monitor? Currently, when this option is checked, I have to close such windows in my main monitor which is kinda counter-intuitive, and the maximize/unmaximize button doesn't always work (though it works fine for windows in the main monitor).
Anyway, thanks for sharing such a great application. I love it a lot.

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holodeck

8 years ago

It's probably possible, but you should configure Compiz manually to do that. Go to CCSM --> Window Decoration and configure the "Decoration windows" field accordingly (my applet basically just changes this field when you toggle that checkbox). You'll probably need to look up Compiz's documentation to figure out what exactly you need to type in there.

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gMinuses

8 years ago

Guess I'm out of luck. Can't find any window match rule relates to monitor or screen axis in compiz's wiki page.

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ghitu2

8 years ago

i really like your applets, kudos!
i was wondering: are you going to add an Orta theme?
(Orta gtk: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Orta?content=134123)
thanks a lot

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holodeck

8 years ago

You may or may not know already this, but your wish seems to have come true:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=137364

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holodeck

8 years ago

Most of the themes included in my project were made by other people (see credits), because I'm not really good at it. I suggest you ask the Orta author to provide a theme for window buttons.

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ghitu2

8 years ago

thanks for the quick Re, mate. Mybe i'll try to make the theme myself
kudos again for the applets

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holodeck

8 years ago

No problem.
And if you do make it yourself, be sure to notify me so I may include it in the next version.

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mainstreamdesign

8 years ago

Man this applet is awesome, thanks so much!
This cleans up your desktop by 100%

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holodeck

8 years ago

Thank you. I'm glad you like it :)
May it serve you well.

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Hadret

8 years ago

Just letting you know, that there are 0.2.10 packages available from my PPA for Debian (:

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Shipped with GNOME 3.24.0 1 year ago

The applets are now available in GNOME 3.24.0 within the gnome-applets package.

10 years ago

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

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