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 2 years ago

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

McBurri

8 years ago

I know :)
But this don't work too.
When i do this, shows as I wrote before,
and next synaptic says that is broken package in my system.

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holodeck

8 years ago

Yes it works.

http://i.imgur.com/MzOZU.png

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McBurri

8 years ago

Uupss.. ma bad ;)
I downloaded debian version not for ubu..
Now I have exactly as on Your screen.
But synaptic shows this:

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In your system there is a corrupted packet

Please fix it by going to view the filter turned on "Damaged"
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holodeck

8 years ago

I believe the 0.2.7 deb will work. Honestly I don't know why the packagers made it depend on 10.10.
If you compile it yourself you can get any version working anywhere.

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hotice

8 years ago

I've used the Ubuntu PPA packaging from Scott but for the latest version (0.2.9) and the buttons don't work: they don't show up on the panel.

I've tried it in both Ubuntu Lucid and Maverick.

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holodeck

8 years ago

There. Fixed and uploaded the new source.

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holodeck

8 years ago

Are you sure? Scott's latest version is 0.2.8.

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hotice

8 years ago

Yes. I said I've used his debianization but for the latest 0.2.9. I've built it in my test PPA.

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holodeck

8 years ago

OK message me on private. We need to resolve this ASAP.

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Hadret

8 years ago

Debian users can get latest releases from my PPA: http://hadret.rootnode.net (:

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holodeck

8 years ago

Fantastic! I've added the link.
Will you be updating instantly every time I put out a new release? (Usually every 1-4 months)

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hotice

8 years ago

Yes he does... and he's quite fast at it too :)

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Hadret

8 years ago

That's what I already do (:

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holodeck

8 years ago

Brilliant!
I also see you didn't forget to add the gconf schemas to postinstall. Marvelous.

Thank you again! I will add the packages to downloads too as soon as I get the Ubuntu builds from Scott. :)

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Hadret

8 years ago

Nope, thank YOU!, for making such a great and useful software (:

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Pocio

8 years ago

Let me say thank you to both of you!
I love window-applets and title truncated if it runs out of space it is right what we need!
Thank for the useful app and thank for providing it for Debian Users!!

Cheers

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solidturtle

8 years ago

Hello, I am on archlinux and I don't see the gconf-schemas binary. I have gconf installed yet.

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holodeck

8 years ago

gconftool-2 --install-schema-file is another way to do it.

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solidturtle

8 years ago

I installed gnome Global Menu instead which does what I want and works on archlinux

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holodeck

8 years ago

Global Menu serves an entirely different purpose than Window Applets. If that kind of functionality is what you were looking for then Window Applets were not for you in the first place.

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holodeck

8 years ago

Oh you mean /usr/sbin/gconf-schemas ?

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holodeck

8 years ago

What binary? Gconf-schemas is a config file.

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yurik81

8 years ago

Hi and thanks for your work. I've found some annoying things. Here they are.

Some titles are too long to fit in the empty space on gnome panel. As result "gnome panel" looks weird because applets overlap each other. Because of this, "Window Title" applet must have ability to crop window title when it exceeds some length.

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holodeck

8 years ago

I am aware of this. If you look at the TODO list you will see:
- WTA: Make sure applet does not exceed initial width.
Hopefully the feature will be ready for the next release.

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yurik81

8 years ago

OK. So, do you still interested in such functionality? If so, I have patch. It adds field named "Title max size" into preferences dialog. Take a look at the attached patch. Note that patch was obtained as difference between directories.

http://www.multiupload.com/Q9DC3GY7B0

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Shipped with GNOME 3.24.0 2 years 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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