KMetabar - (Modified Metabar 0.7)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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First of all I shoul thank to Florian Roth (Original author of Metabar). This is a modified version of Metabar and the reason is: I'm not happy with the changes came to metabar in version 0.8, so I decided stick to version 0.7. and I've modified it a bit to go with my taste. AND I like to share it with you too.. :-)

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Now I like to maintain this as a feedback for the original Metabar; that would be part of KDE 3.5.

In the mean time; As I'm not an expert KDE developer, I always appreaciate your help.

*** PLEASE READ:
THIS is the first beta for KMetabar 0.2, with some experimantal features. New features are not perfect and I appreciate your feedback to make them better.
In the mean time some of the issues (Arts related and compile issues) not fixed yet. Please bare with me.

Many thanks to Carl (sleepkreep@gmail.com) and
caglar@uludag.org.tr for their contribution.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

0.2 Beta 2:
1. Some interface changes and some new custom options.
2. Setting dialog will pop-up upon right click on KMetabar.
3. Links frame split into 2 (User and System)
4: System links: Removable devices with a eject button.
5 Some bug fixes.
6. Something I may have forgotton... :-)


0.2 Beta 1:
1. Reported language bug (Please let me know if it's still exists)
2. Pre-defined set of links along with mounted devices (Can be disabled them via config).
3. New Top panel (Highly experimental, Your feedback to make it better appreaciated).
4. Trash protocol now support "Empty Trash" option.
5. Some more protocol related and other improvements/fixes...

trombino

15 years ago

compiled.. all it's ok.. but.. sorry for n00b question.. HOW CAN I START IT? :)
Thanks in advance

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zammi

15 years ago

Just right click on a empty area in the Konqueror sidebar tabs. You'll get a menu to add the side bar plugins. If KMetabar is not there..first click on "Reset to default menu item)..

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scrooge79

15 years ago

Hi, thanx for your grat bar! Just a request...can u integrate amarok sidebar in it?Thanx!!!
PS: how can i remove kmetabar button?

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jakemikey

15 years ago

uhhh...so I have it installed, but how do I start/invoke/use it? I haven't been able to find any documentation on that...

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jakemikey

15 years ago

okay I found the old comments on this...must have not compiled correctly because I don't see it as an option when right-clicking. Any ideas? I didn't get any errors when compiling, so I just assumed it went okay...but no option to add it...

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zammi

15 years ago

Is there a Option like "Reset to default"..? Just try it first...

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kriko

15 years ago

It's cool, but it locks my cd drive, so I have to kill konqueror each time. you should modify the new version of metabar!

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zammi

15 years ago

I couldn't locate such a problem so far.and.I haven't done such a change yet.
By the way, Could you tell me at what point your cdrom get stuck...?

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kriko

15 years ago

Normally, cdrom doesn't open until i close konqueror window, this is normal. But when using you KMetabar, it is locked, after closing the window. I had exact problem with previous version of metabar, but not with the latest.

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ch4n01r

15 years ago

It's a shame that it's not possible to compile it with KDE 3.3 :(

After managing some minor problems with the configure script and the Makefile, I find this error :
kmetabar_widget.cpp: In constructor `MetabarWidget::MetabarWidget(QWidget*, const char*)':
kmetabar_widget.cpp:85: error: `buttonBackground' is not a member of `KGlobalSettings'

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zammi

15 years ago

Sorry abou that...To be honest I'm new to C++ and KDE programming. I used 3.4 api...Try to reduce the dependancies in a later post....

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nuka

15 years ago

kmetabar.moc:54: error: 'KonqSidebarPlugin' has not been declared
kmetabar.moc: In member function 'virtual void* Metabar::qt_cast(const char*)':
kmetabar.moc:72: error: 'KonqSidebarPlugin' has not been declared
kmetabar.moc: In member function 'virtual bool Metabar::qt_invoke(int, QUObject*)':
kmetabar.moc:77: error: 'KonqSidebarPlugin' has not been declared
kmetabar.moc: In member function 'virtual bool Metabar::qt_emit(int, QUObject*)':
kmetabar.moc:82: error: 'KonqSidebarPlugin' has not been declared
kmetabar.moc: In member function 'virtual bool Metabar::qt_property(int, int, QVariant*)':
kmetabar.moc:88: error: 'KonqSidebarPlugin' has not been declared
kmetabar.cpp: In constructor 'Metabar::Metabar(KInstance*, QObject*, QWidget*, QString&, const char*)':
kmetabar.cpp:10: error: class 'Metabar' does not have any field named 'KonqSidebarPlugin'


help?

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zammi

15 years ago

I assume you haven't installed one of the devel packages for kde-base/kde-lib/qt...

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zero1

15 years ago

very nice!

loads faster than metabar! and i like the preview for audio files like mp3s, coz you don't have to open another app.

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dustinfog

15 years ago

It's beautiful,but I don't know how to use it,I have compile and install it,who can tell me what I must do next.

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zero1

15 years ago

open konqueror and then right click on the sidebar ( F9 if it ain't open) , then click on add and then a list should show where kmetabar should now be 1 of the options.

enjoy! :D

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dustinfog

15 years ago

thanks !!!!!

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guppetto

15 years ago

Where can one find the pier image in your screenshot? If you can't remember, can you add a link to it?

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zammi

15 years ago

Sorry I didn't get you...Which screenshot please...?

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guppetto

15 years ago

2nd screen shot. Could you make the image of the Pier available?

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FJR

15 years ago

Wow, great work I have to say. But I (the author of Metabar) am just wondering why you were unhappy about 0.8. Maybe you can write me an mail to tell me. User feedback always helps to improve an application. You could (almost) have achived this by changing the layout of metabar 0.8. As I said feedback is always welcome :)

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zammi

15 years ago

Hi, Sorry I'm late (Was out during the week end) and found someone already given the exact answer for as mine. First of all thanks for you great work and to be honest I'm waiting for kde 3.5 to see the improvements over 0.8. Actually this is a very bad hack to work in my computer...Currently I'm doing some more changes (Some of my friends pushing me on that :-) ) and hope to post it soon...(Sorry I'm new to C++, so not capable of writing diffs, instead I'll put as much comments in the next post that help you to identify what I've changed)

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Lenz

15 years ago

I'm unhappy with 0.8 because of this html based thing. It lasts a few seconds (on my machine) before the render engine (it uses khtml?) is loaded and therefore the sidebar becomes unnecessarily slow to activate. I still use your official 0.7 release, because it's more fluent. In addition, I like the 0.7 design the better (e.g. the kde style buttons).

I'll try KMetabar soon, looks great on the first sight.

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FJR

15 years ago

I absolutely see your point. I doubtet very long whether to keep the old version (0.7 based) or switch to the html based. But finally I decided to use khtml which makes it themeable and very flexible (at least when everything I want is implementet). That's why I accepted the slower loading on startup. And currently I'm working on a theme which will make 0.0 look like 0.7
But I guess it wont make it in KDE 3.5 as I have no internet access at home yet

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bardack

15 years ago

How did you hide the sidebar icons?

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15 years ago

0.2 Beta 2:
1. Some interface changes and some new custom options.
2. Setting dialog will pop-up upon right click on KMetabar.
3. Links frame split into 2 (User and System)
4: System links: Removable devices with a eject button.
5 Some bug fixes.
6. Something I may have forgotton... :-)


0.2 Beta 1:
1. Reported language bug (Please let me know if it's still exists)
2. Pre-defined set of links along with mounted devices (Can be disabled them via config).
3. New Top panel (Highly experimental, Your feedback to make it better appreaciated).
4. Trash protocol now support "Empty Trash" option.
5. Some more protocol related and other improvements/fixes...

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