Active Window Control

Plasma 5 Applets

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-active-window-control

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Description:

Plasmoid which just show active window title and icon. Also allows to close active window with cross icon (its location can be configured) and some other actions (like present-windows effect etc).

This plasmoid is particularly useful when using BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true setting (in ~/.config/kwinrc under [Windows] section). This option can now be turned on/off directly from widget settings.

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
- qt5-graphicaleffects
- e.g. package for kubuntu users: libqt5qml-graphicaleffects

HOW TO INSTALL
- Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets
- find this applet and install through the first item with .plasmoid extension

AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/plasma5-applets-active-window-control-git/
Last changelog:

1.7.3 3 years ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

srvanrell

2 years ago

I have installed Active Window Manager and it works with some applications. Other ones fail to show the entries menu in the panel. I'm very new on KDE, could you explain me what is not working on AWM that it is working on the other three applets? Thanks in advance

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michaldybczak

2 years ago

Look at my previous comment here (a month ago). AWC is no longer developer and uses an old stack of the global windows which may not work correctly with some programs. Use the applets I posted above to get optimal and up to date experience on Plasma.

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gcjuan

2 years ago

3 -It crashes my entire Plasma Desktop depending on the configuration (for example when filling the hidden text on hover). I prefer Plasma Active Application (https://store.kde.org/p/1269296) that is faster, smoother and adapts itself in combination with Global Menu.

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jsalatas

2 years ago

9 +

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tamer

2 years ago

9 Excellent addon, does everything I need with very customizable options, and works side-by-side with Global Menu

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9

slm33

2 years ago

9 +

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topo-ge

2 years ago

9 +

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radwulf

2 years ago

Sorry for double post. Also it would be nice if the close button stayed visible permanently. Sometimes when on the empty desktop or using the application launcher it disappears, leaving an unsightly hole in my dock.

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radwulf

2 years ago

Thanks for this useful widget. It could work better on my set up with a vertical latte dock if it allowed you to centralize the close button (rather than just the corners) and kept the colours the original shade rather than turning it red and white after use.

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no1cares

2 years ago

9 +

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pieter

2 years ago

Thank you genna87! This appeared also to be the case in my machine. Also latte-dock is very specific about how it wants to be used. But I found it all out and now it works like a charm!

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genna87

2 years ago

@pieter I just had a similar issue in Kubuntu, but the problem was simply the (very) small size of the buttons. Try selecting "Buttons next to icon and text" in the buttons sections of the settings

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pieter

2 years ago

This widget is great! But I can't get the window control buttons to appear in the top bar when the window is maximized. I am using Neon. I tried in a latte panel and in a plasma panel. No luck. Can you give me a clue how to manage that? Note that the package libqt5qml-graphicaleffects is not in the ubuntu repositories anymore.... Thanks.

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jotasete

2 years ago

9 +

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jotasete

2 years ago

Ótimo! muito obrigado!

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folgui

2 years ago

9 +

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malteketelsen

2 years ago

9 +

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krlosbolado

2 years ago

The "Hide titlebar for maximized windows (takes effect immediately) is no longer working." Every time the machine is restarted the previous settings return.
Use the plasma 5.13.4.

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nickb

2 years ago

I have the exact same problem on KDE neon 5.13 as well as Kubuntu 5.12

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rz.jeremy

2 years ago

Hello, I also use KDE Neon on my PC, the problem is caused by Latte Dock, now I use a panel.
Sometimes the simplest is better.
good luck

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torturedutopian

2 years ago

Hi ! Thanks a lot for this great plasmoid !
It seems it doesn't work with the new Plasma global menu, as of KDE Plasma 5.13.2 ?
Meanwhile, I use a combination of 3 applets to get an equivalent result : "application title" on the left, the new global menu in the middle, and active window controls on the right. I remember it was a bit difficult to achieve this layout before (problem with the variable width of the menu).
see : https://ibb.co/nhtsGd

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torturedutopian

2 years ago

I forgot to mention : using KDE Neon & get hot new stuff.
I also tried to build the GIT version from a Manjaro KDE live CD, and got the same result : the global menu doesn't appear when using AWC alone. Thanks again, cheers !

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Yuvon

2 years ago

Lots of customization, Looks great, Functions great.
One thing that would make this better is if you could drag the window out of fullscreen from the widget and move it around.

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pingui

2 years ago

mobam: hello also happens to me. you could tell me the steps and commands to download and compile the version of phabricator? https://phabricator.kde.org/source/plasma-active-window-control/
thank you

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YamiYukiSenpai

3 years ago

Only thing that bothers me is that the buttons are too small + on top of the window title. Also, unless I set a fixed size, there's too much space

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1.7.3 3 years ago

Fixed Plasma 5.8 compatibility regression.

1.7.2 3 years ago

Plasma 5.10 compatibility, multi-screen aware, aurorae window decoration support, various other fixes

1.7.1 4 years ago

- slight code refactoring (possibly fixed Kubuntu 16.10 compatibility)
- other global menu improvements (global menu is not available in kde.store version of this applet)

Version 1.6.0 4 years ago

- compatibility with Plasma 5.8
- pin to all desktops button
- popup settings and other minor fixes and improvements

5 years ago

1.5.9
- widget settings now allows to switch kwin option for showing/hiding titlebar for maximized windows

1.5.8
- dynamic width (regarding showing / hiding buttons) by Wuxiangdong from github

1.5.7
- text scaling option

1.5.6
- auto-fill width option
- automatic margin for no-window text
- wrapping & eliding text fix

1.5.5
- configurable "Plasma Desktop" text margin
- small fixes & cleanups

1.5.4
- fixed closing window even if control buttons are disabled

1.5.3
- basic context menu actions (close, minimise, maximise)
- configurable space between icon and window title
- button settings fixes

1.5.2
- breeze buttons (+ fixes)
- various additional button settings added (+ settings fixes)

1.4
- support for present-windows effect

1.3.3
- bugfix release
- settings more granular

1.3
- added maximize button
- additional appearance settings

1.2.2
- automatic window title row setting fixed

1.2.1
- word wrap fix

1.2
- configurable button size

1.1.1
- "No active window" changed to "Plasma Desktop" (thanks to sancio6 from github)
- small visual fix in settings

1.1
- customizable minimize button
- customizable maximize/minimize actions
- called by double-click/mouse wheel
- customizable width in horizontal panel
- AUR package

1.0
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