Daisy

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Parabolic zooming is a TODO, and will be implemented in a next release.
Right now I'm focusing on usability first, will then look at adding a bit more of eyecandy. :)

Thank you for taking the time to comment, for your suggestions and feedback.
Regards. - Aug 22 2009
Daisy

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Hi there. Glad you had that issue solved. A new release will correct some resizing/repositioning issues that might occur in KDE 4.3.

The miniature previews need to be enabled in the Configuration window > "Appearance" > "Show tooltips on launchers" > "Window thumbnail". Miniatures will only show when composite is enabled (like for panel task manager).
- Aug 22 2009
Daisy

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Hi there.

Daisy has auto-hiding. Right-click on the dock > Daisy settings > Hiding tab > Select "Hide automatically". It will hide itself X seconds after the cursor leaves the dock, and reappear when the cursor moves over the area where the dock was.

To have it "pop over the windows" is bit more complicated to do in Plasma, and it will require the use composite. That's a bit hard for me to implement, as my system cannot handle composite that well... :/ It has been requested on a number of occasions, and it's a TODO. :)

Regards and thank you for taking the time to comment.
- Aug 22 2009
Daisy

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Sounds like a good idea and not very complicated to implement. Will try to include this for next version.

Sorry for not being able to update Daisy yet guys, implementing the new taskbar feature has proven to be a little more time consuming than I've calculated. Will update as soon as it gets completed. Thank you for the patience.
Regards. - Aug 15 2009
Daisy

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Just ultimating some new features and making sure all bugs are corrected for this release. A couple of days more and it's back on first page again... :) - Aug 06 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Extensions by Lechio 574 comments

Hi there.
To be able to compile Daisy from source a few development packages are needed. What system are you running?
The packages needed for compilation on Kubuntu are named:
kdebase-workspace-dev
kdelibs5-dev

There's also the possibility of installing a binary package, which eliminates the need for compilation.
Regards, Lechio. - Aug 06 2009
Daisy

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To a taskmanager, a program running but hidden (minimized to system tray) does not exist. Daisy behaves as a task manager for the launchers that are available on the dock.
Currently Daisy does not come with system tray integration, but yes this will change in future releases, it's a TODO.

The option of removing the trash plugin is currently only available when on linear dock role, that will be changed and that option will also be added to circular dock role.

The mini icons that appear on top of launchers are called "action launchers", right-click on the launcher > "Edit launcher..." and configure the "action launchers" there. The trash plugin "action launcher" is used to empty the trashcan. This "action launcher" from the trash plugin is not configurable.

I hope to improve it and make it a lot better than it currently is, with the help of everyone that wishes to contribute. Current releases are only alphas, more options will be added and changes will be done.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
Regards. - Aug 01 2009
Daisy

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I believe I've managed to correct this behavior. Fix available on next update.
Regards. - Aug 01 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Extensions by Lechio 574 comments

Hi there.
That is correct, the amount of launchers for circular dock role is currently limited to 9 launchers, in linear dock role the limit is 30 launchers. This may change in future versions of Daisy to allow the inclusion of more launchers for circular dock role.

The 9 launchers in circular dock role can be extended, by using "action launchers". Right-click on a launcher > "Edit launcher..." and select enable action launcher, there a new task can be added do that same launcher. After configuring the launcher, a small icon will be displayed on top of the launcher when hovering over it.
Regards.
- Aug 01 2009
Daisy

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That sure makes things more clear. I believe it is related to the way the program is launched using krun. This only happens with the firefox launcher, correct?
Will look into fixing it for this next release.
Regards, and thank you for helping out in fixing this issue. - Jul 26 2009
Daisy

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In the space of two days Daisy got down rated by two points.

I'd like to ask the person (or people) who vote bad on a widget to please explain the reason of the voting, and post here. That way I can improve/correct the widget. This would be of great help.

Thank you, Lechio. - Jul 22 2009
Daisy

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Hi there.
Thank you for commenting.
At its current stage (Alpha release) Daisy still lacks some features to make it an advanced dock/panel with the potential of replacing the default panel. These features are being added as we go along, with the contribution of everyone that uses this applet. It's not a final nor complete release, far from that, it only has a couple of months of development.

In reply to your question and speaking for myself, it does not entirely replace the need for a panel, it is something complementary to the panel (see screenshot #3) as it still doesn't have a system tray or complete "task manager" capabilities (implementing this feature at the moment).
Traditional task manager, in my opinion, is flawed by design and less "natural" in use. Icon launchers in a dock make more sense and are far more intuitive.

To reply to your other question, yes I do evidently use it every day. :)

Regards. - Jul 22 2009
Daisy

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Thank you. FreeBSD port URL added to the main download page.
Regards. - Jul 20 2009
Daisy

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Hi there. Thank you for commenting.
Working on that option right now. :)
Regards. - Jul 20 2009
Daisy

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
Will do.
Regards. - Jul 13 2009
Daisy

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Task manager available in a few days.
With "system tray integration" you mean having the possibility to display the system tray in Daisy? If so, the system tray is actually just a plasma applet, like others. It's possible do add it, after turning Daisy into a real container.

Right now the point would be to have Daisy as a "stable" applet ( although it's still in alpha stage ), would like to have it usable, so people can use it right-away without any major inconveniences. - Jul 13 2009
Daisy

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Thanks for the comment. Will do. :)
Regards. - Jul 13 2009
Daisy

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All fixed now.
Thanks for the report, regards. - Jul 07 2009
Daisy

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It's doable. In theory it is possible to add any kind of applet to a container, like it is done in panel. Just have to implement that in Daisy. Might take some time to do it.
Regards, - Jul 07 2009
Daisy

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It could have some use, yes. But it can also be confusing for some people (like it has proven to be) having a widget as desktop background. For the moment that option is removed.
Regards. - Jul 07 2009
Daisy

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Glad it's working out for you now.
Cheers and thanks again for the report. - Jul 07 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Extensions by Lechio 574 comments

Hi. Thank you for the report.
Please test the latest version, should be corrected now and behave as a simple applet.
Regards. - Jul 05 2009
Daisy

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That's very weird. No widget adds itself to the desktop let alone sets itself as the desktop background.

With you had you mean that it behaved like this in versions previous to the current one (0.0.4.18), correct?
Currently it is not possible to use Daisy as the desktop background. The widget is defined as being a panel containment. You can check this by looking into the file "plasma-applet-daisy.desktop", where it reads:

X-KDE-ServiceTypes=Plasma/Applet,Plasma/Containment
X-Plasma-ContainmentCategories=panel

- Jul 05 2009
Daisy

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It should not behave like that at all. The only way Daisy would display as a desktop would be if it was configured to do that from the "Appearance Setting" > "Type", see image:
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4355/snapshot9a.jpg
Always with user input, not on its own.

You say you've downloaded and installed Daisy 0.0.4.18 from source and it can still behave as a desktop container, that's absolutely impossible. I've removed that possibility in this version.

The widget does not hijack anything, it's working for me and for everyone else who helps in the testing.

To remove Daisy from the plasma workspace all you need to do is this (already posted in the previous page):

Just edit your plasma-applets config file and remove the Daisy entry:

- open a terminal;
- type: "kquitapp plasma";
- type: "kwrite ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-appletsrc";
- search for: "plasma_applet_daisy";
- delete that configuration section;
- save the file and close kwrite;
- type: "plasma";

Normal desktop should now be used as background.

- Jul 04 2009
Daisy

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Sure, the "taskbar" plugin should be the next "big addition" to Daisy.
Regards. - Jul 04 2009
Daisy

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So you right-clicked on the desktop, chose "Appearance settings" and in the "Type" entry chose to use Daisy as the desktop, correct?
The option to have Daisy as the desktop background was a "bug" and is now fixed in this current release. To fix this behavior all you had to do was to read a previous post to find the answer.
Download the new version and install it, then restart your plasma workspace.

And please do not post here saying my work is a virus. This is not the place for that, my work is open sourced, meaning everyone can read it, change it, distribute it.

Regards, Lechio. - Jul 04 2009
Daisy

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Behavior now removed from current version.
Regards. - Jul 04 2009
Daisy

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It is possible. In the command entry of the launcher just add something like:
"konsole -e /path/to/my/cool/sh/script.sh"
without the quotes.
May add an option to "run from console".
Regards. - Jul 04 2009
Daisy

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Try and change the name entry to something else and the alias entry to "Navigator".
Will look into finding the possible causes of this issue and fixing it. - Jun 30 2009
Daisy

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Tried to reproduce, but I'm not experiencing that behavior. What are you using as the launcher values? - Jun 30 2009
Daisy

Plasma 4 Extensions by Lechio 574 comments

Just edit your plasma-applets config file and remove the Daisy entry:

- open a terminal;
- type: "kquitapp plasma";
- type: "kwrite ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-appletsrc";
- search for: "plasma_applet_daisy";
- delete that configuration section;
- save the file and close kwrite;
- type: "plasma";

Normal desktop should now be used as background.

Sorry about this, will remove that behavior in the applet.
Thank you for the report, regards. - Jun 30 2009
Daisy

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No need to uninstall.
If you are installing from source, just compile it again. See the INSTALL file for details.
If you got it installed from a binary package just download the new package version and installed it like any other package.
Regards. - Jun 26 2009
Daisy

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Bug should now be fixed in current version. Please update.
Regards and thank you for the report. - Jun 26 2009
Daisy

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Sorry about that.
This bug came after implementing a workaround for an issue with KDE 4.3, widget wasn't resizing correctly.
This bug is now fixed in current version, please re-download. Sorry for the inconvenient.
Thank you for the report, regards. - Jun 26 2009
Daisy

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The Plasma desktop theme is Air, the new look for KDE 4.3.
Can be found here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=104819 - Jun 24 2009
Daisy

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It would be possible. But a server would be needed for the applet to connect to and check for updates. At the moment I don't have the possibility to provide that type of service.

You can subscribe here and get an e-mail when an update occurs.

Regards.
- Jun 23 2009
Daisy

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Settings for a Plasma applet are stored in the plasma applets configuration file:
~/.kde/share/config/plasma-appletsrc

Open the file with a text editor and search for "daisy". The file should have a section similar to this (possibly with a different number in the header):

[Containments][1][Applets][37]
(...)
plugin=plasma_applet_daisy
(...)

Search for the header. The configuration for Daisy are the values that come after the section (in this case):

[Containments][1][Applets][37][Configuration]

Here's a sample of my current config:

acceptdrops=true
activity=
autohide=false
background_opacity=1
click_effect_type=default
click_effects=false
desktop=-1
draw_icoback=true
floating=false
formfactor=0
geometry=303,954,672.823529411765,70
hidingdelay=3000
icodimension=50
icospacing=0.41
immutability=2
(...)


Save those vales to a text file. To restore them again, with Daisy added to the desktop open the config file, from a console run "kquitapp plasma" copy>paste the saved values to the appropriate Daisy configuration section in the file and run "plasma" again.

Hope this helps. Thank you. :)

- Jun 22 2009
Daisy

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Thank you. Download link added to the front page.
Regards. - Jun 20 2009
Daisy

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Must be a portuguese thing. Sure I'll take that drink offer, a bottle of Don Perignon next time I go to Leiria. ;)

It could be done, but it wouldn't be very true to Plasma. To display the thumbnails we use the Plasma/KDE libs, so that option will have to come from KWin.

Previews for running tasks instead of icons is a TODO.

Regards. - Jun 15 2009
Daisy

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And have something like 10 thumbnails showing? X) That doesn't sound like a very good idea. The panel behaves the same way and it doesn't show thumbnails when there are multiple instances of an application (when tasks are grouped). Also Daisy uses the Plasma thumbnail system, that means only one thumbnail can be shown, we could reimplent it, like it is done on STasks, but that would not be very true to Plasma/KDE.

Sure, that one is a TODO and will soon be implemented.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
Regards.

- Jun 15 2009
Daisy

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Daisy can behave as a panel, and reserve the screen space. The option of having it shown above application windows is a TODO.
Regards. - Jun 15 2009
Daisy

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Sorry about that. Took some more time in implementing some new options for this release. The new release will be out soon (tomorrow maybe). :)
Regards. - Jun 15 2009
Daisy

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The wallpaper is a picture of a sunset in the Sandilands forrest. Get it here:
http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1914/sandilands_sunset_2.0.html

Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)
Regards. - Jun 15 2009
Daisy

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Thumbnail previews for running programs now implemented. :)
Regards. - Jun 02 2009
Daisy

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What launcher are you refering to?
Launcher for an application needs to be correctly configured to detect the running application. Also update to the latest version. Regards. - Jun 01 2009
Daisy

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Talking from my brief experience with WINE I believe it is possible to include the path flag in the command. Should be explained in the manual, but I can't provide you any details on that as currently WINE is not istalled on my system. Will look into including the option of setting the work path for the launcher.
Regards. - Jun 01 2009
Daisy

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Please update to the latest version and restart your Plasma Workspace.
Regards. - Jun 01 2009
Daisy

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True. Sure beats doing all of those from scratch and including them on Daisy, when those plugins are already available for Plasma. At first I was thinking of doing just that (trash plugin as an example), but it's a lot more work. Containment choice is prefered. - May 30 2009
Daisy

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It is defined as a containment, but it's not a real one, just a regular applet. I'm currently having some issues in turning it into a real containment. Will put it on CVS today, should be faster to implement, with the work of all that want to help.
Regards. - May 30 2009
Daisy

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That feature is a big (and very important) TODO. I'm currently experimenting with the implementation. It will take some time, can't be precise on when it will be available.

One of the main reasons why I'm updating it so often is to get feedback for newly implemented options, and the usual bug reports. :)

Regards. - May 30 2009