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Plasma 5 Multimedia 66 comments

Score 78.3%
Apr 24 2020
Ciaoo Zanturik

The management of the buttons would seem to need some more love, when the number of presets exceeds the maximum available size, these are no longer accessible, lacking a sort of scroll function

.... the information band covers the buttons and I think it could be thought different, and given that space is not lacking, it could be a good solution to place it directly on the "Press to switch back to video list ..." button.

... furthermore, it would then be the top to have the possibility to organize presets in categories
eg. if I am using the "development" activity, it would be useful to separate the presets based on specific themes like "C ++" "Python" "Bash" etc
... although in this regard, I suppose it requires a lot of effort and always that it is technically possible to do it in a plasmoid :)

I noticed a strange thing, I do not know how to explain it or even how to replicate it ... perhaps during an accidental dragging of a video. I found the plasmoid covered by a transparent layer and there is no way to eliminate it except to change activity

another thing, if I drag a video on the desktop, plasma offers me some typical actions like.
- move
- copy
- link
- addIcon

do you think is it possible to change the that options in something more appropriate, like ...

- download (youtube-dl script)
- link

...maybe, adding a tab in the plasmatube configuration window to set the path to download and video / audio formats

I take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and to all the fans of the Linux world

Thank you guys
- Dec 22 2018
As I suspected, the version I was using was not the current, despite, that I have clicked on the "update plasmatube" from the widget explorer, it works wonders - Dec 14 2018
Probably, it would be useful if somewhere, there was a button, to place an "About dialog" to show things like version, license and Authors - Dec 11 2018
Sprry browser cuts the screenshot slightly, however, I managed to see that blue button and can confirm,
that on my system, I can not see that control - Dec 11 2018
the fact is that I can not find it anywhere
... I think I have installed the current version ... but I'm not sure ... in any case, from the form relating to the download of plasmoids under "plasmatube" it is not offered to me any option "update"
- Dec 06 2018
For the docked plasmatube, is possible add a pin button to always keep its window open ?
- Dec 06 2018
Hi zanturik

Now, I can set presets for "Chabel" and "Previews"
...but how do I store a simple video like a bookmark?
...this would be very very useful

Is it possible to insert an option to disable previews, that youtube offers on the background of the display?

thank - Dec 06 2018
Congratulations for the excellent work that you have done !!!

I consider PlasmaTube really handy to keep handy, playlists broken down by activity ...

I allow myself to suggest something if possible ...

it would be very convenient to keep in the same view of the presets, three distinct groups of presets es.

Playlists TopRated MostRecent

and maybe have the possibility to delete presets (playlists) directly from this page

Ciaoo Zanturikand thank you very much - Nov 25 2018
Ciao zanturik
No problem it was a problem of Latte-dock ... Psifidotos was able to fix it ...and I like it a lot when is docked on Latte
Thank You !!!! - Mar 18 2017
Ciao zanturik
No problem it was a problem of Latte-dock ... Psifidotos was able to fix it ...and I like it a lot when is docked on Latte
Thank You !!!!
- Mar 18 2017
Hi Zanturik

I wanted to ask a favor ;)
Well, we're trying to develop a plasma5 extension, a dock panel to be exact, and I realized, adding applets and in particular adding PlasmaTube, the presence of a Bug ....Could you please take a look at the discussion about the bug in order to help us to improve Latte-dock
...we would like to know your opinion

Issue: Hidding PlasmaTube applet #204

thanks and sorry for disturbing - Feb 27 2017
Thank you so much . Oh happy holidays to you and Happy New Year !!!
- Dec 24 2016
Here's a PlasmaTube and Now Dock testing ( - Dec 20 2016
Here I am, I'm your torment :)

- I noticed that, only playlists and channels can be added as a presetbutton, perhaps to avoid adding the single video of a playlist, well about the single video researched, I think is correct to have the opportunity to add it as a preset buttons while for the single video of a playlist, no

- Under certain conditions if I click on search, appears to me "press to switch back to the video list", and there's no way to exit out of the loop" perhaps, simply the search field remains hidden ;)

- With the plasmatube docked in the panel, sometimes, when I play a video, I can only hear the audio, the video remain in wait state while if I click on the plasmatube and then reopen it, the video returns to be displayed correctly

- Maybe the color of the "Add channel" label should take on a different color, often the white text is confused with the lyrics of minrature

- Is it appropriate to keep the video running when you move from one activity to another?

- It would be useful, view the video's position running a play list eg. something like ButtonPrev 5/38 buttonNext - Sep 23 2016
Amazing I did not thought That you could !! you are great ;)

- What happens if you upgrade your plasmatube ... will preserved the preset buttons settings ? ... There is the possibility of preserving the google account? although actually the method you use to authenticate in google is very convenient and smart

- To have the chance to see a new playlist, it would be nice to add a "back" button to exit from playlist/channel, and then, back on the search previews

- Do you know to the youtube-dl script? I found it in the official opsnSUSE's repository and is fantastic allows you to download entire playlist by passing the URL, well it would be nice to add it somewhere in the main window or in other place
- When you change from one activity to another, the search key used in the previous activity, remains stored in the search field, then should clean up the search fild and exit from preset buttons view

- There is the possibility to add a button "maximize" to improve readability in the video with text or open the video in the browser?

- Add the search options in the settings module as sort by leanguage and other

- It would be useful to show the number of videos alongside the written channel/playlist in the thumbnail video preview

- In older versions, you supplied it, a set of preset pre configured buttons, well, now you could create several preset buttons groups to associate with the respective combo-box activities (user's activities list to load), only to facilitate understanding of the activities to those who did not use

- "Recommended" videos from youtube would be very comfortable but I would not know how to implement it I think it's difficult to reach the user preferences db - Sep 21 2016
Hi Zanturik

When plasmatube is docked in the panel, it happens that, the preset buttons do not follow current activity, it would be really helpful since I intend to place it permanently in my dock panel, it can happen very often you need to switch from "Design" activitiy (presetbuttons: "tutorial gimp" "Inkscape tutorial" "tutorial Blender") to a new activity "Developement" and then, finding all the preset buttons adapted to the new activity (presetbuttons:"Python tutorial" "tutorial C ++" "Java tutorial"). I am convinced that Ivan Cukic the developer who brought forward the development of activities in kde would be very happy
* Font / button colors now taken from the current theme
    ok it works well
* Playlist / channels now back in search results showing the list of videos after clicking
    - Search on plasmatube
        It works very well
        In Youtube there is a session that refers to the suggested videos based on the user preferences, well, it might be interesting to have a set of suggested videos instead that by user preferences, even in this case, based on type of current activitiy, but do not know if you can do it
        And have the ability to add presetbutton from here would be the top
    - Search on plasmatube setting form
        I can only add presetbuttons for channels but not for playlists and usually those looking for something on the tube mainly seeks playlist.
        If I search for "python" in the plasmatube setting form get far fewer results than the same research carried out on youtube (channel field) and in any case Mmmh is not comfortable at all because there is not the possibility to have a preview of the video !!. Probably the best solution would be to do all this from plasmatube perhaps with a search field to the playlist and one for channels and thus add redsults as presetbuttons from here by a right clck on the plasmatube's top-video previews panel
* Number of videos in settings
        It works very well - Sep 18 2016
Hi Zanturik

Your work is fantastic and now I can add a plasmatube for each activity with its dedicated preset buttons. Great !!!

- Now, I tried to place the plasmatube in a panel as a dock bar (the desktop is much more clean, functional and perhaps even less expensive in terms of memory usage), so in this case I would have only a plasmoid for all activities, but in this case is it posible change the preset buttons when i switch to another activity ? .
- Is possible to implement an advanced search for "language" and "upload date" ?
- It would be interesting and very confortable once you find the playlist (not in the setup form window), display its numbers of videos and than, by a simple right-click above the video preview, add it to the preset buttons, is it possible ? even though I realize that's not all what it seems easy to do it really is.
- It is also possible to implement the order of the preset buttons by dragging them or in some other way?
- It would be very nice to have the option to change the color of the preset buttons in dark theme
- Is there a way to add a button to export the playlist or video to the youtube-downloader scrip
Thank you very much, bye - Sep 15 2016
I must admit that this plasmoid I find it very useful and I love it so congratulations to the developer !!! here's a new idea, it is possible add the ability to configure different groups of preset buttons for each plasma activities? as preset buttons for "developement" activity and preset buttons for "social" and so on. Thank you very much, bye - Sep 10 2016
Latte Dock

Various Plasma 5 Improvements 306 comments

Score 87.4%
Apr 11 2020
Hi Bugsbane
I think for the version 0.6 is a matter of a few hours
but if you are impatient, you can try installing the master branch
please read this... - Apr 02 2017
kde blender thumbnailer

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 4 comments

by danni
Score 70.0%
Nov 02 2011
Hi ...I'm using openSUSE how can I install ?
thanks - Mar 11 2017
Now Dock

Various Plasma 5 Improvements 21 comments

Score 84.3%
Mar 26 2017
Now Dock can be considered deprecated
It is now replaced by the more evolved Latte-dock
In it is present, the 0.5.91 version
but my strong suggestion is to download and install directly from the master branch from:

and here is the F.A.Q's page:

Before running the installation script you have to install the dependencies needed for compiling
and then you can easily, download and install from the last master branch by running these commands:

git clone
cd Latte-Dock
- Feb 26 2017
HI Psifidotos

I use opensuse tumbleweed plasma 08/05/90
but I have no problems with ""

if I run the command:
python .Customized South

I get:

user theme: .Customized
Disabled Shadows
kbuildsycoca5 running ...
Recreating KSycoca file ("/home/Ivan/.cache/ksycoca5_it_o+u3SnQQWnjKCri7qlMd6FSVL5w=", version 303)
kf5.kservice.sycoca: Parse error in "/home/Ivan/.config/menus/applications-merged/", line 1, with 1: "unexpected end of file"
The desktop entry file "/usr/share/applications/Home.desktop" has Type = "Link" instead of "Application" or "Service"
kf5.kservice.sycoca: Invalid Service: "/usr/share/applications/Home.desktop"
kf5.kservice.sycoca: The menu contains spec file to Layout or DefaultLayout tag without the mandatory Merge tag inside. Please fix your file.
Saving - Nov 13 2016
It was so long that I wanted a like iOS dock bar that I find the most convenient solution for the management of applications, especially with plasma and its activities that if properly configured make our work much more clean, comfortable, and smart
especially when integrated with applet as folderview to group program categories and their related video tutorials and PDF, all accessible with a single click
always about of intensive use, of the activities, even I find fantastic, an applet called plasmatube, with its preset button for activities is perfect if docked on panel to group different video categories

having said that, I would like to report these problems encountered in the hope that it will be useful to improve the already awesome job you did !!!!

- I can not assign tasks to different activities (or all or just one but no more than one.)

- It is not possible to have separate processes for wine app, and then associate them with activities

- It would be useful to be able to associate folderviews, which I use as categories of programs, to activities

- Cycle scroll through tasks on mouse wheel is disabled, it would be very convenient to use it as well as I did with kxdocker

- To avoid jumping from one activity to another, I usually prefer to configure nowdock to show only tasks of current activity. But in this case, is there a practical way, to list the activities that use it ? ( on launcher itself or maybe in the task panel )

- Kxdocker at one time used png icons and seemed far less blurry, is it my impression ? It depends on the type of image (svg) or is a problem of scaling up rather than down ?

- Is there a road map that I can follow ? I can not resist to discover the features you're working on :)

Really nice work !!! thank you so much !!!!!
- Nov 13 2016

Plasma 5 Multimedia
by zanturik

Score 78.3%
9   Oct 07 2016