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SUSE2 Windeco

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by geflei 83 comments

I'm just moving over from SuSE 9.3 and missed the SuSE Windeco. THIS one is better!! Not kidding. Looks great.

Thank you!

For those who don't know how to install the .deb package in Ubuntu, place the package in your home folder and in terminal, type:
sudo dpkg -i kwin-decor-suse2_0.2-1_i386_ubuntu.deb

Perhaps we could gather very basic install instructions for these packages and put them in one place, to make things easier for the newbies amongst us?

Again, thanks for the great Windeco. Really appreciate it. You made my day! :) :)

Rory - Jul 05 2005
SUSE2 Windeco

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by geflei 83 comments

I love this windeco. Thank you very much!

Will any of the rpms work with Fedora 4?

Rory - Jun 18 2005
fantastik

Karamba & Superkaramba by aivs 40 comments

I just realized that you do have a clear background. The images on kde-look just don't illustrate it clearly.

Thank you for this great widget!!!!!

Rory
Toronto, Canada - Feb 09 2005
fantastik

Karamba & Superkaramba by aivs 40 comments

It would be great if you had a clear background theme, like the clear clock, clear calendar and clear liquid weather background.

Would this be possible? - Feb 09 2005
Clear Calendar

Karamba & Superkaramba by ljogerst 14 comments

Not following you.

There is only one theme to open in the folder - clear_cal.theme.

What should I do to get the around the day?

Thanks,
Rory - Feb 09 2005
Clear Calendar

Karamba & Superkaramba by ljogerst 14 comments

Nice addition. Would be nice if the current day was highlighted. Like how you're building similarly looking themes. Clear looks great! Thank you!! - Feb 08 2005
Clear Background for Liquid Weather

Karamba & Superkaramba by ljogerst 6 comments

Ditto. Very nicely done. Clean, simple and does the trick. - Feb 06 2005
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Matt,

You continue to impress. Liquid Weather Plus ++ still reigns at the best of the Superkaramba widgets.

Two suggestions:
1) Would you consider adding this background? The author seems open to this. It integrates really nicely.
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=20477


2) would you consider adding the version number of LW to the top of the FAQ and maybe to a setting in the 'Configure Theme' window? It would make it much easier to identify which version of LW you're running when checking for an upgrade.

What do you think?

Thanks again for all your hard work!!!!

Rory - Feb 06 2005
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Suggestion for slight enhancement:
addition or option to add the last update time on the main LW window, so you don't have to click on the icon in order to see when it was last updated. That would give you a feeling that your weather was always current and allow you get the last update info at a glance, without double-clicking.

Thoughts?

Rory - Sep 23 2004
Evolution Biff

Karamba & Superkaramba by selan 18 comments

This is a beautiful, useful little widgets. It's hard to find superkaramba widgets that accomplish both those things

As I'm sure you've heard before, I'd love to see an ability to update every "X minutes" to keep the widget somewhat in synch with new mail, as it comes in. Otherwise, the value of the widget is diminished.

Other than that, it's simple, beautiful and serves the purpose.

Good job! - May 04 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm trying out Fedora and just added Superkaramba 0.33.

When I open the Liquid Weather theme, everything works and can be configured. The only issue is that the background is black and can't be changed. Backgrounds can't be added and they can't be removed to create a transparant background.

Of course, you can't see the black type, but it's there as I tested it by changing to white. No other problems I can see with the theme.

Were there any changes made in 1.14 that might have triggered this? Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Rory - May 03 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

By the way, on re-start, once I find the completely invisible theme, I right click and all your options are available except your configuration link, which is disabled. I don't know if that provides a clue. - Apr 06 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Matt,

Can you help a newbie about and explain how to run it from the console and how to get the output?

My location is Toronto, Canada.

I'm running MDK 10.0 CE, kernal 2.6.3, KDE 3.2. - Apr 06 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Well, the Canadians can one better you on odd combinations of the Metric and Imperial systems.

In the winter, Canadians go by the Metric system (-3, -10). However, in the summer we discuss weather in the Imperial system (it's 85 out, it's 92 out). I can never quite identify when you we move, but I think it's at about 17 celcius / 75 fahrenheit.

By the way, we travel in kilometres but weigh ourselves in lbs. Height is imperial.

Rory - Apr 06 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Matt,

I actually noticed something odd that I can't find mentioned in sourceforge or here.

Yes, my steps do seem to open the themes from the auto-start menu. I noticed that when I Ctrl+esc after starting up I'd see the superkaramba apps running, but I couldn't see liquid weather on my desktop (or station v).

Here's the interesting part. They are there. I accidentally stumbed across both, invisible, on my desktop. I can right-click on them and see the menu. If I re-load them, they don't appear. So, they're starting on reboot but are completely transparent.

Interesting, eh?

Any ideas? - Apr 05 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Matt,

Thanks so much for posting that!! It worked and I'm very pleased to have Liquid Weather back.

Last question: I'm trying to get Liquid Weather to start automatically on power up.

1) I have save last session enabled in KDE.
2) I've set all .theme files to automatically open when clicked on, as I've linked it to superkaramba. I did this so I could auto-start the theme without have to see the Superkaramba box.
3) I put the liquidweather.theme in my autostart box, where my email program, which always starts on powerup.
4) I pointed the liquidweather.theme to the liquidweather.theme directory. I've tested it by clicking on it from the autostart directory and it will open.
5) I've made sure I've refreshed the desktop before closing (just in case).

However, when I reboot, liquidweather doesn't start. But, I thought I had done everything right.

I've looked through other sites and this forum in an attempt to find an answer, but none seem to be working for me (the more complex ones are beyond my newbie grasp and everyone else says selecting to save last session in KDE works for them).

So, the above is the workaround I tried, which I thought would do the trick.

Any last suggestions?

Again, thanks for this great script and your amazing support. Once I figure this out, you'll never hear from me again. :)

Rory - Apr 01 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I've just killed the Liquid Weather script in my attempt to get it to auto-start. I can't get it back.

1) I associated all .themes with superkaramba, so I only click on the theme to activiate it, rather than open superkaramba first. This works and continues to work with all themes.

2) I then put a liquid weather link to the theme in the auto-start menu. If I clicked on it from there, it worked.

However, it didn't activate when I re-started, so my plan didn't go as expected. :(

Then, as an experiment, I right-clicked on the .theme in its folder and selected "is executable," to see if that would force auto-start to recognize the link when it started.

Now, I can no longer get liquid weather to start at all. Not a big deal, I thought.

I just overwrote the .theme again with a fresh one from this site. Didn't work. I then wiped the hold liquid weather folder, re-downloaded the entire liquid weather tarball from here and started from scratch. BUT, still no luck.

All my other themes still work, though. So, did making it an executable, initially, write something to another file in Mandrake 10.0, ensuring it can no longer open?

It's too bad, because these was actually the only useful theme I would have used every day.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Rory - Mar 31 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Thanks for your suggestion to reduce font size to 8. I actually reduced *all* font sizes by an increment of 2 and set the "narrow" option and installed the arial font. One exception: with the large font for the current temperature, I reduced it from 20-15. The script now looks *far* better on my system.

Matt, I can't find the line in the .py script to edit when the weather is queried. I want to reduce the minimum from 1 hour to 30 minutes, which would ensure that the current temp is never more than 30 minutes out of synch. Can you point out which line I should edit?

Thanks,
Rory - Mar 30 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Is there a workaround for the crunched fonts issues in Liquid Weather in Karaba 32? I've installed the Arial font and chosen the narrow font option in liquid weather, but that hasn't helped as much as I thought.

What I'd really like to do is just move to Karamba 33, but it has the always-on-top issue. I'd edit the file, as per what others on forums suggest, but I'm brand spanking new to Linux and don't have the console skill set to be altering files (unless it's just a matter of opening a plain text file in a notepad and doing an edit.

I'm surprised a recompiled and corrected version of 33 never appeared to address this issue, as it seems to be a minor fix. I looked for a fixed version to download but couldn't find one.

Any suggestions? I'm using kernal 2.6, KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10.0.

Thanks,
Rory

P.S. Liquid Weather is just simply amazing. It's a great app and I've been showing this Linux OS to all my MS friends and they all just stare in wonder at Liquid Weather. It's a huge selling point. It also helps to begin to redefine the purpose of a desktop. Rather than it being a place for icons to programs, it can instead be this interactive screen of current info. Weather, New (I need to find a better news widget for hard news), stick a transparent dictionary search line to blend with the desktop... The possibilities are endless. I hope development of karamba widgets keeps pushing the envelope. Liquid Weather sets a really good standard of how to do a widget well, shows the importance of including easy-to-choose settings (rather than script editing) and keeps everything well-designed, functional and nice to look at. - Mar 30 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Thanks for your quick response, Matt. Building in an ability to have user-defined update times would be great. If there's that synching option, an ability to update every 30 minutes might really bring it back in to line.

And Matt - thanks for the amazing app!! It's the best Superkaramba widget I've come across, by far!

Thanks,
Rory - Mar 30 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

How can I change the update frequency?

Is it as simple as chaning the Interval value in edit>theme?

That value is 900000. I don't know if that means 900000 seconds or what.

Can anyone help?

I'd like it to query weather.com every 60 minutes. However, right now it seems to take a number of hours before it updates.

Thanks,
Rory - Mar 29 2004
joybar

Karamba & Superkaramba by oneforall 6 comments

I think this is a great bar! You're very talented. Well designed and beautiful. It doesn't try to rip off the Mac OS look. It creates its own happy-go-lucky look.

Thanks and keep up the good work. - Mar 29 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm in Toronto, Canada. Do you know where I can find the location code for weather.com so I can add in Toronto? I can't seem to find it on their site. When I type in the city location name it doesn't give me the correct location, so I figure the location code would be more useful.

As well, is there a big difference in the performance of this widget between Superkaramba 32.b and 33? I'm using 32b with Mandrake 10., KDE 3.2

Thanks,
Rory - Mar 29 2004