Thumbnail Grid

Kwin Switching Layouts

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Zren/kwin-tabbox-thumbnail_grid

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Description:

Thumbnail + Icon + Caption + Close Button

There are a few other skins like this, but they don't work in KDE 5.5 (Kubuntu 16.04) or later.
Note: If you tried an older broken KWin switcher, KWin won't use a skin until it's restarted (logout+login). Even the working skins (like this one) won't work.
Last changelog:

v5 - April 18 2019 1 year ago

* Fix focus so arrow keys work in Plasma 5.15+
* Cleanup repo + scripts.
* Fix anchor warning spam.

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mirkogennari

1 day ago

10 10 the best

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freedrone

12 days ago

9 9

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jingglang

1 year ago

10 change rating to 10

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jingglang

1 year ago

Thanks for the great Task Switcher. However it doesn't work well with hiDPI screen. Please check this screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/77K6Gey.jpg

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jingglang

1 year ago

I doubled the value of captionRowHeight and thumbnailWidth. It looks good now. Thank you.

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Zren

1 year ago

Sorry, must of missed this comment / email. Rather than doubling the absolute value from 22 to 44. I'll need to scale it by DPI so it works for users with 1x DPI too.

Does this work?

property int captionRowHeight: 22 * units.devicePixelRatio
property int thumbnailWidth: 300 * units.devicePixelRatio

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jingglang

1 year ago

Yup. It works beautifully. Thank you!

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wolftune

1 year ago

9 +almost perfect for me, just need the arrow-keys to be working (there was a bug blocker but that's fixed now)

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wolftune

1 year ago

That bug linked in older conversation that was blocking the use of arrow keys: it's fixed!! Please update this so that I can use arrow keys. Then it will be basically perfect for me.

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Zren

1 year ago

Oh right. Thanks for reminding me. Uploaded v5 with the patch the gives it focus when fixes the arrow keys in Plasma 5.15+

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mockroot

1 year ago

9 +

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no1cares

2 years ago

9 +

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doctorx32

2 years ago

9 favorite task switcher, using it on every PC

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Nano-Ocelot

2 years ago

9 +Works flawlessly and the only one that resembles firefox's tab switcher

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nightreveller

2 years ago

Cheers for a very effective Task switcher!
One feature request is mouse integration. Similar to the ctrl-tab behavior in firefox: hover and click. This would speed up my workflow considerably. Thanks for looking into this.

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Zren

2 years ago

You can hold Alt, click a window to select it, then release Alt.
It don't preview on hover though, not sure if I'll add that as you need to ignore where the mouse is when the window appears, and only "select" when the mouse has moved a minimum distance.

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nightreveller

2 years ago

> You can hold Alt, click a window to select it, then release Alt.

Really? I tried but can't do this. Any idea what settings

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nightreveller

2 years ago

Hmm, clicked 'Reply' too fast.
Anyhow, I can't use the mouse in the way you describe. Any idea what setting is causing this?

> It don't preview on hover though, not sure if I'll add that
I agree, and I wouldn't use it. It would be nice to have an hover style though. I think Firefox has a nice way of doing this.

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Zren

2 years ago

Most KDE config files are in ~/.config/ and the "app data" stuff in stored in ~/.local/share/

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Zren

2 years ago

> This does not work for me

Which Distro? What version of Plasma, KDE Frameworks? Check the "Info Center" app.

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nightreveller

2 years ago

Thanks for your reply. Good news: I went back from synaptics to libinput and now it works! I thought the problem that I have with not being able to drag using just the touchpad was related, but this problem remains. I'm trying to diff KDE config files with a working system, but I'm at loss where all the settings are stored on disk.
Plasma: 5.13.4; Frameworks: 5.48; Qt 5.11.1; Kernel: 4.18.3 (Manjaro) on ThinkPad T480s.

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Zren

2 years ago

Alt+Tab down, release just Tab, then click a window, then release Alt.
Eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0YWDpbj71o

And yeah, you're right that it doesn't highlight the "hovered" window via an outline or... anything. Hmmm. The "Breeze" skin doesn't either.

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nightreveller

2 years ago

Thanks for the video!
This does not work for me, but I think something with clicks/mouse/window settings is messed up for me anyway - very annoying. When I try with the Breeze TaskSwitcher it behaves the exact same way (so has nothing to do with ThumbnailGrid). A "hover highlight" might be very sexy, I tell you ;)

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Zren

2 years ago

After a recent update in KDE Neon, KDE changed which "skin" was used. When I went into System Settings to try and select this skin again, it wasn't listed in the drop down list.

To fix this, I deleted:
~/.local/share/kwin/tabbox/kpluginindex.json

Then I closed and opened System Settings back up, and Thumbnail Grid was listed again.

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christianbueno

3 years ago

thanks , very good work, working on f26 plasma spin

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v5 - April 18 2019 1 year ago

* Fix focus so arrow keys work in Plasma 5.15+
* Cleanup repo + scripts.
* Fix anchor warning spam.

v4 - Jan 9 2017 3 years ago

* Use subdiff's recursive algorithm to determine how many columns should be used.
* The number of columns is frozen while the switcher is visible (so closing windows doesn't move the close button around).

v3 3 years ago

* Disable highlighted item change animation

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product-maker mirkogennari 1 day ago 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker freedrone Oct 14 2020 9 excellent
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product-maker jingglang Jun 24 2019 10 the best
change rating to 10
product-maker wolftune Apr 17 2019 9 excellent
+almost perfect for me, just need the arrow-keys to be working (there was a bug blocker but that's fixed now)
product-maker mockroot Nov 21 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker no1cares Oct 24 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker doctorx32 Sep 30 2018 9 excellent
favorite task switcher, using it on every PC
product-maker Nano-Ocelot Sep 02 2018 9 excellent
+Works flawlessly and the only one that resembles firefox's tab switcher
product-maker sxe Oct 03 2016 9 excellent
product-maker sh4nks Sep 06 2016 9 excellent
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
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