Window Buttons with Title 0.5.3

UUID: window-buttons-with-title@fmete
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Applet    : Window Buttons with Title      Version      : v0.5.3
Desktop   : Cinnamon                       Release Date : 20 Aug 2014.
Author    : Fatih Mete                     Email        : fatihmete@live.com

Github: https://github.com/fatihmete/window-buttons-with-title

Some features:

  1. (New Feature) Added font settings feature
  2. (New Feature) Show buttons only active windows maximized.
  3. Added Github page
  4. Tested on Cinnamon 2.2  (Linuxmint 16, Linuxmint 17, Arch Linux)
  5. Removed Maximus option, for this option please install cinnamon-maximus extesion
  6. (New Feature) Text-Mode
  7. In expo and scale mode, if you want cinnamon panels is not hide
  8. You can set Icon middle click action
  9. Allowed multiple instances option (read known issues 1)
  10. You can control active window; minimize, maximize and close. And applet show active window title and icon on panel.
  11. You can set action title and icon buttons. Available actions: scale, expo, move window, show desktop. For title you can set left button or middle button actions.
  12. You can set title width and width option (width: or max-width:)
  13. You can change window buttons layout. If you want delete some buttons.
  14. You can change window buttons theme

This program is free software:

   You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the
   GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
   Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download this applet
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the folder window-buttons-with-title@fmete at /home/USERNAME/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/ where USER is the user for your operating system.
  3. Enable the applet in Cinnamon Settings and use it.

Known Issues:

  1. When you add apple to panel more than one, for change buttons theme opiton and maximised window decoration option , you have to change for all instance settings

Change Log:

0.5.3

  • Added font settings feature
  • Added Github page

 

0.5.2

  • Fixing several bugs
  • Added show applet only active maximized option

0.5.1

  • Fixing several bugs

 

0.5

  • Fixing several bugs
  • Added text-mode
  • Removed Maximus Codes
  • Better window grabbing, thanks @robrobinbin

 

0.4

  • Fixing several bugs
  • Fixing lots of java scripts errors
  • Fixing different focus mode problems
  • Added icon when focused desktop

0.3

  • Added click icon with middle button action option
  • Added show panels scale and expo mode
  • Added allowed multiple instances option (max-instances: 5)
  • Now you dont need restart cinnamon, after change button style
  • Title theme make compatible with active cinnamon theme

0.2-Beta

  • Fix some bugs


0.1-Beta

  • Initial release.

Resoueces and Thanks:

  • Gnome-Shell Maximus Extension https://bitbucket.org/mathematicalcoffee/maximus-gnome-shell-extension
  • Gnome-Shell Window Buttons Extension https://github.com/mathematicalcoffee/Gnome-Shell-Window-Buttons-Extension
  • http://mathematicalcoffee.blogspot.com.tr/2012/05/automatically-undecorate-maximised.html
  • Linux Mint IRC - #linuxmint-dev channel ,
  • "lestcape" (http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/users/view/1915) for applet page layout

About The Author

fmete

Application developer at Linux Mint Turkey

Applets and Extesions:

Window Buttons with Title

Color Picker

Cinnamon Maximus


32 Comments

  1. fmete says:

    3 weeks ago

    @ugggf thanks for feedback, please give me more information (window focus mode, screenshots, video) about this issue. You can use github page https://github.com/fatihmete/window-buttons-with-title/issues

  2. ugggf says:

    3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the applet, it's really practical and it's perfect when combined with Maximus extension. There is an issue though where many times the title doesn't follow the active window ie when it loads is shows "no active window" and remains with that even when a new window is opened. This is regardless of the option to show only maximized windows (which I prefer). Restarting Cinnamon doesn't help. Removing and readding the applets fixes that. My system is Mint 17 64bit with Cinnamon 2.2.16. Still a great applet I must say!

  3. fmete says:

    1 month ago

    @snkiz thanks for feedback, but i cant understand the issue. I am working for git repo, i will add git url this page.

  4. snkiz says:

    1 month ago

    @fmete Loving the update, but there is an issue I've noticed. The title seems to track the only 'max' windows fine, but the buttons are still tracking the active window even though they are only shown with the 'max' window. Also it doesn't track closing 'max' windows well. There are a few other things, a request or two of my own. A theme I'd like to contribute. Do you have a bug tracker? launchpad or git repo?

  5. fmete says:

    1 month ago

    @demetrislambrou123 , @Bierce88 i added feature that you want. Thanks for feedback.

  6. Bierce88 says:

    1 month ago

    Hey I was wondering if there was anyway to hide it when not maximized kind of like unity if not that would be a sweet feature to add in the future

  7. demetrislambrou123 says:

    3 months ago

    @fmete ah cool can't wait then. if it's possible do it like unity which shows the current maximized app's windows buttons and title on the panel even if it is not the focused one.

  8. fmete says:

    3 months ago

    @demetrislambrou123 you are not missing, it's good idea. I will add showing option (show only active window maximized) for every buttons (icons, title, close, minimize, maximize) in next version. Thanks for feedback.

  9. demetrislambrou123 says:

    3 months ago

    @fmete I like your applet. I've installed both cinnamon maximus and window buttons with title however is there a way to have the window buttons and title on the panel for only maximised windows? I don't want them there for every window maximized or unmaximized and it would be helpful if it is shown on the panel for only maximized windows and not on the current focused one. Am I missing something on settings? or it cannot be done with the applet and the extension?

  10. fmete says:

    3 months ago

    @dimbas, you have to add new instances. In applet adding settings, right click this applet and add new instance. After you can change settings (for every instances) right click and select settings in menu. For change applet place, right click cinnamon panel, click Panel Edit Mode, and drag the apple new place.

  11. dimbas says:

    3 months ago

    Thanks for the extension! But dude, how did you make the top panel look like on your screen shot? I mean other applets being in-between the icon, title bar and buttons of your applet?

  12. fmete says:

    4 months ago

    thanks for feedback @botchy, yes it is possible, now, applet use window-list theme, next version i can add system theme (windows title font style) and custom theme option.

  13. botchy says:

    4 months ago

    @fmete this is perfect with maximus. is there a way to change the font of the title? it would be more than enough to have them in the system style like in the original window (by me a bit bigger and bold). thanks.

  14. fmete says:

    4 months ago

    @dji_dji thanks for your encouraging comment.

  15. dji_dji says:

    4 months ago

    Thanks a lot, works like a charm now. Definetly one of the best cinnamon applets out there!

  16. fmete says:

    4 months ago

    @dji_dji, i fixed the bug. now i am testing, soon i will update applet.

  17. fmete says:

    4 months ago

    @dji_dji thanks for comment, i know this bug. it occurs especially firefox fullscreen mode. in my my opinion it caused by undecorate option, i hope i will fix this bug next version.

  18. dji_dji says:

    4 months ago

    Thanks a lot for this applet, I find it really useful! I just have one bug to report although I don't know if others encountered the same problem: if I maximize a window and then enter in fullscreen, I can't leave the fullscreen mode after that. I am forced to close the window and reopen it. If the window is not maximized before entering fullscreen this problem doesn't occurs. If you could fix it that would be great ;)

  19. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @lestcape i see, i think develop an extension that it can edit directly expo and scale settings.

  20. lestcape says:

    5 months ago

    mmm, fmete yes, but we can have the applet working and waiting for cinnamon devs to take a desition. I have a better idea... Can you propouse a change on cinnamon code to handled this values for your applet... this is more transparently that make a python script to override a cinnamon file and can be used for other people that want to have more less the same thing on the future.

  21. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @lestcape thanks for suggestion, recently i am very busy so i develop applet slowly. Now i try some bugs (better maximus) and trying add new features (menu option). Your suggestion is good idea, i hope that i will add this feature applets next version. On the other hand i think cinnamon developer have to add this option in cinnamon's newer version (seen panel expo&scale;).

  22. lestcape says:

    5 months ago

    Hi fmete, can you use a python script to automatize the actions over the files expoThumbnail.js and workspacesView.js? used the pkexec command to be root... If some users try to do that, can break the code, another users can have just afraid to do it.

  23. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @zagortenay333 i isolated undecorate option and i added on extension, it is name Cinnamon Maximus.

  24. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @ManIVIctorious i fixed issue that you said, please update applet. Thanks

  25. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @ManIVIctorious thanks for comment. i tried issue that you said, but nothing happend. please give me more information? (desktop record)

  26. ManIVIctorious says:

    5 months ago

    I think this is a really cool applet, but it seems to me, that i have discovered an issue: Since i have installed the Applet i encounter problems with focus stealing. Example: When i have firefox maximized and open a new instance of nemo firefox always jumps to the frontground when i move my mouse over it. This behaviour disappeared after i removed the applet and restarted cinnamon. It is a really annoying bug and i hope it gets fixed soon, since this is one of the best applets i have discovered so far.

  27. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @zagortenay333 , i started it, in my opinion its possible. I use https://bitbucket.org/mathematicalcoffee/maximus-gnome-shell-extension/src this extension methods my applet.

  28. zagortenay333 says:

    5 months ago

    Is it possible that you isolate the undecorate feature only?The maximus extension no longer works.

  29. fmete says:

    5 months ago

    @robrobinbin and @vayth thanks for your encouraging comments, just now i have updated applet and i added lots of features. @robrobinbin i add multiple instances feature, you can use title, icon and window buttond different where of the panel. But there is a issue for fixing you look at Known Issues. @vayth maximus dont work corretly in linux mint 16 so i add undecorate feature applet, you can activate this feature from applet settings. I 'm fun global menu too. I think develop global menu for cinnamon but it is very complicated, may be future i work on.

  30. robrobinbin says:

    5 months ago

    Hey, Could you (or someone else reading this) make an applet with following functionality: It's an empty spacer (like spacer@cinnamon.org) , who takes up maximum space (auto expands) and it can be used to move your current window (just like the title in your applet). I would be great if this allowed multiple instances. Anyway, if anyone would make this I would be grateful until eternity! :D

  31. robrobinbin says:

    5 months ago

    This is absolutely fantastic! Really, really nice. You just made cinnamon 100% better. Keep up the good work, and add all the features you can possible imagine :p

  32. vayth says:

    5 months ago

    Hey, thanks a lot! I've been using maximus extension, but was never able to make the button extension worked. It was weird back then. I'm a fan of Unity's Global Menu (and LIM, they're a great space saver!), thanks to this, Cinnamon become better for me. I hope this will include those two in the future version (as an optional setting, maybe?) :) But I'm already very grateful even just for this. Thanks again :)