KDEConnect Applet

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Applet for interacting with Devices connected via KDE COnnect.

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A Cinnamon Applet for interacting with KDE Connect.

Requirements

KDE Connect needs to be installed. Zenity needs to be installed fore some features like "Send SMS" and "Share URL" to work.

Installation

Download and extract the files in the "files" folder to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/.

Usage

The Applet will display all paired and reachable devices and a drop down menu for each one. The features available for each device depend on it's supported and enabled Plugins in KDE Connect.

Notes

This Applet is based on the KDE Connect Control Center Applet by Severga.

If you find any bugs, please report them

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kosakepferd
kosakepferd-7 months ago
Really ingenious tool! I've been using Linux Mint only since last night, after I completely said goodbye to Windows. I didn't think it would be so easy to exchange data between my laptop and my Oneplus 5. I also find the ability to simply send a URL or write an SMS very useful.
David Martinka
David Martinka-10 months ago
As I understand it, this is based on "KDE Connect Control Center" by Severga, correct? What's different between the two? Pros, cons, extra features...?
JoeJoeTV
JoeJoeTV-9 months ago
It shows for example the Battery percentage of the device(if available) and most of the functionality is implemented using the DBus interface of KDE Connect. It also supports some more features of KDE Connect such as requesting a photo or sharing a URL.
JoeJoeTV
JoeJoeTV-9 months ago
I made this, because KDE Connect Indicator is AFAIK not updated anymore and I wanted an easy interface for Linux Mint, so I coded this. I also found the Applet from Severga, but it was in my opinion missing some features, that kdeconnect provides. It is also my first Applet, so it was a learning expwrience for me. I also tried using DBus for everyrhing and implement all features that KDE Connect provides over DBus. I asked Severga, if it was ok to do this and credited him.
akirikos
akirikos-1 year ago
This applet is great!!!
JoeJoeTV
JoeJoeTV-9 months ago
Thanks!
harryfine
harryfine-1 year ago
Hi Joe. Thanks for creating this. Much needed. Installed applet in Mint 20 from Spices Update. Installed KDE Connect on Samsung phone, and its running there The phone doesn't recognize any devices. But I don't even see the applet on the taskbar in Cinnamon. I re-booted of course. Nothing appeared in the task bar. Nothing in the menus. Seems to be installed and in the proper location. harry1@HarryLaptop:~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/kdecapplet@joejoetv$ ls -al total 56 drwxrwxr-x 3 harry1 harry1 4096 Oct 6 21:25 . drwxrwxr-x 8 harry1 harry1 4096 Oct 6 21:25 .. -rwxr-xr-x 1 harry1 harry1 35264 Oct 6 21:25 applet.js -rwxr-xr-x 1 harry1 harry1 292 Oct 6 21:25 metadata.json drwxrwxr-x 2 harry1 harry1 4096 Oct 6 21:25 po -rwxr-xr-x 1 harry1 harry1 14 Oct 6 21:25 requirements.txt Any assistance in troubleshooting would be appreciated.
JoeJoeTV
JoeJoeTV-9 months ago
Sorry for replying so late! You need to install the KDE Connect Application itself from the Application Manager and then add the Applet. It's basically an interface for the many functions KDE Connect has.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Works very nicely! Why didn't you just do a pull request on top of Severga's applet tho?
JoeJoeTV
JoeJoeTV-9 months ago
Thank you! Sorry for replying so late. I use the KDE Connect Indicator before, but it hasn't been updated, so I tried making my own. This is my first Applet, so I wanted to try coding most of the stuff myself. I then also saw the Applet from Sevegra and asked him if it was ok, if i could do this.