Title Bar 1.3

UUID: titleBar@errt
Score: 10

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Displays the current window's title and icon in the panel. Goes well with the 'Cinnamon Window Buttons'.

Mostly a clone of rymate1234's Window Title Applet but based on the code from the Window Buttons, fixing what bugged me most. This has some configuration options, just have a look at the config.json included.


Version 1.3 (September 1st 2010):

  • fixed menu positioning again

Version 1.2 (August 10th 2012):

  • fixed some bugs on the menu
  • menu now positioned correctly
  • fixed localization

Version 1.1 (July 19th 2012):

  • fixed a bug that caused Cinnamon to freeze
  • added options for tooltip, click action (see comments)

Version 1.0 (July 18th 2012):

  • Initial Release

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  1. charlwillia6 says:

    1 year ago

    Not working in Mint 2.6.13. It will install, but when you try to add it to the panel, it does not show up anywhere.

  2. Enkouyami says:

    2 years ago

    Works great on LM16 with Cinnamon Cinnamon 2.0.14 and I use it with Window Buttons with Title http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/184 instead of Cinnamon Window Buttons.

  3. Lunatico says:

    3 years ago

    On LM14 I still get the same string size problem as described before. I have placed the applet to the most left of the left in the panel. Something like panel1:left:5:titleBar@errt. But if I place it this way even a window with a small name, Nemo on Documents for example, the title bar should read 'Documents' but it only shows "Docu...". On the other hand, if I place the applet in the center of the panel (panel1:right:0:titleBar@errt) it displays "Documents" correctly. The same happens with all windows, no matter how small or large the window title is.

  4. Lunatico says:

    4 years ago

    Just to be clear, by size of text what I really mean is the number of characters displayed. At the moment the window title seems to get truncated even when there is plenty of space left on the panel to show the entire window title.

  5. Lunatico says:

    4 years ago

    Nevermind, it's working on Cinnamon 1.6.7 now. I have a question, is there a way to control the size of text it shows? At the moment it shows part of the window title and then ... even if there is more space in the panel to show more.

  6. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Could you go in more detail on that? It works with Cinnamon 1.6 for me. I seem to have a memory leak on Cinnamon 1.6 at least, though. Help for fixing that would be much appreciated, as I currently don't have the time to investigate into that.

  7. Lunatico says:

    4 years ago

    Seems like it's not working with Cinnamon 1.6. :(

  8. debimint says:

    4 years ago

    thanks errt. Works great now.

  9. errt says:

    4 years ago

    It doesn't include window buttons, because there is a great applet that does them already. You'd need two of them anyways, so you can position buttons and title differently. And while I seldomly test these settings: This applet is meant to work for non-maximized windows, too. Just have a look at the config.json, that should be quite self-explanatory. I really want to include some graphical configuration, too, though that may or may not happen, based on my spare time and whether I get something that works as I want.

  10. debimint says:

    4 years ago

    this is a good applet. it would be an even greater applet if it included window buttons and if it worked in a none-maximized state. such an applet would totally replace the default window list applet.

  11. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Finally, I think I found out how the positioning is working. Should now work as expected.

  12. wtgserpant says:

    4 years ago

    Almost perfect ........................... ! The menu doesnot pop up where it is clicked but rather it appears a bit (often not visible) to the left.

  13. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Fixed some bugs, mainly the localization should be working now and at least most of the problems with the menu should be solved. The menu is now positioned below the mouse pointer, though I'm not sure what will happen in multi-monitor setups. Still no graphical configuration, missing the time for that now. @m0n9oose: I still could not find out what your problem is, but it might have been fixed, too. Just try the new version.

  14. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Still can't see any difference between workspaces. Applet hiding on unmaximizing windows is default behavior, this can be configured diffently if wanted (though that requires a restart of cinnamon). @welshtramp: Thanks for reporting, there's more weird things happening with the menu, I'll have to look into that closer, but it will take some days until I find the time to do that.

  15. m0n9oose says:

    4 years ago

    errt, install and enable applet - it works fine on first workspace. Switch to second wsp, launch termial (its launches in fullscreen), unmaximize window - titlebar is hid. On first workspace it stall works fine. And with v.1 behaviour was absolutely identical.

  16. welshtramp says:

    4 years ago

    when menu is enabled the applet disappears when switching window, other than that its working fine for me

  17. welshtramp says:

    4 years ago

    thanks for the fix, menu is a nice addition aswell

  18. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Can't confirm that. Works on any workspace for me. Did you have maximized windows on second workspace? Default settings hide the applet if there is no maximized window.

  19. m0n9oose says:

    4 years ago

    why it works only for first workspace?

  20. errt says:

    4 years ago

    Fixed, I forgot to disconnect the title change signals once they aren't needed anymore. The new version also brings more options: TEXT: Can be "TITLE" (default, displays the current window's title) or "NAME" (displays the current app's name) TOOLTIP: Same values as above, for displaying a tooltip. Also possible: "NONE" (default, no tooltip) CLICK_ACTION: Can be "MENU" (diplays a menu when the applet is clicked - need to fix positioning), "CLOSE" (closes the window) or "NONE" (default, no action on click) Graphical options will come next, I hope. They're needed^^

  21. welshtramp says:

    4 years ago

    Looks great but sadly for me it seems to freeze up the desktop when i use Chrome.