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Chromi

   0.2  

Window Decoration native KDE 4

Score 86%
Chromi
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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  3190
Submitted:  Jan 24 2010
Updated:  Feb 23 2010

Description:

This is a titlebar-less decoration, inspired by Google Chrome, and
Nitrogen minimal mod
(http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/KDE+4+Nitrogen+minimal+mod?content=109355).

Instead of the traditional full-width titlebar, a mini-titlebar is
placed at the upper-right corner of the application window --- where
usually is unused by the application menu bar.

Because notebooks today have very wide screens but limited in height,
I think this saving in the vertical space can be good.


Build
=====

Please following instructions in the INSTALL file.


Usage
=====

Just use the small bar in the top-right corner as your good old titlebar.

Ctrl-MouseWheel grows/shrinks the bar. So if your window title is
really long, you can make the bar wider.


Theme
=====

Begin with v0.1, Chromi uses themes from Aurorae Theme Engine
(http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Aurorae+Theme+Engine?content=107158).
You can download dozens of Aurorae themes in the configuration UI.

Chromi ships with Scnd101's "Chrome Aurorae" theme
(http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Chrome+Aurorae?content=119106)
as the default. If you customized the theme SVG files in older
versions, please move SVG files from /usr/share/kde4/apps/chromi to
/usr/share/kde4/aurorae/themes/chrome. Chromi no longer load theme
files from the former directory.


Config File
===========
You can change various settings in the [Engine] section in ~/.kde/share/config/chromirc:

DefaultTitlebarWidth=250
The default width of the mini-titlebar.

MinimalWindowWidth=500
Window narrower than this will use full titlebar. Set it to -1 to disable this checking.


Known Problems
==============
* Full-width titlebar has no hovering effect.




Changelog:

0.2 (2010-02-23):

* Support customized button positions.
Only buttons in the right side are shown.
App icon and shade buttons are not supported yet.

0.12:

* If the initial window width is less than MinimalWindowSize (default is 500), use full titlebar.

* Use Aurorae's KNewStuff file. We used a renamed file (chromi.knsrc
vs. aurorae.knsrc), but then themes installed in Chromi is shown as
uninstalled in Aurorae, and vice versa. Now Chromi installs the
untouched aurorae.knsrc, and only do so when it's not found.

Note all themes previously installed in Chromi will still shown as
uninstalled in Aurorae. You'll need to install them again.


0.11:

* Remember titlebar width settings for each window classes.


0.1:

* Use Aurorae themes

* Revert to traditional, full-width titlebar for dialog and toolbox
windows.

* Ctrl-MouseWheel grows/shrinks titlebar.

* Transparent theme has system color as the background. So you can set
the "titlebar color" in SystemSettings to tweak the tone of the
theme. (Thanks for furumaro's suggestion.)

* Smoothed corners of the titlebar. (Thanks for IkaCoast's suggestion.)


0.03:
* Maximize button uses "restore" image when maximized.

* Use hover/pressed image.

* Fixed preview.


0.02:

Borrowed artwork from Chrome Aurorae
(http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Chrome+Aurorae?content=119106). Button
animations still missing.


0.01:

A minimal implementation that barely works.




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 Gentoo specifix fix i found

 
 by BenderBendingRodriguez on: Mar 26 2010
 
Score 50%

Please please, tell me at least how i could fix it. I found a solution in an ebuild

http://anpn.de/aurorae-0.2.0.ebuild

There it mentions a gentoo specific fix, any idea how i could apply it?


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 Re: Gentoo specifix fix i found

 
 by genericity on: Mar 26 2010
 
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OK, I can somewhat understand this.
You need to open the file src/CMakeLists.txt, replace ${KDE4WORKSPACE_KDECORATIONS_LIBS} with kdecorations in the 3rd line. So it should look like:
target_link_libraries(kwin3_chromi ${KDE4_KDEUI_LIBS} ${KDE4_PLASMA_LIBS} kdecorations ${X11_X11_LIB})


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 Re: Re: Gentoo specifix fix i found

 
 by BenderBendingRodriguez on: Mar 26 2010
 
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Thank You so much for help and for this great great stuff


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 Re: Re: Re: Gentoo specifix fix i found

 
 by okias on: Jun 14 2013
 
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Lastest Gentoo ebuild in KDE overlay.


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 My netbook loves it!!

 
 by BenderBendingRodriguez on: Mar 26 2010
 
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I love this!! My netbook loves this. And everybody wins :D

There is just one quirk though, in system settings it covers the search but no biggie i LOVE IT OVERALL


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 Re: My netbook loves it!!

 
 by genericity on: Mar 26 2010
 
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I've no reliable method to move the search box away, but you can use Ctrl+MouseWheel to shrink the titlebar and reveal part of the search box. Hope this helps.


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 Re: Re: My netbook loves it!!

 
 by BenderBendingRodriguez on: Mar 26 2010
 
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I understand that, as i said no biggie since that's just systemsettings, no need to do much searching there :)

And if someone knows how to install chromi then he definitely doesn't need search box :)

P.S. Sorry for polluting this thread but i am so grateful for this app, i even consider that it should be default on every system (after rebuilding some things of course) but what can i do :)


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 lucid warning but works OK

 
 by biophysics on: Jun 13 2010
 
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there is an error with lucid + kde 4.4.4


rya@rishi:build > make
[ 0%] Built target kwin3_chromi_automoc
[ 11%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_chromi.dir/kwin3_chromi_automoc.o
[ 22%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_chromi.dir/factory.o
[ 33%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_chromi.dir/client.o
[ 44%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_chromi.dir/button.o
[ 55%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_chromi.dir/themeconfig.o
Linking CXX shared module ../lib/kwin3_chromi.so
[ 55%] Built target kwin3_chromi
Generating config.moc
[ 55%] Built target kwin_chromi_config_automoc
[ 66%] Generating ui_config.h
[ 77%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin_chromi_config.dir/kwin_chromi_config_automoc.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin_chromi_config.dir/config/config.o
/home/rya/delete/kwin-deco-chromi/src/config/config.cpp: In member function ‘void Aurorae::AuroraeConfig::slotGHNSClicked()’:
/home/rya/delete/kwin-deco-chromi/src/config/config.cpp:622: warning: ‘Engine’ is deprecated (declared at /usr/include/KDE/KNS/../../knewstuff2/engine.h:44)
[100%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin_chromi_config.dir/themeconfig.o
Linking CXX shared module ../lib/kwin_chromi_config.so
[100%] Built target kwin_chromi_config


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 Chromi and Compiz

 
 by dee2er on: May 11 2011
 
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Have you tried Chromi with Compiz? The Aurora parts are painted in the wrong location for me since trying Compiz as my window manager with KDE 4.6.

Everything worked great using Kwin but with Compiz the little titlebar and buttons are generally drawn just below where they should be, sometimes they are drawn in a random place and sometimes not at all. Aurora decorations on there own appear normally as do native deco's like Oxygen.

Otherwise, outside of my experience using Compiz, Chromi is awesome. Thanks for your great work.


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 extraordinary,but room for improvement

 
 by thecurseddevil on: Aug 26 2011
 
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its awesome i hadnt thought ever that this wud be possible
but the problem comes when there is no menu bar in apps such as calibre and firefox
also is this possible that the decoration automatically resizes to the end of menu bar (i.e 'help')while resizing,max.,min etc?
i mean that wud be great!


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 Cool project!

 
 by ArneBab on: May 10 2014
 
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I just stumbled over this when looking for chrome in Gentoo, and I’m really impressed.

Thank you for this cool project!

Now I’ll just have to find out how to adapt the color to my colorscheme ☺


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means being political
without realizing it
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