Review Request 109611: Add option to show "Recently Installed" apps in kickoff plasmoid

Wolfgang Bauer wbauer at
Tue May 28 11:31:53 BST 2013

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(Updated May 28, 2013, 12:31 p.m.)

Review request for kde-workspace.


fixed the mentioned style issues


(This comes from a patch included in openSUSE)

This patch makes kickoff remember all the .desktop files it sees (in kickoffrc). 
New ones are additionally shown in a seperate submenu named "Recently Installed" (for 3 days).

The seen entries are saved as "id=date" pairs in the "Seen Applications" group.
Entries older than 3 days get their date set to empty, which means "don't show this entry anymore".
Also if there have no entries been saved yet, the date of all found entries is set to empty as well. This prevents that all menu entries are shown in the "Recently Installed" submenu on first start.

The "Recently Installed" submenu can be toggled on and off in the plasmoid's settings.

This addresses bug 316916.

Diffs (updated)

  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/applet/applet.cpp a6f7379 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/applet/kickoffConfig.ui 8664ac8 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/core/applicationmodel.h f0f8872 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/core/applicationmodel.cpp 57b6ba5 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/simpleapplet/simpleapplet.cpp 28fba18 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/ui/launcher.h 2a234c3 
  plasma/desktop/applets/kickoff/ui/launcher.cpp 4425bcc 



Created a new .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, ran kbuildsycoca4 and the menu "Recently Installed" appeared with this entry.
After logout/login this is still present.
Deleted the .desktop file again, ran kbuildsycoca4 and the menu "Recently Installed" disappeared again.

I have been using the (vanilla KDE) kickoff applet with this patch for about a week now.

Also this patch is already part of openSUSE for several years...

File Attachments

Settings dialog (kickoff style) with patch
Plasmoid (kickoff style) showing the "Recently Installed" submenu
Settings dialog (classic style) with patch
Plasmoid (classic style) showing the "Recently Installed" submenu
sample kickoffrc written by this patch


Wolfgang Bauer

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