liquidshell in kdereview

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at
Mon Mar 11 09:34:35 GMT 2019

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 1:25 PM Martin Koller <kollix at> wrote:
> Hi,
> since some time has already passed and there was no conclusion, I'll try once again
> to announce liquidshell.
> I have made adjustments to the README which now says:
> liquidshell is a basic Desktop Shell implemented using QtWidgets.
> Main Features:
> - Wallpaper per virtual desktop
> - No animations, low memory and CPU footprint
> - Instant startup
> - No use of activities

How apps that deal with activities will work on? they will just
silently ignore activities?

> - QtWidgets based, therefore follows widget style from systemsettings
> - Icons are used from your globally defined icon theme from systemsettings
> - Colors are used from your globally defined color theme from systemsettings
> - Can additionally be styled with css by passing the commandline option -stylesheet filename.css
>   (see included example stylesheet.css)
> - uses existing KDE Frameworks dialogs for most configurations, e.g. StartMenu, Virtual Desktops, Bluetooth, Network
> - Just one bottom DesktopPanel, containing:
>   StartMenu (allowing drag of entries into konqueror/dolphin to configure QuickLaunch or AppMenu entries)
>   QuickLaunch (showing icons for .desktop files from a configurable folder)
>   AppMenu (showing .desktop files in a menu from a configurable folder, defaults to users desktop folder)
>   Pager (for switching virtual desktops)
>   WindowList (Popup showing all open windows on all desktops)
>   TaskBar (showing windows on the current desktop, allowing drag of an entry onto the Pager to move to a different desktop)
>   LockLogout
>   SysLoad widget including CPU, Memory, Swap and Network bars, live updated tooltip
>   SysTray with integrated Network-, Notifications-, Device Notifier-, Bluetooth-, Battery- display.
>       It also features PackageKit software updates integration.
>       The DeviceList also shows devices connected and paired with KDEConnect.
>       Display of StatusNotifier items from other applications (no legacy embedded icons yet).
>       Notifications kept in a history list for some minutes, including timestamp and text selectable per mouse
>       (very handy for copy/paste of TAC numbers from online banking received via SMS and transferred to KDE
>        via kdeconnect)
>   Clock widget (with calendar popup, tooltip for selected cities)
> I think the final place should be extragear.
> openSuse's OBS has already packages for some distributions
> Screenshots:
> --
> Best regards/Schöne Grüße
> Martin
> A: Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
> Q: Why is top posting bad?
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> /\                        - against proprietary attachments
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