reduce duplicated ui's for session-picking in a KDE desktop

Niko Sams niko.sams at
Sat Sep 1 08:50:31 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Milian Wolff <mail at> wrote:
> On Saturday 25 August 2012 18:40:04 Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was a tad bit confused today to see two entries in krunner for
>> picking a session to start KDevelop with. After a bit of digging, its
>> apparently due to the (by default enabled) setting in krunner to show
>> plasma widgets which can be run in a top-level window. We currently
>> have 2 pickers, one is in kdevelop/app/plasma/applet which is a plasma
>> applet and another one provided by kdevelop --ps with a corresponding
>> desktop files making it an 'application' found by krunner.
>> I'd like to propose making the plasma applet not show up in krunner by
>> enforcing that the applet is added to a panel or the desktop -
>> assuming this is possible at all. The reason is mostly to avoid
>> confusion, in addition the kdevelop --ps tool has more features for
>> the sessions (shows the state, allows to start an empty one).
>> Opinions? Comments?
> +1 but we really should polish kdevelop --ps as well... It's ugly as hell.
> Something for the sprint maybe.
What I miss is the ability to filter by typing. That would be useful if you have
20+ sessions. (which I do)

Other than that - it's not very pretty, that could be improved for sure.


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