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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Latte Dock v0.8, "...a friendly smile..."





Latte Dock v.0.8 released!!! The third stable release has just landed! 

Go get it from, download.kde.org * ! 



- youtube presentation -

Features in Video
  • Multiple Layouts simultaneously
  • Smart Dynamic Background
  • Unify Global Shortcuts for applets and tasks 
  • User Set Backgrounds
  • Download Community Layouts
  • Smooth Animations


Latte v0.8


if you dont want to build it yourself, you can wait a few days to launch on your distro repositiories!

Take notice, Latte v0.8 is compatible only with:

  • Plasma >= 5.12
  • KDE Frameworks >= 5.38
  • Qt >= 5.9

Except the video features what you can find in this release, you may ask...





multiple launchers and their separators


Multiple Tasks Separators

Drag n' Drop separator widget on tasks in order to distinguish your launchers











Unity layout is read-only and its maximized windows
do not have borders

New Layout Settings


Lock/Unlock your layouts in order to make them read-only or writable.

Borderless maximized windows according the current layout











three different dolphin instances

Dont group tasks

The user can choose to not group its tasks through Tasks configuration tab










the active indicator will be a line and all indicators will
have a glow with opacity 55% and 3D style

New Appearance Settings

Active Indicator and Glow Sections were added in order to adjust them accordingly at your preference










Dock mode




Panel/Dock mode

Change between Panel and Dock
mode with one click

















some "Unity" and "Dock with TopBar" layouts


 
Community Layouts

Download community provided layouts from store.kde.org to customize your Latte















telegram with 679 unread messages

Bigger Badges


A badge can have up to 9.999 size
in order to improve accessibility












access Latte layouts from plasma taskmanager

Improve Plasma Taskmanagers Experience

Access your Latte options through context menu when you are using plasma taskmanagers









load default layout, access installed layouts etc.

Command Line Options

Use your command prompt in order to handle Latte startup










fixes / improvements
  • Various Wayland improvements. I use it daily in my system with Plasma 5.13 and it provides a fantastic experience with fantastic painting.
  • Smoother parabolic animation
  • Support KWin edges when hiding the dock or panel by default
  • New improved splitters icons in Justify (Edit Mode) 
  • Improve the entire experience at Layouts/Latte Settings window 
  • Filter Windows by Launchers, show only windows that there is already a launcher present for the current running activity 
  • Vastly improve the experience in !compositing environments. No more showing an 1px line at the screen edge when the dock is hidden. 
  • New Global Shortcuts to open/hide dock settings and Latte settings (Meta+A, Meta+W, Meta+E) 
  • New Kwin script to trigger the application menu from a corner-edge 
  • Hide the audio badge when there no audio is coming from a pulseaudio stream 
  • various fixes for RTL languages 
  • New more robust animations all over the place
  • Plenty of bug fixes and improvements

For new Latte users it might be a good idea to read/watch also Latte Dock v0.7 - " ...a tornado is coming... "

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Icons
      "Papirus" from Alexey Varfolomeev 
 Plasma Theme
      "Materia" from Alexey Varfolomeev
Wallpaper
      "Sea, Ocean, Water and Wave" from Josh Withers
Layout
      "Dock And TopBar" at, store.kde.org
Music
      1. Scott Holmes - "Our Big Adventure" at, freemusicarchive.org
      2. Scott Holmes - "Ukulele Whistle" at, freemusicarchive.org 
      3. Scott Holmes - "Kiss The Sky" at, freemusicarchive.org


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6 comments:

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    1. BTW, what that I need for the badges to works?

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  2. Awesome! thanks for the great work!

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  3. Really nice work! Non-grouped tasks and panel mode will be perfect! Thanks to all involved!

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  4. aweeesooomeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. My keyboard shortcuts Latte Dock's task manager stopped working completely

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