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How to make destop panel (e.g. like Plank, Docky,Screenlets)
ProkopHapala last edited by
I would like to make something like Deskop Environment Extension ( new silde-panel on the border of screen with icons, independnet of original destop environement ) ... something like Cairo Dock, Docky, Plank, Screenlets, Desklets
In perticular what I think I need:
- run at startup
- Overide standard windows focus management. The panel should be possible to stay on the top and stay in background
- capture global keyboard and mouse
- activate when mouse hit lower bottom of screen
- activate when I hit
F1key irrespective what application has currentlyu the focus
I found following wiggets which may be relevant to that. But I still miss something:
I have some experience with Qt (mostly PyQt but also C++) to make GUI for standard application. I have quite lot of experience developing physics simulations and 3D graphics in C++ and python, but not much developing user interface.
For global hotkeys, you have to use platform API
For linux, i would inspect something like
to see how it does.
Regarding the stay on the top and stay in background feature.
This will depend heavily on the Windows manger if supported/allowed.