Hello! Any chance we could see a “show activities” applet for Budgie?
I tried the popOS version, and while I thought it was great, I missed Budgie too much. However, there was one thing I feel in love with and that I haven’t managed to get working in Ubuntu Budgie. It was the “Show Activities”. Which basically is like Mission Control on Mac, or as it works on Windows when you press WIN + Tab, instead of ALT+Tab.
A similar functionality is reportedly in development for Budgie 11 (no release date at the moment as the Solus devs responsible for the development of Budgie Desktop ran into problems with another thing on Solus)
Its like the windows WIN KEY + TAB, where you see all the current windows, then can click with a mouse button which one you want to go to instead of holding alt tab and having to click it more than once.
right - so if the 19.10 previews recognises win key + Tab then could just hold the current previews open until either win + tab is pressed again … or escape is pressed. Wouldn’t that work for a “show activities” like action?
That would be an easy shot. Add a new shortcut Super + Tab to run /usr/lib/budgie-previews/previews_triggers hotcorners_all, and you’ re done. That is exactly the command we make hotcorners run to open previews.
Hey I am trying this on 19.10 but I can’t set the shortcut as you mentioned, because when I get to the step to actually press Super+Tab, it shows the activity switcher and no input is given to the Add Custom Shortcut activity… So I added the command to a different shortcut that was still available: Super+Z
Unfortunately it doesn’t work. Super+Tab still shows the Previews (just like the screenshot from the 2nd post) so that part works, but how to keep it showing?
Also, I checked and the Previews applet is installed, but not available in Budgie Desktop Settings > Applets > Add new applet.
edit: it works via hotcorners, just can’t get it to work for a shortcut.
Uhm yes, but if I want Previews to show, without keeping Super+Tab pressed, I have to follow the instructions above to add the command /usr/lib/budgie-previews/previews_triggers hotcorners_all to a new shortcut.
I did that, created a new shortcut Super+Z but nothing happens.