You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.
186526 c3f78a9170 Merge pull request 'C' (#1) from makepkg into master 8 months ago
cmake/Modules C 8 months ago
doc Update screenshot 2 years ago
src C 8 months ago
.clang-format Initial commit 2 years ago
.gitignore Add .vscode to gitignore 2 years ago
CMakeLists.txt cmake: Rework FindKWinEffects 1 year ago
LICENSE Initial commit 2 years ago Update fedora dependencies on README, Closes #31 10 months ago

Yet Another Magic Lamp



Yet Another Magic Lamp is a window minimization effect for KWin. Whenever a window is minimized, it'll get sucked down into the dock/panel. The main difference between this effect and the one shipped with KWin is that this effect is more "curvy". In addition to that, this effect works correctly with weird setups (e.g. the panel is between screens) and has more configuration options.

This is mostly eye-candy stuff. If you want to be more productive, consider using another window minimize animation (e.g. Scale, etc).


Binary package

On openSUSE Tumbleweed

sudo zypper ar obs://home:trmdi trmdi
sudo zypper in -r trmdi kwin-effects-yaml

Build from source

You will need the following dependencies to build this effect:

  • CMake
  • any C++14 enabled compiler
  • Qt
  • libkwineffects
  • KDE Frameworks 5:
    • Config
    • CoreAddons
    • Extra CMake Modules
    • WindowSystem

On Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S cmake extra-cmake-modules kwin

On Fedora

sudo dnf install cmake extra-cmake-modules kf5-kconfig-devel \
    kf5-kcoreaddons-devel kf5-kwindowsystem-devel kwin-devel \
    qt5-qtbase-devel libepoxy-devel kf5-kconfigwidgets-devel

On Ubuntu

sudo apt install cmake extra-cmake-modules kwin-dev \
    libkf5config-dev libkf5configwidgets-dev libkf5coreaddons-dev \
    libkf5windowsystem-dev qtbase5-dev

After you installed all the required dependencies, you can build the effect:

git clone
cd kwin-effects-yet-another-magic-lamp
mkdir build && cd build
cmake .. \
    -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \
sudo make install

Using the effect

Go to System Settings > Desktop Behavior > Desktop Effects, and select "Yet Another Magic Lamp", then click Apply.


Any help is welcome. If you have suggestions how to improve this effect(e.g. different duration for each stage of the animation, etc), please create a new issue. If you'd like to contribute by implementing some feature, make sure you've run clang-format before creating a PR.