KDE Activities

KDE Activities

Adds support for KDE Activities.

What is KDE Activities?
KDE Activities is a Firefox add-on that enhances browsing by providing support for KDE Activities. It allows you to open links from external applications in a Firefox window on your current Activity, improving navigation and productivity.
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By: Scheirle
Users: 53 ▲ 4
Rating: 2.50 (2)
Version: 1.0.1resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2016-12-13
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • nativeMessaging
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 9.03K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Adds rudimentary support for KDE Activities.

Opening a link (from an external application) will now always open this link in a Firefox window on the current Activity. This is done by moving the tab to either a new window or an already existing window on the current Activity.

This Add-on consists of two parts, the Firefox Add-on and a native component. The native component is required to know what window is on which Activity.

The native component has to be installed separately! Visit https://github.com/Scheirle/KdeActivitiesFirefoxAddon for more information.

User reviews
Limited utility. Compiled and installed native component on kubuntu 19.04; installed ff addon from this site. FF 69.0.1 64-bit. Tried to open desktop web links from different activities. When there is a ff window in current activity, link opens as a tab in the window. When there is no firefox windows in current activity, but firefox runs in another activity, then current activity switches and link shows as a tab in an existing firefox window, as it were without the extension. Also, with this addon active, firefox attempts to open http://example.org on start.
by Yuri Baranov, 2019-10-05

I gave it 2 stars because the add-on compile and install worked without error. Otherwise is does not seem to work al all. I am trying to make my firefox windows with lots of tabs land in the right Activity. I probably have an odd setup. Main screen is Screen 1 on a UHD monitor, Screen 2 is 1920x1080 monitor positioned to the lower right . There are 4 Activities and no virtual desktops. The hardware is Intel i7 with 32GiB memory and solid state drive. Linux version 4.12.12-gentoo (gcc version 5.4.0 (Gentoo 5.4.0-r3 p1.3, pie-0.6.5) ) #1 SMP Thu Sep 14 10:42:39 CDT 2017 Activities handle single application windows for konsole, thunderbird, and ksysmon properly. They always appear in the proper activity at the correct location. I was hoping the KDE Activities add-on would fix the problems with firefox. No such luck. I compiled and installed the native part from git following the instructions provided. I verified that the proper firefox windows were in the proper activity. I logged out and in, Most firefox windows in each activity are located at the wrong position and have tab sets that were not in that activity when I logged out. As an additional surprise, the the originally selected tab is no longer selected, Instead the rightmost tab is selected.
by The Bit Pit, 2017-10-27
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Safety
Risk impact

KDE Activities is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install KDE Activities if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

KDE Activities is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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