Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wallpaper support (aka background image)

Note: This feature will be available in version 3.7.3 Beta. You can test the Alpha version here: http://makagiga.sourceforge.net/playground/latest/

How-to

  1. Right-click on the Widgets background
  2. Select "Settings" from the context menu
  3. Select wallpaper image and click OK

Screenshot

"Air" wallpaper from KDE4 + "Drop Shadow" plugin

Friday, October 9, 2009

Customizable "Nimbus" color

Note: This feature will be available in version 3.7.3 Beta. You can test the Alpha version here: http://makagiga.sourceforge.net/playground/latest/

How-to

  1. Goto menu -> Tools -> Settings
  2. Click the "Look And Feel" tab
  3. Select "(Nimbus)" item from the list (this requires Java (1.)6.0 Update 10 or later)
  4. Click the "Settings" button on the right, select your favorite color, and restart Makagiga

Screenshot

"Pressed" OK button

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Plugin: Frozen Bubble Game :)

It's a Java Applet port of the Frozen Bubble game. You can install it automatically (menu -> Tools -> Add or Remove Plugins -> Get More Plugins) or download manually from Makagiga Home Page. To launch the game go to menu -> Tools -> Frozen Bubble (click "Help" button to list keyboard bindings).

Known Issues

  • You must click on the game view to gain keyboard input focus
  • No sound
  • Java Applet support in Makagiga is still experimental

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Makagiga 3.7.2 Beta released!

PS. You may also want to automatically update all installed plugins (see menu -> Tools -> Add or Remove Plugins -> Update Plugins...)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Makagiga 3.7 Beta released!

Note: It seems that there is a bug on the sf.net project page. The big-green-button may still point to the older v3.6..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Console: A simple Calculator

Upcoming v3.6 includes a new JavaScript Expression evaluator.

How To

  1. Open the Console (Ctrl+Shift+K, Tools -> Console)
  2. Type the following command (equal sign first): =<JavaScript Expression>

Example 1 - basic expression

=2+2

Example 2 - variables

=foo=15; 1337*(42+foo)

foo is a user defined variable (type =foo to display its value).

See all JavaScript Operators.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More icons :)

The next version will include a set of new Color and Folder icons. You can use these labels in the Tree panel (see screenshots below).

Folder Icons

Color/Flag Icons

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Password Protection and Encryption

Password Based Encryption (PBE) allows you to protect particular files with password. This feature will be available in version 3.5 Beta.

How to

1. Open "Properties" dialog for the file you want to encrypt.

2. Click "Set Password..." to change or set a new password. If the file is already encrypted you will be asked for the current/old password.

3. Click "OK" to encrypt file.

Limitations

Due to security reasons the following features are disabled for encrypted files: Searching by file content, Tasks in the Summary panel and Alarms, Thumbnail preview, Previous files versions, Image preloader.

Supported Files

It is possible to encrypt the following file types: Notepad, To-Do List, Link, and Images.