It's Christmas Time: Jólnir brings many gifts
Jólnir has a lot to give. In this post I'm going to highlight some of my contributions I'm very excited about.
In this post, I'm going to highlight some features I contributed to Jólnir and I'm very excited about: These contributions play a crucial part in my daily workflow - and all of them are now available to you as well! Merry Christmas!
Back in June I started to work on a new widget to enable hyperlinks in
Gtk.TextView's. After quite some discussion, testing and re-evaluation it is now finally released! This means, users can now simply
Control + Clickto follow web and email addresses in any text field. Which has already been integrated in Tasks and Calendar:
Granite.HyperTextView in Tasks
For developers its a no-brainer to add hyperlink support to their apps too, because
Granite.HyperTextViewis a drop-in replacement for
- var description_textview = new Gtk.TextView ();
+ var description_textview = new Granite.HyperTextView ();
Yup - that's it. it's that easy! Just replace
Granite.HyperTextViewand your done (requires Granite v6.2.0 or higher).
Pretty inconspicuous at first glance: You are now able to drag a task to another list. But this little gem is a huge improvement for the overall usability of Tasks. Its nothing less than a door opener for brand new workflows!
Drag a task to another list
This contribution goes back to March this year and I've been looking forward for this to land in elementary since day one of the Tasks app: Tasks are now shown alongside events in the calendar widget of Wingpanel. This feature makes planning in Jólnir both easier and more reliable than ever:
Tasks alongside Events in Wingpanel
And last but not least: Its now possible again in elementary OS 6.1 to send files as email attachment by using the context menu in Files:
Send by Email from Files