I know the title sounds a little strange but hear me out. The time tracking software I use for work doesn’t work on Wayland, unless I’m using Gnome as my DE. They have an extension that allows it to work in this case. Personally, I don’t enjoy Gnome on my desktop (I use it on my laptop). Is there a way for me to get the functionality that this extension provides on KDE so that I can use Wayland on my desktop as well?

Time tracking software:

Linux install script:

EDIT: I have included more files in the codeberg repo. I hope this helps.

  • Sam Black@lemm.ee
    1 month ago

    The GNOME extension appears to get the currently focused window information (ie name, title, PID and executable name) and make this information available over DBUS for the client binary.

    The client binary calls gnome-screenshot -f and I assume gives a path that the client binary then sends to Hubstaff servers.

    A janky suggestion would be to create a Kwin Script that pulls the active window information, sends it (somehow) to a DBUS service that can provide it to the client binary and create a wrapper script around spectacle to pretend to be gnome-screenshot (eg spectacle -b -f $@)

    I don’t know if this would work fully though as the client binary strings seem to hint it checks the running version of GNOME Shell, and without an account I can’t see if this is a hard requirement or a “Hey, this is broken, we’ll try our best!” type thing.