This plugin defines the GUI for managing local plugins, a.k.a., “operations”.

Plugin Type: Global

Operations is a global plugin. Only one instance can be opened.


The Operations plugin acts as a visual interface to the reference viewer plugin manager. With this plugin, you can change the active channel, start, stop, or unfocus a local plugin on a channel, and see which local plugins are running.


By replacing or subclassing this plugin, you can customize the way the reference viewer starts and manages operations.

It is customizable using ~/.ginga/plugin_Operations.cfg, where ~ is your HOME directory:

# Operations plugin preferences file
# Place this in file under ~/.ginga with the name "plugin_Operations.cfg"

# Show the change channel drop-down control
show_channel_control = True

# Color to highlight focused plugins in the operations control tray
focuscolor = "lightgreen"

# Change to False to use combobox+button launch approach
use_popup_menu = True