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Plasma is the component of the [[KDE]] project that actually displays the desktop (i.e. wallpapers, panels, etc) using 'containments'. The containments are capable of containing other widgets called plasmoids.
 
Plasma is the component of the [[KDE]] project that actually displays the desktop (i.e. wallpapers, panels, etc) using 'containments'. The containments are capable of containing other widgets called plasmoids.
  
==Get new plasmoids==
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== Get new plasmoids ==
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You can get new plasmoids from [http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=new&logpage=0&xcontentmode=70x77x78&page=0 kde-look.org].
 
You can get new plasmoids from [http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=new&logpage=0&xcontentmode=70x77x78&page=0 kde-look.org].
  
 
There are a large amount of plasmoids in the AUR, including {{AUR|kde-extragear-plasmoids-meta}} which collects popular plasmoids from [http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=new&logpage=0&xcontentmode=70x77x78&page=0 kde-look.org] and places them in a single package.
 
There are a large amount of plasmoids in the AUR, including {{AUR|kde-extragear-plasmoids-meta}} which collects popular plasmoids from [http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=new&logpage=0&xcontentmode=70x77x78&page=0 kde-look.org] and places them in a single package.
  
==Tips & tricks==
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== Tips and tricks==
===Decoupling the Dashboard from the Desktop - the plasma way===
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=== Decoupling the Dashboard from the Desktop - the plasma way ===
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click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - use a separate dashboard
 
click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - use a separate dashboard
  
===Adding an OSX style or so-called "fancy" panel===
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=== Adding an OSX style or so-called "fancy" panel ===
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Right click on the desktop - add panel - fancy panel
 
Right click on the desktop - add panel - fancy panel
{{Warning|At the time of writing it is possible to edit a fancy panel extensively but it won't remember any settings.}}
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{{Warning|At the time of writing it is possible to edit a fancy panel extensively but it will not remember any settings.}}
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=== Having different wallpapers for each side of your cube ===
  
===Having different wallpapers for each side of your cube===
 
 
click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop
 
click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop
  
===Mixing desktop and folder view activities in one cube===
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=== Mixing desktop and folder view activities in one cube ===
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click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop
 
click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop

Revision as of 22:25, 4 March 2014

Plasma is the component of the KDE project that actually displays the desktop (i.e. wallpapers, panels, etc) using 'containments'. The containments are capable of containing other widgets called plasmoids.

Get new plasmoids

You can get new plasmoids from kde-look.org.

There are a large amount of plasmoids in the AUR, including kde-extragear-plasmoids-metaAUR which collects popular plasmoids from kde-look.org and places them in a single package.

Tips and tricks

Decoupling the Dashboard from the Desktop - the plasma way

click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - use a separate dashboard

Adding an OSX style or so-called "fancy" panel

Right click on the desktop - add panel - fancy panel

Warning: At the time of writing it is possible to edit a fancy panel extensively but it will not remember any settings.

Having different wallpapers for each side of your cube

click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop

Mixing desktop and folder view activities in one cube

click on top right cashew - zoom out - (new screen, look at new menu top left) configure plasma - different activity for each desktop