First of all, hover over the applet you want to resize. The applet handle will appear.
The applet handle takes care of resize, rotate and move.
If they're on the panel, right click on the widget and select. If the widgets are on the desktop, you have different options:
You can bring all the widgets to the front by using Ctrl + F12, which will bring the Plasma Dashboard to the front. When you are done, you can either use the Esc key or select the option from the cashew.
Right click on the menu icon and select Lancelot menu.(if using Kickoff) or (if using the classic menu). Alternatively, you can add either type of menu using the Add Applets dialog. You may also wish to explore the
Yes, it can. To configure it, go to, then choose . Click on and you will have a different dashboard than your desktop when you access it.
For those who do not like it, there is a simple way to disable them. Right click on the system tray notification area (the "i" icon) and select. There you will have the options of disabling notifications for applications or for jobs (such as file transfers) by unchecking the relevant check boxes.
To enable the Netbook interface, go to
Read more at the The Plasma Netbook Interface page
|You must unlock widgets (Ctrl + L) before you can remove any activities.|
The ZUI method is rather slow, so a better way is to use an Activity Bar. A short how-to here explains exactly what you need to do.
Open, then check the box . Click on and you are done.
To do so, open up the panel controller (by clicking on the cashew or by right clicking on the panel and selecting) and hover the mouse cursor over the applets. Its shape will turn into four arrows, and you'll be able to rearrange the applets as you wish by holding down the left mouse button to move the icon and clicking with the right mouse button to fix the icon on its place.
Click on the panel cashew (the small icon on the right side of the panel) to open the panel configuration interface. By clicking on, you can position the panel on any of the edges of the screen. Clicking on height and dragging increases or decreases the size of the panel.
The arrows on the sides of the panel define its size: there are two, which define "minimum" and "maximum" sizes. The maximum size is the size at which the panel can expand when items are added, while the minimum size is the minimum size the panel can have. If they are set differently, the panel will readjust its size depending on the contents.
Underthere are additional options to align the panel and configure its behavior.
Open the panel controller, select, then click on the relevant option.
Click on the panel toolbox, click on, then select . Alternatively you can right click on the panel itself, select and choose .
This forum page gives an illustrated guide to configuring the panel.
No. The reason is that having a panel over two displays adds a great deal of complexity, especially when the two displays have different resolution. As a result of this added complexity, this feature would not be guaranteed to work in all cases, hence it was not implemented.
All Plasma panels live in one screen. If you want panels on multiple screens, you can add panels and drag them to your preferred location using the panel controller you get when clicking on the Plasma icon in "Unlocked" mode.
The workflows are different. When zooming out, the user wants to get an overview, therefore activities on all screens are zoomed out. Whereas when using the Dashboard, the user usually wants to access specific functionality and might not want to interrupt his or her workflow on other activities.
In addition to the mouse, there are a number of shortcuts available. The various combinations should be pressed in sequence, that is for example Alt + D, + means "press Alt and D, release and press +".
To change shortcuts, click on the desktop toolbox and select.
Simply select a widget's settings (the wrench icon on the applet handle) and then click on. You will then be able to define a keyboard shortcut for your applet. Notice that unless the widget has defined some use for the keyboard shortcut, the shortcut itself will only give focus to the widget itself.