Other languages:Deutsch • English • català • dansk • español • français • italiano • Ελληνικά • українська • 中文（中国大陆） • 中文（台灣） Contents 1 Kickoff Application Launcher 2 Opening Kickoff 2.1 The Favorites Tab 2.2 The Applications Tab 2.3 The Computer Tab 2.4 The Recently Used Tab 2.5 The Leave Tab 3 Search Field 4 Add to Desktop and Panel 5 Alternative Application Launchers Kickoff Application Launcher Kickoff is the default application launcher of the Plasma desktop. In the default configuration it resides at the very left of the bottom panel. Besides its main purpose (providing access to your applications) it gives you access to some places on your computer, your recently used documents and options to end your KDE session. Kickoff can be changed to function like a more speedy, traditional menu-based application launchers by right-clicking on the menu icon and selecting Show Alternatives.... Of course, if you do that, you trade the "benefit" of Kickoff's search box for superior usability. Application Menu also has a search box. Kickoff Application Launcher , the default then switch to... "Application Menu", customizable using KDE Menu Editor ! Opening Kickoff To open Kickoff, simply click its icon which is usually located furthest to the left in panel at the bottom of your Plasma Workspace. At the top of Kickoff you see the search field, at the bottom you see five tabs: Favorites, Applications, Computer, Recently Used and Leave. In between, the content of the selected tab is shown. You can scroll the content if some of it is hidden. You can also resize Kickoff: grab the top right corner of Kickoff with the mouse pointer (it turns to a pair of arrows directed diagonally) and drag Kickoff to the desired size. The Favorites Tab Add to Favorites Tab Delete this favorite Drag to sort favorites via mouse This tab offers you access to some of the most used applications. Of course you can adjust this selection to your needs. Drag an entry around and drop it at another place in the list to sort it your way. Right clicking an entry gives you even more options: you can remove that entry (Remove From Favorites), copy it to the panel (Add to Panel) or the desktop Add to Desktop or sort all entries alphabeticallySort Alphabetically (A to Z). The Applications Tab This tab gives you access to all installed applications, divided into several categories like Office or Internet. Click on a category to see what applications are available in that category. To return to the overview, use the breadcrumbs on the top of the application list. Right clicking on an application entry brings you some options for the entry: Add to Favorites, Add to Panel or Add to Desktop. From KDE 4.11, a new menu called 'Recently Installed' can be used to find newly installed applications easily. If it is not enabled, right click on the launcher icon, choose Application Launcher Settings, and enable Show 'Recently Installed' checkbox. The newly installed applications will be seen in that entry for three days. The Computer Tab On the Computer tab you will find some links to system applications (like System Settings), your favorite places (configured via Dolphin), and available storage media. Again, right-clicking those entries will bring you some options to add them to the desktop (Add to Desktop) or panel (Add to Panel). The Recently Used Tab Your recently-used applications and documents are presented on this tab. Note that only applications launched via Kickoff are taken into account for this list. A right-click on an entry brings you the usual context menu with copy options and additional options to clear the recently used history. The Leave Tab This tab gives you several options to leave your KDE session or shutdown your computer. Search Field Search name Search description Instead of browsing through all the tabs and categories you can simply enter a search term. The search field has focus when opening the menu, so you can simply start typing. The search will not only match against applications names, but also against their description. So if you need a browser, but don't know the name of the installed browsers, simply type "browser" in the search field. This should result in a list of all available browsers. Add to Desktop and Panel Program on desktop Program on panel All program items and categories can be added to desktop and panel, right click and select Add to ... Alternative Application Launchers Besides Kickoff, other application launchers - e.g. KRunner - are available which may fit your needs better. See the page Plasma application launchers for more details. Retrieved from "https://userbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Plasma/Kickoff&oldid=429020" Categories: DesktopWidgets This page was last edited on 12 June 2019, at 15:34. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.