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Creating a screencast is easy - all you need is a steady hand and a lot of patience. If you want to help out with Plasma screencasts, here are some guidelines:

  • Use a resolution of 640×480 to produce GIF files with the same dimensions as the original screencasts.
  • Make your desktop look like the ones in the other screencasts. This includes panel height, widgets, desktop style, icons in the system tray and wallpaper.

Hint: Most are default settings.

  • No unnecessary mouse movements. In the beginning and at the end the mouse pointer should be completely still for about 1 second.
  • Smooth mouse movements, not too fast. When clicking it's sometimes nice to hold down the button a little bit longer than usual before releasing.
  • Use left click when possible.
  • Redo until you're 99.9 % satisfied.
  • Follow the name convention: Plasma_howto-[section]-[item].png. See the name of the other screencasts.

For information about how to record the screencasts and some tips, see Record screencasts to animated GIF files.

Suggestions for new HowTos

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Animations that should be redone

Don't forget to state why it needs to be redone!

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Quicklaunch widget311:59, 9 October 2010

Quicklaunch widget

On my installation of KDE 4.5 under openSUSE 11.3, I can't find any widget by the name 'Quicklaunch'. I have one called QuickAccess, though. Is that the same? Btw., Quicklaunch doesn't seem to enist in KDE 4.4.4 either - at least not under openSUSE 11.3.

09:52, 9 October 2010

No, QuickAccess is another widget. Quicklaunch should be shipped with kdebase, as far as I know


11:43, 9 October 2010

OK, thanks. Maybe its name has been translated. Does its icon show a rocket launching? If so, I think may have found it.

11:52, 9 October 2010

Yep, that should be it. The author is Ingomar Wesp and version is 0.2 in Plasma Desktop 4.5.x.

11:59, 9 October 2010

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