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'''Plasma''' is one of the key technologies of KDE 4 (also known as the "Pillars of KDE"), and one of the most visible to users. As Plasma treats the user interface differently than a traditional desktop, there may be confusion as to what Plasma is, what it does, and how to perform common tasks.
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The purpose of this document is to show how to preform common tasks in Plasma. Each HOWTO consists of one topic and a short animation, which is reached by clicking on the link.
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|[[File:Dialog-information.png|32px|link=|caption]]||
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:The animation is encoded in the GIF format and can thus be viewed in most modern web browsers without any additional plugins installed. Note that the animation is looped.
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|}
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{{Note|Almost all HOWTOs assume that the widgets are unlocked. See [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-unlock.gif|Unlock widgets]] for instructions on how to unlock them.}}
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{{Note|Due to distribution-specific customizations, your desktop might differ from those in the HOWTOs.
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In particular, if you miss the top-right toolbox (shown as a yellow icon), you can reach most options by right-clicking on the desktop.}}
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== HOWTO ==
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=== Widgets ===
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-lock.gif              | Unlock widgets]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-lock.gif              | Lock widgets]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-movecashew.gif        | Move cashew]]
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==== Desktop Widgets ====
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-add.gif      | Add widget to desktop]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-configure.gif | Configure widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-move.gif      | Move widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-resize.gif    | Resize widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-rotate.gif    | Rotate widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-remove.gif    | Remove widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-desktop-topanel.gif  | Drag widget from desktop to panel]]
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==== Panel Widgets ====
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-add.gif        | Add widget to panel]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-configure.gif  | Configure widget]] <ref name="greenarrow">Note the small green arrow. You can also right click instead of pressing the arrow.</ref>
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-move.gif        | Move widget]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-remove.gif      | Remove widget]] <ref name="greenarrow"/>
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-spacer.gif      | Add spacer]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-widget-panel-todesktop.gif  | Drag widget from panel to desktop]]
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=== Desktop ===
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-desktop-wallpaper.gif        | Change wallpaper]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-desktop-theme.gif            | Change theme]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-desktop-traditional.gif      | Change to traditional desktop]]
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=== Panel ===
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-height.gif            | Change panel height]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-width.gif              | Change panel width]] <ref>See [[Plasma/FAQ#How can I change the height and the size of the panel?|How can I change the height and the size of the panel?]] for more information.</ref>
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-move.gif              | Move panel]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-alignment.gif          | Change panel alignment]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-autohide.gif          | Make panel autohide]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-add.gif                | Add new panel]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-panel-remove.gif            | Remove panel]] <ref>The right mouse button is used in this animation.</ref>
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=== Extenders ===
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-extender-todesktop.gif      | Drag extender to desktop]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-extender-restore.gif        | Restore extender]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-extender-stack.gif          | Stack extenders]] <ref>It's not necessary to drag the extender to the desktop first.</ref>
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=== Activities ===
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-add.gif            | Add new activity]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-switch.gif          | Switch activities]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-rename.gif          | Rename activity]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-remove.gif          | Remove activity]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-link.gif            | Link activities to virtual desktops]]
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* [[Media:Plasma_howto-activity-dashboard.gif      | Use separate activity for dashboard]]
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== Further information ==
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* [[Plasma/FAQ | The Plasma FAQ]]
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* [[Glossary | Glossary]]
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== For reuse ==
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To link to an animation from another [[UserBase]] article, a thumbnail can be posted. Here's an example (edit this page to see the syntax):
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::{|cellpadding="5" style="border:1px solid darkgray;"
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|<imagemap>Image:Plasma_howto-thumbnail.png
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default [http://userbase.kde.org/images.userbase/6/65/Plasma_howto-widget-unlock.gif]
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desc none
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</imagemap>
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|-
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|align="center"|How to unlock your widgets
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|}
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The animations can also be used outside of [[UserBase]]. The BBCode (used in most forums) to post a linked thumbnail is:
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<code>
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[url=GIF][img]http://userbase.kde.org/images.userbase/e/e8/Plasma_howto-thumbnail.png[/img][/url]
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</code>
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Replace GIF with the URL to the GIF file. The corresponding HTML code is:
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<code>
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<a href="GIF"><img src="http://userbase.kde.org/images.userbase/e/e8/Plasma_howto-thumbnail.png" /></a>
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</code>
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== Thanks ==
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* '''Anne Wilson''' - thanks for all the help with UserBase!
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== Contributors ==
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* Hans Chen - current maintainer
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<references/>

Revision as of 15:13, 31 August 2009

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Plasma is one of the key technologies of KDE 4 (also known as the "Pillars of KDE"), and one of the most visible to users. As Plasma treats the user interface differently than a traditional desktop, there may be confusion as to what Plasma is, what it does, and how to perform common tasks.

The purpose of this document is to show how to preform common tasks in Plasma. Each HOWTO consists of one topic and a short animation, which is reached by clicking on the link.

caption
The animation is encoded in the GIF format and can thus be viewed in most modern web browsers without any additional plugins installed. Note that the animation is looped.
Note-box-icon.png
Note
Almost all HOWTOs assume that the widgets are unlocked. See Unlock widgets for instructions on how to unlock them.
Note-box-icon.png
Note
Due to distribution-specific customizations, your desktop might differ from those in the HOWTOs. In particular, if you miss the top-right toolbox (shown as a yellow icon), you can reach most options by right-clicking on the desktop.


HOWTO

Widgets

Desktop Widgets

Panel Widgets

Desktop

Panel

Extenders

Activities

Further information

For reuse

To link to an animation from another UserBase article, a thumbnail can be posted. Here's an example (edit this page to see the syntax):

Plasma howto-thumbnail.png
How to unlock your widgets

The animations can also be used outside of UserBase. The BBCode (used in most forums) to post a linked thumbnail is: [url=GIF][img]http://userbase.kde.org/images.userbase/e/e8/Plasma_howto-thumbnail.png[/img][/url]

Replace GIF with the URL to the GIF file. The corresponding HTML code is: <a href="GIF"><img src="http://userbase.kde.org/images.userbase/e/e8/Plasma_howto-thumbnail.png" /></a>

Thanks

  • Anne Wilson - thanks for all the help with UserBase!

Contributors

  • Hans Chen - current maintainer



  1. 1.0 1.1 Note the small green arrow. You can also right click instead of pressing the arrow.
  2. See How can I change the height and the size of the panel? for more information.
  3. The right mouse button is used in this animation.
  4. It's not necessary to drag the extender to the desktop first.

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