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== Installing Plasmoid Scripts ==
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== Installing Plasma Widgets == <!--T:1-->
  
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<div align="center">'''Found a new widget, but don't know how to install it?  Here's how!'''</div>
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_DownloadNew.png|thumb|265px|center]]
  
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=== Installing from KDE-Look.org ===
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Select Add Widgets... from desktop menu.
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=== Installing from KDE-Look.org === <!--T:4-->
  
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddWidgets.png‎|thumb|400px|center]]
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Select <menuchoice>Add Widgets...</menuchoice> from desktop menu.
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddWidgets.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
Select 'Get New Widgets' -> 'Download New Plasma Widgets' from Widget Explorer.
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Select <menuchoice>Get New Widgets -> Download New Plasma Widgets</menuchoice> from '''Widget Explorer'''.
  
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_DownloadNew.png|thumb|550px|center‎]]
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_DownloadNew.png|thumb|550px|center]]
  
  
Search for plasmoid and press install.
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Search for the required widget and press <menuchoice>Install</menuchoice>.
  
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Install.png|thumb|400px|center]]
 
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Install.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
Drag installed plasmoid to desktop/panel as usual.
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Drag the installed widget to the desktop or a panel as usual.
  
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddToDesktop.png‎|thumb|400px|center]]
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddToDesktop.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
=== Installing from local file ===
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=== Installing from local file === <!--T:13-->
  
Select Add Widgets... from desktop menu.
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Select <menuchoice>Add Widgets...</menuchoice> from desktop menu.
  
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddWidgets.png|thumb|400px|center]]
 
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_AddWidgets.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
Select 'Get New Widgets' -> 'Install Widget From Local File...' from Widget Explorer.
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Select <menuchoice>Get New Widgets -> Install Widget From Local File...</menuchoice> from '''Widget Explorer'''.
  
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Localfile.png|thumb|550px|center]]
 
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Localfile.png|thumb|550px|center]]
  
  
Select plasmoid type to install.
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Select the widget type to install.
  
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_SelectType.png|thumb|400px|center]]
 
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_SelectType.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
Select local file and press Finish.
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Select a local file and press <menuchoice>Finish</menuchoice>.
  
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[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Finish.png|thumb|400px|center]]
 
[[Image:Plasma_InstallingPlasmoids_Finish.png|thumb|400px|center]]
  
  
=== Installing from konsole ===
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=== Installing from Konsole === <!--T:22-->
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To install a ''Plasma widget'' from '''Konsole''' type:
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{{Input|1= plasmapkg -u widget-file-name.plasmoid}}
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=== I can't install plasmoids in Plasma Workspaces 4.5.1 === <!--T:26-->
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This is caused by a bug in kdelibs 4.5.1 ([https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=251192 bug 251192]) which prevents the installer from extracting plasmoid files. The workaround is to extract the file manually and install it from '''Konsole''' or another terminal.
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* Download the plasmoid
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* Open the file (*.plasmoid) with '''Ark''' and extract it to a directory
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* Open '''Konsole''' and navigate to the directory from the previous step
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{{Input|1=cd ''/path/to/directory''}}
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* Install the plasmoid with the command (where '''''directory-name''''' is the name of the extracted directory)
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{{Input|1= plasmapkg -i ''directory-name''}}
  
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# plasmapkg -u plasmoid-name.plasmoid
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{{Tip|You can navigate to the directory in '''Dolphin''' and press <keycap>F4</keycap> to open an embedded terminal.}}
  
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Installing Plasma Widgets

Found a new widget, but don't know how to install it? Here's how!
Plasma InstallingPlasmoids DownloadNew.png
Dialog-information.png
Information
These images are "clickable", which displays the full-size image. You need to use the browser back-button to return


Installing from KDE-Look.org

Select Add Widgets... from desktop menu.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids AddWidgets.png


Select Get New Widgets -> Download New Plasma Widgets from Widget Explorer.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids DownloadNew.png


Search for the required widget and press Install.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids Install.png


Drag the installed widget to the desktop or a panel as usual.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids AddToDesktop.png


Installing from local file

Select Add Widgets... from desktop menu.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids AddWidgets.png


Select Get New Widgets -> Install Widget From Local File... from Widget Explorer.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids Localfile.png


Select the widget type to install.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids SelectType.png


Select a local file and press Finish.

Plasma InstallingPlasmoids Finish.png


Installing from Konsole

To install a Plasma widget from Konsole type:

plasmapkg -u widget-file-name.plasmoid

FAQ

I can't install plasmoids in Plasma Workspaces 4.5.1

This is caused by a bug in kdelibs 4.5.1 (bug 251192) which prevents the installer from extracting plasmoid files. The workaround is to extract the file manually and install it from Konsole or another terminal.

  • Download the plasmoid
  • Open the file (*.plasmoid) with Ark and extract it to a directory
  • Open Konsole and navigate to the directory from the previous step
cd /path/to/directory
  • Install the plasmoid with the command (where directory-name is the name of the extracted directory)
plasmapkg -i directory-name
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Tip
You can navigate to the directory in Dolphin and press F4 to open an embedded terminal.

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