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Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

Feb 17, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"With the rise of KDE 4.4 comes a new crop of desktop widgets (or Plasmoids). Earlier renditions of KDE 4.x saw the Plasmoids less than useful. The latest workings, however, have become quite useful, productive even.

"In this article I will introduce you to five of those Plasmoids that can help your productivity in one way or another. I will also show you how the Plasmoids are now installed.

"Although the method is practically the same, there are a few subtle differences that you might want to know about. First and foremost, when you click on the upper right icon (often referred to as the "yellow cashew") you will see Add Activity. We won't discuss that right now, because it deserves an article all to itself. Outside of that, when you go to add Plasmoids you will see a bar appear on top of your panel (see Figure 1), where you choose your widgets. When you find the widget you want, double-click it to add it to your desktop. You can also download new widgets by clicking the Get New Widgets button."

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