Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets
Feb 17, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)
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"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."