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Testing Plasma Active

Apr 14, 2011, 15:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"The default desktop opens with a shaded cover that is actually a desktop lock. You can drag that away to unlock and reveal these "plasma strips" that are for KDE widgets. One is an RSS feeds list and another is a weather widget. Clicking on a feed title opens the article or post in Firefox - one might expect Konqueror. You can drag the strips with your mouse cursor as a whole to reveal any additional strips that didn't fit on the display. You can add more widget strips by clicking the "plus sign" at the end of widget strips. On each strip is a configuration icon that can be clicked on to reveal another configuration icon and a quit icons. If you drag the original configuration icon to the newly spawned configuration icon that opens the configuration dialog for that particular widget. Using the handle at the bottom of the screen will drag the whole strip containment out of sight to reveal an almost normal appearing desktop."

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