the plasmoids they are a very important pillar of KDE as they provide a sea of functionality to the desktop and panel. Some are included in the default installation while others must be installed manually.
In this post we will see how add plasmoids already installed on our system, which is simple but sometimes not so obvious to those first-time users of the desktop environment based on QT libraries.
Adding plasmoids to the desktop
The first thing we need to do is unlock the graphic elements. To do this, right – click on desk and then look at the option Unlock graphic elements.
At this point just go to Add graphic elements. The option is also unlocked add new panels, As can be seen in the following image:
In the graphic element selector we can search for plasmoids by name.
Or by category.
Once the plasmoid we want to use is located, just double-click on it to add it to the desktop. In our case we will add the plasmoid Folder view.
Already added it looks like this:
Once we have added the plasmoids of our preference just close the selector and, if desired, block graphic elements again be careful not to move from place to place.
Adding plasmoids to the panel
To add plasmoids to the panel you have to follow the same steps as above, although you will have to unlock the graphic elements from the panel by right-clicking on it and then going to Panel Options → Unlock Graphics. The rest is done in exactly the same way.
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