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Chris H
Plasma 5 Applets
Kwin Scripts
Plasma 5 Weather
Plasma 5 Multimedia
Plasma Wallpaper Plugins
Kwin Switching Layouts
Plasma 5 Calendars
Plasma 5 Menus
Plasma 5 Monitoring
Plasma Themes
Yakuake Skins
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars 474 comments

by Zren
Score 89.2%
Dec 22 2019
Would a right click > set timer > popup to type the duration be okay? Or can you think of a simpler solution? - May 31 2018
The folder you are using "git clone" in already contains a subfolder called "eventcalendar".
Either delete the "eventcalendar" folder first or use:

git clone eventcalendar56
cd eventcalendar56
sh ./reinstall
- May 14 2018
Whoops, when I moved setting in the config, I forgot to make it "save" when it changes. Thanks for reporting it. The default poll interval is 20 minutes btw (even if it says every 5 minutes). - May 13 2018
What version does it say in: ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.eventcalendar/metadata.desktop
When you ran the "reinstall" script, did you panel disappear?

You could also install the update via Get Hot New Stuff:

Right Click Panel > Add Widgets > Get New Widgets > Download
Search for "Event Calendar" > Install/Update > eventcalendar-v57-plasma5.6.plasmoid - May 13 2018
I believe I've fixed this in v56. Assuming you're in a timezone before GMT. Eg: GMT+1, GMT+2, etc. - May 12 2018
I don't plan on supporting Desktop Themes where you can't read the default text color on the popup background, since you won't be able to read *any* widget. You should be modifying the Desktop Theme's text color so that all widgets are readable. - May 04 2018
The clock will only appear if you place the widget on a panel. It will only show the agenda/etc if you use event calendar as a desktop widget. - Apr 02 2018
Is it only affecting "All Day" events, or does it also put an event from 9am to 10am on the wrong day as well? - Mar 21 2018
No. I meant that you'd need to edit the file every time arch updates the eventcalendar package. At least until I make a fancy GUI in the config for editing the timer durations. - Mar 20 2018
The ~ represents your home folder. Eg: ~/.local is the same as /home/chris/.local/
The . period represents a hidden folder. Eg: .local is a hidden folder.
So paste the entire folder's path into dolphin's addressbar:

Or maybe you're using the Arch package? If so, it installs as the root user to:
/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.eventcalendar/contents/ui/ - Mar 20 2018
While not a permanent solution (as it'll reset every eventcalendar update), you could edit the following file:

Then restart plasmashell with the following for the changes to take effect:
killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell - Mar 20 2018
So the PIM events are showing up? Great! - Mar 16 2018
I haven't found a way to "create" kontact events yet. I would need to do it via the command line, and probably need to parse the "9am EventName" text myself somehow. I might need to make a full fledged GUI for creating events if parsing the text is too difficult. - Mar 16 2018
v54 can show KHolidays events, but I wasn't able to test if events from Kontact showed up. Please tell me if it they show up okay. - Mar 16 2018
Sure, it's pretty easy to do. I added it to git master.
If you'd like to test the next release, follow the instructions at: - Feb 09 2018
Do you want it to follow the System Settings > Fonts > General size? It should be following it but I must have been lazy implementing that. Or do you want to set it to a different size than that? - Feb 09 2018
Did you restart plasmashell after updating to v51 (easiest way is to relog)? - Jan 10 2018
Go to Settings > Calendar > Event Badge: Bottom Bar (Event Color) - Jan 10 2018
Screenshot? - Oct 31 2017
Yep, you did find a bug! Thanks for reporting it. - Oct 17 2017
What's your time format in Event Calendar's settings?
If you have an "AP" or "ap" in the format, it will use the 12h clock. Eg: "h:mm ap"
If you do not have the "ap", it will use the 24h clock. - Oct 17 2017
Sorry, I don't see a way to send a http request using the proxy settings using QML's JavaScript, I'd probably need to do something with a C++ plugin, which won't happen (since I want the widget easy to install). - Oct 16 2017
Seems like it comes with Frameworks 5.18. Guess I'll reupload eventcalendar v47 for people still using the Kubuntu LTS.

You should honestly be using at least Plasma 5.8 though since it's the first "stable" release of Plasma which has Long Term Support. Look into the Kubuntu Backports PPA (or an updated distro). - Jul 18 2017
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus 190 comments

by Zren
Score 83.9%
Feb 12 2020
Uhg, sorry. I think I changed the DPI, then thought I couldn't reproduce it. I totally forgot about the font size in the System Settings. But yeah, if you want to scale the entire screen, changing the DPI is what you need.
I'll try to fix it soonish, now that I can reproduce it. - May 29 2018
You'll need to install the following package, then restart plasmashell.

sudo apt install qml-module-qt-labs-platform
killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell
- May 15 2018
If you installed the wrong version first, you'll need to restart plasmashell to reload the widget.
Either logout and back in, or run the command:
killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell - May 15 2018
What desktop theme? Sometimes the "shadow" layer gets out of sync like this: - May 14 2018
Sorry bout that. Apparently KDE Neon is using Qt 5.10, and I didn't realize a feature I added required Qt 5.10. I rewrote the code to work with Qt 5.9 in v21. Thanks for pointing out this bug!

I also discovered that my menu won't work in the Kubuntu LiveCD since it's missing a package I now depend on. Seeing as you didn't run into that error, I guess it doesn't affect the installed version of Kubuntu. - May 10 2018
What distro? What plasma version?

I'm trying to use the QtQuick 2 IconButton since the icon follows the icon scheme, which QtQuick 1 doesn't seem to support anywhere. It seemed to work in KDE Neon so I thought it might work elsewhere. - May 10 2018
What version of Tiled Menu are you using?
What version of Plasma are you using?
What distro are you using?
What desktop theme are you using?
- Apr 21 2018
Screenshot? What formatting settings cause it, and what formatting settings fix it? - Apr 20 2018
Should note that after you make changes, you'll need to restart plasmashell to see the effect.

killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell - Apr 04 2018
Well... sorta. A GIF requires the use of QML's AnimatedImage as the default Image type doesn't support the animation. Using AnimatedImage tends to use a noticeable amount of CPU though, so I wouldn't really recommend it. Are you wanting to style the Tiles or the panel icon? For Tiles, it might be okay as it stops using CPU when the tile isn't visible. If you want to modify the panel icon, then you'd have to understand you're using 2% CPU just for that.

Anyways, the widget is installed to:

For animated tiles, in TileItemView.qml, there's a line with "Image {" which you'd need to change to "AnimatedImage {"

Then you'll need to delete the "filter" if you want to browse to a gif.


To animate the panel icon, you'd need to change the PlasmaCore.IconItem in LauncherIcon.qml. - Apr 04 2018
Ah woops, I moved the widget to it's own repository. I'll update the description now. - Mar 21 2018
Command Output

Plasma 5 Applets 32 comments

by Zren
Score 83.5%
Nov 15 2019
I added font family/size/boldness configuration to v5. Sorry this was on the backburner. - May 06 2018
v5 should fix use as a desktop widget. - May 06 2018
It works with the Kubuntu 18.04 LiveCD.
Or... wait you're using it as a desktop widget? Hmmm. Yeah that's a bug. - May 06 2018
Sticky Window Snapping

Kwin Scripts 58 comments

by Flupp
Score 86.6%
May 27 2018
Here's a video that demonstrates the differences. - May 04 2018

Global Themes 18 comments

Score 75.2%
Apr 12 2018
Just noticed you added "Present Windows" to your layout. Since it didn't look quite right with the Unity Ambiance theme, I've updated my widget to use a Unity7 style when it detects that desktop theme. - Apr 11 2018
KDE Connect Device Widget

Plasma 5 Applets 4 comments

by Zren
Score 63.3%
Apr 01 2018
After you select a device, it will show the device's battery in the panel. The battery text will turn red at 30% so you remember to charge it. You can also drag+drop a link to open it in the browser, or drop file to have it upload to the phone's Downloads folder. - Mar 30 2018
Terminal Update Widget

Plasma 5 Applets 5 comments

by Zren
Score 63.3%
Mar 13 2018
The script will prompt you to install libnotify-bin if it's not already installed. KDE Neon does not ship with it, but Kubuntu does.
The notify-send command is used to send a notification when updates have finished installing.

The scripts are in:

If you want to modify them.
- Mar 16 2018
Thumbnail Grid

Kwin Switching Layouts 31 comments

by Zren
Score 77.5%
Apr 18 2019
After a recent update in KDE Neon, KDE changed which "skin" was used. When I went into System Settings to try and select this skin again, it wasn't listed in the drop down list.

To fix this, I deleted:

Then I closed and opened System Settings back up, and Thumbnail Grid was listed again. - Jan 28 2018

Plasma 5 Applets 57 comments

by Zren
Score 84.6%
Mar 31 2019
The Desktop Theme in the System Settings controls the widget looks. - Dec 01 2017
So it was already installed? Well at least it works. Sorry for the bad instructions, I'll update the description. - Dec 01 2017
What about "sudo apt install plasma-widgets-addons". Looks like they broke the package into smaller ones a while ago. - Dec 01 2017
Have you done a "sudo apt update" yet? Sometime you need to fetch the list of packages first after a brand new install. - Dec 01 2017
You typed it incorrectly. It's plasma-addONS, not plasma-addINS. - Dec 01 2017
NoBorder Firefox When Maximized

Kwin Scripts 12 comments

by Zren
Score 58.0%
Nov 13 2017
Good catch. Missed that condition. Turns out it's not currently possible to detect if the window is maximized when the window is created (as far as I can tell). So I need to fix that first. - Nov 19 2017
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia 29 comments

by Zren
Score 83.6%
Jan 28 2019
This widget uses plasma-pa (pulseaudio)'s libraries (plasma's default volume widget). It requires pulseaudio. If you want alsa only, I think you could use kmix still. - Oct 16 2017
Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Applets 28 comments

by Zren
Score 78.3%
Feb 14 2020
I use KDE Neon, so that's unlikely. Did you first install v2 (which is designed for KDE 5.6 and below) first. If you did, you need to ininstall that version, then install the latest (now v7), then relog. It doesn't apply the update until you relog.

If it's still not working, can you explain what specifically is not working? - Sep 18 2017
Score 86.6%
9   May 01 2017

Global Themes
by llucas

Score 62.5%
9   Jan 13 2017

Global Themes
by llucas

Score 75.2%
9   Jan 13 2017