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

Plasma 5 Calendars 442 comments

by Zren
Score 88.6%
May 17 2019
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
What version of plasma frameworks do you have? That API function was added in Plasma Framework 5.19. - Jul 13 2017
Ah, lock your widgets. - Jun 12 2017
> How do you add events to dates that are in the future (as in not this month)

Ah, good point. I should probably make a clickable button for every single day in the visible month. Forget why I didn't do this initially, probably because of a bug I fixed. Anyways, it's in v47. - Jun 10 2017
In order to resize a desktop widget, while widgets are unlocked, click and hold the widget till a "bar" along the right side shows up. You can then click and drag the top right.

I think I'll change a few things so the initial experience is better when used as a desktop widget. - May 14 2017
Hmmm, reproduced it. I'll upload a fix by tomorrow.
- Apr 26 2017
police? As in the font size? Have you relogged since updating to v45? - Apr 26 2017
Terminal Update Widget

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 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
1+2. This is a bug with KWin. The QML layouts do not recieve any key press events, so we can't do anything when the arrow keys / "close key" is pressed.

3. This is done by kwin intentionally to make quick presses faster, since it won't need to draw a popup window. It does look at a config key in ~/.config/kwinrc though.

kwriteconfig --file ~/.config/kwinrc --group TabBox --key DelayTime 0
qdbus org.kde.KWin /KWin reconfigure

4. I don't see any hidden config keys that will enable this feature in KWin. None of the other layout support this right? So you'd need to make a feature request to KWin. I don't see any open requests:

So we need to make a new request here:
- Jun 05 2017
1+2. Arrow keys seem to be ignored. I've no idea how to make the popup capture keyboard events or take focus.

3. This is an intentional delay by kwin so that quick presses don't get slowed down by showing a popup window. KWin does have a way to get rid of the delay by editing ~/.config/kwinrc file though.

kwriteconfig --file ~/.config/kwinrc --group TabBox --key DelayTime 0
qdbus org.kde.KWin /KWin reconfigure

4. This is another KWin feature request I think. I don't see any hidden config keys in the source.

So we need to file a feature request. I only have 1 screen so this would be hell for me to develop & test.

I don't see an existing request:

So you'll need to submit a new one here: - Jun 01 2017

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 46 comments

by Zren
Score 82.1%
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
v5 lets your drag items. I had to sacrifice the ability to filter/hide completed events though. "completing" and item will now delete it too. I added a scrollbar too. - May 07 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 Add-Ons 19 comments

by Zren
Score 77.1%
Sep 18 2017
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
Present Windows Button

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 18 comments

by Zren
Score 77.5%
Sep 16 2018
If its already checked in the system settings > uncheck it > hit apply > check it > hit apply before rebooting. - Jul 10 2017
Hmmm. Is it persistent if you enable the effect via System Settings > Desktop Behaviour > Desktop Effects? Maybe my checkboxes are doing something incorrect. - Jul 10 2017
You can now change the icon in v4. Sorry it took so long. - Jul 08 2017
Ah, good idea. Added that to v3. - Jun 22 2017
Soda Dark [Thin Titlebar]

Yakuake Skins 11 comments

by Zren
Score 63.3%
Jan 27 2019
If Get Hot New Stuff is acting up, download the zip from the KDE Store, then unzip it at:


So that you have ~/.local/share/yakuake/kns_skins/sodadark-thintitlebar/ - Jun 20 2017
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus 172 comments

by Zren
Score 83.2%
Apr 04 2019
v15 should fix the sidebar folder shortcuts to use localized paths. Tell me if it doesn't. - May 31 2017
Do you still have the translation somewhere? It expired before I managed to work on it. - May 31 2017
It's /usr/share/locale/pt_BR/ so you need to capitalize the BR. - May 16 2017
Put it in the ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/locale/ directory, then run the install script command above. - May 16 2017
What version of plasma-workspace? Is it 5.9.95 (the beta for 5.10)?
What version is plasma-framework? - May 16 2017
Uncheck "Fixed Size" under "Panel Icon" in the config. - May 15 2017
The tile icons? - May 15 2017
You installed the plasma 5.6 - plasma 5.8 version of the widget. You need to uninstall that version and install the plasma 5.9 version. Then you need to restart plasmashell (easiest way is to relog). - May 15 2017
Arch Linux Update Notifier

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 2 comments

Score 40.0%
May 24 2017
I assume it's just easier to install this widget via AUR anyways though right? - May 26 2017
Note, you need metadata.desktop to be at ../plasmoids/org.kde.pacman.updatenotifier/metadata.desktop, right now it's extracting to the wrong place. - May 26 2017
Sticky Window Snapping

Kwin Scripts 57 comments

by Flupp
Score 86.6%
May 27 2018
I modified your script slightly for personal use. I made it not sticky windows unless they split the entire screen, and not stick when the windows originally touch the edge of the screen. - May 03 2017
Google Task - web - obsoleted

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 15 comments

by suli
Score 63.3%
Apr 27 2017
Oh cool, maybe we could even inject a stylesheet based of the color scheme.
Maybe even inject a refresh button into the bottom row that calls window.location.reload() or whatever it is. - May 02 2017
Score 86.6%
9   May 01 2017

Look-and-Feel Themes
by llucas

Score 62.5%
9   Jan 13 2017

Look-and-Feel Themes
by llucas

Score 75.2%
9   Jan 13 2017