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Chris H
Plasma 5 Add-Ons
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
Present Windows Button

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 29 comments

by Zren
Score 79.2%
Sep 16 2018
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
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars 471 comments

by Zren
Score 89.0%
Dec 22 2019
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
Ah, I've managed to reproduce it. I thought Српски was ru (Russian), but it's sr (Serbian). Changing it to Русский (which is ru) lets me reproduce the bug. I'm not 100% sure how to fix this though.

Changing it to sr does fix it, but can you read that? - Apr 20 2017
What county / language? Russian?

Huh, looks like the russian locale (Cyrillic?) doesn't have the button.

But the english locale does.
- Apr 20 2017
Click the down arrow next to create - Apr 20 2017
Does entering "2017-4-25 Test2" into the quick add form on the website place it on apr 20? - Apr 20 2017
So you do this and it shows up on Apr 20? - Apr 20 2017
"25 APR Test" and "2017-4-25 Test 21:58-22:58" both work for me (placed on apr 25). The new event form is basically the same as the one on the website, except it adds "2017-6-30 " in front of your input (assuming the date you selected was june 30th). Google used the second date instead of the first. - Apr 20 2017
The "editor" was for another plasma widget I was writing (a battery monitor). It was too complicated so I never added it to "event calendar". - Apr 07 2017
Option 2:
Option 3: (With a small space between the colours)
Option 4: (Double height of the line in the Agenda) (Shown with "No Borders" and "Big Number" with "Breeze Light") - Apr 02 2017
Sorry, I completely forgot about this. I started working on an "editor" that I thought I could use for styling the calendar. I've decided against using it however since it is not very user friendly.

1. Il y a pas un configuration pour la "width" de la ligne maintement.
1. J'ai changer les couleur pour la ligne. Does it look okay?

2. You can right click the desktop wallpaper > Add Widgets > Event Calendar
You can also drag the widget icon from the widget list to the desktop.

Just so you know, the "Widgets" in Event Calendar (Timer / Meteogram) ne ces pas plasma widgets. They are part of "Event Calendar" like the "Agenda" and "Calendar". Sorry if it is confusing, I probably should have chosen another word for them. - Apr 02 2017
Thought so. Go to System Settings > Applications > Default Applications > Web Browser. Select the 'in the following browser", click the ... buton and choose Firefox. - Mar 31 2017
Looks like your default applications for opening (http or https) isn't setup correctly, try the following command to see which opens in Brackets:

- Mar 31 2017
Ma francais est tres mal, mais je pense que je connaise.

1. Event Calender utilitse lw "background" color pour la ligne au gauch de chaque event. Si la ligne est blank, vasi au "Event Calendar Settings..." > "Google Calendar" tab. Ca va downloade les coulurs.
2. "fond d'écran" == "wallpaper"? Comme un "desktop widget"?
ou comme ca avec rein de "background"?
- Mar 10 2017
Yeah, just make sure to make an issue first unless the pull request is like 1 line. As for a small tutorial:

sudo apt install plasma-sdk
cd ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.eventcalendar/
plasmoidviewer -a . -l bottomedge -f horizontal
cd ~/Desktop
git clone
cd plasma-applets/org.kde.plasma.eventcalendar/
plasmoidviewer -a . -l floating -s 900x600 - Mar 08 2017
Your welcome. Thanks for using it! - Feb 27 2017
And it was working fine with Plasma 5.8 / Qt 5.7? Or were they not displayed (shown as missing character "squares")? - Feb 14 2017
Ah shoot, forgot about you. We found out the probably issue here: was that it would crash if events had emoji in their event summary. Do have any events like that? - Feb 14 2017
It's probably Qt 5.8.0 then, as I'm testing on KDE Neon with Qt 5.7.1. Is there a LiveCD anywhere with those versions? - Feb 07 2017
Which distro? What version of Qt? Are you using v39 of Event Calendar? - Feb 06 2017
Thumbnail Grid

Kwin Switching Layouts 31 comments

by Zren
Score 77.5%
Apr 18 2019
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
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus 185 comments

by Zren
Score 83.7%
Feb 12 2020
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

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 57 comments

by Zren
Score 84.6%
Mar 31 2019
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
Sticky Window Snapping

Kwin Scripts 58 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
MX Theme

Plasma Themes 16 comments

Score 76.7%
Mar 28 2017
Please change X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=default to X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=MXTheme as it conflicts with the defaults set by breeze. This causes most themes to break since "default" is used as a fallback when other theme don't contain an svg. This breaks other themes which were designed to fallback to breeze.

If this affects you, delete ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/default - Apr 24 2017
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia 29 comments

by Zren
Score 83.6%
Jan 28 2019
I've previously skimmed the chromium source code to see the difference on how it handles this in Windows and in Linux with PulseAudio. I couldn't lock down where it tells the stream name the title of the tab. I'll try looking into Firefox's source code next time and see if I can find it there. Basically, this requires patching Chrome + Firefox I think because running "pactl list" doesn't show the title of the tabs. - Apr 05 2017
I'll be adding keyboard control in the next version. If you open it with the global shortcut, it'll add a pulsating outline around the selected stream. You can then hit up/down to control the volume.

Preview: - Mar 28 2017
Hum, wow, plasma added that back in 5.8, I've been pretty lazy on adding that. v18 should have it. - Mar 23 2017

Plasma 5 Menus 70 comments

by l33k
Score 83.6%
Jul 18 2018
Whatever compression method you used for the .plasmoid isn't supported. If you open it with Ark, it shows two levels of compression while normally there's only 1 (eg: zip).

$ kpackagetool5 --type Plasma/Applet --install org.kde.plasma.excalibur.plasmoid

Error: Installation of /home/chris/Downloads/org.kde.plasma.excalibur.plasmoid failed: Could not open package file: /home/chris/Downloads/org.kde.plasma.excalibur.plasmoid
- Mar 16 2017

Global Themes 18 comments

Score 75.2%
Apr 12 2018
If you want to hide titlebars on maximized windows (like Ubuntu does), run the following commands:

kwriteconfig5 --file ~/.config/kwinrc --group Windows --key BorderlessMaximizedWindows true
kwin_x11 --replace & disown
- Mar 03 2017
Breeze AlphaBlack

Plasma Themes 45 comments

by Zren
Score 81.4%
Mar 17 2019
Ah, looks like I only tested with (cd path/to/theme && python3 0). I fixed the script in v9 so it can be run anywhere. - Feb 20 2017
Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Add-Ons 28 comments

by Zren
Score 78.3%
Feb 14 2020
sudo apt install kdeplasma-addons - Feb 01 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