It's surely my fault, but I am not able to resize the folder view widgets I've put on the desktop.

In the previous release (14.04, KDE 4) the folder view widgets all had auto-appearing hanldes for setup, rotation and resize, among other features.

Now I have no clue how to do it. Any idea?

  • I just had the exact same problem with 16.04, and no problems with 14.04 resizing. I've been trying all day. No one will ever discover this feature!
    – user12711
    May 17, 2016 at 4:10

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You need to click and hold into a widget in order to have the handles appearing.

It's quite different from KDE4 where the handles appeared by hovering the pointer on one side of the the widget!

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    This behavior can be changed back in Desktop Settings (right click on desktop) -> Tweaks -> Widget Handling. Source: bugs.kde.org. Apr 23, 2016 at 12:23
  • Cool! Good to know!
    – EnzoR
    Apr 23, 2016 at 15:03
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    Wow that is atrocious! Since when do you long click with a mouse? You know your UI sucks when people have to Google how to do something basic like move/resize.
    – Mike
    Nov 15, 2016 at 22:36
  • @Mike totally. I'm switching to XFCE right now. Just had enough of Kubuntu. Apr 22, 2017 at 10:10

Also, right-clicking the widget brings option to access its settings and option to remove it.

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That is - if widgets are not locked. If they are locked, only settings are accessible.

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    But you cannot resize the widget, only change the other settings.
    – EnzoR
    Jul 14, 2018 at 14:14

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