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 '16 at 4:10


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. – Stéphane Tréboux Apr 23 '16 at 12:23
  • Cool! Good to know! – EnzoR Apr 23 '16 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 '16 at 22:36
  • @Mike totally. I'm switching to XFCE right now. Just had enough of Kubuntu. – Hayri Uğur Koltuk Apr 22 '17 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 '18 at 14:14

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