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KIO Client says folder doesn't exist when trying to link to /

I have tried two different widgets in KDE Plasma that provide links to common folders. All of the links work except to /. When I click on the link to /, it says the folder does not exist. Any idea ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and Conky/ Conky Manager widgets doesn't show up! Please, help

after testing different Linux distros, I fit my self with Ubuntu for the major compatibility softwares with my machine. Now, one of the problem that I'm facing it's with Conky and Conky Manager, where ...
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20.04 - Is there a way to add Google Search Bar to Desktop?

I have checked the old questions but they were really old and solutions as "screenlets" doesn't work anymore. How can I have a simple google search box on status bar or on desktop as we have ...
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Display the contents of an HTML file on my desktop

I found a very old post on Display the HTML content on desktop as a widget. This is an updated answer with the help of these two answers Answer-1 and Answer-2. I tried to run this as a python script &...
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Is Plasma Global Menu widget installed by default and can it be safely removed?

I suspected this widget is buggy (here too). Although the bug of menus disappearing seems related to the global menu button on title bar, it may be that the bug comes from the presence of two ...
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When i use legacy kickoff Widget it's show me some errors like this: module “org.kde.kirigami” version 2.13 is not installed

I want to use legacy Kickoff application launcher it's show me some errors: page 1 last page can you help me to fix it because i love this widget and i want to use this widget I use Kubuntu 20.04
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Plasmoid “Window List”: Get “Desktop” headings back

I am using the KDE Plasma 5 plasmoid "Window List". In earlier versions one could see on which desktop a window is but I can only see the windows, without a heading like "Desktop 1&...
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Lubuntu 20.04 desktop-number panel widget missing

I managed to replace Lub. 18.04 by 20.04 with preservation of all custom menus and keyboard shortcuts. It all works fine except one minor problem. In LXDE, there was a panel widget showing the desktop ...
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new Control Center and widgets on macOS Big Sur?

I am wondering if I may have something as the new Control Center and widgets on macOS Big Sur for Ubuntu 20.04? Control Center in macOS Big Sur
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How to customize the desktop like this?

I downloaded this theme from here: https://github.com/Roboron3042/Cyberpunk-Neon. I wanted to know how to put/install the calendar and weather widgets on the top right corner. I am new to Linux and I ...
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Kubuntu Plasma widgets keep resizing!

So I have a few widgets on my Kubuntu desktop, sized to align with a nsfw wallpaper (changed in the images I've provided). My problem is that after each reboot, the 2 widgets at the top, namely ...
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KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Clipboard and Notification Widget clear history button bug

I'm having a weird icon in "Clear History" button shown in KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Clipboard widget for my taskbar panel, and also in the Notification Widget, anyone knows how to fix this? I'm using the ...
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Want better desktop widget currency converter

Ubuntu version: 18.04 LTS I use this a lot: https://www.google.com/search?q=usd+to+eur It also includes, gbp to eur , gbp to usd and vice verca. So basically I need a converter with those 3 main ...
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KDE's “global menu” widget usability

Why do toolbars of some programs like Firefox get showed up in the Global menu of KDE and some like GIMP do not?(Also I had a similar experience in unity DE) I want to know the programmatic difference ...
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May I set different icons, and panel widgets for multiple DEs?

Currenty I am using Kubuntu 19.10 with KDE Plasma 5.18.3. And I am planning to install Ubuntu 19.10 with Gnome 3.36, so is there any way to have different icons packs for each and different taskbar ...
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How to add minimize all windows plasmoid to quicklaunch widget in Kubuntu?

The screen shot below shows that the minimize all windows plasmoid next to the quicklaunch on the panel. I could not able to move it to the quicklaunch. I also tried to find any command or script that ...
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Plasma system tray “Updates” widget incorrect

Kubuntu 18.04, KDE Plasma 5.12.9 For several weeks now, the "Updates" widget in my system tray is off by one. When I see the blue ball on the icon in the system tray and click on it, if it claims ...
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How to make osd volume widget smoth on ubuntu 18.04?

OSD widget shifts from left to right while I am changing sound volume. Please write how to fix it. I d like to make it more pixel perfect like on Mac OS. Source: https://media.giphy.com/media/...
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Search tool used by Kubuntu 19.10 “application dashboard” widget, how can I alter search?

The search results seem a bit strange. There aren't many options when you right click on the widget icon. What search program is this using and how can I alter it to get better search results? ...
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How do I put a clock on the desktop background on Ubuntu 19.04, gnome

How do I put a clock on the desktop background on Ubuntu 19.04 GNOME Is there maybe an extension that I am not finding? I have google all I think is relevant.
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Ubuntu live world clock app as desktop wallpaper or widget possible?

While I work in Germany, some of my colleagues work in India, some in Canada. Is there a software to run in Ubuntu* and compatible environments so that the background screen displays sort of widget ...
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Some system tray widgets randomly disappear for a while on Kubuntu 18.04

Recently I have been using Kubuntu 18.04 which uses KDE Plasma 5.12.9. I noticed that some widgets in the system tray (to be specific, input method and ktorrent widgets) disappear for a period of ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Battery Percentage Applet?

Is there anyway to get my battery panel applet or widget to display percentage? After dumb fidgeting (removing applet icon repositories) the battery applet is gone and instead it shows a settings ...
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Cannot log into Kubutu 18.04 after removing widgets that didn't work correctly, using Discover

After consulting a web site stating that undesirable widgets could be removed using Discover, the process removed several items that are now preventing me from logging in. Before, I had Kubuntu set to ...
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On kubuntu (KDE) all desktop icons can be moved, but not configured. They show a black lock across

No, I haven't locked my widgets. I can move them around freely, I can create them, I can delete them. But I can't resize them and I can't get to their handles. I searched in here, and found two ...
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KDE widget - run commands

I'm looking for a way to run commands in a widget I'm trying to develop. So far I've come across the org.kde.kio.KRun, which should be an interface to the kRunner. From the few examples I have seen, ...
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Can I get close buttons to plasma widgets?

I updated recently from kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04 and got new plasma 5.12.6. However, the widgets (like network manager, volume, battery, calendar etc) are all missing close buttons (crosses on the right ...
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KDE Weather Report not fitting window properly

I am using the KDE Weather Report widget in my task manager. After upgrading from Kubuntu 18.04 to 18.10, I noticed that the contents of the widget are not being properly fit into the window. The ...
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Wifi widget not working in KDE Plasma 5.12.6 Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded my ubuntu desktop from 16.04 to 18.04 and installed KDE on it. Now I can't see wifi network setting widget on my panel. I checked system tray settings but could not find the widget.
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nm-applet - (dynamically) expand menu size

When having many WiFi SSIDs available, I need to scroll through the right-click menu of nm-applet widget menu by hovering over the arrow (see first screenshot below), yet the menu only spreads to a ...
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Applets missing from top panel

Just installed Dropbox recently, only to have a square with a red x over it appear in the top panel instead of the Dropbox logo. This 'placeholder' isn't even clickable and it goes away if I turn '...
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xfce4: resizable panel separators?

Is there a way to have resizable separators on the panel in XFCE4? We either have a very narrow, fixed-width separator, or else we have one that is expandable, which means that it expands to the ...
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Cannot remove Folder View widgets from Plasma5 desktop

I have added some Folder View widgets in Kubuntu 18.04 but I cannot remove them now. Even, after asking this question on how to uninstall the widget completely from the system, and therefore adding ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed widgets in Plasma 5?

I had added some widgets on the desktop in Kubuntu 18 - two instances of Folder View widget in fact. After some time, I have removed them, but they re-appear after startup. Removing them again and ...
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How do I remove the clock from the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 desktop?

I just installed a Ubuntu Budgie Bionic and it comes with a clock on the Desktop. It also has one in the taskbar at the top. How can I remove the one on the desktop? cat /var/log/installer/version ...
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How to resize Plasma 5.9 panel widgets?

I want to resize some panel widgets in KDE Plasma 5.9, without actually resizing the panel itself. Is that even possible? If so, how?
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Widget options in Ubuntu?

I did some search, and all I get are: Screenlets gDesklets Universal Applets Conky Out of which conky seems to be the most anticipated but all of them seem to be deprecated. gdesklets died and ...
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sticker note for lubuntu

I need some sticker note or to-do-list to stick on my desktop and don't disappear when I use desktop button. I tried KNotes , Indicator stickynotes , XPad , and even Screenlets but they all have same ...
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Display network usage on desktop

Is there a way to display Nethogs output on desktop like Conky way?
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Is there a way to add an image as a sticky note to my Unity Desktop?

Please suggest me a way to use any image like a re-sizable sticky note so that I can view it whenever I open my Unity Desktop. I want it to be used like a homescreen photo widget app available on ...
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Is there any widget app that will display stocks on Lubuntu 17.04?

I would like an application that displays the current stock prices on the side of my screen.
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Editing widgets in Kubuntu 16.04

In Kubuntu 16.04 how to change the label and icon in a desktop widget, please? I have found the .desktop files in usr/share/applications/kde4 and edited one of those but with no effect on the desktop ...
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Is there a widget for Ubuntu 14.04 that monitors RAM, processor, hdd/ssd, LAN, etc?

I been using a process manager and it's ok but I was wondering if there is a desktop widget I could use, that doesn't cost me much RAM to use.
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Is it possible to display virtual clock on screen?

Is there any clock widget available? In Windows, I can show a clock on my screen. Please suggest any widget/package/software that can do this.
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Kubuntu 14.04 desktop resets unexpectedly

Last week I Installed Kubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Everything works fine except for a problem that happened twice so far: Every widget and wallpaper on all of my desktops disappeared after a normal ...
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KDE Widget showing CPU cores

My latptop has a corei7 CPU. But I know it has only 4 cores. Why kde CPU Load Monitor widget shows 7 cpu cores? Also Gnome system monitor shows 8 CPUs:
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Kubuntu: ugly widgets, weather app resets, plasma crashes

Kubuntu 16.04, nvidia blob. Widgets added to desktop look ugly: tiny in size by default, when enlarged, suddenly their headings (?) and icons have huge text size. The weather widget and taskbar ...
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Plasma Network widget crashed - no Wifi

I recently switched to Kubuntu and am kind of new to KDE. My plasma network widget refuses to respond and shows an error message which I don't understand. Copying the error message didn't work, so I ...
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I can't download new Plasma widgets and Plasma themes in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

Each time I try to download the new Plasma widget from the Plasma Add-On Installer, I get the following error: Loading of providers from file: http://download.kde.org/ocs/providers.xml failed ...
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GTK(MM) Widget Choice for List of Items

I am working on an interface with GTKMM and I have a notebook with buttons that represent certain letters. When I click a button it switches to page two of the notebook which will have a selection of ...