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Questions tagged [widgets]

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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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How to save the positions of desktop widgets in Plasma 5?

Cheers. How do I save the positions of my Plasma 5 desktop widgets, so I can restore them if they were moved automatically because of a temporary change to a smaller screen resolution?
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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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Ubuntu Desktop floating widgets

I searched the internet but couldn't find anything on this. I want to create my own widgets for ubuntu that will float on desktop (like windows vista had clock and other things). I would like to ...
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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 ...
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plasma (5) widget for audio streams

I am searching for a plasma widget like any media player BUT: for audio streams (ie. radio streams, other public hosted streams). Does anybody know about something like this? Nice to have might be ...
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Add custom application media controls in unity panel volume control

I wrote a small bash application that allows me to control the music streamed from my phone to my PC via bluetooth, and I would like to know how to add a Rhythmbox like widget in Unity panel's volume ...
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Any stopwatch app that can be embedded on my desktop?

I am looking for a stopwatch application that be embedded on my desktop like a widget but it doesn't ruin the over all look and feel of the desktop.
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Using superkaramba widgets in Kubuntu 15.04

Is there a way to use superkaramba widget in Kubuntu 15.04? Some web pages say that it should be possible but I could not find out how. Since no package "superkaramba" was available I installed "...
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Gimp color tools (colorize, brightness, curves, etc) aren't working

When I try to run color modification tools like right-click -> Colors -> Colorize (or any of the color tools, Brightness / Contrast, Hue / Saturation, etc), I click and nothing happens: I click ...
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gnome-open Works, but also produces error messages [GTK_IS_WIDGET(widget) fails & EOG-WARNING]

I am currently using gnome-open to open all files for which I do not know the default program (or can't remember it at the time). With file extension .pdf, gnome-open opens the file in my PDF ...
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PulseAudio volume control switch widget for XFCE

Is there a xfce desktop switch widget for pulseaudio volume control? I have a wireless speaker and I hate having to open pulseaudio and change the output setting everytime I turn it on or off
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does anybody knows a good currency widget for ubuntu 14.10

I would like to use an easy and small currency widget on ubuntu 14.10. Pref. one that can be minimized near the power, system settings and network bar. Does anybody knows a good one? I am enjoying a ...
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awesomeWM vicious volume progress widgit

I have included at the end some rc.lua code copied nearly verbatim from vicious README examples. (The set_color line needed an additional "}" and I changed BAT0 to BAT1). awmtt.sh gives me an error: ...
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Where can I find widgets for Unity?

I want to class up my desktop with various widgets that tell me network bandwidth hdd usage during r/w and real time memory usage just to name a few. What a good way to go about that?
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Can I add widgets to the new Unity lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I lock my screen using Linux Mint 17, there is a giant clock on the lock screen. I got used to this, and now I'm wondering if I can also add a giant clock (or any widget, for that matter) to my ...
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knote/sticky note widget text location

I had several note widgets on Plasma Desktop. Where are the notes saved? I have a problem with plasma-desktop and it is not run. But I need the notes. Where can I find them?
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Is there any countdown widget which shows the timer on the desktop wallpaper?

I want a widget which shows the time left for any event set by the user. The widget should show the time left on the desktop wallpaper. So can anybody suggest such an app/widget?
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kde folder widget custom icon?

I want to set a custom Icon on my folder widget that I have on one of my panels. How if possible do I do this? or is there a similar widget I can use that can do this, with shortcuts for specific ...
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Widgets for Desktop in Ubuntu?

LibreOffice Impress - Adding Slide Themes For the fisrt few seconds of this video we see the presenter's desktop, displaying what resembles, to me, as widgets like in Windows (7 namely). What is this,...
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KDE Dashboard settings don't show up

I'm using the Widget Dashboard in KDE4. When I right-click it and select "Desktop Dashboard Settings", nothing happens. No window shows up on none of my desktops. What is the matter here? I'm using ...
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How Do I use plasma-widget-wifi

I am trying to use the plasma-widget-wifi widget to monitor my wifi connecions. I installed it but now have no clue how to to put it on my desktop, I am using 12.04 lts. Anyone know how to do this? I ...
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Align KDE Widgets

Is there a way to align KDE Widgets. Right now it's really hard to do it, almost impossible. As you can see in this screen shot the widgets don't align nicely, and there doesn't seem to be an option ...
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Why my Widget Style always change back to GTK+ Style automatically?

Using KDE, when changing Widget Style using Setting -> Application Appearance -> Style -> Application -> Widget style Every time I change the Widget style into Cleanlooks (or others), the style ...
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How to disable/remove a desktop widget

I added a widget "bouncy ball" to the desktop and accidentaly in its settings set auto-bounce to full. Now it is bouncy accross my desktop really fast. It cannot be hovered to reveal side options. I ...
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How to display resource usage gadget on my Unity desctop?

I am confused. So, Unity is a set of tools, put on top of Gnome 2, and giving it a new look and feel? And Gnome 3 is something different. All I manage to do is create quick-launch favourites, as ...
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Qt4 files : file or directory not found

I installed qt4 and now can see its files in /usr/include/qt4 But when I am compiling the "C" code, it gave error that QWidget: file or directory not found Although this QWidget is present in ...
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How to get a 'non-Screenlet' calculator in Compiz widget layer?

I've currently set up the screenlet calculator but do not want to use it, as 1) Screenlets are no longer in development, most do not work, and I intend to slowly migrate away from them. 2) The ...
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What is Widget Layer?

I was looking through the settings in Compiz and I found this: I have no idea what it does as I have pressed F9 and it just made my screen dim (the kind you get when Ubuntu isn't responding), but now ...