FolderView Fixes Part I

Hello fellow KDE devs and users! At the end of January 2012, I started working on the FolderView Plasma applet. The FolderView applet allows you to place a folder on the desktop for quick access when used as an applet, but most importantly, it allows you to use the desktop the conventional Windows way – that is, as an icon store. The former is pretty useful when working on a certain task to have the necessary files handy, whereas the latter is absolutely crucial for those distros that want to embrace a more traditional desktop paradigm, for example, in order… Continue Reading

Tutorial: Krunner

It’s the “run command” dialog of KDE, it’s an old friend available since KDE 3.x, but it got a new appearance and set of features when KDE got revamped for the 4 series, it shares your plasma theme and it’s completely modular, plugin based, so unlike many command dialogues it can do a lot more than merely running bash commands. Its design is quite simple, yet good looking, as proofed by the following screenshot Navigation can be handled entirely by the keyboard, by using the tab key, or the arrow keys, and of course, it works just as well with a mouse…. Continue Reading