40 Updating Plasma to stay rolling and adding services to our file manager dolphin like meld

Updating is always necessary to keep rolling. Since this is a 18.11 version I needed to update to a 18.12 version. 

There are other video’s that explain that as well on ArcoLinux and other ISO’s. You can see it in the release article as well.

But the point of the video was actually to show you how and where to add services into dolphin.

When we are on XFCE or work with thunar in general we can compare two files with meld because we added a custom action.

Can we have the same on Dolphin?


We install several dolphin extensions in the video.

– compare files with meld
– convert png’s to jpg’s
– make a file executable

Mind you these extensions are written by users and will not always work.

Plasma Challenge

You can follow our tutorials based on either of two ISO’s.

1. ArcoLinuxB Plasma (recommended)

We record the plasma video’s on an SSD installed from the ArcoLinuxB Plasma ISO.
You can either create your very own ArcoLinuxB Plasma ISO following this tutorial or download it from Sourceforge. (ArcoLinuxB-plasma-18.11.2.ISO of 4.3 GB – games included)

2. ArcoLinuxD Plasma

You can also use the ArcoLinuxD ISO and then install Plasma with the help of the github scripts. This will not be an exact copy of the ISO.

Learn about the Plasma desktop and enjoy it.