28 How to open a folder as root on Plasma

28 How to open a folder as root on Plasma

Solution : install thunar Dolphin is under constant development and their software engineers have a vision how a file manager should work. At some point in time they decided that security wise it is not opportune to open up a file manager — dolphin as root. The...
57 Plasma challenge update of  04/2020

57 Plasma challenge update of 04/2020

The Plasma Challenge originated in beginning of November 2018 and was never touched without filming it every step of the way. We just keep on updating ArcoLinux and Arch Linux is a rolling release linux distribution. There are no half-yearly releases. Instead there...
56 Use the Plasma settings to change the look

56 Use the Plasma settings to change the look

Installing themes on Plasma can be super simple. Just a tip in advance – be patient – wait till all the themes come in. Check the video to see how you could change theme, border, colors and...
Changing the plasma menu – installing new plasma menus

Changing the plasma menu – installing new plasma menus

In this video you learn that changing the settings of the current menu is possible. Plasma already supports 3 menus out of the box.  If that is not enough then we can get more menus from the internet. It is all fun and games and it just...
Install ocs-url to easily install elements from kde store

Install ocs-url to easily install elements from kde store

You can install elements from the KDE store with a tool called ocs-url. You can also install them via your system settings and download them from there. I do like the idea going over the KDE store and then choose the things I like after seeing some images in their...
54 update of 12/2019 Plasma challenge

54 update of 12/2019 Plasma challenge

The Plasma Challenge originated in beginning of November 2018 and was never touched without filming it every step of the way. We just keep on updating ArcoLinux and Arch Linux is a rolling release linux distribution. There are no half-yearly releases. Instead there...
53 getting Sddm and Plasma on ArcoLinuxD

53 getting Sddm and Plasma on ArcoLinuxD

We install sddm and plasma on this freshly installed ArcoLinuxd. Force sddm  with -f to overwrite the standard lightdm.service. sudo systemctl enable sddm.service -f We switch to the 3 different menu’s. We check what we get in with the plasma package aka lego...
50 update of 07/2019 Plasma challenge

50 update of 07/2019 Plasma challenge

The Plasma Challenge originated in beginning of November 2018 and was never touched without filming it every step of the way. We just keep on updating ArcoLinux and Arch Linux is a rolling release linux distribution. There are no half-yearly releases. Instead there...
Fix for discover on Plasma

Fix for discover on Plasma

In the video we show you how to find the solution on your own.Use pamac-aur to get more info about the package that reports an error.Are there dependencies missing?Knowing how to find the answer yourself is as important as finding the answer.sudo pacman -S...
46 – Plasma update of June 2019 – choosing numix theme

46 – Plasma update of June 2019 – choosing numix theme

ArcoLinux and Arch Linux is a rolling release linux distribution. There are not half-yearly releases. Instead there are year round updates – some small – some large. The updates just keep flowing in like a river would. So there is no need to do a clean...
44 How to change the icons in Plasma

44 How to change the icons in Plasma

short video The short video can be summarized in one simple sentence. IF qt5ct is installed, change your icons in the QT5 Configuration Tool. Take a look at the top image. Long and technical version In the long video we will show you the code inside the configuration...
43 Plasma update March 2019 settings and technical overview

43 Plasma update March 2019 settings and technical overview

New Login screen Since the ArcoLinux iso has a new welcome screen, we update the welcome screen for Plasma as well. Plasma settings added We took a look at the settings of Plasma to set the missing elements that we so love having around on our other desktops. For...
38 How to install a theme called Plasma-theme-archlinux with yay

38 How to install a theme called Plasma-theme-archlinux with yay

I wanted to build Helium with yay but at this point in time that is not possible.In that case we install one of the 47 themes for plasma that AUR provides us.We choose to install plasma-theme-archlinux. Plasma Challenge You can follow our tutorials based on either of...
37 making a custom shortcut for system settings and ksysguard

37 making a custom shortcut for system settings and ksysguard

I was missing two keyboard shortcuts that are in Xfce, Openbox, i3 and other desktops.CTRL + SHIFT + ESC opens up a taskmanager. Plasma calls it ksysguard.CTRL + ALT + M opens up the Xfce settings manager. I want this shortcut to open up Plasma settings or...
36 How to install a theme with plasma-discover called Helium

36 How to install a theme with plasma-discover called Helium

There are lots of themes but are any of them ‘good’ and will they work on Plasma is a common question. I suggest you google around and see what themes pop-up and see if you like them at all. Then you can decide if you install them. There are different ways...
35 How to install a theme from store.kdg.org called Helium

35 How to install a theme from store.kdg.org called Helium

There are lots of themes but are any of them ‘good’ and will they work on Plasma is a common question. I suggest you google around and see what themes pop-up and see if you like them at all. Then you can decide if you install them. There are different ways...
34 Change the icon of your start menu in Plasma

34 Change the icon of your start menu in Plasma

After installing the numix-kde-theme-git we notice we have an icon from KDE and not plasma in the startmenu.Why not change it to an ArcoLinux logo?We go over all the choices you have in Sardi. Plasma Challenge You can follow our tutorials based on either of two...
33 How to change the look and feel of Plasma

33 How to change the look and feel of Plasma

REBOOTING SOLVES MANY THEMING ISSUES In the system settings of Plasma we can theme our workspace. The Look and Feel is a kind of package. Icons, cursors, themes, fonts, … anything defined in there will be applied. The idea is to make it easier for the user to...
32 installation, configuration and theming of latte-dock

32 installation, configuration and theming of latte-dock

Top = Latte-Dock     Right = Plank  in all 3 images Latte-dock is an alternative you can choose for plank when on Plasma. Latte-dock is created for Plasma. You see all the dependencies when you install it on Xfce or other desktops. You can check out its github here....
31 How to configure, set icons correct and autostart plank

31 How to configure, set icons correct and autostart plank

On our system we have already plank and the ArcoLinux themes installed. If you do not have them, you install them with sudo pacman -S plank arcolinux-plank-themes-git We start plank and we show you how to configure it: Left CTRL on your keyboard and right mouse-click...
30 building Zafiro-icon-theme for ArcoLinux

30 building Zafiro-icon-theme for ArcoLinux

We have been making tutorials about Zafiro icon theme here. We installed it with yay. Then discovered that some of the icons were missing. We learned how to fix that with the inherits line in index.theme.  Then we learned how to make a PKGBUILD to fix this inherits...
29 how to activate the cube animation on plasma

29 how to activate the cube animation on plasma

This cube animation can be activated IF your hardware is compatible. Plasma will not show this animation if your hardware is not suitable. The only thing to remember is to change 2 settings: the desktop effect and its animation (optional) create extra virtual desktops...
27 How to add root services to dolphin on plasma

27 How to add root services to dolphin on plasma

On Xfce and other desktops it is possible to “take actions with root level”. That is possible too on Plasma BUT you need to install a service for that. yay -S kde-servicemenus-rootactions This package will come from the AUR and its origin is on...
26 installing exo to launch ArcoLinux Hello

26 installing exo to launch ArcoLinux Hello

We have created a link on the ArcoLinux iso (xfce, openbox and i3) that points to the most important page on arcolinux.info : https://arcolinux.info/arcolinux-editions/ When you type “hello” in the menu of xfce or plasma you will get a menu item. Behind...
17 How to make sure the numeric keypad is enabled at boot on plasma

17 How to make sure the numeric keypad is enabled at boot on plasma

I have a keyboard with a separate numeric keypad and I had to manually activate it to be able to use the number keys. You do this quickly manually and work on.  But there is a setting in Plasma that can help you. In the picture above and in the video you can see where...
14 how to add a new user in Plasma

14 how to add a new user in Plasma

Adding a new user can always be done via the terminal like this how to on the forum. But does Plasma come with an gui or graphical user interface to do just the same.  Type user in the menu and you will soon find an application User Manager. In previous video we had...
13 How to get wobbly windows on Plasma

13 How to get wobbly windows on Plasma

IF your hardware can not perform the wobbly windowsit will NOT show up in your selection. There is a filter at the top right. That is how I found out on one of my computers that wobbly windows was not supported. One of the things I missed when working on this new...
11 Single click or double click to open files and folders in Plasma

11 Single click or double click to open files and folders in Plasma

This was surely one of the nuisances I experienced at first on Plasma. Why? Because we were accustomed to another workflow on the other desktops. That is all it is. A personal preference.If you want to able to click a file or folder to be able to select it and delete...
9 How to set your preferred applications on Plasma

9 How to set your preferred applications on Plasma

Every desktop has its own way of ensuring that you can set your preferred application when you click on an url, open a terminal or a file manager. On Plasma you need to type “default” or “applications” in the menu and you will get a settings...
8 How to add shortcuts to your preferred applications on Plasma

8 How to add shortcuts to your preferred applications on Plasma

With a right mouse click on any application in your menu you will have 4 options add shortcut to the desktop add shortcut to the panel as widget pin to taskmanager add to favorites Enough choice. You decide what works for you. The video will show how to make them but...
6 Choose the display option on a dual screen system on plasma

6 Choose the display option on a dual screen system on plasma

It is great that Plasma immediately recognizes the fact that it has a dual screen.We see this choice when you boot up. Check out the video or this bmp that shows the options. There is a variety of choices for your system. You can invoke this window by pressing Super +...
5 How to autologin into your plasma desktop

5 How to autologin into your plasma desktop

Since Plasma works on lightdm now as login or display manager we need to edit the lightdm configuration file. More technical info at Arch Wiki. Let us open up /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and change one word from xfce to plasma and save it. You can see what I changed the...
8 How to add shortcuts to your preferred applications on Plasma

1 Plasma challenge of November 2018

November 2018 we started making tutorials about Plasma and launched the Plasma Challenge. Plasma can be installed with the BYOI script from ArcoLinuxB. The Plasma challenge of November 2018 was based on an iso from ArcoLinuxB Plasma and we added all the games for some...