Find and try out existing Plasmoids in Pisi Linux 2.0

Here can you learn how you can find existing installed plasmoid packages and selectively start one from command line.

If you are working from within Plasma you can call

 eval $(dbus-launch)  

first which will speed things up. But beware that a second DBUS can interfere with your existing Plasma session.

To get a list of installed Plasma packages call

 plasmapkg2 --list

The result will look similar to this:

 groni@groni_pisilinux2 ~ $ plasmapkg2 --list  
 aquarium  
 com.librehat.yahooweather  
 org.kde.desktopcontainment  
 org.kde.discovernotifier  
 org.kde.distrowatcher  
 org.kde.milou  
 org.kde.panel  
 org.kde.plasma.activitybar  
 org.kde.plasma.activitypager  
 org.kde.plasma.analogclock  
 org.kde.plasma.battery  
 org.kde.plasma.bluetooth  
 org.kde.plasma.calculator  
 org.kde.plasma.calendar  
 org.kde.plasma.clipboard  
 org.kde.plasma.colorpicker  
 org.kde.plasma.comic  
 org.kde.plasma.devicenotifier  
 org.kde.plasma.digitalclock  
 org.kde.plasma.diskquota  
 org.kde.plasma.fifteenpuzzle  
 org.kde.plasma.folder  
 org.kde.plasma.fuzzyclock  
 org.kde.plasma.icon  
 org.kde.plasma.icontasks  
 org.kde.plasma.katesessions  
 org.kde.plasma.kicker                                       
 org.kde.plasma.kickerdash                                     
 org.kde.plasma.kickoff                                       
 org.kde.plasma.kimpanel                                      
 org.kde.plasma.konsoleprofiles  
 org.kde.plasma.lock_logout  
 org.kde.plasma.mediacontroller  
 org.kde.plasma.networkmanagement  
 org.kde.plasma.notes  
 org.kde.plasma.notifications  
 org.kde.plasma.pager  
 org.kde.plasma.panelspacer  
 org.kde.plasma.printmanager  
 org.kde.plasma.quicklaunch  
 org.kde.plasma.showActivityManager  
 org.kde.plasma.showdesktop  
 org.kde.plasma.systemloadviewer  
 org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.cpu  
 org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.diskactivity  
 org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.diskusage  
 org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.memory  
 org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.net  
 org.kde.plasma.systemtray  
 org.kde.plasma.taskmanager  
 org.kde.plasma.timer  
 org.kde.plasma.trash  
 org.kde.plasma.userswitcher  
 org.kde.plasma.volume  
 org.kde.plasma.webbrowser  
 org.kde.plasma.windowlist  
 org.kde.weatherWidget  
 touchpad  
 groni@groni_pisilinux2 ~ $   

plasmawindowed

Pick one of those lines of your choice and run for example

 plasmawindowed org.kde.plasma.kickoff  

which will launch the Kickoff Application Launcher in a separate window.You see it on the Image and you can ignore the warnings in the Terminal.

Kickoff-Menu

 

plasmoidviewer

Instead of plasmawindowed you can also use plasmoidviewer (in the plasmate repo).

 plasmoidviewer  

You see it on the Image here:

plasmoidviewer

The “FormFactors” and “Location” button help to see how the plasmoid behaves in different situations.