Being an active member in the KDE Community Forums, I regularly see users asking how to do this and that in Plasma. My usual answer is something like “Click on cashew -> [Unlock Widgets] -> Add Widgets… -> drag widgets from the “Add Widgets” dialog to desktop/panel”. Sometimes I also refer to the Plasma FAQ.
This works, but I’ve been thinking about a more… amusing way to give the answer (in lack for a better word). Inspired by the Plasma screencasts on blip.tv, I decided to make a few screencasts. In contrast to those on blip.tv, mine are very short, direct and without any text – they’re meant to simply answer one question.
This is just an experiment, so I’ve only done three so far. I decided to record them in GIF, since most web browsers can handle it out of box. (As a result, the quality isn’t the best – you can’t get everything, right?)
Click on a thumbnail below to watch the HOWTO.
Yep, that’s it. Now I want to hear your thoughts:
- What do you think about the idea?
- Did you like the result?
- Any suggestions on how it can be improved?
- … Do you think I need to unlock the widgets every time? (Yes it gets tiring after awhile; I had to redo the recording a lot of times until I was satisfied).