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Plasma screencasts

Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:35 pm
Kourse 2 produced three high-quality screencasts, which show some Plasma features in detail. They can be quite useful for the new user, especially since with Plasma the behavior of the desktop has changed significantly.

The videos are available in both Flash and OGG format. To access the OGG format, click on the link and then select the video format from the combo box ("Unknown file type"), then you'll be able to download it.

Credits go to forum users fengshaun, TeaAge and Primoz.

Zooming User Interface by fengshaun

Desktop settings by Primoz

Panel settings by TeaAge

Some videos are available also in subtitled form:

Zooming User Interface
Desktop settings


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Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:33 pm
This zooming interface has got to be the most confusing thing ever invented.
Why is this needed when the The Pager switches between desktops.
Is another level of abstraction warranted?
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Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:12 am
Plasma indeed introduces another level of abstraction with the zooming interface, the activities. Since KDE 4.3 (and in 4.2 without GUI) you can connect activities with virtual desktops, which is far more natural to normal users. It is not as flexible and intuitive as the currently-in-development GNOME Shell but does allow you to have completely different desktops.

The zooming in plasma should probably be build in to KWin, making it much better performing, good looking and easier to understand.

Still, I think the concept of activities in itself, be it connected to virtual desktops or not, is sound and potentially very powerful. I am looking forward to seeing it evolve over the next few releases...


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Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:24 am
Here ya go. Thanks for the support guys!
I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.
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Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:14 pm
Thank you for this interesting screencasts. They helped me a lot. ;)
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Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:49 pm
For those new-ish to plasma, Hans (Mogger) has done a whole series of short screencast how-tos. See them listed at http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/FAQ/HowTo


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Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:48 pm
jospoortvliet wrote:It is not as flexible and intuitive as the currently-in-development GNOME Shell but does allow you to have completely different desktops.


I wish it did - the taskbar remains the same in each activity. I'd prefer to set up a different taskbar for each activity - one for straight work with no interference, basically a very basic desktop and one with all the bells and whistles.

Once that is implemented (is it even on the cards? I have no idea...) I would subscribe to the view of "completely different desktops".


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Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:09 am
I am new here but already am picking up on the value and experience in this room.
I hope to be able to contribute more soon.
Am looking forward to learning more.
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:16 am
Thanks, I found the Panel settings by TeaAge particularly helpful. I had to upgrade Flash before it would play for some reason.
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:07 pm
some great information here, keep up the great work guys!
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:35 am
I've never tried this, I think this is very interest
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:31 pm
very good this post ,,
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:54 am
Looks great..very helpful xD
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:14 pm
nice screencast,but the ads at that site are freaky
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Re: Plasma screencasts

Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:08 pm
A screencast which explains activities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX1LvJtUXzc

There some other KDE Tips & Tricks Screencasts packed together in this RSS Feed: http://blip.tv/rss/bookmarks/250423

 
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