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Plasma 5 wallpaper gradient

adamatepsilon
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Plasma 5 wallpaper gradient

Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:15 pm
In a version of KDE I had before, I could set the wallpaper to a two-colour gradient which I was very happy with. Now I upgraded my Ubuntu installation to 16.04.05 and installed Plasma 5.8.9
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 plasmashell --version => 5.8.9

Is there something extra to install to get this feature back? I read a post about installing a "minimal" KDE as I don't have a lot of disk space so I simply installed
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sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop
Rog131
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Re: Plasma 5 wallpaper gradient

Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:40 pm
adamatepsilon wrote:In a version of KDE I had before, I could set the wallpaper to a two-colour gradient which I was very happy with. Now I upgraded my Ubuntu installation to 16.04.05 and installed Plasma 5.8.9
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 plasmashell --version => 5.8.9

Is there something extra to install to get this feature back? I read a post about installing a "minimal" KDE as I don't have a lot of disk space so I simply installed
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sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop


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The plasma 4 did have an option to use two color gradients:
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The plasma 5 only have the plain/solid color option:
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New plugins

With the plasma 5 the KDE community can share plasma wallpaper plugins. The KDE Store: https://store.kde.org has an own section for the plasma wallpaper plugins: https://store.kde.org/browse/cat/419/

From the plasma 5.15 onwards the users can download and install the plugins from the KDE System Settings: Bug 386621 - Support downloading Wallpaper Plugins from KDE Store - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=386621

A tool: Templates to create your own Plasma Wallpaper plugin - https://frinring.wordpress.com/2018/04/ ... er-plugin/

QML has:
- http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtgraphicalef ... dient.html
- http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtgraphicalef ... dient.html
- http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtgraphicalef ... dient.html

With a bit of the Qml code it is possible to wrap a new plugin:
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(not released - under work)
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Re: Plasma 5 wallpaper gradient

Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:15 am
Hi Rog131, thanks for the suggestion to add this via QML plugins but I haven't developed plugins for KDE before. As it turned out, GNOME Flashback had the gradient feature already and swapping was quick. That's too bad because I like KDE better in every other respect.

I will keep the plugin development in mind as a future project.

Kind regards,
Adam

 
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