Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 07:09 UTC
KDE Probably the most often misunderstood element of KDE4 is Plasma, the extensive widget engine that replaces the normal desktop and the Kicker panel from KDE 3.x. The entire KDE4 desktop is built up out of Plasmoids (yet another term for desk accessory), including the panel and the desktop itself - and it is the latter that has been causing quite some confusion. Where are my desktop icons? Update: Aaron Seigo has published a screencast showing how the FolderView Plasmoid behaves as a normal desktop, and how to make it so.
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RE: yet another term
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 14:15 UTC in reply to "yet another term"
Thom_Holwerda
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Well, in my book, "desk accessory" is just another fashionable term, just like the others, but longer. And a bit worse, since it's much broader (an "accessory" can be anything, literally).


Except desk accessory is the correct term. A widget is something completely different than a desk accessory, and to avoid confusion, I prefer the proper, correct terminology which is "desk accessory".

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