Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gnome 3 Widgets | Kde Plasma widgets in Gnome3

How to Run KDE Plasma Widgets in Ubuntu Gnome3 

Add Plasma Widgets to Ubuntu 11.04

You don't need to Remove your gnome 3 desktop or your nautilus file browser.
Just install plasma-desktop and start it!!

How to install plasma Desktop 

sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop plasma-scriptengine-python

How to start plasma Desktop

You can start it by entering the following command
hit Alt + F2


When you start the plasma desktop for the first time, the default KDE panel will be on it you can remove it if you don't want it by right click, remove this panel

How to Add widgets

Right Click on your plasma Desktop -> Add widgets...


  1. I tried this and liked KDE widgets a lot, so I tried the actuall KDE desktop and liked it even more so now I switched to KDE completely.

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  3. I am pretty sure it hogs the memory resources since any KDE apps brings chunk of other related apps into the system which will run in the background even if its NOT REQUIRED by Gnome 3 shell.

    If you like KDE plasma widgets so much why not try KDE desktop completely instead its so much better looking then gnome.
    BTW there exists lots of ways to install google widgets or screenlets on gnome they probably run much similar without taxing the system.

  4. I know what you mean, Anonymous. I made the switch about a year ago and I kicked myself for not doing it sooner. I love that this combination is even possible. It's a great way to help people discover that KDE4 isn't the piece of crap it was when it was first announced.

  5. Is there a way to do this in fedora? scriptengine is present, but not the desktop as far as i see

  6. Fantastic post. Here’s a tool that lets you build any type of web app widget in minutes, without coding fortune/

  7. um this didn't work for me it came up saying 404 not found the whole time.