To get rid of the bouncy ball… 9 November 2011Posted by golda972 in Linux.
Tags: kde, linux, usability
There is a reason why Linux is still not ready for non-techie home users.
Fedora 15 + KDE, added a bouncy ball widget. Set it to automatically bounce, just to see what happens.
Uh oh. There goes a bouncy red ball all over my desktop. No obvious way to remove it from the widgets menu. I would right-click on it… but it’s moving too fast!
Google being my friend, I punched in “kde plasma get rid of bouncing ball”.
And I quote:
“——- Comment #2 From Salvo “LtWorf” Tomaselli 2010-05-04 07:16:14 ——-
Do you also have in mind some jedi technique to slow down the time so i can
delete a moving plasmoid?”
“——- Comment #7 From Bryan 2011-06-28 22:38:27 ——-
Had to do something like `konsole`, `kquitapp plasma-desktop`, `kate
~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc &` then edit the file, save and
finally run `plasma-desktop` from the konsole window, then run `plasma-desktop`
using the run dialog. [caution: order matters on this]”
(I used KWrite. The beautiful point is – Aunt Marge and her bridge club are *not* about to do this.)