Re: application in the dashboard?
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xPol posted on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:26:27 +0100 as excerpted:
> What is the command line to launch an application in the dashboard?
> Say, firefox.
The dashboard is basically a specially treated plasma desktop/activity.
As such, like other plasma desktop activities and other plasma containers
(like the panels) in general, it only runs specific plasma widgets, known
as plasmoids, not general X applications like firefox.
There are various webkit-based browser plasmoids available for placement
on the desktop or in the dashboard, that do allow browsing the web, etc,
but as with all plasmoids, these run within the same plasma process
context, not as separate apps, like firefox.
If you've not discovered it yet, try kde-look.org , which has quite a
variety of plasmoids available to supplement the ones shipped with kde
and your distribution by default. That gives you many more choices, but
AFAIK there's none that force a full-scale regular application (like
firefox) to display in a plasmoid window, neither IMO would such an idea
make that much sense, tho plasma does allow the functional replacement or
embedding of smaller scale applets. especially those already developed
with kde technology. (Firefox, OTOH, is a gtk based app not a qt/kde app,
thus making integration in the kde technology plasma even MORE
difficult. But as I said, there's qt-webkit based browser plasmoids
available... but by definition they won't have the power and flexibility
of a full-fledged stand-alone app, regardless of the toolkit (qt, gtk,
tk, fltk, etc) they're based on.)
Hope that answers your question.
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