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    Here’s a link to a screenshot of my setup:grinning:.
    http://imgur.com/a/Jivd8

    (I tried to just upload a picture, but imgur seems to be having some problems right now).

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  • So… I can’t seem to figure out how to make my panel transparent in KDE. Is that possible? (Without changing themes, that is).

    Thanks!

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  • One last question: When I start up my system, lightdm is used. However, when I close my laptop lid and re-open it, kde-login manager is being used. How can I force it to solely use lightdm instead? I have lightdm setup like Deepin DE does, and I really like it how it is. Thanks!

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  • @Keegan said

    Here’s a link to a screenshot of my setup.
    http://imgur.com/a/Jivd8

    That s a nice one! Bravo! Are you trying it on Manjaro?
    May I add a few suggestions?

    1. I like clean desktops. How about drag & drop the weather plasmoid from on the desktop inside the panal, instead? (like mine, if interested).
    2. Here s an Antergos logo I like to swap the native plasma 5 one (the one you have at the far right in the panel).

    0_1500304639295_anterlogo2.png

    1. I prefer using as many Qt-specific apps as possible. So, why using docky (or is it plank) and not the native Qt latte-dock?
      Here are 3 vids about it (1st one from its dev).
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Oof_CRNG4&t=734s
      and this one comparesit with plank.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJqaYComXSA&t=97s
      This one is a tutorial (on Antergos -:) :). His top panel is also a latte dock made into functioning as a default plasma panel.
    2. Have you been able to make the pamac indicator show up in the panel? We discussed this recently but if you missed the discussion, let me know.
    3. There s a more advanced calendar than the default with a lot more functions and info. It s the event calendar and you can find it if you press the tab :get more plasmoids"

    *** Give me some time to come back to your other questions.

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    How about drag & drop the weather plasmoid from on the desktop inside the panal, instead?

    Thanks! I didn’t even know that was possible:grinning:. I have moved it successfully for now, but that “weather plasmoid” is actually a natively running Android app I rigged for Linux! As such, it has a limitation that would not be otherwise present. It’s launcher only seems to work (the launcher of it from my dock that is) if it is also on the desktop. I was able to figure out how to make it work still in the panel, but had to remove it from the dock. For now, I am enjoying the less cluttered experience though!

    Here s an Antergos logo I like to swap the native plasma 5 one (the one you have at the far right in the panel).

    Thank you for the logo! I have been thinking of the same thing, but had not settled on a specific logo to use yet. I think I’ll utilize the one you have provided though!

    I prefer using as many Qt-specific apps as possible. So, why using docky (or is it plank) and not the native Qt latte-dock?

    I’ve recently heard about it (in another thread on the Forum) but have yet to look into it thoroughly. I’ll use your links to do so as soon as possible!

    Have you been able to make the pamac indicator show up in the panel? We discussed this recently but if you missed the discussion, let me know.

    Hmmm… I think I missed that one. I don’t often look at KDE specific problems as I have never had anything useful to add to them. So far, I have not noticed the pamac indicator problems you mentioned, but then again, I have not been using Plasma long enough to notice! If you could fill me in on what I missed, that would be greatly appreciated!

    There s a more advanced calendar than the default with a lot more functions and info. It s the event calendar and you can find it if you press the tab :get more plasmoids"…

    I’ll have to look into that, but I am currently using an integrated Android calendar app instead. It is feature rich while being light on the system. Thus, I don’t know if I’ll end up using this alternative you mentioned, but I’ll give it a go at least!

    Give me some time to come back to your other questions.

    Of course! And thank you for taking the time to go through all of mine and providing answers, tips, and knowledgeable experience! I really appreciate it all:slight_smile:.

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  • @Keegan said

    I can’t seem to figure out how to make my panel transparent in KDE. Is that possible? (Without changing themes, that is).

    Do you mean something like this?
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6833/how-to-set-transparency-for-plasma-5-panel/5

    @Keegan said

    When I start up my system, lightdm is used. However, when I close my laptop lid and re-open it, kde-login manager is being used.

    Now that s a good question I never gave any attention myself. But I think it is the same behavor for all DEs. isn t it?

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    Do you mean something like this?
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6833/how-to-set-transparency-for-plasma-5-panel/5

    Exactly! I just tried it however, and no difference occurred in my panel. I git cloned it and clicked the transparent.sh file inside and it successfully created the theme for me. However, that theme is no different to the one it was supposed to modify. Did I do something wrong? Thanks!

    Now that s a good question I never gave any attention myself. But I think it is the same behavor for all DEs. isn t it?

    Perhaps it is. I know the Antergos devs have made it so that Gnome uses lightdm no matter what, so I was wondering if you know how to accomplish this in Plasma?

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  • @Keegan said

    I think I missed that one. I don’t often look at KDE specific problems as I have never had anything useful to add to them. So far, I have not noticed the pamac indicator problems you mentioned

    You didn t miss it -:) .We must be discussing too much and forget when and where we ve been commenting! :angel:
    From your screenshot, I cannot see the pamac indicator sitting in your panel. If it is so, here s the fix.
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/7416/upgrade/7

    *** You seem to be running quite a few android apps. Are you sure you can trust the Google platform blindly? In spring, I had to re-install my 2-year-old plasma system. I had the bright idea to use Kde-connect to connect my cel phone with my plasma wirelessly. To do so, I need to disable my firewall. It only took half an hour to destroy my system. I don t want to blame the android app, solely. I m very careless with using my cel phone (public hotspots, etc).
    But who controls the hundred thousands android apps for security issues ???

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    Are you trying it on Manjaro?

    What? Nope. This is Antergos:slight_smile:. I currently have KDE, Gnome, and Deepin all on Antergos (it’s a little crazy over hear:smile:). I love the look of Deepin, but it’s so similar to Gnome I don’t use it too often. However, I love it’s theme for lightdm, which I am currently using. I love the simplicity of Gnome, and have used it long enough that I have my “ideal setup” on there, so for now I’m keeping it. A for KDE, That is my latest experiment!

    P.S. For each DE, I have gone through and installed by hand only the packages that make it run and work rather than just running sudo pacman -S plasma. to install everything. This has been a bit more work, but it has kept my system light enough to handle everything and keep duplicate programs from showing up anywhere:grinning:.

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    You didn t miss it -:) .We must be discussing too much and forget when and where we ve been commenting!

    hehehe… I had in fact forgotten!

    You seem to be running quite a few android apps. Are you sure you can trust the Google platform blindly?

    I know what you mean… It has just been a recent experiment of mine, and so far I have only installed the two above mentioned apps and a game I think. It has just been a fun challenge to see if I can actually do it. If something happens, I don’t really rely on any of them too much, and can easily install alternatives.

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  • @Keegan said

    Are you trying it on Manjaro?

    What? Nope.

    That iconn on the top left corner (the first one) confused me. Isn t it a Manjaro logo?

    @Keegan said i

    than just running sudo pacman -S plasma.

    There s the antergos-kde-setup package which makes the installation even easier.

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    There s the antergos-kde-setuppackage which makes the installation even easier.

    Thanks! I didn’t even know about that!

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  • Oh, and I have never diabled my firewall for them at all. I have been careful about which ones I use, but thank you for the warning all the same. I will keep it in mind:grinning:.

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  • @anarch said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    That iconn on the top left corner (the first one) confused me

    Sorry, which one are you speaking of?

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  • Hehehe… found the icon you were speaking of. And… I suppose it is a Manjaro one !!! I have absolutely no idea how that one got there, as I have NEVER installed Manjaro at all at any time in the past. I can only suppose it was the theme I was using at the time (I’ve since found one that I prefer a little bit more, but am still on the hunt for my “perfect” one).

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  • @Keegan said in Blame n praise (it s all the same) {BUT: do not take personal}:

    I can only suppose it was the theme I was using at the time

    Just checked, and it was indeed the theme. I don’t know exactly why a theme would opt to do this, but it definitely was the theme’s fault:grinning:.

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  • https://ploum.net/series/aristocratic-desktop/
    Gnome is a aristocratic-desktop!

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  • Who knew! I certainly never saw that one coming. I was thinking more of KDE than Gnome as far as complexity goes:smile:.

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  • @joekamprad , exactly this! Gnome devs act in such an aristocratic way. I transfer a discussion I took part in. It more or less went this way:
    -User: Why don t you implement the gnome tweak tool in Gnome s Systems Settings? And (at least some of the most favorire extensions?
    -Answer: No need to do that. We feel that Gnome comes out so complete already.
    -User: But it feels so empty. Most people use extension and tweak it to be able to work with.
    -Answer: Sorry, we feel that the existence of extensions is a proof the Gnome is complete.

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