[SOLVED] How to install KDE netbook desktop

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[SOLVED] How to install KDE netbook desktop

Postby chdslv » Jun 12th, '13, 06:21

How to install Mageia netbook desktop in Mageia 3 KDE?
It is not available in Mageia Control Center.
Thanks!
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Re: How to install netbook desktop

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 12th, '13, 20:04

Which netbook desktop do you want? Do you mean KDE Plasma netbook? http://www.kde.org/workspaces/plasmanetbook/
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Re: How to install netbook desktop

Postby chdslv » Jun 12th, '13, 20:29

doktor5000 wrote:Which netbook desktop do you want? Do you mean KDE Plasma netbook? http://www.kde.org/workspaces/plasmanetbook/


Yes, that's the one. I thought it was in the Live CD, or in the repos, but it is not there. :(
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Re: How to install netbook desktop

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 12th, '13, 21:20

Actually that is no separate package, it comes with KDE by default since quite some time.
Check systemsettings -> Workspace behaviour -> Workspace -> change type to Netbook
Can be done online, should also be possible on the live cd.
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Re: How to install netbook desktop

Postby chdslv » Jun 12th, '13, 21:31

You are right. Thank you!
I'm new to KDE, so wanted to learn how to use the plasma netbook. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install KDE netbook desktop

Postby vatbier » Feb 11th, '18, 05:49

No KDE netbook in Mageia 6 (Plasma 5.8.7)
But I found a solution to have as much useful screen space:
1. put your panel on the left edge of your screen
2.from https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=289&t=126631 :
the KWin behavior (no borders when windows are maximized) that Plasma netbook used, should still be available by editing kwinrc by hand:
adding
BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true
in the [Windows] section
Please notice that this key will likely be dropped at some point and replaced by a kwin script (in case you wonder that it suddenly stopped working)
You'll then be able to activate it in "kcmshell5 kwinscripts", but since it's a remote/secret feature (which actually requires additional help, eg. a window button plasmoid or so which would then toggle the setting) we will likely not expose it now to only withdraw (moved to scripts) it soon after.


In systemsettings>Window Management>KWin Scripts>Get New Script: I found "No border on maximized windows" but that does not seem to work: I installed it but it did not appear in the in main script list.
But the kwinrc addition works (for now)! Of course I had to figure out how to unmaximize if the title bar border is gone: systemsettings>shortcuts>global shortcuts>kwin>Maximize window: set to Ctrl+Return
3.And some applications (like web browsers) also allow F11 to go fullscreen.
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