Widgets are an important part of the KDE desktop environment. Widgets can be placed inside desktop containers, or inside desktop panels. There are lots of user-created widgets available for KDE, there are widgets for everything.
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There are clocks, system monitors, and lots of tools to help you interact with your system. More widgets for the KDE desktop are being added all the time, they are also very easy to use.
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Be sure to take advantage of this great feature of the KDE desktop environment.
Here are some of my favorite widgets for the KDE Plasma desktop environment.
With this widget you can see new devices that are connected to your system and interact with them.
A social desktop widget for plugin that will allow you to interact with your friends without opening a web browser.
This widget will display a transparent file manager widget on the KDE desktop with the contents a specific directory.
Leave A Note
Use this widget to quickly leave a note on your cool new KDE desktop.
With this you can update and view your microblogging accounts.
A network monitor widget that allows you to control and view the status of your network. This also works as a shortcut to the KDE netowrk manager.
This is a very important widget, this widget provides you with a workspace switcher that you can move around the KDE desktop or place in your panel. Very useful if you often use multiple workspaces with the KDE desktop.
Here are some of the widgets that are commonly available with the KDE desktop environment.
This is a simple KDE widget used to display the activity manager.
This is a small tab bar that you can use to switch activities.
Here is a stylish clock that will display the current time on your desktop.
A widgetized version of the Kickoff application launcher for the KDE desktop.
Application Launcher Menu
A widgetized version of the Kickoff application launcher menu.
This widget will display how much power you have available.
Use this to display a clock in binary format for the KDE desktop, if you can read it.
A blackboard widget that can be used for sketches and ideas.
This KDE desktop widget will give you quick access to your Rekonq or Konqueror bookmarks.
Click on the ball and it will start bouncing around your desktop.
Here is one of the many great system monitor widgets.
A calculator widget that matches the KDE desktop theme well.
Here is a very effective calendar widget that will show you the current month and date.
Another simple widget that will give you a list of advanced characters that you can add to the KDE desktop clipboard.
This will give you an eye dropper tool that you can use to select colors on your desktop.
With this widget you can view comic strips downloaded from the internet.
This is a social desktop tool that will allow you to connect with other members of the community.
Here is an excellent CPU monitor widget.
Current Application Control
This widget will give you a set of controls for the currently active window.
A dictionary widget that will sit right on your desktop and allow you to look up words.
Here is another beautiful clock for your desktop.
A set of eyes that will follow your mouse pointer around the desktop.
A simple puzzle game for your desktop.
With this widget you can specify files to automatically watch for changes.
This is a clock and calendar widget that displays everything in plain text.
Hard Disk Status
This widget will display the status of your connected hard disks.
See information about your system hardware with this widget.
Check the temperature of critical system hardware with this desktop widget.
This widget will notify the user about incoming mail and notifications.
Input Method Panel
An input panel widget for oriental languages.
Kate Session Applet
You can use this widget to launch a new Kate session.
This widget will display a virtual on-screen keyboard.
Change your active keyboard layout with this desktop widget.
Use this widget to reach the Opendesktop knowledge database.
This widget will allow the user to quickly change between Konqueror profiles.
With this widget you can quickly change Konsole profiles.
LCD Weather Station
This widget will display weather reports in a LCD style.
As far as I can tell this widget will emulate microbial life on your desktop.
This widget will allow you to quickly lock your desktop or lockout of your current session.
Use this widget to see the current phase of the moon.
This widget will display a magnifying glass for the Plasma desktop.
With this widget you can quickly play audio and video files directly from the desktop.
This widget will display the currently used system memory and the available memory.
This widget will display messages from various desktop applications.
This widget will display a simple icon as a shortcut to your network manager.
You can use this widget to view your favorite RSS feeds.
Here is another desktop note widget.
This widget will display system notifications on the desktop.
See which track is currently playing with this desktop widget.
You can use this widget to quickly paste text or images to a remote server.
Use this widget to quickly paste saved text snippets.
A desktop picture frame that allows you to manually change the display picture.
With this widget you can quickly preview many different file types.
This is a powerful mathematic equation solver for the desktop.
An area will be displayed where you can drag icons to quickly launch your favorite applications.
Remember The Milk
This is a task manager widget where you can keep your tasks organized.
Here is another excellent RSS widget for the KDE desktop.
This widget will give you a desktop search box for various uses.
Use this widget to quickly minimize all windows and display the KDE desktop.
Show Widget Dashboard
This widget will quickly launch the KDE widget dashboard.
Another useful news widget.
This widgets allows for fast spell checking of text.
System Load Viewer
This widget will display system resource usage.
This widget will display information about different system hardware.
Minimized windows will be displayed in the KDE system tray.
You can use this widget to quickly switch between running applications.
This is a simple stopwatch timer for the KDE desktop.
Display the trashcan on the KDE desktop.
Use this widget to convert different weights, currencies, and measurements.
This widget will display the current local weather forecast.
A mini web browser widget that will sit on the KDE desktop.
You can use this widget to display only part of a web page.
Here is another widget that will allow you to switch between open windows when using the KDE desktop.
This will display a menu bar of some kind.