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Andrey S Tallinn, Estonia
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Plasma 4 Extensions by mjmccans 397 comments

Yes, seems to be a bug in KDE 4.5.1.

Here is workaround:
1) unpack it
2) issue install command for the folder, where you have unpacked it.

Source:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=104060

However, it doesn't work for me in 4.5.1
(I have succeeded in installing it,
but gmail-plasmoid causes Plasma to crash.
I think this is due to some Python issues.) - Sep 05 2010
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Plasma 4 Extensions by Jinidog 87 comments

Great! You answer very quickly...

Concerning point 4) I think I should file a bug report to my distribution (openSUSE) Bugzilla. That way, I hope, It would be more clear where it should go upstream - to Mozilla or X.Org developers.


And I almost forgot one small thing: keyboard layout changes nicely just as it would with real keyboard (through Caps Lock in my system). And the characters it generates are also correct. However, keyboard itself still shows English keyboard layout. I tried switching to Russian, German, Croatian Turkish, Georgian.

It is quite a challenging task to type, for example, Russian on virtual keyboard with English layout.

Andrey - Nov 18 2009
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Plasma 4 Extensions by Jinidog 87 comments

Oops... Sory for double post. Firefox does not love me... - Nov 16 2009
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Plasma 4 Extensions by Jinidog 87 comments

A I understand this KDE 4 might get this nice application as an 'official' virtual keyboard. Even better would if it will integrate with KDE Lock Screen ( http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php#idea83301 ).

I have used the plasmaboard a little bit and here are some of my thoughts (maybe they will interest you):

1) It would be nice if the keyboard will be movable (at the moment it seems to be stuck to the place, where plasmoid icon is placed).

2) A handy feature is lockable Meta(Win) button (just like Alt, Shift and Control), as Meta can be handy in various keyboard shortcuts too (especially if have a few dozens of them).

3) If button is locked (Meta, Alt, Shift, Control), I think, it will be more clear to somehow highlight it (maybe, with different color). So if you lock, for example Meta _and_ Shift you can clearly see it.

4) It would be nice if plasmaboard will be the first Linux virtual keyboard to work with Firefox 'Smart' address bar.

Virtual keyboards do not work well with Firefox >= 3.0 'Smart' address bar. 'Smart' addressbar steals focus (which makes it ignore keyboard chars) and does not respect 'keep above others' getting on top of the virtual keyboard. And that happens with ALL virtual keyboards I have tested (xvkbd, kvkbd, viki, cellwriter). By the way Windows Vista's virtual keyboard somehow works with Firefox 'Smart' bar just fine.

Thank your for your work and Good luck!

Andrey - Nov 16 2009
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Plasma 4 Extensions by Jinidog 87 comments

A I understand this KDE 4 might get this nice application as an 'official' virtual keyboard. Even better would if it will integrate with KDE Lock Screen ( http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php#idea83301 ).

I have used the plasmaboard a little bit and here are some of my thoughts (maybe they will interest you):

1) It would be nice if the keyboard will be movable (at the moment it seems to be stuck to the place, where plasmoid icon is placed).

2) A handy feature is lockable Meta(Win) button (just like Alt, Shift and Control), as Meta can be handy in various keyboard shortcuts too (especially if have a few dozens of them).

3) If button is locked (Meta, Alt, Shift, Control), I think, it will be more clear to somehow highlight it (maybe, with different color). So if you lock, for example Meta _and_ Shift you can clearly see it.

4) It would be nice if plasmaboard will be the first Linux virtual keyboard to work with Firefox 'Smart' address bar.

Virtual keyboards do not work well with Firefox >= 3.0 'Smart' address bar. 'Smart' addressbar steals focus (which makes it ignore keyboard chars) and does not respect 'keep above others' getting on top of the virtual keyboard. And that happens with ALL virtual keyboards I have tested (xvkbd, kvkbd, viki, cellwriter). By the way Windows Vista's virtual keyboard somehow works with Firefox 'Smart' bar just fine.

Thank your for your work and Good luck!

Andrey - Nov 16 2009
gmail-plasmoid

Plasma 4 Extensions
by mjmccans

7 .7
Sep 05 2010
Plasmaboard

Plasma 4 Extensions
by Jinidog

6 .7
Nov 16 2009