this post will help you save some time.
icons only on the task manager is a feature that is included by default on KDE.
always check your basics otherwise you’ll end up like me trying to compile it from source code. yeah very embarrassed right now.
unlock your widgets–> go to add widgets —> search for icons
and you’ll get it right there place it as you wish and enjoy.
here’s a shot of what to expect. i like icons better than the standard. it’s good to have choices on your desktop.
now kde connect is nifty little tool to integrate your android phone with your KDE desktop.
It has a two part installation.
One you download from the android play store
and the second you have to install on your desktop. This is the tricky bit. Fumbled a bit here with libraries but managed to get through it.
this bit needs a few libraries installed:
yum install gcc-c++ cmake kdebase-workspace-devel git qjson-devel qca2-devel
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdeconnect-kde
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ./
##then as non root user ###
qdbus org.kde.kded /kded loadModule kdeconnect
Kudos to the developer Albert Vaka
it’s still under development so am hoping for more features in future but for what it gives currently I am very much impressed.
Media player control is seamless and a welcome feature.
Would love to see notifications for sms in future though.
Here’s some screenshots of what to expect.
still works on fedora 20 with same instructions
if not connecting ensure firewall is not killing connection
# systemctl stop firewalld.service
# systemctl disable firewalld.service
give it a reboot and you should be good.