Tag Archives: KDE desktop

icons only on task manager

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.



kde connect on fedora 19/20

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

cd kdeconnect-kde/



make install

##then as non root user ###

qdbus org.kde.kded /kded loadModule kdeconnect

kbuildsycoca4 -noincremental

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.

batter status

incoming calls

notifications for any missed calls



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.

Screenshot from 2014-03-20 16:00:01