KDE Plasma

33 Excellent KDE Plasma Widgets (Updated 2022)

Last Updated on May 27, 2022

13. Active Window Control


The Active Window Control widget controls the currently active window. It displays the active window title and icon. It also allows you to close the active window, and access some other actions. Simple, but effective and very useful.

This widget falls under the KDE umbrella. It’s definitely one to try.

14. Condensed Weather

KDE Widgets: Condensed Weather Our preferred Weather Widget was discontinued. But out of the available widgets, Condensed Weather gets our seal of approval. It takes up a tiny amount of screen estate yet conveys a clear and concise forecast.

We can define the update period, the days that are visible, change the units (we prefer Celsius rather than the default Fahrenheit), and configure pressure, wind speed, and visibility.

15. Translator


This widget acts as a frontend for the Translate Shell (formerly Google Translate CLI) package. You’ll need translate-shell installed.

Translate Shell is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate, Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate, and Apertium. However, this widget currently only lets you access Google Translate. Support for the other engines is planned for a future release.

16. Webslice

KDE Widgets: WebsliceWebslice is a genuinely useful widget even though it might initially appear rather unnecessary. Webslice adds a slice of the web on your desktop.

It genuinely has practical purposes. One of the crew uses it to display continuously updated stockmarket information. But an even better use of the widget is to have the output from a streaming security camera sitting on your desktop.

Webslice offers lots of customization including a defined period for auto reloading, change the zoom factor, define multiple URLs which are accessible through the context menu, and much more.

Next page: Page 5 – GitLab Issues, RSS Indicator, Comic Strip, Plasma Customization Saver

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Event Calendar, Advanced Radio Player, Simple Menu, Simple System Monitor
Page 2 – Redshift Control, Places, Qalculate, Dictionary
Page 3 – KDE Connect, Notes, Fokus, TodoList
Page 4 – Active Window Control, Condensed Weather, Translator, Webslice
Page 5 – GitLab Issues, RSS Indicator, Comic Strip, Plasma Customization Saver
Page 6 – Hoppla, Win7 Volume Mixer, Colour Picker, Application Title
Page 7 – Thermal Monitor, Kargos, Netspeed Widget, Icons-only Task Manager
Page 8 – Panon, Bouncy Ball, Better inline clock, Show Desktop, Compact Shutdown

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Ram Sambamurthy
Ram Sambamurthy
7 months ago

Thermal Monitor doesn’t work in KDE Plasma 5.24.7