Posts Tagged ‘activity’

Show kde activity name plasmoid

febrero 10, 2017


I use Kde activities a lot and I want a simple plasmoid which shows the current activity I’m in. I have so many activities that the activity switcher (not sure of the correct name) would be too big for me to be usable.


There’s a plasmoid which it’s aimed originally aimed at showin current application name which we can install and setup so that it shows current activity.


application-name plasmoid showing an activity name in a panel

application-name plasmoid showing an activity name in a panel

Its name it’s applicationname-plasmoid .

Fetch and Installation

This installation it’s aimed to your current user. It won’t make the plasmoid available for the rest of the users of your machine.

git clone
cd applicationname-plasmoid/
zip package -r
plasmapkg -i


From a panel. Add graphical items. Filter by ‘name’ or search for ‘Application Name’. Double click on it for adding it to the panel.

Then right-click on it. Settings. Select “Always (never display app title)” at the “Show activity name” dropdown. You can optionally set a fixed width too. Finally you just need to click on OK to save the new settings.



application-name plasmoid Settings window

application-name plasmoid Settings window

KDE Activities Support for Firefox (Part 1 of 4)

febrero 9, 2017

KDE Activities Support for Firefox (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1: Firefox Accounts local server

Part 2: Firefox Sync-1.5 Server

Part 3: firefoxkde script setup

Part 4: Sync of bookmarks on different profiles

Firefox Accounts local server


Nodejs > 4.5.0 (As per Fxa Auth Server requisites)

Nodejs from Jessie is 0.10.29. We need to install it from source. However we will use an special deb repository for that

curl -sL |\
 sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install nodejs


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git

Fxa Auth Server

Fetching Fxa Auth Server

This is one of the two components needed. It’s an auth server.

mkdir fxa-auth-server
cd fxa-auth-server
git clone

Fxa Auth Server Requisites

Node >= 4.5.0

We already have it.


Nodejs 7.x already provides it.


# As a new fxaauth user
npm install grunt

Fxa Auth Server Installation

# As the new fxaauth user
cd fxa-auth-server
npm install

Testing Fxa Auth Server

# As the new fxaauth user
cd fxa-auth-server
npm start

Example of server starting ok:

fxa-auth-server.INFO: server.start.1 {"op":"server.start.1","msg":"running on"}

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