HTML Wallpaper Original

Plasma Wallpaper Plugins html wallpaper webpage

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Marcel1202/HTMLWallpaper/

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Description:

This plugin allows you to use webpages as your KDE Plasma wallpaper.

Set the layout style to Folder View to keep input focus on the desktop icons.
The webpage isn't clickable this way.
Set the layout style to Desktop View to give input focus to the browser and hide desktop icons.
This gives you a fully functional browser with interaction.

Installation
- Install Qt5 WebEngine
- Download via the Plasma GUI to have it installed automatically OR manually download it, unzip and move to ~/.local/share/plasma/wallpapers/
- Log out and in once

If you use any of the following distributions Qt5 WebEngine can be easily installed by installing the according package:
Arch: qt5-webengine
Debian: qml-module-qtwebengine
Fedora: qt5-qtwebengine
FreeBSD: qt5-webengine
openSuse: libqt5-qtwebengine
Ubuntu: qml-module-qtwebengine
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Michael-Z-Freeman

24 days ago

8 8 great ... KDE has needed this back for a while. I seem to remember it used to have it. Could not get the current download to work. I get a black screen. I checked for qt web render package. Building from git to see if that helps.

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Michael-Z-Freeman

24 days ago

Still get a black desktop screen on Kubuntu 20.04 even though cmake build built OK and installed OK to .local. I also removed the HTML wallpaper I installed through the plasma "get more wallppapers" widget to prevent any conflicts.

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Michael-Z-Freeman

24 days ago

OK got it. I turned on debugging - https://community.kde.org/KWin/Debugging#Getting_debug_log_output - and found Qt lib versions were not being found ... config.qml should be ...

import QtQuick 2.12
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.2
import QtQuick.Controls 2.12

... and main.qml should be ...

import QtQuick 2.12
import QtWebEngine 1.8

The installed kubuntu packages for those libs do not show the actual Qt versions so I had to dig around in their installed files. There must be some way to setup plasma to be able to find / install the right versions or you need a separate release for each kubuntu version ? Anyway I now have kde.org showing on my desktop !

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the-unknown

24 days ago

Also, kde.org is the default page which is set when the plugin is installed. You can click on the desktop and then press Alt+S+D to show up the configuration menu (I hope this is the default for other distros as well). Currently right click is handled by QtWebEngine which is quite inconvient if someone wants to access the configuration menu. You can fix yourself by applying the change described here: https://github.com/Marcel1202/HTMLWallpaper/issues/3. Or you wait a bit until I upload a new release where I add a checkbox to the configuration menu for this setting.

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Michael-Z-Freeman

23 days ago

I see the issue. I do indeed get the web page menu on right click. However in my case I actually want full web page interactivity as I am making an HTML desktop application (an art collage where you can drag around images with save position). I have looked through https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtwebengine-webengineview.html but can't see a way of turning this on. For example links cannot be clicked on the kde.org default page (although they can be right clicked) but I want normal page interactivity. Any ideas ?

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the-unknown

23 days ago

This is a bug introduced in a Plasma update in November/December 2019 (https://github.com/Marcel1202/HTMLWallpaper/issues/4). I just filed a bug report for it until this is fixed there isn't much I can do (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=423217).

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the-unknown

24 days ago

Thanks for finding out the problem there. I am on a rolling release distro so I never realized this may cause problems for less frequently updated distros. From what I've read the specified import version is merely the minimum version required for loading the QML code and when a more recent version is installed it is automatically used. I will release an update using the oldest import versions possible soon.

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Michael-Z-Freeman

24 days ago

Thanks so much ! And I will try your suggestions above.

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lemon-boy

6 months ago

HELP!my desktop is stuck and i cant acces configure desktop idisabled the hamburger menu please help

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the-unknown

6 months ago

You can just press Alt+S+D when the desktop has input focus to open the configuration menu easily with a shortcut. In case that doesn't work, just go to ~/.local/share/plasma/wallpapers/ and delete the plugin from there. Then log out and back in. Your desktop background will be black and you can just right click on it and open the configuration menu from there.

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bsehovac

8 months ago

i can't right click on desktop either in folder or desktop view, it shows me webpage right menu

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the-unknown

23 days ago

A workaround for this issue has been introduced in Version 2.1 in form of the "Enable Input Focus" checkbox

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clementineboy

8 months ago

How do I access the Desktop Settings after saving the changes? I cant turn it off

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the-unknown

8 months ago

There should be an hamburger icon (3 lines stacked on each other) in one of the corners of the screen when you see the desktop. Click on it and then click on "Configure Desktop".

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product-maker Michael-Z-Freeman Jun 18 2020 8 great
8 great ... KDE has needed this back for a while. I seem to remember it used to have it. Could not get the current download to work. I get a black screen. I checked for qt web render package. Building from git to see if that helps.
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
Michael-Z-Freeman
Jun 18 2020
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Oct 16 2019
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