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The essence of Plasma™ revolves around two basic concepts:
- Plasma™ Widgets
Applets, or small applications that live on the desktop.
Applets that act as the container for the Plasma™ widgets
On a default desktop, there are two main elements: the Panel and the Desktop itself. Both are containments in the Plasma™ sense.
The Plasma™ Desktop can be configured in countless ways. The screenshot seen below shows a fairly standard desktop. Some distributions apply extensive customizations, so your desktop may look different.
Similarly, the graphical appearance of the interface elements can be styled. These screenshots uses the Plasma™ default style, Breeze.
The program starter. Usually this will be Application Launcher.
A couple of icons giving easy access to often used applications
The Task Manager, which shows the titles of windows belonging to the applications currently running. No application had opened a window, when the screenshot was taken
The System Tray
The Digital Clock widget
The Panel Toolbox
The Desktop Toolbox
A Folder View widget, showing the content of the Desktop folder