General Behavior

Burkhard Lück

Revision Plasma
5.20 (2020-06-30)

This is a module to configure general workspace behavior.

Display informational tooltips on mouse hover

If this option is checked, tooltips are displayed hovering items in the Plasma™ panel or on the desktop.

Display visual feedback for status changes

If you change e.g. brightness and volume using the keyboard these status changes are displayed in an OSD.

Animation speed

Allows you to set the speed of desktop effect animations from Slow to Instant.

Single-click to open files and folders

This is the default setting. Clicking once on an icon will open it. To select you can drag around the icon(s) or Ctrl+Right click, or simply click and hold to drag it. Selection can also be done by clicking on item's selection marker.

Double-click to open files and folders

If this option is not checked, icons/files will be opened with a single click of the left mouse-button. This default behavior is consistent with what you would expect when you click links in most web browsers. If checked however, icons/files will be opened with a double click, while a single click will only select the icon or file. This is the behavior you may know from other desktops or operating systems.

Clicking in scrollbar trackScrolls one page up and down

This is the default setting. Left-click in scrollbar track moves scrollbar by one page.

Clicking in scrollbar trackScrolls to the clicked location

Turns on the behavior when the scroll handle position jumps right to the position in the document where you have clicked. This is the behavior you may know from other desktops or operating systems.