plasmoidviewer − Run Plasma widgets in their own window


plasmoidviewer [−c, −−containment name] [−f, −−formfactor name] [−−list] [−−list−wallpapers] [−−list−containments] [−l, −−location name] [−p, −−pixmapcache size] [−s, −−screenshot] [−−screenshot−all] [−t, −−theme name] [−w, −−wallpaper name] [applet] [args] [−−list−remote] [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]


plasmoidviewer is a graphical tool allowing developers to test Plasma applets.

Only installed applets will be found. kbuildsycoca4 may need to be run for newly−installed applets to be found.


−c, −−containment name

Name of the containment plugin [null].

−f, −−formfactor name

The formfactor to use (horizontal, vertical, mediacenter or planar) [planar].


Displays a list of known applets.


Displays a list of known wallpapers.


Displays a list of known containments.

−l, −−location name

The location constraint to start the Containment with (floating, desktop, fullscreen, top, bottom, left, right) [floating].

−p, −−pixmapcache size

The size in KB to set the pixmap cache to.

−s, −−screenshot

Takes a screenshot of the widget and saves it the working directory as <pluginname>.png.

−s, −−screenshot−all

Takes a screenshot of each widget and saves it the working directory as <pluginname>.png.

−t, −−theme name

Desktop SVG theme to use.

−w, −−wallpaper name

Name of the wallpaper plugin. Requires a containment plugin to be specified.


Name of applet to view; may refer to the plugin name or be a path (absolute or relative) to a package. If not provided, then an attempt is made to load a package from the current directory.


Optional arguments of the applet to add.


List zeroconf announced remote widgets.


More detailed user documentation is available from help:/plasma−desktop (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/plasma−desktop).


plasmoidviewer was written by Aaron Seigo


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