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The Effect of the KDE Plasma Baloo File Indexing and File Search Framework on System Performance

March 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

The KDE PLasma Desktop Environment's File Indexing and File Searching backend, Baloo, is an extremely fast and useful tool of the Plasma DE. It enables among other features, krunner's extremely fast population of search results. Unfortunately, depending on its configuration, it can cause intermittent unresponsiveness during its initial indexing. Having been introduced to the Phoronix Test Suite, I thought I would use it to measure the impact of baloo on system performance. This ...

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Using a TV As a Second Monitor with Plasma Desktop

May 19, 2020, 1 p.m.

Using a 4K TV as an external monitor is an excellent way to increase productivity when workflows require having many application windows open at once. The Plasma desktop is a very capable and flexible desktop environment for such use cases allowing users many options in configuring the working environment.

Depending on the graphics hardware there may be some complications that must be addressed. And some care must be taken to use the appropriate settings in ...

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