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    And this is what I get with a right-click on the desktop:
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    Plasma 5.17.90 (which I guess is the Beta)
    No Tweaks either:

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    The menu in the first of my pics above is in the Mouse Actions section.

    I guess they did away - unless it's a bug and they lost it -with the lock/unlock widgets thing.
    Personally I found it totally useless - and never used it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don B. Cilly View Post
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    I guess they did away - unless it's a bug and they lost it -with the lock/unlock widgets thing.
    Personally I found it totally useless - and never used it
    The reason I was looking for the lock/unlock is because of the plasma transparency button which can be hidden only by locking widgets if I understand this correctly: https://store.kde.org/p/1338479/
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    Trawling through Phabricator, bugs, and changelogs, there is no longer a visible lock widgets option, which apparently was originally designed for sysadmin/kiosk mode use. As it has been a long time since widgets have been too easy to move, etc, etc. They removed it with the revamp of the overall settings, apparently. Can be set via config edit.

    ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc :
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    [General]
    immutability=2
    The default is "1"

    There will be howls from the 5 people that actually use it, methinks. I don't recall ever using this option, going back to KDE 4.0, back in 2008.

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    Well, if this is going to be the way it's going to be, maybe someone should tell the Greek to find another way to show/hide the transparency button

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimak111 View Post
    The reason I was looking for the lock/unlock is because of the plasma transparency button which can be hidden only by locking widgets if I understand this correctly: https://store.kde.org/p/1338479/
    That's rather awkward, having to unlock widgets in order to use, then lock again. A systray widget would be better. Though this widget is very young, perhaps the author can make it work with Plasma 5.18, or turn it into a systray item.

    Or an extra panel, put on a side or the top, set to autohide, containing just this widget and resized to just fit it. I used to do this, having each part of a normal bottom panel broken into 4 or 5 individual panels, so that I could have each one view in a way that would not get in the way of Kodi's interface, on my HTPC setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydoh View Post
    There will be howls from the 5 people that actually use it, methinks. I don't recall ever using this option, going back to KDE 4.0, back in 2008.
    I have always had my widgets locked, just to hide the "unnecessary" panel configuration button, but since they seemed to have done away with that as well, they'll hear no complaints from me.
    I think it was originally implemented to protect widgets from accidental deletion/movement. But like you said, this is much less of a problem in later iterations of Plasma than it used to be in earlier versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubicle View Post
    I have always had my widgets locked, just to hide the "unnecessary" panel configuration button, but since they seemed to have done away with that as well, they'll hear no complaints from me.
    I think it was originally implemented to protect widgets from accidental deletion/movement. But like you said, this is much less of a problem in later iterations of Plasma than it used to be in earlier versions.
    Well, that does not show unless you do a right click on the panel , and choose the edit panel option, or right click on the desktop and choose Customize layout. So, you'll not have to worry about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydoh View Post
    Trawling through Phabricator, bugs, and changelogs, there is no longer a visible lock widgets option, which apparently was originally designed for sysadmin/kiosk mode use. As it has been a long time since widgets have been too easy to move, etc, etc. They removed it with the revamp of the overall settings, apparently. Can be set via config edit.

    ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc :
    Code:
    [General]
    immutability=2
    The default is "1"
    ...
    Thanks for digging into the disappearance! As such, the button is not very obtrusive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Don B. Cilly View Post
    Well, if this is going to be the way it's going to be, maybe someone should tell the Greek to find another way to show/hide the transparency button
    Normally, the dev is on top of these things but maybe it's worth an issue on GitHub.
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    Yes, he usually is (for those who don't know, he's Mr. Latte Dock ;·).
    I just told him on store.kde anyway.

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