Spacing in a plasma applet

Jesús Fernández jesusfs at
Fri Apr 30 13:38:42 CEST 2010

> thanks for fwd'ing it on, Alessandro ...
Thanks, I couldnt find any plasma list on

> probably it's spacing the icons out because the size policy and/or size hint
> for the plasmoid is set to "expanding". if you set the size policies to not be
> expanding, then when it is put into the panel it will not take up more space,
> resulting in gaps between the icons.

Thanks for the replies, I tried playing with the size policies and it
kind of works. This is the code I'm using in the init() method of the

if self.containment().formFactor() == Plasma.Vertical:
    self.layout = QGraphicsLinearLayout(Qt.Vertical, self.applet)
    qsp = QSizePolicy(QSizePolicy.Fixed, QSizePolicy.Fixed,
    self.layout = QGraphicsLinearLayout(Qt.Horizontal, self.applet)
    qsp = QSizePolicy(QSizePolicy.Fixed, QSizePolicy.Fixed,

I'm not quite sure if that's the way I should be doing it because
whenever I set the size policy to anything different than the default
it affects the whole panel the applet goes in. I mean, everything
inside the panel grows beyond the size of the panel just like this
[1]. Using any other policy the icons are again small with gaps in
between, like this [2].
I tried reimplementing the sizeHint method but it never gets called
and I quite dont know what to do there.


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