File Extension Library

.PLASMOID File Extension

  • Developer by: KDE
  • Category: System Files

What are .PLASMOID files and how to open them?

Can't open .PLASMOID file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PLASMOID file.

What is a .PLASMOID file extension?

.PLASMOID file extension is created by KDE. .PLASMOID has been classified as System Files.

.PLASMOID is Plasma Widget

A PLASMOID file contains a widget used by Plasma, an open source desktop environment for various Linux distributions. It is used to distribute a small program, such as a customized clock, calendar, weather report, or email organizer.

You will most likely only encounter PLASMOID files if you use Plasma and are manually installing a widget. Plasma is available with the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and included on various Linux distributions, such as Kubuntu, KDE neon, or openSUSE.

There are several ways to install a widget in Plasma, including from, from the Konsole terminal emulator, or from a local PLASMOID file. To install a PLASMOID widget file using Konsole, type the following command:

plasmapkg -u [widget file name].plasmoid

You can also import a PLASMOID widget file by following these instructions:

  • Select Add Widgets... from the desktop menu
  • Click Get New Widgets → Install Widget From Local File....
  • Choose the "Plasmoid" type of widget and click Next.
  • Select the PLASMOID file and click Finish.
  • List of all softwares that can open the Plasma Widget
    KDE Plasma

    How to fix problems with .PLASMOID files

    1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PLASMOID files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PLASMOID file format
    2. You need to check the .PLASMOID file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)