On ArcoLinux and on other iso’s we have made sure that there is an icon of pamac in the tray of the desktop in question. There is no update icon in Plasma.

This is a personal choice. You will see that Plasma has already lots of icons in the system panel or tray to the right.

So IF you want to have this red icon in the tray that alerts you that there are updates to be installed on your system then you need to follow this tutorial.

We learn here how to add an application to your startup. This knowledge can be applied to ANY application.

We also take a look at why pamac can be valuable for you and set some of its configurations. You decide what configs you like.

The icon of pamac, that turns red if there are updates, comes from the application pamac-tray. The color red is just the icon theme that kicks in.

Many desktops provide you with the means to autostart applications.

We type the word “autostart” and find our way to the application of Plasma. You will find it also in “System Settings”.

Plasma Challenge

You can follow our tutorials based on either of two iso's.

1. ArcoLinuxB Plasma (recommended)

We record the plasma video's on an SSD installed from the ArcoLinuxB Plasma iso.
You can either create your very own ArcoLinuxB Plasma iso following this tutorial or download it from Sourceforge. (ArcoLinuxB-plasma-18.11.2.iso of 4.3 GB - games included)

2. ArcoLinuxD Plasma

You can also use the ArcoLinuxD iso and then install Plasma with the help of the github scripts. This will not be an exact copy of the iso.

Learn about the Plasma desktop and enjoy it.