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kubuntu 16.04: my panel icons keep disappearing after an upgrade

Intel "Core-2" processor (refurbished), Dell box, 2GiB RAM. I had all the everyday applications placed on the bottom 'panel.' Then I installed several new packages using Aptitude. Afterward. about ...
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How to reset task bar settings for KDE Plasma desktop?

I accidentally messed up my Plasma desktop's task bar. How can I reset it without remove all the desktop settings?
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LibreOffice has weird gradient UI

The LibreOffice has this weird dark to white gradient in the toolbar. I don't have any custom LO theme (maybe an icon theme). I do have a dark Plasma theme, but none of the KDE apps have any gradient ...
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KDE Plasma 5 and Kali linux 2.0 Problem

I can not install the desktop ' KDE Plasma 5' in my Kali Linux , but if I can install ' KDE 4 '. I want to install KDE Plasma 5. My list of repositories: # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 _Sana_ - ...
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Problems with Plasma 5 + EGL + Intel Graphics

I have been having problems with KDE5 when using EGL for the compositor. If I use "GLX" as my "OpenGL interface" then everything works just fine. The moment I switch to "EGL" lots of different strange ...
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Plasma crashes when I switch applications using taskbar

I have KUbuntu 16.04 with all the latest updates. Everytime I switch application using taskbar, Plasma crashes with a segmentation fault.
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Dark kde plasma 5 session on Gentoo

hI upgraded to KDE plasma 5.5.5 following the KDE 4.11 Gentoo wiki page: sddm works fine, I can start a working openbox session with it. (Yes sddm is in the video group) However, when I start plasma,...
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kde5 breeze-dark theme and kde icons not working in i3wm

I have selected breeze dark color for KDE applications via systemsettings5. When i run plasma, the dark thems applies properly, but when I run i3 it shows white theme. Can KDE themes be applied to KDE ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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Disable the sessions dropdown in sddm

Question: Is there a way to hide the sessions dropdown in sddm? I removed the default plasma media center session and now the only session is plasma making the dropdown useless.
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desktop in KDE5 cannot be freshed properly

I installed a Fedora 23 KDE spin to test it. I found that desktop area cannot be refreshed properly. When I drag the mouse to draw a rectangle area , which should disappear after I release the mouse ...
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How do I change the icon for an application on the KDE panel?

I use KDE 5 on Fedora 22. I want to change the panel icon for an application I use (say, okular). I don't care about how the app icon appears elsewhere (e.g. in the menus) - whether that changes or ...
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Cannot launch pidgin in KDE 5

I am using latest Arch linux with KDE 5 desktop. I am not able to launch pidgin today, but until today I was able to use it just fine If I launch I get this error in a popup: KDEInit could not ...
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Open existing notes in Plasma

I have note files on .local/share/plasma_notes from Plasmoid Sticky Notes: ls .local/share/plasma_notes/ 3a8ccf28-69f5-4cf9-a3eb-5d206e9441 880c660c-5719-4535-a004-bc0ebcf0e9 ced419ac-2c04-4771-...
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Fedora 23: Changing from Plasma to MATE

I am running Fedora 23 with Plasma desktop env. I just installed MATE using the command: dnf install mate-desktop but in the login screen I can't see "MATE" as an option for desktop env. I only see ...
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Archlinux Broken after clearing of pacman orphans and cache

I get an error message when I log into plasma 'All shell packages are missing. This is an installation issue, please contact your distribution. '. And I can't open a konsole session anymore. The last ...
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How to Install redshift plasmoid?

Using Ubuntu 15.10 I am trying to follow the instructions here to install the redshift plasmoid GUI, and cannot find the redshift root directory, does anyone know where this should be located? I've ...
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KDE - Problem with dark themes

Hello there Linux super users, I have a slight problem with my KDE Plasma 5.4 setup running on Kubuntu 15.10. Whenever I select a dark theme (in this case: KArc, the problem is the same for Breeze-...
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Broken KDE Plasma desktop after adding sid repository under Debian

I have Debian 8.2 installed on a VirtualBox VM and I added the unstable (sid) repository to /etc/apt/sources.list without removing any other repositories and afterwards I ran apt-get update && ...
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KDE Plasma: How do I pass keys like (Ctrl-F9) to specific applications

I know I can globally disable Ctrl-F9 in Kwin, but I want to keep this functionality, still pass Ctrl-F9 etc to some specific applications (like IntelliJ idea). How do I specify that when those ...
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Move window to activity from shell in Plasma 5

I am trying to set a window's activity from a terminal or script. I know you can assign all these attributes from the System Settings, but I need to do it from a script. I know you can set the display ...
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Add application icons to Plasma 5 panel?

In KDE4 there was an option to add to panel by right clicking an application icon, like so In Plasma 5 there's only an option to add to favorites
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Why is KDE redirecting back to login page after initial load?

I am running a new install of Debian Jessie and just tried to install KDE and when I login choosing plasma as my desktop environment it goes to a plasma splash screen for a few seconds then goes right ...
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How can I open all urls in my browser with xdg-open?

xdg-open opens normal web pages in Firefox, such as xdg-open http://google.com. However, images do not. For example, xdg-open https://i.imgur.com/JfKwovX.jpg opens the image in Gwenview. I tried ...
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Can the Kickstart Menu in Plasma 5 be configured display only applications when searching?

When I search the Kickstart menu in Plasma 5 for applications it displays a lot of documents when the only thing I want to see are either command line applications or icons for installed applications.....
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Use openbox instead of kwin in Plasma 5

In old versions of KDE it was possible to configure DE to use different compozitors than kwin in the what is now called system settings (kcontrolcenter). How to achieve this in Plasma 5? I don't want ...
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Plasma shell not logging in

Plasma shell is not logging in anymore. I've created a new user and it seems to work fine with this user. I've tried to delete the cache folder the config and also the file in /var/tmp/kdecache-user ...
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openSuSe 13.2 Plasma 5 Wacom GUI (kcm_tablet)?

I use openSuSe 13.2, KDE4 and kcm_tablet for Wacom gui. I tried switching to Plasma 5 but kcm_tablet stopped recognizing Wacom daemon. Is there any way to make kcm_tablet (or any other Wacom gui) ...
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Open program from panel icon into a specific monitor in KDE

I'm running KDE on OpenSUSE 13.2 with three monitors. I primarily use the far right monitor for music, Youtube, baseball games, and other stuff that are just meant to be background noise. On the panel ...
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Black screen after changing KDE's vsync options

I had a perfect arch with kde plasma 5 until I changed vsync option to "use previous content". Kde warned me that this will cause severe performance problems with mesa drivers and I were using nouveau....
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Looking for something like the gnome2 weather clock for KDE

I work with people from multiple timezones and I loved how I could have several displayed under my main time in gnome2 (I was using scientific linux). I happen to have a screenshot of it as you can ...
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How do I disable the window-switching effect of mouse-roll in Debian 8.1 (KDE)?

I have installed Debian 8.1. It originally ran LXDE but I then installed KDE Plasma 4 on it (which is the desktop environment I am currently using) Now whenever I roll the centre mouse button back ...
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Preview of workspace OSD when switching as in gnome-unity (for KDE)

I know from here one can activate a visible feedback when switching from one workspace to another in KDE/PLASMA. This only shows which desktop is being used by means of arrow and numbers. Is there a ...
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KDE splash screen picture size change

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I made a custom theme, and changed the picture located in /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.my_theme.desktop/contents/splash/images/...
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Which config-file stores file associations in KDE/Plasma?

With the 15.04 release of Kubuntu, I switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to KDE/Plasma. I did a clean install, while keeping my home directory. Now, libreoffice (mostly Calc) seems to be associated with ...
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Why does KDE/plasma resize konsole fonts strangely when monitor size changes?

I'm running KDE/plasma on Arch Linux in VirtualBox on a Mac laptop in full-screen mode. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor, the desktop automatically resizes, as it should, and konsole ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...
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Kubuntu/Plasma(?) crashes on dual monitor setup

I'm using the latest Kubuntu /w Plasma. Usually I have one external monitor, which I connect to my laptop. Everything worked sort of fine (except of few restarts needed to get both displays working ...
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Kubuntu dosen't open anything at startup?

I had installed kubuntu 15.04 a few weeks back. Till now it had worked fine. But somehow it has started to behave oddly. I do see it boot and am greeted with the plasma login screen but after I ...
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KDE 5 installs without task bar on Arch Linux

I just installed a fresh Arch Linux. After successfully starting the system, I only had a text console, but want to have a KDE desktop as I had on my Debian installation. So I followed the steps at ...
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

KWallet requests a password on startup. I want to get rid of this but I have found no way to disable it and also cannot remove KWallet itself: # sudo pacman -R kwallet checking dependencies... error: ...
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No GTK settings in Opensuse 13.2, KDE Plasma 5

I remember that in KDE 4 (at least in Kubuntu) and also in other KDE 5 environments I tested, there were some appearance settings for GTK applications. I have installed Opensuse 13.2 with Xfce ...
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kde with no root window

I wish to disable the kde root window, so I can see the X11 root window. I have seen, in lots of places how to do this for older/newer versions of kde, but I can not get it to work on mine. I am ...
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Any distros already using Plasma 5 (February 2015)?

I heard that in April Kubuntu 15.04-stable will use Plasma 5. I have tried it in Kubuntu 15.04 beta version, but a lot of existing KDE tools are available that don't fit Plasma 5. Are there any ...
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unable to mount disk in opensuse 13.2 KDE 5?

I am Using Opensuse and Linux mint 17.1 and when I open dolphin and open mint partition I get an error: When I run as root: $ sudo dolphin I am getting this error: dolphin: cannot ...
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Automatically refreshing Debian Wheezy KDE Plasma Desktop

I have a script which deletes files from my desktop. But after the files are deleted they continue to show as desktop icons. I have to refresh the desktop manually (F5) to get them to go away. I'd ...
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Is it possible to save a KDE desktop configuration?

Is it possible to save a desktop configuration while using KDE Plasma Desktop? I mean, I have customized my desktop with a set of plasmoids, each with its own custom settings, and I'd like to save ...
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Plasmoid - connect KDE signal with QML UI

I'm working on this small KDE plasmoid and I really like the QtQuick/QML, but now I have this requirement. I need to do an action when a window is shown or closed in KDE. KDE API have signals for that:...
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How can I run a kwin script from the command line?

I wrote a really basic kwin script to tile windows how I like them, // Main reference: http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/KWin/Scripting // Top-level parameters. Adjust these as suitable ...