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KDE screenshot problem when kwin alive

I'm kinda hard to explain by text here, sorry that I dont have too much technical knowledge about how screenshot works in X11, here's the videoclip taken by my phone camera. Screen record doesn't work ...
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How to reload font file configuration in KDE5 plasma

I'm trying to set font config in file ~/.config/kcmfonts cat > ~/.config/kcmfonts <<EOF [General] forceFontDPI=216 EOF Then restart plasmashell and kwin_x11 plasmashell --replace &>/...
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Latte Dock flickering

Hello So i recently switched to kde and I'm using latte dock on arch linux, I've noticed that sometimes when I go to certain websites using chrome latte dock starts flickering like this https://i....
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KDE black screen after login, problem with Qt libraries

I am using a clean OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 installation with KDE. I installed a list of packages for an application I am developing which require a number of Qt5 libraries, and for it to work, I have to ...
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Powerdevil can't control brightness

I use KDE on Arch. When I open /sys/class/backlight I have two directories amdgpu_bl0 and asus-nb-wmi, powerdevil changes the file backlight in asus-nb-wmi but the one that changes the screen ...
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How to refresh folder view layout in KDE?

I set my desktop layout to folder view and displaying the contents of a folder in my external drive. When I remove the drive, every icon in my desktop disappears which is understandable. But when I ...
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Remove Widgets which are off-screen

I had my desktop configured the way I needed it. After changing monitors (it sometimes even happend, when I plugged them out and plugged them back in) Linux created a new empty config for the screen. ...
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At reboot, my system restarts only some applications and not others. How can I fix it?

I am having issues configuring my system so that after a reboot I have the same open applications I had before shutdown. On the Arch Linux derived distribution I am currently using (Artix Linux), ...
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run i3 paralel to kde

I've installed KDE on Ubuntu, but i consider switching to i3. So i just installed i3 via sudo apt install i3. I rebooted and logged successfully in to my i3 session. However, if I log out and log in ...
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How to modify the list of applications launched by kdeinit5?

Each time my machine boot, few applications are started by kdeinit5, in particular konqueror and a mouse utility program. I could not find where this list of applications is specified, to remove the ...
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How to remove a Kde Desktop Theme?

Have a problem with my WiFi drivers where they work but the connection is not consistently stable. So when I went to install a KDE-Plasma theme it did not install properly, having some icons and ...
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Can you save sets of KDE Plasma app icons (tray/launcher) and switch between them? If so, how?

I want to create seasonal variations of the app icons on my Plasma desktop environment but save the originals for later. Instead of just changing each icon individually, as I know how to do and which ...
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In Vim on KDE Ctrl-w no longer works to changes panes

Normally, when I have two panels (windows?) open in vim, I use c-w c-w to switch between them. This suddenly stopped working. So one would think the problem could be with vim, with the terminal ...
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can't copy screenshot in KDE/Debian 10

I have Debian 10 with KDE. Everything was working fine and suddenly today when I tried to copy a screenshot it didn't work. When I press the printscreen key, I get the popup showing the screenshot ...
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How to solve “The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer” after changing password on Debian/KDE?

When trying to run a backup with Vorta on Debian 10/KDE I'm prompted to enter my password "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" but after entering my current password it displays: ...
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What distributions are there that package Plasma Bigscreen?

I recently found out about Plasma Bigscreen, but I can't really find any distributions that package it. The only thing I find is a prebuilt image for the Raspberry Pi 4, but I would like something ...
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Can't set dual monitor setup on Linux using Ryzen 4650G

I have dual monitor setup, one using HDMI and one using VGA. However only the VGA monitor is used by my KDE Neon system, and with a terrible resolution. I think there's a problem with drivers for ...
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KTimeTracker - small icon

For some reason taskbar icon of KTimeTracker app is smaller than icons of other apps. How to fix that? I'm using KDE Neon distro.
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Clicking on taskbar icon now switches windows instead of displaying all of them. How can I revert?

I notices since about a week ago that when I would click on an icon from the taskbar (eg. firefox), when multiple instance of that program are opened (ie. many firefox windows are opened), it would ...
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Ubuntu ahead of Debian unstable

Apart from debian stable, testing and unstable branch contains more recent version of software. Ubuntu takes unstable one and maintains its own release system. But my point is for example KDE. KDE 19 ...
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How to remove Kaccessible in KDE neon / KDE Plasma 5.20?

I still don't know why KDE Accessible / the screenreader starts automatically and how to conveniently prevent it via KDE's options. In the latest version of KDE that's used by KDE neon I could not ...
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Active windows appearing on other desktops on KDE Plasma

I'm on Linux Mint 20, new to KDE Plasma (I think Plasma 5), and I have a little annoying problem. I wanna know how to disable active windows (eg. update manager) from appearing on other virtual ...
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Running GUI application as root user

When I try to open a GUI application lets say KWrite in Debian KDE via terminal as root user I get this error: qt.qpa.screen: QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display Could not connect to any X ...
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Configuring Aurorae Themes

UNIX & Linux stack exchange community! How can I change icons of close / minimize / restore buttons without installing a new aurorae theme? ( I want to change icons of close / minimize / restore ...
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Plasma desktop freezes, but machine remains operable

I've got a Debian 9.13 machine for running LinuxCNC, with KDE/Plasma desktop. Generally everything works well, but every now and again, the desktop will freeze. The mouse still moves the cursor, the ...
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How to mount drives from commanline like from KDE tray? (/run/media…)

When I attach new drive it pops up in system tray ( I use KDE currently). When I click it gets mounted in /run/media/.... Can I trigger this operation from command line , without using mouse? (For ...
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Where is the system-wide dark mode setting in Linux?

I'm using Debian, which seems to have both both GTK and KDE programs, as well as bygone era programs like xpdf that still work just fine. If I wanted to tell apps that I prefer Dark Mode, where would ...
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How to change GTK theme with command line from KDE without additional packages?

I want to implement a night theme switching via clight and I am searching for a simple command. It should, if possible, also change instantly. If I change the line in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini it ...
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Unable to bind the codec “hdaudioc0d2”

I've done a fresh install of Debian on my laptop (MSI MS-17F3), but when I start it I get this error: debian hdaudioc0d2 unable to bind the codec A friend of mine installed the same version and it ...
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Unable to install Nvidia drivers on Kubuntu (KDE Neon 5.19)

I have some problems installing Nvidia drivers on my Kubuntu system and to get them working (GPU-Model: GeForce GTX 980 Ti). I tried it first in the standard way: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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KDE plasma 5.19.5 does not start

I'm in KDE neon. I updated to plasma 5.19.5 and when I reboot and login in plasma on Xorg, SDDM gets hanged and I have to force shutdown. When I do it with Wayland, it gets hanged for 2 seconds and ...
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Ubuntu unsupported resolution on external monitor

I am trying to get my laptop hooked up to my external monitor (21:9 3440x1440@60hz). for some reason, I can get the screen to work at the native resolution. if I set: Modeline "3440x1440_60.00&...
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Firefox Hamburger Menu And Other Toolbar Menus Not Opening On Click

Upon restarting Firefox, the hamburger menu (3-button-menu) as well as all the buttons on the toolbar no longer function. I cannot right click or left click on them. They do not open. Right clicking ...
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How to copy paste a created text(annotation) by “typewriter” menu tool?

If I write an annotation by "typewriter" tool, how can I just duplicate it, copy pasting? I can't believe it is not doable....
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Launch Bpytop with keyboard shortcut in KDE plasma

I want to run Bpytop (resource manager) with a custom shortcut (in KDE plasma) Ctrl+Shift+Esc I made a shell script: #!/bin/bash python3 /home/sergio/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bpytop.py I ...
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KDE Plasma desktop blanks screen on mouse click

I'm running KDE Plasma 5.8.6 on Debian 9.13, and any time I click the mouse in an inactive window after at least five seconds of no mouse clicks, the screen turns off. It comes back if I click again. ...
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Bad rendering of graphics in Okular at higher zoom levels

Once you have inspected the screenshots below, you will see that Okular is significantly worse at rendering my two test files than many other well-known viewers. This is unfortunate, because in ...
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Screen Freezing Issue with Manjaro and Ubuntu

I am facing this issue where the screen just freezes randomly. No relation with anything I am doing. Could be installing a software, could be browsing, could be just listening to music. When this ...
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KDE Neon 20.04 no Taskbar after upgrading

I upgraded my kde neon from 18.04 to 20.04 using this Tutorial. (The terminal Version). After final reboot, i logged in (the splash screen was taking much longer than usually) And there was no Desktop ...
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KDE Plasma Panel Changes not Saving

I install KDE Plasma and when I change something in panel like adding new widgets or removing widgets, all changes that I made dissappears when I reboot my computer.
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X lock-ups with firefox running from docker

I need a separate browser instance that is configured to connect to a specific proxy that is used for accessing restricted network, but cannot be used for regular browsing, and also to keep the ...
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My music players ignore the media shortcuts (qmmp, Audacious) in KDE

For some reason the two media players I am trying to use (for their compact UI), ignore the media controller shortcuts with KDE. Strangely with GNOME (only tested with Audacious) it worked. The ...
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“screen energy saving” re-arranges x position of all windows on the right monitor

My setup: two monitors side by side. When my system wakes up from "screen energy saving", it re-arranges all windows on the right monitor, moving all windows in x+ direction (to the right). ...
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I ran kdialog from Wolfram Mathematica and it gives a cryptic error

I ran RunProcess[{"/usr/bin/kdialog", "--yesno", "Yes?"}] in Mathematica on a raspberry pi with kde and it gives me: "StandardError" -> "/usr/bin/...
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Apper won't run anymore

I set up my newly installed system and at one point Apper was gone. I could not start it anymore. Unfortunately I am not sure what I did before it happened. I was installing rkhunter and Clamtk but ...
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Issues with sound board after neon upgrade

Recently Ive finally upgraded my KDE neon to 5.19 All was fine and smooth except that after booting sound wanst working anymore. I have onboard sound on my motherboard, which is connected to my sound ...
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How to change the Avatar picture of the root user in KDE Plasma?

When I go to the user manager window of KDE (GUI) - there is no option to select the root user in order to change its avatar to another one. Now I tried making a new user and giving it a custom avatar ...
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How to use fixed window position in KDE for gedit

I am on Manjaro-KDE-amd64. I would like to know if it is possible to use fixed window position for gedit text editor under KDE. Thanks, Manish Jain
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Does it take the root password to install something on a USB Driver?

I currently have a Disk Quota setup on my PC running Manjaro KDE. I have a 128gb USB drive, and I want to install all my apps on it, since my disk quota is pretty small. Do I need the root password of ...
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default font size keeps resetting in kde plasma

This could be botched dpi settings, but unsure. This began happening somewhat recently, every time I log in and often while I'm logged in the font size will change to some much smaller value. Checking ...

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