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KDE Neon: How to copy system settings to use them on another computer?

I am using KDE Neon with KDE5 on two notebooks and want to share the system settings of my notebook with my other one. When I asked this question on the wrong platform I got the answer to fully copy /...
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disable scroll by 3 and 4 fingers on synaptics touchpad

I am fine with scrolling with 2 fingers. I have already disbaled edge scrolling by 1 finger. I want to disable click and scrolling by 3 and 4 fingers on my synaptics touchpad. System details: ...
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Black screen with cursor in kde

I'm using manjaro linux based arch with kde plasma desktop. I updated the system with sudo pacman -Syu, after that i rebooted my laptop booted into the system but the kde desktop doesn't showed up ...
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How to restart KDE Plasma from tty?

Answers in this question only work if one can type the commands inside active KDE session. In another tty, kstart complains that it can't open display. How to restart KDE from tty2? How does kstart ...
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Firefox '3 bar' menu not opening / not functional [duplicate]

I've tried the following but none of them have worked: Starting in safe-mode. Refreshing Firefox. Using the default theme (I already was). Disabling hardware acceleration. Running Firefox from ...
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How to fully purge KMail settings in KDE5

Due to some misconfigurations I want to completely purge my KMail to behave like a brand new one. When I follow the steps in https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/pim/kmail2/clean-start-after-a-failed-...
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Current language of keyboard layout isn`t displayed at Lock Screen, at KDE Plasma 5.12.7

I have a 3 keyboard layout and have a password that used the English language, but I don't have an indicator of keyboard layout at my lock screen. How can I add an indicator of the current keyboard ...
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Arch - KDE Plasma 5.7 and Latte Dock: Icons do not appear

I've recently installed Arch and chose KDE5 for my desktop environment. Being a fan of docks, I've opted to install Latte. The problem is that icons do not appear in my dock at all, thus rendering it ...
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How can krunner be configured to display only the active desktop windows?

On the current version of KDE, ie KDE5, krunner displays desktop windows, program shortcuts, links to run command line programs. On other systems I see results from file search. but that seems to be ...
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How can you start a desktop session on an xpra display directly without going through a display manager?

I am able to start an xpra session such as xpra start :100 followed by DISPLAY :100 firefox, but I can't get a desktop session running. When I try something like DISPLAY :100 startx or DISPLAY :100 ...
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Unable to start KDE 5 after installing from EPEL on CentOS7

Context: I am stumped on how to get KDE 5 started after installing the kf5-plasma & Dependencies downloaded from EPEL. I am trying to get KDE 5 started after installing the RPMs below using yum. ...
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Can't deal with KDE Desktop in Kali Linux [duplicate]

I recently installed KDE on Kali Linux (I'm always root). I can't do anything with the Desktop (Launching applications, creating or adding new items or moving icons to my secondary monitor, etc.). I'...
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How do I use the KDE 5 monitor calibration tool?

I recently replace my laptop monitor and have noticed it's not as crisp as the only one / my external monitors. In KDE5 there is a "System Settings Module" called Gamma that supplies different test ...
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How to change desktop resolution from terminal for KDE5 running on Wayland?

Using KDE5 on Arch Linux with Wayland. I hit apply when changing resolutions to see which one would be suitable, small desktop resolution and then my monitor said it was unsupported. How do I revert/...
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KDE Kontact applications fail to start. The Akonadi personal information management service is not operational

In looking for a good suite of mail/contacts/calendar .etc apps, I tried out KDE's Kontact and ran into the following issue upon starting pretty much any of the bundled applications (kmail, korganiser ...
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How to disable the volume popup in KDE Plasma 5.13?

In older versions I used to comment out osd.show(percent) in the functions increaseVolume and decreaseVolume in the file /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.volume/contents/ui/main.qml (blog ...
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KDE text problem with fractional scaling in system settings

I have just switched over to KDE because of my new 4k monitors. I turned on fractional scaling and everything looked great. Only one thing stood out. This: As you can see the text in the desktop ...
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How to hide active firefox tab name from KDE task manager?

I'm trying to hide the active tab name of minimized firefox or chromium from KDE task manager. (Eg. In above picture I want to hide Newest kde question -Unix...') I'm using antergos.
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Can't run KDE on Arch, $DISPLAY not set

I just installed Arch Linux. I have set up xorg and can start the xserver with xclock and xterm. I have also installed plasma-desktop. As per the KDE - ArchWiki I only need to append exec startkde ...
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How to kill the “Default” desktop widget on KDE Plasma desktop?

This "Default" widget is hanging out on my desktop and both left- and right-click don't tell me what it is or how to get rid of it. (Not so easy to search for either.)
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Generic audio sleep countdown timer for Linux

I created a bash script for Audacious that pauses playback in X minutes (and that gradually reduces volume over the last 10 minutes). This script met my needs well while using Audacious. However, now ...
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How do I tell KDE Konsole to open with a specified geometry and window title?

I'm writing a script which needs to open a terminal window with a specific geometry and window title. I'm having trouble setting these with KDE konsole. According to its help output I need to do: ...
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How enabled sound notifications when insert an usb flash drive into an usb port, kde plasma desktop 5.12.2, fedora 27(kde plasma spin)

Hello pals I can't find the correct "Event source" on System-Settings>Notifications
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Plasmashell's increasing (private) memory usage

I have a Lenovo T530 laptop with 12G RAM, 1TB HDD, i5 processor running (a freshly installed) Fedora Core 27 with KDE desktop. The kernel is 4.15.10-300. I have noticed (actually since Fedora 26) ...
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kde corner actions - how does it work

There are hot corners in kde. My issue is that i had thought that when i go to the corner with the mouse, the action is executed, but this happens only about 25% of cases. Mostly when I move the mouse ...
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Add a connection to KDE's Network Connections

In KDE's "Connections" pane, I temporarily deleted the entry for an ethernet connection, but there is no GUI option for adding a connection. Seems odd that KDE wouldn't have an "add" button/contextual ...
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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

I upgraded to plasma 5.12 and the global menus disappeared, and the entry in settings (Application Style -> Widget Style -> Fine Tuning) also disappeared. I tried deleting the plasma* files from ~/....
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kde5: Note widget disappeared. How can I get it back? [closed]

My computer freezed and after a restart, all my notes are gone. The notes are still in the folder /.local/share/plasma_notes When I try to add a new widget, I don't find the note widget in the widget ...
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Bluetooth is not working (no adapter available) Arch Linux KDE

dmesg | grep blue [ 25.483325] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM20702A1-0b05-180a.hcd failed with error -2 Here is the only closely matching firmware I see on the Arch site, and it ...
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Using a dark theme in KDE with Gnome applications (e.g., Firefox)

I prefer the breeze-dark KDE theme. Unfortunately, some gnome apps (such as Firefox) are problematic. In particular, in text input fields in Firefox, one ends up with white text on a white background ...
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How can I set Compose Key under KDE5/Plasma to <Right Shift>+<Ctrl>

I reinstalled my system and now use KDE5 instead of KDE4. The system (e.g. in boot) uses the Compose Key I'm used to - Press Right Shift+Right Ctrl,a,e and I get æ. But I'm unable to convince KDE to ...
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How do I stop KWallet from asking my password to let the system connect to WiFi?

I've just switched to KDE and although I feel interested in exploring the opportunity to use KWallet for all kids of cryptographic key/certificate files and some browser passwords perhaps if it can do ...
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kde5/plasma5/kubuntu: how to list kreadconfig5 all available config groups

I’m new to KDE5/Plasma5. I’ve recently installed Kubuntu 17.10 am came from Gnome 3. I’d like to list all available config groups (not to confuse them with user groups). In Gnome 3 I used gsettings (...
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How to restore KDE 5 panel?

I'm running Fedora and I recently upgraded to 27. Now I just did another update and rebooted, but suddenly my panel/taskbar is gone. I customized it quite a bit and even assigned keyboard shortcuts. I ...
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How to hack and modify a predefined date time format of KDE 5 that comes with Debian 9.2.1 Stretch?

I would like to hack and modify a predefined date time format of KDE 5 on Debian 9.2.1 Stretch. A predefined format can be selected from the list of predefined formats at Kickoff Launcher > Computer >...
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Cannot log back into desktop environment after running “setxkbmap il” and logging out

On OpenSUSE Leap 42.3, with KDE desktop environment, I changed the X11 keyboard map by running $ setxkbmap il to type something on LibreOffice Writer with a local language. Then after a period of ...
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Certain text in wrong font and misaligned in Google Chrome

I'm running Google Chrome on Arch Linux with KDE 5. Just yesterday, Chrome's tab text, omnibox text, and bookmark bar text switched to a different font; the tab and omnibox text also became misaligned ...
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AFS not working after Upgrade to Debian 9

We are using Debian 8 and 9 with Gnome 3 / KDE 5, kerberos authentification and an AFS filesystem. Debian 8 works fine, but after Upgrading some PCs to Debian 9 we have the following problem: Gnome ...
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KDE task switcher spam: “the window switcher installation is broken, resources are missing.”

Invoking the task switcher (I use <Alt-Tab>) prompts a (very distracting) message box: If I release <Alt-Tab>, but then activate it shortly after, it will continue to grow, as such: I'm ...
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How to turn off title bar window numbering in KDE?

When I open multiple windows with the same title (for example two file managers), every next window gets a number in it's title bar and task bar entry. Image: You can see that the second instance of ...
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How do I disable “tap to click” (touchpad) on KDE5/plasma-based installations? (currently using KDE neon)

I am looking at the System Settings => Input Devices => Touchpad but nothing jumps out. On Ubuntu/Unity, it is obvious which setting to use when wanting to play around with "tap to click". Thanks
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Installing JavaScript Plasmoids in KDE 5

For the last year, I have been a happy user of KDE Plasma 5. KDE widgets, however, make me miss more directly programmable systems such as conky. Setting up an ad-hoc monitor for anything that needs ...
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How to show desktop pager in KDE for one virtual desktop [closed]

I have KDE5 plasma and one virtual desktop. I tried to show desktop pager in panel for one virtual desktop, but without succesfull. In KDE4 I made change in script here '/usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/...
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Debian 9 switch from gnome to KDE fails to show windows

I just switched from GNOME to KDE5 (with its default display manager) on Debian 9 by issuing: apt-get install kde-full apt-get purge gnome* Now no windows are shown. I can launch the application ...
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Plank doesn't change the icon according to the system

I install Arch with KDE Plasma, and I use Plank as my dock. When I change the default icon in the system with Numix square icon, plank doesn't change but keep the default icon. It's better described ...
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setting up user-mounted filesystems

$ mount /mnt/ Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid ...
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Command to open application dashboard?

I'm using KDE 5 with xmonad. I'm trying to map mod+shift+p to open the Application Dashboard (full-screen application launcher), but I can't figure out how I would launch it with a command.
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Who suspends my programs when I switch to another X session?

I always thought that on Linux all non-root users get the same treatment and always run in parallel, the kernel does not care whose X session is currently active. But now there seems to be some kind ...
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How to prevent sound mute when switching user?

I often have two KDE sessions running as two different users. When I switch between them (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F8) music that is playing in one of the accounts is muted on the other account. The same happens ...
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Cannot create folders and files anywhere but my /home directory

I use Debian Testing with KDE 5. I cannot create files or folders except my /home/semko dir. (User ´semko´ is I -the sole user of my PC. And I would like to have access to all my drives) On /home/...