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Open phone media file directly instead of copying to cache in Dolphin

I want to open some videos located on an Android phone before saving them on local drive or any other location. I can do that in Xfce. But on Plasma, when I want to open the video, Dolphin starts ...
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How can I add a desktop environment to FreeBSD and make FreeBSD boot with GUI?

I wanted to try FreeBSD, I was aware FreeBSD doesn't come with a desktop environment by default, and I really would like to use a desktop environment, so I installed one, but it just doesn't work. I ...
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How to automatically log out an user in kde?

There are two users in my pc being me (user1) the one with sudo privileges. I want that at 12:00 user2 logs out from his kde session in such a way that he cant prevent it and that all application are ...
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Change Krunner size and position in KDE Plasma 5

Is it possible to change the Krunner position and size? By default it is too close to top edge of the screen and it looks too small:
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KDE startup hangs after openSUSE Tumbleweed update

openSUSE Tumbleweed was running fine until a recent zypper dup update, but now it gets past the disk decryption step and then the KDE startup hangs. A non-blinking cursor just sits at the top-left of ...
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KDE Plasma 5 - where do I check the patterns for the “in an application based on the contents of the URL” setting?

In KDE Plasma 5 (e.g. install Kubuntu 20.04.2): Open "System Settings"; Go "Applications" -> "Default Applications" -> "Web Browser"; There is an "...
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KDE plasma update

I have currently KDE plasma 5.14.5 in use, how can I update/upgrade it to the newest? I have Debian 10 installed. Thank you very much.
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Error while opening Spectacle

PrntScrn doesn't work and trying to open spectacle window with the command line gives me the following error: $ spectacle spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4: ...
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Customize KDE PlasmaShell task switchers?

I am using the ThumbnailGrid task switcher, which I downloaded through the Configure Desktop > Window Management > Task Switcher interface. However, for my usual number of open windows, often ...
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KMail's encounters fatal error “Timeout trying to get lock” and terminates. What to do?

I installed Kubuntu 20.04, coming from Kubuntu 14.04, and try to migrate my e-mails for kmail. Went with the following approach which is based on https://www.marnel.net/2018/08/migrating-kmail/ and ...
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Configure /etc/fstab for external hard drive

In my /etc/fstab I have the line UUID=c99...04c4 /media/myExtDrive ext4 defaults,user,nobootwait 0 0 for my external hard drive. But when I plug it in and try to mount it with the ...
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loop in display manager SDDM

I am currently using Kubuntu 20.10 and have the issue known as a login loop I have tried all the options indicated in this link with no result. As a result of the review, I suspect that the problem is ...
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Can you define a keyboard shortcut for the KDE 5 all windows preview (Mission-Control-like) feature?

I have recently started to use KDE again, and have discovered that KDE 5 has a useful feature where if you move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen you get presented with thumbnail previews ...
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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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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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KDE 5: KFileDialog is no longer showing recent locations or URLs

I've been using Debian Stretch with KDE Plasma for years. Now I upgraded to Buster, with KDE Plasma 5.14.5. When I want to save a file, e.g. a download, the kdialog window no longer shows previous ...
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In Debian, how can I keep X11VNC alive when I open KDE session

Using Debian 9 + X11VNC + KDE5 I have a script in /usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsetup that runs x11vnc before sddm starts, so I can access the launcher with VNC. My problem is that the VNC connection is ...
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KDE/Plasma and large monitor: how to snap windows to 3x3 grid?

Doing a lot of software development I frequently need to see many windows at the same time. Thus I'm frequently arranging windows by dragging them to the left/right edge of the screen to scale them to ...
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Disabling KWin compositor from command-line

Is there any way to disable KWin compositing effects from command-line? AFAIK it's possible to disable it via System settings->Hardware->Display and Monitor->Compositor but it requires a KWin ...
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KDE | Shortcuts to Open Default Applications?

Is it possible to define global keyboard shortcuts to open default applications? For example, I want to define a shortcut Meta + B to open up the default browser, such that if I ever decide to change ...
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KDE Konsole: how to save and restore current session?

KDE Konsole does not have a feature to save the current session (opened tabs, current directory etc.) How can we save/restore the current session?
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Nofitication service not available in KDE plasma 5.19 after reboot

I rebooted my system and after logging in , I noticed that the notifications are no longer working correctly .In the notification widget the only thing appears is Notifications are currently provided ...
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Installing KDE4 development files in 2020

I want to compile the Oxygen-transparent project which requires KDE4. I've tried building and installing the KDELibs 4 Support package , but still there's no kde4-config in my system. Here's the ...
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How to display the KDE system tray icons on LXDE panel?

With KDE, I sometime need to close/kill KDE (plasmashell) to have more available system resources, while doing so I run lxpanel on its own to have a minimal panel while KDE Plasma is closed. This does ...
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KDE, per application keyboard shortcut, example: how to customise chrome shortcuts?

In KDE5 how can we use the same shortcut but achieve different action on per active application basis? Example i use F3 in my text editor for find next and i want it to refresh the web page when i am ...
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“ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apt_pkg'” appears in various commands

I get the following error in various situations, for example when I try to start a package that is not installed: $ tldr Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/command-not-...
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Change Wallpaper for Login Screen in KDM (Fedora 32)

I am trying to change the wallpaper for the login screen for KDM in Fedora 32. I have looked it up, but unfortunately the answers that I have found are either inapplicable (using SSDM) or it applies ...
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how to reduce KDE5 RAM consumption to the minimum?

I am a to KDE-newbie and I have a "small" laptop running fedora. The system has: · RAM: 3.67GB · CPU: Intel Dual Core à 800/2400 (min/max)MHz per Core I want to keep RAM consumption under KDE as ...
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KDE toolbar content dependent on activities

So the developers excluded toolbars from activities and they are uniform among all activities. A lot was written about how they practically killed the idea of activities. But is there any workaround ...
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KDE Dolphin Service Menu scripting difficulties

I'm trying to transfer (at least some most frequently used) Nautilus/Nemo Actions/Scripts to Dolphin Service Menu Actions, which is a challenging task for me with elementary level scripting skills. ...
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Problem launching application from menu in KDE Gentoo linux

I followed this guide to install Gentoo +systemd+KDE. After booting in gentoo I noticed an unusual behaviour. once booted I can launch applications, only if there are no WiFi connection being used. ...
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KDE: Prevent kglobalaccel5 from starting

kglobalaccel5, a keyboard shortcut service, keeps chrashing and taking the whole session down with it. Apparently, it has been unstable for quite a while. I don't really need the shortcuts, so killing ...
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How do I change the login screen in Arch linux?

Well, I currently installed Arch Linux with the Desktop Enviroment KDE Plasma 5. But I don`t like the Login screen, so I want to change it. I installed the display-manager sddm. Does anyone know how ...
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Problems with KDE Plasma after upgrading to Debian 10: too bright and glowy, favorites and panel icons are missing

I upgraded from Debian 9 to Debian 10. Problems I had during the upgrade: I couldn't use dolphin during and after the upgrade (it said "Unable to create io-slave. klauncher said: Error loading '/usr/...
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Black screen with mouse pointer on boot, KDE Neon

Preface: I have a Lenovo Z50, 4GB RAM. I tried installing KDE Neon 5.15.4 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) on it, but I am getting problems. I am a noob, so question may be over-descriptive. Problem: The ...
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Fonts look pixelated in some applications

I use KDE, I have a HiDPI display, so I made changes to ~/.Xresources to change the system DPI. After that, the fonts in some applications began to look pixelated. In QtCreator, with QT_SCALE_FACTOR=...
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KDE Plasma: window drop shadows/transparencies broken

I'm using KDE 5.59.0/Plasma 5.16.2 and while working, my screen flickered, after which it seemed the drop shadows from my windows were gone. I noticed because I have no borders around the windows and ...
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Fedora30 upgrade: Cannot run KDE as normal user

I've upgraded from Fedora 29 to Fedora 30. Alghough root can use KDE normally, I fail to use it as a normal user, so it seems permission related. An almost black fullscreen window appears with a ...
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List callable font names for /etc/vconsole.conf

Using arch-linux with KDE plasma. I would like to set my tty font to the ttf-hack font. I added FONT=ttf-hack to /etc/vconsol.conf And got no results. Actually I do not know what the right names ...
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Losing sides, top and bottom on TV

I do understand this subject gets answered a lot. I have a debian laptop that 1366x768 60.02. Now the TV fits everything if I use the same res. I would like for the tv to run at 1920x1080 30.00* (60 ...
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How to fix meta key not always working to trigger start menu on KDE?

KDE assign meta key to trigger the menu window but depending on the situation this does not always work. This issue seem to be fixed on newer version of KDE but this is not yet widely distributed. ...
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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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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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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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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/...