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KDE5 After resume from suspend I have corrupted labels under icons

I'm using KDE neon distribution (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS + latest KDE5 DE). Suspend+resume looks to be mostly working on my notebook, but the labels under icons (I have "folder view" set up as background in ...
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How to disable event sounds in Plasma 5?

I wander how to disable event sounds in kde5 Plasma (the one that is heard when scrolling the volume in systray for example). I use Plasma in Opensuse 13.2 but this is KDE specific methinks. UPDATE ...
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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 also disappeared. Application Style ⇒ Widget Style ⇒ Fine Tuning I tried deleting the plasma* files from ~/....
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How can I prevent Meta from opening up KDE Plasma's launcher?

When I press Meta, KDE Plasma's Application Launcher (Kickoff) opens. This occurs whether I tap the key, or hold it down for a long time. How can I prevent this from occurring?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Where are recent documents stored in KDE Plasma 5?

In an older version of Kubuntu with KDE 4 it was at ~/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments There's nothing at that location in Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE 5, but recent documents are still tracked.
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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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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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Mount an hard drive at start-up

I'm using Fedora 23 with KDE Plasma. I'd like to mount automatically my hard-drive at start-up. Here is a screenshot of my situation : Any idea ? Thanks
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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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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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Where does KDE 5 store user-specific keyboard layout choices?

I made a short script which can export various KDE settings from user home directory to use as a basis for a quick setup of the desktop environment on a different machine. I was successful with all ...
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Add another sub-level to KDE-Submenu in Dolphin actions/services?

Is it possible to create lower levels of sub-menus in Dolphin context menu than the one created by the line X-KDE-Submenu= under [Desktop Entry]? Example: I have created an action called "Subtitles"...
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What commands are needed in the '~/.vnc/xstartup' file to run KDE Plasma 5 in VNC?

I am trying to run KDE 5 in a VNC session and although I get application windows like konsole, kate etc the shell I need for the Start Menus, taskbar, desktop background etc is not present. This is my ...
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Notification progress in tray from command line

OpenSuse 42.1 + KDE 5 I use kdialog in my script to inform me on the process start/end #!/bin/sh while inotifywait -r -e modify -e create -e delete ~/www/gruz.org.uab/www/; do kdialog --...
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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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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 bind custom commands to screen edges in kde?

I wonder if it is possible to use custom commands for KDE "screen edges" feature. For example, I would like to close active windows via clicking the top right corner (as I don't have window ...
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Is KDE 5 on Debian Stretch broken?

I had some problems after an update (krunner didn't work and kickoff search didn't either). I thought I had messed up things (had other problems not related to KDE) so I made a fresh install of the ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Missing “move to screen” in KDE

I clearly remember that in window menu (after right clicking in task bar) there is sometimes action named like "Move to screen" (I don't mean "Move to desktop"). How to set it so it is always ...
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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 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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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 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 to auto-refresh KDE desktop?

If I add or remove files from my desktop on KDE by using, for instance, a terminal or Dolphin, the desktop isn't automatically refreshed. It's missing the new files and still shows the removed files. ...
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How to unlock Kwalletmanager KDE4 with kwalletmanager5 KDE5?

I am a little lost with kwalletmanager5. I upgraded my system from OpenSuseLEAP42.1 to OpenSuseLEAP42.2 a couple of months ago. With KDE5. Since I updated my system I have problems with the ...
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Lower Mouse Speed

I upgraded my Arch-Linux but now my mouse is too fast. I googled around and most posts say to lower Device Accel * Deceleration but I don't have such settings: # xinput list-props 8 Device 'Logitech ...
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Fedora 23 hangs on reboot/poweroff [nvidia.ko NULL pointer derereference]

This seems to be pretty random, it's been happening for ages and I update everything pretty regularly. Sometimes reboot and poweroff works just fine, and pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes a while, ...
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How to disable KWallet in KDE 5.4 when KWallet Manager is always unresponsive?

I'm using Opensuse Leap, and had initially entered a password when prompted by KWallet for the first time. However, I don't want to keep entering a password everytime I want to connect to Wifi. If I ...
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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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KDE 5 does not have window decorations

I'm running KDE Plasma 5.4.3 on Debian stretch/sid. I have kwin_wayland 5.4.3 and sddm 0.13.0. I only installed the base system and then ran apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop/testing sddm/testing (...
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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 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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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. ...