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Kde plasma effects that show a UI are broken after update to plasma 6 on arch linux arm

When KDE Plasma 6 became available on the Arch Linux ARM repos I updated it. Since then all effects that open a UI such as overview, cube, window grid etc. just show a gray or black screen when I open ...
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In KDE, how to get the Application Menu (File, Edit...) back on top of each window?

My File, Edit... Menus are gone from the Dolphin file manager. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get it back. Thank you.
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How to change the Avatar picture of the root user in KDE Plasma?

Problem 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 ...
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How do I change default session from plasma x11 to plasma wayland in OpenSUSE tumbleweed?

I run latest OpenSUSE tumbleweed, KDE only. I wish to switch the default session from Plasma X11 to Plasma wayland. What should I do to achieve this? The login manager I use comes from sddm. And I can ...
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I would like to disable the "Alt+a" keyboard shortcut in konsole for Kde Neon

As it says in my title, I would like to disable the "Alt+a" keyboard shortcut of my "Konsole" terminal in Kde Neon. For some reason every time I press "alt+a" the Konsole ...
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Running X11 session from SDDM on Wayland

I'd like to open a new X11 user session from SDDM on Wayland. Default SDDM behavior is to run on X11. Thus, it starts X11 server first, then it can successfully start a session first for itself, and ...
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Change telegram desktop messages font family

I installed Manjaro with KDE and installed the Telegram desktop app. The Telegram desktop messages in persian font are very ugly. Is there any way to change the font family?
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Using X11 on OpenSUSE with WSL2

I installed WSL2 on my computer, and with it I grabbed OpenSUSE so I could get some experience with a distro besides Ubuntu. I sideloaded OpenSUSE 15.1, and it installed fine and loads into the ...
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Horizontal and vertical pointer speeds sometimes don't match

So, here's a fun one: Arbitrarily, when I log into my user, the vertical mouse sensitivity is much lower than the horizontal, about half as much. In these situations, the horizontal sensitivity is the ...
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Kde 6 & Konsole shortcuts Alt+D

In a recent update of Konsole (I assume from the upgrade to kde6 but I'm not sure) i can’t use the shortcut alt+D to delete the current word in the terminal because it split horizontally the screen. I ...
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Is there a way to set the QT icon theme, and other theme elements, from the command line?

I'm trying to automate the process of theming QT5 programs, in the absence of a DE like KDE, by writing a script that does it. I know that GTK has a bunch of config files that can specify all the ...
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Gnome uninstallable, KDE uninstallable, cannot login anymore

I am a Linux newbie. I recently upgraded to KDE 6. However, after that everything went wrong. My audio stopped working, and I tried recovering it following the suggestions of this website here. But ...
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No HDR option on KDE Neon plasma 6 - using iGPU instead of dGPU?

I installed KDE Neon about a month ago on my laptop (Gigabyte Aero 15XD) which have an HDR display and an Nvidia RTX 3070. I updated Neon to v6 recently, on Wayland, and hoped to enable HDR, but I don'...
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F7 key being pressed - how to find source?

About once a day, F7 will be pressed. Ctrl or Space often seems to be the trigger, but it can happen at any time. This is very weird, and affects all applications on my desktop (Kate, Firefox, VSCode, ...
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Monitor refresh rate and backlight problems

I have two problems with the monitor on linux. First, when my monitor goes into power saving after the delay set in gnome power savings, the display is black, but the backlight stays on. I don’t have ...
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Trouble installing NVIDIA 32 bit driver

I can run steam games through the application itself and certain games successfully launch and play like Doki Doki Literature club. However games like Destiny or Poe fail to run and I am met with the ...
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How to change title bar transparency in KDE Plasma 5?

Open SUSE Tumbleweed, very latest KDE I played around with themes and things and can not find the settings anymore. Just read something (outdated I think) about manually editing files that define the ...
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Open specific URLs in certain app?

How can I tell xdg-open to open, say, YouTube URLs in a specific app, but use my default browser for all other URLs?
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When selecting lines in konsole using the mouse, the paste doesn't include the carriage return to an SSH session

If I select anything from the command line that includes the end of the line, when I paste it into a konsole window or tab that is ssh'd in to a remote machine, the carriage return is not pasted. It ...
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Differing color behavior of Dolphin and other KDE apps outside plasma

I play around with dwm and would like to use dolphin as my file-manager. I want dolphin to use a specific coloring. So i copied the theme colors I've created using the system settings from ~/.local/...
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In Fedora 38, why doesn't ksgrd_network_helper have cap_net_raw, for per-app network stats in KDE System Monitor to work?

Related: In KDE System Monitor, why the application-specific network measurements may be missing? On Debian trixie, why isn't libkf5sysguard-bin installed together with all the other KDE stuff? KDE ...
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Not all XCF files are getting thumbnails

I've done some searching, but not many people seem to have this exact problem. So am I doing something wrong? The problem is: XCF files that were written by GIMP with the "Save this XCF file with ...
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How can I enable Touch events on Chromium when running in kiosk mode?

I'm having an issue wherein touch events do not work on a touch-capable monitor when Chromium is started with the --kiosk flag. If I remove the flag, touch events behave as I'd like them to. Here's ...
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How Do I Use kwriteconfig5 To Change My KDE Keyboard Shortcuts?

I am try to modify my keyboard shortcuts using kwriteconfig5 The default value in ~/.config/kglobalshortcutsrc to lock the screen is Lock Session=Meta+L\tCtrl+Alt+L\tScreensaver,Meta+L\tCtrl+Alt+L\...
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SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
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in my external monitor with max resolution everything looks big and ugly, how can I fix this?

when I connect my external monitor everything looks so big, the code font in my editor inside my laptop has a small and pretty font but when I move to the external monitor is like a zoom instead of ...
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KDE xdg-mime and random number

From a few of days i have a problem with callto, tel or other link handler: i have created a .desktop application and it has worked good: [Desktop Entry] Name=uriOpen CALLTO Handler Exec=echo %u >&...
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Cannot change my display frequency / refresh rate on KDE + Arch

It seems that my current environment (Arch Linux and KDE) is forcing me to use only the native display resolution and frequency for my laptop. My laptop is a gaming laptop, a Dell G15 with both Intel ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to get list of windows on KDE Wayland?

In the era of X11, I could do wmctrl -l to list available windows, that I can use in my scripts. $ wmctrl -l 0x01000050 0 my-pc project1 – Readme.md But nowadays most application use Wayland. The ...
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Bluetooth audio crackling sound

I'm using a Thinkpad E14 under Debian 12 with KDE Plasma, and listening to music through bluetooth in A2DP. When I use a large bandwidth of Wifi (streaming video, or uploading/downloading files) the ...
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KDE Plasma Left-Alt key not working as expected in certain applications

I have noticed that my left-alt key not working in certain applications on my Arch Linux KDE plasma setup. The key still works with keyboard shortcuts (such as Alt-Tab), and the xev tool in the ...
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Command not found for connecting bluetooth device

I've been attempting to connect my bluetooth device (simple earbuds) to my laptop but each attempt is a miserable failure. I checked my settings and I only receive a message which reads "no ...
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Change in Kate behaviour after upgrade to Plasma 6

In Plasma 5.27, when I opened a text file from Dolphin, if a session is running in the current workspace, it opened the file as a new tab, and if not, it started a new session in the current workspace ...
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How to start KDE automatically on Alma Linux (CentOS / RHEL)?

After installing Alma Linux 8 with the Server configuration (not the Server With GUI configuration, which uses Gnome) and following Alma Docs > After-installation Guide, KDE does not start ...
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SDDM freeze when switching users on Debian fresh install

I have an issue with sessions switching in Debian/KDE plasma (problem with SDDM I think?). I've been using Ubuntu for years but I don't know much about the details of how Linux works. I installed ...
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Open any Linux Desktop in the browser

Is there anyway to open default Ubuntu GUI ( or for that matter any Linux GUI like KDE, GNOME etc) right from the browser ? All I can open is HTTPs port , We cannot open any other port (VNC or RDP) to ...
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How to trigger KDE trash cleanup?

I have enabled auto-delete files older than 30 days in Dolphin trash settings. See https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kio/kcontrol5/trash/. However, the check seems never to happen. 1+ year old files ...
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No longer able to input circumflex or diaeresis accented characters (qt5 apps only !)

Currently running KDE-Plasma-5.23.5 (X backend)/ KDE-Frameworks-5.90.0 / QT-5.15.3 I can assert that this used to work perfectly but am unfortunately unable to assert from which version of what the ...
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Installing KDE Plasma 5 through Nix

I am trying to install KDE Plasma 5 (for compatibility reasons) on Arch Linux (installed through EndeavourOS) without using pacman, as, from what I can tell, it is already updated to Plasma 6 and ...
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KDE Plasma/Wayland is unable to lock lockfile /run/user/1000/wayland-0.lock

When running dbus-run-session startplasma-wayland, I see this error constantly reoccuring: dbus-daemon[7000]: [session uid=1000 pid=7000] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process ...
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Cannot change volume or access audio settings in KDE Plasma suddenly

One time when I rebooted my computer, suddenly, the audio won't change and the audio settings only say No output or input devices found. I have replaced pulseaudio with pipewire, but it stilled worked ...
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KDE apps can't start and leak memory

Problem Since I upgraded to Debian 13, KDE apps won't start and leak memory. I use these apps (Dolphin, Spectacle, etc.) without the Plasma desktop. I3 is the windows manager. I am using proprietary ...
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KDE Plasma 5.25, X11, Breeze (dark): Enable transparency and blur

I recently switched to Fedora KDE 36, with Plasma 5.25.2. Using X11, because I'm experiencing bad visual glitches with Wayland (NVIDIA GPU). Now I would like to enable some form of transparency+blur ...
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error creating screencast "Failed to connect PipeWire context" when starting plasmashell in Debian/KDE

Why do I get this in the console when restarting plasmashell with killall plasmashell and kstart5 plasmashell in Debian11/KDE with Wayland and how to solve the problem? Of PipeWire I currently only ...
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When waking from standby the display prior to sleep is shown for a few seconds on Debian12/KDE --- how to debug if it's fully going to Sleep?

I mentioned this issue here in a question about the built-in keyboard being turned off since recently when waking from sleep and this problem is probably linked to that. When resuming from standby the ...
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Why does KDE's Discover and Apper show "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated but not apt-get upgrade --- should it be installed?

After upgrading to Debain12 with KDE, the package managers Apper and Discover show that a package "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated. But I don't have that package installed so why ...
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How to set the default browser in KDE?

2021 update: the unexpected behavior described below was actual in KDE Plasma v5.18.5, but isn't actual in 5.22.3 anymore. 2023 update: See also this pull request in KDE's GitLab for some details ...
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Unable to get my lowercase W key to function on Manjaro Linux no matter what I try

I am currently having issues getting my lowercase "w" key to work and be detected by input, but nothing that I do seems to work at all. I began troubleshooting the problem by going to *...
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What are those stuck ssh processes after accessing file server in Caja

I regularly access some remote file server in Caja from remote locations where I don't have a vpn set up. I assume most users of this platform are familiar with that. Whenever the network connection ...

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