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Fonts too large. Where are all the places display scaling or dpi could be specified?

I have more than one desktop computer running Arch Linux KDE. All were initially configured the same. Now one of them now has a scaled up display. I have not found the setting that is responsible for ...
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How test if a specific line does not exist in the message header in kmail?

I'm writng a set of kmail filters which would tag messages depending on the results of the DMARC tests. If the message includes an Authentication-Results line, I can test it for "dmarc=pass" or "dmarc=...
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Configuration file “/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc” not writable is displayed when booting to KDE

I have KDE-Plasma on Arch. I recently changed my DE from Gnome to KDE because of some gdm issues. Everything is working great but while booting, a dialogue shows this prompt. Pressing Enter boots up ...
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What's causing these errors?: “Configuration file ”/home/username/.config/kio_httprc“ not writable. Please contact your system administrator.”

Every hour or so I'm getting these error messages on my Debian10/KDE machine: kio_http - KDialog Configuration file "/home/username/.config/kio_httprc" not writable. Please contact your ...
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Tapping Touchpad not available

When I installed Fedora 31, the tapping options were available and I could do a mouse click with a single tap on the touchpad. Since a few days I can't access these options. Here is my configuration: ...
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KDE Neon 5.17; Unable to download any files from Internet , Including sudo apt-get update

I got a fresh install of KDE Neon, the latest stable version. The first network problem I noticed was that my wifi had "limited Connectivity". I "solved" this issue by running sudo systemctl restart ...
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What is the difference between “find next” and “next completion match”?

I'm trying to understand these two KDE Standard Shortcuts so I can set them properly and their descriptions in the documentation aren't helpful. In what situations would "find next" be different from "...
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Arch Linux KDE: How do I get the mouse pointer / cursor to highlight?

I'm running a current version of Arch Linux (KDE) on a Dell laptop. When I press the Meta key (with the Microsoft logo) it brings up the application launcher menu+. So it's not a dead key. And Ctrl ...
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cannot force linux autostart script file

I need to force my KDE Plasma installed on ubuntu 18.04 to run the following script on startup: xinput --map-to-output "Wacom HID 48DE Finger touch" eDP-1-1 xinput --map-to-output "Wacom HID 48DE Pen ...
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Can't unlock laptop - keyboard not responding

I have a Dell Latitude 5500 Laptop with Debian 10 and KDE Plasma 5.14.5. I've had this laptop for about three months, and this just started a few days ago. When I'm done for the day, I usually press ...
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Where is logout.qml location for KDE Plasma 5?

I want to add Hibernate Button and change background color of shutdown menu. I know these settings are in logout.qml, so I went to ~/.local folder and searched for plasma look and feel as suggested ...
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log in to a desktop manager using commands typed on a different tty

Say a computer is booted to its desktop manager (SDDM, in this case) and you want to send a command over ssh to make that computer log in as a particular user as if they logged in with the keyboard at ...
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KDE: How to set shortcut for Pack Window -> Corner / Center

I found the "Pack Window" shortcuts available in KDE and they work very well: I would like to add shortcuts to move the window directly into the screen corners. Currently if I wanted to get my window ...
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What is the name of this interactive animated cat on kde desktop?

I've recently found a computer on which there was an animated cat sitting on the system tray. He followed clicks, and looked like this: I tried to find what it's called by running ps -fe > cat.txt,...
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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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Upgrade fedora 30 to 31

I am trying to upgrade from fedora 30 to fedora 31 and I ran this: sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=31 --allowerasing --best After downloading about 3,000 packages, it throws ...
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Scale the display only when external monitor is connected

I'm running Pop OS 19.10 and KDE. When I'm using my external monitor I put my laptop to the side of it. In this configuration, it's quite far away so it's harder to read the text. Is there any way I ...
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KDE keyboard layout switcher not working on some apps

I'm using KDE Plasma 5.14.5 in Debian 10. Keyboard layout switcher (Either keyboard shortcut or clicking the icon on the tray) doesn't work in some apps like Firefox, Tor Browser (which is Firefox-...
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.xstartup for KDE

I'm trying diffeent .xstartup files to have KDE up when using thightvncserve, but I keep on seeing the empty screen. Any help? current .xstartup is: #!/bin/sh [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && ...
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Fedora 30 KDE Plasma Fonts Not Anti-Aliased

Mid-session on Fedora 30 using KDE Plasma, my fonts became aliased and look quite poorly in all applications/title bars. What am I missing here? Here's the Fonts config cpl: https://i.imgur.com/...
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How do i dual boot kde neon and ubuntu

Hi I would like to know how hard it is to dual boot kde neon and ubuntu. I have kde neon on one hard drive and I would like to use another hard drive for ubuntu. (Ubuntu and kde neon will be on ...
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Where can I find the .desktop files for the “Copy To” and “Move To” service menus for Dolphin file browser

I am using KDE Neon. I want to create modified versions of the "Move To" and "Copy To" services in the Dolphin file browser. I want to find the built-in services, copy their .desktop files, and edit ...
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How to reassign keyboard shortcut for Plasma Search

In KDE I set Alt-Space as the shortcut for switching input languages, but this shortcut also invokes Plasma Search. I couldn't find how to control keyboard shortcuts for Plasma Search (looked in the ...
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Why does mpv set KDE's digital clock?

I play a video file using mpv on, say, 11:55. Then at 12:15 I play another video. The digital clock widget on the KDE Plasma panel then shows 11:55 again, all throughout the video, even though the ...
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After suspend screen gets distorted kde

I'm using kubuntu 18.04 and from time to time after suspend instead of lock screen I get distorted screen like this: When it happens there is no response from computer and whatever I try to do with ...
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KDE Neon: black startup screen with only cursor. Forgot login credentials for Alt+Ctrl+F2 tty terminal

TLDR: After powering on and choosing my OS (I have Win10, Ubuntu, and KDE Neon all on the same disc and every time my computer starts grub(?) gives me the option between the three. Black startup ...
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Error unlocking a LUKS partition (failed to activate device:file exists)

I'm having problems unlocking a luks-encrypted disk with KDE dolphin, in a system with manjaro. The issue is not critical. It can be solved by rebooting, but sometimes it is not convenient to do so, ...
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How to disable KDE system sound after sleep

When i wake up my computer from sleep, it plays a "system sound" that is very annoying(at least for me). Is there a way to disable it? I haven't found a way to do it in system settings.
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Input devices stop responding and high X.org and kglobalaccel5 CPU usage when connecting a USB device

I have been having this issue for a while now, but have no idea on how to debug it, so I'll report the details here: Whenever I connect a USB Webcam, a Wacom graphic tablet or my Bluetooth headphones,...
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search protocol

I have plasma with a minimal list of packages. I installed the Places Widget extension. When I select any menu item with a search, an error occurs. Using this command produces the same result. $ xdg-...
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Sleep monitor without requiring password on KDE?

I’ve got a Debian Stretch/KDE machine set up to run a CNC router. I'd like to set things up so that the display goes to sleep if the machine is left alone for a bit, but without requiring a password ...
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How to enable 'open with' in combination with Word 2007 in a desktop file?

I've installed Kubuntu on my mom's PC, after which I installed Wine to run Microsoft Office 2007. The Office suite itself runs quite good. Wine created desktop files, which show up in the 'programs' ...
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Copy/duplicate an activity in KDE Plasma

How do I copy/duplicate a preexisting activity in Plasma? I discovered that in ~/.config/kactivitymanagerdrc some unique IDs are assigned to each activity profile. I assume those are referenced ...
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KDE is broken after update today to Debian Testing/Bullseye

I updated my Debian Testing today to Plasma version 4:5.14.5.1 and then tried standby mode. As I started the PC again (it was seemingly properly shutdown) the system tray icons vanished and the search ...
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External monitor works with one user account but not the other

I have an Alienware aw3418dw external monitor and I'm running Pop!_OS 19.04 , along with kde display manager. I have two accounts on this computer, one for personal, one for work. The monitor works ...
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Possible to do silent/unattended install of XFCE/KDE on debian?

The way I'm installing the DEs: XFCE: apt install -y xfce4 KDE: apt install aptitude tasksel aptitude install ~t^desktop$ ~t^kde-desktop$ Both seem to prompt for a selection for the language/...
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Preventing screensaver in Scientific Linux 6.4

I've already posted this to the Super User exchange, but was told I may find an answer faster here. I'm attempting to add a feature to an application to keep the screen awake while the user is logged ...
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Merge two partitions from different dev/sdb on USB

So I have a Kubuntu installation on my USB but the problem was that I formatted/split the disk space wrongly. This caused my Linux installation to have almost no disk space to use while my leftover ...
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How to restart “Run Command” in KDE Plasma 5

When I try to launch command from "Run command" shortcut, sometimes I face this kind of situation as the following image. I don't understand why, but the region that "Run command" bar comes out keeps ...
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How to determine KDE versions on a remote system accessed via SSH?

I need to regularly know some software version numbers of remote machines that I access via SSH. The commands that I would use to get these software version numbers are: plasmashell --version ...
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Why did opening a large text file hang my entire system, not the editor?

Recently, I made the mistake of opening a large-ish text file (~100MB) in Kedit. This made my system entirely unresponsive and I had to reboot it using the REISUB method. I was wondering why this ...
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Xfce moves open windows to the secondary monitor when it is enabled

I run Xfce. When I attach an external monitor to my laptop and enable it as a secondary monitor, all my open windows are moved to it from a primary display. How to configure Xfce so that open windows ...
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reordering tabs in Notepad++ using WINE causes them to not respond

I have Debian 10 with KDE Plasma and WINE. In Notepad++ if I drag and drop a tab to a different position, none of the tabs will respond afterwards until I restart. Is there any workaround or fix for ...
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Manjaro KDE - how to reset multi display setting?

Nothing wrong happens, when I use single display. When I want to connect second one, wm thinks that they are something like 1 meter away, main display becomes secondary And anything on the other one ...
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Merge active partition (Manjaro) with unallocated partition using KDE partition manager?

I'm new to working with Manjaro and Linux in general. Over time with my experiments, I've created a lot of partitions. Now I ended up in the simple scenario in which I have 2 partitions which I want ...
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Import calendar file with korganizer from command line

How can I import a calendar file (say calendar.ics) to korganizer from the command line?
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How to log in as root in KDE?

Unfortunately the newest KDE neon trips over it's own feet and cannot set up printing: (This has nothing to do with the question, but is the reason why I need to run KDE as root; it seems as if ...
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KDE GUI wont start - switched drive from desktop to Lenovo Thinkpad x230

I moved my SSD from a desktop (with a geforce NVIDIA graphics card) to a Lenovo ThinkPad x230. At the moment I can't successfully run startx. What shall I do to run my KDE GUI? Uname -a result: Linux ...
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New Border Problem (Kubuntu 19.04)

The Problem Basically, I had, for the most part, a carbon copy of the setup on Reddit. After running some updates, when logging in this morning, these new borders appeared. Theme State I haven't ...
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How to login to KDE Plasma without pressing enter?

At my lock screen in Plasma, I can start typing my password directly. What I want to do is that as soon as the password is correct, it should unlock. Say my password is "1234", on my lock screen, by ...

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