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xbindkeys lower window with windows key + mouse middle button

Please advise on how to lower a window with windows key + middle mouse click. Here's what I tried. $ cat ~/.xbindkeysrc [...] "qdbus org.kde.kglobalaccel /component/kwin invokeShortcut \"...
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How to show debug info on Kwin task switcher error?

Recently I've installed Present Windows Clone tasks switcher on KDE store, but it won't work. Whenever I try to switch windows, it prints to notifications: "The Window Switcher installation is ...
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Wayland compositor Gnome/KDE CLI data

I'm looking for command line tools that will give the following information for Gnome Mutter Wayland compositor and KDE/Plasma kwin_wayland compositor: Per monitor resolution Per Display rectangle (...
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Where to find the commands that shortcuts execute in KDE?

How to find out which commands are executed by shortcuts set in System Settings->Shortcuts in KDE? For example, I'd like to know the command to show all open windows in System Services->Kwin ...
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How to configure a desktop file so that I can set different parameters for a same application with KDE

Example of behaviors I have been able to set different windows of Vscode to open on different desktops or activities by targetting the window title. I have done the same with gnome-terminal using ...
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kwin_x11 becomes defunct after restarting display-manager

I am running into an issue that after stopping and starting display-manager through systemctl the original kwin_x11 process will become a zombie. (I am doing this to run a VM with a single passthrough ...
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coverswitch, flip-switch is missing from TaskSwitcher

Everything was working fine. I update my PC last night & found out that task switching defaults to breeze scheme. Though, I don't use other effects available there rather than flip-switch(as ...
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How to run KWin script on startup, and what is installed script for if its not run at startup

Recently I've been playing with KWin script https://develop.kde.org/docs/plasma/kwin/ I understand that I can open the IDE for creating KWin script by either: running command qdbus org.kde....
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Map drawing tablet to one monitor or program in KDE Plasma Wayland

I have a hardware setup with two monitors and a USB drawing tablet that I find useful for taking notes during meetings. My ideal is to have videoconferencing software maximized on one monitor and ...
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How to setup :0.1 virtual display on-the-fly in X

I want to create a virtual monitor, add it to my current display as a seperate screen (In X sense) and share it over VNC. Now what I want to do is neatly described below in Arch Linux Wiki article on ...
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Can I configure Kwin to tile a window to the top half by dragging it to the top of the screen?

The current behavior is to make a window go full-screen upon dragging it against the top of the screen. I have a vertical monitor I would like to tile windows vertically in, using my mouse, the same ...
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Trick a window that it has focus in kde

Is it possible to make a window believe that it has a focus while it has not? My use case description: I am playing a game named Detroit Become Human. I am playing with gamepad. The game is actually ...
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KDE 5: How to achieve "new windows follow mouse" behavior on a dual screen setup

In KDE Plasma 5.19, I would like to achieve a window behavior which all new windows open on the same monitor that my cursor is on... I have this desired behavior working at my job, in an earlier ...
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How to get KWin-like window snapping in Xfce?

There's a feature in KWin I love: when you drag the edge of one window to the edge of another, KWin will "snap" them together, locking them edge to edge, perfectly. There are several reasons ...
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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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Why are plasmashell and kwin running even in multi-user (console) mode?

I'm running Arch Linux on my main work machine. I discovered this curiosity today when having issues with baloo (file indexer for KDE Plasma) where it was hogging up all RAM and CPU cycles indexing ...
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Can't click the panel in KDE plasma/Kwin: how to find out what caused it and how to fix it?

Without any apparent reason some problems with plasma on Debian10 occurred: I can't click the bottom panel or show the main menu by pressing the windows key of my keyboard. Usually when I have ...
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Script/keyboard shortcut to minimize all other windows

I would like a global keyboard shortcut super+down to minimize all windows except the active one, so that I can see that window with just the desktop in the background. A nice extra would be to ...
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How to disable /etc/xdg/{something}?

Take /etc/xdg/kwinrulesrc for example: $ cat /etc/xdg/kwinrulesrc [1] Description=dde-dock desktop=-1 desktoprule=2 wmclass=dde-dock dde-dock wmclasscomplete=true wmclassmatch=1 [2] Description=dde-...
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manjaro lxqt kwin desktop switch hotkeys

Linux mvalitov-pc 4.20.17-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 19 18:07:36 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux I installed lxqt and kwin, and I can't find how to configure switching between desktops. In xfce, I ...
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How to make KDE4 System Settings app work if kde-workspace is in a custom install prefix?

For various reasons I need to use KWin from KDE4 on Ubuntu 18.04. I've compiled kde-workspace-4.11.22 package from source, having installed all the required development packages from the Ubuntu ...
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Title bar disappears when windows are maximized in KDE

The box "No Border" in the windows operation menu is always checked on and I can't turn it off. Here are some images showing the problem On the other hand, when the windows are not maximized the ...
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Kubuntu Alt+Tab Task Switcher ignores its own setting & refuses to page through in reverse

Here's a screenshot of the seemingly relevant settings. Alt+Tab (Forward) works; Alt+Shift+Tab (Reverse) does nothing. Any suggestions for a fix or where exactly I should direct a bug report?
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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 run a KWin script from the console (to set focus to a specific window in KDE)?

I need to set focus to VirtualBox in KDE, I've written a KWin script for the purpose but I cannot figure out how to run it from console. What I have tried: This KWin script works in the Desktop ...
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How do I setup prefix-based keyboard shortcuts in kwin and/or KDE?

I'd like to set up some kwin keyboard shortcuts that would only work when you first press a prefix. Just like Ctrl-a in screen or Ctrl-b in tmux. For example, I'd like to press Ctrl-=, 1 and have ...
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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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How to restore display of window after unplugging and replugging 2nd monitor?

I have an HDMI monitor which I unplug and plug back into my laptop from time to time. When I unplug the monitor, all the windows are moved onto the laptop display. However, when I plug it back in, all ...
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kwin: key binding to move a client to a different desktop

How does one go about adding a Kwin shortcut that reassigns a client to a different desktop? KDE is set up for nine desktops with keyboard shortcuts for Kwin for navigating between them using META+{1....
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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KDE windows rules and no activities names in settings

I would like to start a few of my daily applications automatically during startup and assign them to proper activities. Currently I use 4 activities: Internet (Chrome), communication (Thunderbird and ...
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In KDE, how to enforce window rules on already open windows?

I can set window rules for specific applications and match on process name, window title, window class and more properties. I want to enforce the rule to a window name of a website opened in chrome. ...
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How do I exit full screen after enabling via the right click context menu of kwin (KDE)?

This is related to my other question: Kate has no window borders, and thus no minimize, maximize, and close buttons In KDE, after right-clickin on any window border, or it's entry in the task manager, ...
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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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After upgrade, X button in titlebar no longer closes xterm

In theory, pressing the close button should close an xterm. It did before I did an aptitude upgrade. (I'm running Debian testing). But now it doesn't—clicking the X does nothing—but only for some ...
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How can I open a window on a different monitor?

With multiple monitors, I have so far been dragging windows manually around. Is there a way to make a window open on a specific screen in a dual-head setup? (Not to be confused with multiple X server ...
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More tiling with KDE

I fear that I go into conflicting requirements here, but I still want to ask. I have been using KDE for a while now and I do like its software (Konsole, Okular, Dolphin). I like KWin with its features ...
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Mplayer2 stuck when I press XF86Audio keys

When mplayer2 got focused, if I press XF86 audio keys, e.g. volume up, it gets stuck for one second then continues to play the video. If mplayer is not focused, that won't happen. Is there any way ...
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How to emulate a KWin effect by command line?

I would like to apply the Toogle Invert Effect when I start my system. So, I need to know how to call this KWin effect using the terminal. OBS.: I'd tried xte "keydown Meta_L" "key i" "keyup Meta_L",...
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How can I set env variables so that KDE recognizes them?

I need to set some environment variables such as the XDG spec ones, before KDE starts in such a way that kwin and any apps run from KDE will inherit them. Where could I do this, and how?
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What is the difference between the various tiling modes in KWin, and how do I use them?

There are 3 tiling modes in KDE: spiral, columns and floating. What does each do and how do make them work for me? For example, spiral seems to cut my screen in half then the next half another way. Is ...
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