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Is there a setting in KDE to completely ignore mouse events for inactive windows?

I know that I have a lot of settings available in Kwin, like click to raise, pass click etc. to go between an active an inactive window. My question though is: is there any way to disable all mouse/...
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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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KDE keyboard delay for custom shortcut

I use zoom effect very often and I want to have it more smooth. How to change keyboard delay and repeat for a particular shortcut so that when I hold zoom-in shortcut desktop will zoom continuously?
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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 ...