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Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE.

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How to enable 2 finger right click in kde plasma with touchpad

By default in kde plasma, clicking ( number of finger irrelevant ) the touchpad converts to a left click. How can I convert a 2 finger click to a right click? At the moment I've modified my touchpad ...
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KDE Kate: what has happened to font rendering?

After the last system update I noticed Kate had decided to use a different font. I normally use the Terminus (TTF) monospaced font, but now it was set to something default and not monospaced. When ...
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Kubuntu : Set color scheme to “Breeze Dark” from command line

I am trying to change Kubuntu 20.04 color scheme through the command line. What I thought was the solution unfortunately didn't worked. What am I doing wrong ? In ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals , set :...
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Language settings are removed after restarting computer

I have had this problem since I downloaded Debian 10 KDE Plasma. Any time I run a program I get warning errors about the language settings. I have ran all of the commands to set the language settings ...
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Where is Plasmashell started?

Plasmashell does not start automatically anymore. I have to run killall plasmashell and plasmashell & every time I start my computer. I would like to know what program or systemd service is ...
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Which KDE configuration files need to be saved to a customized KUbuntu ISO?

To save myself some time, when (re-)installing a new version of KUbuntu to a new machine, I would like to migrate some basic configurations to a customized ISO. In particular, this should include... ...
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Scaling bugs in Debian 10/KDE - how to increase the size / zoom of apps instead of scaling the display?

In Debian 10 stable with KDE changing the scaling under the display settings has a lot of bugs. For example the tabs in the bottom panel are too large and have a font-size that's much too large so ...
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What would be needed by Debian to ship newer versions of the KDE desktop environment? (Or to add an option for it in Debian stable.)

The latest version of Debian (10) stable packages version 5.14.5 of KDE Plasma which is ca. 1.5 years behind the latest release. I'd like to use a newer version which only is a few months behind the ...
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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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Alpine linux missing shutdown command

Im on a smartphone with alpine linux & KDE desktop, running ssh in, and for some reason no one thought to put a shutdown aplet in a logical place, and even the shutdown utility is not present. $ ...
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kmail local folders and imap folders do not appear

I am running Kmail Version 5.2.3 on Debian 9. Recently when I start Kmail, it starts fine but all Local folders and IMAP folders do not appear. The only thing that appears in the left panel is Search. ...
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Strange behavior in KDE when trying to map keys

I'm on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 (5th gen), running Arch with KDE Plasma; Keyboard model selected (Generic 105-key PC (intl.), German layout. I'm trying to re-map a number of keys in order to get the ...
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ST (Terminal from Suckless) does not appear in “search” plasma

I cloned the repo with git clone git://git.suckless.org/st Next I did did cd st sudo make clean install And then I run it with ./st. It works, but the problem is that it dose not appear in "Search"...
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Arch Linux KDE Plasma Black Screen after login

I wanted to install kde plasma, so I followed the next steps: pacman -S xorg-server xorg-apps xorg-xinit xterm pacman -S xf86-video-nouveau pacman -S plasma-meta kde-applications-meta pacman -S sddm ...
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How to add an icon to kde plasma desktop?

Hello I have Linux fedora 31 x86_x64. I've installed Qt5.14 and I have KDE Plasma Desktop. I can add easily an icon to Qt-Creator. But somehow I've accidentally deleted /home/.qt folder so now I don'...
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Can't see my desktop in KDE Neon

I did run some commands that caused corrupting my KDE Neon. It doesn't shows my desktop and it starts in the command. Can I do something so I can get back my desktop? or should I install the new one? ...
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plasmashell doesn't start at all

It's been April, 1st, and this time Judd and Aaron had a huge impact on my Ryzen 7 machine: kstart5 plasmashell Omitting both --window and --windowclass arguments is not recommended [miranda1@arch ~]$...
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KDE desktop: icons, panels, widgets not showing in Debian Buster

I was trying on different tweaks on KDE plasma on debian buster. I right clicked on the KDE icon on the left corner of the panel and then clicked on the "alternatives". I tried different options. But ...
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Hiding the XP-pen deco 1 V2 Drivers in the system tray in KDE Plasma on Archlinux

Product, driver link and OS I have a XP-pen deco 1 V2 Graphics tablet. It also has linux drivers, it mentions some distros alongside with it. Manjaro was one of them, so I think the drivers can also ...
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share - send via email in Dolphin does not work

I'm using KDE Plasma with Mozilla Thunderbird as my default email client and I realized that when I right click a file in Dolphin and select Share - Send via email, I get an error popup titled Error -...
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How can I manually install a KDE Plasma Global Theme?

Installing a global theme through the KDE store doesn't work for me, due to a bug described here. So how can I install one manually?
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Installing KDE neon image on samsung phone

I'm interested in Plasma phones and also I'm aware of the difficulties of installing custom OS on the phones with android pre-installed(Gaining root access , unlocking the bootloader etc).I want to ...
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Login Screen is Showing on External Monitor

I recently installed Manjaro Plasma. I have ASUS with Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti. This is my lspci setting: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1f91 (rev a1) Subsystem: ASUSTeK ...
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KDE Plasma start menu and local environment

I am using KDE plasma version 5.17.5 but I have the feeling that my question is equally relevant for Gnome, XFCE, etc. I am using gvim (under Wayland) with plugins which rely on environment variables....
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Switching from GNOME to KDE

I am here to ask you for an help: since I have been using Linux (more than 10 years ago now...) I used to use GNOME, starting from 2.2x until latest 3.34 with gnome-shell and I always loved it. But ...
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KDE Neon GUI won't start after login

I installed some updates and it needed a reboot which I did. After that I tried to login, but pressing enter after entering the password or clicking the login button with the cursor didn't do anything ...
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How do I get rid of Konsole's random annoying transparent 1px lines?

I'm using the latest versions of Konsole and KDE with Plasma on Arch. It's been an issue since forever. I have random 1px thick transparent lines showing up all over the place. I want to get rid of ...
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KDE plasma 5: Prevent file association

I have a misbehaving application (Blender). As I interact with it, it insists on opening a *.dot file with an external application (Kate). Putting aside that this is a bug in the first application, ...
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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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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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Getting permanently connected TV that has multiple connections to only become a display device when tuned to the PC connection?

I've got a computer running Void Linux (so runit, not systemd), SDDM and KDE Plasma (wayland). It has two display devices permanently connected (back of PC is not readily accessible), a monitor on ...
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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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Authentication request dialog keeps popping up

`Hi All, I know that this may not the right place to ask this but I wasn't sure whihch other Stackexchange siute would be better. I'm running on Arch with Plasma on xorg and would like to use ...
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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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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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Brightness - external monitor drivers

I'm using Linux arch on Thinkpad X1C6. I bought external monitor Samsung C27F396FHU and I have a problem with brightness. I cannot use a physical button to adjust the brightness of the monitor - at ...
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Menu bar items tightly packed on some programs but not all

The menu items in the CUA-style menu bar are packed next to each other with seemingly no space, making it harder to read. I'm not sure why, but Firefox and Konsole does not have this problem, but ...
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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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IntelliJ maximizes only into background

If I switch focus to IntelliJ (or other derived products like PhpStorm), the window maximizes directly in background. I have to minimize other windows in front of it before I can use it. Other ...
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Reinstalling plasma-pa on OpenSUSE

I am trying to reinstall plasma-pa on OpenSUSE tumbleweed. Unfortunately, I cannot find any tumbleweed repos and the only downloadable source I can find are these two: https://www.archlinux.org/...
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Using KDE activities to have different window layouts

Sorry if this is obvious, I am having a really hard time understanding exactly how I can use activities. I have a workstation that I use in both a 1 monitor, 2 monitor, and 3 monitor set up, ...
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Configuration of search shortcut from Application launcher KDE

Here is my configuration: OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.7-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 1 hour, 58 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM: ...
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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. ...
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Use meta/super/windows/whatever key to open KDE Plasma's application launcher (KDE Plasma + i3)

I have a setup with KDE Plasma and i3 that I've been absolutely loving, except for the fact that the windows key no longer works to open Plasma's application launcher like it does with Kwin. I did ...
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How to stop KDE “THE PANEL ONLY”?

I'm trying to stop the KDE Panel, for use my own panel for example Gnome Panel, Lxpanel or other, then i need stop it or disable permanent before run my gnome panel or lxpanel, to prevent errors, how ...
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KATE GUI - KDE - How to insert date in KDE snippet script?

When running Kate snippets, I do not know how to use the date variable in a snippet. When I am trying to create a personal snippet where the current date can be inserted such as Snippet #A-1 <!--...
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How to unlock the login for the root?

How to unlock the login for the root? In Ubuntu 14.xx and previous versions of Ubuntu, it was possible to log in to the graphical session as root. Now i can't do this anymore. How to unlock the root ...
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KDE plasma 5: No taskbar (no rightclick-menu on desktop either) anymore

In short: I have the same problem, as is described here. However the suggested solutions do not work for me. I managed to kill plasmashell via killall plasmashell and could then manually restart it ...
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Some symbols are not rendered in Linux/Plasma5

I have Opensuse Tumbleweed with all the latest updates installed on my laptop and my PC, on my laptop with same font CURLY BRACKET SECTION symbols are rendered, but on my PC they are not, I see only ...
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KDE Dolphin Folder Already Exists “Write Into” prompt default

I generally find KDE Plasma enjoyable to use, with one exception. If you copy files and a folder with the same name exists in the destination it prompts. I have search for a setting to change the ...