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Launching via Plasma shortcut removes ssh-agent's environment variables

Running Plasma 5.27.10 on Debian testing/trixie. An ssh-agent is launched via user service /usr/lib/systemd/user/ssh-agent.service and its socket is exposed in my session's environment variables. All ...
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Run .desktop file with its own icon in Icons Task Manager KDE Plasma Wayland

I have the following configuration: Debian Trixie; Wayland; KDE 5.107.0 / Plasma 5.27.10 I have two .desktop files to launch two instances of brave browser with two different profiles and two ...
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Window is resized when moving to other monitor in KDE Plasma

I am using Ubuntu with KDE Plasma 5.27.8 with X11. I have one laptop monitor and two external monitors. The external monitors each have 1920x1080 resolution. The laptop monitor is scaled down to ...
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Open top-left menu in Dolphin explorer with keyboard shortcut

I am looking for a way to open this menu in the Dolphin file explorer with a keyboard shortcut. (It can be invoked by clicking on the icon in the top-left.) I looked through the available keyboard ...
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KDE - Map left and right `Alt` keys independently

When creating shortcuts, the left and right Alt keys map to identical references. Is there a way to create a shortcut for both individually so that RAlt+Key1 and LAlt+Key1 can point to different ...
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KDE Plasma picture keeping clipboard manager

As I know, Windows and Gnome clipboard manager can 'saves' pictures in clipboard manager. Is there a way to do something like that in Plasma?
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apt randomly switches languages ever since I installed Arabic on my Pop!_OS running KDE Plasma

I recently installed Arabic on my system and since then apt sometimes does things in Arabic and sometimes in English user@pop-os:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade Hit:1 https://dl.winehq....
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How to make policykit/polkit ask for YES or NO prompt instead of password?

How to make policykit/polkit ask for YES or NO confirmation instead of asking for the password? I don't want to remove the polkit prompt, just convert it to a confirmation dialog. Setting the password ...
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KDE Plasma insists on staying in dark theme with dark letters

My KDE Plasma insists on staying in a dark theme with dark letters. I've tried changing the theme, but it persists like this. I've already tried logging in with Gnome and switching between the light/...
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"mount" works in terminal; mounting through interface does not

Since yesterday I've been unable to mount an external hard drive using either the taskbar, or the file manager (Dolphin) which shows me the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdf2 at /run/media/...
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How to change the default notification daemon to xfce4-notifyd in Ubuntu with KDE Plasma Desktop Environment

I wanted to use xfce-like notification so I tried to get rid of Plasma-like notification I have tried renaming, deleting /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.plasma.Notifications.service file but it ...
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KDE Keeps freezing for some reason

First, to give a bit of details about my system: I use KDE plasma I use X11/Xorg as my protocol I use Arch Linux I have an NVIDIA gpu and an intel IGPU Since I've installed Arch i have been ...
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What is blueman-manager process doing more than bluedevil does already?

I have this odd problem in Plasma/Kubuntu on a Macbook: bluetooth audio being lost after media pause - with two UE Boom speakers (2 and 3). The Plasma BT tool is bluedevil, as said here on Discuss. I ...
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Switch audio output by keyboard in KDE Plasma

I would like to have a way of switching the audio output device (internal speakers/headphones to bluetooth speakers etc) by keyboard actions (which I usually can do without searching, finding and ...
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How to get user desktop notifications from a sudo-run systemd service on Wayland?

I'm running KDE Plasma on Nobara (Wayland), a Fedora-based distro. I'm brand new to Wayland and Nobara/Fedora, and have very limited experience with systemd. I have a bash script that sends a desktop ...
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Unable to navigate to app or app events while clicking on notification badges on plasma workspace for Flatpak apps

Normally, when I click on the notification badges, I am taken to the application window for any application in KDE plasma. However, this is not the case with Flatpak apps. Clicking on the notification ...
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Linux desktop screen full black with dock, wallpaper, panel all gone but still somewhat functional

Everything was working perfectly fine till yesterday night but when I booted into my Garuda linux today, desktop was pitch black with nothing related to it working. When I first booted, the grub was ...
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Command to open directly "download new plasma widgets"

Widgets are an essential part of Plasma/KDE, and I have always found rather odd and cumbersome the way of accessing the interface to install them, by right-clicking the panel or the desktop, ...
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Logout other users from KDE/plasma as root

I'd like to be able to automatically log out users from their KDE/plasma sessions by a script running as root. The log-out should happen "gracefully", i. e. applications should get a chance ...
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WebKitGTK is slow or sometimes hangs completely in kde plasma

Using Epiphany browser, as a similar display Safari, to check if the site is displayed correctly (I am a web developer), very uncomfortable, scrolling with the mouse, poking something, all as if in ...
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Shortcut to show a window on all virtual desktops in KDE Plasma

I am using KDE Plasma 5, and I want to define a shortcut to toggle showing the active window on all virtual desktops (a.k.a. pinning the window). I cannot find such a shortcut in the shortcuts list ...
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Trying to create a KDE Plasmoid which retrieves a specific Category of apps

I apologize in advance if this question will sound a bit too generic. I am new to this; all I have done so far is modifying a few existing plasmoids to my needs. Now I am trying to put together a ...
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Laptop doesn't wake up after going to sleep

I run Debian with KDE Plasma on Xorg. I have tried all the main ways on the internet to properly wake the computer after it going to sleep. But whatever I do, it doesn't work. I have gone to the ...
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KDE Konsole incorrect reboot behaviour

I'm running KDE Plasma on Arch Linux. Upon rebooting my PC, Plasma re-opens the applications that were open prior to reboot. This is desirable behaviour and functions as expected for all applications ...
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KDE doesn't see plugged in external drives anymore (panel widget and Dolphin) though the system sees them

My KDE Plasma (I'm running openSUSE Tumbleweed): ... doesn't detect USB sticks anymore (neither in the Devices panel widget nor in Dolphin). I'm not sure if it's an exfat or general problem, all my ...
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unable to use fish:// in Dolphin on Fedora

I have an up-to-date Fedora 38 box but I seem not to be able to use the fish:// protocol in Dolphin. When I enter fish://hostname/ or fish://IP, all I get is the Connecting... and Loading folder... ...
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Solaar and onboard are showing twice in the tray-bar after upgrading to Debian 12

After upgrading Debian11/KDE to Debian 12, Solaar (for bluetooth input devices) and onboard (for a virtual touchscreen keyboard) is showing twice in the tray-bar. I checked with the process manager ...
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Plasma (X11) No Longer Working on Manjaro

Plasma (X11) Stopped Working I have had Manjaro on my Lenovo Yoga 9i laptop since I got it, but I just ran into an issue. I booted up my laptop, and was met with this screen: Sorry for these being ...
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Change Plasma keyboard layout and LO Writer paragraph language with one shortcut

I often write in 2-3 languages in the same text for which I use 3 different keyboard layouts. Thus, I very often have to switch the layouts but also the paragraph language. I would like to have the ...
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Systemd Service that is executed once after KDE Plasma desktop is loaded

I created a systemd service that executes a script that changes the system color and the Wallpapers. I want the script to take effect after login and every 10min. Principally it works, but the first ...
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Login Failed in openSUSE Tumbleweed

Login Failed.When I turn on my laptop I login to openSUSE Tumbleweed with same username and password, my screen shows message "login failed" I do't know how to fix it when i log in as root ...
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KDE Plasma Application Launcher Settings file location

For the sake of knowing what is happening on my own computer I would like to know where the configuration file is for the KDE Application Launcher. A.k.a. Start Menu. The application to edit the ...
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How do I change the avatar of a user in SDDM & KDE Plasma 5?

I’m using simple desktop display manager (SDDM) & KDE Plasma 5. How do I configure the avatar picture of a non-root user, through commands (so that I can automate it)? How do I do the above in a ...
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Fedora 36 KDE update broke my installation

Unfortunately the latest update to Fedora 36 KDE I applied (2/28/2023 ~21:00 EST) in my system BROKE my installation. I simply did a run of the mill sudo dnf update, not a version upgrade and now my ...
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How to change compositor in KDE Plasma

As title, what passages I have to do for changing compositor under Wayland? I was thinking to mask/disable some kwin.service but I can't found any using systemctl list-unit-files. Maybe I would change ...
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Problem with Lenovo Touchpad

I used Windows 11 where suddenly my touchpad stopped working for scrolling. Looking into drivers there and reinstalling them didn't work. Anyway I planned on switching over for Linux, Debian OS, so ...
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Loading of providers fails when trying to download new KDE Plasma content

I am trying to install a new global theme from the system settings. When I click on "Get new global themes..." I get a message that says "Loading of providers from file: https://...
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Make krunner wider

A list of searched files like that displayed by Plasma's tool Krunner is more useful than a grid and helps to identify a file when the files searched and the search results are very numerous, have ...
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adding a custom icon to a panel in kde-plasma

I am building a kde environment in manjaro very much like gnome-2. so far I've been able to build panels with application icons from the application launcher. However, I have built some applications ...
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KDE Plasma problems: All launchers broken, app launcher empty, desktop error message, all file associations missing

After updating Qt to 5.15.8 (testing, ~amd64) on my Gentoo system running KDE Plasma 5.26.5 (~amd64), I'm dealing with a bunch of issues with the desktop: All launchers are broken, appearing as blank ...
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Browser cookies lost when switching desktop environment

Each time I switch between Enlightenment and KDE Plasma, Chromium seems to loose all cookies and I need to re-login to any web service I use (really annoying). Is this a known problem? Can I do ...
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Sending a click event to an inactive window in linux

I'm trying to automate a task which involves clicking on a window in certain places at certain times, but I want to do other things in the meantime. Is there any tool that can send a click event to a ...
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KDE-Plasma : Prevent akonadi stuff from being launched at startup

Akonadi server is well known for being launched with the very first application needing it. (Kmail, KaddressBook, KOrganizer…) Previously running KDE-Plasma-5.23 with a given set of widgets (including ...
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screenshare in chrome with wayland + pipewire in KDE

I am using archlinux with pipewire, wireplumber, plasma and xdg-desktop-portal-kde plasmashell --version ...
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How can I change the text colour in a Plasma-desktop notification?

I am using Plasma-desktop notifications for all kinds of things, often from scripts using kdialog or notify-send. My Plasma desktop uses a dark background with a light foreground (text). Until a few ...
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Deleted nvidia drivers and reinstalled, now plasma wont open

For some silly reason I did sudo apt-get remove nvidia-* cuda-* Reinstalled the bash script from vnidias website for new drivers Rebooted Now kde plasma wont open If I try kstart5 plasmashell i get ...
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Fedora 36 KDE Plasma spin monitor not receiving signal after installing nvidia drivers

I followed this tutorial on how to install nvidia drivers on Fedroa 36. Specifically, I installed akmod-nvidia and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda. When I reboot my machine, my monitor doesn't receive a ...
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How to find out the source package / traceback of an error message in KDE?

When I start plasmashell with kstart5 plasmashell in Debian11/KDE I get an error message (error creating screencast "Failed to connect PipeWire context") that I'd like to see the source ...
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Open programs and files is specific Plasma activity

Plasma activities are a way of separating different workflows or types of operations with the computer depending on various factors (is it reading or writing? surfing the internet or watching videos? ...
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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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