Questions tagged [plasma]

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

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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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How to hide TODOs from the Calendar view but not from the TODOs view

In KOrganiser I have synced by Google account (Google Calendar & Google Tasks). This works, but, if I toggle my Tasks in the Calendar view of KOrganiser, it clutters the view (too many items per ...
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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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Mouse cursor lags then it change its picture

Then cursor change its picture (when you point it on a link or text) it doesn't change immediately: a new picture appears 1-2 mm to the right and only after that appears at its necessary place. It ...
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systemsettings5 stays black on KDE Plasma

when I run KDE Plasma inside a VM (oVirt/qemu) with qxl enabled, systemsettings5 just show two black frames. This seems to be independent of the OS (tested on Gentoo Linux and Ubuntu). Plasma Desktop ...
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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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Manjaro kde black screen

After 20-30 minutes everything related to kde becomes non-accessible, like panels, work table etc. What should i do, to fix it and what information should i provide?
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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 ...
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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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Plasma-browser-integration breaks with `export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=“qt5ct”`

I use plasma-browser-integration (not using KDE) to get firefox websites (like youtube, netflix..) to respond to mpris commands like play/pause, and to get the playback status (playing/paused) so I ...
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Is there a way to see the remaining battery life of your keyboard/mouse on Ubuntu/Linux?

I am just wondering. KDE sends me a notification if there is 10% battery life left on my keyboard, which is wireless. But is there a way to get the whole battery status data?
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Change the mouse scroll sensitivity in KDE Plasma?

I have a Logitech M325 mouse and use KDE Plasma 5 on X11. I am a long-time middle-button paster. I love the newer hi-res wheels for actually scrolling things, especially given that I can just put a ...
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How can I change KDE Plasma settings in NixOS?

I know that NixOS likes to configure things itself, so I figure I'm just thinking about this in the wrong way. I'd like to, say, change the icons that are displayed in my system tray, but when I right-...
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KDE Plasma - disable right click “as select” in context menus

I'm using KDE Plasma (Kubuntu 18.04). I notice when you right click to bring up a context menu, it is possible to select the options with left click OR right click. I find this behavior quite ...
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How to hide active firefox tab name from KDE task manager?

I'm trying to hide the active tab name of minimized firefox or chromium from KDE task manager. (Eg. In above picture I want to hide Newest kde question -Unix...') I'm using antergos.
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Kubuntu 18.04, cron task does not load @reboot

I am running Kubuntu 18.04, and have a simple script to reset the plasmashell every time after suspend/lockscreen since there's a known bug that corrupts folder/file names upon returning from suspend. ...
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Arch linux wifi broadcom | Not working [closed]

The output of lspci -vnn -d 14e4: is : 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Lenovo BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [17aa:0611] ...
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Robust command line (CLI) configuration of Plasma (KDE) applets

Configuration of KDE desktop applets, like the launcher ("Kickoff") or the clock is held in ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc (at least for KDE 5). I'd like to configure the applets on ...
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How to see which website an app is trying to access?

Hello Unix StackExchange, I've recently started using StevenBlack's /etc/hosts file, and it seems to have broken some apps I've been using. So far I've noticed that Thunderbird can't log into GMail ...
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Shift+Space key combination blocked in KDE Neon

I installed KDE Neon recently, and really liking it, but I have this pet peeve that I can't type a space while the shift key is pressed down (I type in all-caps sometimes while writing code). Used to ...
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Where are the KDE Plasmashell logs?

I have an Ubuntu machine on which I installed KDE and since day 1 the plasmashell process was leaking memory and my panels just became extremely unresponsive over time. Now I would like to check the ...
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Locate saved Wi-Fi password on OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 KDE Plasma

Where does OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 with KDE Plasma store wireless passwords? I tried the files in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections but there is no psk entry in them. Most likely they are stored in ...
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“~>plasma_desktop” errors in linux mint 17.3, kde4. Unable to figure out where to start to address instabilities

Upon restart of plasma-desktop I encountered the following output: https://pastebin.com/nSgv9WyG It points towards some serious instabilities. I have been searching for an idea of what to try to ...
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KDE plasma disappear panel settings

My KDE plasma has multiple problems: When I open panel settings, clicked on one setting option, the settings disappear and don't get applied. In the bottom screenshot I opened setting of panel : ...
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How to restore KDE 5 panel?

I'm running Fedora and I recently upgraded to 27. Now I just did another update and rebooted, but suddenly my panel/taskbar is gone. I customized it quite a bit and even assigned keyboard shortcuts. I ...
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Hide plasma panel by default for all users?

I'm attempting to auto hide the plasma panels, the top and bottom task bars, by default for all users. There is an application users run that requires them to turn on autohide for both top and bottom ...
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How to show desktop pager in KDE for one virtual desktop [closed]

I have KDE5 plasma and one virtual desktop. I tried to show desktop pager in panel for one virtual desktop, but without succesfull. In KDE4 I made change in script here '/usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/...
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How can I imitate gnome gsettings functionality in KDE Plasma using the command line?

I have heard about kwriteconfig as begin the equivalent for gsettings. I'd like to be able to imitate the functionality shown in my script for GNOME in KDE Plasma. Gnome Script Setup gnome to my ...
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NetworkManager not auto-connecting to wifi on login

I am running Manjaro KDE and have recently installed i3 to be used as my WM alongside KDE as my DE, instead of KWin. I have got everything working fine with this unorthodox combination of DE and WM ...
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Plasma-desktop starts using all the CPU time, on Mint linux 17. How to stop it

I'm using Mint linux 17, with KDE as my desktop manager. Every so often my system really slows down, and I find that plasma-desktop is using 97-99% of cpu time (it's a dual core system). I've tried ...
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Hot to disable 3 finger tap (Libinput)

I want to disable the paste action associated with the 3 finger tapping because it is not a behavior helpful for me and also somehow dangerous. Most of the post (for ex. this one) report either to: ...
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Customizing kdm Ghost Theme in Kali linux

I am using Kali Linux and just switched to kdm plasma desktop from gnome. I installed the futuristic ghost theme. As we get wifi and recording icons at the top right of desktop in gnome, i couldn't ...
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Use Alt-letter symbols on KDE

I've just installed KDE Plasma using Antergos, and I am quite annoyed at the default behavior of the alt-keys, since pressing altGr-2 does not type out the at key, but rather the same command as alt-2....
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How to hide Kopete on KDE taskbar?

I am using Debian Stretch with KDE Plasma. Today I discovered fine and flexible instant messaging application, Kopete.I could configure there everything I want and use two networks, gtalk and gg. But ...
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How can I prevent Meta from opening up KDE Plasma's launcher?

When I press Meta, KDE Plasma's Application Launcher (Kickoff) opens. This occurs whether I tap the key, or hold it down for a long time. How can I prevent this from occurring?
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How can I print in greyscale in KDE Plasma applications?

When I print in Plasma applications, such as Gwenview, I can select Grayscale instead of Color (see screenshot below). However, this doesn't do anything; images are always printed in colour. In ...
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How to auto-refresh KDE desktop?

If I add or remove files from my desktop on KDE by using, for instance, a terminal or Dolphin, the desktop isn't automatically refreshed. It's missing the new files and still shows the removed files. ...
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KDE Plasma: Skype messages opens up panel and won't close until clicked

I'm using KDE Plasma on ubuntu and I have aproblem with skype. Whenever someone messages me, the panel opens up and won't close until I read the message. Please take a look at these gifs: In the ...
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Start KDE 5 Plasma with nouveau.noaccel=1 (no 3D acceleration)

I am tired of nouveau freeze and lockups. But don't want to switch to shitty nvidia binary driver. So I decided to disable any 3D acceleration, I don't need it. I have already configured XRender as my ...
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Plasma keeps remounting my cifs share

I have this mount configured in /etc/fstab: //192.168.5.1 /mnt cifs auto,x-systemd.requires=network-online.target,x-systemd.device-timeout=5 0 0 I've tried unmounting it every possible way: ...
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Menu borders missing, when firefox from firefox website is used on kde

Context menu and many other menus are not showing a border when I run firefox that is manually installed from firefox website), on kde plasma. Borders are shown if I run in gnome, or if I run the ...
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Plasmashell deleting file it's very slow

This is the OS: Kubuntu 16.04 (fresh install but with the home folder from my old 14.04 installation) KDE Plasma vesion: 5.5 OS Type: 64 bit Kernel: 4.4.0-51 After restart I try to remove file ...
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KDE Plasma crashes after logging in

I just bought an ultra wide 3440 x 1440 monitor made by LG and tried to use it with my Linux Debian 8. I decided to use Display Port, since HDMI < 2.0 is limited to a maximum frequency of 30 Hertz....
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kubuntu 16.04 plasma widget on panel - icon

Kubuntu 16.04. I want to run custom application/command (wine running windows app). In 14.04, I could just drag any application and edit icon settings (command + icon). Now when I right click any ...