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

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Using Ctrl+Meta+n to switch to the next virtual terminal?

I am using KDE and there are virtual desktops and activities, but I want to use multiple users instead, that is why I need to switch to the next virtual terminal, I assume that I should use loadkeys ...
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Remove an icon from KDE Icons-only Task Manager

KDE added a KMines icon to my (or should I say, our) Icons-only Task Manager in my panel. I'd like to remove said icon but I cannot see (my fault? probably) any way to do so, hence I googled and I've ...
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How to programmatically set Font DPI?

In the kde plasma settings page there's the Font DPI settings (Appearance > Global Theme >Fonts > Force Font DPI). Occasionally this is reset, and I must open the GUI to reset it to the ...
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Themes having different colors

There is a theme I really like on KDE. But I want to have everything minimal and I am currently on Xfce4 with bspwm. I have 2 PCs and both are installed Xfce4. On the system that was previously ...
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How can I auto mount an SMB share on KDE + Arch Linux? (re: kio-fuse?)

I'm using a Steam Deck which runs Arch Linux and KDE Plasma. It has a read-only filesystem (for system files) but does include kio-fuse (5.0.1). What's the best practice to automatically mount an SMB ...
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Fingerprint enroll-data-full KDE Plasma 5.24 thinkpad p1 gen 4

I've upgraded to KDE Plasma 5.24 and I have installed frpintd successfully. It even shows up under Users as GUI. Yet as I start setting up the finger print... the result is this Enroll-data-full . ...
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Where to configure Primary Selection (highlight then paste by middle-click)?

FYI I am using KDE Plasma 5 on Gentoo. But I think this is distro independent. I think this is an X11 thing. When I highlight the text in most of the applications (including Konsole, Firefox, Dolphin, ...
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how to change the kde4 plasma desktop to folder view for all users

I see there is one solution for individual user, https://centosfaq.org/centos/how-do-i-default-to-folder-view-in-my-custom-kde-user-profile/, and my question is, how to change that for all users? is ...
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KDE Plasma black screen/no video output on login

What happened: I launched a game via proton(GTAV, lutris, epic games) and suddenly the screen turned black/switched to standby. My PC didn't react to anything; I had to shut it down by cutting off ...
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Scaling up UI-Size of only one Monitor in a Multi-Monitor setup with KDE

so my problem is the following: I have two screens connected to my PC, one Full HD Monitor (on HDMI-0) and one 4k Monitor (on DP-0, both are connected directly to my GPU), i'd like to use the 4k ...
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Changing The Location Of Titlebar In KDE Plasma

I want to change the location of the title bar in Manjaro Linux. Normally in every os title bar is located on the top of the application window. Is there any way to customize the location of the title ...
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Plasma not running for specific user

My distro is KDE Neon 5.24 and running with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU and AMD RX 5700 GPU. I recently did a system upgrade after which my KDE Plasma shell stopped working properly. The errors that I ...
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KDE Plasma changes brightness on wrong GPU

I am able to change brightness manually by issuing the command: echo 512 | sudo tee - /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness This changes the brightness output of my Intel integrated GPU on ...
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kde/plasma miscellaneous *rc files documentation

Where can I find precise documentation (syntax, keywords, arrays…) about the miscellaneous *rc files managed by the kde-plasma desktop, in particular : .config/plasmashellrc .config/plasma-org.kde....
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Module "QMLTermWidget" is not installed error when trying to install Termoid Plasmoid

I'm running KDE Plasma on Arch Linux. I just tried dragging the Termoid plasmoid to my desktop but got this error: file:///home/mycomputer/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.koldbyte.kde.termoid/...
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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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How can I change my Grub-Customizer icon in the app launcher?

I have the icon for 'grub customizer'. It is a .png and it is located in file:///var/lib/app-info/icons/ubuntu-focal-universe/64x64/grub-customizer_grub-customizer.png. However in my app launcher it ...
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KDE - Launch All Applications to the Screen Where the Mouse-Pointer Currently Resides

In KDE Plasma 5.20.5, how can I set it so that all applications are always launched to the screen where the mouse pointer currently resides?
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How to adjust the display when running linux on a macbook?

Mac has the high pixel density, which makes everything really small when I run linux on a mac with a USB. Is there a way to adjust that to be a more pleasant larger display? Currently running plasma ...
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How to set up i3-like bindings for Openbox-Kde

KDE Plasma 5. I want the keybindings like i3. I want to press my "windows key + directonal arrows" to move my windows. This window is the active window rn, i want to move it around my screen ...
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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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How do I change the umask of processes launched by plasmashell from 0022 to 0002

I'm using Fedora 33, KDE Plasma 5.20.5. I'd like the permissions for files created by my user on this system to include the write permission for the group. Using umask successfully accomplishes this, ...
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Plasma KDE a.k.a DIscover Software Center not working properly

Unable to load applications, please verify internet connectivity: Still looking: the never ending search: What could be causing the issue? I've read in some other sites that many people are having ...
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Can't play audio in Bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I would like to use as a playback device. The first time I turned my headphones on and entered "Bluetooth pairing" mode, I was able to see them in ...
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KDE Neon Spanish error: No se pudo entrar en la carpeta tags:/

I have this error in Spanish and I don't know how it exactly will be written in English. My problem: I am in kde neon and when I turn on my computer I get this error: Error kde plasma No se pudo ...
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Problem changing KDE Plasma Widget Properties

When I right click on a widget on the panel and select properties, the resulting window has the OK button greyed out even after some values are changed. Any ideas why this is happening?
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Dependency error when installing PulseAudio in MX Linux 21 KDE

I just noticed that the volume controller is missing in my MX 21 KDE. So to inspect that, I found that I need to install plasma-pa. But that requires PulseAudio to be installed. However, here the main ...
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Manjaro ARM locking up after entering password for user on login screen - but root can login

Prelude New to having a Linux distribution as an OS on anything I own. Brand new to any Linux OS with a GUI. Searched here on U&LSE, found questions that were tangentially similar, but nothing ...
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How does Linux display Unicode characters?

I have a simple Python PIL script that's render some list of unicode symbols with FreeSerif font, which is have the most full unicode support (about 65k glyph) but in reality Arch Linux with last ...
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Remove Konqueror without installing firefox-esr from KDE Plasma in Debian

I am trying to uninstall Konqueror from my Debian 11 system running KDE Plasma Desktop. Shell command sudo apt remove konqueror gives: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done ...
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Make nautilus use default kde plasma color scheme

I am currently working with the KDE Plasma window manager and switched my default file manager to nautilus. Functionally everything works, but aesthetically it looks not very pleasing. Is it possible ...
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Applications dont start in KDE plasma 5.22 after resume from suspend

I keep having a problem of some applications refusing to start after resume from suspend in KDE Plasma 5.22 ( endeavour OS). At times brave browser refuses to start and now dolphin file manager is not ...
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KDE Plasma doesn't start (black screen) after upgrading Debian10->11

I upgraded from Debian 10 to 11. After completing the upgrade – which had problems due to lack of disk space (there should have been enough), some rkhunter config and unattended-upgr blocking konsole ...
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KDE Plasma ' Archlinux: my cursor jumps and clicks everywhere and it has become more severe

Problem: my cursor jumps and clicks everywhere, and it has become more severe - it is maddening :'( This question I have seen before in forums and tried their suggestions, but I still have this ...
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Kubuntu Plasma Login screen is frozen when switching users

I have two users sessions running. I can switch between users without error most of the time. But after a while, after I try to switch users, on the login screen for the user I am swtiching to, the ...
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How to system-widely configure kdesu to use sudo instead of su (KDE Plasma)?

I'm trying to make kdesu use sudo instead of su. I know that this is possible to achieve by creating a local kdesurc file by running kwriteconfig5 --file kdesurc --group super-user-command --key super-...
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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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Unable to start plasmashell in Arch Linux

KWin is displaying windows, but the background, panel et cetera are missing. I tried starting plasmashell from Konsole using kstart5 plasmashell But it returns an error message: starting invalid ...
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KDE Autostart Missing Library

I'm trying to debug an issue with a SH script in my KDE autostart directory (~/.kde/Autostart). I'm running Scientific Linux 6.4 (kernel 2.6.32-754). The script simply launches an application. This ...
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Where can I find pre-installed widgets

I am trying to find my pre-installed widgets in debian 10 kde plasma, but I cannot find them. Is there a way to locate their installed path or if anyone know where are they located?
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KDE5 keybind terminal applications

After over one hour trying to figure and set it out, I still can't get a simple keybind to launch a terminal application other than the terminal itself with KDE Plasma 5. I have the terminal bound to ...
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Arch Linux feeling sluggish

I like Linux because of the speed, but I feel like it's sluggish on the KDE plasma. It takes about 1-2 seconds when "Alt+F2"'ing. So I would just love to verify that KDE plasma is doing all ...
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Switch user button on KDE Plasma

I would like to ask where I can find the switch user button? I use Fedora 34 (with Plasma) 5.21 Thanks for reply!
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In KDE, how to get the Application Menu (File, Edit...) back on top of each window?

My File, Edit... Menus are gone from the Dolphin file manager. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get it back. Thank you.
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Why does the mouse cursor jump when at right edge of screen, causing strange application behavior (e.g. eclipse)?

When I move my mouse to the right edge of the screen, regardless of the vertical position when entering the right edge, it jumps to a point about 25% down from the top at the right edge of the screen. ...
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Plasmashell won't launch anymore

For some reason, when I log in to my box and want to start up plasma, I get the applications started but there's no wallpaper nor panel visible and I also don't get a context menu on right click. ...
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Can't change inode directory in plasma

I am using KDE in Manjaro. I need to set Nautilus for my default and inode directory. I used some commands, and it didn't work. $ xdg-mime query default inode/directory org.kde.dolphin.desktop $ xdg-...
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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 the name of the current kde activity?

How to print the name of the current kde activity alone? The activity bar displays all activities, highlighting the current one. I would find useful an unobtrusive widget to print the current activity ...
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Update Latte Dock v0.9 to v0.10

I am starting to use Arch Linux and, I am customizing my KDE Plasma. I've initially installed Latte Dock 0.9 because I thought it was the latest version. Now I need the Latte Dock 0.10 because, with ...
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