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Questions tagged [plasma5]

This tag is for KDE Plasma 5-related questions. Plasma 5 is the fifth generation of desktop environment from KDE.

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Kde plasma blank with mouse cursor

Since I have upgraded kde plasma my desktop won't start showing me a blank screen with mouse cursor in tty1. According to some searches I have tried to solve the problem with updating and upgrading ...
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KDE no longer automatically switches desktops

Background I have been using Linux Mint KDE v17.3 (Plasma v4.13.2) for a number of years. I keep Firefox open in one virtual desktop and Thunderbird open in another. If I receive an email in ...
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How to add an entire folder of wallpapers in KDE plasma 5

When changing the wallpaper in KDE plasma 5 (on Ubuntu 18.04 if that matters) there's a button that says "+ Add Image...". Which is cool if you want to add a wallpaper, but I have hundreds in a folder ...
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how to repair x-server that failed following update/upgrade to 5.15?

question originally asked on askubuntu but commenters suggested to post the question here: Shortly after sudo apt-get update and upgrade I got the black screen The screen lock is broken and ...
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Open Konsole window in KDE with Keyboard Shortcut

I am used to using Ctrl+` to open Cmder in Windows. This key combination does not start a new Cmder process, but rather it maximizes or brings the already running one to the front and focuses on it. ...
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Avoid notification “kdeinit5 closed unexpectedly” in Plasma 5.14 when starting Dolphin

After upgrading Kubuntu from 18.04 to 18.10 and that to Plasma 5.14.5 through the "backports" PPA I am lucky enough to face almost no bugs, except annoying notifications saying "kdeinit5 closed ...
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Set the time of notifications in Plasma 5

The notification popups stay too long on the screen in my opinion. How to modify the number of seconds notifications are displayed? I see no such option in any of the notification settings. (...
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Does not start session with KDE Plasma after updating

When my system starts (ArchLinux - Antergos) the logging dialog appears and I enter my credentials, then it looks like my session would start but the logging dialog appears again. So I am not able to ...
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Plasma 5 - shutting down kills apps

I'm using KDE/Plasma for several years now and I always had a problem with shutting down but it's just now it started to annoy me. The problem is that when I shutdown my laptop (with Plasma shutdown ...
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How to create a KDE Plasma color scheme for titlebar colors only?

I wish to use KDE Plasma's ability to set titlebar colors using window-specific rules. I know how to accomplish that in general. However, since I am setting only titlebar color options, I would like ...
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How to give each Firefox profile its own application icon in Plasma

I'm running KDE on Arch Linux. I have the following two .desktop files. [Desktop Entry] Comment=First Profile Exec=firefox --no-remote -P First %u GenericName=Firefox First Profile Icon=/path/to/...
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Flickering and artifacts when capturing screen using ffmpeg and x11grab

I'm using the following command to capture my screen: ffmpeg -f x11grab -video_size 1920x1080 -i :0.0+1920,0 -c:v libx264 artifact-test.mkv The resulting video contains flickering artifacts that look ...
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How can I use ~/.XCompose with IBus and KDE plasma (on NixOS)

I want to use IBus with libpinyin on my NixOS install with KDE plasma. IBus is installed and works fine, with the following config in /etc/nixos/configuration.nix # use IBus for input i18n....
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How to keep KDE Plasma Launcher Icon visible when running?

Scenario Using KDE Plasma 5 default launcher, when I add an application to the launcher it's icon will be present in the panel as expected. When I click the icon the application will launch as ...
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Set Dolphin to manage the desktop in LXQT

I don't know much about the quality of the Lxqt desktop environment per se, but on top of Kubuntu 18.04 it works great. (It is lighter and more responsive than Plasma 5 (which is good by current ...
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How can I stop windows re-positioning after waking up monitors?

I have a laptop with multi-monitor setup, one is HDMI and the other is VGA. I have the energy saving setting set to dim screen after 5 min and switch screen off after 10 min, with suspends set to ...
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KDE Plasma broken after upgrade

I've been having some issues with the Plasma desktop since doing some updates. I'm running Debian Testing. Last Saturday, there was a set of upgrades related to the Plasma desktop: Start-Date: 2018-...
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How to start KDE Plasma 5 on start up on FreeBSD 11.2?

On FreeBSD 11.2 I have plasma5-plasma-workspace installed, along with x11/kde5 and sddm and I'd like to boot KDE Plasma 5 on boot. I've DuckDuckGo searched this topic but I haven't found any clear ...
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in KDE 5 how to make a GUI application show/hide with a shortcut similar to Tilda/guake/yakuake

I simply want to setup Emacs GUI to toggle (hide/show) visibility just like we see in guake, tilda or yakuake terminals(it is called drop down in these terminals). for example I am working with Emacs ...
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How to change kscreen backend (or disable kscreen)?

I'm running KDE on Arch Linux. 4.17.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 8 17:27:31 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux plasmashell 5.13.3 QMake version 3.1 Using Qt version 5.11.1 in /usr/lib I would like to ...
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Can I use kwallet to manage PGP keys?

I have two PGP keys I use to sign and decrypt e-mails in kmail. When doing so, I have to enter the key's password (currently stored in KeePass). Is it possible to save the passwords in my kwallet in ...
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Using Exec=konsole -e in a .desktop file does not work as expected [duplicate]

I have a desktop file to provide a custom "action" in the Dolphin context menu, as per this answer: [Desktop Entry] Type=Service Icon=upload-media X-KDE-ServiceTypes=KonqPopupMenu/Plugin MimeType=all/...
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How to disable the volume popup in KDE Plasma 5.13?

In older versions I used to comment out osd.show(percent) in the functions increaseVolume and decreaseVolume in the file /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.volume/contents/ui/main.qml (blog ...
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touchscreen not working under Arch Linux

I pulled out an older Lenovo ThinkPad with a touchscreen (X220 tablet, Core i7) which had been running Ubuntu and I installed Arch Linux on it. Everything is fine except the touch screen does not work....
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3 Questions about having to do a hard shutdown and reboot

When I attempt to do a soft reboot or shutdown, the display hangs and the system is unresponsive for an inordinate amount of time. I therefore have to shutdown or reboot my setup by holding the power ...
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KDE Plasma: GTK fonts too large after update

I've just updated Arch Linux with KDE to Plasma 5.12.5 (I forgot to check which version I had before, but the last update I did was about a month ago) and I noticed the fonts in GTK applications are ...
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Can't run KDE on Arch, $DISPLAY not set

I just installed Arch Linux. I have set up xorg and can start the xserver with xclock and xterm. I have also installed plasma-desktop. As per the KDE - ArchWiki I only need to append exec startkde ...
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Set default virtual desktop in KDE

How can I set default virtual desktop in KDE? I have nine virtual desktops (3 rows and 3 columns), and KDE always starts with top-left virtual desktop, and I want to start with center one. (I have ...
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Suspend linux from KDE Plasma 5 lockscreen

TLDR: How to suspend from KDE LockScreen? I'm using KDE's default lockscreen which you can somewhat configure But I haven't found a way to suspend my PC from the lockscreen, so I had to enter my ...
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How can I set a KDE keyboard shortcut to Super+N (Meta+N)?

I'm trying to set some keyboard shortcuts in KDE. Some key combinations will work, and others won't, without explanation. For instance, I'm trying to set "Switch One Desktop Down" to Meta+N. I can set ...
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How can I disable URL Activities shortcuts in KDE Plasma 5?

This window appears when I press Ctrl+A or Ctrl+C on URL address, for example.
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No Icons Showing Up in Certain Programs in KDE Plasma 5

i installed KDE on Arch Linux and am using the Breeze theme, although no matter what theme or set of icons I choose, icons do not show up in my terminal or file manager, which i believe are from ...
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How enabled sound notifications when insert an usb flash drive into an usb port, kde plasma desktop 5.12.2, fedora 27(kde plasma spin)

Hello pals I can't find the correct "Event source" on System-Settings>Notifications
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kde corner actions - how does it work

There are hot corners in kde. My issue is that i had thought that when i go to the corner with the mouse, the action is executed, but this happens only about 25% of cases. Mostly when I move the mouse ...
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In application menu bar in KDE Plasma 5.12

I am using KDE Plasma 5.12. In the previous version of Plasma I could show the global menu for an application below the title bar(Settings > Application Style > Widget Style > Fine Tuning > Menubar ...
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Why Xenial-based systems (Linux Mint 18.3) are stuck to Plasma 5.8 - but not Neon?

I am in Linux Mint 18.3 KDE with Plasma 5.8 LTS. Can I install 5.12 LTS? How? Mint 18.3 has already the kubuntu-ppa/backports PPA enabled but this doesn't go above 5.8 in ubuntu-16.04-based systems. ...
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How to set environment variable in KDE desktop file

I need to set GDK_BACKEND=x11 prior to launching Eclipse, because of https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=389495. I tried the following in the .desktop file: Exec=GDK_BACKEND=x11 /home/glodt/...
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Plasma 5 boots into a black screen after installing “kio-extras” [closed]

I have a fresh install of kde neon. I started having issues with the system. I couldn't open system settings. Shortcuts weren't working. Some applications weren't starting (like kolourpaint) and right-...
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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

I upgraded to plasma 5.12 and the global menus disappeared, and the entry in settings (Application Style -> Widget Style -> Fine Tuning) also disappeared. I tried deleting the plasma* files from ~/....
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System hangs on shutdown/reboot - stoping User Manager for UID 1000

I'm having this issue when shutting down for a while now. When I shutdown or reboot system I've got 17 jobs which hangs shutting down for 90 seconds. 16 of them are related to LVM 1 says Stopping ...
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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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See battery percentage on the panel in Plasma 5.8

It seems Plasma 5.8 cannot display battery percentage in the panel, as explained here. I have found a solution and I am posting this in order to provide an answer.
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Using a dark theme in KDE with Gnome applications (e.g., Firefox)

I prefer the breeze-dark KDE theme. Unfortunately, some gnome apps (such as Firefox) are problematic. In particular, in text input fields in Firefox, one ends up with white text on a white background ...
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sddm shows a black screen only

I'm new to Arch Linux and wanted to use the plasma 5 desktop with sddm. I'm able to start the plasma desktop via startx without any issues but when I try to use sddm it only shows me a black screen on ...
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Ugly Horizontal Lines Displayed in Kate and Konsole with Fractional HiDPI Scaling

Here is a picture of the problem: Notice that all lines of text have horizontal lines similar to underlining. However, this is a plain text editor (Kate) and it does not do underlining. There is no ...
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How to match GTK and KDE themes in Plasma 5

I would like to set a dark theme that is easy to read (no dark fonts on dark backgrounds or vice versa). And I want a consistent look for Qt and GTK applications (especially Firefox and Libre Office). ...
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plasmashell high CPU usage - KDE Plasma Desktop Environment

I am currently using the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment and a few seconds after logging in the plasmashell process would end up using more than 80% of the CPU which sometimes leads to lag and high fan ...
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kde5/plasma5/kubuntu: how to list kreadconfig5 all available config groups

I’m new to KDE5/Plasma5. I’ve recently installed Kubuntu 17.10 am came from Gnome 3. I’d like to list all available config groups (not to confuse them with user groups). In Gnome 3 I used gsettings (...
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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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High idle load of Xorg

When I have a few programs running in KDE and do nothing, I still have Xorg and plasmashell each taking like 11 % of a CPU core. kwin_x11 takes another 6 %. Together with other background jobs I get ...