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 5 / Plasma: Why does the fcitx / virtual keyboard display itself twice in the taskbar?

After fiddling around with the keyboard settings of my OpenSuSE Leap 15.3 machine, I've ended up with the fcitx and virtual keyboard applets appearing twice in the taskbar: Killing one applet also ...
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KDE - Server Authentication - Plasma - server failed the authenticity check (i.scdn.co)

I am having some random problems with KDE plasma desktop on Debian 11. I keep getting this pop-up: Server Authentication -- Plasma The server failed the authenticity check (i.scdn.co). The issuer ...
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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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How to show the shutdown and restart buttons in the KDE Plasma Application Menu widget

I'm using KDE Neon 5.24. I'm using the Application Menu widget as my app launcher instead of the default Application Launcher widget. When I first installed it, the Application Menu widget showed ...
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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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Recent files and locations listed in Dolphin and other applications are very old, date is false

I have noticed that files and locations shown in Dolphin (and thus in KDE file dialog too) under 'Recent files' and 'Recent locations' are not recent at all. All I see is files (in 'Recent Files') and ...
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KDE Plasma over VNC on Ubuntu in Chroot on Android using Linux Deploy

As you can see form the title, I am running a weird setup. I am using Linux Deploy on my Android 11 to host an Ubuntu instance in a chroot environment, so that I can run full-fat Linux applications on ...
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strange transparent bar appears below taskbar over applications windows in kde plasma 5.23

I'm using Arch Linux x64 with KDE Plasma desktop, I've upgraded my system just like I always do but Now I get this screenshot: As you can see there is a strange transparent bar under the taskbar that ...
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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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How to configure a desktop file so that I can set different parameters for a same application with KDE

Example of behaviors I have been able to set different windows of Vscode to open on different desktops or activities by targetting the window title. I have done the same with gnome-terminal using ...
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How to create a custom notification in KDE Plasma for charging battery?

Is there a way for me as an user to create a custom notification (either from a script or a helper application) to be shown when an event's conditions are satisfied in Linux? In my specific case, I'd ...
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KDE Plasma on Arch - splash screen flickering resolution

When I log into my arch linux latptop running plasma DE with my external monitor connected the splash screen flickers and appears to change resolution. My screen resolution is set with xrandr in /usr/...
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How to avoid audio recording fade in?

Audios recorded from the microphone start with a pop and a fade in. I tried 2 mics from two hardware inputs. I found this solution that describes my problem but Fedora 35 has no default.pa file: In ...
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What keyboard shortcut did I accidentally press at the login screen that killed the window manager?

Mystery time! I'm using a Thinkpad T450s, running Kubuntu 20.04.3 and KDE Plasma 5.18.5. Today I decided to wipe off my keyboard. To do this I locked the screen, and gently wiped the keys from left to ...
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sudo apt-get remove konqueror (equals uninstall Linux?)

In Debian 11 stable with KDE, why would uninstalling konqueror also remove libreoffice, xorg,etc? Why would it cause the installation of firefox-esr? sudo apt-get remove konqueror Reading package ...
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How do I install Manajro KDE Theme, Manjaro GNOME Theme and Manjaro's icon pack in Arch Linux KDE?

How do I install Manajro KDE Theme, Manjaro GNOME Theme and Manjaro's icon pack in Arch Linux KDE? Because I really like their themes and icons and I dont want to distrohop just for that! Please help.
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I can't install plasma. ERROR instaling appstream

When I installed Arch linux, I installed GNOME 41 as a GUI. But I want to install KDE plasma 5. I run the following command as root: pacman -S plasma plasma-wayland-session kde-applications But ...
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Select GTK theme in Wine-staging under Plasma 5

I am using Plasma 5 with the dark default theme and would like to have dark-themed apps under Wine as close as possible to the main one. I had some success by using msstyles with winecfg, but I have ...
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Why isn't discover software manager able to load applications in Arch LInux?

Why isn't the discover software manager loading any applications in Arch Linux? This is what discover is saying: Discover currently cannot be used to install any apps because none of its app backends ...
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How to set KDE 5's Default Web Browser to a Command

In KDE Plasma 5.20.5, I'm trying to set my default web browser to a command. I recall achieving this previously in other KDE Plasma versions, but I don't see a way to achieve this in 5.20.5. When I ...
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useradd and user management in Plasma

I added a user in the terminal useradd -m -g <groupID> -u <userID> <username> Now, going to the user management of KDE I tried to change the name of the account (NOT the user name), ...
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Run Thunderbird in Background in KDE [duplicate]

I am using MX Linux 21 KDE on my laptop. I switched to Thunderbird for email activity recently. However, I could not find a viable approach that would make Thunderbird run in the background. What I ...
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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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How to restart Plasma 5 from terminal using nohup?

There are a lot of questions and answers about restarting Plasma 5. I realize that using KRunner is the best option, but today I could not access KRunner and had to use a terminal. After reading ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 "Filesystem mounted at '/' is not responding"

I am running a HP Zenbook with: i7 processor 32gb RAM 1TB SSD Plasma Version : 5.18.5 As of last night, after performing some updates on Kubuntu my Desktop shell has become really laggy and ...
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Keyboard is not working after removing xf86-input-libinput and tty not working

Problem: Keyboard is not working after removing xf86-input-libinput - and now I cannot login in Plasma 5; when I try to type my password, nothing happens. Reason for removing xf86-input-libinput:: I ...
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Force certain programs to work on all Desktops AND Activities

Config: I'm running Kubuntu 21.04 with KDE Plasma 5.21.4 on a Dell Precision 5750. I use a combination of Desktops and Activities to compartmentalize my work. Loving it. Problem One minor question. ...
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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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Increase Firefox tabs in Plasma 5 on high DPI laptop with small screen

In order to increase size I have used larger fonts (beside some other settings like toolbar icons size in Dolphin) and a global scale of 112%. This is how my panel looks for me to be comfortable with ...
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Is there a way to turn off highlighting of pasted text in Konsole on Plasma 5.21?

Upon upgrading to the new Plasma 5.21, one of the things I noticed is that whenever I copy and paste something into the Konsole it gets highlighted automatically. I'm curious if there's a way to turn ...
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KDE Partition Manager asks for password upon opening, but GNOME Disks does not. Why is that?

The title basically says everything. KDE Partition Manager asks for password after opening the app, but GNOME Disks does not ask for the password. It (Disks) can do basically everything without ever ...
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Annotations not working in Okular (missing characters)

Yesterday, I upgraded to Fedora 34 from a F33 install. Today, while using Okular (KDE's PDF reader), I noticed that special characters (áéíóúç etc...) doesn't appear in annotations made within the PDF....
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Running a program from sudo shell as a user with the correct themes and styles

I am trying to start qbittorrent after OpenVPN connects via the --up script. The problem is that the script is ran via the root profile, so starting an application was a bit of a problem. After fixing ...
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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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Change Krunner size and position in KDE Plasma 5

Is it possible to change the Krunner position and size? By default it is too close to top edge of the screen and it looks too small:
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How to backup and restore Dolphin toolbar settings?

After installing Dolphin I spend a lot of time customizing it, something which is normal in Plasma. But can we save these detailed changes for future use? I am interested in backing up as many ...
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Linux distributions centered on Plasma desktop? [closed]

I am looking for a good respectable Linux - I mean stable not necessarily because based on stable releases like Ubuntu LTS, but because well supported by maintainers and community - that would be ...
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KDE Plasma: tooltips appear under the mouse cursor

Is there a way to configure tooltips to not be obscured by the mouse cursor? First time I'm bothered by this behavior in a window manager: It happened with the default cursor, and changing the mouse ...
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KDE Plasma 5 - where do I check the patterns for the "in an application based on the contents of the URL" setting?

In KDE Plasma 5 (e.g. install Kubuntu 20.04.2): Open "System Settings"; Go "Applications" -> "Default Applications" -> "Web Browser"; There is an "...
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Mouse click alternatives in plasma kde

So am configuring a kde desktop and in a previous config, I had it set so that if someone left clicked on the desktop wallpaper it would drop a prompt to start an application, but I can't find that ...
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KDE Plasma 5 - Switch windows of an application

In GNOME 3.28.2, there's a keyboard shortcut option for "Switch windows of an application" Is there a way to do this in Plasma 5.18 LTS? I would like application windows to be grouped such ...
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How to refresh folder view layout in KDE?

I set my desktop layout to folder view and displaying the contents of a folder in my external drive. When I remove the drive, every icon in my desktop disappears which is understandable. But when I ...
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Share Laptop/Desktop internet (connected through mobile USB-Tethering) to Router via Ethernet

I'm using Debian with Plasma. I'm getting internet through USB-tethering from a Android device. I want to share the Internet with Router connected through Ethernet. I did this in windows, but new to ...
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Clicking on taskbar icon now switches windows instead of displaying all of them. How can I revert?

I notices since about a week ago that when I would click on an icon from the taskbar (eg. firefox), when multiple instance of that program are opened (ie. many firefox windows are opened), it would ...
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Built-in keyboard stopped working on Plasma

I have Arch Linux installed and using Plasma as my DE. Suddenly my laptop's keyboard stopped working on Plasma and on the login screen. It still works on Windows (I have dual boot) and if I switch to ...
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How do I add a default application icon to its desktop link in Plasma?

After installing CentOS7 and creating a folder view in Plasma to store my future application shortcuts, I use "Link to Application..." to create shortcut to Google Chrome (via Application ...
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Error -- KIO Client Could not connect to host ... SSL negotiation failed

An alternate title might be: PlayOnLinux LOTRO install: Open Store In External Browser Fails This question concerns a Linux installation of Lord Of The Rings Online using Wine 5.2 in a PlayOnLinux ...
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Firefox Hamburger Menu And Other Toolbar Menus Not Opening On Click

Upon restarting Firefox, the hamburger menu (3-button-menu) as well as all the buttons on the toolbar no longer function. I cannot right click or left click on them. They do not open. Right clicking ...
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Plasma 5 Klipper action automatically without shortkey 'Ctrl + Alt + r '?

I'm using KDE Plasma 5.19.5 with Kate, Dolphin & Konsole. I just tried to use Klipper's action feature. What I've reached, is that I could chose to start mpv in combination with the highlighted ...
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Change default mount point for udisks

KDE Plasma on Arch Linux mounts removable devices to /run/media/[user]/* by default, but, as I had an Ubuntu derivative before, I need it to be mounted to /media/[user] because of the symlinks and ...
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