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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alt+d not working on KDE Plasma (non wayland)

On KDE Plasma, I can't seem to get alt + d to forward delete a word. I tried on KDE Plasma (Wayland) and it does work there. I tried on XFCE and it works there as well. Manjaro 20.0.3 Plasma 5.18.5 ...
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Nofitication service not available in KDE plasma 5.19 after reboot

I rebooted my system and after logging in , I noticed that the notifications are no longer working correctly .In the notification widget the only thing appears is Notifications are currently provided ...
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How do I fix the issue of delayed detection of charging in Plasma5?

I have the latest Pop!_OS 20.04. I recently I installed KDE Plasma on my machine. The only thing that has been annoying me is once my battery gets low, and I plug in my charger, KDE takes almost half ...
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Where is Plasmashell started?

Plasmashell does not start automatically anymore. I have to run killall plasmashell and plasmashell & every time I start my computer. I would like to know what program or systemd service is ...
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Manjaro KDE Plasma taskbar not showing after login

Since a few day the KDE taskbar doesn't show up anymore after login. I can temporary fix it until next bootup by: Pressing the shortkeys for opening Konsole terminal running killall plasmashell ...
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KDE: Different window decorations for different windows?

Transparent Window Decorations Left = wanted, right = unwanted Opaque Window Decorations Left = unwanted, right = wanted Essentially, I want some windows like Konsole and Dolphin to have transparent ...
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Change Wallpaper for Login Screen in KDM (Fedora 32)

I am trying to change the wallpaper for the login screen for KDM in Fedora 32. I have looked it up, but unfortunately the answers that I have found are either inapplicable (using SSDM) or it applies ...
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No applications found in non-root user account

I'm currently running OpenSuse Tumbleweed and after I uninstalling snapd package I reboot my PC and I found my plasma desktop without any applications available. I can see some files that I got in my ...
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how to reduce KDE5 RAM consumption to the minimum?

I am a to KDE-newbie and I have a "small" laptop running fedora. The system has: · RAM: 3.67GB · CPU: Intel Dual Core à 800/2400 (min/max)MHz per Core I want to keep RAM consumption under KDE as ...
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kmail local folders and imap folders do not appear

I am running Kmail Version 5.2.3 on Debian 9. Recently when I start Kmail, it starts fine but all Local folders and IMAP folders do not appear. The only thing that appears in the left panel is Search. ...
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Can't see my desktop in KDE Neon

I did run some commands that caused corrupting my KDE Neon. It doesn't shows my desktop and it starts in the command. Can I do something so I can get back my desktop? or should I install the new one? ...
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.config autostart caffeine -a

I wish to run [Caffeine -a] at start of KDE.Plasma I have run from the prompt caffeine -h which lists options for caffeine. Options: -a --activate Disables power management and screen ...
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How to disable all global hotkeys in KDE Plasma?

I'm using a KDE+i3 setup on my machine and therefore I want to disable all the global hotkeys provided by KDE, since I've binded the keys properly in my i3-config. Upon exploring qdbus API, I've found ...
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Remove newlines using shell command (must work in a KDE global shortcut)

I need a shortcut to strip newlines from the text in the current selection. I want to put my command into a KDE global shortcut, which I already know how to do. The command I came up with is: sh -c '...
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KDE toolbar content dependent on activities

So the developers excluded toolbars from activities and they are uniform among all activities. A lot was written about how they practically killed the idea of activities. But is there any workaround ...
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Increase System Tray Icon Size in KDE

How can I increase the size of these System Tray Icons? :
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Can't switch KDE desktop to UK keyboard

I'm using OpenSUSE Leap 15 with KDE (Plasma). My problem is that the keyboard layout appears to be US whereas I want UK. The problem started when I wanted to try GNOME desktop and installed the ...
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What is the best way to install KDE in Arch without installing all the KDE applications?

I want to avoid installing many of the KDE applications when I install KDE. So far I have been avoiding any of the meta packages related to KDE applications and simply installing only those ...
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Click link to download a file, but KDE tries to open it with an application. How to download instead?

I'm running Riot.im (an Electron desktop app) in KDE (on Arch Linux). For many file types, when I click a link to download the file in Riot, the file is downloaded as expected. I am presented with KDE'...
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KDE is not saving a mime-type file association

I'm running Arch Linux and KDE and I am exploring how mime-types are behaving (and misbehaving) on my system. Consider this mime-type file association. The following console output shows that I have ...
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What is the procedure to update mime type associations in KDE?

I would like to revert to the default mime definitions at the system level, and also rebuild my local mime database. I am running Arch Linux KDE. The Arch Wiki says, If you use a desktop ...
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Where is /usr/share/applications/defaults.list on Arch?

Where is /usr/share/applications/defaults.list on Arch?
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KDE Plasma splash screen freezing on fresh install of Arch Linux

I am trying to install Arch Linux alongside Windows 10 (for a dual boot system). Every time I try to install Arch Linux with KDE Plasma, I can never make it to the desktop. Sometimes, it will make ...
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Why are my fonts rendering so horribly in Chrome in KDE?

I have anti-aliasing enabled with slight hinting. The system font is Ubuntu, including serif, sans and mono fonts. The Chrome font is Roboto. It works just fine in GNOME. I've also noticed that ...
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Fonts too large. Where are all the places display scaling or dpi could be specified?

I have more than one desktop computer running Arch Linux KDE. All were initially configured the same. Now one of them now has a scaled up display. I have not found the setting that is responsible for ...
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Tapping Touchpad not available

When I installed Fedora 31, the tapping options were available and I could do a mouse click with a single tap on the touchpad. Since a few days I can't access these options. Here is my configuration: ...
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Plasma hot update environment variables

Is there a way to update the environment variables defined in the running plasma session in order to be able to only restart the affected applications instead of having to logout/login?
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Where is logout.qml location for KDE Plasma 5?

I want to add Hibernate Button and change background color of shutdown menu. I know these settings are in logout.qml, so I went to ~/.local folder and searched for plasma look and feel as suggested ...
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gnome-keyring-daemon warnings

I am using gnome-keyring with my KDE Plasma (Arch Linux). I modified: /etc/pam.d/login auth required pam_securetty.so auth requisite pam_nologin.so auth include system-...
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Power management under KDE

I've been fighting with a new KDE/Fedora 30 laptop. The original behaviour upon closing the laptop lid was suspend -> lock screen -> freeze. I've improved this somewhat to ignore, but the laptop's ...
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We can't use TAB key or Left/Right Arow Key in close modal dialog in firefox and vscode on Kubuntu 19.04

system: Kubuntu 19.04 kde plasma version: 5.15.4 kde frameworks version: 5.56.0 Qt version: 5.12.2 kernel: 5.0.0-29-generic os type: 64-bit when you close one tab in kate text editor (CTRL+W) , you ...
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How to login to KDE Plasma without pressing enter?

At my lock screen in Plasma, I can start typing my password directly. What I want to do is that as soon as the password is correct, it should unlock. Say my password is "1234", on my lock screen, by ...
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kdesu active user password instead of target user password

I have steam and some other questionable software I don't feel like trusting. kdesu seems to be the intended solution to run this software as a different user. /etc/sudoers is configured nicely: ...
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Is there a minimum requirement for Plasma Desktop?

I wanted to run Arch linux and Plasma Desktop on a 15 year old PC. It's Intel DG31PR, built in VGA, Intel Dual Core Processor and 4GB RAM. Arch gets installed and GNOME desktop works without any issue ...
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Input Signal Out of Range

I've installed Arch Linux and Plasma Desktop on one of my old PCs (12yrs or more), it's AMD Phenom II Quad Core, ATI Radeon 3000 and 4 GB RAM. On Samsung SyncMaster S19B150 (max res 1366x768) it works ...
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KDE Plasma5 widgets by default

Configuration Kubuntu 18.04 KDE PLasma5 as desktop environment Problem Is it possible to configure default plasma widgets for new user? So when I create new user on workstation it have ...
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Problems with KDE Plasma after upgrading to Debian 10: too bright and glowy, favorites and panel icons are missing

I upgraded from Debian 9 to Debian 10. Problems I had during the upgrade: I couldn't use dolphin during and after the upgrade (it said "Unable to create io-slave. klauncher said: Error loading '/usr/...
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Remove components from standard installation of KDE Plasma on Debian 10

I recently Installed Debian 10 with KDE Plasma desktop environment. I chose this desktop environment because it is modern and looks great. The customization is also over the top making it the best ...
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How to disable auto-mounting?

Even though I've disabled auto mounting here: it still mounts USB stick and CD/DVD automatically! How to disable it?
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KDE Plasma: window drop shadows/transparencies broken

I'm using KDE 5.59.0/Plasma 5.16.2 and while working, my screen flickered, after which it seemed the drop shadows from my windows were gone. I noticed because I have no borders around the windows and ...
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KDE Plasma wallpaper doesn't work

I use Manjaro Linux (Arch) with KDE. I want run "Simple Plasma Wallpaper with QML extension" in kdevelop, but that doesn't work. In README is written: "cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX = MYPREFIX .. (...
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List callable font names for /etc/vconsole.conf

Using arch-linux with KDE plasma. I would like to set my tty font to the ttf-hack font. I added FONT=ttf-hack to /etc/vconsol.conf And got no results. Actually I do not know what the right names ...
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How can I use apt instead of pkcon in KDE neon?

When I run apt upgrade I get the following message from KDE neon: On KDE neon you should use `pkcon update` to install updates. If you absolutely must use apt you do have to use dist-upgrade or full-...
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Fedora Widgets disappear on panel

I am running Fedora 30 with the following configuration: OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.6-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 23 mins Packages: 3468 (rpm) Shell: zsh 5.7.1 ...
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Alt+Q doesn't close applications in KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora

I use Fedora and KDE Plasma 5. I want to close applications with ALT+Q. I set this hotkey as KWin->Close Window, but after saving changes ALT+Q still does nothing. Some applications close with Ctrl+Q,...
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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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Plasma 5 - Wallpaper background reset to blur at every login

I upgraded to Kubuntu 18.04 LTS recently. Every time I boot the computer and log in, the background setting of the wallpaper (Right click on the desktop > Configure Desktop) appears to be reset to "...
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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 restore horizontal application menu in KDE Plasma 5?

I would like to restore the horizontal style in-application menu bar in KDE Plasma 5. Somehow I ended up with a single "control" menu item like this: Using that requires two mouse clicks instead of ...
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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 ...