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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How do I disable “tap to click” (touchpad) on KDE5/plasma-based installations? (currently using KDE neon)

I am looking at the System Settings => Input Devices => Touchpad but nothing jumps out. On Ubuntu/Unity, it is obvious which setting to use when wanting to play around with "tap to click". Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KDE task switcher spam: “the window switcher installation is broken, resources are missing.”

Invoking the task switcher (I use <Alt-Tab>) prompts a (very distracting) message box: If I release <Alt-Tab>, but then activate it shortly after, it will continue to grow, as such: I'm ...
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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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Chromium can't open Dolphin with 'Show in folder'

When clicking on the option 'Show in folder...' on Chromium, on the Plasma panel where app tabs show up, Dolphin tab shows up with the circular loading icon and then disappears, without ever opening ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What commands are needed in the '~/.vnc/xstartup' file to run KDE Plasma 5 in VNC?

I am trying to run KDE 5 in a VNC session and although I get application windows like konsole, kate etc the shell I need for the Start Menus, taskbar, desktop background etc is not present. This is my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 disable event sounds in Plasma 5?

I wander how to disable event sounds in kde5 Plasma (the one that is heard when scrolling the volume in systray for example). I use Plasma in Opensuse 13.2 but this is KDE specific methinks. UPDATE ...
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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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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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How to use Kwallet as default keyring

I am using KDE desktop (plasma 5 ) environment with opensuse leap 42.1. Many programs in my system use native keychain to store password like (JetBrain products). But when saving the password, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a KDE tool for mounting disk images, like GNOME Disks?

I am not aware of a KDE-native tool to mount iso images in Plasma 5 and I keep using the Gnome tool gnome-disk-utility, as indicated here. Is there a KDE version of this tool? It is able to do more ...
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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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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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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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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 ...