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 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 ...
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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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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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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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Installing JavaScript Plasmoids in KDE 5

For the last year, I have been a happy user of KDE Plasma 5. KDE widgets, however, make me miss more directly programmable systems such as conky. Setting up an ad-hoc monitor for anything that needs ...
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What's wrong with the konqueror on my Arch Linux?

My computer environment is Arch Linux + plasma KDE, yesterday I installed konqueror, restart the computer prompt konqueror crash, I can not through the menu shortcut keys to open konqueror, but ...
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KDE keyboard repeat delay/rate settings don't work/have no effect?

How can I get the KDE (Plasma 5.8.6 on Debian Stretch) System Settings for keyboard repeat & delay to actually do something? These settings: Whenever I change and apply the settings I don't see ...
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KDE 5.28 scroll wheel reversing does not work anymore

I did a clean install of Debian 9 stretch with Plasma desktop (KDE 5.28), but migrated my old /home/philipp. The KDE settings were not migrated, as it seems, so I chose my settings anew. One option ...
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Authentication issue in KDE - su, sudo, screen unlocking

I have the following issue with a fresh arch-linux installation: in KDE/plasma with SDDM neither su or sudo work. I tried to use them in both konsole and xterm. What does also not work is ...
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How can I prevent Meta from opening up KDE Plasma's launcher?

When I press Meta, KDE Plasma's Application Launcher (Kickoff) opens. This occurs whether I tap the key, or hold it down for a long time. How can I prevent this from occurring?
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Graphically start applications with a custom LD_PRELOAD?

I'm using KDE Plasma, and I would like to disable cursor blinking in Qt5 applications (KWrite for example, but not only) thanks to the .so file in this git repo*, as there is no checkbox "disable ...
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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 Plasma: Skype messages opens up panel and won't close until clicked

I'm using KDE Plasma on ubuntu and I have aproblem with skype. Whenever someone messages me, the panel opens up and won't close until I read the message. Please take a look at these gifs: In the ...
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Install KDE Plasma 5.9 on Debian 8

Is it possible to install KDE Plasma 5.9 on Debian 8 without switching to unstable packages?
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KDE Plasma disappearing after application launch [closed]

Whenever I launch an application (like this google chrome, which I'm using to ask this question) the taskbar and desktop become unclickable. Within seconds, the taskbar slides down (animated) and then ...
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Logging in or plugging in a USB device wakes up network printer

I just installed Arch Linux recently and have noticed some odd behavior with the network printer (a Samsung C1860FW model). I have CUPS connected to the printer with IPP and am using a PPD from ...
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Fedora 25 Keyboard not working + KDE Plasma bug

Fresh install of fedora 25. I have a corsair keyboard which runs on Ubuntu with an open source driver (ckb). On fedora, it doesn't work at all when prompted to decrypt the HDD (I have full disk ...
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Alt-H key not working in KDE Plasma

Recently I have installed Fedora 25 Linux with KDE Plasma 5.8.5. Programs running in konsole or in xterm do not receive any keyboard input when Alt+H is pressed. All other Alt+H combinations are fine,...
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Emulating VT220 escape sequences in Konsole keytab

After a little futile hacking, I realised that . . . I would need to properly map the HHK keyboard so that I could use the various meta-keys. Thus began my descent into hell. Doug Palmer, An ...
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What are all possible values for the 'Type=' option in a .desktop service file in KDE/Dolphin's?

In application launchers that I have seen is Type=Application, in Dolphin actions (that I can create in ~/.local/share/kservices5) it is Type=Service. Are there other possibilities beside these two ...
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How to take a screenshot of a KDE Splash screen?

I would like to take a screenshot of the KDE Plasma 5 splash screen as I am creating a new splash theme. But pressing PrtSc during the splash doesn't launch spectacle (my screenshooter) until after ...
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Install KDE neon in legacy mode

I did my usb booteable with ROSA Image Writer for KDE neon, but when I am booting in my computer the only options is in UEFI mode: Is any way of do my usb booteable for install KDE neon without UEFI ...
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Plasmashell deleting file it's very slow

This is the OS: Kubuntu 16.04 (fresh install but with the home folder from my old 14.04 installation) KDE Plasma vesion: 5.5 OS Type: 64 bit Kernel: 4.4.0-51 After restart I try to remove file ...
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Akonadi mysqld using 2GB memory even after reboot (Arch Linux, Plasma 5)

I have Arch Linux with Plasma 5. Today I disabled tmpfs as described in archlinux wiki (that is systemctl mask tmp.mount and creating custom file /etc/tmpfiles.d/tmp.conf). Then I played with ...
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Ctrl+Delete and Ctrl+Backspace shortcuts

TL;DR How to configure global environment shortcuts in KDE Plasma 5 on GNU/Linux for Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Del to delete only whitespaces and new lines in all GUI applications which do not override ...
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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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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 automatic display selection with a DP monitor

So, I have two monitors, a 2160p connected via DP at 0° and a 1080p at 270° connected via HDMI. The 2160p is connected as primary (in KDE System settings) and hence contains the main plasma bar and ...
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Is KDE 5 on Debian Stretch broken?

I had some problems after an update (krunner didn't work and kickoff search didn't either). I thought I had messed up things (had other problems not related to KDE) so I made a fresh install of the ...
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How do I temporarily switch between keyboards on KDE Plasma 5?

I would like to be able to switch between my default US English keyboard to an Arabic one, as I would like to learn some Arabic. I know that going to System Settings → Regional Settings → ...
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What could be the cause of the smearing and ghosting displayed below?

My system's graphic display has developed some kind of ghosting and smearing problem. It is a Plasma 5 desktop running Siduction, a variant of Debian Stretch/Sid. The title bars are normal and ...