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 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 to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Chromium forgets passwords stored in kwallet after upgrade

Already asked this question on the Arch forum, got no useful answer, so I try it here as well, perhaps someone sometime experienced something similar, maybe on some other Linux flavor. After a recent ...
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Move window to activity from shell in Plasma 5

I am trying to set a window's activity from a terminal or script. I know you can assign all these attributes from the System Settings, but I need to do it from a script. I know you can set the display ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Distribution with Plasma 5, rolling or LTS, security, encryption, non-free options

Can anyone name Linux distributions matching the following criteria: Plasma 5 desktop Rolling release, LTS strategy, or at least non-disruptive updates from one release to the next Security updates ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Open existing notes in Plasma

I have note files on .local/share/plasma_notes from Plasmoid Sticky Notes: ls .local/share/plasma_notes/ 3a8ccf28-69f5-4cf9-a3eb-5d206e9441 880c660c-5719-4535-a004-bc0ebcf0e9 ced419ac-2c04-4771-...
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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.