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This tag is for KDE Plasma 5-related questions. Plasma 5 is the fifth generation of desktop environment from KDE.

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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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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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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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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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How do I change the icon for an application on the KDE panel?

I use KDE 5 on Fedora 22. I want to change the panel icon for an application I use (say, okular). I don't care about how the app icon appears elsewhere (e.g. in the menus) - whether that changes or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can't run KDE on Arch, $DISPLAY not set

I just installed Arch Linux. I have set up xorg and can start the xserver with xclock and xterm. I have also installed plasma-desktop. As per the KDE - ArchWiki I only need to append exec startkde ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...