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Alpine linux missing shutdown command

You can use poweroff Alpine Linux init system has been described in its docs Alpine Linux Init System Equivalent to shutdown now -r from traditional GNU/Linux systems: reboot Equivalent to shutdown ...
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How can I prevent Meta from opening up KDE Plasma's launcher?

As implied here, edit ~/.config/kwinrc, adding the following lines to the bottom. [ModifierOnlyShortcuts] Meta= Then restart kwin with kwin_x11 --replace & disown.
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Arch Linux KDE: How do I get the mouse pointer / cursor to highlight?

I use KDE version 5.6 and in order for mouse tracking to work I actually need to do the following: Go to the System settings. search "Track mouse", it should be in the "Desktop effects&...
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Is there a way to see the remaining battery life of your keyboard/mouse on Ubuntu/Linux?

Battery information is provided to desktop environments by UPower; this includes the battery information for some keyboards and mice. You can see what your computer knows about its batteries by ...
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How do I change the icon for an application on the KDE panel?

kmenuedit will allow you do it via GUI see this other question/answer https://askubuntu.com/questions/647121/how-do-i-set-custom-application-icons-in-kde
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Change Krunner size and position in KDE Plasma 5

Position: In plasma 5.20 and above the position can be switched between top and center as said here In all Plasma 5 versions position can be set to middle by editing ~/.config/krunnerrc and adding [...
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Where are the KDE Plasmashell logs?

You should use journalctl...one of the best things about systemd is that all the logs are in one place...gone are the days of searching for files. try: journalctl -f | grep --line-buffered kde I ...
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NetworkManager not auto-connecting to wifi on login

Connect to network with secret on boot By default, NetworkManager will not connect to networks requiring a secret automatically on boot. This is because it locks such connections to the user who ...
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How can I run a kwin script from the command line?

This is what I had to do in 2022 to get this to work script="/path/to/script" num=$(dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.kde.KWin \ /Scripting org.kde.kwin.Scripting.loadScript \ ...
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Arch Linux KDE: How do I get the mouse pointer / cursor to highlight?

The default configuration on Arch/KDE5 is Ctrl+Meta keys PLUS moving the mouse cursor. This may appear somewhat unintuitive, particularly for users coming from other GUIs (like Ubuntu 16 with Gnome) ...
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KDE Plasma: window drop shadows/transparencies broken

OK, I figured it out: seems the 'Compositor' crashed. The Compositor can be found in the System Settings under Display and Monitor > Compositor. There was a dialogue box there that said the ...
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

You can create or edit ~/.config/kwalletrc with the following content: [Wallet] Enabled=false This has the advantage of not requiring to install kwalletmanager just to disable it.
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kde5 breeze-dark theme and kde icons not working in i3wm

Set QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct" andQT_PLUGIN_PATH=$HOME/.kde4/lib/kde4/plugins/:/usr/lib/kde4/plugins/ Use qt5ct to set a theme. I set it like that in my .xprofile: if [ "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" = "...
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apt randomly switches languages ever since I installed Arabic on my Pop!_OS running KDE Plasma

The LANGUAGE environment variable is specific to GNU gettext (and therefore influences the programs using gettext as a way to ease their internationalization) You define LANGUAGE=en_US:en_US:en_US:ar ...
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kde5 breeze-dark theme and kde icons not working in i3wm

The solution by @Horus is also covered in the Arch Linux wiki: Configuration of Qt5 apps under environments other than KDE Plasma Another solution is provided by the qt5ct package, which provides a ...
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kde5 breeze-dark theme and kde icons not working in i3wm

I had similar problems and found this somewhat related bugtracker entry. There doesn't seem to be a convincing solution, I work around this by faking my desktop environment to be KDE. Give adding ...
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Switch user button on KDE Plasma

The switch user functionality has been broken for some time and it was disabled in Fedora 34, see the blocker bug for details. You can re-enable it by editing /usr/share/kde-settings/kde-profile/...
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Unable to start plasmashell in Arch Linux

Try reinstalling plasma-desktop plasma-workspace plasma-framework
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

sudo pacman -Rdd kwallet Worked for me
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How to fix meta key not always working to trigger start menu on KDE?

First disable the meta key feature (source) : edit ~/.config/kwinrc, adding the following lines: [ModifierOnlyShortcuts] Meta= Then restart kwin with kwin_x11 --replace & disown. Map a ...
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Configuration file "/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc" not writable is displayed when booting to KDE

I solved the issue by changing the owner of the /var/lib/sddm/.config/ directory recursively. The owner for the directory was root. chown sddm:sddm /var/lib/sddm/.config -R or chown -R sddm:sddm /var/...
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How can I manually install a KDE Plasma Global Theme?

You can directly download the archive and extract it to ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/ to install it for user. If you want to install for system, then try to move it to /usr/share/plasma/...
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Remove Konqueror without installing firefox-esr from KDE Plasma in Debian

Alright, I figured it out. Tried to remove konqueror using dpkg sudo dpkg -r konq-plugins konqueror and I found that libreoffice-help-en-us depends on either of firefox-esr, epiphany-browser, ...
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Which config-file stores file associations in KDE/Plasma?

According to Freedesktop.org “Association between MIME types and applications” specifications, KDE should look at these locations: /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list /usr/share/applications/kde-...
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Dark kde plasma 5 session on Gentoo

According to some similar existing bugs on KDE forums, Xinerama can break kde-plasma5, so if you have Xinerama enabled in Xorg's config file (in /etc/X11/xorg.conf ) , try to disable it. It will be in ...
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Hot to disable 3 finger tap (Libinput)

Open tweak-tool and turn off Middle-click paste For vscode go to settings (ctrl + ,). search for selectionClipboard disable Editor: Selection Clipboard You can simply set "editor....
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How to stop KDE "THE PANEL ONLY"?

To everyone who despite deleting panels via graphical interface can't get rid of them (they appear again after reboot) as was in my case. You can use this script: for (i = 0; i < panelIds.length; i+...
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How to stop KDE "THE PANEL ONLY"?

Why not just use the graphical user interface? If you haven't locked your widgets, click on ☰ normally found at the end of the Plasma panel, and then on More Settings. You'll now see an option to ...
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Is there a way to see the remaining battery life of your keyboard/mouse on Ubuntu/Linux?

On KDE5 the "Battery and Brightness" systray widget also reports the battery level of connected devices (when it can): (The M705 is my wireless mouse)
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Where are the KDE Plasmashell logs?

I think there may be more relevant output in /home/user/.xsession-errors This file doesn't have timestamps, except at the start of a session, which looks like: Xsession: X session started for user at ...
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