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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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Ugly Horizontal Lines Displayed in Kate and Konsole with Fractional HiDPI Scaling

Upgrading to Qt 5.12 is fine, but does not seem to fix the issue straight away. In Konsole profile settings under the advanced tab, change "Line Spacing" to 1. This has fixed the issue with horizontal ...
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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

According to announcements you need to add the corresponding Plasma Widget or the menu button from "Window Decorations" settings. Global Menus have returned. KDE's pioneering feature to ...
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

Referance: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1179275/enable-tap-to-click-kubuntu I had to add Option "Tapping" "True" to the entry MatchIsTouchpad in the file /usr/share/X11/xorg....
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In application menu bar in KDE Plasma 5.12

My personal opinion, based on some reverse engineering I've just finished on this subject, is that, with all due respect, KDE developers did a big mess here. In a fit of oversimplification, the ...
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KDE no longer automatically switches desktops

KDE Desktop Switching Your problem is underlaid with the "focused" window situation, nothing changed on the new version of KDE but new features have been added (i am referring to the changes done to ...
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

I had this same issue on a Razer Blade 15 (mid-2021) running Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. The fix for me was to install the synaptics touchpad driver. sudo apt update sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-...
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Why isn't discover software manager able to load applications in Arch LInux?

You need to install one of the backends first using pacman. You need packagekit-qt5 for "normal" packages, flatpak for Flatpaks and fwupd for firmware updates. # pacman -S packagekit-qt5 ...
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KDE task switcher spam: "the window switcher installation is broken, resources are missing."

The window switcher installation is broken, resources are missing It seems you downloaded some theme or custom task switcher that is not compatible with your current version. I had same problem and ...
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Ugly Horizontal Lines Displayed in Kate and Konsole with Fractional HiDPI Scaling

This is reported to have been resolved in QTBUG-66036 with version 5.12. As of the time I am writing this, QT on Arch Linux is version 5.11.2-1. Other common distros have also not released packages ...
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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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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

I fixed this annoying as heck issue from displaying the menu in for the application on the desktop by disabling this:
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KDE keyboard repeat delay/rate settings don't work/have no effect?

In the Startup and Shutdown → Background Services configuration applet, make sure the Keyboard Daemon service ("Enables switching keyboard layout through shortcuts or system tray") is ...
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How do I temporarily switch between keyboards on KDE Plasma 5?

In KDE5 Plasma go to System Settings and select Hardware / Input devices. Then select Keyboard / Layouts. Add Arabic Buckwalter (this layout is easy for non-Arabic speaking people). At that screen ...
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How to give each Firefox profile its own application icon in Plasma

I hope I have understood your question correctly. I assume the icons you are talking of are those of the tabs in the "Task Manager" widget of KDE Plasma's Panel. It looks like your question has an ...
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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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How can I use apt instead of pkcon in KDE neon?

KDE neon's FAQ page has this: KDE neon does continuous deployment of the latest KDE software which means there are nearly always new versions of our software to update to. We recommend using ...
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How do I change the icon for an application on the KDE panel?

Look in ~/.config for a file named plasm-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc. It will contain something like: [Containments][25][Applets][35][Configuration][General] applicationName=GNU Emacs 24 ...
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Is there a KDE tool for mounting disk images, like GNOME Disks?

There should be an Dolphin (KDE's default filemanager) plug-in. Dolphin: Control -> Configure Dolphin... -> Services -> Download New Services... -> Search for 'mount' UPDATE: What works in 2018 ...
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sddm shows a black screen only

I don't know why Elmo Todurov wrote a comment instead of an answer, but it was indeed the only working solution for me and therefore an answer. edit the file: /usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsetup prepend ...
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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

I tried going to the panel's context menu > Panel Options > Add Panel > Application Menu Bar, but only an empty panel appears at the top of the screen. If this happens to you: 1. Go to System ...
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How to restore horizontal application menu in KDE Plasma 5?

Operating System: Kubuntu 19.04 KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.57.0 Qt Version: 5.12.2 Kernel Version: 5.0.0-15-generic OS Type: 64-bit I've checked with Dolphin, Kate and ...
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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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