Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE.

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How can the Menu keyboard key be used in keyboard shortcuts with KWin?

I am using KDE Plasma 4 and its window manager, KWin, is the only one I have encountered that doesn't seem to support using the Menu keyboard key in shortcuts. Literally every other WM I have used ...
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how to draw an arrow with KDE plasma's mouse tracker?

I did this by accident it is a straight line drawn by the computer, not free-handed, and there's a an arrow tip. I think I have pressed Meta+Shift+Ctrl or alt, I don't quite remember. The thing is ...
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How do I restart the plasma shell in KDE5?

I want to restart my plasma desktop/shell without rebooting my machine and was looking for a way to do so. Is there some konsole command or something that would do just that?
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Can't login to KDE or Gnome via SDDM after Ubuntu upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded Kubuntu to 15.04. When I get to the SDDM graphical login screen, after my password is accepted, I get the KDE splash screen with a loading progress bar, then it blacks out at about 75% ...
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How can I change the screen position of krunner in KDE Plasma 5.x?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 and can't find out how to change the position of krunner (the little search window that appears when I press Alt+F2) so that it appears in the center of the screen ...
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KDE: Immediat visual feedback when switching window

I have been searching through the many different KDE settings to achieve a particular behavior when switching window with key shortcut, but cannot find it : I want that when cycling through windows, ...
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How do I remove a KDE panel which I can't see/click on?

I have a multi-monitor setup. The window bar / panel (whatever the things at the bottom of the screen is called which contains the start menu) was too wide: I couldn't see the clock. I also couldn't ...
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Reinstall KDE from scratch on OpenSUSE

I have installed KDE 5 a while ago after KDE 4. It just broke. So, I am tired of trying to fix the situation here, and I just want to start over from scratch. What I want to do is: Uninstall All Qt ...
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How to install KDE 5.2 or 5.3 in Linux Mint 17.1 KDE

I tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze ...
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Plasma 5 on Fedora giving “Could not start d-bus. Can you call qdbus?”

I cannot start Plasma 5 in Fedora 20. I have installed using the following method: yum install kf5-\* dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5 yum install plasma-5 Everything went fine and plasmashell will ...
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Dolphin no tooltips outside of home folder

I have KDE Plasma 4.14.1 installed on a 32-bit Arch Linux system in a VirtualBox VM. When using the Dolphin file manager, no tooltips are shown for files when the directory was not opened from my ...
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How to bind Sun keys to KDE ops

I'm trying to bind Sun keys, for specificity, say, keycode 140 (keysym 0x1005ff71, SunFront), to a KWin operation (raise/lower, but it doesn't matter).Trying to use that key in any shortcut just ...
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Is there a DBus command for adding a program start button to a KDE plasma panel?

There was a nice command in KDE3 that allowed my to add a program start button to a kicker panel programmatically: dcop kicker $PANEL addNonKDEAppButton "$PROGRAM_NAME" "$PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION" ...
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How to get rid of KDE's overlay of app icons in cursor when opening a file

Whenever I open a file in KDE (Suse 12.3) the corresponding app's icon is shown next to cursor and the name appears with spinning wheel in taskbar. Normally this disappears very soon and is OK. ...
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Meta + Arrow Keys to move windows between monitors?

In Windows I can use the "Windows Key + Arrows" snap feature to quickly move windows between monitors in a multi-monitor setup. I'm looking for a way to do this same thing in Linux. I've tried ...
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Is there a KDE plasmoid to monitor logged in users?

Is there a KDE plasmoid which will display logged in users on a Linux system?
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What is the “right” way to add a file to a panel in KDE

Adding a widget or program to a panel in KDE is easy: apps can be added from kickstart, and widgets via the normal panel settings. But if I have a file, such as a libreoffice document, the process I ...
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What to break in KDE to disable transparency?

In KDE 4.9 one can disable the transparency of most items, but not of the Plasma Panel. However, that thing annoys me to all extent. I cannot have applications full-screened then Alt-Tab to another ...
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Move windows between KDE activties

KDE 4.6 Plasma Workspaces added support for managing windows in Activities, which are a sort of combination between virtual desktops and session management. But I still haven't figured out some basic ...
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Make a plasmoid cover the whole screen

I'd like my KDE4 desktop to be filled with nothing but a view of the Desktop files, like the KDE3 one (or really, any other desktop). How can I resize the Desktop folder view plasmoid to take up the ...
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Is there a DBus command to toggle auto-hide on a KDE Plasma panel?

Is there a DBus command (or some other way from the command line) to toggle auto-hide on a panel in KDE Plasma? (I'm running KDE 4.6.) I have a game I run in WINE that doesn't work right if it's ...