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KDE plasma 5: no taskbar and can't right click desktop

No idea how this happened. plasmashell was crashing after consuming 6gb memory and I'd tried removing ~/.cache. Shortly after all plasmashell would do is start my desktop background with a wallpaper ...
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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Lock screen after > 99 minutes in KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 and the plasma 5 sytem settings GUI has a very annoying (presumably artificial) upper limit of locking the screen after 99 minutes. Is there some alternative way to set this ...
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Change Plasma 5 Digital Clock to 24 Format

I recently made the update to Plasma 5 from Plasma 4 and while the transition has been mostly smooth, there is one thing that is bugging the heck out of me: the digital clock. This seems like a ...
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KDE/PLASMA splash screen customization

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I have made a custom theme, and changed the pic locate in ...
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Can I use an alternate desktop program on Windows 8?

Microsoft makes a point of stating that the Windows 8 Desktop is simply a normal application, unlike previous editions where it seemed to be welded to the OS. So, is there a reasonable way in which I ...
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Graphical artifacts in KDE 5 on Intel GMA4500MHD

A fresh installation of Arch Linux is showing weird graphical artifacts. This screenshot, taken with KSnapshot, matches what you would see on the screen: The artifacts show up in almost every ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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I'm trying to map Ctrl+Shift+v to klipper open at cursor but it's not working

I'm running kde and I have tried mapping Ctrl+shift+v (via system settings) to klipper's Open Klipper at Mouse Position but it's not working. To confuse matters more other Ctrl+shift combinations ...
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Prevent KDE from swapping

I've realized that my laptop was overheating as a result of lots of I/O, so I searched for the programs who used swap, and I found the following: $ pgrep kwin 13387 $ pgrep plasma-desktop 13424 $ cat ...
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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 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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How to delay a system sound in Debian KDE?

Is there a way to delay playing a system sound for a predetermined interval? I'm running Debian Wheezy with KDE. System sounds are currently configured to use the KDE sound system. As an example, ...
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System sound distorted by Firefox

If my computer plays a system sound while Firefox is loading, or while it has an open tab containing content with sound, the system sound file is terribly distorted; raspy and buzzy like it is playing ...
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Debian 8.1 won't remember username on login

I installed Debian 8.1 KDE on a new (virtual, but I don't think that matters) computer, and one problem I have is that I tried to set it to remember the previous user on login, so I wouldn't have to ...
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kde ubuntu 14.04 firefox and other app fonts too small

I have checked the application fonts through the system settings app appearances menu and set all fonts to 16 and minimum of 14. no joy. Set zoom out Firefox to ctrl+0 no joy. It isn't the content of ...
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Gedit and evince windows do not tile properly in KDE

This happens: When I use a window tiling shortcut in KDE: I'm guessing as the problem happens with gedit and evince it's a bug related to using gnome apps in KDE. Are there any workarounds or ...
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Quickly change audio device in KDE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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What triggers notifications of the form “Bell in session Shell” in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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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 disable KDE Alt-` behaviour

After upgrading my Linux Slackware, KDE started to respond to a new key shortcut, which did not happen before. When I click Alt-`, I see the icon of the current window with it's title in the center ...
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Bluedevil wizard starts on KDE startup

Bluedevil wizard (3 copies) starts on each boot after KDE start. There are no bluetooth devices near PC or smth. Why and how to fix?
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KDE Plasma - changing style to be modern

KDE plasma looks very modern. That is until you look at the scollbars, and drop down menus (and other things). The 90's scollbars really clash with the modern look of the other half of the interface ...
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Why isn't /etc/skel/.kde being copied into new user directories?

I'm building custom Debian images with both GNOME and KDE desktops. When I place ~/.config in /etc/skel/ to capture my GNOME settings (mainly a custom wallpaper) it gets copied into new user ...
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Where are KDE user workspace appearance settings saved?

I have the Ghost theme installed in my KDE desktop, which applies to Application Appearance color scheme, Workspace Appearance window decorations, and Workspace Appearance desktop theme settings in ...
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How to remap a command in KDE Konsole

I am a user without sudo-rights on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine I use with KDE. I would like to build a newer version of some program (in this case, vim) somewhere in my home folder. How can I make the ...
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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kde opensuse insufficient permission to use Internet?

I suddenly found myself having the problem that I can't use Internet services. I can't use ssh, ping or a web browser. As super user however I can ping, no ssh as far as I can tell. I thought it could ...
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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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Kali Linux KDE login issue

I have installed a Login theme(Caledonian) in Kde. But after rebooting there is no text field to enter username. Only a Password field, but when I enter password, it says Invalid. I tried Console ...
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KDE taskbar *Task Manager) only on VGA screen, not DVI screen

My Task Manager only shows up in the screen connected with VGA and clicking "Only show tasks from the current screen" in Task Manager Settings doesn't make the Task Manager bar appear on the second ...
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Removing KDE from Ubuntu

I was trying to install the KDE desktop and I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu* which I think installed more than I wanted. What is the best way to get rid of all of this and then just install the ...
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GNOME 3.4 looks wrong after switch from KDE 4.10 on Fedora 17

I run Fedora 17 on my desktop, and there are two accounts. The first one is my account, where I use KDE 4.10 all the time; the other account has been running GNOME 3.4 since it was created. The Fedora ...
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How to make Konsole invoke konsole -ls for all users?

I admin a linux domain for students. The students use their lab workstations in graphical mode, but often use Konsole on KDE for ssh and programming tasks. I know Konsole can be configured through ...
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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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Is there a command line or scripting interface for KDE Baloo's file tagging?

KDE's Baloo allows to tag files by adding an extended file system attribute on the file system level (where supported), while keeping a separate index of all the tagged files. Searching within ...
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How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)?

How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)? At the moment, it only slides the windows while ...
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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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Transfering /home/username directory to new computer

When you upgrade your Linux computer, is it OK to just move your /home/username directory over to the new computer and overwrite the newly created one? Or would it be better to just copy important ...
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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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Can I prevent newly installed programs from superceding existing file associations?

I use Kubuntu. Often when I install a new program it places itself at the top of the list for all applicable file associations. I generally want the new program to appear at the bottom of the list, so ...
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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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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the lid is closed?

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...