I'm using KDE 4.7 (from the testing repo) on Arch Linux 3.0-ARCH. It's very annoying that when I move my mouse to the top left, thumbnails of my windows appear.

This is especially annoying with Firefox, I made it borderless so I can click on the tabs easily, I just have to move my mouse to the top.

How do I disable that hotspot?


2 Answers 2


This is done in Screen Edges System Settings Module.

Fire up the Application Menu, type "edge" there and open the search result.

Then click on the top-left corner of the display picture and select "No Action". Press OK

Screen Edges - System Settings Module

You can also start this application from the terminal:

kcmshell5 kwinscreenedges
  • In current KDE (5.8.x) it seems the command is kcmshell5 kwinscreenedges.
    – pevik
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 7:12
  • @Oleh Is it possible to make it behave like macOS? I mean, to show it when I do three fingers scroll on track pad.
    – KcFnMi
    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 16:39

In System Settings, search for "edges". That will gray out almost all of the icons, leaving "Desktop Behavior" looking normal. Click on that, and one of the icons in the sidebar will be called "screen edges".

You must log in to answer this question.