Questions tagged [kde]

KDE is a cross-platform desktop environment and software compilation, commonly used on Linux.

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KDE - why I can't see subfolders in 'Videos' folder from within Dolphin?

When I browse my videos from Dolphin, they aren't sorted in a tree, it gives me them all at once, without any folders, even though there do is a tree when browsing from the commandline ... How to get ...
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Kde, opening a new terminal window to ssh from bash script

I have a bash scrip that does some environment setup, one of the steps require me to use SSH tunneling for licensing. The script I have works fine on a gnome environment, but I'm having trouble ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 KDE save as dialog, save file into selected folder, on single Enter

Recently Upgraded from Kubuntu 16.04 -> 20.04, and found annoying behavior of Save As file dialogs (Okular, LibreOffice etc). Earlier, I could select folder, and manually type part of folder name ...
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Okular is not displaying annotation stamp colors correctly

I just upgraded my Devuan Linux from ascii to beowulf. Now my Okular annotations are not showing the stamps with the correct colors. I have tried changing the colors, but there is no change. As seen ...
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Running KDE Plasma 5 on multiple X Screens

I am looking to run KDE plasma 5 on multiple X Screens (:0.0, :0.1, :0.2, etc). My current set up is 2 displays on 2 separate X screens with nvidia drivers, but when plasma starts only :0.0 actually ...
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keyboard shortcut super+Q kills all active windows and then Enter key also in some windows

i have a terrible problem with the key super or the word super followed by the enter key. Problem: if i press keyboard shortcut super+Q the active windows is killed. first it dosent matter what kind ...
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Setting application boundaries in KDE (a.k.a. the Linux DisplayFusion alternative)

tl;dr After all, is there a program/setting/script/tweak/voodoo to achieve a behaviour on Linux and KDE Plasma (or any other DE if not in KDE's case) similar to how DisplayFusion works on Windows, by ...
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Ubuntu/KDE: How do scripts called by Plasmashell/Shortcuts/.. behave?

[I use Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE Plasma 5.] I want to be able to run custom scripts on many occasions, for example triggering with custom Shortcuts, or triggering when I switch Activity (using pytivity in ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in KDE don't work correctly after setting them in terminal

I'm trying to make a script that switches shortcuts controlling the audio player between Spotify and foobar2000. The command below successfully modifies the configuration file, but the shortcut change ...
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KDE5 Plasma Launcher does not find some files, but baloosearch does - how to fix?

The Plasma Launcher and KRunner of KDE5 have a plugin providing indexed file search. To the best of my knowledge, they use baloo as their backend. In my literature directory, I have many files named ...
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Universal way to read linux theme colors

I'm about to develop an application which does not use native elements. Regardless, I want to adjust a couple of colors to the ones of the currently applied color scheme / theme. So my question is, if ...
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Change tab switch hotkey on ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE. When using my laptops built in keyboard I can change tabs in all environments (terminal, browser, etc) with the hot key ctrl + fn + direction key where fn is a key between ctrl ...
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terminal fonts on debian 10 (konsole and gnome terminal)

I am on debian 10 (current stable) with kde (plasmashell --version → 5.14.5) . My main terminal emulator is konsole (from KDE). I want support for emojis and other special charecters on the terminal ...
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How to expand text selection till the start\end of a word?

On Windows, when you put a cursor anywhere inside a word, you could press Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow or Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow to expand selection till the start\end of the word respectively. On ...
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Change KDE 5 password manager to pass

Currently, many of my applications try to open up KWallet to store passwords. I don't use KWallet. I use pass. I want my applicatons to use pass as well. How do I set this up? How do I tell (KDE?) to ...
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How to make KMail to show notifications of new emails only from specific folders?

In my mailbox there are lots of folders. I want to receive a notifications of new letters on a certain folders, but stop nofifications from other folders. There is a similar question for Thunderbird. ...
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How to disable screen unlock on mouse move

I have an openSUSE Leap 15.2 KDE desktop which runs 24/7 but the screen turns on every time my cat jumps on the table :( (: That's why I would like to turn on the screen only on keyboard interaction ...
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Sudden drop in battery charge in Manjaro KDE

On my Dell XPS 13 9333, I have a problem detecting the "true" battery charge. This problem was in my previous Linux distro Kubuntu and is still present in my current Manjaro with KDE. The ...
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Why is my Kubuntu login screen so large?

I while ago my fonts,icons and cursor in Kubunut became huge, like I zoomed in or something. I couldn't find what the problem was and how it happend. It was fixed by checking "Force font DPI:&...
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Ubuntu KDE Lock Screen no input possibilites

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed and added KDE to it afterwards. Whenever I lock my system and try to unlock it, I only get blank blue screens (dual monitor setup) with a cursor. I can move the cursor, ...
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Kolourpaint color palette does not fit

I tried to search, but it's difficult to find info about colours in a paint program on the web. I mean, the results are all about colouring images, so I must be using the wrong search arguments! The ...
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Can not switch to rtl8188ce internal wifi adapter on a KDE 5 based os (Using freedomben's drivers)

I recently installed this KDE 5 based os called pearOS (a linux os that looks identical to macOS) and I successfully managed to install freedomben's drivers for the RTL8188CE internal wifi adapter. ...
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How do I restore my yakuake.knsrc file on kubuntu?

I deleted my yakuake.knsrc file. Now I cannot configure Yakuake. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Didn't work. Can anyone please help me restore my copy of yakuake.knsrc?
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Okular print multiple pages per sheet has been greyed-out/deactivated

As the question goes, the page setup options remain greyed out whenever I want to print multiple pages a side and save it as a pdf document in a file (the print to file option). I do not have a ...
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Sddm greeter isn't showing after logout in arch

I'm having a problem in arch Linux, i installed kde sddm and when i try to logout i get a black screen with a cursor on it. I've enabled the sddm.service also and everything else works fine except ...
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how a user session-terminate works in linux?

I'm in arch linux with kde and sddm installed. When i logout i see black screen with a cursor on it. For some reason the sddm is not starting correctly after logout, dont know why. I wanna know what ...
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Sddm logout in arch linux causing black screen

I've just installed arch linux and installed nvidia 455 driver, kde plasma minimal package, xorg server and sddm. Now the login works fine but when I log out, screen becomes black with only the mouse ...
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KTorrent: How does the app handle magnet links?

When I open a magnet link with ktorrent, it just sits idle in the 'Magnet Downloader' tab at bottom left. Why doesn't it show up in the main window list. How can I check a magnet torrent's status?
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How do I mix together a real microphone input and a virtual microphone using pulseaudio as a single default recording device?

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04 and what I'm trying to accomplish is to use pulseaudio to mix together a real microphone (Blue Snowball) and a virtual microphone created using pactl like so: pactl load-...
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Is there a way to map a triple tap on Ctrl key to open the terminal?

I am using kubuntu and I would like to open my terminal with a fast triple tap on the Ctrl key. I tried editing the original Ctrl + Alt + t but the only shortcuts supported are a combination of keys
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How do I blacklist a package in dnf in order to tell to not install it as part of a dependency

Starting with Fedora 34, using Wayland is no longer optional for kde unless some packages (a lot of them for a definite complete list), aren t upgraded. As a result, once kwayland-server is installed, ...
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LabPlot: Use CAS-Sheet variables in plots

Im trying out KDE LabPlot on Fedora 33 and I'm trying to use Lists from an e.g. python CAS-Sheet in a plot. This is a feature showcased in the gallery and also advertised in the features section. If I ...
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Cannot create a WPA3 hotspot

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop: KDE Whenever I try to initialize a hotspot with WPA3 security, I see the following error messages: wpa_supplicant[1281]: Using interface wlp2s0 with hwaddr 7c:76:35:fa:61:35 ...
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Cant Type correctly on IntelliJ Idea when started from GUI - from terminal is OK

Man, I dont know where else to search. When I start IntelliJ Idea (CE 2020.2.3) from user interface (any shortcut), I get weird chars (�) when I try to type some accents like á, ç, etc. weird ...
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Stop pulseaudio switching audio from HDMI to internal audio when monitor sleeps

I'm running latest KDE Manjaro and I'm using a HDMI connection to an external display. I'm piping the audio through the external monitor and connecting my loudspeakers on the monitor. When the monitor ...
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How to merge unallocated storage with other partition in Manjaro

Hi. I need help being able to merge my unallocated storage with the nvme0n1p5 storage. Is this possible? Please see the attached image. Thank you.
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Make Windows 10 bootable USB in Kubuntu 20.04

I have been trying to make bootable USB drive to install windows 10 but nothing works. Applications I have used till now: unetbootin - It give error while booting "automatic boot selection in ...
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Remove KDE System Settings on Pop!_OS

I have a question. I just turned on my computer and saw a new app called KDE System Settings, could you help me removing it, please?
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Is it possible to use templates in Kate (KDE text editor)

I'm using Kate a lot to write bash scripts at work and we have agreed on a certain format (pretty long header with version info and changelog, pretty long comment before main part. Is it possible to ...
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Cannot paste from clipboard in KDE on first try

Ever since I upgraded to Fedora 32 pasting does not work properly in KDE. It copies correctly what I want to be copied, but it will not paste right away. I either have to go to the clipboard applet ...
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How to completely reset akonadi

I never really used akonadi, but I want to use some KDE PIM applications now and I am concerned about having an inconsistent state in the different akonadi configs and databases as my KDE profile is ...
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Want see all opend windows windows (inclusive icon and name) in task bar of KDE Neon 5.16

i cant find my opened Windows in KDE Desktop in Linux Distro KDE Neon 5.16 (rebased on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). I simply want to see all open apps on taskbar, all my windows (not grouped or anything ...
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how to debug a weird keymap/shortcut on KDE's konsole?

I am having a behaviour I can't explain the source of on Konsole. Pressing the Super (command/windows key) plus some letters, result in a key combination sent: ^X @ s + the pressed letter. I wrote ...
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Scrolling lags in KDE's Konsole

One of the latest (maybe couple of months ago) updates brought some new behavior to the konsole application, which makes working with it very uncomfortable. Something happened with the scrolling ...
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(Kubuntu 20.04) KDE taskbar disappears after every reboot

I just installed Kubuntu 20.04 and everytime (since the very beginning) when I start the system and desktop shows up - a taskbar is missing. I found a workaround to get it back by killing plasmashell ...
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How to disable middle click + drag right?

I'm using KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 18.04 and I have a very annoying shortcut: Middle click + Drag right -> Open a new instance of Konsole. It's annoying because it gets triggered regardless of the ...
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Volume is reset after suspend or hibernate in KDE Plasma

OS: Manjaro (updated on Aug 30,2020) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 (Originally Gnome) Sound server: PulseAudio 13.0 Hello! I met a strange problem and didn't find any solutions. The volume of my laptop ...
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KDE: Unknown protocol 'unityhub' even though unityhub does exist

I'm using KDE Neon and have installed Unity Hub via it's AppImage and integrated it with my system. The problem is when I tried to install Unity Editor via UnityHub button on this Download Archive ...
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.xinitrc file conflict manjaro kde-gnome

Running sudo pacman -Syu gives me the following error: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) /etc/skel/.xinitrc exists in both 'manjaro-gnome-settings' and 'manjaro-kde-settings' ...
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Keystroke randomly duplicates on Linux Desktop

I have a problem that keystroke randomly repeats in various KDE applications. Environment: Hardware: AMD CPU, Nvidia GPU, laptop OS: Arch Linux kernel: 5.4.55-1-lts (and change to latest: 5.7.12....

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