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Questions tagged [kde-plasma-5]

KDE Plasma 5 is the fifth generation of the desktop environment created by KDE primarily for Linux systems.

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Fedora KDE 29 random directories in home directory

I have fresh Fedora 29 KDE spin installed. Firefox added, up to date. After each reboot and login an empty folder with random name appears in home directory. Each time name is new and does not look ...
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Change partitions' labels only on Dolphin or change label on not mounted LUKS partition

I have an encrypted LUKS partition, on Kubuntu such partition has to be displayed like "831.5 GiB Encrypted Drive" and cannot be changed. When you mount it and put the password it appears a new entry ...
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Kde Plasma Icons Too Big

I've recently installed Kubuntu. I also installed Kvantum and Adapta. As it turns out, some icons are just too large. Is this a high dpi problem?
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Upgrading Qt Version for use on KDE distros

I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the QT version used by a distro such as Kubuntu to satisfy dependencies that for example some widgets might have. So for example use Qt 5.9 with Kubuntu 16....
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How to enlarge icons in KF5 Plasma panel's System Tray?

I've upgraded from Kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04. I've set up most of the icons via System Settings Icons section to larger size and made Plasma panel thicker. But system tray icons, instead of becoming ...
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KDE Neon Missing Icon after installing aplication

I just done installing my first KDE Neon. But after that, when I install aplication always not showing icon on menu. Its look like this: I already tried change icon to another icon then back it to ...
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How to toggle krunner with a modifier only shortcut?

I would like to toggle the krunner launcher with a modifier only shortcut. Modifier only shortcuts can be bound to D-Bus method calls in kwinrc (for example, see this blog post). I would like one key ...
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Where should libKF5Auth.so.5 be located and where to download it?

OS: ArchLinux (Antergos) After updating the system, KDE Plasma is not working properly. In console I run plasmashell I am getting: plasmashell: error while loading shared libraries: libKF5Auth.so....
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Paint 'borderless window' game over taskbar, but not 'always on top'?

Is it possible to set up a window (Usually games) to run in full screen, without always being on top? My end goal is I want to be able to have a specific window painted over the game, but the task ...
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i3 startup script crashes xwinwrap after a few seconds on Ubuntu Bionic

I have an Kubuntu box that I have changed to use i3 together with Plasma. In the config file it starts xwinwrap to run mpv so that I can have a video as my background. Earlier today it worked ...
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Disable alt-tab animation on KDE plasma

KDE does this fade effect on alt-tab that is mega-slow on my craptop. How can I disable it? I see nothing in the desktop effects settings.
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Where are Received Files from KDE Connect for Android stored?

When I send a file from linux to android using KDE connect, where are the received files stored? Am I supposed to be getting a notification? If so, what am I doing wrong? Thanks!
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How to disable notification about updates on startup in KDE 5?

I want to handle all updates manually (through aptitude in my case) and to not have any kind of automatic updates, nor do I want to receive any notifications about updates. What I tried: I've ...
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BLFS 8.2, SDDM (from BLFS 8.1) shows password as boxes instead of circles

I have just finished installing KDE Plasma 5 on my Linux From Scratch 8.2 system according to instructions from the BLFS 8.2 book. I have also installed SDDM as display manager according to BLFS 8.1, ...
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How to run Plasma (KDE) session in Xubuntu 16.04.5 running xfce by default?

When I logout on Xubuntu (xfce) I get a screen to login again, on top bar of this screen is placed an icon and when click it the drop down menu offers 3 options to login: Plasma, xfce and Xubuntu. By ...
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Identify source of phantom screen locker in Mint + KDE via Kubuntu

Background I'm experimenting with running KDE on Linux Mint 19 (no longer offered). I followed the instructions in this post to add the Kubuntu KDE desktop to Mint: Started with a fresh install of ...
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How to keep track of when my OpenVPN connection is up (systemd)

I'm using the service openvpn-client@.service to connect to my VPN. When I start my computer it takes a little while for it to connect. I would like to see a desktop notification when the connection ...
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How do I get/copy a password from kwallet

My experience with kwallet (for those of us running KDE) so far is it's the thing that pops up to receive passwords for git. At this point I promptly type my password in the username field because it ...
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Links open in Visual Studio Code

When I click a link, Visual Studio Code opens trying to create a file with that name. For example, if I click a link saying http://example.com/foo/bar, Visual Studio Code opens and tries to make a ...
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kde5 plasma desktop fails

My computer froze hard today and since then, the desktop first shows the background image and mouse pointer and promptly turns completely black. No taskbar, nothing. I've checked the filesystems for ...
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Debugging clipboard copy not working on linux

I'm running Fedora 27 with KDE 5, often use google-chrome, slack, qt creator and occasionally VirtualBox. I've been running into some odd cases where my clipboards simply stop working. Often it seems ...
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KDE 5.8.9 (kubuntu) Task Manager for select monitors

I know it's possible to have a task manager just show tasks from the current screen/monitor/desktop, but how would you go about showing tasks from this monitor and the one above it? I have a 4-...
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KDE Plasma - Don't blur lock screen?

A recent(ish) update of KDE Plasma 5 has a new "feature" which blurs the lock screen on mouse or keyboard wake. Presumably this is so that the on-screen text can be seen against a potentially ...
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KDE network applet icons too large

After a KDE update to 5.13, the icons in the KDE network manager applet are oversized. I have a HiDPI display with scaling set up, but this has never been a problem before. Is there any way to get ...
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Xbindkeys not working

I'd like to map some buttons of my mouse, but it's not working. I've been trying xbindkeys unsuccessfully. Here is one of the commands : # Bind "back" mouse button to Ctrl+F8 "xte 'keydown ...
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KDE Plasma 5 switch between windows with arrow keys

I recently upgraded to KDE5. Something that is really annoying is that Alt+Tab does not have proper behavior. Specifically, in KDE4, when I pressed Alt+Tab, then let Tab go while still pressing Alt, I ...
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Turn off automatic updates on Debian/KDE5

I cannot figure out how to turn off automatic updates in Debian buster running KDE. I've gone into the "apper" control screen and set to "never", but still I keep getting a little taskbar icon on the ...
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How to share internet via wifi

I have latest KDE Neon, with Plasma 5 desktop. For sharing my wired internet to other devices via wifi, I have followed this easy guide: Create Wi-fi Hotspot Using KDE Plasma 5, but with an Android ...
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Fedora suddenly started using ugly fonts

I'm having an issue with Fedora (or KDE, not sure). Fedora, as the tittle says, started to use ugly fonts on some apps, suddenly (Opera, Code Editors, IntelliJ, etc.) I don't know if it's a KDE issue ...
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How to move windows between activities in KDE Plasma from Terminal?

My goal is to be able to make startup scripts that launch specific applications and then send them to different activities. I am unable to find anything online on how to do so in script. I've also ...
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Rofi on kde+i3 doesn't start with shortcut

I use Antergos kde edition with i3wm. I'd like to run rofi. If I execute rofi -show-icons -show run on terminal it runs ok. But shortcut in i3config bindsym $mod+space exec rofi -show run doesn't ...
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How could I dim the display brightness of a desktop PC while using Plasma 5 on GNU/Linux?

I'm using Plasma 5 for GNU/Linux in a desktop PC box. I would need a way to dim display brightness, but I have absolutely no idea where to start looking for it. Whatever you come up with, CLI ...
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How could I dim the external display brightness in Plasma 5?

I'm using Plasma 5 for GNU/Linux in a desktop PC box. I would need a way to dim display brightness, but I have absolutely no idea where to start looking for it. Whatever you come up with, CLI ...
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Change the key used for displaying the Menu Bar, or disable it (or possibly stop window manager sending `alt`)

I use Firefox on linux and one of the things I like about it is using altdrag to move windows around (and altright-click-drag to resize). However, this causes the Menu Bar to open, which is annoying ...
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How can I disable software update notifications in kde/plasma

I keep getting popups about updates and it's annoying. The window below is from the taskbar icon settings that I think is causing the popup. Is there a workaround? If I knew which package was the ...
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Getting frameless windows to open only in current activity

Some applications, such as Chrome and Firefox, have their own draggable titlebar and look much nicer without the system border. However, this appears to come at a cost. Irrespective of whether you ...
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Need to disable and kill bouncy ball in a lab

I have a CentOS lab that doesn't yet have individual user accounts. Some students start the KDE app bouncy ball. I'd like a nice network, i.e., via CLI and Ansible, way to disable and kill all the ...
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Allow remote urls in Dolphin “Open File” dialog

I have recently switched from Windows to Linux (mint 18.2 with KDE, using Dolphin as file manager). I have noticed that when using the "open file" dialog (or upload file) in any external application ...
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Kubuntu 17.10 / Plasma 5.10 / Default permission for new files created in Dolphin

My machine is shared by multiple users. I have set up folders where files reside that more than one person needs to work on. For the remainder of this text let /srv/files/documents be the folder we ...
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Where are themes stored in KDE Plasma 5?

Can anyone here tell me where Plasma 5 themes are stored becuase I want to move a theme that I downloaded through the GUI to the root directory.
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How to save KDE Plasma 5 activity configurations?

I've spent the past two weeks getting warm and fuzzy with KDE Plasma 5 Activities and have *starting an activity pretty much down pat, but SAVING the configuration evades me. (Details on request or ...
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KDE - Open a window in the center of the screen

Is it possible to open a window in KDE using a command line (similar to the example below) in the center of the screen? If yes, is it possible set this independently of the screen size? Example: ...
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How to center Icons-Only Task Manager in KDE?

I want to set up a panel with two small widgets in corners and Icons-Only Task Manager in the center, and I have an issue with centering the task manager widget. This widget takes additional space on ...
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USB headset not detected in Output Devices in KDE Audio Volume Settings

I'm new to this site. I've tried googling my problem but what I found doesn't relate to my problem. I have a Razar Kraken 7.1 Chroma USB headset and I can't see it in Output Devices but I can see it ...
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Is it possible to use Kwallet with Keepass files?

Is it possible to use Kwallet, the password manager built in Kde Plasma Desktop, with keepass files? It would be very handy, especially under the portability aspect.
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How to persist line numbers option in Kate?

Pressing F11 will only enable line numbers for the current session, how do I make Kate remember this option? The answer given to the question with the title "How to make Kate remember to always show ...
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Disable kde screen scaling for specific applications?

4.9.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1 (2017-03-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux kde-plasma-desktop 5:92 This is my problem, I have a high density display so I need to scale my screen to ...
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Sharing part of the home folder between two user accounts

I'm using openSUSE Linux with KDE Plasma. I'd like to set up two user accounts on the same machine, and have these two share part of the same Home folder. In particular, I want to set up two user ...
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Since I recently upgraded to KDE Plasma 5 latest, natural scroll won't work

Where can I find the reference documentation for kdeglobals config file? System settings' GUI control for reverse scrolling has absolutely no effect, since I recently ran zypper up and zypper patch. ...
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Disable 'Do not ask again' on delete confirmation

Is there a way to remove the Do not ask again checkbox on the are you sure? dialogue when deleting files? I'm an avid shift-deleter and really need this last safety net, it would be really bad to one ...