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

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Why does Chrome always open on the last virtual desktop I had it open on?

I've been having incredibly annoying behavior with Chrome on KDE for a while now. (A couple years, maybe?) Generally, if I launch an app, it opens up on the virtual desktop I'm on. But for some ...
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No user groups when luching from krunner (systemd --user)

I've noticed that when running konsole via that krunner, id do not return any additional groups. When konsole is launched from the activator bar menu, id return proper groups. Looks for me like ...
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Klipper icon invisible and menu not showing up

I am using KDE's klipper from package plasma-workspace under Debain bullseye while I am running xfce4 2.14, just upgraded to 2.16 (*). When running klipper, it appears in the status tray of xfce's ...
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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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Could not find the program 'konsole'

Hi i installed Kali Linux 2020.2, went into the plasma, then I start the program, writes that Could not find the program 'konsole'
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Slow ethernet connection on Fedora

I am currently working on Fedora 30 on my laptop. I use KDE Plasma as a working station (not sure of the term). I reinstalled Fedora and Windows (as dual boot) not so long ago, and since I reinstalled ...
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Manually setting KDE default applications without full KDE installation

I use Okular in an XFCE environment (archlinux). How can I set the default browser to use for opening URLs without installing a full KDE configuration panel? As is, it does not use my default browser....
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Why is my USB device not being registered after zeroing with dd?

I recently got a Sandisk Cruzer USB to install a new operating system on my Kubuntu Linux computer. Fearing that the drive had malware on it, I wrote zeroes to the drive: dd bs=1G if=/dev/zero of=/...
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KDE panel disappeared, can't right-click, and window lag

When I turned on my Manjaro KDE desktop today, the panel/taskbar has completely disappeared and I cannot right-click the desktop. I am still able to run Yakuke so that I am able to access a terminal, ...
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How can I entirely disable browser media integration in KDE Plasma 5?

I'm using a fully updated KDE Neon, currently with KDE Plasma 5.16.3. Using Vivaldi as a web browser. Plasma has a feature that allows you to control in-browser media players (such as YouTube, but ...
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Multiple monitor configuration lost in plasma desktop after reboot

I am using the Fedora 30 Beta KDE spin with plasma 5.15.4 and trying to set-up a persistent configuration of my 3 desktop monitors with the built-in systemsettings5. However, once in a while after I ...
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kdeinit5: Segmentation fault

I am experiencing a problem with KDE in my OpenSuse 42.1 Leap OS. Basically, everything that requires Qt does not work (kate, Libreoffice, dolphin etc). When I click on an icon's application I get an ...
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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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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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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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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 enable basic authentication in NetworkManager openconnect applet (plasma-nm-oppenconnect)?

After latest upgrade, while trying to connect using nm-openconnect in NetworkManager I get the error "Server myserver.com requested Basic authentication which is disabled by default" How could I ...
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KDE PLASMA: Slow login to desktop?

I'm a new kde user so i hope anyone helps me. My problem is, session starts very slow i don't know why ?? I have a lenovo core i5 , 8 gb ram ,hyperX ssd , and i'm installing Antergos with Kde Plasma ...
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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs (...
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Reduce visual effects in KDE Plasma?

Problem We have a RHEL x64 machine with KDE Plasma 5+ and we don't want any fancy graphics or effects. We tried manually disabling the effects through the settings menu, but this has had little ...
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KDE Plasma Alt-Tab behavior options - most of them are missing

I just started using KDE plasma (on Debian Stretch). Now, I'm a simple, old-fashioned guy... ok, that's not true, but when it comes to Alt-Tab I am. I just want the plain old Alt-Tab behavior - like ...
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How do you maximize a window using KDE?

That is my monitor configuration: By clicking (^) the window maximizes into a single monitor. Oct 7, 2015 8:29 UTC: How do people configure X11 to see all displays as a single display? Oct 7, ...
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Disable or drastically shorten pause on incorrect password

I'm using plasma 5 right now (on Fedora 22, if that matters) and whenever I enter my password incorrectly at the lock screen I have to wait around five seconds before it will let me try to enter text ...
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Stop Monitor Wake-Up Events Using KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment. Unfortunately, I've been having this odd issue with my monitors waking up after going into screen energy saving. I haven't figured out all ...
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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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Why are my monospace fonts behaving erratically?

I'm setting up an Arch box and I've installed Plasma 5 as my desktop environment. However, monospace fonts are behaving very erratically: Listed in the 'Fonts' prefpane, it displays fine. As part of ...
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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 /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.my_theme.desktop/contents/splash/images/...
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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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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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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 project-neon5-plasma-...
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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 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 ...
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