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KDE 5 : Increasing icon-size in task manager and correct screen animations

I am currently using KDE 5 on Kubuntu. Everything else is good, but I just want to know how I can increase the icon-size in task manager. Currently because I am forcing font DPI to 110 for viewing ...
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How do I access GUI settings (kubuntu 15.04) or run them from Command line

Currently Plasma 5.3 is not running on my kubuntu 15.04 install. see Plasma has vanished Kubuntu 15.04 How can I access settings, i.e. what name/commands do I need to run whatever the plasma settings ...
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How to run Redshift, and Redshift Plasmoid in Ubuntu 12.04?

Redshift briefly appears on the taskbar at startup or when run and pops out of existence. I've installed Redshift Plasmoid for a GUI, but I can't get that to run either, and won't show up when I check ...
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Plasma has vanished Kubuntu 15.04

Yesterday plasma-desktop not longer started on booting up, nor on command line plasma nor plasma-desktop, (tried those after a bit of web searching). Then I tried to upgrade to a newer Plasma via a ...
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How to install previous plasma on Kubuntu 15.04?

I need to install previous version of plasma (like in Kubuntu 14.10) on Kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this?
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Kubuntu dosen't open anything at startup?

I had installed kubuntu 15.04 a few weeks back. Till now it had worked fine. But somehow it has started to behave oddly. I do see it boot and am greeted with the plasma login screen but after I ...
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“redmond” theme on kubuntu 15.04?

Fresh kubuntu 15.04 install (so: using plasma 5.2.2). I happen to like the classic Windows look (it also really confuses people :) ), and in previous releases I've installed the kdeartwork (or some ...
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=“cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1” crashes plasma 5

Following the instructions found here I modified my /etc/default/grub with this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1" on a kubuntu 14.04 and a kubuntu 15.04 machines. The ...
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libgnomeprint breaks Plasma 5 desktop

I am running Kubuntu 15.04 with the Plasma 5 desktop. Yesterday I tried to install Stata 12 on my machine as I did many times before with previous Ubuntu versions. After finishing the installation ...
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How to install KDE plasma 5.2 on ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

How to install KDE Plasma 5.2 on Ubuntu 15.04? Thank you.
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control audio kde plasma after hdmi removal

I am using kde:plasma version 4.13.3 in ubuntu 14.04 and it works great in most ways, but on my laptop I frequently use it as my "media center" pc. I hook it up to the TV through the HDMI port. When ...
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Kubuntu still uses the old login screen even after update to KDE Plasma 5.2

I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 and updated KDE 4x to 5.2 following https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Packages#Kubuntu , however when I boot my netbook it shows the old log in screen (lightdm I think) instead ...
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How to change default wallpaper in KDE?

and want to change the default wallpaper I want to make lots of changes as I want to build a customized kubuntu maybe call it a fork. But there's my problem. There are almost no tutorials about ...
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Plasma virtual desktop change with scroll wheel bounces back

I would like to use Plasma's feature of changing virtual desktops using the mouse wheel over the background, but when I try to do that it bounces back. It only works if I make a tiny movement with ...
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Empty dashboard at every fresh startup

I am sorry if this seems stupid but I am new to Ubuntu and I haven't found the answer elsewhere. I'm working in Kubuntu 14.04 and every time I reboot my PC, I get an empty dashboard (no kickoff menu ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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KDE Plasma 5 upgrade has removed my window decorations [closed]

Upgrading to KDE Plasma 5 today in Vivid Vervet (Wednesday 21st Jan) has removed all my window decorations such as borders, etc. I can't move windows, drag windows, etc. Any ideas how to get it back?
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What are the system requirements for installing KDE Plasma 5?

I'm about to install Plasma 5 on older hardware. What are the minimum system requirements of KDE Plasma 5?
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My Kubuntu desktop has vanished- no icons, launchers, left-click

I'm not sure what I did, but now my KDE desktop is just a blank screen. I am still able to log onto a gnome session, and the guest account has a perfeclty fine Kubuntu session, but no matter what I ...
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KDEconnect not visible in KDE system settings

After installing kdeconnect on my fresh Ubuntu 14.10 and then installing whole plasma environment I am unable to see KDEconnect settings icon in KDE system settings. On my previously Ubuntu ...
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How to get Plasma Next option in Login

I installed Plasma Next on Kubuntu 14.10 and chose lightdm. Upon restart I'm not getting option to chose KDE Plasma Workspace/Unity/Plasma Next as my Desktop Environment. It directly enters Unity. ...
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How can I define a start-up activity in Kubuntu?

I use Activities in KDE to organize my kubuntu-desktops separately by their use, but unfortunately my media activity is the start-up by default. How can I customize that? Infos: Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel: ...
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kde 5 plasma printer configuration module not found

does anybody know how I can install a printer in kde 5 plasma ? I cannot find a module for that in system settings :-( os configuration is: ubuntu 14.10, kde plasma 5, x64
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How to upgrade kde plasma in kubuntu 14.10?

I'm using kubutu 14.10 plasma 5 . Its plasma version is 5.1 but I'd like to upgrade to 5.4 and newer versions. How can I do that ? Should I wait for updates or there is any ppa to do that ? Thanks
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Missing Login screen (kdm missing? plasma5) [closed]

I installed plasma5 on 14.10 and had bunch of problems. I was in a hurry to fix, so removed/reinstalled blah blah blah bunch of packages, including probably lightdm and kdm. Now I want Plasma5 back, ...
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How much time have I spent for a specific KDE activity?

I have created some KDE activities. Now I need to know how much time I spent for each of them. Someone said that this information is already tracked somewhere: What is a activity in KDE and what can I ...
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How do you change display resolution in KDE Plasma 5?

I installed the project NEON ppa in Ubuntu 14.04 to check out the new KDE in a VM. I can't seem to figure out how to change the display resolution. Its stuck at 800x600. Edit: I'm using vmware player ...
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Huge KDE System Tray icons in Kubuntu 14.04

My KDE system tray icons are huge in Kubuntu 14.04: Notice that the Skype and wicd icons are sized properly, these are not KDE apps. However the KDE apps' icons (Klipper and Volume Control) are ...
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Change Notes plasmoid background

Is there any way to change the notes plasmoid background? I tried looking for the plasmoid in /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/plasmoids/ and ~/.kde/share/apps/plasma/plasmoids/ to change it myself(if ...
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Enable KDE Plasma 5 after installing in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed the Neon5 plasma framework on my Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't enable it I tried to look at Unity Tweak Tool and CompizConfig but didn't find anything Any help?
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Kubuntu - How to use Plasma Active?

Is there any way to switch to the Plasma Active Workspace on Kubuntu? The Kubuntu Active images are broken for me for over a year now and so I wanted to try to activate Plasma Active somehow within ...
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No sound notification in KDE Plasma Desktop

I installed the KDE plasma desktop yesterday on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. The environment has been working quite well up until now. However, I just noticed that there was no Sound notification icon in ...
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Kde. Set plasma 5.0 lockscreen

I want to set plasma 5.0 lockscreen. http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/screenshots/lockscreen.png When I execute $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm I see list with gdm, kdm, lightdm. There is ...
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Unable to locate package kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on 14.04

I am attempting to install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on Kubuntu 14.04 amd64, following these instructions sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt update sudo apt install project-neon5-session ...
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knote/sticky note widget text location

I had several note widgets on Plasma Desktop. Where are the notes saved? I have a problem with plasma-desktop and it is not run. But I need the notes. Where can I find them?
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Change KDE Task Switcher thumbnail selected color

I'd like to change the color of the selected item in KDE task switcher, since I find it really hard to see. Though I have not been able to find out how to do it through system Settings. Here is a pic ...
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Move window from one desktop to another using drag and drop

Up until I upgraded to KDE 4.13.0, I was able to drag an application from the taskbar to a desktop in the desktop-switcher on the task-bar. This would move that window to the other desktop. This ...
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Unable to start kde

Rebooting my laptop after a few days of uptime (so I don't know what could have triggered the issue) I have found that I am unable to login from lightdm. My password is accepted and the fields ...
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KDE, how to have “tail -f” constantly on a dedicated panel?

Plasma has this nice plasmoid called File Watcher. At work I have 2 monitors. I would like to put this plasmoid on an empty panel on the second monitor. So that tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log ...
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Nautilus's 'open with' list

In nautilus when I try to open a pdf with Adobe Reader, I cannot find Adobe Reader in open with.... In dolphin there's not such problem. How can I add Adobe Reader Link to "Open With..." list in ...
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Manual time syncing

Is there a command or some option in KDE environment with which I can manually sync system's time and date with a time server (eg Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org))?
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Disabling capslock key in KDE

I assigned a KDE action to caps-lock key (so that cap-lock is a hotkey for that) hoping it will be disabled (a trick working for other keys). But it was not. Why this happens and how to find a better ...
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A command to add a customized icon or symbol to Plasma's Default Panel

Is there a command, that can add/remove a simple icon in KDE environment tray or anywhere in plasma's Panel (taskbar)? I need a customized notification icon or any other persistent symbol which shows ...
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Changing opacity of inactive windows in KDE

Is there a way to set a customization in Plasma environment so that inactive windows will have opacity 30%? I know one can set specific titlebar colors for active and inactive windows . But I could ...
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Is there a way to install the kde plazma without kubuntu? How? [duplicate]

I want to install the kde without the kubuntu... Can you help me please? I wonder..
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KDE Dashboard settings don't show up

I'm using the Widget Dashboard in KDE4. When I right-click it and select "Desktop Dashboard Settings", nothing happens. No window shows up on none of my desktops. What is the matter here? I'm using ...
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Is it possible to show KDE panels only for a multimonitor layout?

I love the flexibility of the Plasma Desktop panels, and I have my laptop + 2 external displays, each with a panel configured differently. However, when I unplug my laptop, all panels are gathered on ...
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How to accurately adjust KDE plasma panel height?

I can just drag it. But when I drag it I don't know the height of it in pixels. How could I adjust it accurately so that i know the height?
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Automatic language layout change for some windows

In a KDE window frame: And then: In which some settings can be applied; for example automatic sending of this application's windows to a virtual desktop. I'm looking for a setting in a similar ...