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Why have I only two avtivities types on Plasma 5?

After installing kubuntu 16.04 I have only two activities types in Plasma: desktop and folder view. Why? Is something missing in the system?
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Breeze icon theme wrong icons

I could not find this specific issue on Google. After I updated from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04 LTS, next to xfce4 and unity not working correctly, also the icons from the Breeze icon theme are behaving in ...
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Visual changes of the applications with root in Kubuntu 15.10/16.04

The problem is: when I start apps in Kubuntu with sudo or kdesudo, these apps change their visual themes and some of them are displayed with issues. As an example: Dolphin in normal mode: Dolphin ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 Plasma can not start after fresh install

I have made a fresh install of Kubuntu 16.04 via USB stick. The sha256 checksum of the USB stick matched the one on the download page. All installed packets have their most recent version. I have a ...
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How to move, resize or remove KDE widgets since Plasma 5.5.5 (xenial) [duplicate]

Until Plasma 5.4.2 (wily) widgets could be unlocked and showed a side menu when hovering over them with the mouse. The side menu allowed moving, resizing and removing the widget. With Plasma 5.5.5 ...
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Kubuntu shows black screen after upgrading to 16.04

I upgraded my Kubuntu 15.10 machine to 16.04 yesterday. Everything was working fine. Today, I did a reboot. Upon logging in, my desktop doesn't show so I have a blank black screen. Thankfully, Plank ...
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Black stripes in screen

I have a problem with my raspberry pi 2B, when I hooked it up with a hdmi to dvi converter to a DVI screen it worked flawlessly for about 2 and a half hours, since then I have been randomly gettings ...
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Plasma device notifier failing to start (kdeinit/kioexec)

When I plug in a USB storage device, I try to double-click it in the device notifier that comes up in my tray, but all I get is messages like: Examining: Finished // mtp:// blah blah blah /ALCATEL ...
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I can't download new Plasma widgets and Plasma themes in Kubuntu 15.10

Each time I try to download the new Plasma widget from the Plasma Add-On Installer, I get the following error: Loading of providers from file: http://download.kde.org/ocs/providers.xml failed ...
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How to deactivate all the desktop effects of KDE permanently?

I am aware that the shortcode of "Shift + Alt + F12" disables all the desktop effects of Kubuntu 15.10. However, is there a way to disable all those effects automatically and permanently in every ...
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No space left on device, but there is . Messed up plasma

I installed baloo4 yesterday in an attempt to fix my dolphin search. I shouldn't have done that! When I rebooted, plasma basically doesn't start up properly. Desktop background is black, can't use ...
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Accidentally killed plasma

I accidentally pressed ctrl + alt + esc, clicking on the process in the task manager, but it didnt work, and it selected the whole plasma desktop and got killed, is there a quick fix to start up ...
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KDE Weather widget issues

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 wily with KDE plasma 5.4.1 and it works fine except I can't seem to get the weather plasma widget to work. I have installed it using synaptic package manager from ubuntu's ...
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KDE Window Preview font breaks after a while

I am running Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE 5.4.2 and after running for some time, the font in the little preview window that appears when hovering the mouse over the taskbar starts to break with certain ...
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Start KDE 5 through VNC

I am trying to setup TightVNC so that I can access my KDE Plasma 5 desktop remotely. Problem is, I don't know what to put in the ~/.vnc/xstartup file to start KDE.
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kde 15.10 with nvidia propriety drivers = CRASH

I have a laptop with the nvidia gm107m/gtx960m chipset. For KDE there is no gui: plasma crashes each and every time at login. It complaints about some error when trying to use OpenGL 2. Have ...
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How Do I Find My Current Desktop Theme in Kubuntu 15.10?

I have been using Kubuntu 15.10 for about 6 months, and have been using previous versions for over 3 years. I customized my desktop theme, icons, etc. to suit me, however, recently, I downloaded more ...
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How can I install KDE 4 on Kubuntu Wily 15.10?

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 15.10 from 14.04 LTS, and have found that KDE/Plasma 5 has too many bugs and I would like to use KDE 4 again. But I want to keep the rest of Kubuntu 15.10 and all the ...
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Digital clock widget on Kubuntu 15.10 partially off-screen

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, on Plasma 5.4.3, KDE 5.15.0, and Qt 5.5.1. I have the digital clock widget, set to display date and time, on the upper-right corner of my screen (on a panel that borders the ...
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Which 15.10 package containes KDE system tray?

I need to file a bug against the KDE system tray for Kubuntu 15.10. In particular I am getting weird stuff within hints displayed while hovering with the mouse. Here is an example while hoveing the ...
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Kubuntu desktop effects suddenly extremely slow, how to diagnose?

When I logged on my Kubuntu desktop today, suddenly all desktop effects were cripplingly slow. From clicking the gear menu to it fading in took easily a minute. I can hear the graphics card working ...
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No desktop icons on Plasma 5?

I just installed Plasma desktop on my Ubuntu 15.10 machine.The installation went fine but I think something was not installed properly.No desktop icons are appearing.Also, I read somewhere that I have ...
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Having trouble with apt-get upgrade and removing KDE Plasma

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome DE. I installed KDE plasma to try it out but sudo apt-get upgrade started giving me errors so I ppa-purged the kde ppa and removed kubuntu desktop with the ...
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KDE Plasma 5.4.2 task switcher displays some icons pixelated

The problem I installed Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE Plasma 5.4.2 on my Dell. However, when I use the task switcher (Alt + Tab), which is configured to list large image models of the running applications, ...
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How does one enable KDE Plasma Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10 (ppc64el)

I have a POWER8 server environment (ppc64el arch) with PowerKVM 2.1.1 as the hypervisor. I have installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 as a VM and updated all packages to the latest versions. I have a need to ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 operations get slow or hang until logout

After upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10 from 14.04, I've found that some programs get much slower or completely hang over the course of a few hours of use. (Even though I have 32 GB RAM, an SSD, and a fast ...
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Virtualbox seamless mode not acting seamless

I am running windows 10 in Virtualbox seamless mode it was working but today when I turned it on it started acting like it was maximized scaled mode with no window border. It still says it is in ...
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How do I get a global menu in kde plasma 5?

I need a global menu in kde how can I get this.
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Newly installed Window Decorations

I use Ubuntu with KDE environment. I have no problem with default window decoration already installed. But if I choose a newly normally installed window decorations and then log out and then log in, ...
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KDE Plasma screen is coming Black

I installed KDE plasma on ubuntu 15.10 but after the logging of KDE screen is coming in Black. can anyone help me to solve this problem in easy steps .
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Plasmashell stopped working

I'm using kubuntu 15.04. All of a sudden (without doing an upgrade), when I log in, my plasma does not start. I am in the desktop with my applications open, but no panels, no menu, no background. ...
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Plasma 4 on Kubuntu 15.10

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 to have the latest and greatest in core functionality, however it came with Plasma 5...which although fast isn't what I'm looking for, visually or functionally. I had a ...
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Ended up having kde 4.x (plasma 4) instead of Plasma 5.4 from Ubuntun 14.04

I was using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 and was giving me trouble after going dual monitors, so decided to give KDE a try. So I installed KDE by following the commands below found here hoping that I'll get ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 widgets disappear(on boot and activity change)

I have a fresh install of kubuntu 15.10. I am new to kubuntu and linux in general, so I dont know if I am doing something wrong. So my problem is that my widgets disappear each time I reboot my ...
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Kubuntu 15.10, doubling on-screen display of sound bar after updating from kde4

http://imgur.com/avuHhfS The bottom sound bar does not disappear nor changes look when I change plasma theme.
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Make applications open at the screen they have been placed before

I have three screens attached to my Kubuntu 15.04 PC. Every time I start an application (like Dolphin, KMail, Kate, etc.) the corresponding window opens at an arbitrary screen and/or in an arbitrary ...
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How to increase KDE Plasma 5 icon-only task-bar icons' size?

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 and Plasma 5.4. The icons on the task-manager is too small. is there a way to make them bigger?
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Error reporting wizard does not work

In Kubuntu 15.04 the K-Menu (application starter) keeps crashing multiple times each day. I would like to report the bug using the corresponding wizard but it does not work. The wizard tells me that ...
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Why are there two separate desktops with KDE?

Running Ubuntu 15.04, and I was fed up with Unity, so I installed kubuntu-desktop. Works fine, switch to it at login. There's a weird behavior that I can't find explained elsewhere however - I appear ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - arrow in the scrollbar

is there a way to enable the little up and down arrows on the top and bottom (respectively) of the scroll bar? Some people are so used to it and miss it. Thank you!
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Is there an alternative way to install Kubuntu with live usb boot?

I have just downloaded Kubuntu 15.04 x64 iso and made a live USB and live DVD to install Kubuntu in live boot environment. but there is a problem. Plasma is far too heavy weighted and most of the ...
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Upgrade to plasma 5.4 damages all kontact-related packages

I'm running Kubuntu 15.04 and I've just upgraded my plasma to 5.4, as described here. However now kontact, kmail etc. don't work anymore. I can setup the mail accounts but no email is shown. Moreover ...
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Application autostart on plasma kde4

Where did teamviewer application put his configuration file that it starts up on every boot! I run kubuntu 15.04. Not into ~/.config/autostart/ Not into /etc/xdg/autostart/ it seems that its ...
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Disabling fading effect in windows' titles in the default task manager

Windows' titles are faded in the built-in task manager: How to disable this fading effect? I use Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4.
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Ubuntu blank login screen after installing kubuntu 15.04 with plasma, only guest login is possible

I was using ubuntu 15.04 above that I installed kubuntu with plasma desktop. After reboot I can not see my login screen. all I can see is blank screen. If I press enter it automatically logging me ...
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kubuntu 15.04 upgrading to plasma 5.3 using kubuntu-ppa/backports fails

I have just upgraded to plasma 5.3 and the following 2 packages are broken - is there an easy fix to sort out this dependency problem ? sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for paul: Reading ...
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How to install Plasma 5.4 on Kubuntu

Can anyone tell how to upgrade Kubuntu 15 plasma to 5.4? I found these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade But after ...
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How do I install the marble plasmoid in KDE 5.9.0?

I recently upgraded from Kubuntu Utopic Unicorn (14.10) to Vivid Vervet (15.04). In the process, I lost the marble plasmoid that showed a day/night world map on my background. I have the marble ...
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How to get my KDE4 back in Kubuntu 15.04?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. KDE5 Plasma looks pretty but it brings too many bugs and glitches such that I want my KDE4 back. How can I install KDE4 instead of KDE5?