I've just installed Ubuntu 19.10 with KDE Plasma and the Sweet theme.

What are the ways to manage open windows in Plasma? I don't see any bar that lists open windows.

Is there a "go to window" shortcut, where I can input a substring of a window's title and jump to that window?

  • Re. "I can input a substring of a window's title and jump to that window?" askubuntu.com/a/1117948/248158 ?
    – DK Bose
    Mar 11, 2020 at 2:05
  • Please edit your question to provide the output of qdbus org.kde.KWin /KWin supportInformation | grep -i composit. The reason is that Ctrl+F9 needs compositing to work. In a normal Kubuntu, compositing can be toggled with Shift+Alt+F12.
    – DK Bose
    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:42
  • Re. "I don't see any bar that lists open windows.", see askubuntu.com/questions/1161386/…
    – DK Bose
    Mar 11, 2020 at 10:32

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Ctrl+F9 zooms out and shows all open windows. Common keystrokes are listed at https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/applications/fundamentals/kbd.html

You may find more useful information at https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/applications/fundamentals/kbd.html and https://userbase.kde.org/System_Settings/Windows_Management

  • Sadly Ctrl+F9 doesn't seem to do a thing, even though it's assigned to "Toggle Present Windows (current desktop."
    – John Smith
    Mar 10, 2020 at 17:51
  • I wonder if OP has somehow disabled compositing. Compositing is necessary for several desktop effects, including Ctrl+F9, to work.
    – DK Bose
    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:43
  • Correct, compositing was disabled. I heard Shift+Alt+F12 disables all animations. Is there a way to disable all animations, while still having the compositor requiring functionalities enabled?
    – John Smith
    Mar 11, 2020 at 11:13
  • @JohnSmith Ask a new question and please limit each question to one specific issue.
    – DK Bose
    Mar 11, 2020 at 12:07

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