the desktop-jump-effect

Do i need to use kcmshell5 for it? I am using plasma 5.5.5. and kubuntu 16.04.

  • This animation is really problematic. In 2021 it' s still activated by default.
    – smonff
    Feb 10, 2021 at 9:55

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Application Launch Feedback

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KDE Help Center - Launch Feedback:

Sometimes it is reassuring to know that your computer didn't just ignore your command, and something is happening behind the scenes. In this module you can configure visible feedback to help you know if you really hit that icon or not.

The traditional way to indicate that your computer is busy is to modify the cursor, and you can turn this on by choosing a Busy Cursor. With this option enabled, your cursor will have an icon attached to it for a short time, when a new application is being launched. You can configure how long this icon is displayed beside your cursor with the Startup indication timeout: spinbox. The default is 5 seconds.

There are several variations of busy cursor available, including a Blinking Cursor, a Bouncing Cursor or a Passive Busy Cursor icon with no animation...

KDE System Settings > Personalization - Applications > Launch Feedback

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As a single KDE control module

kcmshell5 kcmlaunch
  • That was easy, stupid me!
    – stephen b
    Jul 14, 2016 at 5:59

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When I type the command "# kcmshell5 launchfeedback" to the terminal to change my mouse animation, a white window was opened. And the "launch feedback" that I found by searching for the word "launch" in the start menu is the dark window. It says "system settings module" in the window titles. Someone has the phrase <2>. And the window that says <2> is the correct one. Somehow Static was chosen by itself. And I didn't change that. Somehow it happened by itself. Also, I don't know why there were 2 of these modules.

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