I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. I recently installed xfce4 on it and have been using it for a while with everything working. The other day i tried installing the kde window manager with the command sudo apt-get install kwin. This installed the window manager in working order but i can't open the window manager settings when I right click the title bar of a window. Every time I click it nothing happens. I have looked on-line but haven't seen a solution. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

  • I would like to not have to install the entirety of Kubuntu-desktop as well.
    – user668916
    Mar 23, 2017 at 18:42
  • did you configure it and start it following a set of instructions? this tutorial seems to make the full config for xfce
    – bistoco
    Mar 23, 2017 at 18:59
  • Yes, I have looked at that tutorial and this one. Kwin automatically starts at login and runs fine. The problem is with the "Customizing KWin" part which I can't do. I think the problem is that i don't have kde-workspace which there doesn't seem to be a version of for 16.04
    – user668916
    Mar 23, 2017 at 19:28

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You need to install kde-cli-tools:

sudo apt-get install kde-cli-tools

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