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Why does xdg-open use wslview?

Using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, KDE Plasma 5, with wine 7.8 installed. When I try to use the command xdg-open . the expected mime type (for inode/directory is Dolphin) is not invoked. Instead wslview is ...
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VPN in kde5 network managet not connected

If you try to connect to a VPN server like PPTP,L2TP,etc... and it doesn't connect like for me try this: 1- check log in /var/log/messages and try to connect again and check the output log: sudo tail ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.01 - KDE 5.24 - Network speed monitor shows constantly traffic

The System Monitor "Network speed" in the Taskbar shows constantly some small amount of incoming traffic. The traffic is mostly about 256 B/s incoming, than 1 - 2 sec 0. But always 0 B/s up. ...
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Kubuntu unlock screen - keyboard trigger and auto-focus

I just switched from Ubuntu/Gnome to give Kubuntu/KDE a try. I often suspend/lock my system. The unlock screen when restarted from suspend seems to require a mouse event to trigger it so it displays ...
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X server not starting

Today, when I turned on my PC and logged in, plasma was not starting, so I decided to hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 to change to a terminal. Then I executed startx but it wasn't providing output. Then I tried to ...
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Am using Kubuntu 20.04 and no KDE Plasma 5.18 no update to 5.24

I sent a bug report and was told that I needed to update from KDE Plasma version 5.18 to 5.24 as the bug had been fixed. I update everyday almost, whenever updates are available. Tried to find a way ...
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Set Right Control key to function as the Context Menu key

unfortunately my laptop does not have a menu key; can I reassign the right ctrl key to the menu key? I basically want the exact opposite of this: Set Context Menu key to function as Right Control Is ...
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Latte Side bar button don't works and also the side bar auto keeps resizing on Kubuntu

I'm new to Kubuntu but an old user of the Ubuntu gnome version. In Kubuntu, I've used latte to make a beautiful dock and sidebar. I've used this latte-layout. When I switch to this theme the sidebar ...
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How do I disable/remove Klipper in KDE Plamsa 5?

Klipper is frequently causing the system to hang on copy/paste actions. This is indicated by my taskbar being non-interactive on copy/paste. This will usually last for 10-30 seconds, or I will restart ...
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KDE 5, baloorunner crash

I am really not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but baloorunner is crashing constantly every time and there is no address to report this bug. The question is where is the best ...
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kde panel blinks all the time when I move mouse over it fast in kubuntu 20.04

When I move my mouse fast it causes the panel to blink (rapidly disappears and appears). When I move the mouse slowly over panel it does not blink. Probably this is related to render of window ...
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Missing print panel in KDE Plasma system settings

I just switched my Ubuntu 20.04 installation from Gnome to KDE. Everything is going well except the Printers panel is missing from System Settings. According to various documentation I've found, it ...
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WallPaper not fitting correct in kde plasma

i just updated to kubuntu 21.04 i have a hidpi display of 13' of 3480x2160, scaled to 2560x1440. it works fine but the wallpaper is not fixed correctly, as if there is display over the border. it ...
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How to change primary display in KDE?

I can't seem to find the option to make my second monitor as primary display, how may I change that? Thanks in advance!
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KDE Auto Logout After Inactivity

How do I set KDE to automatically log out users after a period of inactivity? Reason: Shared server with many users. Some people leave themselves logged in to KDE for many days. Preferably want a ...
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KDE: Meta+[number] doesn't launch [number]th application Task Manager ("start bar")

My Task Manager (panel at bottom of screen that uses the "Icon-only Task Manager widget") looks like this: When I press Meta+1, I expect Firefox will be launched — this is not the case. ...
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Plasmoid “Window List”: Increase size

I am using the window list widget. The window is pretty small though - I would like to make it taller. How is that possible? It seems there is no option to do that. Can I tinker in the code somehow to ...
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Open the K Menu Editor from command line

I am using Excalibur as start menu. In contrast to other start menus, after right-clicking on Excalibur, there is no button "Edit Applications..." that would open the K Menu Editor. ...
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sddm blocks screen with on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed KDE 5 (kde-plasma-desktop) on Ubuntu 20.04, and as part of the installation, it asked me to switch the login screen manager to sddm. When sddm starts (either on boot, or ...
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How to update qt version to 5.15.1

i have on kubuntu qt version to 5.12.8, and i need to update it to 5.15.1 i tried to manually install it..the installation folder installs it in /home/Qt. but when i check the qt version is still 5.12....
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How do I resize the application launcher / start menu in Kubuntu 20.10?

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.10. How can I resize the start menu? Because it is gigantic!
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Speakers go to 100% volume instead of being muted when plugging in headphones

My speakers are connected over SPDIF and when I plug in headphones (front of case), the speaker volume goes to 100% and back to its normal volume when I remove the headphones. While the headphones are ...
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How to use KDE global menu with Firefox?

I would like Firefox to use the global menu on KDE Plasma 5.19 running on X11. The widget set for both GTK and KDE is Breeze. I am currently using Kubuntu 20.10, but also have machines running 18.04 ...
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Colors are washed out and blacks are gray on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 LTS alongside Windows 10 but one thing that has bugged me, and still does, both live booting and installed is that my display colors are washed out. I've tried ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 Global Shortcuts / Application Launchers not working

This is my first installation of Kubuntu 20.04, in an attempt to move from 14.04, on a brand new ASUS laptop. In KDE Menu Editor -> Advanced tab, I am assigning a keyboard shortcut key to a number ...
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KDE Plasma 5.19 desktop environment? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.04.1. I do have KDE Plasma 5.18.5 desktop environment. Does anyone knows if KDE Plasma 5.18.5 will Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.19 for Ubuntu 20.04.1 ? I do have the PPA too.
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How to show kde panel at all monitors?

I have kubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. And I use additional 2 monitors. The default kubuntu panel only shows up at primary monitor. For now I just created new panel, but they are different. And I should ...
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Using different virtual desktops in different monitors

I want to use different virtual desktops for different monitors (i.e laptop and external LCD) in KDE plasma 5.18 in Ubuntu 18.04. Is it possible?
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META key mapped to fn+win key

So I have Kubuntu and I am trying to edit the Quick tile Window shortcuts in the KWin global shortcuts tab and everything is set to default (Meta + arrow key). Thats exactly what i want but I am ...
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Any way to disable plasmashell startup for Kubuntu?

I'm using a hybrid KDE+i3wm setup and was thinking of moving to polybar. So I was wondering if it is possible to inform KDE not to start plasmashell when running exec startplasma-x11 in ~/.xsession. ...
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Unable to upgrade to Plasma-desktop 5.18

I upgraded my system from ubunut 18.04 -> 19.10 -> 20.04. I have plasma-desktop(5.12) running in 18.04 version now I want to upgrade to 5.18 When I run sudo apt update & sudo apt upgrade its ...
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KDE Plasma - Disabling all animations without disabling compositor altogether

System Information: Operating System: Kubuntu 19.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.3 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.67.0 Qt Version: 5.12.4 Kernel Version: 5.3.0-40-generic OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 8 × Intel®...
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Scaling websites on KDE

I'm a junior webdev, I've recently switched to Linux. Currently, I'm using Kubuntu 19.10 with 5.18.3 KDE Plasma. I'm using Chrome as the web browser. My global scaling is set to 100%. All pages ...
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Ubuntu can not find keyboboard keys

I have HP ProBook 450 G6 with Ubuntu 19.10 and KDE Plasma. F Keybord keys like always controll various system functions, but system 'thinks' that F8 is also F3,F4 and F5. So when I try to assign ...
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Moving latte-dock to another display?

How to move latte-dock to another display? Latte-settings->Behavior->Location->Screen has only On Primary option and doesn't recognize my secondary screen. Latte : 0.7.4 OS : Kubuntu 18.04
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GTK applications look ugly in KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Kubuntu 19.10, with KDE plasma 5 desktop. I have problems when I run GTK apps, because they like ugly. Here is an example: I used the same Desktop in other computer and they look fine. ...
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Kvantum overrides application color scheme

Kvantum theme in KDE overrides application color scheme and hasn't any option in .kvconfig file regarding tooltip background color.Does anybody know how can I change the tooltip background color in ...
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Kubuntu - Title bars too small

How do I fix these title bars? It happens with a lot of the custom themes, such as Materia Manjaro Dark. It's a fresh 19.10 Kubuntu install.
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Update scaling without restart / relogin in KDE?

I am using Kubuntu 18.04.3 with KDE 5.12.9 on my Dell Precision 5530 which has a 4k screen. As I quite frequently connect a display (mostly just 1080p) and KDE does not yet support scaling per screen ...
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How can I change to Kubuntu from Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 19.10 and I would like to change it to Kubuntu 19.10, I tried to create a bootable disk like when I installed Ubuntu, or any other distro. But there is no option to upgrade to it like on ...
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Kde rendering issues after wake

I have recently decided to switch my desktop environment from GNOME to KDE plasma. I am loving the new look, but I have this problem that when I put my PC to sleep, then after waking it, some text ...
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Add smb4k shares using a script

I tried to find any command line options, import/export actions, or a config file that could be copied but I could not find a way to add smb4k shares by script. So, is there a way to add smb4k shares ...
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How to enable HUD in KDE Plasma to search menu items?

I was a unity user back when the Unity Desktop Environment was still a thing in Ubuntu. I liked the feature that when I press the alt key by itself, I could get a search bar used to search in the ...
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Can't change language back to English in Kubuntu 19.04

Problem: In Settings -> Regional Settings, I added language Marathi and Hindi to see how it works and what it translates(I know Marathi, and Hindi). After I rebooted, the language was changed to ...
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KDE: false detection of "switch to external screen"

Since KDE display configuration is broken (and by other reasons) it is better to configure displays via xorg.conf. But after that KDE starts to display bogus dialog asking to change display mode. How ...
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where should I put my .desktop files in kde plasma?

In gnome I can create a shortcut to an application by placing the .dektop file in the ~/.local/share/applications/, like this cat > ~/.local/share/applications/vscode.desktop <<EOL [Desktop ...
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How to permanently increase the number of lines scrolled with the mouse wheel [duplicate]

I use kubuntu 18.04 and the biggest number of lines you can scroll by mouse wheel is 12. With big monitor resolutions and long folder lists (not my doing) I would like to increase the number of lines ...
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How to assign keyboard shortcut for moving to next virtual desktop in kde plasma 5?

In desktop environments like Unity, Cinnamon, MATE, the combination Ctrl+Alt+←/→ changes the workspace. How to assign custom keyboard shortcuts in kde plasma 5 to change workspaces (i.e. virtual ...
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Is there any calendar app which allows to sync Google and Outlook calendars?

On Windows 10 there is very useful and handy default mail application, which gives me possibility to sync to my google accounts and one outlook calendar into a single calendar view. I want to find a ...
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Is there a way to export all KWin Window Rules in KDE at once?

One of the happy surprises switching to Ubuntu again from the ever increasingly bloated Windows (10) was to find the simple KWin Rules, very clear and with focus stealing prevention (its so disruptive ...
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