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Application always starts set to “keep above”

I recently updated from kubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. This problem did not exist prior to the upgrade and began immediately post upgrade. Using Wine 5.0-3 I run exactly one MS Windows program EditPad Pro v5 ...
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Poor video & image quality in Ubuntu Studio 20.10 with Nvidia GTX 1050 ti

Problems with video playback (poor quality) and picture rendering (artefacts) Ubuntu Studio 20.10 installed from 5.8.0-25 low latency (Plasma 5.19.5 / KDE frameworks 5.74.0 / Graphics processor NV137 (...
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How to force kwin to only raise one window

When I click on an entry in the dashboard, the application window expands and takes focus. This is correct. But, all other windows minimized to the dashboard also grow in the background. How to change ...
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Kwin Desktop grid shortcut not working

The shortcut to show desktop grid is not working. I have it mapped to Meta + Tab (I recently swiched from windows). I have tried remapping it to the default ctrl + F8 but it still doesn't work. I have ...
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How can I fix KDE compositing at a low framerate?

For some reason KDE is really slow this morning. Even the mouse lags as it moves around the screen (clearly not 60fps) and all the animations are jerky. top doesn't show anything maxing out the cpu. I'...
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KWin - Modifying the Task Switcher to raise all windows

(Apologies in advance if this question is too vague) I'm attempting to modify the behavior of KWin's Alt+Tab task switcher. A common situation: I'm working with an application that has several windows ...
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Center window horizontally and vertically

Is there a setting in "Global Keyboard shortcuts" to center a floating window vertically and horizontally on the current desktop?
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Why does Kubuntu love my secondary display so much?

I'm sorry that this question is not more concrete, but it describes the issue very well. I've installed Kubuntu and although I have set up my two displays correctly and defined my primary display, ...
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How to set a Ctrl+Up+Left to move window to the top and left corner in KDE Plasma? [closed]

I'm working in KDE Neon with Plasma, but I can't set Ctrl+Left+Up as a shortcut to do this movement. When I click in the Kwin shortcuts action to do that I press these three keys and the system says ...
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Is it possible to toggle the menu bar by pressing the Alt key?

How to switch to menu bar (drop-down menus at the top of a window in most applications, see the image) on Alt key in KDE Plasma just like it's done in Windows and many Linux environments? Ubuntu 18....
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Show present windows shortcut does not work on Kubuntu 19.04

As far as I remember, on previous Kubuntu version (18.10) when I hit Ctrl-F9 - KWin shows all open windows. But after upgrade to 19.04 it does not work anymore. In hotkeys settings Ctrl-F9 is still ...
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KWin: Toggle grayscale KDE destop effect with script

I'm very new to KDE (running Kubuntu 18.10) and want to be able to quickly toggle grayscale through the terminal. I can make the script to do this but I don't know what to call to toggle the Desktop ...
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KWin “Walk through windows of current application” doesn't cycle

When using the "walk through windows of current application" shortcut it opens the right interface but doesn't cycle through all windows. Just the one. If I press the same combination again (or ...
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How to activate application launcher using meta key

I'm on Kubuntu 18.04 and was able to activate the application launcher using the meta key before, but it is not working anymore. How can I enable it again?
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Alt+Drag Does Not Focus Window

When I use Alt+Mouse Left to easily drag windows around, the target window does not focus. Is there a setting somewhere to make the alt+dragged window automatically focus without resorting to focus on ...
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Why won't KWin config BorderlessMaximizedWindows persist?

I just changed BorderlessMaximizedWindows setting in ~/.config/kwinrc to true to hide window title bar and it works, but after restart of my PC my kwin config is reset to default settings, so ...
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How can I get a grayscale effect in Kubuntu 18.04 using KWin?

How can I use KWin to obtain a grayscale effect in Kubuntu 18.04?
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Occasional freezes on Kubuntu 18.04

I am having some occasional freezes when I can only move my mouse, but screen persists the same a few seconds, mousic is playing (if it was playing before the freeze), but screen is the same. This ...
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KWin scripting - calling a DBus function with callDBus

So I'm trying to get started with scripting kwin - specifically, I want some minor modifications to the kwin tiling script. based on the kde docs, I started the desktop shell scripting console with ...
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With some kde specific settings, kwin crashes. (kubuntu 18.04LTS)

With some KDE specific settings, kwin crashes. So I was playing around with some settings regarding virtual desktops. I wanted to have the on-screen switch setting on, however, using this causes kwin ...
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KDE's KWin's System Settings missing icons, 16.04

as I remember, everything was there on 14.04, after upgrading to 16.04 I have only these below, what can I do to fix it?
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Using xfce4 with kwin on Ubuntu 16.04

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 ...
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System Requirements for KDE KWin on 4K monitors

I'm interested in buying a 24'' 4K monitor and apply 2.0 scaling for a much crispier, and easier on the eyes, desktop experience using a UHD monitor to display a HD desktop. I won't do any gaming (it'...
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In which folder are kwin windows decoration themes located?

What folder are kwin windows decoration themes located in? Thanks!
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How do I remove the gap around maximized Emacs frame on KDE?

I am using Emacs on Kubuntu. On startup, I maximize my Emacs frame with this command in my init.el: (custom-set-variables ... '(initial-frame-alist (quote ((fullscreen . maximized))))) This works, ...
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Make the KWIN cube act like the Compiz Cube

So, I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with KDE installed. I like the 3D cube in KWin and I also like KWin's effects, but I prefer the way Compiz handles it's cube and key bindings. I was wondering if there was a ...
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How to enable drop shadows in plasma 5

Kubuntu 15.04 Plasma 5.3+ Kwin 5+ I cannot find the setting to enable drop shadows. Or is there no setting for that?
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Xfce 4.12 + KWin5

I installed Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12. I would like to use KWin as the window manager. With previous versions of Xfce and KWin replacing xfwm with kwin was pretty straightforward, but now both ...
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hardware rendering issues with nvidia-304 in kubuntu 15.04

I'm experiencing a similar problem to this thread in my personal machine (pentium 4 3GHz, 2GB ram, GeForce 6200 using nvidia-304). After the update to Kubuntu 15.04, the desktop showed nothing but a ...
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Plasma effects lost in Kubuntu 15.04

I had some crash reports after trying to change virtual desks of windows by dragging. I realized it had to do with cube animations. And after trying some configurations, having new crashes and ...
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How to make KDE remember your opened windows across sessions?

This used to work on Kubuntu 14, 13, etc... but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04, after I login only some of my windows re-open automatically. And some of those that do are not in the position I ...
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/etc/profile.d/kwin.sh file doesn't exist

I've found a fix for my screen tearing with nVidia drivers, and many have said this works, but the file I need to edit in order to use the fix is not there. Any ideas? I have Kubuntu 14.04.2 ...
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Can I disable Alt+Drag for some applications (under KDE/Kwin)?

Like a lot of window managers, Kwin lets you move windows by holding Alt and dragging them with button 1 on your mouse. This is really great... Until you're in Virtualbox and you try to move a guest ...
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How to disable GTK+ 3.12 client side decorations?

I've updated my Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME/GTK 3.12 (because I want to test drive GNOME and play with some recent GNOME applications), but as a result, all GNOME application now use client side ...
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How to configure an app to run on all desktop automatically

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to have some apps to automatically be launched on all desktops and not only the current one. As an example, I work on a dual screen and usually I have a Konsole ...
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Can I restart the KDE Plasma Desktop without logging out?

I'm just talking about the standard KDE desktop. After a while (many days) of running the task bar stops working properly. This is due to some sort of undiagnosed bug but that's really not my boggle ...
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Kwin effects worked 100% on kubuntu 12.04 but i cant get them all to work on 14.04

My VMware fusion 6.0.3 VM running kubuntu 12.04 LTS worked great when using all kwin effects, but I had to use a workaround. I put this following workaround text at the end of the 12.04 /etc/profile ...
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How can I enable/disable desktop effects for the current window in KDE?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut or option to quickly toggle whether an application/window is affected by the compositor. Is there any way to do that?
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Blender with multiple monitors

I run blender with multiple monitors and each window creates a new Icon in my taskbar, in comparison Gimp which has multiple windows does not. is there a way to fix this? I am running KDE desktop. I ...
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Why did my computer's ubuntu installation screw up after fixing not being able to login because of no disk space left(100% used up)?

Seriously, I want to see some answers on this question, so if you will, please refrain from not answering this question if you know(or think you know) what went on with my computer. I'm tired of ...
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Does `BorderlessMaximizedWindows=false` still work with Kubuntu 13.10?

Since the upgrade to Kubuntu 13.10 today I lost the borders around maximized windows. How can I re-enable them? I tried this and of course changed true to false, but it doesn't work.
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Lost KDE effects after 13.10 upgrade

After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade, Alt+tab and desktop pager effects do not work anymore. They are enabled in Desktop Effects. How can I solve this issue? It seems I have Nvidia drivers installed.
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In KDE 4.11.2 saucy with both nvidia and nouveau drivers I have strange artefacts

KDE 4.11.2, ubuntu 13.10, nvidia/nouveau, system/raster qt graphics system. When opening/closing a window there is a chance, that black blinking line will appear near plasma panel. Also when a popup ...
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ubuntu 13.04, kde 4.11, ati fglrx 13.8 beta - opengl doesn't work

I have just upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.10.6. After that I have updated my fglrx to 13.8 beta and after that I have added ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports and I have upgraded my system. After ...
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What does the libkwinnvidiahack4 package do?

I've just stumbled upon the packages libkwinnvidiahack4 (and also libkwinactivenvidiahack4 ). From the description I understand it provides some "hacks" for the KDE window manager in combination with ...
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How to completely remove kwin?

I installed kwin yesterday, using this command: sudo atp-get install kde-window-manager then I thought it didnt work, so I also did this command, then rebooted sudo apt-get install kde-workspace-bin ...
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Some kWin shortcuts does not work in 13.04

I am fresh new to Kubuntu. I was looking a way to move focused window as Windows do (Win key + arrow keys change the layout of the window). I found there are options for this in "Global Keyboard ...
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kubuntu - DrRacket 5.1.3 doesn't work well

I have ubuntu 12.04 with kde (latest version from ppa), I've installed DrRacket from repositories. It starts but I can't see menu, here is a picture: Do you know why? Do I miss some lib or it's a ...
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How to fix Video tearing with KDE and ati drivers?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64 and KDE 4.10.00. I'm having a little video tearing while playing ANY video (HD mkv, avi, etc.). it happens with vlc latest version and with default Ubuntu video player and ...
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Does Kwin have a D-Bus API?

Does Kwin have a D-Bus API (get windows list, move windows, etc)? If yes, where can I find the API reference?