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Questions tagged [plasma]

KDE's plasma Desktop Environment.

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Clipboard Actions - Process Base64 String

I would like to add an 'Action' in the KDE Plasma clipboard to decode a base64 string. In KDE Plasma (Linux Mint 18), the clipboard widget allows each item to be edited, and a command executed using ...
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KDE Plasma crash after a few seconds (Kubuntu 18.04)

Since a few days I have the problem that after the start of my system only for a moment the desktop is visible (in fact, only the background image) and then plasma crashes. Everything else works fine, ...
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How to get Win-n Unity shortcut keys in Kubuntu?

I got pretty used to Win+1, Win+2, etc shortcut keys from Unity and I'd like to know if there's some way to emulate this in KDE Plasma. Right now I'm using KDE Plasma 5.13.5, running on Kubuntu 18.10....
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Runaway “Bouncy Ball” widget that can't be caught or killed

I added the Kde Plasma widget "Bouncy Ball" to the desktop. It's all cool and good. But I became bored with it. So I turned OFF gravity (yeah you see where this is going) then turned ON "auto bounce" ...
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Kubuntu bad spacing in global menu

Hi I'm not sure if it was after an update or a new program installation but my global menu in kubuntu 18.10 is now messed up, is not well spaced out as it was initially. Screenshot of global menu ...
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KDE Plasma auto-hide panel, show when mouse touches screen edge with force

Is there any possibility to configure an auto-hiding panel in a way it does only show when you touch the screen edge with a certain amount of force, so that you don't accidentally show it when ...
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KDE Plasma bug in Kubuntu

Does anybody know what the bug on the attached picture is and how it could be fixed?
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Plasma Networks applet: hide networks

Is there a way to hide wifi networks from the applet? Where I work we have 3 different wifi networks. Also, there are other offices with their networks and I would like to hide them so I can see only ...
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What is the proper way to set custom windows decorations using KDE Plasma 5?

Using Ubuntu 16.04, KDE Plasma 5, when looking at the "System Settings" -> "Appearance" group I have the selections of ... "Workspace Theme" "Color" "Font" "Icons" "Application Style" When I ...
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Can I get close buttons to plasma widgets?

I updated recently from kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04 and got new plasma 5.12.6. However, the widgets (like network manager, volume, battery, calendar etc) are all missing close buttons (crosses on the right ...
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Natural scrolling / reverse scrolling with touchpad (only) is not working (reliably) on Kubuntu 18.10 (plasma 5.13.5)

Note: This worked all right in Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. I am using a fresh install of Kubuntu 18.10, with the default plasma version that comes with it: 5.13.5. The option in System Settings keeps getting ...
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Another desktop's application showing on current desktop task bar

I'm having this annoying problem and need some help. The thing is, I have a script which opens/closes chrome windows to run some macros. In order to keep my desktop clean, I put this script on desktop ...
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Enabling Mouse Navigation on KDE without GUI

I'm looking for a way to enable mouse navigation on Kubuntu with KDE/Plasma 5.14.3. There used to be a setting for it to enable in the Mouse settings but my Mouse settings no longer have the option ...
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Files missing from a KDE vault encrypted folder

I have a single vault on my Kubuntu system, (fortunately not containing anything critical). As of yesterday this vault is empty, yet I have not deleted any of those files. Is there any way I can ...
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Error handling link in .desktop file

In Ubuntu 18.04, Plasma desktop, i open dolphin, right-click -> Create new -> Link to location (URL). This creates a weblink using a .desktop file. The contents of my file after creation are [Desktop ...
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Breeze has unmet dependencies after trying to upgrade to 18.10 from 18.04

Yesterday I tried to upgrade my PC with Kubuntu to 18.10. During the installation process there occurred an error because of breeze (probably). Now I am stuck with 18.04 and can't execute apt upgrade ...
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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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Remove KDE Plasma tooltips

Simple question here. Does anybody know how to remove those tooltips Plasma shows every time you hover a button? Like this one:
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How can I update KDE Plasma to 5.13 on Kubuntu 18.04?

I thought that upgrading to 18.04.1 would give me KDE Plasma 5.13, having read this page, but thanks to the comments here I realised that I already have 18.04.1. I don't see any notification from the ...
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How can we useTeamviewer 9 on Kubuntu 18.04?

I've waited until 18.04.1 to post this to be sure it wasn't something that the .1 release would fix. Please note this is a query about Teamviewer on Kubuntu, thus KDE - Plasma. We have a corporate ...
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On Kubuntu, how do I remove the desktop toolbox and desktop icons permanently? (The settings get reset every time I log in)

On two different systems, and on Kubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, I do this: Click Desktop Toolbox > Configure Desktop > Tweaks I un-check Show the desktop toolbox I want to get rid of desktop icons, too, ...
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Can I use those Plasma KDE desktop effects on gnome shell?

I have noticed that there is a collection of beautiful desktop effects that can be used in KDE Plasma. I used them on Plasma. But I like to use those beautiful effects on gnome too. Specially that '...
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Plasma running extremely slow

I have Kubuntu 18.04 with several desktops. When I recently changed background in Plasma it crashed, with a notice it maybe a problem with plasmashell. I can reboot with Plasma but it runs extremely ...
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How to save the positions of desktop widgets in Plasma 5?

Cheers. How do I save the positions of my Plasma 5 desktop widgets, so I can restore them if they were moved automatically because of a temporary change to a smaller screen resolution?
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USB file transferring confusion

I am using ubuntu 18.04 with KDE Plasma after i upgraded from 16.04. I did some research and so far i understand that before the actual file transfer, files are cached in the ram so they can be ...
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Password typed in login manager appears as username in tty

The scenario I am asking about is this: when reaching the login screen after the boot process, I switch to tty2 and log in by typing my username and password. I then exit, getting back to the (...
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Can I customize both laptop and external keyboard?

I use a dock at work with an external keyboard. I'd like ALT + WIN Swapped on this keyboard, but not on the laptop keyboard. Is this possible in Plasma / Kubuntu 18.04?
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Kubuntu 18.04 Redshift Control Plasmoid has no effect

I added Redshift Control Plasmoid, added some settings, but nothing happens. Running redshift from command line changes colort temperature, but plasmoid always shows 6500K. However mouse wheel up/down ...
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KDE decrease opacity of active window

Compiz used to have this neat effect that allowed you to see the windows below the active window by making the active window transparent when the mouse was moved outside it. This is similar to the ...
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Moving to Cinnamon from KDE

I am running Kumubnu 18.04. Initially, my DE was Plasma but I installed Cinnamon (apt-get install cinnamon) to try it out and am impressed. So, presently, I run a hybrid kind of system. When I start ...
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Kubuntu activity switching problems

Coming from Ubuntu I'm trying out activities in Kubuntu/KDE to improve my workflow. Activities are separate sets of virtual desktops targeted for special tasks on a computer like default, coding, or ...
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Cannot log in (nothing happens after entering password) after pressing a key combination at restart

The plasma desktop can no longer be started. What could be the reason? Immediately after a restart command (via GUI) I pressed a key combination: CTRL + ALT + another key, I think F1, 1, 2 or F2. I'm ...
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Stuffed up my plasma desktop

I seem to have inadvertently swapped out my plasma Kubuntu desktop for what seems to be a Debian one. (It now has a green screen with a scroll shape in the middle.)KDE I also seem to have lost my ...
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Kerning in Plasma

I have Kubuntu 18.04, and every time I log in, the kerning in the icons on the desktop is terrible. However, if I change font (and then revert back to the old font), the kerning is correct. Does ...
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Install some recommended packages [duplicate]

Is it possible in apt/apt-get to install a package and only some of its recommendations? For example: I want to install kde-plasma-desktop which recommends sddm, but I don't want to install sddm. ...
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Last update broke transparencies

I have Kubuntu 16.04 on a Thinkpad T450s with no dedicated GPU. I always used XRender. After the last update, compositing does not seem to work anymore: in particular, the Konsole background is not ...
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Kubuntu Desktop goes black

My desktop always crashes and becomes black everytime I use google chrome probably when I'm streaming or downloading. The latte dock is still there but the icons and top panel, also the desktop ...
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Cannot login to ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I can see login screen but after entering the password I see the blank screen and again login screen. I am using KDE envi. Its been a day I installed and I am facing this problem. After entering Ctrl+...
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How to make changes in keyboard shortcuts permanent?

I want to change ALT+F1 keyboard shortcut that invokes start menu on KDE Plasma, because it interferes with the Far Commander I am using. System Settings > Shortcuts can do that. There are some ...
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Unable to unlock Plasma Vault in Kubuntu 18.04

I tried to access the vault folder through the file manager when the vault is locked (simulating someone trying to pry inside my vault unauthorized). After this my Vault does not get unlocked at all ...
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How to resize Plasma 5.9 panel widgets?

I want to resize some panel widgets in KDE Plasma 5.9, without actually resizing the panel itself. Is that even possible? If so, how?
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Why do KDE Wallet Service keeps asking for password after changing user password?

I recently changes my user password using the command passwd, and then after I restarted the system and logged in using my newly set password, I started getting the annoying popups asking me to insert ...
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Where are “folder view” desktop settings files located on Kubuntu 18.04?

Every time I reboot, some of my desktop icons disappear from screen 1 and appear on screen 2. If I try to move them back, KDE shows the normal copy/paste context menu. But if I set screen 2 to ...
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Plasma Discover uninstalled with the latest package update now cannot be reinstalled

While doing the package update this morning, I got an information that these packages are going to be removed: plasma-discover plasma-discover-snap-backend ubuntu-release-upgrader-qt Cannot tell you ...
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Add “Kubuntu Backports” PPA or “Kubuntu Updates” PPA? Or both?

https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/backports https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/ppa The first PPA is called "Kubuntu Backports" and the second PPA is called "Kubuntu ...
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Wrong language displayed by SDDM on login Kubuntu 18.04

After hearing good things about KDE Plasma, I decided to give Kubuntu 18.04 a spin. I was impressed until it came to the long in screen. The biggest issue I had was the language of the date and time ...
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Do I need the package plasma-workspace on 18.04 with GNOME?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. Do I need the package plasma-workspace or can I remove it?
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KDE Plasma with multiple monitors and docking station

I am working with Ubuntu 16.04 on a Thinkpad T450s. I am working in the KDE Plasma Desktop setup and things work nicely when I just use the laptop. At work, I have a docking station with two ...
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Use two-finger right click in Plasma

I'm on Kubuntu 18.04 and would like to use two-finger right click. In System Settings the touchpad settings are greyed out, even though I'm on Plasma 5.12. How can I enable two-finger right click?
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Firefox has lost its titlebar

My Firefox windows (started from a Plasma launcher or by Ctrl-N in Firefox) appear without a title bar. Other applications are fine. Using Windows action (Alt-F3) on a Firefox window: More actions>...