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How to completely remove KDE Plasma with every config and everything?

I want to remove KDE Plasma, but with nothing left, so I can reinstall it because it broke. No tutorial helped, because it still had something left. Can anyone help me?
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How do I reinstall KDE Plasma without doing a fresh install

so I tried to customize my KDE desktop using Latte dock and some other tools, but then I didn’t like it because it started to break my desktop and a lot of bugs. So, how can I reinstall KDE Plasma ...
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Kubuntu 22.04 Widgets Repostioning problem

I recently update Kubuntu 20.10 to 22.04. Every Thing is Fine except for the Plasma widgets. Kubuntu right now after update run on Kde plasma: 5.24.4 framework version: 5.92.0 Qt version: 5.15.3. So ...
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Ubuntu Studio 22.04 forces keyboard layout to English

I type in 3 languages. Despite setting the switching policy to Global, every time when I switch windows, KDE forces the layout back to English, ignoring the last layout. How this behavior can be fixed?...
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KDE plasma input method settings shows "Cannot connect to Fcitx by DBus, is Fcitx running?"

When I open Input Method settings in KDE plasma and it showed "Cannot connect to Fcitx by DBus, is Fcitx running?" and I can't do any changes to input method since everything is grayed out. ...
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KDE Plasma Application Launcher is opening in the middle of the screen

I'm not sure what I did, but for some reason, my application launcher menu now opens in the middle of the screen. It only happens when I select "application launcher" from the "show ...
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Kubuntu switch two last language layouts like MacOS or Gnome

I use three different keyboard layouts. In Gnome and MacOS, switching between languages is conveniently implemented - when you press once Win+Space it switches between the last two languages, and to ...
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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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How is it possible that I'm able to use plasma when I only installed lubuntu?

I just installed lubuntu dual boot with windows 10, it runs smoothly on my low end laptop. I'm confused though, when I turn on the computer, I get 2 choices Ubuntu (not lubuntu) or windows. And when I ...
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When i open kate from terminal, i get multiple messages so How do i get rid of those messages?

$ kate Icon theme "gnome" not found. Icon theme "ubuntu-mono-dark" not found. Icon theme "Mint-X" not found. Icon theme "elementary" not found. Icon theme "...
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How to change the color of the scrollbar and slider in Kubuntu 20.4 systemwide [ Solved ]

I want to change the colors of my scrollbar and slider systemwide. I already changed the width to my liking, but have no such luck with the colors. Looked around on this forum and searched for widgets,...
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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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TigerVNC fullscreen is stretched and split across both screens on KDE 20.04. How do i get it on just one screen?

TigerVNC fullscreen is stretched and split across both screens on kubuntu 20.04. Looking thru all the "system settings" i don't see anything relevant. Not a problem on lubuntu 20.04. How do ...
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How to recover from making windows 100% transparent(opacity) in KDE in a config file?

How to recover from making windows 100% transparent in KDE in a config file? This is where i did that in a System Settings: System Settings > Workspace Appearance and Behaviour > Window ...
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Minimize all *other* KDE Plasma windows

I want to focus on the current task, but without maximizing the window (which would be overkill on a large monitor). How can I most easily minimize all other windows? The fastest I've found is Super+...
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How to add spacing between system tray icons in Plasma 5.22?

I have had spent my day today customising my laptop. I managed to do this: Now the problem with the above is at this specific region in the top menubar: This system tray plasmoid does not provide ...
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Make KDE task switcher select a window on release of Alt+Tab

I've been using KDE for a long time. Always when switching between windows with Alt+Tab it would select the window where I release both buttons. The current behavior I have with KUbuntu 20.04 and ...
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KDE Plasma 5 Text Box Border Highlight Not In Correct Position

I recently added Manjaro to my setup that already had Kubuntu 21.04 and Windows 10. Kubuntu and Manjaro are sharing the /home partition, so I'm using the same user account on both systems. Everything ...
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Label "activities" in Plasma 5 desktop?

I've been running Plasma 5 as part of Kubuntu 20.04 since December 2020, and I've set up "activities" after reading suggestions that doing so helps with actual work efficiency (reduces ...
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How to apply a color theme universally in Kubuntu 21.04

In Kubuntu 21.04, how can I apply a color theme so that it affects all (or at least most) components of the desktop? In the Settings, I went to Appearance -> Colors -> edit theme button -> ...
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Shortcut to show Bluetooth drop-down list in Plasma panel

Instead of clicking with the cursor the panel applets (widget and tray icons) in order to show their drop-down window with list/options I prefer sometimes to use shortcuts: Meta-B for battery, Meta-V ...
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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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Kate only shows up when I search for it, not in the application launcher (Plasma 5.21.4) [closed]

Recently, I've been messing with the KDE Menu Editor. I wanted Kate to show up in two categories, Utilities and Development. This caused Kate to show up two times when I searched for it, so I removed ...
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KDE - Global Menu - Dual Screen

Hello askubuntu Community, I use a Plasma 5.21 setup that includes a global menu sitting in a topbar. It works perfectly fine, except when I move a window to the second screen. When I do that the menu ...
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How to search for files with Krunner?

I was expecting krunner (and maybe the other Launchers like Application Launcher, Application Menu, Application Dashboard) to find files the way Synapse does or even Whisker menu. For some time these ...
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Which KDE Plasma version should I choose

I installed KDE plasma on my Ubuntu 20.04 using kde-standard but I now I found out more options like kde-full and kubuntu-desktop. I want to know which option should I use to have the complete KDE ...
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How to enable transcluency in Kvantum with fractional scaling?

I started using fractional scaling after switching to a HiDPI screen, and noticed that the transcluency in Dolphin, Gwenview are gone. I am using Kvantum. How to enable transcluency with fractional ...
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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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KDE Plasma 5 Isolate audio to the virtual desktop of the program playing it

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 LTS with KDE Plasma 5.18.5 and I would like to set up my system such that any program playing audio may only be heard on virtual desktops where said program my be seen. As ...
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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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In KDE Plasma, how can I switch between virtual desktops using Meta + Tab?

I'm using KDE Plasma 5 right now, and I noticed that the keyboard shortcut Meta + Tab is used to switch between Activities, and Alt + Tab is obviously used to switch between windows. I would like to ...
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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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Black icons after reinstalling Kubuntu desktop

After upgrading from Kubuntu 20.04 to Kubuntu 20.10, I could not login as it just showed a black screen after boot. So I switched to command line and reinstalled Kubuntu desktop with sudo apt-get ...
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How to change shortcut to switch windows in Kubuntu?

Most of the shortcuts for switching windows are misconfigured here. I am using Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE Desktop. I want to reconfigure the shortcuts for changing windows. I searched possibilities for ...
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Where is the current KDE Plasma 5 theme saved?

I'm using KDE Neon with Plasma 5.20.0, based on Ubuntu 20.04 I want to switch to another theme while I still keep the old one so I can restore it later. Where's the current theme with all the ...
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Assigning a shortcut to send keyboard input, in Plasma 5.18 - never works,

I want to send a keyboard / character (to the active window). This never did what I intended. No input was sent to any application (qt/gtk/console). **steps (as per the documentation) ** open "...
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How to change SDDM login screen after sleep?

I tried looking at this question but it doesn't address my problem: How to change login screen sddm on KDE Plasma 5 I'm able to install new SDDM login screens (I'm using Kubuntu 20.04) using the ...
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Problems with Chrome browser after suspending the computer on Ubuntu 20.04

Kubuntu 20.04, 64 bit GPU: Geforce GT610 nvidia-driver-390 Chrome Version 85.0.4183.83 Intel i5-4430, core 4, 4 thread , 3GHz RAM: 16GB Each time I go into suspend mode and then resume, Chrome ...
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KDE Notifications bubble it is shown as an square after upgrading to kubuntu 20.04.1

After upgrading to Kubuntu 20.04.1 (from 18.04) the notification display is shown in an square box. I guess this is not normal behavior. How can I fix it? Thanks
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Is KDE 4 still available? Or how to use the look of KDE 4 on Plasma 5?

I know the latest version is KDE Plasma 5, but I really dislike its look and I want to use KDE 4. I found that KDE 3 is available as Trinity DE, being a continuation of the old version. Is there ...
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Problem with automatic virtual desktop switching in Kubuntu KDE desktop

I am using Kubuntu flavour Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal Every time I open something like konsole, vlc player or browser, it ...
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Kubuntu 19.10 application-switcher application order always wrong

There are multiple things wrong in my application-switcher. (problem A): When i use Alt-tab i see the application-switcher but the order is reversed. So the appication that had focus before i pressed ...
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Chrome and Firefox not scaling correctly on Kubuntu

I know this question has been asked many times but I've tried everything suggested but still the pages that load on chrome look horribly small on kubuntu Can anyone please suggest me a solution? Here'...
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Kubuntu 20.04 Oxygen theme for GTK3

I'm using Oxygen theme in KDE, GTK2 and GTK3 applications on 19.10. When I updated the system to 20.04 I can't find the Oxygen theme for GTK3 applications. Is there any chance to take it back and how?
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Kubuntu 20.04 plasma desktop does not start after login

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.04, only 2 days old. I just installed some apps that I use and configured KDE to my liking. The system starts up quickly and I see the login screen, but when I ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 shows only a black screen after login

I would like your help solving this issue. I recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 and sometimes (randomly, but specially after shutting down abruptly) the system gives no GUI after login (I'm not sure how ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 randomly does not load plasmashell. Where to start troubleshooting?

New installation of Kubuntu 20.04. This is a Lenovo ThinkPad T460 that was running Kubuntu 19.10 for the last 6 months with no issues. The system has the following configuration: 16 GB RAM 1 TB SATA ...
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Is there a lightweight photo viewer made with Qt?

While the default photo viewer Gwenview is very good, it is also a file manager and has many other features. As a result it is not very lightweight. Is there a very lightweight photo viewer (that ...
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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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