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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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KDE plasma doesn't show battery icon when battery is full charged

I'm using KDE Plasma 5.12.9 on ubuntu 18.04. When my battery is full charged, battery icon disappears form the system tray after giving a push notification. Most of the time I fail to notice that ...
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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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Gwenview is too slow to load image from a directory containing many images

Gwenview takes a lot of time (sometimes 15+ seconds to load a 4 mb jpg file) to load an image from a directory where there are lot of images. This is probably because it tries to load all the images ...
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is possible get VNC remote server working with KDE/plasma?

I'm trying to get running a multiuser remote desktop Quarantine Mode, every session running their own instances of kde. At this moment I have configured lightDM with the VNC server running. I can get ...
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KDE Plasma crashes after installing 7zip .msi version in wine

I have succesfully installed wine 3.0.1 from the ubuntu repository. After this, I imported a regestry file to make the interface lookm somewhat decent. It is available here. After installing this, I ...
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On Kubuntu 19.10, double clicking a window title bar doesn't switch it between maximied and restore states

When I double-click on the title bar of any window, nothing happens. I notice that on the first click I get the Move pointer, and if enabled I get the geometry displays. Double-click works fine ...
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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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Kubuntu 19.10: Global Menu button not showing

I have enabled the Global menu button in my Plasma settings (by dragging the "Menu" icon to the title bar, as per https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A75jDD38AE), but it still doesn't show up in apps ...
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How to show only number of current virtual desktop in taskbar? (KDE Plasma)

i dont want to switch desktops by taskbar (i do it by keyboard), but i want to see which desktop is active. so i just want to see the number of active virtual desktop, not of all desktops. is there ...
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How to activate Emoji Picker in KDE Plasma 5.18 on Kubuntu 19.10

I am wondering about the new update on KDE Plasma 5.18.0, there are some improvements and new features as mentioned here. There is one thing that I am interested in, named Emoji Picker. The official ...
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Auto-hiding plasma panel vs visual changes while hidden

I have my main plasma panel hidden by default to remove visual clutter and not get distracted. This works fine. What would make it even better: if visual changes to the panel would happen even when it'...
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White rectangles on Plasma Desktop [closed]

Operating System: Kubuntu 19.04 KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.56.0 Qt Version: 5.12.2 Kernel Version: 5.0.0-38-generic OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i3-...
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KDE - Controlling the Cooperation of Multiple Task Managers

When you have multiple Icons-Only Task Managers, how do you control the behavior as it pertains to their cooperation with each other? The ability to do this, is crucial to my desired workflow. In ...
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18.04 Kubuntu: Changing keyboard shortcut

Kubuntu 18.04, Plasma 5.12.9 I'd like to change the keyboard shortcut which switches active windows. I've found the KWin section in Setup and changed "Walk Through Windows" from Alt+Tab to Meta+Tab. ...
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Kubuntu freezes at KDE Plasma logo splash screen

I tried to create a global rule through the system settings GUI to force all windows to open at the center of the screen at 1440x810 (1920x1080 monitor). Ignored the warning pop-up like the dumb noob ...
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Beside kwin, what main parts of the Plasma DE can be separately installed on a different desktop (LXQt, etc)?

I like KDE/Plasma but on an older laptop the plasmashell process gets sometimes abruptly high and the desktop becomes unresponsive for some time, especially during internet browsing, but not ...
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“Left Ctrl to first layout; Right Ctrl to last layout” breaks Copy/Paste shortcuts

Enabling this option in "Keyboard settings" -> "Additional settings" -> "Layout switch" breaks all Ctrl-related shortcuts in system (such as Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, etc). Is there any workaround for this ...
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Kubuntu 19.10: How to paste a file in Dolphin with middle click?

How can I paste files and folders in Dolphin by middle click on empty space in Kubuntu 19.10? Dolphin's release is 19.12.1 and Plasma's version is 5.17.5 .
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Plasma system tray “Updates” widget incorrect

Kubuntu 18.04, KDE Plasma 5.12.9 For several weeks now, the "Updates" widget in my system tray is off by one. When I see the blue ball on the icon in the system tray and click on it, if it claims ...
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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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Global Menu in KDE 5.12 + with Wayland

I use KDE in Wayland, since from 5.13 the main support for X11 will end and Wayland works much better. The only issue I face is KDEs global menu, which I am not able to use, since it is just not ...
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How to control opacity of Kubuntu default panel?

I use Kubuntu 18.04 with all recent updates. My issue is that Kubuntu default panel is always transparent (the one on the screen bottom, with task manager, system tray and application launcher). ...
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KDE Connect commands

I've been using KDE connect for a few weeks, but I'm missing on how I can assign some keyboard keys as orders like directional arrows, and ALT+TAB (or cycle between apps), Alt+F4 and the F1-F12 keys.
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Inconsistent cursor theme Kubuntu 19.10

I have had inconsistent cursor themes in Kubuntu. This is the cursor going between Discord and the desktop. The cursor theme is set to Breeze. How do I fix this issue?
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Kubuntu Network Manager 19.04 flipping out

My network Manager on Kubuntu keeps toggling WiFi at odd times. It will work for a minute, but will flip off, and then back on, and won't work again after a reboot. I have tried cleaning the ...
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Is it possible to have Chinese input in KDE Plasma 5?

I have installed Chinese here Now I can switch to Chinese flag in right lower corner. But letters giong in are still Latin. Is it possible to have Chinese input in KDE Plasma 5?
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Stop Alt from opening/searching menus on Kubuntu

I'm using Kubuntu and I can't for the life of me find how I can stop the Alt key from toggling my menu on each window. It's the feature that lets your search your menus with your keyboard, ...
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How to change the area occupied by tiled windows from the default 50% of screen area?

The Quick Tile Window keyboard shortcut Super+Arrow left makes the window in focus occupy the left half of the screen. Super+Arrow right makes the focused window occupy the right half. By using these ...
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Plasma Integration failed to connect

I've installed Plasma Integration from Chrome Web Store to Chromium - Version 78.0.3904.70 (Official Build) snap (64-bit). I get the message: "Failed to connect to native host plasma". But the ...
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Switching Plasma theme from the command line

I would like to switch between dark and light themes easily (Default Breeze and dark Breeze themes) without having to navigate to System Settings > Global themes > Click on theme > click Apply. So I ...
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Is there a way to force to krunner to run any string in konsole?

I have Kubuntu 19.04 installed. Is there a way to force krunner to execute a string in konsole. I'm trying to execute the string "jupyter lab" lo launch jupyter but the option to be run in konsole ...
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How to get Aero Glass effect (transparency in window decorations) in KDE Plasma 5?

How can I enable an effect similar to Aero Glass in Windows for window's titlebars without switching the default Breeze theme? It can be done pretty easily in Unity/Compiz by gsettings altering ...
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Keyboard shortcut in kate for emmet to expand abbreviation

Emmet exists in kate for a while in menu Tools → Scripts → Emmet and there is sub-command "Expand abbreviation". It works if I enter the abbreviation "lorem5" and then go deep for menu entry Tools →...
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KDE task bar not recognizing the .desktop file

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with Plasma 5 desktop. I'm a programmer, and I have a question about a rare situation. I have a desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/xapp.desktop with a content like this:...
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Add item into context menu in Dolphin

Is it possible to add new items into context menu in Dolphin (KDE Plasma) if I right click on something? I would like to make a script called Move to applications, which will show only if I right ...
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How to change which file manager the keyboard shortcut points to in Kubuntu 18.04

(Kubuntu 18.04, KDE Plasma 5.12.9) I'd like to try Krusader in place of Dolphin and would like to continue using Meta+E as the keyboard shortcut. After installing Krusader, I did the following: I ...
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icons in ubuntu applications not visible

I installed KDE desktop environment on Ubuntu 16.04 and now when I use my default desktop environment I see not found signs for the icons like new folder. I used this guide for installation link i ...
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Power Profile (Kubuntu)

I was wondering if there any way to add power profile in KUbuntu? I know it's available on Ubuntu(GNOME) As an extension but i want it on KDE. Gnome extension : https://extensions.gnome.org/...
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Dolphin file deletion is slow

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I noticed right from installation that deleting files using Dolphin is very slow. Deleting a single 225 KiB file just now took 18 seconds for Dolphin to update the directory ...
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Shell keeps crashing over and over

The Plasma 5 shell in Kubuntu, or "plasmashell", keeps crashing repeatedly. I have a piece of information from the KDE crash handler that might help resolve this issue. Plasma - The KDE Crash ...
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How to turn off highlighting of matches to selected text in Kate?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 (KDE Plasma 5.12.8) Kate: 17.12.3 When I select some text in Kate, the application highlights other occurrences of the same string. How can I turn this feature off or on?
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Why does “MimeType=text/x-shellscript;” not work in this .desktop file?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 The default file manager, dolphin, has the facility to use Service Menus, somewhat like Custom Actions in thunar and pcmanfm or Nautilus Actions. Quoting from here: In KDE-...
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Dolphin under Gnome doesn't display any thumbnail, how to fix?

I have installed the Dolphin file manager under Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome (with apt install). It doesn't show thumbnails for any file, neither in the folder nor in the information panel (to the right). See ...
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How do I make KDE Plasma Handbook pages less white?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I'm more comfortable reading text on a dark background rather than on a white background. The various Handbook pages provided by KDE Plasma in the Help menu have a mainly white ...

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