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Questions related to Plasma 5, the current generation of KDE's Plasma desktop environment

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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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Is Plasma Global Menu widget installed by default and can it be safely removed?

I suspected this widget is buggy (here too). Although the bug of menus disappearing seems related to the global menu button on title bar, it may be that the bug comes from the presence of two ...
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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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How to instantly find/show files from custom folders in Krunner and other launchers?

When I enter the name of a file located in one of the default home folders like ~/Documents or ~/Downloads it is immediately found in Krunner, Aplication Launcher and other launchers. (Application ...
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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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Script will not run as 'Application' in Kubuntu

I have shell a script that launches a few programs... smerge & code /home/me/src/app/app1.code-workspace & code /home/me/src/app2/app2.code-workspace & It is located in my users home ...
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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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Plasmoid “Excalibur”: Increase size

I am using the Excalibur menu. The window is pretty small though - I would like to make it taller. How is that possible? Can I tinker in the code somehow to get this done?
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Plasmoid “Window List”: Get “Desktop” headings back

I am using the KDE Plasma 5 plasmoid "Window List". In earlier versions one could see on which desktop a window is but I can only see the windows, without a heading like "Desktop 1&...
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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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20.04 - Plasmashell becomes unresponsive when plugging devices

When plugging most usb device into a Thinkpad T590 laptop, under Ubuntu 20.04 with Plasma desktop, the system becomes gradually irresponsive and the fans go to max levels. This behaviour has been ...
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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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Kubuntu doesn't recognise playback devices

I recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my Latitude E5270 but the system seems to struggle to properly recognise playback devices. The laptop has a built-in speakers and a single audio jack which ...
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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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Double click instead of single click for Widgets (created by Add Icon)

I have a fresh installation of Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE Plasma 5.18.5, and I wanted to create an old fashioned desktop shortcut for Eclipse. So I drag-n-dropped the Eclipse executable from Dolphin to ...
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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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Okular, Spanish audio engine

How can I make Okular read text in Spanish, it works but in English. I have been searching about it in Google, without success, I need to make Okular read in Spanish but I only manage to do it in ...
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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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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: Application Menu button on titlebar not showing

I have enabled the Application 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 ...
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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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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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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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