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Questions tagged [plasma]

KDE's plasma Desktop Environment.

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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>...
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How to change the default Username on a KDE Plasma Login screen

Whenever I start-up my desktop, or when it times out, I am presented with the "administrator" username on the login screen (please see example screenshot below). I then have to click on "Different ...
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KSysGuard not displaying kdesu dialog?

Earlier, if I tried to kill root processes, KsysGuard displayed a kdesu dialog. But it now shows an error message like this. What should I do?
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Unable to use cover switch or flip switch

Running Kubuntu 18.04. In System Settings -> Window Management -> Task Switcher -> Main, I can select Cover Switch or Flip Switch but to no effect. If I choose any other method (like Large Icons, ...
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Display corruption I can't solve

I have this laptop with a Pentium M+GeForce FX Go 5200M, and I'm trying to get basic functionality out of it on KUbuntu 18.04. When I boot the LiveUSB I'm using, the selection screen for "Try or ...
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plasma disabling usb?

I updated my kubuntu to 18.04 (bionic beaver). it was a painful update as multiple problems occur. maybe something is still misconfigured or missing. in the moment plasma is booting and running ...
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How to report a bug from a specific plasma widget?

I just installed Kubuntu 18.04 and everything is going better than expected. However I have stumbled upon a problem with the Timer Widget (I'm guessing: my system is in Spanish and it is called "...
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“No volume control found” on Elisa Music Player

Moving the volume slider has no effect on volume and it plays at full volume regardless of the slider. Whenever I start Elisa through terminal it shows Warning: "No volume control found" Moreover, ...
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KDE wallaper spanning/streching

Is there any way to stretch or span a wallpaper on kde plasma? I usually span this wallpaper, and I'm going to burst a vein if I can't span it!
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accidently installed Plasma by KDE and cannot log in.

I downloaded Synaptic onto my Ubuntu 17.10 desktop. The app gives a list of suggested dependencies to download. Not knowing what I was doing, I downloaded all of them. When I reboot the computer, I ...
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SDDM & KDE Plasma DE not starting

I updated a while back and after rebooting I was greeted with a black screen because of no SDDM being started properly. Naturally I dropped to a virtual terminal session and starting troubleshooting. ...
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How can I set the cursor theme on KDE Plasma 5 programmatically?

I was thinking about writing a script that toggles my desktop between regular use and screencasting mode. As part of that I would like to be able to programmatically set the my cursor to a different ...
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Kubuntu 16.04: Folder Disappears

So i have a recurring problem with my Kubuntu 16.04 install. I thought it had gone away but it re-appeared Sometimes, new Folders I create to export new Images into disappear. As if they have been ...
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Plasmashell freezes & crashes once restarted

I have KDE 5 which worked well since 2 months. Today it suddenly began holding 100% of one CPU core and won't stop restarting. Every time when I log in, my taskbar and desktop totally freeze during ...
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KUbuntu Screenlock crashes on 17.10 since update

Since around a month my screen locker crashes on KUbuntu 17.10, requiring me to unlock via VTerminal loginctl unlock-sessions. I've an hybrid laptop with intel & nvidia. Problem occurs either way ...
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Kubuntu 17.10 on screen keyboard

I can't seem to find the on screen keyboard in Kubuntu 17.10 with Plasma 5.10. Is there anything I need to install\do to activate it? I could not find any settings related to on screen\touch ...
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Some KDE popups don't always show all the letters

Sometimes, and I've not been able to narrow down when, characters in the desktop environment popups don't display correctly. They aren't consistent, it's not always the same letters missing; sometimes ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 is freezing on boot

I was recently using my computer to change my GTK and I noticed I have a few updates that I needed. I updated them via the Discover program and when my computer rebooted it would consistently freeze ...
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Plasma network monitor doesn't show speed for ethernet, works OK on wifi link

My Network Monitor plasmoid suddenly stopped showing usage for the Ethernet link, but it still does for the Wifi. The System Monitor (ksysguardd) displays rates correctly. At some point, even though ...
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Inconsistend fuzzy, pixelated fonts in KDE desktop environment on Ubuntu 17.10

I recently installed the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop (5.12) on my system, Ubuntu 17.10. I generally like the layout and appearance, but some fonts are pixelated in certain applications. I ...
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Breeze theme color problem

I recently upgraded Kubuntu to 17.10 Artful using the dark theme, but when I switched to the default breeze theme, this happened( in Plasma 5.11. I used the backports PPA. And no, even in 5.10, the ...
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Kubuntu 17.10 Locks Up/Frozen

I upgraded my box from KUbuntu 16.04.3 to 17.10. Everything seemed to be working fine at first but I noticed that my machine had locked up/frozen. The first time it happened my keyboard was not ...
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F2 rename shortcut stopped working on KDE 5 Plasma desktop

I recently installed Kubuntu 16.04 (KDE 5 Plasma) on a new PC and have been doing a lot of customisations, and I just noticed that the F2 shortcut for renaming files is not working on the desktop. It'...
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LibreOffice looks in KDE like from 90's

I have some applications (for example LibreOffice) which looks really weird, design like from 90's. As you can see here: How can I fix it, please?
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How do I access the exploding task switcher in Plasma?

When I used Debian, until last week, using alt tab, or hitting the super key, would sort of explode all the various higgledy piggledy windows into an array so they were all visible (but shrunken), ...
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studio.sh (Android Studio) not opening on Kubuntu

Had installed Android Studio on Ubuntu. Later switched from unity to KDE but now the studio.sh file is not opening. Error: Could not find the program '/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh' [plasma error]...
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How do I programatically move the application window to current desktop?

In KDE it's really easy to setup window rules to be able to put application windows on specific desktop etc. But how this can be done programmatically (not via keyboard shortcuts) but via scripting? ...
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Startup applications not starting on user login, KDE messed it up!

Everything was running fine until yesterday when I installed KDE Plasma on my Ubuntu 17.10 desktop. I have a bunch of startup applications which I set to start upon my login. After installing KDE, I ...
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Plasma KDE installed even though I did not install it [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 17.10 yesterday and installed OpenCV 3.3.1 on it using the following instructions : https://www.learnopencv.com/install-opencv3-on-ubuntu/. I replaced libjasper with jasper, ...
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How to install KDE Plasma without installing full Kubuntu Desktop?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 17.10 and I recently installed Kubuntu Desktop to get KDE, the installation succeeded, but my PC got messed up as it installed dozens of applications, modified the boot ...
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Kubuntu 17.10: Flickering and Freezing

I just updated to Kubuntu 17.10 from 17.04. During the initial install, the desktop would not load. After some work in the root shell (including using dpkg to fix some issues, I got the desktop GUI ...
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Sound volume icon (volume control widget) disappears from tray and Fn-F11/Fn-F12 keys do not work

After some time working with the system volume icon is no longer in the system tray and Fn-F11 / Fn-F12 do not work. Restarting plasmashell does not fix the problem. How do I restore it back without ...
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After uninstalling nvidia drivers Xorg does not start

After uninstalling nvidia drivers and existing (sudo killall Xorg) Xorg does not start any more. Running sddm & simply gives this in output and exits: Aborted If running Xorg manually I see ...
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Letters are inputted uppercase after system boot

When trying to input something e.g. in Konsole (KDE session) letters are inputted uppercase after system boot. I don't have Caps Lock key enabled so can't simply press it to disable uppercase. Does ...
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KDE Plasma does not apply global font settings in Kubuntu 16.04

Fonts and the icons on bottom right are extra small Somehow even the icons of my folders changed and the same small fonts I got today my new 42" monitor and although the resolution is fine, the font ...
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How to have ksysguard launched instead of just limited “System Activity”?

System Activity is annoying. It's displayed "always on top" and you can't turn off this feature. Not really convenient. Also, you can't see other tabs that are shown by default in ksysguard.
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“A system restart is needed to complete the update process” message was shown in KDE Plasma previously but now it's gone. How to enable it back?

“A system restart is needed to complete the update process” message was shown in KDE Plasma previously but now it's gone. How to enable it back? Tried installing packages various packages like these: ...
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Firefox not using GTK theme on KDE Plasma

Firefox is not using my GTK theme, Numix Solarized Dark. I am running KDE Plasma. How could I set it to use my theme?
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How to install KDE Plasma 5.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Kubuntu 16.04)?

How to install KDE Plasma 5.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Kubuntu 16.04)? It seems to be not possible to be done simply from repositories like highlighted in this question: How to force only newer KDE packages ...
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Cannot (Unable to) shutdown, reboot or logout in KDE Plasma (version 5.8.8)

When pressing "Reboot" the following is written to ~/.xsession-errors file: Shutdown called with confirm -1 type 1 and mode -1 But it does not reboot.
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How to force “A system restart is needed to complete the update process” message in KDE Plasma to be displayed?

"A system restart is needed to complete the update process" notification is shown once after update of the package (which requires a reboot) is done. But it can be closed by an incident and user may ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 system issues after resuming from suspend

This is my laptop's data sheet: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05342156.pdf Hello, I am having an issue in Ubuntu 17.10. If I suspend the laptop (whether it be through the menus or by ...
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Upgrade to 17.10 ONLY Plasma Works - no Gnome

So I had Ubuntu 17.04, and had installed Gnome, Budgie, and KDE Plasma on it side by side - I like a change of GUI scenery once in a while. Anyway, after upgrading to 17.10 (it's a Dell XPS 9550), now ...
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How to force only newer KDE packages to be installed?

Running "xenial" release (Ubuntu 16.04) and was curious to install newer KDE Plasma 5.10 from "bionic" release repository. Added to sources.list: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main ...
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I can run my program from launchpad but can't put icon in panel

I'm running Ubuntu 17.04. I developed a C++/Qt program. The executable is pnotes. I found a suitable icon, wrote pnotes.desktop, and put that file in ~/.local/share/plasma_icons. Now, the launcher ...
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How to remove the widget controller from desktop

I'd like to know how to hide or remove this square on the top left corner of the desktop. I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. Here is an image of what I want to remove. Thanks!
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kubuntu 17.04 plasmashell displays wallpaper then crashes other applications work

I'm new to kubuntu and have been using it for the past couple of months without any (non-self-caused) issues... OS is Ubuntu Linux 17.04 kernel is Linux 4.10.0-38-generic on x86_64 Yesterday evening ...