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Questions tagged [plasma]

KDE's plasma Desktop Environment.

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KDE Menu Favorites (Plasma 5.11)

I have a problem with the KDE Plasma Menu. The favorite applications section has a "kate app" icon, and I removed it from favorites, but when I restart, the icon is still there. I don't know where ...
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How to install the latest version of KDE Plasma on the latest version of Ubuntu?

Right now I'm using Kubuntu 17.10 which ships with KDE 5.10. I'd like to get the most recent version of KDE though, which right now is KDE 5.11. Is there a way to automatically get the latest version ...
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Plasma shows themes, etc. as installed, though they are not and vice versa

Running Kubuntu 17.04. When I try to get new desktop themes, etc. there is a mismatch between what system settings show and what get new things dialog shows. The get new things dialog shows several ...
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KDE plasma 5 windows open up in random virtual desktops

I'm using plasma 5.8.7 under Ubuntu 16.04 (not an original Kubuntu installation), with several virtual desktops. I have also changed the panel options to "Only show tasks from the current desktop". ...
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How to install Kvantum in Ubuntu 17.04?

Running Kubuntu 17.04 and want to install Kvantum. But apparently, there is no package. So, how do I do that? May be, a PPA? May be, download a .deb file?
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How can I activate Plasma Application Launcher accelerator keys?

All applications in Kubuntu have accelerator keys - except the application launcher. I'd like to be able to open the application launcher and type my way through sub-menus (each activated with one ...
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Weird colors after installing KDE Plasma [on Chrome browser]

I have set my dev environment ready to work on my projects and noticed that all is much more "glowy", (unclicked) links are purple instead of blue, facebook blue colors are now purple, ubuntu forum ...
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plasma desktop configuration file for dual monitor

I don't understand how the plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc (in ~/.config/) deals with dual monitors. Mine seems to only have the options for one of my two monitors. Is there also some ...
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KDE is now gray! Fonts in konsole app are broken

I just removed java 8 and after plasma restart fonts are broken, most of plasma apps changed white color to gray, taskbar is semi-transperent, context menu is gray. https://puu.sh/xFBco/123e0d1f82....
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KDE (Kubuntu 16.04) taskbar disappears then reappears every few minutes

I recently updated my Kubuntu through the software centre and a whole host of items were updated. I had an issue where the screen would go blank/black after logging in. The CTRL+ALT+F1/7 did nothing ...
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KDE widgets won't accept keyboard inputs after system hard-reset

Summary I'm using Kubuntu on a laptop. Many (not all) of the KDE widgets stopped accepting keyboard inputs after I had to hard-reset the system due to unresponsiveness. I need a way to make these ...
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KDE global menu doesn't work in some app. How to override its setting?

I use global menu in Kubuntu 17.04 and it doesn't work in some applications like Thunderbird or Skype. The problem is I can't access this menu by no way. I would like to set application-specifically ...
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I installed and (tried to) uninstall KDE Plasma, now Unity is messed up

I've done unity --reset and reboot and that fixed some problems, but the cursor, desktop icons, and other small things are still affected by installing Plasma. I've done everything I can to ...
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How to trigger network-manager autoconnect?

Let's say that network-manager is connected to specific Wi-Fi network. When I click "Disconnect" via GUI from it then it never connects back. But when I close the laptop lid, then open it back (so ...
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virtual keyboard in kubuntu, Plasma 5.10

I read several announcements that Plasma 5.10 will feature the qtvirtualkeyboard, an on-screen keyboard for devices that do not always have a physical keyboard at hand. I added the kubuntu backports ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 lock session

Trying to unbind Windows key +L. All my settings within KDE are set to alt+ctl+L to Lock. How do I remove this binding?
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How do I upgrade KDE for 16.04?

I have KDE Plasma 5.5 installed on Ubuntu 16.04, which is pretty ancient at 1.5 years old, but just the other day they've released 5.10. Ubuntu Software store says 5.5 is the latest version (yeah ...
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plasma desktop - Java IDE for Plasma Global Menu?

I installed KDE Plasma Desktop and I really like it. I like the global menu, but i noticed that so many apps are not compatible with it. For Java coding, I have always used Eclipse, but even with ...
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How Can I Profile KDE Startup After Login?

I am using KDE and the time to desktop after I enter my log in details has been taking progressively longer. It now takes about 30 seconds to show the desktop after login, however, on initial install ...
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How to know what drivers and video card am I using?

I am running KDE Neon, there isnt an app called software and updates like there is in ubuntu. How do I know that im running not the open source driver and actually using my gpu?
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kde plasma make taskbar show current desktop

kde plasma 5.9.4 I want taskbar to show only contents of current desktop. I do not want to create or use an "activity."
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Plasma 5 keyboard “Alt+1”

I use KDE plasma 5.10.1 . I use Alt+1 ... Alt+10 to change tabs in web browsers or konsole . my problem is Alt+1 not working in plasma desktop and i always replace /usr/bin/kglobalaccel5 to /usr/...
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How to add plasmoids to the Latte dock?

Is it possible to add plasmoids to the latte dock? I have seen screenshots where this seems to have been done. I would be particularly interested in adding a keyboard layout indicator.
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How to customize default live session user desktop and environment on Kubuntu while remastering it?

I am chrooting into a kubuntu iso file with cubic and installing and modifying stuff I need to change for my custom live iso. But something I couldn't figure out is how to customize the default live ...
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17.04 can't get into desktop environment

Just upgraded from 16.10 to 17.04 and when it restarted it went into plasma as expected but I wanted to check out unity 8 so I logged out and changed to unity. The screen went black. I tried ...
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Konsole - silence in session 'Default'

Why is my Konsole generating notifications every 10 seconds after a keypress in statusbar "Konsole -- silence in session 'Default'". In "Configure Notifications -- Plasma" I can deselect ...
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Transparency Effects in KDE Plasma, not supported by color scheme

Using Kubuntu 17.04 with Plasma 5.9.4 I installed a few Themes like Maia and Breath, which usually can use Transparency Effects, for the Console Background, Application Dashboard and the Panel. The ...
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Kde connect problem

I have latest version of KDE connect installed on Xiaomi mi4i (lollipop). So far it's working great for notifications,multimedia control and remote input. I'm on Plasma 5.8 (Kubuntu 16.04). But ...
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KDE Plasma losing primary monitor

Every few reboots my taskbar jumps screens without any configuration changes. My primary monitor will still be labeled correctly. I then have to change the primary monitor to the screen that has ...
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Crashing korgac in kubuntu when starting on Plasma 5.8

I have dual boot. And recently installed kubuntu plasma with unity as default. It kept crashing and shows korgac crashed whenever I turn on my system. How to fix it- Screenshot Other details when I ...
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Plasma desktop doesn't start automatically after apt-get upgrade

After applying updates, my desktop doesn't launch anymore at boot. Instead of plasma, I have a bash prompt. I have to log in and run startx to get plasma running. However, when it is launched, I don'...
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Plasma intermittently crashes Kubuntu 16.04 under Virtualbox, Windows 7 host

I have Kubuntu 16.04 running under Virtualbox 5.1.22 on a Windows 7 host. Plasma crashes intermitently when mouse pointer goes over the bottom panel. The panel disappears for a short time, then ...
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KDE: set ScaleFactor for a given app instance?

In KDE there's a setting Scale factor: (image source) Once Scale is set this way -- it is found in ~/.config/kdeglobals: [KScreen] ScaleFactor=1 ScreenScaleFactors=eDP-1=1;HDMI-1=1; This scale ...
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How to move windows buttons to left in GTK apps in KDE plasma?

I already have "close,minimize,maximize:appmenu" in /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/button-layout. still it doesn't work. Thanks.
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Kubuntu: Broken Plasma Desktop after accidentally removing packages

While trying to install unofficial radeon drivers from padoka, I've ended up with broken package (some intel-related file has been modified by both ubuntu ppa and padoka one). Apt suggested running ...
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Desktop environment switcher is broken?

I have Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, with kubuntu-desktop installed as well as ubuntu-gnome-desktop. The problem is that I cannot switch between Unity, Plasma, and Gnome. When I click the switcher, it does not ...
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Desktop icon on 1 monitor KDE5

I have 3 monitors. I'd like my desktop icons to show on my main display monitor only, or on my second only. How to do this in (K)Ubuntu 17.04, KDE5? Currently all my desktop icons appear on all 3 ...
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Can not select software source in Software Center Kubuntu 16.04.2 [closed]

I am using Kubuntu 16.04.2 with KDE Plasma 5.8.5. In Software Center (Discover) I cannot select software source. When I click more from setting nothing is showing.
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Plasmashell keeps crashing [KUBUNTU]

I get every few minutes on Kubuntu (KDE), and the panels disappear. It restarts itself automatically, so it's not a real problem, just an annoyance, but it is a big annoyance. I've tried sudo ...
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How to set ignore rules for desktop effect in KDE?

I'm switching from Unity/compiz to Kde/Kwin. And there is one awesome feature in the compiz "negative" module that I'd lite to reproduce with Kwin "invert" module: When I use the keyboard shortcut to ...
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Unable to populate a KDE Quicklaunch widget via the Plasma Scripting Interface? [closed]

I'm customising the KDE desktop environment for our corporate desktop, and I've found what I hope is not a bug - In short, all I want to do is add a quicklaunch widget to the panel, then populate it ...
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Kubuntu w/ backports == KDE Neon (At least in terms of KDE version?)

I had a question for any of the KDE fans out there - I have been seeing a lot of interest stirring up lately with KDE Neon and I really liked the idea of always having the latest/greatest version of ...
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How can I show hidden files in my KDE Plasma Desktop's folder view?

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04 with its default plasmashell 5.5.5. How can I show hidden files on my desktop? The desktop can show /home/user/Desktop or other location and there is no setting for hidden ...
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Error icon on desktop

I would like to ask that what is that thing, and how can I make it disappear. It doesn't contain a menu if I click on it. Only a clear menu appears. It started when I tried Plasma, but after that I ...
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Icon missing in panel shortcut

I've been using OpenSuse (10+ years) and migrated to Ubuntu 16.04. All my habits, all my needs for desktop are from the past, KDE3, KDE4. I'm using kubuntu-desktop on ubuntu 16.04. Mostly all of my ...
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KDE: How to open a link via web shortcut

When ever I encounter a URL in a document, that is not a hyperlink, I would like to mark, right click and open it directly. In KDE the web shortcuts are a way to search for marked text with a ...
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Kubuntu 16.10 + Plasma 5.8 - can't add UK keyboard layout properly!

How can I add UK keyboard layout to my Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8? When I first installed my Kubuntu, I had the US keyboard layout selected and installed into the system. But now I am using a UK ...
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Chinese character input in Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8?

How can I enable Chinese character input in Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8? I found this answer but it seems quite old. I can enable Chinese character input in Xubuntu 16.10 easily by installing ibus-...
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Wallpaper problem in KDE Plasma 5.8.5 - Kubuntu 16.04

I have a slight issue that makes my desktop wallpaper appear slightly different on desktop #1 compared to the rest. The image is pretty much at a 3:2 resolution so of course it has borders on it. ...
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How to update to KDE Plasma 5.9?

I am new to the Ubuntu world. I have downloaded Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and it installed really nicely. Now, I see that it just comes with KDE 5.5.5. I have added the stable repo and am now having the 5.8....