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KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Clipboard and Notification Widget clear history button bug

I'm having a weird icon in "Clear History" button shown in KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Clipboard widget for my taskbar panel, and also in the Notification Widget, anyone knows how to fix this? I'm using the ...
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Tool to focus on a specific window

Is there any app in Ubuntu that disables changing the current window? For instance, I want to read a long article, I enable the app which stays in the upper right corner as a reminder that it is ...
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Problem searching programs in “Application menu” widget in Kubuntu 20.04

I have problem searching and finding programs via Application menu widget in KDE plasma in Kubuntu 20.04.When I type the name of the program , nothing appears in in the list. I've tried enabling ...
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Want better desktop widget currency converter

Ubuntu version: 18.04 LTS I use this a lot: https://www.google.com/search?q=usd+to+eur It also includes, gbp to eur , gbp to usd and vice verca. So basically I need a converter with those 3 main ...
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Enabling blur effect for KDE widget background

The blur effect plugin which is present in KDE 5.67 hasn't any effect on the widget backgrounds (I mean widgets that are resided on the desktop background , not in the panel). Is there any way to ...
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KDE's “global menu” widget usability

Why do toolbars of some programs like Firefox get showed up in the Global menu of KDE and some like GIMP do not?(Also I had a similar experience in unity DE) I want to know the programmatic difference ...
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May I set different icons, and panel widgets for multiple DEs?

Currenty I am using Kubuntu 19.10 with KDE Plasma 5.18.3. And I am planning to install Ubuntu 19.10 with Gnome 3.36, so is there any way to have different icons packs for each and different taskbar ...
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KDE “application launcher” widget default size

Is there a way to force default height and width for KDE application launcher widget (via config file or so)?
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How to add minimize all windows plasmoid to quicklaunch widget in Kubuntu?

The screen shot below shows that the minimize all windows plasmoid next to the quicklaunch on the panel. I could not able to move it to the quicklaunch. I also tried to find any command or script that ...
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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 osd volume widget smoth on ubuntu 18.04?

OSD widget shifts from left to right while I am changing sound volume. Please write how to fix it. I d like to make it more pixel perfect like on Mac OS. Source: https://media.giphy.com/media/...
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Search tool used by Kubuntu 19.10 “application dashboard” widget, how can I alter search?

The search results seem a bit strange. There aren't many options when you right click on the widget icon. What search program is this using and how can I alter it to get better search results? ...
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How do I put a clock on the desktop background on Ubuntu 19.04, gnome

How do I put a clock on the desktop background on Ubuntu 19.04 GNOME Is there maybe an extension that I am not finding? I have google all I think is relevant.
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Ubuntu live world clock app as desktop wallpaper or widget possible?

While I work in Germany, some of my colleagues work in India, some in Canada. Is there a software to run in Ubuntu* and compatible environments so that the background screen displays sort of widget ...
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Some system tray widgets randomly disappear for a while on Kubuntu 18.04

Recently I have been using Kubuntu 18.04 which uses KDE Plasma 5.12.9. I noticed that some widgets in the system tray (to be specific, input method and ktorrent widgets) disappear for a period of ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Battery Percentage Applet?

Is there anyway to get my battery panel applet or widget to display percentage? After dumb fidgeting (removing applet icon repositories) the battery applet is gone and instead it shows a settings ...
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KDE Plasma - Widgets aren't always shown on Desktop

Previously I had a set of widgets on my desktop, which I'd configured, however, since installing a GPU into my PC they sometimes simply don't appear. The more odd thing is that sometimes they do. When ...
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Cannot log into Kubutu 18.04 after removing widgets that didn't work correctly, using Discover

After consulting a web site stating that undesirable widgets could be removed using Discover, the process removed several items that are now preventing me from logging in. Before, I had Kubuntu set to ...
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Is there a way or widget to display a specific window title in KDE? (non-focused)

I managed to install a couple of different window title widgets, but they all seem to be locked to focused. Ideally I'd like to be able to have a specific programs window title displayed whenever it ...
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On kubuntu (KDE) all desktop icons can be moved, but not configured. They show a black lock across

No, I haven't locked my widgets. I can move them around freely, I can create them, I can delete them. But I can't resize them and I can't get to their handles. I searched in here, and found two ...
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KDE widget - run commands

I'm looking for a way to run commands in a widget I'm trying to develop. So far I've come across the org.kde.kio.KRun, which should be an interface to the kRunner. From the few examples I have seen, ...
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Can I get close buttons to plasma widgets?

I updated recently from kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04 and got new plasma 5.12.6. However, the widgets (like network manager, volume, battery, calendar etc) are all missing close buttons (crosses on the right ...
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KDE Weather Report not fitting window properly

I am using the KDE Weather Report widget in my task manager. After upgrading from Kubuntu 18.04 to 18.10, I noticed that the contents of the widget are not being properly fit into the window. The ...
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Wifi widget not working in KDE Plasma 5.12.6 Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded my ubuntu desktop from 16.04 to 18.04 and installed KDE on it. Now I can't see wifi network setting widget on my panel. I checked system tray settings but could not find the widget.
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nm-applet - (dynamically) expand menu size

When having many WiFi SSIDs available, I need to scroll through the right-click menu of nm-applet widget menu by hovering over the arrow (see first screenshot below), yet the menu only spreads to a ...
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Applets missing from top panel

Just installed Dropbox recently, only to have a square with a red x over it appear in the top panel instead of the Dropbox logo. This 'placeholder' isn't even clickable and it goes away if I turn '...
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xfce4: resizable panel separators?

Is there a way to have resizable separators on the panel in XFCE4? We either have a very narrow, fixed-width separator, or else we have one that is expandable, which means that it expands to the ...
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Cannot remove Folder View widgets from Plasma5 desktop

I have added some Folder View widgets in Kubuntu 18.04 but I cannot remove them now. Even, after asking this question on how to uninstall the widget completely from the system, and therefore adding ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed widgets in Plasma 5?

I had added some widgets on the desktop in Kubuntu 18 - two instances of Folder View widget in fact. After some time, I have removed them, but they re-appear after startup. Removing them again and ...
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How do I remove the clock from the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 desktop?

I just installed a Ubuntu Budgie Bionic and it comes with a clock on the Desktop. It also has one in the taskbar at the top. How can I remove the one on the desktop? cat /var/log/installer/version ...
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How to resize Plasma 5.9 panel widgets?

I want to resize some panel widgets in KDE Plasma 5.9, without actually resizing the panel itself. Is that even possible? If so, how?
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Widget options in Ubuntu?

I did some search, and all I get are: Screenlets gDesklets Universal Applets Conky Out of which conky seems to be the most anticipated but all of them seem to be deprecated. gdesklets died and ...
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sticker note for lubuntu

I need some sticker note or to-do-list to stick on my desktop and don't disappear when I use desktop button. I tried KNotes , Indicator stickynotes , XPad , and even Screenlets but they all have same ...
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Display network usage on desktop

Is there a way to display Nethogs output on desktop like Conky way?
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Is there a way to add an image as a sticky note to my Unity Desktop?

Please suggest me a way to use any image like a re-sizable sticky note so that I can view it whenever I open my Unity Desktop. I want it to be used like a homescreen photo widget app available on ...
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Is there any widget app that will display stocks on Lubuntu 17.04?

I would like an application that displays the current stock prices on the side of my screen.
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Editing widgets in Kubuntu 16.04

In Kubuntu 16.04 how to change the label and icon in a desktop widget, please? I have found the .desktop files in usr/share/applications/kde4 and edited one of those but with no effect on the desktop ...
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Is there a widget for Ubuntu 14.04 that monitors RAM, processor, hdd/ssd, LAN, etc?

I been using a process manager and it's ok but I was wondering if there is a desktop widget I could use, that doesn't cost me much RAM to use.
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Is it possible to display virtual clock on screen?

Is there any clock widget available? In Windows, I can show a clock on my screen. Please suggest any widget/package/software that can do this.
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Kubuntu 14.04 desktop resets unexpectedly

Last week I Installed Kubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Everything works fine except for a problem that happened twice so far: Every widget and wallpaper on all of my desktops disappeared after a normal ...
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KDE Widget showing CPU cores

My latptop has a corei7 CPU. But I know it has only 4 cores. Why kde CPU Load Monitor widget shows 7 cpu cores? Also Gnome system monitor shows 8 CPUs:
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Kubuntu: ugly widgets, weather app resets, plasma crashes

Kubuntu 16.04, nvidia blob. Widgets added to desktop look ugly: tiny in size by default, when enlarged, suddenly their headings (?) and icons have huge text size. The weather widget and taskbar ...
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Plasma Network widget crashed - no Wifi

I recently switched to Kubuntu and am kind of new to KDE. My plasma network widget refuses to respond and shows an error message which I don't understand. Copying the error message didn't work, so I ...
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I can't download new Plasma widgets and Plasma themes in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

Each time I try to download the new Plasma widget from the Plasma Add-On Installer, I get the following error: Loading of providers from file: http://download.kde.org/ocs/providers.xml failed ...
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GTK(MM) Widget Choice for List of Items

I am working on an interface with GTKMM and I have a notebook with buttons that represent certain letters. When I click a button it switches to page two of the notebook which will have a selection of ...
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plasma (5) widget for audio streams

I am searching for a plasma widget like any media player BUT: for audio streams (ie. radio streams, other public hosted streams). Does anybody know about something like this? Nice to have might be ...
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Add custom application media controls in unity panel volume control

I wrote a small bash application that allows me to control the music streamed from my phone to my PC via bluetooth, and I would like to know how to add a Rhythmbox like widget in Unity panel's volume ...
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Any stopwatch app that can be embedded on my desktop?

I am looking for a stopwatch application that be embedded on my desktop like a widget but it doesn't ruin the over all look and feel of the desktop.
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Using superkaramba widgets in Kubuntu 15.04

Is there a way to use superkaramba widget in Kubuntu 15.04? Some web pages say that it should be possible but I could not find out how. Since no package "superkaramba" was available I installed "...
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Gimp color tools (colorize, brightness, curves, etc) aren't working

When I try to run color modification tools like right-click > Colors > Colorize (or any of the color tools, Brightness / Contrast, Hue / Saturation, etc). I click and nothing happens: I click ...