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In KDE 4, you can do: killall plasma-desktop #to stop it kstart plasma-desktop #to restart it In KDE 5 use: killall plasmashell #to stop it kstart plasmashell #to restart it In KDE > 5.10 use: kquitapp5 plasmashell kstart5 plasmashell


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Fixed it by: sudo dpkg -P unity-scope-gdrive account-plugin-google account-plugin-facebook sudo apt-get install -f This removes the packages listed in the first command and thus resolves the package conflict.


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In modern Kubuntu there is an Info Center app which you can find in K menu -> Applications -> System -> Info Center or start from console using kinfocenter. It shows Plasma version, Frameworks version, Qt version and other useful info. A command-line solution for KDE/Plasma 5: $ plasmashell --version plasmashell 5.9.4 $ kf5-config --version Qt: 5.7.1 KDE ...


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In KDE5 use "kstart plasmashell" to restart the plasmashell as a service instead of plasmashell &. If you use it that way it 's run as an independed service not connected to the current terminal session (meaning you can close the terminal without the process getting terminated). TLDR: KDE5 (in Terminal): killall plasmashell kstart plasmashell


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With Plasma 5.5.5 the menu appears after a long left-click (instead of hovering with the mouse in Plasma 5.4.2). This can be changed back in Desktop Settings (right click on desktop) -> Tweaks -> Widget Handling. This solution was first posted on bugs.kde.org.


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More precisely: System Settings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Global Keyboard Shortcuts KDE component: KWin ▼ Quick Tile Window to the Left etc. There is also somewhat interesting Enable/Disable Tiling, which defaults to Alt+Shift+F11. Unfortunately I could not figure out how to move tile a window so that it consumes top or bottom of the screen, but ...


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Well I didn't expect this to work (and it's not exactly what the question asks for) but pressing Alt+F2 and running: kwin --replace This reloads KDE's compositor and that seems to fix the flickering. I guess it's a factor into my particular issue.


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To remove the border of maximized windows in KDE Plasma 5: Edit the file ~/.config/kwinrc to add the line: BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true under the [Windows] section, so that it looks something like this: [Windows] BorderlessMaximizedWindows=true ActiveMouseScreen=true AltTabStyle=KDE AutoRaise=false AutoRaiseInterval=750 BorderSnapZone=10 ...


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You can install kde 4.12 easily on ubuntu 14.04 , open terminal : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Enjoy using KDE


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Run this: sudo dpkg -r account-plugin-google unity-scope-gdrive sudo apt-get -f install


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I rather liked the simplicity of the following remove: apt-get remove kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data Credit to craigevil on the Debian Forums. (http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=102884) The thing here is that, by focusing on the two packages on which virtually all of KDE is built, the rest of KDE gets uninstalled too, as they depend on the ...


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The KDE global keyboard shortcuts: System Settings > Shortcuts and Gestures > Global Keyboard Shortcuts. Pick the KWIN as the KDE component. You could set the keyboard shortcuts to the window position/tiling etc...


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As described in the official Kwin documentation, a good way to go would be to try this either on a running terminal application or on a virtual console (i.e.: Ctrl+Alt+F1), : DISPLAY=:0 kwin --replace


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Works for me (in Kubuntu): System Settings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> right-click -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL -> type a name (i.e. "Terminal" or "Konsole") -> choose tab "Trigger" -> click on None -> press Ctrl+Shift+T -> choose tab "Action" -> enter "konsole" for Command/URL -> apply By default this combination (Ctrl + ...


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I had exactly the same issues and questions with "Activities" as you. I found the video Wicky posted to be instrumental in filling in gaps in my understanding of how Activities are suppose to improve upon traditional virtual desktops. The most important thing I took away from watching the video was that activities are just another type of virtual desktop ...


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The answer by @Marius is correct. It helped me. Just a clarification. Run kcmshell4 filetypes in a console or by Alt+F2. File Associations - KDE Control Module will open. Search for html and select the file type text/html. Move the application name you want to be a default for html in the "Application Preference Order" to the top.


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It is possible, to install KDE run sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kubuntu-desktop. After you install it you can switch between Desktop Environments at the login screen. This also works with most of the common DE's out there. For Xubuntu (XFCE) sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop For Lubuntu (LXDE) sudo apt-get ...


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For systems running KDE 4.x that will be qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock For Ubuntu / Gnome: qdbus org.gnome.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock Qdbus as written above, just sends a message on the message bus, which the screen-locker receives. The command will however lock the screen. qdbus just asks nicely "will someone lock the screen ...


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I had to remove .local/share/kscreen on plasma5


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System Settings -> Window Behavior -> Window Behavior -> Active screen follows mouse:


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Head to System Settings > Hardware > Display and Monitor > Compositor Remove ✔ mark from Enable compositor on startup When this is done, make reboot.


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You can make your file manager display hidden files, after which go to $HOME/.kde/share/config/baloofilerc. It is enough to edit it and change the option Indexing-Enabled=true to (or add if there is not such option) Indexing-Enabled=false to disable baloo. I know it is way too easy but it did work for me and also for the guy who posted this simple ...


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Found! You need to click and hold into a widget in order to have the handles appearing. It's quite different from KDE4 where the handles appeared by hovering the pointer on one side of the the widget!


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KDE provides a wonderful tool in systemsettings ("Startup and Shutdown" -> "Autostart") for managing your personal autostart services (in either of the .kde directories) however it doesn't cover systemwide autostart scripts provided by your distribution packages, or created by the gnome apps. Sometimes however it can be useful to override your distribution ...


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In a terminal (ctrl+alt+Fx if KDE is stuck to use tty) type : $ kquitapp5 plasmashell and eventually $ plasmashell to restart or $ kstart plasmashell if you want to be able to logout of the tty.


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Removing a desktop environment completely is never recommended, since it can break packages that Ubuntu or other DEs depend on. In fact, it's not really recommended that you install a second DE in the first place. If you install a DE, you should really be prepared to either reinstall Ubuntu or just keep the DE installed. You can use the command below to ...


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The program is called krunner and that's what you have to run: krunner


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You can use this command (from here) to remove KDE completely: sudo apt-get remove akonadi-backend-mysql akonadi-server akregator amarok amarok-common amarok-utils apport-kde apturl-kde ark bluedevil cdparanoia cdrdao docbook-xsl dolphin dragonplayer freespacenotifier gnupg-agent gnupg2 gpgsm gstreamer0.10-qapt gtk2-engines-oxygen gwenview ibus-qt4 icoutils ...


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Reconfiguring With the Debian and the Debian based (K/X/L/ubuntu) you could use the dpkg-reconfigure. man dpkg-reconfigure: NAME dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package SYNOPSIS dpkg-reconfigure [options] packages DESCRIPTION dpkg-reconfigure reconfigures packages after they have already ...


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