freeze problem with dolphin 2.2

Hi KDE-Users,

we have to stick to an old version of KDE at work, because we use RHEL7
with KDE 4.14.8 and dolphin 2.2.

We are not allowed to install external newer KDE-releases. What is not
shipped with RHEL we cannot use.

We face difference between dolphin 2.2 and konquerer 4.14.8 concerning

We have huge network-shares mounted with NFS4 and if I browser a share
with dolphin, it taket between 10 and 240 minutes

It does not react again after entering the shared directory.

Plasma 5.17 beta Discover system updates regression

Since upgrading to plasma 5.16.90 from the Arch kde-unstable repo, Discover is
checking for system updates by default and I cannot find where to disable this
behaviour. I've checked in Autostart and Background Services in System
Settings -> Startup and Shutdown and in system tray settings.

I had system updates disabled in 5.16.5 by clearing the checkbox for updates
in System Tray Settings -> General -> Extra Items but that checkbox is no
longer there.

I had packagekit installed from previous trials so uninstalled it.

KFusion style


A while back I asked for some guidance in getting the Fusion style to inherit KStyle.

prevent raising windows?


how can I prevent windows from raising above other windows when such windows
bring up dialog boxes while such windows are partly below other windows? I
don't want to have windows covered by unrelated windows just because the other
window has brought up a dialog box.

notification button label inconsistent

Hi everybody,

KDE Plasma: 5.16.4
KDE Frameworks: 5.61.0
Qt: 5.13.0
Audacious: 3.10.1

I'm using audacious with the default notification plugin. On song change the
notification has two buttons, Pause and Next.
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But sometime (idk when, Number of Lines??) the Labeling is switched to Next
and Pause. But the Function stays the same. So, clicking on Pause plays the
next song and vice versa.

Does anyone have the same problem and know a solution? Notification Plugin
works well with XFCE.

is noone posting to this list?


is noone posting to this list or am I not receiving the messages?

Konsole tab accellerators -- how to disable?

Konsole version 19.07.90, Archlinux

I wish to disable the behaviour where holding alt causes the tab
switching accelerators showing up in Konsole, as it is causing
shortcuts inside terminal applications such as my IRC client from
working when I have too many tabs open.
I've gone thru settings and didn't see anything obvious, didn't see
anything in the shortcut assignment system (which makes sense as this
is automatically done.)

Made for a incredibly frustrating experience this morning as I
groggily tried to go thru messages only to have it keep jumping to
different tabs.

Setting Chromium flags via Plasma app launcher

I cannot set Chromium flags in a way so that when I press the icon "Web
Browser (subtitle: Chromium)" in Plasma Application Launcher they
actually are applied onto the application.

What I have tried:

Attempt 1:
Context menu -> Edit application -> application -> command -> "chromium
--disable-font-subpixel-positioning %u"

Attempt 2:
Context menu -> Edit application -> application -> command -> "chromium
%u --disable-font-subpixel-positioning"

Attempt 3:
Context menu -> Edit application -> application -> advanced options ->
run in terminal -> terminal options -> "--disable-font-subpixel-posi

System tray tooltip timeout

When you point at an application icon in system tray, it shows a tooltip with information about the application for ~5 seconds. Then the tooltip disappears.

Is it possible to configure the tooltip timeout?

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20190730
KDE Plasma Version: 5.16.3
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.60.0
Qt Version: 5.13.0
Kernel Version: 5.2.3-1-default

KDE/Qt based XMPP/Jabber client with OMEMO encryption?


I tried to find something like Conversations on Android for Linux.

I found something,, but it is GTK based and it is not possible
to have it minimize to systray on window close.

PSI is supposed to have it, but the version packaged in Debian Sid does
not appear to support it. It is 1.3-5 which should be the most recent

Does Kopete have it meanwhile?

konsole: non-existent default profile possible

Somehow my sole profile lost default property and konsole started to
display strange colors. Fixed by clicking Set default on the profile, but
it took some time to find out what's going on. There should be no
possibility for non-existing (non-visible) default profile, it must always
be from the list of shown profiles.

Plasmoid in/with Python?


I'm trying to write a simple Plasmoid to display RSS feeds.
Since the XML files provided by different websites often differ in details, the implementation with QML XmlListModel is really error prone.
As far as I know, it is possible to bridge with C++ in plasmoid. However, I like script languages for this.

It is possible to use Python to extend the QML view (especially since good RSS libraries exists for it)? I only found articles/tutorials for Plasma 4.


KDE is broken after upgrade

After upgrade Ubuntu to 19.04 KDE doesn't start, just blank screen freeze.
When starting KDevelop from lxde it freezes also and slowly floods the
following in terminal:
org.kde.solid.udisks2: Error getting props:
"org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" "Did not receive a reply. Possible
causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message
bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the
network connection was broken."
org.kde.solid.udisks2: Error getting props:
"org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" "Did not receive a reply.

How to operate Calligra?

Morning all,

I wanted to try Calligra Words, but I can't see the document I've opened. Most
of the space is covered with a panel for adjusting formats, as in the attached
screen shot.

I used Spectacle to take the shot, but selecting the active window revealed
the document; I had to select a rectangular region to capture what I see
ordinarily. Closing Spectacle caused the document to be hidden again.

KDE "Discover" Store for PC

I would like to start off my Email by saying that I am a very big fan of KDE and I would also like to thank KDE for being one of the greatest contributors to the world of Free and Open-Source software and Operating Systems .

xorg crash when xfreerdp?


We are using RH 7.6 with KDE desktop.

We have one application which is using xfreerdp to remote desktop a Windows machine.

For some user accounts, machine's xorg will crash when running this application.

It seems related to xfreerdp, but we know it used to work on RH7.4, but now running the same 7.4 version causes Xorg to crash on 7.6, so it could be Xorg + xfreerdp.

Which KDE setting might cause this crash? I tried to compare the working account with problematic account, but there are too many differences :)



kde beginer user

Hi guys , im trying kde plasma on my arch and kubuntu machines.
Im working on a project where I need to fully customize my DE.
I dont mind reading complete documentation, I need to learn it in order get
a fine tunned interface.
Some things I need to achieve are:

Create an user account with follwing restrictions:
Only clock and volume visible in main bar.
User can not change anything
User can not logout or reboot system.
Only a few applications can be launched from desktop.
A keybord combination should launch terminal u other config menu.

Ok ...

How to disable "Display events" in Digital Clock's Calendar systemwide?


I am still using KDE4/Plasma4 desktop.

To prevent Akonadi process from being started, I would like to disable "Display events" in the Digital Clock's Calendar setting at system level.

According to <a href="" title=""></a>

* To ensure that Akonadi is not started, check that no applications require it at login.

How do you start your KDE session?

How do you start your KDE session?

I'm talking post-Login, after KDE has settled and you're looking at a fresh

I don't like to boot my desktop any more than I have to since, being a
desktop, it's supposed to be on kinda like an appliance. Anything less than a
couple months' uptime is annoying if I don't have to reboot for a kernel/KDE

Plus, I run 3 virtual desktops that each can have multiple windows, and many
of those windows have multiple tabs.

I know KDE can save and restart Sessions, and browsers can save and re-open
tab clusters.

konsole customize context menu


I'm pretty sure this can be done, but not from the surface. Konsole UI
didn't give me any clues. Currently I have this in my menu.

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Not too much actions I would say. It would be good to treat selection as
file and run kate, less, etc. Not mentioning open just selection in kate.

I found this tutorial, but actually not sure if it applies to konsole too:

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kdesyscoca during DNF dumps all over konsole window

[kf5 5.54, plasma-workspace 5.13, Fedora 28]

Whenever I run Fedora's DNF package manager, often kdesycoca is triggered, and
it dumps stdout/stderr over whatever tab is displayed on the last-opened
Konsole window. The dump is dark-grey on light-grey and is overlaid like a
'wall' message - it can't be copied, and doesn't always clear with a page-up/
down in vim, which is usually what it dumps on.

Anyone ever seen this?

KDE Applications on Wikidata


I have created a dedicated page on Wikidata for KDE Applications: focusing
on six aspects: Category, Logo, Website, Source code repository, Image and

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This page is auto-generated. I have completed the website column of KDE

Here are some of my observations:
1. Source code repository for KDE applications are not uniform.
2. Logos and Image (or screenshots) of some applications are missing.
3. License

If you have time, please take a look.

how set week start day or First day of the week ?


How I change "First day of the week" for sun in Regional settings PT ?

If I change to Regional settings US the "First day of the week" is
Sunday when set pt_PT the "First day of the week" is Monday , I'd like
see my calendar beginning on Sunday , without break all regional
settings , How I do that in KDE plasma 5 Fedora 28 ?

in an old thread [1] or in kde 4 looks like this [2]



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KDE for Windows


Is there a chance that KDE for Windows can be revived? There are great
applications in there that many Windows users will benefit from.


When there will full-color systray icons?

I guess following trends and doing like others do without own consent is
easy thing. But when there will be an option to return back full-color
systray icons (without time-consuming surfing to find more or less decent
icon scheme)?

What happened to KDM?

I can't see KDM in Debian or Ubuntu distros anymore. That's really weird
and sad, because other "standard" dm-s are incorrect in complex environment.

lost 900 Mb of mail with akonadi / postgresql

Without warning, just changing the folders were the accounts pointed. I am now
recovering from the (fortunately available archive. The archive function seems
to be broken because:
when you choose to archive all mail and the folder to archive as local mail
(the root folder) everything is archived but when restoring it is archived in
/local mail/local mail. Thus you cannot use the "avoid duplicates" function.
And at the end you have the stupid work to copy all back from the restored
local mail/local mail to the local mail folder.

Bouncing Kate

Hello list,

Just recently I've had Kate appending itself to my K-menu favourites list. I
don't remember having ever used it, but still it insists.

Is there something I can poke to get rid of this? The way programs are
packaged in Gentoo makes it awkward, though not impossible, to uninstall just
Kate; it's included in a meta-package with a lot of others.

Restart KDE for Windows

Hello everyone,

I really hope that you restart the KDE for Widows project. Even if it is
based on KDE 4, there are lots of useful applications in there. I
particularly like Kstars. Please consider.

Thank you,


After update (Debian 8 => Debian 9) KDE messes up all desktop icons

Hi list!

I use KDE since years and had almost no problem. Until now... :(

A couple of weeks ago I updates my PC from Debian 8 to Debian 9.
Now I have KDE 5.28.0-1 from Debian repositories.

I works relative OK, but every couple of day, when I start my PC and log
in, all desktop icons are messed up on both monitors and I have to
reorder them or copy the file
.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc from a backup and login

I set up KDE NOT to sort icons.

Have someone an idea what can I do to solve the problem?

Thanks a lot
Luca Bertoncello
(<a href="mailto: ... at lucabert dot de"> ... at lucabert dot de</a>)

Cleaning up config files

I have been maintaining my KDE configuration across several Fedora releases,
since Fedora 18.

Cmake error while building lxmlGUI

While I was tring to build the kxmlgui package from the source code.
I recieved the following error.

I am new to cmake

Installing indic (Hindi, Punjabi) etc keyboard layouts

Ever since I upgraded from KDE4 to Plasma, the keyboard layouts for indian
languages have been missing when I try to add them. I know this was an
issue before with KDE4, and I had to update my xkb installation - some
versions had these language keyboards removed from xkb. I still have an xkb
version installed that includes these languages, but they are missing from
Plasma's list of keyboard layouts.

I have no idea what needs to be changed, or added, to restore these
layouts. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to how to get them back?

About kde sessions

Hi all,

i am playing around with kde sessions,
Usually automatically 'save session when logging out' is set.
Here my questions:
- How to save a session explicitly, entering name and path to store the
session file? How to re-load such session?
- I noticed that restoring session is far from perfection:
- often more than one instance of the same lyx app or dolphin app are
genered. How to avoid such replications?
- Placement at the original activity is not preserved. Can one confirm that

thank you
paolo m.

More users in one session

Hi all,

I would like to manage different work areas through differest 'service'
users, running applications (mainly dolphin, lyx, okular, falkon) in one
kde session.
To that aim, it would be very convenient to tell users by adding proper names
or pictures to the title bar of applications.

How would that be possible?
thank you
paolo m.

Is it possible to set up a script in order to minimize to tray an app in Plasma 5?

I am using the nitrokey app. This is an app running in the tray and handling a
cryptografic token. Unfortunately it opens full screen every time when I log
in, and I would like it to start up at every session but to minimize to tray.
In KDE4 there was an application specific setting but I think in Plasma5 this
is not the case anymore. Therefore I thought about a script...but I do not
know if it is possible, were the script has to be place, if I can (given
correct permissions) make it automatic for every user I wish and how to do

Widget Removed is stuck

First, it created panel on wrong screen: when I right clicked on
Screen 0 and did "Add default panel" it created panel on Screen 1.

Then I tried to move panel to Screen 0. It's counter-intuitive in KDE,
so I always have trouble with this. It somehow removed panel, but left
widget "Task manager" alive.

Then I tried to remove that widget. It's also not easy to find out, so
after some manipulations I finally did it. Then is message is stuck.

Please fix this bug.

Klipper help sought: fully automatic action to replace a clipboard entry

I didn't notice a more appropriate mailing list to ask about this. If there
is one, please point me to that mailing list.

I'd like to fully automatically modify a textual clipboard item using
Klipper and put the modified item back on the clipboard in its modified
state so I can paste that item where needed.

I'd like to do all of this without answering any prompt from Klipper.

GUI scaling


in KDE you can scale the whole display. (use systemsettings / Display
and Monitor / Display / Display scaling)

I try this and set scaling to 1.2. I reboot and found that this not
usable for me. I set this value back to 1.0, reboot, but the scaling is
not reverted :-\ (Now may monitor is to small ;-)

How is the way to get the scaling back to normal? Is there a way without
the use of the systemsettings menu?


BTW: the menu names are translated from german to english. So maybe they
are not accurate.

How to Change Color of Plasma Panel and other Widgets

Hi all,

I have been working on re theming Plasma for myself, and hopefully
eventually for others and have successfully gotten a coherent color scheme
working with the exception of Plasma's Panel/Taskbar and associated widgets.

While the highlight colors seem to be affected by my desktop theme colors,
the background of the panel and associated widgets remains the same and I
can't seem to find a way to change it.

Is there some specific configuration file somewhere which deals with the
background color of the panel that is separate from the KDE Application
color scheme (modified in the KDE pla

systemsettings5/Regional Settings - strange choices


systemsettings5/Regional Setting/Languages
I checked this setting and it was blank so i added Brit English. I'm not sure when this changed to blank as i always change everything regional related when the user is created or soon after if any regional issues occur.

systemsettings5/Regional Setting/Formats
I set "Region" to UK British English (en_gb). The "Detailed Settings" was disabled. I wanted to change the "measurement units" to metric so I enabled the "Detailed Settings".
The "Measurement Units" changed from Imperial to Metric even though the entry said "no change".

kate and yaml


I have a problem using my favorite editor when editing ansible Yaml
files. When I hit Indent or shift indent it breaks the indentation
structure in the file.

Is it possible to add Ansible compatible indentation to kate? Or just
disable the "smart" part, so when I hit tab it does not try to be clever
and just adds 2 spaces and removes 2 for shift-tab

Plasma not starting after new build

<html><head></head><body><div style="font-family: Verdana;font-size: 12.0px;"><div>Hi there,</div>


<div>after successfully building and installing a new system with Qt 5.11.1, KF 5.49.0 and Plasma 5.13.0 I wanted to start plasma via startkde but I had no success at all. After trying over and over to reinstall ...

plasma search in application launcher?


using recent KDE neon (18.04), I see two different "search" approaches
on the desktop:

There's the "plasma search" (triggered by alt+tab on my device) that
searches across a wide range of sources, including packages and running

And there's the "search" in the stock "application launcher" (start
symbol in the task bar) which apparently just searches applications

Is there any way to make the "search" in the "application launcher"
behave like the "plasma search"?

Thanks in advance,

Start menu and "running" application instances?


coming from GNOME and playing with KDE neon, I feel mostly home here
right now except for one thing I didn't manage to set up myself: Is
there a way to, in the applications start menu when searching for
Firefox or Konsole, not start a new instance / window of the application
but rather bring a running instance (if there is one) to front?

Thanks in advance and all the best,

disable akonadi


my favoured GUI is KDE. But since KMail et. al. is such a PITA I don't
use applikation which needs akonadi anymore.

How can I disable akonadi so that there is no restart at each new login?


akonadi / kmail / gmail

Recent versions of kmail / akonadi plays so badly with gmail that it is
extremely irritating and the practical solution for me is restarting akonadi
many times a day using akonadictl restart

This is really annoying not least because spams my desktop three times with
the following unwelcome message,

"We're sorry, No such method 'agentName' in Interface
'org.freeedesktop.Akonadi.AgentManager' at objewct path..."

and only after this message is dismissed three times I get any progress.

Unless someone knows a magic cure for this problem, and it has been
extensively reported in the akonadi

Search window location in new Konsole


since recently, konsole has moved the window to input search patterns from a bar at the bottom to a small window at the upper right. I find this very unpleasant from a usability point of view. Usually you are focused on the very bottom left of the terminal window, where the cursor is. Now, if you use the search, you have to shift your focus all the way up and right to the search bar.

Is there a way to move the search window somewhere else or retain the old behavior?


input devices mouse setting no longer being used.

I have plasma 5.13.2 on Fedora 28.

One of the recent updates broke honoring the mouse settings.
I use left-handed and reversed scroll settings.

Now when I log in I get right-handed and non-reversed scrolling.

If I use the control panel to

1. change from left to right
2. apply
3. change from right to left

Then I have left-handed and the reversed scrolling.

Is this a known problem?

Which display manager do you use?

Good afternoon from Singapore,

Which display manager do you use?


Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming's Academic Qualifications as at 30 Oct 2017

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black screen and cursor, and nothing more


i'm making an attempt to switch from trinity desktop environment to
whatever version of plasma is installed when one installs kubuntu-desktop
in ubuntu 16.04. window manager is kwin.

when i select plasma at the login screen, all seems to go well but for the
appearance not of plasma but of a black screen with a mouse cursor. no
clicking of either button produces anything, and the only escape is
ant-f1, login, and rebooting from there.

i'd guess it's a tiny configuration issue, but i have no idea what it is.

Global menu in GTK applications does not work

Hi guys. I'm having a rather curious problem with KDE Neon that does not
happen to me in ArchLinux, for example. Applications like Firefox,
Thunderbird or LibreOffice show me the global menu, however, others like
GIMP or Inkscape do not. But, if I run GIMP or Inkscape in the terminal,
if they show the global menu ..

If I put the file .profile, .bash or .zshrc the command: export
GTK_MODULES = "appmenu-gtk-module" the variable is exported without
problems, but for more than restart, the same thing keeps happening to me.

Any idea what is happening?



Waste of screen space

Hello list,

Since the most recent upgrade of kde-frameworks on this Gentoo box, I get
huge icons in the Details lists of Dolphin and Konqueror-as-file-manager.
Example attached.

Is there any way to restore the icons to single-line height?

KDE 5 Plasma

Hello All,

I am unable to access https websites with KDE 5 Plasma. I know it's a
KDE issue because konqueror/firefox won't let me access these websites
as well. Is this a bug?


Trouble with Desktop-Icons


I have peeving trouble with my Desktop-Icons. Every now and then the order after a login
is lost and the Icons are unsortet on the Desktop.

I use openSUSE Leap 42.3 Plasma and the Oxygen Theme. This is not acceptable
and scares every new user who uses KDE on Linux.

To reconstruct the icons I copy a saved version from .config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
and login again. But this does not fix the problem until the next login.

What can be done to fix this and whar other files are involved to store the order of this icons?

This is all very annyoing!

Kind regards


how to debug kscreen?

When filing bugs related to kscreen, we are told to add information
according to this guide:
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It starts with this instruction:

Create a script with the following content:

export QT_MESSAGE_PATTERN="[%{time hh::mm:s.zzz}] %{function}: %{message}"

It also includes editing ~/.config/QtProject/qtlogging.ini

So far, those steps are clear to me.

Re: Color configuration issue on Plasma

On 2018-07-05 13:29:54 René J.V. Bertin wrote:
Or install Trinity Desktop and have much better control.
<a href="" title=""></a> (oops; never mind; preaching to the choir, it
seems. :-D )

quotation character in kmail

after consulting the kmail in my desktop machine i found where the quote character can be set, on the composing > templates page in the extrme southeastern corner. didn't see it at first because the scrollbars are not easy to discern at a glance. wish there were an easy way to make the slider a contrasting color from the scrollbar itself. but, anyway, it's solved.


Sent with [ProtonMail](<a href="" title=""></a>) Secure Email. Because privacy matters.

another small configuration question

i like to use the pipe character, |, instead of the (to me unattractive) > when quoting messages. it at least used to be configurable in kmail, but i can't find it in tbe current version. could someone tell me where it can be configured?



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Color configuration issue on Plasma

Greetings . . .

I've installed and configured Ubuntu-18.04 with the Plasma desktop on a GPD Pocket computer, and the combination is remarkably nice and very useful.

In the course of configuring it I've been able to set colors, typefaces and font sizes, and so on almost entirely to my liking. The "almost" is because no matter what I do, I can't change the color of the windows' titlebar. I've told it to be white text on a black background (System Settings > Colors > Breeze High Contrast > Edit Scheme > Active Titlebar, then saved under a new name and chosen as the scheme to use).

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