Troubles connecting BT Headset in KdeNeon


I have some kind of trouble configuring my bt headset. At first, BT recognized
it and "see" the headset, but when I'm try to configure it in system
preferencies It became impossible.
Searching the web I found the following workaround:

Bug and possible solution: actually I found a bug in that make the headset
unusable, it seems that the pulse audio module: module-bluetooth-discover
works only if started after the X11 session is up.

Plasma 5: screen locker font color

I am on Plasma 5, and I've been using the pre-installed Breeze Dark theme for
some time, but now I've just installed the Naked desktop theme [1], through
the Get new Theme functionality in System Settings.

I like it, but there is one thing that annoys me. The font color in the screen
locker used to be white in Breeze Dark, as well as any other standard theme,
but in Naked it is black. Since I use a pretty dark background image in the
screen locker, readability is low.

Screen power saves and goes off and desktop is lost on power up


I've got a situation where if i leave my computer long enough, with myself
logged in, that the built power save on the screen turns the screen off, the
desktop is lost (its a clack screen) when the screen comes on again, my only
solution is to ctrl-alt-backspace.
Anyone else with this issue?



Question about Multitasking on Plasma


I've found that if i context switch from Ctrl-Alt-F7 to Ctrl-Alt-F1 (e.g. Just
immediately after entering the password and pressing <cr>), processing seems
to stop on the graphical login. Is this normal?





Should the "About System" page be updated to include the release number for
KDE Applications?


what component does the screenlocking?


Sorry for cross-posting, I'm hoping it'll increase my chances of reaching someone who has an answer to the following.

After upgrading my hardware to an N3150-based notebook, my KUbuntu 14.04 install has developed an annoying quirk. From time to time, the screensaver fails to start (= I get the default bluish background image, nothing more).

Move window to this or all desktop

Hi - I need a little help with this:

I use 4 virtual desktops and often pulls a windows from another desktop
to the currently active one. But lately - it took a while before I
realized that I did not just hit the wrong menu item - when I right
click on the program in the taskbar and select "Move to desktop" it
makes no difference if I select "Move to this" or "Move to all" (reverse
translated from Danish).

Keyboard not working in KDM

Hi list!

I'm installing my new PC, using Debian 8 and KDE.

Well, the basic are installed and it works, but I have a strange problem...
If I want to log in, I don't have any problem, but if I want to shutdown the
PC, I can't type the admin-password (so I configured KDM).
I use KDE 4.11.13 from Debian repositories and I can send the configuration
files you need.

Can someone help me solving this problem?

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

KDE configuration outside of the GUI


RedHat 6 desktops:

I have googled as extensively as I can, and I haven’t seem an answer
to my query. I would like to configure krfb on a number of systems
and this will be recurring a lot. To be able to scale, I am looking
on a way to set up VNC, without always going through the GUI,
essentially, something like this document below, but CLI centric

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

Would appreciate any pointer at the moment


KDE version 1.x

I don't know how much interest there will be.

But for those who are interested in being able to see and use a piece of
history, some of you may know that one of the KDE developers had done a
bunch of work on KDE version 1 to be able to run it on a modern Linux
system. There really aren't any instructions on getting it compiled and up
and running however, and it's not entirely straightforward.

I wanted to see if anyone was interested in binaries so they can try it out
for themselves without having to compile it. I've made a tarball with
working 32-bit binaries including necessary libraries.

favorites not dragable in Kmail

Dear all,

I use Kmail 5.3 that ships with maui 2.1 (see attached screenshot). In Kmail I
cannot manually sort / drag the favorite folders.

I have set the option to manually drag the favorites as can be seen in the

Is this a known bug?

Thank you very much for a short hint!

Kind regards,

I. Thomas

FTP with SSL/TLS in Dolphin

Hi, is there a reason why FTP with SSL/TSL (ftps://) has not been implemented
in Dolphin?

There are some wishlist bug reports about, like the following from from 2003:
<a href="" title=""></a>

There was a kio-ftps, but it didn't work very well. Furthermore, it hasn't
been ported to Plasma / KF 5.

I wonder whether this protocol is somehow discouraged, or it's just a missing

App-capturing plasmoid

Eons ago, there was a dockapp for WindowMaker that could capture an X11
application and contain its window within the dockapp tile.

The equivalent for KDE Plasma would be a plasmoid which would wrap an

Is there such a thing? It'd be insanely useful; I'd love to be able to capture
a Chrome window as a widget on the desktop, for example; I'd be able to stick
my ticket tracker view in a widget, open a ticket in a new tab, drag that tab
out into a separate window. I could also embed virt-manager.

Automating actions on network conditions

I have a VPN (defined in NetworkManager) I use to access my work-related
resources. I would like to set up a trigger to launch a handful of tasks when
that VPN comes up. Nothing particularly fancy, just my ticketing and system
monitoring dashboards.

Is there already an intrinsic mechanism within KDE that I can use to trigger
actions on network status changes?

plasma data engine / property loop


trying to fix the systemload applet (and new to QML), how can one solve the problem:
- a data engine delivers the number of CPU cores
- depending on this number, I need to separately "connect" to additional sources in this data engine

This creates a property loop.
dataSources array depends on cores, but cores is set from dataSources

E.g. (pseudo code)

property int cores: 0
dataSources: sources()

function sources() { ... create array depending on property "cores", like "cpu/cpu<core index>/nice" ... }

onNewData: { cores = data.value }

Klipper - snippets

I have a feature request for Klipper: snippets! I can't even begin to say
how convenient having sticky entries that I can click on and then paste
wherever I need it. If you need an example of how these work, look either
at the Snippets plugin for glipper or the Snippet menu in ClipMenu (Mac).

Writing a search helper

If I wanted to write a search helper so that desktop search could search, say
a Bugzilla or Mantis bug database, where would I find the documentation for the
relevant component to tie into?

plasma5 download progress notification


just upgraded to openSuse Leap 42.2 which comes with plasma5.

Now I often get a notification popup (like the one attached) when I e.g. click on some
Hyperlink and konqueror should open a web page.

Anybody knows how to get rid of this ?

I found that I can disable ALL "file transfers and other jobs", however a file transfer notification
is useful and I want to keep this, but it's annoying to get a popup when a webserver just takes
a few more seconds to respond.
It also seems the "Connection Preferences" settings are ignored, where I already have set
server response to 600 seconds.

Black screen after KDE 5 logo (with log)

I compiled and installed KDE 5 (Frameworks 5.28.0 and Plasma
5.8.4) from scratch succesfuly, but after the SDDM login, there's only
a black screen with a cursor.

If I start xterm from the console, it appears. What's
interesting is that I can start fine KDE 4 from the SDDM (only KDE 5
shows this problem, so my conclusion is that the X and graphics setup
are fine).

Kwin 5.8.4 fails with "file not recognized" (plugins/platforms/wayland/ /usr/local/lib)

I'm compiling Kwin 5.8.4 and I get this error:

[ 88%] Linking CXX shared module
cd /home/fraga/git/kde5/kwin/b/plugins/platforms/wayland && /usr/local/bin/cmake -E cmake_link_script CMakeFiles/KWinWaylandWaylandBackend.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/usr/local/bin/c++ -fPIC -march=native -O3 -pipe -I/usr/xorg/include -I/usr/xorg/include -std=c++0x -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wextra -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wformat-security -Wno-long-long -Wpointer-arith -Wundef -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Woverloaded-virtual -Werror=return-type -O3 -DNDEBUG -Wl,--no-undefined -Wl,--fatal-war



mit freundlichen Grüßen
Jürgen Sauer



for some time now I've been using a KDE session running i3wm as windowmanager
in the background (basically identical to this configuration [0]): I set up i3
to be used as the sessions windowmanager and place some file in the autostart
directory, in order to make krunner and the plasmashell to start with the
'Hidden=true' option.

Now with Plasma 5.75 the graphical configuration option in the systemsettings
is gone. The '--windowmanager' option of the ksmserver is still there, so I
can still make my usual setup work.



for some time now I've been using a KDE session running i3wm as windowmanager
in the background (basically identical to this configuration [0]): I set up i3
to be used as the sessions windowmanager and place some file in the autostart
directory, in order to make krunner and the plasmashell to start with the
'Hidden=true' option.

Now with Plasma 5.75 the graphical configuration option in the systemsettings
is gone. The '--windowmanager' option of the ksmserver is still there, so I
can still make my usual setup work.


What's happening with
It is forwarding me to which currently only serves invalid request replies.


Willing to pay for kmail help

I run a small business and use kmail Today it just quit, saying that akonadi won't start. I can't start it and thus can't get to my email (<a href="mailto: ... at lawquest dot com"> ... at lawquest dot com</a>).

If anyone is kind enough to help, I will pay at least $100 to get it going and more if need be.

Since kmail is down, I am having to use my old aol email (<a href="mailto: ... at aol dot com"> ... at aol dot com</a>).


John White
White Law Chartered
335 W 1st St.
Reno, NV 89503 USA

775-322-8000 work
775-313-9104 (sip phone)
775-322-1228 (fax)

Kmail 5.1.3 spell checking cannot be switched off - freezes Plasma!

Dear all!
I have the problem that spell checking cannot be switched off. I know the
switches for this, but still when I want to send the email the spell checking
starts and - much worse - after going through it right in the moment when I
want to send the email all buttons are blocked, I can see that CPU activity
rises to about 90% and then Plasma is frozen.

In one account I had German dictionary for regular spell check but English
dictionary for auto correction. I set this both to German, but I suspect there
might be a conflict still "under the hood".

baloo hardly finds anything

Dear all!

While I see impressive Plasma videos with lighting fast search I have to say
that in my case baloo hardly finds anything. I have also installed Recoll and
it finds "everything" in amazing speed, but it is not nicely integrated with

So I would like to get baloo going right and I believe with Mint 18 KDE this
should be possible.

I have all important documents on a separate partition that I have mounted
to my "Dokumente" folder via fstab.

bug? : Kmail message preview pane layout

Dear all!

This is my first email to the KDE mailing list. I hope to contribute fruitfully
to the development of KDE Plasma and KDE apps through sending reasonable

I am not sure, if this way is the best way for my intention, but please
instruct me otherwise, if this email does not fit the purpose of this email
list. And all of you who do contribute to KDE : keep up the GOOD work :-)

I cannot enable the mail message preview pane RIGHT besides the list of
messages. When I switch layout to "below" it works fine. I use Mint 18 KDE as

So what's happening to khotkeys in plasma 5.9?

Running gentoo/kde's live-git kde packages and updating today, I see
commits to gentoo's packages with the comment that khotkeys is going away
in 5.9, but no pointers to upstream discussion as to why or where the
functionality is going, etc.

What's happening to it and why? Where is the functionality moving?

(A pointer to the relevant kde mailing list discussion would probably

pass lid close event from guest to host


I have a question which I believe is KDE-related, though there is a
chance I'm wrong. Perhaps somebody will know more about this.

I'm using VirtualBox 5.1 (latest) with a Linux host & guest, both
Kubuntu 16.04.1, both updated to Plasma 5.6 through backports. I've set
up the host to lock the screen on lid close through the usual GUI
(System Settings / Power Management / ...). This works, except for
when the guest is running in full screen. Then, if I close the lid, the
host doesn't lock.

Making the system dbus aware of a "parallel KF5 prefix"


I've been building and installing Qt5 and select KF5 applications to /opt/local for use "under" my trusty (sic) old KDE4 desktop. I build with full rpaths so I don't have to fool around with LD_LIBRARY_PATH or ldconfig.

Help required to get started.

Hi...I am new to open source and would like to contribute to kde.

I have basic work experience of working in Qt Creator with C++. Though I
don't know much but would like to learn. I also have plans to work for
projects in Season of KDE and Google summer of code.

Any help to get me started would be appreciated.


Qt 5.6LTS vs 5.7+


A bit of a generic development question, I hope this is at least as appropriate a place to ask as the frameworks-devel ML:

Are there any plans or guidelines for requiring features from Qt 5.7 or later before the 5.6LTS EOL? In other words, does the fact that Qt 5.6 is supposed to be a LTS release change anything and, by extension, should distributions and distribution systems provide 5.6 and 5.7+ alongside (as drop-in alternatives or otherwise)?


partly missing rpath information when building digikam5 for a parallel prefix


I've been building Qt5 and KF5 for installation into a parallel prefix (/opt/local) that's not declared to ldconfig. I've had to figure out how to build Qt and configure KF5 applications such that full rpath information is stored, but that was neither very difficult nor did it require any patches.
I'm slowly expanding the number of KF5 apps I have installed this way, including pretty complex ones like KDevelop.

KDE Source Code

I am not sure that I have this in the correct mailing list. But I thought I
would start here.

I'm trying to get my hands on the source code tarballs for KDE 1.1.x. I've
found as old as 2.2.2 on the KDE servers but haven't found anything older
than that.

Does someone somewhere happen to have this source code? I've searched and
searched and can't seem to find it.

Thanks in advance!

Re: [kde] taskbar "tooltips"

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 1:05 AM, Felix Miata < ... at earthlink dot net> wrote:

taskbar "tooltips"

I suppose that's what they're called. Hovering over the toolbar where an open
app is represented, a popup occurs with the app name, and a miniaturization
of the window itself. Is this configurable to get rid of the miniaturization
and only show text? I looked through settings and Googled and found nothing
helpful. The large size caused by the window's image is a seriously annoying
window blocker when the mouse is left where a click occurred to focus that
app's window.

unexpected "show desktop" shortcut (KDE4)


I hit an accidental and as yet unidentified shortcut and am now seeing a "Show Desktop" entry in the task switcher. I'm 95% sure I deactivated the "Show Desktop Icon" option in the task switcher settings. Is there a shortcut to activate this option?

To give an idea what keys I may have hit: I triggered this by a borked attempt to use the hardware shortcut Fn-F2 (turns off backlighting); the Fn key sits between the Ctrl and "Windows" keys.


Re: [kde] Change background


I now found the configuration files in the user's home directory:

1. The desktop wallpaper is saved in


Appearance of the control bar


in KDE 5, is it possible to change the appearance of the control bar? Its
default font size is much too small, I cannot read any of the window
titles before I move the mouse pointer over the respective icon in the bar


Plasma 5: Akonadi and slow start

Hello. For a long time (Plasma 5, Fedora and ArchLinux) I have noticed that if
use akonadi, the startup time is markedly increased (black screen 1-1.5 minute
after login). I read a lot about this problem, but working solution I haven't
found. Is there a way to use akonadi without effect a slow start?

Re: [kde] Build kdm in KDE 5 environment


I think I have found the lines in cmake output which that describe the

CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/KDE4Macros.cmake:944
add_test given test NAME "ksysguard-signalplottertest" which already exists
in this directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
libs/ksysguard/tests/CMakeLists.txt:21 (kde4_add_unit_test)

CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/KDE4Macros.cmake:944
add_test given test NAME "ksysguard-signalplottertest" which already exists
in this directory.
Call Stack (most recent call first):

does a gtk kcmshell5 module exist?

If not, why not? I don't see one in kcmshell5 --list output. :-(

Screen flicker with multiple screen set-up

I've been experiencing a screen flicker on one of my monitors when running
a setup of three external monitors after exiting the "Screen Energy Saving"
mode from no activity.

The following is what I am running:

- Kubuntu 16.04
- KDE Plasma 5.6.5
- KDE Frameworks 5.23.0
- Qt Version 5.5.1
- Kernel: 4.4.0-31
- Dell Latitude E7450
- Intel HD 4000 Integrated graphics chipset
- Three external monitors:
- 2 x DVI
- 1 x VGA

I've tried:

- Switching amongst all three compositors (OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL 2.0,
- Upgraded kernel to 4.6.x
- export KWIN

Build kdm in KDE 5 environment


as none of the current display managers offers all features I'd like to
have (but kdm does), I tried to build kde-workspace 4.11.14 in Ubuntu
16.04 . But though kdm 4.11.11 package from Ubuntu 14.04 can be installed
in 16.04, I got build errors. Then, I just took the kde-workpsace 4.11.11
package sources from Ubuntu 14.04 and did two small changes: Removed
nepomuk-core (not available in Ubuntu 16.04) dependency in debian/control
and CMakeLists.txt, and changed libboost-version to 1.58 in

KDE4 KOrganizer critically buggy/horrible/unusable

I use the latest KDE4 for my distribution (KDE4.14.21; ) there's a
‘testing’ KDE5 version, but its programs (especially KATE) are
insufficient compared to KDE4, so I switched back to KDE4 for now.
KOrganizer is critically buggy/horrible/unusable, as many past versions
were, though at one time I was using it successfully. It normally
erases my event time and sets it to midnight.

Status of IM applications in KDE


In June I read this message [1] and a statement about the status of KDE
Telepathy got my attention:

Mounting storage media via plasma applet: no permission

Hello fellows,

a week or so ago I did the upgrade from 4.14 to 5.7.0. Once I got around all
package-manager-related complications, the system is stable and works as
expected for the most parts. I've not had a single crash yet.

screen energy saving stopped

[KDE 4.14.7 on Fedora 20]

On my desktop machine I have "Screen Energy Saving" set to turn my monitor off after 90 minutes of inactivity.

It stopped working the other day and now the monitor doesn't turn off.

What can I do to re-enable it?

Plasma session freezes when using two sessions on different ttys


On Plasma 5.6/5.7 – 5.7 currently partially uploaded – (before pure 5.6), KF
5.23, and Qt 5.6.1 on Debian Sid on ThinkPad T520 with Sandybridge graphics
and xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20160706-1, mesa 11.2.1 on libdrm
2.4.68 when using two sessions after switching from one session to another
sometimes the session I switched to is stuck.

Stuck means: No reaction whatsoever to mouse clicks or keyboard inputs. All
windows are still shown just fine and there is no process at 100% cpu.

Re: [kde] Reloading previous session type of a user in KDE 5


Yeah, what an "advance" in software.

I need a display manager that saves the last session type of every user in
the user's home directory and has options to configure the requirement of
root authentication for reboot or shutdown from the greeter. kdm had both
of these features, sddm has none. Additionally, after setting appropriate
policykit rules, when an X session was ended with "Shutdown" or "Reboot",
a small window for root authentication appeared.

"autistic" Konsole


Not to hurt anyone's feelings, but I'm running into cases where Konsole behaves in a way where I can only communicate with it in indirect way.
In fact, it's as if keyboard input is ignored, but output from running processes still comes through. The menus work, and I can use the paste command to enter commands (e.g. "exit\n").

This happens with both Konsole4 and Konsole5 so I'm wondering if there isn't a magic key combination that deactivates the keyboard.

Need help

I'm new to KDE and Qt. I'm also comfortable with C++. What should I learn
in Qt framework first to get started with KDE contribution? How can a
beginner like me contribute to KDE?

P.S. I know this question requires a subjective answer but I really don't
know how to start. I just installed Kubuntu plasma desktop.

KRunner shows no options Thunderbird

Hi guys. I'm using antergos and I am using Plasma 5.7. One of the
innovations that were announced with version 5.7 was the ability to use
KRunner to launch certain actions in applications. In the case of
Thunderbird, if I write in KRunner: compose, show me other things but
not the option to compose a new email using Thunderbird. The funny thing
is I tried KDE Neon and if it works.

Reloading previous session type of a user in KDE 5


with kdm, when a user logged in after choosing a session type, the
selected type was saved in ${HOME}/.dmrc. At the next login, the saved
type was loaded from ${HOME}/.dmrc, so that a user always had the same
session type, as long as he did not select something else.

That does not work with sddm.

Re: [kde] Change location of user cache in KDE 5


Oops. Yes, it does, Surprised, because I read here
<a href="" title=""></a> that KDEVARTMP does not change
the location of the kdecache directory anymore.

Disable the option to create a new session


in KDE 5, after the screensaver was started, an option to start a new
session is shown. Is it possible to disable the possibility to start a new
session, maybe also to not show the option?


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