- 1 KDE configuration 20200409
- 2 KDE configuration (old, migrateafter)
- 3 Related internal links
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KDE configuration 20200409
K Menu -> search for "task" and select "Task Switcher"
-> Check "Show selected window" -> select Compact style from the dropdown menu.
The Compact style is not available in the default installation. Install kwin-addons package to get it.
tags | show all open windows during alt tab switching
K Menu -> Search for "Virtual Desktops" -> Desktops ->
Numer of desktops = 4
Numer of rows = 2
hide windows from other virtual desktops
Right click on the panel -> Configure Task Manager -> General -> Scroll down to the 'Filters' section -> Show only tasks from the current desktop -> Apply -> OK
Ref:- http://takingnothingforgranted.com/introduction-kde-virtual-desktops-activities/ - a bit wordy; discusses a lot of concepts.
Display the date in YYYY-MM-DD format in the panel's clock application
Panel -> Right click on the digital clock -> Configure Digital Clock -> Appearance -> Show date -> check -> Date format -> choose 'ISO Date' from the drop down -> Apply -> ok
disable window maximization
- Do not maximize windows when they touch monitor top while dragging
K Menu -> Applications -> Settings -> System Settings -> Workspace -> Desktop Behavior -> Screen Edges -> Maximize windows by dragging them to the top of the screen -> uncheck -> Apply
tags | snap
lock screen timings
K Menu -> Applications -> Settings -> System Settings -> Workspace -> Desktop Behavior -> Screen Locking
-> Lock screen automatically after = 30 mins
-> Require password after locking = 99 secs -> Apply
Disable the alt+click mapping
K Menu -> System Settings -> Window Management -> Window Behavior -> Window Actions -> Inner Window, Titlebar & Frame -> set Alt + Left button to Nothing -> Apply
The problem is that alt+click is used to move a window in KDE (Alt+<Left mouse button> and drag mouse) and to enable/disable breakpoints in Pycharm. So, when I used remmina to remote into a machine and ran pycharm, I was not able to enable/disable the break points as alt+click is captured by KDE.
% dpkg -l remmina ii remmina 1.3.3+dfsg-2 amd64 GTK+ Remote Desktop Client
tags | Do not grab Alt+click
disable kde wallet popups when running google-chrome
$ sudo apt-get install kwalletmanager
K Menu -> System Settings -> Personalization -> Account Details -> Wallet Preferences -> Enable the KDE wallet subsystem -> uncheck -> Apply
K Menu -> Applications -> System -> Info Center -> Information About This System -> Copy to Clipboard
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.5 Qt Version: 5.11.3 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.54.0 Kernel Version: 4.19.0-8-amd64 OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 2 × Intel® Xeon® CPU W3503 @ 2.40GHz Memory: 3.8 GiB of RAM
KDE configuration (old, migrateafter)
- K Menu -> System Settings -> Workspace Appearance and Behavior -> Window Behavior -> Window Behavior -> Titlebar Actions -> Titlebar -> Double-click -> choose Maximize (vertical only)
- K Menu -> Computer -> System Settings -> Common Appearance and Behavior -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Global Keyboard Shortcuts -> KDE component = kwin -> Search = quick
- Win+Left for "Quick Tile Window to the Left" Action.
- Win+Right for "Quick Tile Window to the Right" Action.
The idea here is to make iceweasel (a GTK+ application) have the same look and feel of other KDE applications.
sudo apt-get install kde-config-gtk-style qtcurve lxappearance
K Menu -> System Settings -> Application Appearance -> GTK -> Select a GTK2 Theme: -> QtCurve -> Apply
Further Reading:- https://scottlinux.com/2013/07/23/enable-kde-style-for-iceweasel-and-other-gtk-apps-in-debian/
The default browser in KDE is Konqueror. Change it to iceweasel as follows.
K Menu -> System Settings -> File Associations -> Search for html in the Configure file associations panel -> text -> html -> Application Preference Order -> Move Iceweasel all the way to the top -> Apply
Get rid of debug output
konsole -> kdebugdialog -> Click the "Deselect All" button -> Select Disable all debug output -> click OK
Add frequently used apps to panel
- K menu -> search for konsole -> right click on the konsole icon -> add to panel
repeat the same excercise for iceweasel.
All the scripts in ~/.kde/Autostart will be executed whenever a user logs into a new KDE session.
Here is a sample script:
% cat reading.zsh #! /usr/bin/env zsh acroread /a page=40 "/home/rajulocal/books/currently_reading/file1.pdf" & sleep 2 acroread /a page=1 "/home/rajulocal/books/currently_reading/file2.pdf" & iceweasel &
Make it executable
% chmod +x reading.sh
copy paste from vim in konsole
select with mouse -> middle click.
% konsole --version konsole 18.04.0
Take a screenshot - ksnapshot