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KDE Optimization Tips
« on: 11. May 2016, 02:16:29 »
I really like KDE (Plasma 5) and i think i have finally found the desktop environment that i was looking for. Because KDE is a bit heavy on resources can you guys share your KDE optimization tips in this topic?

1-Safe to remove applications
2-Safe to disable background services
3-Application alternatives (you use x instead of y)
4-Some general settings
5-Some secret settings :D

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Re: KDE Optimization Tips
« Reply #1 on: 11. May 2016, 02:31:36 »
I really like KDE (Plasma 5) and i think i have finally found the desktop environment that i was looking for. Because KDE is a bit heavy on resources can you guys share your KDE optimization tips in this topic?

1-Safe to remove applications
2-Safe to disable background services
3-Application alternatives (you use x instead of y)
4-Some general settings
5-Some secret settings :D

Thanks!
KDE is awesome. I can recommend removing anything "kdepim" if you have no need. That will include akonadi, kmail, mariadb, etc. as they are large users of resources. Of course if you have need of them, do not remove. ;)  Also I disable file search in "System Settings" > "Search" > "File Search".....as before, if you have no need.


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Re: KDE Optimization Tips
« Reply #2 on: 11. May 2016, 02:41:48 »
Biggest for me was not needing all the Pim bloat.
It was eating up 200-300mb to desktop startup.



Check your processes to see what's running.
Also no printer or bluetooth so I uninstalled those.
Many of the Kgames so uninstalled most of them like Kdiamonds or Kmines,etc...

Apps I don't use installed by default Virtualbox,Pim stuff like Kontacts,Kaddress,Kpim,etc..
Was able to uninstall the whole Pim suite just by selecting Kontacts to uninstall. Which it selected an additional 41 packages pim related to uninstall also.

All other apps just comes down to personal perference. If not needing full office suite then uninstall LibreOffice. For me not needing Thunderbird so uninstalled that.
For many unused huge programs being uninstalled makes for a smaller & faster updates.

For music can instead Amarok can do Clementine or even smaller footprint Cantana or others.

With all the Pim Bloat,printer,bluetooth removed my desktop startup went from 725mb down to 425mb.
And everything working except a couple of minor bugs due to updates to work out.

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Re: KDE Optimization Tips
« Reply #3 on: 11. May 2016, 02:58:52 »
Ah very nice answers thank you very much guys! By saying removing printer and bluetooth you are referring to disabling the background services right?

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Re: KDE Optimization Tips
« Reply #4 on: 11. May 2016, 03:06:45 »
Ah very nice answers thank you very much guys! By saying removing printer and bluetooth you are referring to disabling the background services right?

Well those processes should disappear on reboot after uninstalling?
Not sure as been awhile since I uninstalled many items and memory core isn't what it use to be.

To be safe anytime doing massive changes to system. It's a good idea to backup your partitions before making drastic changes.



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Re: KDE Optimization Tips
« Reply #5 on: 11. May 2016, 07:36:45 »
Ah very nice answers thank you very much guys! By saying removing printer and bluetooth you are referring to disabling the background services right?
If you have no use for printer capability, purge your system of anything having to do with that option, same with bluetooth. Octopi will guide you to remove these unused capabilities. If you want to optimize your install, remove what you will not need.


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