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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #15 on: 12. December 2014, 14:31:36 »
There is already a Menda theme made for plasma5, it should work for just Kwin5, but you may need to install it with the nodeps option.
can you please post the complete command i have to use to do this?
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #16 on: 12. December 2014, 14:40:44 »
And your on the support team, j/k  ;D

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sudo pacman -Sdd <application name/s>
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #17 on: 12. December 2014, 16:07:18 »
thx AJSlye for the tip. the complete command is:
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sudo pacman -Sdd menda-plasma-desktop

edit: this does NOT work. i cannot choose menda as a theme in the "systemsettings" window.
i will not install menda-plasma-desktop with all dependencies, because it is a HUGE package!


instead, i use the "olympic" theme. it fits very well to the dark menda theme.
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #18 on: 12. December 2014, 19:30:26 »
That's because if you have a look at the menda-plasma-look-and-feel meta package the full command would be:
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sudo pacman -Sdd plasma-desktop menda menda-kde4 menda-plasma-desktop
For the cursors:
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sudo pacman -S xcursor-menda
For the Icons:
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sudo pacman -S menda-circle-icon-theme menda-square-icon-theme
For SDDM:
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sudo pacman -S sddm-menda-theme
and for the LXQT pannel
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sudo pacman -S menda-lxqt-panel
Optional packages:
menda-themes (Manjaro's official Gtk2, Gtk3, Metacity, Xfwm, Openbox, Cinnamon and GNOME Shell themes)
menda-themes-dark (Manjaro's official Gtk2, Gtk3, Metacity, Xfwm, Openbox, Cinnamon and GNOME Shell themes. Dark version.)
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #19 on: 12. December 2014, 19:55:08 »
i only talked about the menda theme for kwin, because this thread is about kwin.

of course, you can install other menda themes in lxqt as AJSlye has mentioned. for detailed explanations look here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=THEMING
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #20 on: 14. December 2014, 23:14:17 »
So, as i am following this, what is the final say on getting kwin to work with lxqt?

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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #21 on: 15. December 2014, 01:15:16 »
So, as i am following this, what is the final say on getting kwin to work with lxqt?
as this thread shows, kwin works with lxqt, but it requires some dependencies. fewer dependencies than kde4. this is probably the best answer to your question:
edit: a wiki page with my findings is available here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=LXQt_with_kwin
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #22 on: 17. December 2014, 03:20:21 »
I like it like that.....


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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #23 on: 17. February 2015, 15:10:49 »
i have some problems running kwin on lxqt since the release of plasma 5.2:

- i have trouble placing/moving the buttons (e.g. close, maximize, etc.) on the title bar of windows. somehow, the systemsettings option does not look as nice on lxqt as it does on kde/kf5.

- i cannot use ALT + TAB to switch between windows. i cannot assign a hotkey to the task switcher, which comes with kwin. i think it should be possible to use lxqt's integrated keyboard shortcut tool: lxqt-globalkeys. but which command do i need to assign to the ALT + TAB shortcut to run kwin's task switcher?

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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #24 on: 20. February 2015, 16:08:50 »
i have some problems running kwin on lxqt since the release of plasma 5.2:

- i cannot use ALT + TAB to switch between windows. i cannot assign a hotkey to the task switcher, which comes with kwin. i think it should be possible to use lxqt's integrated keyboard shortcut tool: lxqt-globalkeys. but which command do i need to assign to the ALT + TAB shortcut to run kwin's task switcher?
I was just going to ask about this issue too

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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #25 on: 21. February 2015, 21:54:37 »
I was just going to ask about this issue too
i am using the unstable repository.
i just updated kwindowsystem (and some other kde stuff) to version 5.7 and rebooted.

now, i can use alt + tab again.
just wait until the package update comes to your repository.
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #26 on: 21. February 2015, 23:00:34 »
i am using the unstable repository.
i just updated kwindowsystem (and some other kde stuff) to version 5.7 and rebooted.

now, i can use alt + tab again.
just wait until the package update comes to your repository.
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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #27 on: 16. May 2015, 14:19:24 »
I replaced openbox with Kwin and the window borders and effects are all working. What turns me into Madness however, is the fact when i go to preferences-->lxqt settings I dont find Kde-systemsettings anywhere? what is this? Also when i click the window panel and try to go to window manager settings, it does not work.

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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #28 on: 16. May 2015, 14:28:09 »
I replaced openbox with Kwin and the window borders and effects are all working. What turns me into Madness however, is the fact when i go to preferences-->lxqt settings I dont find Kde-systemsettings anywhere? what is this? Also when i click the window panel and try to go to window manager settings, it does not work.
I think you would likely need to install "systemsettings" package to get KDE Systemsettings.


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Re: LXQt with kwin
« Reply #29 on: 16. May 2015, 14:31:28 »
I think you would likely need to install "systemsettings" package to get KDE Systemsettings.


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that is installed. Unfortunately it just simply does not show up in the menu.