So I'm still used to pressing WinKey+R (AKA Meta+R) to bring up a command prompt. I added the Search and Launch widget to my default panel in KDE Plasma, then right-clicked on it and selected "Search Settings...". From there I could bind an appropriate keyboard shortcut.
Every now and again I will accidentally click the middle mouse button when I go to grab my mouse, and KDE will dump my clipboard buffer into a BASH shell. Not good. Could run something damaging if I'm unlucky. So see here for the solution. Basically run this to get the mouse device ID:
xinput list | grep 'id='
Then to edit e.g. device 10 to disable middle mouse button:
xinput set-button-map 10 1 0 3
To persist the changes add the set-button-map command to e.g. ~/.xstartup.
Or you can add a pointer configuration to ~/.Xmodmap like this:
pointer = 1 0 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
And make sure xmodmap is applied at start-up with an autostart file like e.g. ~/.config/autostart/mouse-config.desktop:
I managed to get my desktop settings so that files on the desktop were sorted automatically. But I didn't want that. I edited the ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc file and set the sortingStrategy=0 and that disabled automatic alphabetical desktop sorting.
I wanted to run an application on my desktop when I dropped some files on it. To do that I created a process.desktop file like this:
I'm having a problem whereby my KDE session is "locking up" periodically for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. I checked /var/log/syslog and dmesg and it *seems* as though the high-priority audio threads are staving other threads, so I figure I'll try to disable sound and see if my system continues to lock up. To disable sound I used: