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    Default Cannot open Task Switcher

    Fresh install, Desktop Effects & Task Switcher fail to open with Plasma Error;

    "Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder kcmkwineffects.desktop does not exist."


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    Quote Originally Posted by fleamour View Post
    Fresh install, Desktop Effects & Task Switcher fail to open with Plasma Error;

    "Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder kcmkwineffects.desktop does not exist."
    Does the file exist? (/usr/share/kservices5/kcmkwineffects.desktop)

    This file is part of the package kwin5.
    Try to reinstall that:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f kwin5
    And to be sure, try to recreate KDE's plugin cache:
    Code:
    kbuildsycoca5 --noincremental
    (run it as user, not as root)

    If it still doesn't work, try a fresh user account.

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    Thumbs up Re: Cannot open Task Switcher

    Thank you for expert advice, as always! I will try this out this evening. It is certainly a puzzle, but you seem to be good at Rubix Cube. I am greatful for your time. I have seen Plasma 5 take shape before my eyes, bug fix after bug fix. openSUSE is amaze software! If I get this to comply then a very sweet set up. Peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleamour View Post
    but you seem to be good at Rubix Cube.
    Actually not at all.
    I never managed to solve more than one side...

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    Lightbulb Re: Cannot open Task Switcher

    Turns out this particular error happens when you delete the stock duo desktops icon next to KDE button top left.

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