KDE Desktop Configuration Question

Hello. I am a not an complete noob in linux in general. But I am really new to Garuda. I ditched every other linux distro except this one. And I am amazed that the system feels really solid and stable. I didn't have to search a ton of stuff just to get the thing running correctly. I also like the theme a lot. Though I still have windows as my primary desktop system and because I am vey used to it, I want to change it a bit.

I am running dragonized kde desktop version.
I have kind of found solutions for kde, but garuda has different menus so they didn't really apply.

I have two questions, though they are somewhat related.

How do I attach the titlebarmenu(topmenu, menubar?) (File, Edit, View... buttons that apps have etc.) to the actual titlebar on the window.

How to make opened apps appear in the toolmenu(like in windows) instead of them shoving these titlebarmenu buttons, because I have no way of knowing what do I have opened and what not. (thus I open 3 terminals occasionally)

System:    Kernel: 5.13.4-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=85c6b4f2-2c87-4216-916b-e06ea2ae41e5 
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: B150M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 2003 date: 09/21/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: N/A condition: N/A volts: 3.8 min: N/A 
model: Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse w/ HERO type: N/A serial: <filter> 
status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 
model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: EA cache: L2: 8 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 57600 
Speed: 4099 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4099 2: 4133 3: 4104 4: 4191 
5: 4103 6: 4191 7: 4096 8: 4200 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 470.57.02 
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b81 class-ID: 0300 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.12 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0 
screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 95 s-size: 513x292mm (20.2x11.5") s-diag: 590mm (23.2") 
Monitor-1: DVI-D-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 size: 510x290mm (20.1x11.4") 
diag: 587mm (23.1") 
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.57.02 
direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403 
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0 class-ID: 0403 
Device-3: Generalplus USB Audio Device type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
bus-ID: 1-7:5 chip-ID: 1b3f:2008 class-ID: 0300 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.32 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: kernel port: f000 
bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200 
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-2: D-Link System DWA-125 Wireless N 150 Adapter(rev.A1) [Ralink RT3070] type: USB 
driver: rt2800usb bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 07d1:3c0d class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter> 
IF: wlp0s20f0u5 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.02 TiB used: 794.92 GiB (76.2%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: GOODRAM model: N/A size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 10.6
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM010-2EP102 size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter>
rev: CC43 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 239.99 GiB size: 239.99 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.61 GiB (9.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20
ID-2: /home raw-size: 239.99 GiB size: 239.99 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.61 GiB (9.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 239.99 GiB size: 239.99 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.61 GiB (9.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 239.99 GiB size: 239.99 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.61 GiB (9.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdb3
maj-min: 8:19
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 50 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:      Processes: 287 Uptime: 2h 57m wakeups: 18 Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 4.31 GiB (27.7%)
Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 alt: 10 clang: 12.0.1 Packages:
pacman: 1480 lib: 473 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.05

Sorry if I missed something.


and post terminal in- and output from

inxi -Fza

as text!

Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.


In the bottom bar the icon can tell you how many instances are opened.

Welcome to the forum!

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Thanks. I have seen that, but that does not provide me with sufficient info, I would like to see everything that I have opened, so I could switch between stuff by clicking at the bottom.

Browse the KDE extensions.

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I've tried looking it up, but because I don't know what's this thing called I couldn't find anything.

Oh no, I made something and it started showing menu bar on the window but then I've deleted the panel accidentally and so I had to restore dragonized theme and now I can't find what I've done.

In garuda assistant you can click on restore configs.


Then you should already know that all Linux Docks have relevant settings with few or plenty options to configure to your preference.
Right click on the tasks dock and Edit Latte. There are too many settings for you to change and find what is best for you. :wink:

Friendly advice: Trying to make Linux desktop/behavior exactly the same as Windows, although understandable, is not always possible, if at all. I would suggest you try to discover the mightiness of the (better IMO) Plasma desktop and capabilities and mindset, to make your time in Linux more enjoyable :wink:


NOOOO YOU MADE IT WORSE. It deleted everything, why did you suggest clicking that button.

Wtf dude, you read what the button says in big letters?


The thing is I do not want windows. There are plenty of windows alike themes, I don't want them. That's why I said I really like how garuda looks. These changes aren't that significant. I've managed to get the menu bar thing working, but now I am crying because I've lost it and I can't find it.

No. YOU made it worse. Have you read the user's manual BEFORE using a new Operating System and new Desktop Environment and new application called Latte-dock?

Please don't accuse people that try to help you. If you don't understand something, ask.


I don't blame anyone, that's just misunderstanding. I've said that I've restored it but that doesn't really matter anymore.

I've only operated linux on server-side. I do not know how any of these fancy desktops work.

If you know arch you know garuda

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This is actually going off-topic. I only know linux shell stuff.

Can I get help with the menu bar. I've somehow managed to make it appear on the window itself.
Does somebody know where do I enable it. I've lost the setting that did that.

If you are going to act brain dead and click on anything that is whats gonna happen. Without researching what it does it is ought to happen especially in linux .Which linux have you used which is so fool proof as i see you are "not a complete noob"

Please dont accuse others for the troubles you insue.

I apologize my selection of words was a little to bold or aggresive


There is no offense intended.

Can you please keep some notes of the changes you do, if you can't remember them, please?

Explain again what is the current situation.


You're insulting me fnr. I did not accuse anybody, please point direct accusation/insulting speech to me.
With that being said I am not stupid not to try to click everything that I was clicking before, but I can't find it. I still politely asked help and you shit me.