Want to disable and change latte elements [New to linux]

How do i go by disabling the side gesture thing that zooms out all my windows
seems to be one on the left side and in the top left corner that do similar things.

would also like to change the taskbar to be a more traditional one so i can remove the dock at the bottom of the screen.

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Check the manuals of your desktop enviroment and the arch wiki in the internet.


The thing is i don't know what it's from... KDE? latte? something else? i have no idea where to look and start (referring to the side bar thing)

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all i see is source code? they don't seem to even have a wiki... think i'll try linux again in the future, thanks anyway.

Most of the time you can right click on the dock to edit settings.

That's all I can say about KDE.

@malfestio Welcome to the Forum! :smiley:

It's not latte-dock, it's KDE settings.

Go to KDE System Settings.
Then Workspace Behavior > Screen Edges and remove the TOGGLE OVERVIEW from the left side screen action.

EDIT: Also, if you have more than one issue, plz open a help request for each one of them so things don't get mixed up within one thread.

sudo pacman -Rsu latte-dock

Then reboot. To install a "traditional one", right click on the desktop -> add panel -> Default Panel.

I think you are describing the "hot corners" feature.

System Settings -> Workspace Behavior -> Screen Edges. Tick the corner that is causing problems and choose "no action" for the hot corner.

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Ahh yeah that removed the screen edge thing tyty, just gotta sort out the taskbar now, i've made a default one and it's okay but needs some tweaking so it looks better.

other issue is now i've made a default taskbar, other windows like dolphin for example has it's titlebar removed as it's being merged with the latte taskbar that is now removed, if i maximise something i can't shrink the window again haha.

Could be related to the Window App Menu widget or Window Buttons (the widget!).
Remove those.

But again it's better to open a different thread, one for each of your issues. :slight_smile:
This thread is solved as your 2 issues from OP are solved.

not solved the title bar thing but doesn't matter, i won't be sticking with this i don't think and If you want me opening a post for every issue i've got with linux, i'd probably get banned for spamming lol

surround sound not working
mouse after reboot stops working
Bluetooth issues
DE feels like it's running at fluctuating frame paces / fps
can't remove some things i've installed via yay
dragging icon from taskbar to desktop (steam) crashes kde / DE
wallpapers gets removed after reboot
applying other themes just doesn't work / apply everything even after reboot (especially transparency)
log in screen on my other monitor is a graphical mess

i could go on haha

thanks for the help though but this isn't for me not yet anyway.

Actually yes, these are all worth specific threads. :slight_smile:
Sorry you have so many, it's not supposed to be like that.

However, since this is a Forum and not a chat, it's important that every thread hosts one issue so that people focus on one thing, don't get side tracked and future people searching for the same issues are able to find something.

If we were to discuss 20 issues in one thread, no one would find anything and everyone would get confused. :slight_smile: Besides, it would be impossible to write a topic subject that would identify all 20 issues...

EDIT: Tip: Some of your issues in the above list are known and googling for them will yield you to solutions.


Try some other distos before you give up on Linux, like Pop_OS or Linux Mint. Those two in particular are meant to work well out of the box, and not require as much "tinkering".


Drivers and the acompanying software are all written specifically for Windows by hardware manufacturers. For most manufacturers Linux isn't even a consideration, or at best an afterthought. That Linux even works at all without proper support from most manufacturers is a minor miracle.

My experience with Windows over the years was that it was a very buggy OS in many ways. The major difference being when you encounter bugs with Windows the user rarely has the ability to correct these bugs themselves due to Windows proprietary locked down nature.

From the tone of the OP's posts on this thread, I'd expect what they are looking for is a smart appliance such as the new TV's that respond to voice commands and eavesdrop on every word spoken in the household. This is what the world is heading towards, because that is exactly what the average user wants these days. Users expect to have no hands on interactivity with technology. The average user today simply wants to tell their smart appliance what they want served to them on a daily basis without having to get their hands dirty.

This is what today's masses want.

This is not what Linux is about.

Linux is not for you.

Buy a smart appliance if you don't want to tinker with your computer's OS.

The topic is marked solved, so I guess we can close it out now. :wave: