System Settings

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    System Settings

    KDE system manager for hardware, software, and workspaces.


    • System manager for global KDE platform settings
    • Customize and manage your desktop in one convenient location
    • Search function helps narrow down probable settings
    • Pointing at an icon displays a tooltip with more information about it


    When the keyboard focus is in the icon window, you can type the first few letters of any module name to select it.

    System Settings has a search function to help in hunting down a setting. Simply type in a keyword in the Search field in the toolbar and System Settings will display modules that contain the keyword and hide those that don't.

    Searching for "key".

    You can also search for and open System Settings modules in KRunner.



    Look and Feel

    Customize Plasma in one click.

    Workspace Theme

    Customize your plasma theme, cursor theme, and splash theme all from here.


    Here you can choose which color scheme to use on the desktop and in applications. You can also tweak the settings for individual elements.


    Configure which fonts you want to use in window bars, menus, and elsewhere.


    Here you can choose which icon theme to use for your workspace, and how large you want them to be.

    Application Style

    Customize your systems widget style (button themes), window decorations (how your titlebars look), and how GNOME (GTK) applications look..


    Desktop Behavior

    Configure desktop effects such as window animations, transparency, or the desktop cube.

    Windows Management

    Configure Kwin the KDE windows manager.


    Configure keyboard shortcuts.

    Startup and Shutdown

    Configure your system behavior when starting up or shutting down.


    Settings for the desktop search engine and the file indexer.


    Acccount Details

    Manage users and configure password manager.

    Regional Settings

    Configure language, time formats, date and more


    Configure notifications.


    Configure default applications, file associations, and more.


    Settings to help users who have difficulty hearing audible cues, or who have difficulty using a keyboard.

    Online Accounts

    Add your google, ownCloud or Twitter account, for a better integration.



    Preferences for your network connections.


    Additional settings about your connection, Konqueror and SMB shares


    Preference about Bluetooth.


    Input Devices

    Configure your keyboard, mouse and joystick.

    Display and Monitor

    Configuration of your monitor(s) and screensaver settings.


    Configure the handling of audio CDs

    Power Management

    Global settings for the power manager.


    Configure your printers to work with plasma.

    Removable Storage

    Configure automatic handling of removable storage media and which actions are available when a new device is connected to your machine.