Customizing Linux KDE Plasma Desktop Look and Feel with Transparency and Blur.

Gaurav Bhardwaj
28th July
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Customizing Linux KDE Plasma Desktop Look and Feel

Recently I’ve posted a screenshot of my custom KDE plasma desktop on Reddit, received a great number of upvotes and comments. I already made a promise for publishing a guide after receiving positive feedback. So I am keeping my promise by adding a video guide so that it can be easily customized even by a Linux novice.

Before jumping to video lets install some pre-requisites.

1. Installing Latte Dock:

If you already have latte dock installed in your system please skip this step. Otherwise, you can install it according to your distribution, visiting official KDE Github link.


2. Downloading Wallpaper:

You can download No Man’s Sky Wallpaper visiting below link:

3. Installing San Francisco Pro Font:

You can download San Francisco Pro font using below link:


That’s all about pre-requisites, now you can execute the steps watching below video.

Customized KDE Plasma Desktop – Video Guide

**Optional Step: Setting up super key to invoke Top Panel’s Application Menu

Edit File ~/.config/kwinrc and add content below

[ModifierOnlyShortcuts] Meta=org.kde.lattedock,/Latte,org.kde.LatteDock,activateLauncherMenu

Reload KWin

qdbus org.kde.KWin /KWin reconfigure

If you still have any question or suggestion. Please feel free to drop a comment below. Will be happy to help you :).