First-Steps for Manjaro KDE Post-Installation

Manjaro KDE is recommended for those who are shifting from Windows 7 to Linux. It is perfect starting your journey into the Linux world.

Manjaro is a very user friendly, accessible, open-source community and distribution of Linux. It is based upon Arch Linux. It offers facilities of some of the latest software in combination with a focus on making it faster. It is eligible for both the experienced and the newcomers to the Linux.

If you are planning to enter into the world of Linux, then Manjaro is the best way to start your journey. It gives us full control of the hardware without any obstruction. Hence this makes it eligible for the people who wants to know more about the working of the Linux. 

It is also very good for the experienced users of the Linux because it helps the users to optimize tit for giving the desired performance.     

I will be following the steps after the installation of the Manjaro KDE.

Post Installation Steps

Lets see the steps you need to follow to make the Manjaro KDE work properly on your computer. These steps follow after you have successfully installed Manjaro KDE.

Make Single-Click Activation Change into Double-Click Activation

Those who are new to this will be very confused as the KDE in most of the cases, make use of single-click to open any application rather than double-click launch. To change the setting you need to follow the given steps:

1. First of all, you need to click on the menu “Software menu” located at the bottom left side of the screen. Then go to “Settings” located within the “System Settings”.

2. Then click on “Desktop Behaviour”.

3. After that, click on the option “Workplace”, if it is not chosen by default.

4. Next, in the option “Click Conduct”, select “Double-click to open recordset and folders” then click on “Apply”.

Install Pamac and Eliminate Octopi

According to me Pamac is more superior than Octopi. Using Pamac it is easier to navigate, extra engaging, higher organized, and most of all have a good user experience. 

To install Pamac, follow the given steps:

1. First of all, you need to go to the application menu located at the bottom-left corner of your screen, and go to the System acquired by selecting Octopi.

2. After that, look for Pamac, and right-click on “pamacgtk” and click install.

3. Then put your password for root when you are prompted.

Then, to eliminate Octopi, you need to follow the given steps:

1. First of all, select the option “Software menu” located at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Then go to “System” by selecting “Add/Remove Software”.

2. Then click “Installed”.

3. After that click on the icon shaped like a magnifying glass. It is located on the upper-right corner of the display, and type “Octopi”.

4. Then, within the “Octopi” option, Click the option “Remove”. After that when prompted, click on “Apply”.

You may have seen an option written as “alpm-octopi-utils1.Zero.Zero-Three put in.”. This must also be eliminated.

Make change to KSysGuard Hotkey

The users of the Windows have grown accustomed to using CTRL+ALT+DEL for delivering the Task Manager. Hence, you will not have any purpose for freezing, for making it simpler to make actions you must change the settings for your keyboard for accessing the KSysGuard, which acts as a type of Task Manager.

The procedure to do so is given below:

1. First of all, you have to click on the option “Software menu” located at the bottom-left side of the screen. Then go to the “Settings” located in the “System Settings”.

2. After that, Click on the option “Shortcuts” located in the menu at the left side of the screen.

3. Then, you have to click on the option “KDE Daemon” which is located within the “Components”.

4. Next, you have to click on the option “Show System Activity” and then select “Custom”.

5. Lastly, click on “None” and after that press “CTRL+ALT+DEL” for entering the new settings.

A warning may appear on the screen saying that the key combination of “CTRL+ALT+DEL” is alloted for another thing; you then have to click on “Reassign”. The other key combination is for logging out.   


So, if you are planning to shift from Windows 7 to Linux, then manjaro KDE is the best option to start your journey with. You will be given full access to your hardware and you will be able to customize then any way you like.

Hence follow the steps to set up your Manjaro KDE and enjoy the experience of Linux.