"Show media controls" is missing in kde after update

I want to disable media controls in lock screen. There used to be a option in settings to disable this.But it’s gone after recent update.

This is my settings page.

This is what I expected.

Show Media controls is missing.

#################### inxi -Fxzc0 ########################

System:    Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X550JK v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X550JK v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: X550JK.304 date: 04/16/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 11.1 Wh condition: 11.2/32.6 Wh (35%) model: ASUSTeK X550A30 
           status: Not charging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-4200H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 22358 
           Speed: 2794 MHz min/max: 800/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2794 2: 2794 3: 2794 
           4: 2794 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 850M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 450.80.02 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Device-3: Realtek USB Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:5 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting,nvidia resolution: 
           1: 1366x768~60Hz 2: 1600x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.1.8 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
           Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave 
           driver: ath9k v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.1 
           IF: enp4s0f1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.02 TiB used: 53.30 GiB (5.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS120G2G0A-00JH30 size: 111.80 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 109.06 GiB used: 18.27 GiB (16.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /home size: 97.93 GiB used: 6.52 GiB (6.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 4.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 91.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 5000 
Info:      Processes: 222 Uptime: 14m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 1.61 GiB (21.0%) Init: systemd 
           Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1357 Client: KDE Plasma v: 5.19.5 inxi: 3.1.05 

Yes, the option is gone now. If you want it back, then I’m afraid you’re going to have to file a feature request at kde.org.


is there any way I can turn off showing media controls in lock screen with terminal?

Not that I know of.

adding these two line fixed it for me.



This is what I can change:

My system information:

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.1
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.75.0
Qt Version: 5.15.1
Kernel Version: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Memory: 7.7 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4400

So, perhaps Media Control comes back with next Plasma Version. OP is still on 5.19.5

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