And in regards to the search. i'm not having a problem DOING the search I'm having a problem finding a RESPONSE to this problem. There's only 1 post on here regarding it (with no fix) and only 3 references (other than the one here) on Google. And none have any kind of a fix.
No, I mean: when you're looking for a setting in KDE Configuration Center (Configure your Desktop)
, you can open that Center, and there'll be a search box in the right upper corner (I do NOT mean searching on this forum - however it should be something you do before posting; but you do already so....)
If I want for example, change my settings for the screensaver, I open the Center, and start typing "saver" in the search box; then all things will grey out, except for the thing(s) you need (in this case Hardware >> Screen >> Screen saver)