As summary - there is no other option available!
Created attachment 6733 [details]
can you report this bug upstream please ?
Since this only affects Mga5 and it is not in Mga6 svn then probably best to leave it to die, unless it gets ported upstream to kf5 - in which case it will no doubt get fixed in the process.
I'm happy to close this as wontfix if you are.
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