KDE is a cross-platform desktop environment and software compilation, commonly used on Linux.

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Quickly change audio device in OpenSUSE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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What triggers notifications of the form “Bell in session Shell” in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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Can't login to KDE or Gnome via SDDM after Ubuntu upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded Kubuntu to 15.04. When I get to the SDDM graphical login screen, after my password is accepted, I get the KDE splash screen with a loading progress bar, then it blacks out at about 75% ...
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How can I disable KDE Alt-` behaviour

After upgrading my Linux Slackware, KDE started to respond to a new key shortcut, which did not happen before. When I click Alt-`, I see the icon of the current window with it's title in the center ...
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Bluedevil wizard starts on KDE startup

Bluedevil wizard (3 copies) starts on each boot after KDE start. There are no bluetooth devices near PC or smth. Why and how to fix?
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KDE Plasma - changing style to be modern

KDE plasma looks very modern. That is until you look at the scollbars, and drop down menus (and other things). The 90's scollbars really clash with the modern look of the other half of the interface ...
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Why isn't /etc/skel/.kde being copied into new user directories?

I'm building custom Debian images with both GNOME and KDE desktops. When I place ~/.config in /etc/skel/ to capture my GNOME settings (mainly a custom wallpaper) it gets copied into new user ...
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Exit superfluous task bar

Via some unreproducible manipulation my screen session ended up with 2 task bars. How can I eliminate the extra one without exiting the system? Thanks, Gert
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Redundant Wine Icons in Many Programs under Wine on Debian (KDE)

I have a wine problem as shown in the image below. All the wine icons (all 3) are due to the launch of the OriginLab (the most left one icon). When you switch to these wine icons, they generally do ...
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Where are KDE user workspace appearance settings saved?

I have the Ghost theme installed in my KDE desktop, which applies to Application Appearance color scheme, Workspace Appearance window decorations, and Workspace Appearance desktop theme settings in ...
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How to remap a command in KDE Konsole

I am a user without sudo-rights on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine I use with KDE. I would like to build a newer version of some program (in this case, vim) somewhere in my home folder. How can I make the ...
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Restore a dolphin session in non-KDE desktop environment

I currently use the Lubuntu desktop environment for its low memory footprint. I would like to restore the dolphin session I had under Kubuntu, that opens automatically when I log in to Kubuntu. ...
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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kde opensuse insufficient permission to use Internet?

I suddenly found myself having the problem that I can't use Internet services. I can't use ssh, ping or a web browser. As super user however I can ping, no ssh as far as I can tell. I thought it could ...
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How can I change the screen position of krunner in KDE Plasma 5.x?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 and can't find out how to change the position of krunner (the little search window that appears when I press Alt+F2) so that it appears in the center of the screen ...
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KDE: Immediat visual feedback when switching window

I have been searching through the many different KDE settings to achieve a particular behavior when switching window with key shortcut, but cannot find it : I want that when cycling through windows, ...
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Kali Linux KDE login issue

I have installed a Login theme(Caledonian) in Kde. But after rebooting there is no text field to enter username. Only a Password field, but when I enter password, it says Invalid. I tried Console ...
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KDE taskbar *Task Manager) only on VGA screen, not DVI screen

My Task Manager only shows up in the screen connected with VGA and clicking "Only show tasks from the current screen" in Task Manager Settings doesn't make the Task Manager bar appear on the second ...
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How activate, use or install KDE notebook desktop on Linux MInt 17.1

In KDE I have the option to select between two workspace, for PC or for notebook, but on Linux Mint not appear in system setting like in previous version of KDE. How I do to use the notebook worspace ...
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KDE's file manager Dolphin displays error mesage on Fedora 21

Every time I try to use Dolphin, nothing appears where files should be listed. Instead, there is an error message right below the toolbar that states: Could not start process Cannot talk to ...
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How to upgrade KDE Plasma 5.2 to 5.3 in Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2

I tried looking for a way to upgrade the KDE plasma version of my Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 to the latest one, 5.3. But there isn't much reference online about how to do it, except using Unstable Kubuntu ...
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how to set 2-row taskbar to fill vertically first in KDE?

I have KDE 4.14.2 in a debian experimental. I changed my taskbar to have 2 rows. When I have many windows open and 2 rows of icons, the windows are listed first in the top row, left to right; the ...
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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Disable KDE screensaver when running on battery

I'm using KDE and have a screensaver that has a steady 10% CPU usage (plus some more from X). The problem is that the screensaver application is still running when the screen is turned off. This is ...
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Removing KDE from Ubuntu

I was trying to install the KDE desktop and I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu* which I think installed more than I wanted. What is the best way to get rid of all of this and then just install the ...
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GNOME 3.4 looks wrong after switch from KDE 4.10 on Fedora 17

I run Fedora 17 on my desktop, and there are two accounts. The first one is my account, where I use KDE 4.10 all the time; the other account has been running GNOME 3.4 since it was created. The Fedora ...
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KDE4 doesn't start correctly

For some reason KDE seems to search for some files in /usr/lib/ instead of /usr/lib64/. When I started my computer this morning I got a message saying No greeter widget plugin loaded. After ...
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How to make Konsole invoke konsole -ls for all users?

I admin a linux domain for students. The students use their lab workstations in graphical mode, but often use Konsole on KDE for ssh and programming tasks. I know Konsole can be configured through ...
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Reinstall KDE from scratch on OpenSUSE

I have installed KDE 5 a while ago after KDE 4. It just broke. So, I am tired of trying to fix the situation here, and I just want to start over from scratch. What I want to do is: Uninstall All Qt ...
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Is there a command line or scripting interface for KDE Baloo's file tagging?

KDE's Baloo allows to tag files by adding an extended file system attribute on the file system level (where supported), while keeping a separate index of all the tagged files. Searching within ...
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How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)?

How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)? At the moment, it only slides the windows while ...
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Is it possible to customize by-word movement in KDE?

I use Emacs, so, naturally, I am used to how word movement commands behave in it. It would work like this (| denotes the point position): hyph|enated-word [move one word forward -->] ...
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How to install KDE 5.2 or 5.3 in Linux Mint 17.1 KDE

I tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze ...
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Transfering /home/username directory to new computer

When you upgrade your Linux computer, is it OK to just move your /home/username directory over to the new computer and overwrite the newly created one? Or would it be better to just copy important ...
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Unable to Install KDE on Fedora 19

I had installed Fedora 19 with Gnome. Later installed KDE and removed Gnome. Unfortunately, seems like KDE was also removed along with Gnome. I am trying to install KDE but system says "Nothing to do" ...
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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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How can I prevent KDE double-starting Autostart apps?

My KDE is configured to restart the last session on login. Also, I have some application link(s) in ~/.config/autostart. What I'm experiencing is, of course, two instances of the auto-start ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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Replicate windows' keyboard shotcuts Win+1, Win+2, Win+3, etc. in KDE

On Windows pressing Win+1 (2, 3, ...) launches the first (second, third, ...) pinned app in your taskbar. If that application is already running it switches to the running application instead of ...
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Can I prevent newly installed programs from superceding existing file associations?

I use Kubuntu. Often when I install a new program it places itself at the top of the list for all applicable file associations. I generally want the new program to appear at the bottom of the list, so ...
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Plasma 5 on Fedora giving “Could not start d-bus. Can you call qdbus?”

I cannot start Plasma 5 in Fedora 20. I have installed using the following method: yum install kf5-\* dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5 yum install plasma-5 Everything went fine and plasmashell will ...
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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the lid is closed?

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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KDE vs. LXDE | org.<desktop>.* profiles

With KDE I was able to find a way to disable screensaver by the following text: KDE if [ -n "$ret" ] && [ "$ret" -gt 11 ]; then idle_time=`qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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Could not find a configuration file for package “ECM” that is compatible with requested version 1.5.0

I tried to download "ECMConfig.cmake" from repository, but terminal gives me an error: "question's title + The following configuration files were considered but not accepted: ECMConfig.cmake : version ...
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Triggering KDE's “Attach as tab to” feature from a shell script

I very much like the possibility to attach any window to any other one as a tab in KDE. Particularly, as part of my workflow, I often have a Dolphin (file manager) window attached to a Konsole (shell ...