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

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KDE - “/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected” error

I have a Kubuntu 15.10 installation (fully updated). Sometimes when I try to copy some files/folder the OS throws "/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected" error. Screengrabs (Click on ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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Graphviz window too small

I have a script which generates Graphviz graphs and displays them using the dot -Txlib command. However, it always appears in a tiny, unreadably-small window, so I have to maximise it each time. How ...
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Where to download is it that I download libc.so.6 which is what the error box says i need as well

I saw a post that was similar to my question but the person who asked about it had diffrent versions on top of other problems that dont quite relate to mine. When i try to run steam it says Steam ...
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Opensuse: Force Kmail to use wireless connection while rest of the programs use wired connection

I live in college dorm and I am using OpenSuse Leap 42.1 with KDE. I want to use KMail for accessing my college email server. I am usually connect via ethernet connection because it is almost 10 times ...
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How to add power buttons to Linux lockscreen?

I am having trouble with the lockscreen that appears after I wake my computer from sleep mode while running Linux, there is no way to put the computer back to sleep without unlocking the screen. I ...
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How to use altgr-intl in KDE?

I'm using KDE 4.13.3 (on a Ubuntu 14.04) and I'd like to use the altgr-intl keyboard variant so that I can e.g. type AltGr+Shift+6, then e to obtain ê. Seemingly-relevant layouts displayed via System ...
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Most windows disappear after second display unplugged in KDE

I have a HDMI 2nd display plugged into my laptop and I have set it as the primary display in KDE. When I close the lid and unplug the 2nd display, even though I deliberately moved most windows onto my ...
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How to transfer files between Linux and Android in a fast and reliable way?

As the title says, I need to find a fast and reliable way to transfer files between my Linux laptop (OpenSUSE with KDE 4) and my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo). I have already tried several ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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Remote login to local kde (kdm) via SSH

I have a PC with KDE installed. So when i reboot it, KDE (KDM) login screen appears. What i try to achieve is to start the x session on LOCAL (display 0) machine after reboot. I need to pass through ...
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Proxy stack configuration for KDE and ZSH

I have the following stack: Ubuntu 14.04 ZSH KDE Firefox Chrome PyCharm/other GUI applications ssh/git/wget/curl/etc from terminal And I'm behind a proxy server, http:proxy.server.com. I set up ...
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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs ...
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Cannot use Awesome with mouse when changing keyboard layout using KDE

I am using Awesome as my desktop environment. I want to use the KDE4 keyboard service to switch between layouts. I followed the Awesome wiki and got the keyboard indicator which shows the current ...
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KDE - When switching between apps (Alt + tab), bring all windows of that app to the front

I'm on Plasma 5 on KDE. I checked the KWin settings but to no avail. I normally have a few Firefox windows open (for debugging). On OSX, when I cmd-tab to an app, all windows of that app are brought ...
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KDE and Kali 2.0 - restoring GNOME

How do I remove the KDE login screen and restore it back to GNOME? I ran this command: apt-get remove And it said it removed the desktop. Yet I still have the option to login to KDE plasma? How ...
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Make KDE detect variables set on a terminal via script

I have a function defined on my .zshrc that enables or disables a proxy. Is there a way to make applications started from KDE menus (like Chromium) to detect the environment variables as set on the ...
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kde is not loaded after install debian kde CD (.iso file)

I downloaded this .iso file: debian-8.2.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso and expected to have KDE desktop but CLI is loaded after installation. I also tried startx but just redirect to another command line. ...
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Check box / radio button in Linux (CentOS 7 - KDE 4) doesn't response

It happens every time I open a Setting Dialog or something like that in my System or even in all applications (eclipse etc.) When I click on the check box like this one, it just doesn't show up that ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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Clean way to move KMail settings between accounts?

I am running KMail 4.14.10-7 on Fedora 22. konsole --version says this is "KDE Frameworks: 5.16.0" I have set up KMail to query a largish set of IMAP accounts. There are no local accounts, no POP ...
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Transmission is using a weirdo file browser instead of my default kde file browser

I just install Debian Lenny with KDE. In transmission when I right click a torrent and choose "open folder" it opens in Baobab then I need to right click the file and choose "Open folder" to finally ...
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In KDE plasma 5, how to I create standalone launchers/desktop shortcuts to web apps like gmail?

I use two operating systems daily: Ubuntu 15.04 with the Unity desktop environment and Manjaro with KDE-plasma-5 desktop. I spend a good chunk of time in my email and it is convenient for me to have ...
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How to change KDE font size

I've installed Konsole on Raspberry Pi, Raspbian. The issue is that the menu fonts are too big. I tried to change font size via right-click on the desktop menu approach but that has no effect over ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Laptop screen flickering (refresh rate issue?)

I have an hp elitebook 8440p with a 14 inch screen and I am running KDE on Debian 8. Sometimes my laptop screen starts flickering and I thought the refresh rate might be wrong. But I should add most ...
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Kiosk mode and auto login and single application mode in CentOS

We have a machine running CentOS 7, GDM, KDE 11 (installed from CentOS DVD) We have been struggling a few days with this issue, tried to search for a solution but unfortunately most of the ...
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Run KDE applet from command line (within i3wm)

It would be lovely to have the "Application Menu, a launcher based on cascading popup menus" as an icon in my i3bar to have a general overview of the packages I have installed in my system, within ...
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How does KDE determine my language?

I use ArchLinux with KDE. When I the system settings, for example, it looks like this: As you see some part of it is in English, some part in German. From that I deduce two questions: Why are ...
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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docker build + KDE notifications

I have Docker 1.8.1 installed on my Debian Jessie machine, which runs KDE 4.14. Every time I start a container or build one in my machine, the KDE notification system goes crazy: So Docker creates ...
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Markdown files starting with '##' confuse KDE

I have an unusual problem with KDE in Arch Linux. In particular, Dolphin detects files with the .md file extension as MATLAB rather than Markdown files, but only when the file's first two characters ...
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dont save kde notifications, only show them

Is there a way i can configure kde4 popups to popup but don't save them to system tray? As a developer i have lots of notifications and don't want them to be saved, only to be popped up. So it shows, ...
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My cursor moves without me touching it

This is a Lenovo r60. I suspect this is a hardware issue because the same thing happened on my previous OS (Linux Mint) and now its happening again on my new OS (Debian Lenny). After logging in my ...
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How to start a program on user login

On Debian Lenny with KDE. I added a command to the bottom of $HOME/.profile to open transmission so my complete .profile looks like this: (everything except the last line is default) ... # if ...
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Change border color of okular annotations

Inline Note Annotations in Okular (default pdf reader in kde desktop) only allow modify the highlight for default, but I need modify border color of the annotations, too. How can I modify border ...
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Reduce visual effects in KDE Plasma?

Problem We have a RHEL x64 machine with KDE Plasma 5+ and we don't want any fancy graphics or effects. We tried manually disabling the effects through the settings menu, but this has had little ...
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How can I run a script to do some configuration for a brand new user?

I want to perform some configuration tasks for a brand new user, like applying default settings. For example, I would like to create some default directories (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures ...
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Nemo file manager doesnt remember bookmark on KDE 4.14.2 Debian 8.0.0

-- i have installed Nemo file manager from repo ( nemo 2.2.4 ), on My Machine Debian 8.0.0 and im using KDE 4.14.2, -- my nemo doesnt remember the Bookmark. -- i have tried installing nemo from ...
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Disable kwallet popups from chrome

I've edited ~/.kde/share/config/kwalletrc and added [Auto Deny] kdewallet=Chromium In the KDE Wallet Configuration in system settings I've unchecked "Enable the KDE wallet subsystem". This also ...
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USB Headset test in KDE works but no sound from applications

My G35 appears in all the audio settings files. I can click the test buttons and hear sound. I can also right click on the kmix speaker icon, Select Master Channel and choose the headset. This gives ...
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How to get Kate like syntax highlighting on eclipse ide?

I'm using eclipse IDE 3.8.1 on Debian Jessie 8.2. I checked the settings of eclipse and found no option to change syntax highlighting. I would like to use the highlighting of KDE's Kate text ...
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virtualbox guest (win 7) on linuxmint host (17.2) menu and taskbar inactive in full screen

I am running virtualbox 5.02 on a linuxmint host (kde desktop, linuxmint 17.2) and running a windows guest (win 7). After some time of using this guest (around one month) the windows 7 menu and ...
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How to investigate non-working screen corners/edges in Mint 17.2/KDE?

I'm presently trying out the KDE flavour of Mint (17.2 Rafaela) using the 64-bit download. I am testing it in VirtualBox 5.0.2 running on an earlier version of Mint using Cinnamon (I think 17.0, it ...
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Mapping right-click context menu action (Key F14) to a key combination

I don't have the F14 (The context-menu looking key?) on my laptop keyboard. I would love if I can map another key combination to work instead. I guess there maybe two ways of doing that, but don't ...
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How to (re-)enable KDE sub-menu indicator?

I upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, because "no more updates" also seems to mean "broken respositories". I switched the desktop "Application Launcher" menu to "Application Menu". As compared to ...
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Linux/KDE - How to stop trackpad cursor jumping when scrolling with one finger and clickin with thumb

I like to scroll with my index finger and click with my thumb in the lower half of the trackpad (rather than tapping, I like to actually click). Quite often when I do this, the cursor will jump to ...
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Suspend system before login

I'm using debian stretch and KDE. In the settings I have specified that pressing the power button suspends the system. That works great, when I'm logged in. However it does not suspend the system on ...
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How to disable the 10 minute screen timeout/lock in KDE?

I'm trying KDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (the start screen now says "kubuntu" but the DE was installed on top of regular ubuntu). When no actions have been made for like 10 or 15 minutes or so the ...