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

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ubuntu/kde - defining labels for partitions

I've got kubuntu 12.04 LTS. I use dolphin file manager a lot. On the left I've got Places panel, which you can see below: The question is - how can I configure my system to display my custom labels ...
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Is there a DBus command for adding a program start button to a KDE plasma panel?

There was a nice command in KDE3 that allowed my to add a program start button to a kicker panel programmatically: dcop kicker $PANEL addNonKDEAppButton "$PROGRAM_NAME" "$PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION" ...
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What are activities?

I recently installed KDE on my Debian machine. I would like to have multiple desktops. I discovered Activities. I was wondering what the advantages are of using Activities vs desktops?
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KDE Pause session restore until network

I recently re-installed Gentoo and KDE on SSD. Now it boots up faast. KDE does a session restore at boot, along with auto-starting any apps that I have setup. It turns out that I can boot to a ...
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How to create a shortcut to maximize horizonatally a window in KDE Plasma?

"Provided your window is not already maximized, clicking on the maximize button with the right mouse button will maximize it horizontally" How to create a shortcut for doing that?
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Increase FTP authentication timeout in KDE?

Any way to increase FTP authentication timeout in KDE? It asks for password too often.
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Ubuntu, KDE: How to mount iPod HFS+ partition read/write using a matching udev / udisks2 / libsolid rule?

I can sucessfully mount a journalled HFS+ partition in Ubuntu 14.04 from an iPod using the steps from following answer: http://superuser.com/a/365270 However, using these mount commands manually or ...
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What is causing my kdeinit4 error?

I did not reinstall my OS or anything, but today as I log into my VirtualBox Kubuntu 12.0.4.02 LTS VM, I get a Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation. error and can only boot into the ...
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Plugins stopped working in Chromium in Debian Testing

Short time ago plugins stopped working in chromium. Neither of kpartsplugin, mozplugger nor flashplayer-nonfree seem to work. Neither comes up in chrome://plugins page (only "Chromoting Viewer" does). ...
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Make PCLinux Always Boot to XTerm?

My PCLinux system occasionally boots to (after login on the regular login screen) two white xterm windows with grey scrollbars on their lefts and NO system buttons (maximize,minimize,etc.) This screen ...
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How to make Qt use the KDE oxygen theme?

When I compile programs in qtcreator, the widgets use the GTK theme, despite my being in the KDE desktop environment. I've read online that this is due to the fact that KDE uses Qt4, so when I try to ...
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Apple “Magic” Trackpad freezes within one minute in Fedora 20/KDE. Any ideas?

I suffer similar issues as others have posted here re: the Apple trackpad...this despite having installed the synaptics trackpad driver from the Fedora 20 repos. Two finger vertical scroll only ...
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set/modify environment variable for gnome/kde at runtime

Is there a way to modify or set environment variables in gnome or kde at runtime, ie. after logging in? I specifically need this for gnome, but knowing the kde method would be really useful too. If ...
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Linux Mint KDE 16 - Copy, cut & paste keyboard shortcuts don't work at dol

Completely weird problem here. The primary keyboard shortcuts don't work. The secondary DO work. I can also copy & paste using mouse but who does that??? The primary (CTRL+C/X/V) are left at the ...
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Enable remote desktop on fedora 20 kde

I have a remote Fedora-20 kde 4.12.3 system and I can ssh into it no problem. I would however like to use the GUI for various purposes. Is there an option to enable to let me log into the linux ...
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How to change the audio device controlled by the volume icon in the KDE tray?

Like most modern desktops, on KDE it is possible to change the volume by hovering over the sound icon in the tray and moving the scroll wheel. But my video card also seems to have a built in sound ...
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Alias in KDE desktop session

Can be set alias for desktop session like it can be set in terminal? In fact I am not sure if desktop sessions work in the same way. Is there some central interpreter which interprets the commands ...
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Linux-Redhat6 KDE how to start logging in a file

I dragged a sensor with 'Log to a file' option, for logging column it is marked as 'crossed'. How do I start logging ?
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How can I make my KDE system mount things on /media/<label> instead of /media/<username>/<label>?

Since today, and I do not know why (I just rebooted), my USB disks are being mounted by KDE in /media/myname/label (e.g. /media/myname/backup ) instead of /media/label (e.g. /media/backup/ which ...
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Dolphin KDE error Not authorized

I'm using KDE 4.12 on Debian Sid and I have a little annoying problem. The USB inserted in the at the boot are mounted without problems. If I insert a new USB I get Not Authorized error in dolphin and ...
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Ctrl-k does not copy to clipboard

I am used to using emacs type commands in terminals and now I discovered a funny behaviour in "konsole" that I cannot correct. I am using ctrl-k to cut the rest of the line from the cursor and in ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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How to fast switch co concrete application window (in Windows 7 and KDE)

I am wondering if there is a built-in support for fast switching between application windows in Windows 7 and KDE based on the application name or if there is software which can does this. What I ...
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How do KDE applications run under Gnome?

If Gnome uses GTK+ and KDE uses Qt, how come KDE applications can run under Gnome?
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KDE Konsole resize window with bash command

I'm trying to write a bash-script that resizes my KDE-Konsole terminal-window when started. But I can't get it to work. VT-Terminal-codes don't seem to work properly. $ echo -e "\e[8;2;20t" shrinks ...
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What is the path to the default background in Linux Mint KDE?

I am looking for the path to the default Mint background image. I know that the gnome images are in /usr/share/backgrounds, but this does not exist on my KDE install.
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad is working great, then randomly stops until hciconfig reset

I paired a Apple Magic Trackpad with my laptop through the kde bluetooth system. It works fine until I touch it with too many fingers or swipe it too much resembling some sort of a gesture (or until ...
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Make KDE tile in thirds, or anything but halves/quarters

So, I have a big monitor, or at least big for me, and I sit rather close to it. (I don't have a desk, I have a tray table with a keyboard in my lap.) KDE comes with the ability to tile to quarters ...
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Send Esc key in KDE 4?

I am trying to set up a custom shortcut to map Esc to Esc:Esc, i.e. simulate a double press on Esc key, and so far have had no luck. (systemsettings -> gestures and shortcuts -> custom shortcuts) I ...
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linux mint 16 kde cursor issue

I installed Linux Mint 16 KDE on my system today. For some reason, when I move the cursor to the right, it goes away out of screen and I have to bring it back by dragging it the same distance I made ...
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Has anyone written a script to migrate linux users from one host to another ala the OSX migration assistant

I need to provide a newbie with a new machine but I don't have access to the old one -- only they do. Is there anything like Apple's Migration Assistant for Linux, specifically Fedora KDE, to move the ...
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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Determine which session manager restored Konsole a script is running under

If you log out of a KDE session with any Konsole terminals still open, they'll be there when you log back in (unless you've configured KDE otherwise). How can any scripts running under these ...
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Krusader: Use quick filter instead of quick search by default

In the Krusader file manager, I need to press Ctrl+I to invoke quick filter. If I just start typing, the quick search function is used instead. Is it possible to change the default, so quick filter is ...
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Krusader - case insensitive quick filter

Quick filter in the Krusader file manager is case-sensitive by default, I can't find an option to make it case insensitive. Is it possible?
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KDE - Alerts on incorrect unlock attempt

I am using debian with KDE4. When I lock my screen, the usual dialog appears. If I enter an incorrect password, however, nothing happens. It just displays a brief "Wrong password" message and then ...
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Use kvkbd without window manager

I am currently developing a kiosk application in QML and I want to use kvkbd virtual keyboard for user input. When used with a window manager (such as icewm), kvkbd works well, but since my ...
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Can I change the size of the kde menu?

I would like to make the menu bigger (=covering more of the screen and showing more), is that possible? Using opensuse 13 kde
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Where Konqueror keeps its bookmarks?

KDE/Konqueror, lots of bookmarks (mostly SSH/fish:// bookmarks, so those are actually useful). I have a backup script, but do not know how I can extract Konqueror bookmarks for backing them up?
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How to Compile and Install Remmina From GIT Repository for Ubuntu (KDE)?

Gentlemen, I would like to compile a version of Remmina directly from the GIT repository, because I need to apply a patch to fix a problem. With the command sequence below I can compile it and ...
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Knotes - Show All Notes/Alt+Shift+S - Sometimes It Does Not Work

Sometimes I use the shortcut (Alt+Shift+S) in KDE to maximize/show all notes in KNotes it does not work and the notes appearing all grouped on the taskbar. Any solution/workaround for this problem?
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how to disable clipboard contents widget on fedora kde

I use fedora with a kde desktop. I want to disable the clipboard contents widget that auto run after system boot. I have not been able to find where to disable it from automatically running. Can ...
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Why Remmina closes when we select “share folder”? Linux Mint 16 KDE

Why Remmina closes/crash when we select "share folder" in Linux Mint 16 KDE? Is there any solution to this problem?
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Set name of Konsole window

How can one set the name of a Konsole window in KDE? I know that we can change the names of the tabs, and the Konsole window title is preconfigured to use the name of the current tab, but this is not ...
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KDE Hardware Detection is not running

Some time ago my Kubuntu stopped displaying USB mass storage devices in the system tray. If I go into Settings > Startup and Shutdown > Service Manager, the "Hardware Detection" service is "Not ...
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Unable to install TI Linux emulator on Linux Mint 16 KDE

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE, and I wanted to install the Texas Instruments Emulator from http://lpg.ticalc.org/prj_tilem/download.html. I downloaded and extracted the source code, and installed all the ...
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Save session using shell command in KDE

I can save my KDE session using the KDE start menu. But how could I achieve to save my session by shell command ?
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Can't login with KDM and SSSD but the login works fine from the console

I have LDAP authentication set up with SSSD and I can login fine through console and ssh. However when I try to login through KDM it just says authentication failure... More specifically: Jan 9 ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is used for (never mind what, something app-specific). However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift without depressing any ...