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

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KDE system monitor vs GNOME system monitor

I have both the system monitors of KDE and GNOME. When I compare the CPU usage of a CPU intensive program, that of KDE reports a 30% usage and 3GB of memory while that of GNOME reports 300% of CPU and ...
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openSUSE - Desktop icons

I'm new to openSUSE. Right now my "Desktop" is shown in an anchored folder on the desktop. Is there anyway to get the icons to show on the actual desktop, like on Windows and Mac operating system?
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Is it possible to make the color of a KDE panel change in sync with music playing?

I can't find anything online about it. Best if it is customizable, with a config or scripting
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Best Practices for removing unwanted menu shortcuts in KDE

Is there a recommended way to remove unwanted menu shortcuts from the application menu (XDG standards compliant). I've got a few packages that tend to install multiple shortcuts even though I only ...
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Why does long pressing Control key trigger Escape in KDE?

I recently switched from GNOME 3 to KDE 5, and I found myself accidentally pressing Escape when holding the left Control key. It does not happen under any other desktop environments. How do I stop ...
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Can file copy failures be caused by file content?

I was copying some files from my laptop's hard drive on to a USB thumb drive/pen drive/key/stick earlier today, using KDE 5 to do the copy (drag and drop in Dolphin). I encountered a problem: the copy ...
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Tooltips of GTK applications are unreadable within KDE

My system is openSUSE 42.1 with Plasma 5. I have some GTK applications installed as well, and I'm experiencing a rather annoying behaviour from them. Namely, the tooltips of these apps are almost ...
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KDE mouse stops moving after suspend

For some reason on KDE my mouse will stop moving in two scenarios, only to be fixed by logging off via ALT+F2 (logout): Computer naturally suspends after timeout. Shutting lid. Both scenarios ...
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IP forwarding for kde connect

I want to forward a KDE connect connection from my desktop to an android phone, which are not in the same network. KDE connect uses the Ports 1714-1764 on tcp/udp and broadcasts to find the device in ...
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KDE Plasma 5 taskbar dissappears on external monitors

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-28-generic and Plasma 5.6.5 I am mostly docked with two external displays, and I use all three with the Laptop one as primary. I have a customized taskbar ...
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Dolphin and Kdialog are extremely slow Debian 8 Jessie

Dolphin takes about 1 minute to start. The same problem is with KDialog. dolphin /tmp Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower::DeviceAdded(QString) Object::connect: No such ...
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How to save bookmarks for Kate?

I've become reliant on the bookmarks in Kate, but I work on multiple machines so it makes it an inconvenience to have to keep bookmarking the same places in my documents. How do I export the ...
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KDE on CentOS steals Alt-Shift from applications?

I'm using KDE on CentOS 7 on one machine and KDE on Kubuntu 16.04 on another. In both cases I've set Alt-Shift to switch keyboard layout. However, in Kubuntu Alt-Shift-XXX is still free: I can make ...
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Plasma 5 login user list

My computer runs on a network configured with LDAP. I recently updated to Kubuntu 16.04 from 14.04, and now I cannot login graphically. On 14.04, the login screen used to show my username and two ...
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Krunner not working on Debian Stretch

I have just installed Debian Stretch with KDE. When I press ALT+F2 to invoke Krunner I would just get a little white pixel on the top of the screen /the focus will go to this pixel/. I have tried to ...
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How do I change iBus input methods when the session is locked in KDE?

How do I switch between input methods with iBus on the lock screen? Part of my work necessitates me using iBus for Chinese pinyin input. I had the misfortune of leaving the input method on pinyin ...
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KWrite syntax-highlights plaintext file on save

I'm using KWrite in Windows. I open a .txt file in KWrite, and there's no syntax highlighting. Good, that's what I expect. But when I save the file (Ctrl+S) it suddenly becomes syntax-highlighed. ...
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PulseAudio Equalizer randomly stops functioning

My problem is just as the title says. I'm using Linux Mint KDE 17.3. The only predictability that I can get from it is that it shuts off when everything goes silent for at least a second, but that ...
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How do I move a KDE plasma panel, from commandline/scripts?

I Have a script that change my desktop layout using xrandr, but I also want to move my Panel. So far I played round with kwinscripts, using qdbus org.kde.plasmashell /PlasmaShell org.kde.PlasmaShell....
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How do I cut a line in KDE Kate?

What is the keyboard shortcut to copy the whole current line to the clipboard and then delete it? This is functionally equivalent to: Home, Shift+↓, Ctrl+X It's a common feature I use often in some ...
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Wifi Access Point instable in Fedora, KDE Plasma 5

I have two PCs (PC1 and PC2). Both have identical hard- and software and both are connected to the interenet via ethernet connection. As OS I have Fedora 23 with KDE Plasma 5. Using the KDE Connection-...
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I can not install the necessary dependencies for Skype for Fedora 23 x86_64

Hi I have a HP Envy dv7 with an uname -a output of: Linux MercadesBendz 4.4.7-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Apr 13 02:52:52 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux lspci output of: 00:00.0 ...
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Move active windows to specific workspace activity with qdbus in KDE

I'm using KDE plasma 5.6 with multiple activities and multiple desktops, I'd to have some application instances bound to specific combination of activity and desktop, i.e. : Telegram client on ...
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Wipe KDE5 Widgets via Command Line/Freezing issue

I recently installed kde-plasma on an arch installation. Everything was working fine... until I added widgets. I wanted to try them out with a theme and decided that I wanted to remove them. However, ...
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KDE 5 - How to remove a system tray entry?

I've just upgrade to Kubuntu 16.04 and there's an icon in system tray which is not displaying normally. It can be hidden from the system tray entries settings but I'd like to figure out which ...
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Cycle Through Windows on active screen

I have twin view set up in KDE and woudl like to cycle through the windows on the active screen. So if I'm working on my left screen, I'd like to be able to "Alt-Tab" through the windows ONLY on my ...
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KDE: Don't start login screen before my app script finishes

I have Fedora 23 on my machine and I'm using KDE Plasma. I've written a small app which is executed before the KDE login screen appears. This was done by placing the line /path/to/MyApp to /etc/sddm/...
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startx stuck with command line outputs

I'm using kubuntu 14.04. When i switched my computer on, it went straight to command line. I tried startx and the output is as follows In Xorg.0.log , Fatal server error: no screens found ...
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...
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KDE disable dragging window from panel

I have a strange ridiculous question: I'm using KDE (Kubuntu) and I love it, but I constantly hook on windows at side panel and my cursor appears with an icon of the window, like I took it to drag and ...
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Where are the logs of /etc/sddm/Xsetup (KDE Plasma 5)

My OS is Fedora 23 and I use KDE-Plasma 5.5.5. I've written an GUI-application wich starts before the KDE login screen. I've achieved it by placing the line /path/to/my/app into /etc/sddm/Xsetup. The ...
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KDE plasma partial screen after unplugging hdmi second screen

I have arch with KDE plasma on my laptop. Yesterday I tried a second vga screen using a hdmi-vga adaptor (my laptop has only hdmi entry). Everything worked fine, I used the second screen as an ...
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Autologin and mount encrypted volume in KDE 5

On my machine, I have Fedora 23 (Server) and KDE 5.19. SELinux is deactivated. Furthermore, I have an encrypted home volume (using LUKS). As soon as the user logs in on the SDDM greeter, the encrypted ...
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How to unlock screen from script in KDE Plasma 5?

I use pam_usb and want to lock/unlock computer when USB stick is removed/inserted. For locking I use qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock and it works perfectly. For unlocking I've ...
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How to repair KDE in Metamorphose Linux?

I'm using Metamorphose Linux 8, is Debian base and using KDE. After I try instal teamview with official deb file and restart my computer, now my Linux are not start interface graphic. It's enter ...
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HexChat - notification popup doesn't dissapear

When somebody writes to me on hexchat a small popup appears, that can't be closed and it's there for a very long time. Is there any way to close this popup? Not to entirely disable them (because I ...
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Make all desktops share the same settings

I'm running plasma5 and have two monitors. Each monitor, apparently, has it's own desktop, and thus, it's own wallpapers, mouse shortcuts, et cetera. This also happens across activities; so if you ...
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How to remove file-assosiations to Qt Creator in KDE

How to remove file-associations to Qt Creator 5 in KDE? It is assigned to very many files format by default (txt, doc, xml, js, sql, and many many others). Trying manually remove some associations ...
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Group together icons on a plasma 5 panel

I have all the applications I frequently use sitting on one of my panels. Things like konsole, chromium, et cetera can all be dragged from the Application Launcher onto a panel to appear as icons. ...
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Kde custom resolution

Everything is just a tad too small on Kde plasma 5 on my 1080p laptop. Everything looks peefect when I force 1600x900 using xrandr but a logout removes this setting and kscreen does not give it as an ...
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Finding the CSS identifier (or what the CSS identifier is) for the hangouts box on Hangouts.google.com

I am using the Web Slice widget in the KDE Desktop Enviroment and I am wondering how I can find the CSS identifier (or what the CSS identifier is) for the hangouts box on Hangouts.google.com so that I ...
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Dynamic configuring multiple x-screens using RandR (xrandr) in Linux

I can use a external physical Dell monitor at work connecting it through VGA port to my ThinkPad laptop. I have Debian testing installed, along with KDE5.5 and i3wm. See detailed information below. ...
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Completely remove KDE 5 from Debian

I want to completely remove KDE 5 from my (Debian Unstable) system, including configuration files and my user configuration file. Is there a way to do it without reinstalling and/or creating a new ...
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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 ...