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

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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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My laptop often resumes when its 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 ...
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Clicking a link in Thunderbird opens Firefox instead of the default browser

I am using KDE on Fedora 21 x86_64. I recently switched my default browser from Firefox to Chromium, and this worked out very well...except for Thunderbird, which still insists on attempting to open ...
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How to toggle 'Switch desktop on edge' in KDE via command line

I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 with KDE 4.14.1. How can I enable/disable 'System Settings > Workspace Appearance and Behavior > Workspace Behavior > Screen Edges > Switch desktop on edge' via command line?
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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How do I get firefox to open files with kde applications

Can I set it to use kde-open for everything? currently it seems to be doing something weird using exo-open --launch FileManager to open up files. They open eventually with the right applications ...
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after pressing ctr alt f1 and rebooting I always have a black screen

In kubuntu, I originally tried to bring back the bottom bar of kde and when I pressed ctr alt f1, the command exit didn't work so I pressed the power button for reboot ... now kde never appears, ...
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Left click not working Arch Linux KDE

I run Arch-Linux on a Intel i3 processor w/ x64 architecture. I installed arch Linux and other than gdm failing and preventing me from booting, it went pretty smoothly. For the longest time, I used ...
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Make a KDE shortcut to run the default browser

I am new to KDE and would like to make shortcuts that run default applications. For instance, I like CTRL-ALT-I to open my default browser. I have found that I can create a custom shortcut directly ...
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Connected clients to my WiFi hotspot

When I type arp -a I can see connected clients, but I want the same information piped out to kdialog when a new client connects or disconnects. Is it possible with shell scripting?
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Make tilde ~ character appear curved (KDE)

I recently installed a (B)LFS system on my computer. The tilde key (~) is shown as a straight line, much like the em-dash (-) in many locations, such as konsole, kate and also in the box that I am ...
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How to tell Dolphin which files to hide?

KDE's file manager Dolphin can hide some files, e.g., files starting with a . Is there a way to configure which files it actually hides? For example, I would like to make it hide all files matching ...
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KDE screen lock log?

When the screen is locked in KDE (my specific version is Kubuntu but hopefully this is something that is generic Linux), is the event logged? If so where would I look to find it?
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WPA blocks UDP broadcast

I use a convenient program called KDE Connect to interface a Linux/KDE computer with an Android device. It uses UDP broadcast. And it worked fine when my wifi was not encrypted. I recently had to ...
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Why would nvidia-prime affect font antialiasing?

I just installed nvidia-prime in Ubuntu 13.10 according to these instructions sudo apt-get purge bumblebee* sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319 ...
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Is the below list complete for installing Debian?

Is the below list complete for installing Debian? I just pick them from long list. debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso.contents ...
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ALSA stopped working with default device

I had working sound on my Linux with 3 sound cards. I had some old Sound Blaster which was working, an on-board sound card which a few months ago was not supported (so I turned it off in BIOS) and ...
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Firefox opens directories with kdesvn

When I open the containing folder for a download in Firefox it launches kdesvn (which then fails). This isn't listed in the Applications tab in the Preferences window, and grepping kdesvn in ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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KDE bash --norc

I would like to disable ./bashrc with the command bash --norc when opening a session on the KDE Destop enviroment. but I dont really understand where to place it, if on the startkde, Xsession or where ...
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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...
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Setting and keeping resolution settings for a display that's not autodetected on KDE/Fedora 20

I have a non standard 1280x800 screen which isn't detected correctly by my linux system The screen is a 1280x800 native, 10.1 inch tablet display with an external controller board. I've got it ...
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cant to write cyrillic in google-chrome and some kde application

After upgrade my system I have some problem with russian language. English became the language of the some standard kde application (it was russian before). Google chrome is english too and in this ...
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Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction

Sometimes when selecting with the mouse, I select everything other than what I intended to select due to the mouse moving slightly above or below the line being selected. For example, in your address ...
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How do I restore 3D Acceleration after I possibly broke it in Linux Mint 16 KDE?

Here's my system: PROCESSOR: CPU - Intel® Core™ i3-2367 Processor (CPU Cache: 3 MB L3) LCD SIZE: 12.5" / 1366 x 768 SYSTEM MEMORY: 4GB DDR3 STORAGE: 500GB GRAPHICS: Chipset - Intel® HD Graphics 3000 ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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Autocomplete in all KDE textareas

Is there any way to get autocomplete from system dictionaries in all KDE text areas, including Kate, Dolphin, Rekonq and the rest of KDE? If it could be integrated into Firefox as well, that would be ...
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Connect to the strongest wifi AP in kde?

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04, which has KDE 4.13.2. At the moment, when ever I start up, or resume from suspend, KDE automatically connects to a previously used wireless network, but it does so in some ...
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Linux Distribution with Good KDE Integration [closed]

I need linux distribution with following packages/features: Any popular web browser (Fireox, Opera or Chrome) with KDE intergation Any office package (OpenOffice, LibreOffice, etc.) with KDE ...
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How to activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)?

How do I activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)? Installation works fine, but default is the KDE screen saver / locker, and neither the KDE docs nor the XScreenSaver docs (here: ...
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Switch from KDialog to Zenity

I'm using KDE 4.8.4. Is it possible to cease to use KDialog in KDE and switch to Zenity permanently? KDialog is driving me crazy. It always freezes everywhere at save and open dialogs, in Google ...
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Everything seems to be rendered below wallpaper

I've got a fresh installation of Fedora 20 with KDE. Everything is out-of-box, no reconfiguring. It starts normally, I get the standart logon screen. But when it starts the desktop, everything becomes ...
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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 horizontally 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 ...