KDE Software Compilation 4, the KDE series first released in 2008.

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kde4 separate same aplication group in icon taskbar

Nowaday we have a lot of practical apps from google chrome store. but unfortunately kde icon taskbar put everything when running in a group of chrome windows. Exist any solution for this? Thanks. I ...
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Show notification as root to other users on KDE

I need to show notification messages to different users as root on a Debian system running KDE with a bash or python script. What I tried so far are: export DISPLAY=:X (X symbolizes the remote host ...
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How to bind Sun keys to KDE ops

I'm trying to bind Sun keys, for specificity, say, keycode 140 (keysym 0x1005ff71, SunFront), to a KWin operation (raise/lower, but it doesn't matter).Trying to use that key in any shortcut just ...
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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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Copy & paste from linux guest to windows host fails

I am running linux (Gentoo 3.15.5-hardened-r2) as a guest under VMware workstation 9.0.2, the host is Windows 7 Enterprise. My desktop environment in the linux guest ist KDE 4.12.5. I use the ...
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How to hide KDE applications under Gnome Shell Menu?

I want to have both desktop environments on a single machine - e.g. for different users. But I don't want to see KDE apps under Gnome. How to do that?
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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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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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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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KDE Set Custom Window Name

I am using mplayer to display a webcam window on my KDE desktop. The .desktop file looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Comment[en_US]=Webcam Comment=Webcam Exec=mplayer tv:// -tv ...
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PDF annotation with Okular 0.17.5 and libpoppler-qt4-4 0.22.5-4 in Debian Jessie

I would like to annotate PDFs, store the annotations in the PDF and be able to view the annotations with Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. I am using Debian Jessie with the following packages: okular ...
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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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Disable system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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Installation of flash player for Slackware/KDE4/Firefox

Help Please, From the instruction in the readme.txt file that was with the download sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-15.0.1/browser/plugins sudo cp -r usr/* /usr I have the lib file @: ...
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How to get rid of KDE's overlay of app icons in cursor when opening a file

Whenever I open a file in KDE (Suse 12.3) the corresponding app's icon is shown next to cursor and the name appears with spinning wheel in taskbar. Normally this disappears very soon and is OK. ...
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How can I acquire decent quality audio with my webcam?

Whenever I try to record a video with my webcam (I haven't tried, but I suppose that it won't work also for programs like Skype) I can correctly capture the video, but they are silent, the audio is ...
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How to recover annotations made by okular to a PDF file after being moved from another user's homedir?

I made lots of annotations to some PDF files using okular (KDE's PDF viewer). Then, I decided to move them to another user's homedir, but found out the annotations weren't available anymore. With a ...
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Too many processes have realtime or -20 niceness

For some reason a lot of my processes are real-time and and keep making my audio lag. Are these supposed to be real-time? I tried both a hard reboot and soft reboot, I even restarted pulse but to no ...
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Is it possible to send a console session from a terminal emulator to another under Linux?

This is a bit odd question, maybe, but I would like to know if it is possible to move an active console session from a terminal emulator to another. More specific, let's say that I'm using KDE and ...
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Manually reload kde options

If I change some settings in ~/.kde4/share/config/* is there a command or method for reloading those settings without restarting X or logging-off?
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Is there a KDE plasmoid to monitor logged in users?

Is there a KDE plasmoid which will display logged in users on a Linux system?
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How do I install KDE in my Debian installation?

How do I install KDE in my Debian installation? I have a Debian Squeeze 6.0.7, which was installed from a DVD. I would like to install kde-full package into it. How do I install KDE in my current ...
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Use spacebar to check and uncheck checkboxes in KDE

A powerful and necessary keyboard navigation element is the ability to use space bar to check / uncheck checkboxes. How to enable such behaviour for spacebar key in KDE 4.x ?
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Any way to run a user script on suspend/resume in KDE4?

I have the desire to run a script as the logged in user immediately before a hibernate (suspend to disk) operation, and immediately after a resume with KDE4. I know that I can put a script in ...
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Setting KDE Task switcher to list windows from all screens in Kubuntu 12.04

I moved this question from Unix/Linux SE, since I think it fits here best. When I alt-tab in Kubuntu 12.04, the listed windows are from the current screen only. In the Task Switcher settings, the ...
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kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message

On an up to date Kubuntu precise, my notifications will only pop up after the second one. I'm using: kdialog --title "foo" --passivepopup "bar" The first one is shown in the system tray only – the ...
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What is the “right” way to add a file to a panel in KDE

Adding a widget or program to a panel in KDE is easy: apps can be added from kickstart, and widgets via the normal panel settings. But if I have a file, such as a libreoffice document, the process I ...
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KDE 4 has only 1 switch effect?

In the KDE 4 Desktop Effects dialog, I can see these switch effects: Box Switch Cover Switch Flip Switch But no matter which one I choose, when I press Alt+Tab, the switch effect is always the ...
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Power button to kill locked sessions

I have a headless Debian server that will auto-login a user to KDE on startup and then locks the screen/session. If I press the power button while the KDE session is locked, the button is ignored. If ...
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What does this KDE control module error message mean?

My KDE4 give me this error message when I try to configure my WIFI. Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy ...
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kde4 got funny transparent background

My system is Gentoo amd64, updated to the latest. After I updated and restarted my computer, I got this funny transparent background, but only in popup dialogs/menus. I have tried to delete the ...
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KMix shows non-functional sound card as default, no apparent way to change it

How do I change KMix's default sound card? I have "prefered" the correct one in Phonon (KDE's sound and video card configuration tool), I have selected it as the Master channel in KMix, what else can ...
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How to make KDE Desktop stop creating notification 'The screen is being locked'

Is there a setting somewhere that tells KDE Power Management System to stop creating notifications whenever I put the computer to sleep? It is annoying, having my notification list full of 'The screen ...
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What to break in KDE to disable transparency?

In KDE 4.9 one can disable the transparency of most items, but not of the Plasma Panel. However, that thing annoys me to all extent. I cannot have applications full-screened then Alt-Tab to another ...
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KDE4: Session loses authentication priviledges

After a few hours within a KDE session, my system services will loose their ability to retrieve sensitive information. Is there any way to fix this? Background: On startup I'll be prompted for a ...
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Return to KDE after starting new terminal

I've just installed Arch Linux with KDE as a desktop environment. However after some initial steps I need to login as root so I hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 and I was thrown into the terminal (black screen/white ...
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Debian: set desktop resolution for non-monitor box

I have a debian box running Wheezy and booting into KDE4. The computer doesn't have any monitor attached but is set to start a vnc server for remote connection when main user auto-logins on startup. ...
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Run script after user login to kde

I'm using debian with kde4 I have a script that i need to be executed after a user loggins to kde. The system is setup to auto-login a user and lock the session. I tried to add the script to kde's ...
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Error emerging kdepimlibs-4.9.3

i am on a new Gentoo installation and when trying to emerge kde4.9.3 through kde4 layman overlay i get the following error for kdepimlibs-4.9.3 -- Found Sasl2: /usr/lib64/libsasl2.so -- Looking ...
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How to move thumbnail panel in gwenview to right edge?

In the KDE application gwenview, how do I move the thumbnail panel to the right edge? I've tried everything obvious, including dragging everywhere, looking through the documentation, searching the web ...
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Thunderbird, chat extension, what about notification

As you may have noticed, Thunderbird's new version has now a built-in feature that allows you to use it as a chat client. For example, Google talk. So I initiated my own account. The problem is that ...
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Kmail mails missing

I had a gmail account from which I exported all mails to Kmail before I deleted it. The mails where splitted between a folder named Local Folders (about 10000 mails) and a folder named gmail (~7000 ...
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Why new windows or tabs opened in konsole don't show colored text output?

I use bash terminals quite a lot in my daily work, and since I chose KDE for my desktop, I naturally use konsole for opening bash sessions. When I start konsole, the first session shows colored ...
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How to disable context menu shadow in KDE 4?

I don't like context menu shadows in KDE 4. Is there any way to disable those?
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Activate USB Speakers in KDE after login

I have some USB speakers that I use with KDE under linux. If they are plugged in when KDE starts, all works fine. If I plug them in while KDE is already started, they are recognised by the system, ...
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Disabling sounds in KDE app (without KDE installed)

I have an old-school X setup in Debian, mostly running WindowMaker with some Gnome applications. I have just installed the K3B cd burning package, which has pulled in some KDE infrastructure packages. ...
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kde start menu flip from search

I am using KDE 4.8.2 and I want to know if there is a simple way to go from the search bar, in the start up menu, to the results. It's really annoying not being able to just press the down key and get ...
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How to make persistent shortcuts to windows in KDE4?

This answer Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut tells how to set a keyboard shortcut which activates a particular windows. It works wonderfully. But if I close the application and restart ...
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My KDE very slow in certain operations

I have a problem with my Linux installation. It seems that the KDE code that deals with directory windows is extremely slow (on both Dolphin and Konqueror). This happens both when I click on a ...
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How to keep an active window on top, and any eventual new window go behind active one?

One of the most annoying things that happen to me is when I work in a window, typically an editor, or a console, and some application suddenly starts and covers the currently active window... Is there ...