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

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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 ...
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How to prompt (gui) and use root password on a script?

I would like run a script of mine that need some root privilegies on a gui way. For example, a simple script could be: #!/bin/sh clementine sudo shutdown -h 00:00 The first line opens the ...
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how to restore application panel in opensuse 12.1 kde 4?

I have accidentally removed desktop panel that shows applications currently running on. I'm noob on and I can't find a way how to restore it back. Please help.
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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How can I tell kate to use CSS highlighting for .less files by default?

How can I tell kate to use CSS highlighting for .less files by default?
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Unicode characters display improperly in KDE and on the console in Arch Linux

I recently switched from OpenSuSE to Arch Linux. Files with unicode characters in the name used to display fine, but after the switchover I just get mojibake. For example, in my music library ...
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How to make multimedia keys useful in KDE

In Gnome when I pressed the "play" button on my keyboard it would play/pause the song in a media player. In KDE when I press the play button nothing happens. I want to use this key to send a ...
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Remove icons from KDE task manager

How do I remove these icons from KDE's task manager? I am using KDE 4.8 on Arch Linux, I've looked everywhere but I cannot for the life of me find out how to remove them Thanks
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KDE 4.7.2 - Change order of open windows in task manager?

I am using KDE 4.7.2 at the moment. I'm used to move the windows in the task manager by drag and drop. In earlier KDE versions this worked. But somehow it won't work now and I didn't find a solotion ...
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How to start plasma-desktop from SSH-console on desktop session?

I killed KDE's plasma-desktop on a openSUSE 11.2 machine, because it was eating too much CPU. How can I restart it via SSH or another tty session? On the affected computer there is only shown a ...
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Can't get my monitor setup to stick with PCLinux OS

I'm using PCLinuxOS, which uses the KDE windows manager. I have to reconfigure my dual monitors every time I restart my system. I used the configuration utility to change the enable the second monitor ...
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How do I install KDE nepomuk playground?

I'm particularly interested in using the fancybookmarking konqueror plugin of KDE nepomuk playground. I tried installing it in the standard way (giving the install prefix as /usr), then quitting and ...
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Multiple global shortcuts for the same action

In KDE4, I want to be able to change my sound volume both with the built-in Volume Up key as well as Meta+U. While I can define alternate keybindings for all program-wide actions, there is no such ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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Make a plasmoid cover the whole screen

I'd like my KDE4 desktop to be filled with nothing but a view of the Desktop files, like the KDE3 one (or really, any other desktop). How can I resize the Desktop folder view plasmoid to take up the ...
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Legacy X application on KDE4: Not raising windows to front

I run a curent Linux with a KDE4 desktop (OpenSuse 11.4). For my daily work I run a legacy X application from 1999. (No, the there is no way to update this closed source application.) Running in a ...
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How do I get the Kubuntu Application menu to appear above its button

Just installed a fresh Kubuntu 11.04 (plus wifi and nvidia drivers). Got a weird but annoying issue whereby my App Launcher menu is appearing at the top of my screen when I click the button for it at ...
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In KDE, stop virtual desktop changing when I click on the desktop

I'm new to KDE and am running KDE 4.7.1 on top of Arch Linux. It's fantastic however I have one problem - virtual desktops. Yeah I know there are those "activities" things which people say replace ...
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Thunderbird > 4.x on Linux does not honour default browser

Under KDE 4.7 I have "chromium-browser-chromium" set as my default browser in system settings. This works for KDE apps, but not Thunderbird. I suspect that Thunderbird is looking for the default ...
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Remembering last window position by window manager or force it via xorg option parameters

Guys how come that window position of apps on screen is "remembered" only for some of them ? When you close it at x y wigth height and then start again. chrome, pidgin, xchat works, but Dolphin, ...
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--caption parameter used in KDE in Kubuntu 11.04

I right now installed Konquest in Kubuntu 11.04 and I noticed the item konquest --caption "%c" in Application Launcher. Why is the caption overridden using --caption instead of taking the default ...
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opensuse KDE 11.4 - How to edit $HOME/.bashrc

Just install opensuse 11.x kde into my Lennovo X60, kick out the ms window. The must function, input Chinese can't work. When start IBus, it shows following message. How to edit $HOME/.bashrc? Tried ...
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How to get font smoothing to work in Firefox under Linux?

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE 4.6 and Firefox 5.0, and I had to install a GTK+ theme to make apps like Firefox look nicer. Now, I have another problem—Firefox doesn't use font smoothing on sites, ...
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KDE: how to remove file association

I'm on Kubuntu 11.04, and I have 1000 associations to wine's vlc - none of them is useful - and I want to remove them all. So I do kcmshell4 filetypes in konsole, then type "vlc" in a search box - ...
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How can I modify my KDE environment without restarting?

I am running KDE 4.10. I have added an environment variable to my .profile, however this variable will obviously not be visible to programs that I start via the KDE GUI (as opposed to a shell with the ...
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KDE4: Wallpaper blending an image and a color

I am one of those KDE 3 die hards. With KDE 3 I was able to set my wallpaper to an image, and then to add a solid color (with some alpha value) on top of it. I find it makes the background ...
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OpenSuSE “forgets” screen setup on every boot

I am using OpenSuSE 11.3 and have a dual monitor setup. Graphicdrivers are completly untouched, I just took what came with the installation. I use the default tool coming with KDE to manage my ...
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Google chrome did not shutdown correctly

I get the "Google chrome did not shutdown correctly" message every time I reboot my computer. I'm using: Google chromium 8.0.552 KDE 4.5.4 I believe this has something to do with chrome not ...
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svn revision number confusion

when i add a new file or folder to my repository svn revises it after the latest revision number available in the repo, i.e. does not revise it as 1. is it the way svn works? also, i am using kdesvn ...
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Xorg compose key without losing valuable key / bypass mode?

I would like to setup a compose key, but the only options available in the KDE system settings (and via /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules) are: compose:ralt Right Alt compose:lwin Left Win ...
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Kwin window over both monitors

How can I make a window span over both monitors? I have the monitors configured using the KDE monitor setting tool. I need specifically full-screen (for presentation purposes) or at least a maximized ...
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How to send notifications from a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console? Hi, i want to send a notification to the kde4 notification area (in desktop panel) from a small script. Is ...
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Emacs transparency with kde4?

Is there any way to make Emacs partially transparent in kde4? I tried some of the solutions proposed online, but none of them had any effect at all; I suspect it might be an issue with kde, but I am ...
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How to make the mouse slower in KDE 4?

I have bought one of the new Logitech wireless mice for my laptop, but it seems too "fast" - a small movement results in massive movement on the screen, its much faster than the old corded mouse I am ...
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How install amarok in windows 7

I follow the instructions on amarok.kde.org but doesn't work, any sugestions? likns? the phonon backend dont find vlc
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Set device for program in PulseAudio?

In computer I have 2 sound devices. When I run some program (let's say Skype) I can (using "pavucontrol" -> "PulseAudio Volume Control") setup so that this application will use given device for ...
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KDE 4.5: Focus on scroll

With KDE 3.5 windows always got focus as soon as I scrolled over them but with KDE 4.x this doesn't seem to be possible. At the Focus settings I only see the policies "Click to focus", "Focus Follows ...
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How can i move the chromium buttons to the left in KDE4?

Can I make like this : Under KDE4? How?
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How to make kde remember printing options?

All kde applications use the same print widget. But every time i want to print something - I have to set options: grayscale, duplex, two pages per sheet, with single line border. Is there any way to ...
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How can I control in KDE on which desktop an application started from commandline will appear?

I am using a script to start an application (with GUI, i.e. windows) in KDE. However, the window will always appear on the currently used desktop. I would like to define which desktop the application ...
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How do I add/modify/remove startup programs in KDE?

I am looking for application which allow me to manage the startup programs in KDE. Just like BootUp-Manager in Ubuntu (Gnome).
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Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut

I was wondering about a possibility to find and raise some window in KDE4 with shortcut. Currently in KDE 4.4 there is a possibility to switch to window from krunner (Alt-F2). Say, I have an open ...
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How can I automatically start an application after login in Kde4

I am using Kde 4.4 and I would like to start one of the applications automatically after every login to the system. How can I configure it? I remember I managed to find a dialog window in one of the ...
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Entering 'domain' information when connecting to SAMBA share in Dolphin

openSUSE 11.2. KDE 4.3.5 Dolphin 1.3 The following works on CL mount -v -o username=abcdefg,domain=DOM -t cifs //server.tld/share/path /mnt Authentication fails when trying to connect to this ...
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Is it possible to configure Kde 4 to resize windows to half desktop size when moved to the side of the screen?

I have just noticed a nice feature in Windows 7 - when you drag a window to the edge of the screen (the mouse pointer must touch the edge), windows offers you to resize the window to exactly half of ...
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How do I assign Control_R+Menu to the global kxkb switch action?

I want to use a combination that avoids alphabetic/punctuation characters because that way I have a consistent physical position on different layouts. Control_R+Menu fits that requirement and is also ...
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How can I run systemsettings in super user mode in kde 4.3.4

I am trying to set up samba server on my box, and the easiest way seems to be to use the kde4 samba setting dialog. I need to run it as super user though. I tried su - systemsettings but the ...
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change application taskbar icon in kde

through kmenuedit i can set new menu items and icons... however, once the application starts, it uses its own icon (which has been set elsewhere, i guess). how do i set a different icon for that ...
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KDE4: Share Nepomuk data

is it possible to share the nepomuk data? I have several users here and the users should be able to read and modify the tags and comments for each file with public access. Also it should be possible ...
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Customizing dialog text in KDE4 (Would you like to send this to narnia?)

I'd really like it to say: "Would you like to send this to Narnia?" When I delete stuff in openSUSE 11.2 with KDE4. Perferably something easy like: sed /trash/narnia/ I know how to do this ...