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

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Booting with KDE and i3 in different ttys

The other day some dude at a LAN party showed me the ctrl+alt+f* trick to switch tty's, and I thought it was totally awesome (I didn't know that!). Another person introduced me to i3 (The window ...
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Migrating old knotes to a knotes on a new KDE installation

I want to migrate the KDE knotes database from an account that existed of a Fedora 17 installation (kdepim 4.10.5) to another account that exists on a Fedora 20 installation (kdepim 4.13.3). I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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kioexec with multiple files

We have two environments here at work, and I access the remote machine over ssh. I can do this: kioexec myeditor fish://me@remotemachine/path/to/file.txt But I'd like to be able to do a diff ...
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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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Fix KDE permissions after sudo startx

After experiencing some issues with KDE (4.7.1, on Kubuntu 11.10), I tried to restart it. The recommended sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart stopped it, but it failed to start, instead getting stuck on a ...
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KDE missing menu (red cross)

As I've said on Tuesday, the last VirtualBox crash corrupted anything related to X11. After two days and reinstalling nearly all libraries I could got the KDM/GDM working, but the is still one thing ...
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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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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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Uninstall breaks unprivileged boot-up services (MDM and audio) - Linux Mint 16rc KDE

After a wine install/uninstall audio is broken and MDM fails as a boot up service, but still works via sudo. How should I trouble shoot? Last night I installed Wine, installed then removed ...
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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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Shutting up KDE applications launched from the command line

Whenever I launch a KDE application from the command line, for instance okular to view a pdf, I get spammed with tons of warnings and various messages that I am not interested in. Even hours after I ...
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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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sudo access for desktop actions in Gnome/KDE?

I feel kinda silly asking this question. I'm using CentOS 5.4 and KDE. I downloaded an archive and I want to drag/drop the contents into a folder that I need root access to write to. I can obviously ...
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Broken fonts in Konsole KDE 4.3.4

I have a strange situation - after some upgrades a couple of days ago fonts in KDE Konsole broke. To make it more specific - standard fonts look more or less OK, but when I use my national characters ...
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KDE auto-shrinks windows?

I have been beating my head against the wall and my Google-fu is failing me. I tried Ubuntu 11.10 and saw Gnome 3. It's horrid. So I thought I'd give KDE4 a shot. My only complaint after a few ...
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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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How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?

or maybe something else? I am using Redhat OS.
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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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Can I use a MacBook as a second monitor for my OpenSUSE/KDE?

Because I am traveling I can't buy a second monitor, but I have two laptops. One laptop is installed with OpenSUSE 13.3, I use KDE as GUI. I have another MacBook with OS X. It has X server running on ...
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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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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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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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Remote desktop server as daemon

I'm using KRFB as remote desktop server in my Linux Mint KDE. It works fine as usual remote desktop server but I've to log-in then run it manually (or at start up) How can I run KRFB of any remoter ...
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KDE Default Profile

I'm configuring a CentOS 5.5 workstation with a default desktop environment of KDE 3.5 that will have several users. I set up a test account, and I have the account configured exactly how I want the ...
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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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KDE - Attach window as tab by default

I have a 'console' windows that shows the logs of one of my applications, and I really would like to have it always attached to my main window when it starts up. Is there a way to do this? Latest ...
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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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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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How to resize tiled windows in KDE?

Since KWin 4.5 KDE is support tiling. And I'm trying to use it, particularly to change tiled windows size by pressing modifier key + right mouse button (in compliance with Window Behawior settings), ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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Tile KDE Desktop

Is there a way to automatically give each window (app) equal space in a KDE desktop, like Tiling in Windows?
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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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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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How can I run Gnome or KDE locally in Cygwin?

Apparently it is possible to do this using cygwin ports, as can be seen in screenshots. I followed this how-to to get apt-cygports set up, and I used it to install gnome-session. This how-to ...
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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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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, ...