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Most windows disappear after second display unplugged in KDE

I have a HDMI 2nd display plugged into my laptop and I have set it as the primary display in KDE. When I close the lid and unplug the 2nd display, even though I deliberately moved most windows onto my ...
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How to transfer files between Linux and Android in a fast and reliable way?

As the title says, I need to find a fast and reliable way to transfer files between my Linux laptop (OpenSUSE with KDE 4) and my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo). I have already tried several ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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Remote login to local kde (kdm) via SSH

I have a PC with KDE installed. So when i reboot it, KDE (KDM) login screen appears. What i try to achieve is to start the x session on LOCAL (display 0) machine after reboot. I need to pass through ...
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Proxy stack configuration for KDE and ZSH

I have the following stack: Ubuntu 14.04 ZSH KDE Firefox Chrome PyCharm/other GUI applications ssh/git/wget/curl/etc from terminal And I'm behind a proxy server, http:proxy.server.com. I set up ...
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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs (...
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Cannot use Awesome with mouse when changing keyboard layout using KDE

I am using Awesome as my desktop environment. I want to use the KDE4 keyboard service to switch between layouts. I followed the Awesome wiki and got the keyboard indicator which shows the current ...
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KDE - When switching between apps (Alt + tab), bring all windows of that app to the front

I'm on Plasma 5 on KDE. I checked the KWin settings but to no avail. I normally have a few Firefox windows open (for debugging). On OSX, when I cmd-tab to an app, all windows of that app are brought ...
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KDE and Kali 2.0 - restoring GNOME

How do I remove the KDE login screen and restore it back to GNOME? I ran this command: apt-get remove And it said it removed the desktop. Yet I still have the option to login to KDE plasma? How ...
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Make KDE detect variables set on a terminal via script

I have a function defined on my .zshrc that enables or disables a proxy. Is there a way to make applications started from KDE menus (like Chromium) to detect the environment variables as set on the ...
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kde is not loaded after install debian kde CD (.iso file)

I downloaded this .iso file: debian-8.2.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso and expected to have KDE desktop but CLI is loaded after installation. I also tried startx but just redirect to another command line. ...
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Check box / radio button in Linux (CentOS 7 - KDE 4) doesn't response

It happens every time I open a Setting Dialog or something like that in my System or even in all applications (eclipse etc.) When I click on the check box like this one, it just doesn't show up that ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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Clean way to move KMail settings between accounts?

I am running KMail 4.14.10-7 on Fedora 22. konsole --version says this is "KDE Frameworks: 5.16.0" I have set up KMail to query a largish set of IMAP accounts. There are no local accounts, no POP ...
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Transmission is using a weirdo file browser instead of my default kde file browser

I just install Debian Lenny with KDE. In transmission when I right click a torrent and choose "open folder" it opens in Baobab then I need to right click the file and choose "Open folder" to finally ...
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In KDE plasma 5, how to I create standalone launchers/desktop shortcuts to web apps like gmail?

I use two operating systems daily: Ubuntu 15.04 with the Unity desktop environment and Manjaro with KDE-plasma-5 desktop. I spend a good chunk of time in my email and it is convenient for me to have ...
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How to change KDE font size

I've installed Konsole on Raspberry Pi, Raspbian. The issue is that the menu fonts are too big. I tried to change font size via right-click on the desktop menu approach but that has no effect over ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Laptop screen flickering (refresh rate issue?)

I have an hp elitebook 8440p with a 14 inch screen and I am running KDE on Debian 8. Sometimes my laptop screen starts flickering and I thought the refresh rate might be wrong. But I should add most ...
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Kiosk mode and auto login and single application mode in CentOS

We have a machine running CentOS 7, GDM, KDE 11 (installed from CentOS DVD) We have been struggling a few days with this issue, tried to search for a solution but unfortunately most of the material'...
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Run KDE applet from command line (within i3wm)

It would be lovely to have the "Application Menu, a launcher based on cascading popup menus" as an icon in my i3bar to have a general overview of the packages I have installed in my system, within ...
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How does KDE determine my language?

I use ArchLinux with KDE. When I the system settings, for example, it looks like this: As you see some part of it is in English, some part in German. From that I deduce two questions: Why are ...
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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docker build + KDE notifications

I have Docker 1.8.1 installed on my Debian Jessie machine, which runs KDE 4.14. Every time I start a container or build one in my machine, the KDE notification system goes crazy: So Docker creates ...
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Markdown files starting with '##' confuse KDE

I have an unusual problem with KDE in Arch Linux. In particular, Dolphin detects files with the .md file extension as MATLAB rather than Markdown files, but only when the file's first two characters ...
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dont save kde notifications, only show them

Is there a way i can configure kde4 popups to popup but don't save them to system tray? As a developer i have lots of notifications and don't want them to be saved, only to be popped up. So it shows, ...
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My cursor moves without me touching it

This is a Lenovo r60. I suspect this is a hardware issue because the same thing happened on my previous OS (Linux Mint) and now its happening again on my new OS (Debian Lenny). After logging in my ...
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How to start a program on user login

On Debian Lenny with KDE. I added a command to the bottom of $HOME/.profile to open transmission so my complete .profile looks like this: (everything except the last line is default) ... # if ...
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Change border color of Okular annotations

Inline Note annotations in Okular (the default PDF reader for the KDE desktop) only allow me to modify the highlight color by default, but I want to modify the border color of those annotations too. ...
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Reduce visual effects in KDE Plasma?

Problem We have a RHEL x64 machine with KDE Plasma 5+ and we don't want any fancy graphics or effects. We tried manually disabling the effects through the settings menu, but this has had little ...
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How can I run a script to do some configuration for a brand new user?

I want to perform some configuration tasks for a brand new user, like applying default settings. For example, I would like to create some default directories (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures ...
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Nemo file manager doesnt remember bookmark on KDE 4.14.2 Debian 8.0.0

-- i have installed Nemo file manager from repo ( nemo 2.2.4 ), on My Machine Debian 8.0.0 and im using KDE 4.14.2, -- my nemo doesnt remember the Bookmark. -- i have tried installing nemo from repo,...
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Disable kwallet popups from chrome

I've edited ~/.kde/share/config/kwalletrc and added [Auto Deny] kdewallet=Chromium In the KDE Wallet Configuration in system settings I've unchecked "Enable the KDE wallet subsystem". This also ...
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USB Headset test in KDE works but no sound from applications

My G35 appears in all the audio settings files. I can click the test buttons and hear sound. I can also right click on the kmix speaker icon, Select Master Channel and choose the headset. This gives ...
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How to get Kate like syntax highlighting on eclipse ide?

I'm using eclipse IDE 3.8.1 on Debian Jessie 8.2. I checked the settings of eclipse and found no option to change syntax highlighting. I would like to use the highlighting of KDE's Kate text ...
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virtualbox guest (win 7) on linuxmint host (17.2) menu and taskbar inactive in full screen

I am running virtualbox 5.02 on a linuxmint host (kde desktop, linuxmint 17.2) and running a windows guest (win 7). After some time of using this guest (around one month) the windows 7 menu and ...
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How to investigate non-working screen corners/edges in Mint 17.2/KDE?

I'm presently trying out the KDE flavour of Mint (17.2 Rafaela) using the 64-bit download. I am testing it in VirtualBox 5.0.2 running on an earlier version of Mint using Cinnamon (I think 17.0, it ...
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Mapping right-click context menu action (Key F14) to a key combination

I don't have the F14 (The context-menu looking key?) on my laptop keyboard. I would love if I can map another key combination to work instead. I guess there maybe two ways of doing that, but don't ...
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How to (re-)enable KDE sub-menu indicator?

I upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, because "no more updates" also seems to mean "broken respositories". I switched the desktop "Application Launcher" menu to "Application Menu". As compared to ...
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Linux/KDE - How to stop trackpad cursor jumping when scrolling with one finger and clickin with thumb

I like to scroll with my index finger and click with my thumb in the lower half of the trackpad (rather than tapping, I like to actually click). Quite often when I do this, the cursor will jump to ...
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Suspend system before login

I'm using debian stretch and KDE. In the settings I have specified that pressing the power button suspends the system. That works great, when I'm logged in. However it does not suspend the system on ...
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How to disable the 10 minute screen timeout/lock in KDE?

I'm trying KDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (the start screen now says "kubuntu" but the DE was installed on top of regular ubuntu). When no actions have been made for like 10 or 15 minutes or so the ...
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no sounds in slackware 14.01?

I have laptop hp pavilion 15n245se I recently installed Slackware 14.01 but there is no sounds but running phonon and testing produces sounds (piece of music) and when I press the raise volume key in ...
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How do you maximize a window using KDE?

That is my monitor configuration: By clicking (^) the window maximizes into a single monitor. Oct 7, 2015 8:29 UTC: How do people configure X11 to see all displays as a single display? Oct 7, ...
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VNC in Kubuntu (KDE) 14.04 to inactive screen session?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have two KDE sessions logged in with two different users (alpha and bravo). In other words, I booted up, logged in as alpha, then clicked "Switch User" in the K start ...
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App launch and re-activate with the same hotkey?

I've been trying to find a way to do this for a while, and I suspect there's something about the way Linux desktops work that makes it impossible to implement, but I'll ask anyway. In Windows, I used ...
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Make KDE's task switcher respect Alt+Shift+Tab - with HE/EN keyboard layout

I'm using KDE 4.14. on Fedora 20 (sorry, it's not my choice). Now, when I use Alt+Tab, I get the task switcher. Keeping the Alt down, I can select a task using Tab keypresses to scroll right. But ...
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Using XRDP and KDE on openSUSE_13.2

I setup a computer with openSuSE 13.2 and KDE. Now I'm trying to access it from Windows PC via RDP. After my first not successful tries ( see : https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/509719-xrdp-...
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Pulse audio sound overflow & 3D games lags

Generally my sound is a little too raggy, noticeable when i play flash player music. But the main issue is when i play 3D games on wine. After some time, especially when there's a lot of sound ...
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Automate setup of keyboard shortcuts in KDE5

Can the configuration of keybindings in KDE be scripted? I know the shortcuts are probably stored somewhere in ~./config, but the files doesn't appear to be in a stable or easily scriptable format. So ...