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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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How to have ESC also cancel CAPS if CAPS is enabled?

Is there any way to configure the keyboard so that pressing ESC will also cancel the Capslock feature, if Capslock is enabled? I specifically use Kubuntu Linux with ESC and Caps keys switched (VIM ...
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Fedora 15 how to switch GNOME to KDE at login time

I would like to enable user ability to set Desktop to GNOME or KDE at login time.
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Download and install newer KDE without root access?

Without being root, is it possible to download a newer version of KDE and use that as your window manager for a RealVNC server?
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Is it possible to change color depth in KDE in user mode?

I want to increase the color depth for my user account in kde. I cannot edit the configuration in /etc/X11. Is it possible?
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Kubuntu - Can't move/max/min windows

All of a sudden it seems when ever I open a window on my Kubuntu (9.10) system, the windows dock in the upper left corner and can't be moved. There is nor border on the windows, no min/max/close ...
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Show Folders on Desktop Like KDE?

Is there a way to show folders on the desktop in Windows 7 like in KDE?
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the 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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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, ...
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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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Installed KDE, now GNOME has kde default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into GNOME I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since ...
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What is a good KDE equivalent to tilda on Gnome?

Or is tilda already KDE equivalent? Performance is important.
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Kde equivalent of `gnome-open file` command

There is cool CLI utility an gnome-open file which does an application launch given the file the same way as douburu-clicking on this file in file-manager of gnome. How should I do the same with kde? ...
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KDE4 separate taskbar buttons per desktops

I'm using KDE4 with 4 workspaces (or virtual desktops), and I would like only the windows of only the current workspace to show up on the taskbar. How can I do that? Edit: OpenSUSE 11.2 here. There's ...
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Fedora 17 auto login does not work

The Fedora 17 auto login feature does not work through the GUI in KDE: System Settings -> Login Screen -> Convenience -> Enable Auto Login. It accepts the changes, but when I reboot, I ...
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How to make text editors respect read-only file permissions as root?

I just discovered that nano, KWrite and Kate all silently overwrite read-only files when editing as root -- even if the file permissions are 400 (-r--------). It also doesn't matter if root is the ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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How can I disable 'Alt' + mouse default behavior in KDE?

By default, when one holds down Alt and drags with the mouse, it will move a window in KDE/kwin. Is there a way to disable this for a particular application? I know there's a lot of application ...
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Making Ubuntu Sleep When Laptop Lid Closes

I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior? ...
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Linux Customizable Dialog?

I'm generally busy with more than one thing to do during the work day. I'd like an easy to customize dialog box that I can specify at the terminal. An example, when I'm done with a background copy ...
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KDE: how to detect default browser?

How does one detect/get the default browser on KDE? I know that on Gnome one can use "gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command" but what about KDE?
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firefox aliased/jagged fonts in xfce

I've been using linux mint 7 for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it, but I wanted to try out other desktops, e.g. KDE/Xfce I'm not sure if it's KDE's fault of Xfce's, but firefox's ...
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Is there a way to change the GTK theme for applications run as superuser on KDE?

When I run GTK applications on KDE, they use the QtCurve theme that matches my color and font scheme as configured in the KDE System Settings application. However GTK applications run as superuser ...
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Why is my extended desktop configuration being reset after a reboot with Kubuntu 10.04?

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 x64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad R500, with an external monitor attached. If I configure extended desktop, everything works fine. The settings look like this: After a reboot, ...
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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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can i swap the CTRL and ALT in KDE?

Does anyone know how to swap the Ctrl and Alt keys in KDE? To me it seem like the Alt key is better positioned to be used more often for stuff like the Ctrl-W or Ctrl-S. There is no way to press the ...
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Kde no sound from Phonon or most KDE apps but mplayer,skype and firefox are ok

Can somebody tell me why I cannot get any sound with most of KDE 4? I'm running a Gentoo box, I'm in both the 'audio' and 'video' groups. I can get sound with mplayer ( but not smplayer ) Firefox ...
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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 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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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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How do I stop KDE from dimming the screen while mplayer is fullscreen?

Whenever KDE (I think) detects no mouse or keyboard activity for a while, it dims my laptop screen, then turns it off. I don't want that when I'm watching a movie. Is there a setting somewhere to ...
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How to open local files for diffing in Kompare from command line?

When I use meld to obtain visual diff, I can merely run this from the command line: $ meld file1.txt file2.txt ... and meld starts, loads each file in a separate subwindow, and shows 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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In KDE, how do I assign a mouse thumb button to copy to the clipboard?

In Windows, I use the X-Mouse utility to remap my mouse thumb buttons. I have one assigned as copy, and the other as paste. In KDE, I was happy to discover that I don't need a separate utility to ...
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Is there a KDE equivalent to Zeitgeist's activity logging?

My Googling so far has revealed that people have talked about Nepomuk supporting this kind of thing, in the abstract or in future - but so far I've been unable to find out how to use it as a user.
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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 archive emails in Kmail

i'm using gmail IMAP through kmail. i want to archive the emails, the way gmail does. is it even possible through kmail?
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How to enable MP3, M4a support for Amarok?

Note: Amarok Version 2.0.1 KDE 4.1.3 Opensuse 11.1
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How can I create a Minecraft item in everyone's KDE menu on OpenSuse?

I set up a family computer running OpenSuse 13.1 for the kids. I downloaded the Minecraft.jar file, installed Oracle java, and now I can run Minecraft - like this $ java -jar Minecraft.jar So far ...
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xinit: No such file or directory no server “X” in PATH

installed kde using the cmd: yum install @kde now I want to switch to kde . I tried : $xinit .xinitrc.kde -- :1 I got : xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH ...
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Debian+KDE. Set kde look for gtk applications?

Default look of gtk applications such as iceweasel is ugly, how can I change gtk applications to look like kde native?
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How to deploy a custom keyboard layout?

I was using the Bulgarian New Phonetic layout for cyrillic, but I am accustomed to touch-typing on a QWERTZ layout, so all the symbols are in the wrong place. So I decided to make my own layout in ...
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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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Something is blocking audio controls?

Lately I noticed that something seems to be blocking various audio controls - mixer mostly. I can't access mixer window from taskbar, my keyboard volume knob doesn't work, mute too. But - all the ...
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Unique task manager per virtual desktop on KDE 4.5

I created two virtual desktops in KDE 4.5 and I would like to have a separate task manager (widget in the panel that displays the current opened programs) per virtual desktop. I could not find a way ...
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“connect to server” for KDE

Everybody knows the Gnome program (I can remember the package name right now, or if it's Nautilus itself) that gives us the menu "connect to server" that we can login in a remove ftp, ssh, windows, ...
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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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Using ctrl-h for backspace in kde apps

I set up GTK Applications to interpret Ctrl-h as a backspace, Ctrl-u to delete the part of the line before the cursor and Ctrl-w to delete the previous word, by adding the following: ...
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Transfering /home/username directory to new computer

When you upgrade your Linux computer, is it OK to just move your /home/username directory over to the new computer and overwrite the newly created one? Or would it be better to just copy important ...
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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 ...