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Automatically saving files on edit with kate or any text editor

When I try to edit a file in a remote directory (through SSH, SFTP or FTP) I must close the file to get a dialog box tell me if I want to upload the file. I want to upload it automatically on save! ...
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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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Clicking a link in Thunderbird opens Firefox instead of the default browser

I am using KDE on Fedora 21 x86_64. I recently switched my default browser from Firefox to Chromium, and this worked out very well...except for Thunderbird, which still insists on attempting to open ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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KDE Konsole to select text and copy to clipboard

In Ubuntu Terminal, drag and drop selection can copy the text selected into clipboard and Shift+Insert to paste. In KDE Konsole, it seems selection doesn't do copy. So either I have to use mouse ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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konsole color schemes

I've noticed that KDE's konsole terminal program uses different colors depending on what is in the file system, such as a directory, a compressed file, a socket, a shared directory, et cetera. I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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A specific Google Talk account isn't going online with Telepathy client on KDE

I have some problems using a Google Talk account with Telepathy for KDE. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 and KDE 4.10.2. I use Telepathy with multiple accounts, also some other Google Talk ones, and ...
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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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Reset KDE System Monitor (KSysGuard)

Something went wrong while I was attempting to restore a backup, and KDE System Guard ceased to display properly. This is the correct display (command running from root: kdesudo ksysguard): This is ...
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How can I make a “Go to Desktop” keyboard shortcut in kubuntu?

I had a look in Settings->System settings->Common appearance and behaviour->Shortcuts and Gestures->Standard Keyboard Shortcuts but I didn't see an option to reach the desktop (nor to minimize every ...
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How can I switch from KDE to LXDE? [closed]

I want to switch from KDE to LXDE. How can I do this?
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How does Amarok rip Audio CDs (in Ubuntu Lucid)?

I'm in the process of moving my CD collection into my Amarok library. Mostly, it works great. Sometimes however, the process just hangs forever. The problem seems to occur at random (i. e. often, but ...