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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 ...
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Create a new directory in KDE Save As dialogue

When using the KDE Save As dialogue, how does one create a new directory using the keyboard only (i.e. no need to grab the mouse)? The Create New Directory button is not readily accessible via ...
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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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How to set KDE desktop wallpaper from command line?

How do I set the KDE desktop wallpaper (jpg file) from command line (e.g., by a script, started by the user)?
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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 to configure KDE for convenient switching between 3 keyboard layouts?

I am writing in three languages and when translating some text I have to frequently switch between two of them in a given moment. For example, for 15 minutes I have to switch between 1 and 2 every 30 ...
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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 ...
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How to change wallpaper from command line in KDE 4.3?

Basically question is in title, but let's elaborate a bit: I have KDE 4.3 from Arch Linux. And a script which periodically downloads new wallpaper. So I'd like to set it as current wallpaper from ...
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Cycle through windows in KDE 4 taskbar by shortcut?

Is there a way to cycle through the windows in the KDE 4 taskbar with a shortcut? I want to have a switch to next window function on a mouse button. Therefore Alt+Tab is not suitable because it uses ...
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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Removing KDE from Ubuntu

I was trying to install the KDE desktop and I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu* which I think installed more than I wanted. What is the best way to get rid of all of this and then just install the ...
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Can I prevent newly installed programs from superceding existing file associations?

I use Kubuntu. Often when I install a new program it places itself at the top of the list for all applicable file associations. I generally want the new program to appear at the bottom of the list, so ...
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Connected clients to my WiFi hotspot

When I type arp -a I can see connected clients, but I want the same information piped out to kdialog when a new client connects or disconnects. Is it possible with shell scripting?
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How to tell Dolphin which files to hide?

KDE's file manager Dolphin can hide some files, e.g., files starting with a . Is there a way to configure which files it actually hides? For example, I would like to make it hide all files matching ...
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Can I change the size of the kde menu?

I would like to make the menu bigger (=covering more of the screen and showing more), is that possible? Using opensuse 13 kde
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

Motivation: In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is taken up by -- well, never mind what, something app-specific. However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift ...
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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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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message

On an up to date Kubuntu precise, my notifications will only pop up after the second one. I'm using: kdialog --title "foo" --passivepopup "bar" The first one is shown in the system tray only – the ...
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Mouse Navigation - dedicated right-click?

In kde, I'm using mouse navigation to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard. However, it is very cumbersome to right-click as I have to first press "-" to change the click behavior to right click ...
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How to restore panels in KDE?

I accidently removed all panels (upper and bottom). I use OpenSuse with KDE 3.5. How can I restore them?
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Cannot set up dual monitors correctly in Fedora15 with KDE

I have 2 monitors: 24" LCD connected via DVI(primary) 19" LCD connected via VGA(secondary) Everytime Fedora starts the second display is always set to clone the first one and they both run at ...
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Kubuntu 11.04's sound is not working

I have installed kubuntu 11.04 on my Sony Vaio VPCF121FX , and I am not having any sounds ,i dont know what's the problem , I have tried alsa mixer , and all the levels are turned up , i also have ...
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openSuSE 11.4 KDE 4.6.x dead in the water, no response to mouse click or alt+F2

I have a custom built desktop running openSuSE 11.4 with KDE 4.6.x (whichever version comes with the SuSE install disk downloaded from openSuSE.org, I think it's 4.6.2?). I just installed the 64-bit ...
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nepomuk kioslaves

I've been hunting the web lately to find some docs of the nepomuk kioslaves. So far, I found nothing useful. I even dug through the KDE SVN repo but couldn't find what I was looking for. So far I ...
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Using terminal vs KDE in linux?

Im used to using nautilus within centos but have recently just got a VPS and quickly realising that using a KDE is unacceptable in this environment. Although I do find it so much quicker doing things ...
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kde frontend for apt

I'm recently installed kde in debian testing in my laptop, which is a good frontend to apt?
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How to install and run KDE and GNOME?

I want to install KDE on Ubuntu 9.04. I would like to be able to keep my current stuff (settings, files, oh and GNOME). I would also like to choose which one to load before/right after I login. Can ...
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Why is the new Amarok prompting me for Wallet password on start?

Why is the new Amarok prompting me for Wallet password on start? How can you switch it off? What is it used for anyway? Its not the kind of software that needs external passwords etc....
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Need a tool to sync data between computer and external HDD in linux

I'm looking for a tool similar to synctoy in linux. For those who dont know what synctoy does is... its a simple syncing application that allows you to copy your data between multiple hard drives and ...
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Debian modem problem

I'm a new Debian user, it looks like a very good choice 4 me, every thing is stable, free and easy to use. The problem is, I'm using my modem to establish a dial up connection to the internet (ppp) ...
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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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How to get Alt-nnnn keyboard shortcuts to work under Linux?

A few weeks ago, I switched from Windows to Linux, and one thing I'm missing is Altnnnn keyboard shortcuts to insert an em dash and other things. Is there any way to get them working under Linux? I'm ...
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Is there a download manager like Tucan in KDE? [closed]

Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters like Rapidshare or Megaupload. It has captcha resolution, interchangeable links, premium user accounts, and many other ...
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Linux desktop notification of SMART failures

Are there any notifications mechanisms for KDE and/or GNOME which read their data from smartd?
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How to install KDE 5.2 or 5.3 in Linux Mint 17.1 KDE

I tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze ...
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Prevent Ctrl+S in Yakuake

How do I prevent Ctrl+S from suspending output in Yakuake? I need it to give it to the opened program in the console (such as Vim, I want to remap Ctrl+S to save in Vim).
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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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Run a program independently of console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely? I'm using CentOs with KDE. I want to run, for example, kedit via console. But when I close the console, kedit closes ...
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How to start tab suggestions in csh?

In a different distro of linux I had bash tab suggestions enabled. Now I am using Konsole with csh on my pc. how do we enable tab completion in csh? By tab suggestions I mean that if I type ...
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What triggers notifications of the form “Bell in session Shell” in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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Scroll Lock Key Not Working on Fedora/KDE

I have a computer with Fedora 16 and KDE. It's connected through a KVM switch to a monitor with another computer, and the switch uses Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock to switch between the computers. The ...
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Is it possible to download only a certain percentage of a file wit Kget (or wget)?

I need to download some large files (ISOs of some Linux distros) and I'm connected to the internet with a mobile broadband connection, which has a limited amount of daily total data transfer size. ...
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Install Sublime Text 2 KDE (Kubuntu-desktop)

I would like to know how to install sublime text 2 in my Kubuntu VM. I used this guide when I was still using Unity, but I like the UI of KDE much more so I have converted. What do I need to do to get ...
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How can I make KDE startup faster by removing core startup apps?

I would like to make KDE startup faster; I noticed that there are many applications that run on boot, that maybe I don't really need. Where could I go and change that? (safely)