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

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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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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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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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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 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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Does Amarok save labels to the files?

In addition to "regular" metadata, Amarok has the ability to also add labels to tracks. Are these stored inside the audio files itself or is there any way to make it do so?
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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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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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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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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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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)
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How to disable context menu shadow in KDE 4?

I don't like context menu shadows in KDE 4. Is there any way to disable those?
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Missing text/blank space on Ubuntu web sites using Google Chrome

When visiting ubuntu.com or askubuntu.com, Google Chrome displays blank spaces instead of most of the expected text of the web site. The sites look like this: I am using Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47 ...
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Why are Firefox fonts so tiny on KDE?

I use Firefox 10 on Ubuntu 12.04, in KDE. In for instance Chrome and Konqueror, the fonts look alright, but in Firefox the fonts are tiny, almost too hard to read.
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Opera 11 (on Linux with KDE): “Open in new tab” from Context Menu doesn't work

After updating to Opera 11, I find that I can't open a link in a new tab using the context menu. I point my mouse on the desired link, press the right mouse button, and select from the context menu ...
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Disable automated updates (and notifications) in Kde Debian

I am using Kde 4.5 in Debian and I get some notifications after start that I need to update something. How can I disable it (I often don't want to waste bandwidth for such things)? I am using Debian ...
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How do I lower idle cpu usage in ubuntu linux? Gnome or KDE Variants

My question comes from a kde desktop currently, but it also happens with the gnome instance. When just sitting there, with only the cpu monitor widget running. no open windows, no background processes ...
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KDE 4.5: Focus on scroll

With KDE 3.5 windows always got focus as soon as I scrolled over them but with KDE 4.x this doesn't seem to be possible. At the Focus settings I only see the policies "Click to focus", "Focus Follows ...