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

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Install Rekonq 1.0

I would like install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories. Actually, I've the version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I ...
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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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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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Karbon (KOffice) user manual

I'm looking for the Karbon user manual or Karbon tutorials. It seems there is absolutely no documentation whatsoever although Karbon is already pretty sophisticated.
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Adding Points to a previously unselected polyline in Karbon (KOffice)

Karbon's polyline tool is basically similar to the path tool in Photoshop. In Photoshop you can alter the path anytime. Not so with Karbon, so it seems. Is it possible to add new points to a ...
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how to allow netcat-like connection to graphical interface (KDE, GNOME)

I'd like to use my linux server KDE remotely. Is there anyway to do this? It seems that KDM is running as a TCP service, but I am unsure whether I can use this to connect remotely to graphic ...
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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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copy/paste/move files in kdevelop

I can create/delete files but I cant copy/paste/move files in any view(filesystem or project). kdevelop version is 4.3.1. Is it possible to enable this obvious feauture?
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Make inactive windows transparent in Kubuntu/Compiz

In Kubuntu, I would like to make windows transparent/translucent when they are inactive.
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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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My KDE very slow in certain operations

I have a problem with my Linux installation. It seems that the KDE code that deals with directory windows is extremely slow (on both Dolphin and Konqueror). This happens both when I click on a ...
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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 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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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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Can't set pulse audio as KDE default

I am running Arch Linux and KDE4. I installed the pulseaudio deamon on a remote machine with an external soundcard. From the local machine's terminal I can stream audio to that machine without any ...
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Move windows between KDE activties

KDE 4.6 Plasma Workspaces added support for managing windows in Activities, which are a sort of combination between virtual desktops and session management. But I still haven't figured out some basic ...
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How to resize tiled windows in KDE?

Since KWin 4.5 KDE is support tiling. And I'm trying to use it, particularly to change tiled windows size by pressing modifier key + right mouse button (in compliance with Window Behawior settings), ...
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Font sizes changing in VMware Linux guest OS in dual-monitor setup

Good day. I have a Slackware Linux VM that I run on my laptop. I have it setup to use both my laptop screen and an external monitor in full-screen mode so my guest OS can use both screens ...
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VIM: How to configure Solarized colorscheme in Konsole

I am trying to configure Solarized for use in VIM in Konsole (KDE terminal). This is the result that I get: Note that Solarized looks fine in GVIM on the same machine: I suspect that it is ...
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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Ubuntu w/ KDE - Using Tahoma or Segoe UI in Firefox makes text disappear

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and hated the new Gnome, so I installed KDE 4.8. The default Firefox fonts are disgusting, so I tried changing them to the Windows ones. I copied the Tahoma and ...
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Switch package manager in computer tab in kmenu?

Note: I use a localized version, so I need to guess the english names of items I describe. I could guess wrong, but I hope I made my question clear enough. Kubuntu 12.04 comes with muon as UI for ...
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FVWM - Split Desktop into Multiple Virtual Desktops

I have a Linux virtual machine running within VMware Fusion 3. I have a dual monitor setup that runs thanks to the "vmware-user" application which enables both monitors as a single large display. ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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Shutting up KDE applications launched from the command line

Whenever I launch a KDE application from the command line, for instance okular to view a pdf, I get spammed with tons of warnings and various messages that I am not interested in. Even hours after I ...
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change screen resolution without X accessable

I've told KDE to use the external monitor only, and now I'm without external monitor and a black screen. What can I do to reset that?
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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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Fix KDE permissions after sudo startx

After experiencing some issues with KDE (4.7.1, on Kubuntu 11.10), I tried to restart it. The recommended sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart stopped it, but it failed to start, instead getting stuck on a ...
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How to fix very high w_await on linux desktop?

My Linux (Debian sid) desktop started to become sluggish in the last few weeks. When I investigated, I found that: There is no ram shortage -- the system regularly uses only half of its 4G, there is ...
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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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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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KDE keyboard shortcut to show taskbar

In case of hiding KDE taskbar by default, how to show taskbar by keyboard shortcut, not by mouse hovering over the bottom of the screen. I seem can't find the keyboard shortcut to show taskbar in the ...
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How to properly end a KDE session from shell without root privileges

I am accessing the machine (OpenSuse 11 with KDE) over NX. I cannot use the Alt-Ctrl-Del shortcuts as it is captured by my system. The regular logoff button just ends the NX session without ending ...
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Can KDE be made less resource demanding?

I've found the following requirements for running KDE: Required RAM: 615 MB Required CPU: 1 GHz where for Gnome 3.x shell (default mode), it is: Required RAM: 768 MB Required CPU: 400 MHz and ...
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Silence Notifications from Ubuntu One

I have Ubuntu One syncing my code folder. Every time a save is made (I save every other line), Ubuntu One displays a notification that it has synced changes. Is there a way to make Ubuntu One be ...
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KDE and External Moniters

I have a Toshiba laptop that I am using with an external monitor. After jumping through many hoops to get this to work in the first place, I have a problem. My previous configuration was as follows: ...
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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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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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KDE 4.7.2 - Change order of open windows in task manager?

I am using KDE 4.7.2 at the moment. I'm used to move the windows in the task manager by drag and drop. In earlier KDE versions this worked. But somehow it won't work now and I didn't find a solotion ...
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Can't get my monitor setup to stick with PCLinux OS

I'm using PCLinuxOS, which uses the KDE windows manager. I have to reconfigure my dual monitors every time I restart my system. I used the configuration utility to change the enable the second monitor ...
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How do I install KDE nepomuk playground?

I'm particularly interested in using the fancybookmarking konqueror plugin of KDE nepomuk playground. I tried installing it in the standard way (giving the install prefix as /usr), then quitting and ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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Autostart with KDE Device Notifier

I want to automatically start a program when a new device is connected. I can create an action in the Device Notifier that I can click to start as soon as the new device is connected, but is there a ...
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Autostart on USB-Stick connect - Kubuntu

I am currently using a portable version of Keepass on my USB Stick. Now I am searching for a way to automatically start that when I connect my USB Stick to my machine. The Stick already gets ...
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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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KDE - move app window between monitors via keyboard

I'm looking for an utility that would move application window between multiple monitors in KDE.
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Application switcher for KDE

I'm searching for application switcher for KDE - something that allows me to type in partial name of window (title). Is there anything like that? For windows there is nice utility - Switcher.
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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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Missing battery icon in system tray in KDE

I've just installed arch linux on my laptop. Now i miss the battery icon on system tray. I can't google the anything that would help me.
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KDE shared desktop is graphically slanted

Connecting from a Fedora 15 machine to a Fedora 15 machine, both running KDE, the remote machine running krfb and running krdc on the local machine, I connect to the remote machine over an ssh tunnel ...