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

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How Do I Get Dual Monitors To Work in Slackware 14 using XFCE?

Just installed Slackware 14 and using KDE both monitors work great. I can stretch the desktop across both monitors. However, if I startx using XFCE I can't seem to figure out how to configure the dual ...
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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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Google Chrome doesn't respond user actions correctly

Recently I've changed my OS to Ubuntu 12.04 (Cinnamon, 64 bits) from Mint 13 (KDE, 64 bits) and one same bug still appears on new installation. The Google Chrome it seems that don't refresh (repaint) ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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The power button doesn't work when a KDE session is locked

I've configured (System settings - Power management) the power button to hibernate the system. This doesn't work when the session is locked (Ctrl + Alt + L). Is there a way to change that? I'm on ...
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KDE4 - possible to mount flash disks etc. on the desktop like in KDE3?

my grandfather uses a linux machine for web browsing, emails etc. So he mostly uses Firefox, Thunderbird and sometimes also Skype and now he has also Jabber account. Currently there is Pclinuxos 2009 ...
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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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Install KDE from scratch on Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop

I have a SUSE SLED system running without window manager (KDE or GNOME). I don't have the DVD but I have access to a network repository. How do I install KDE from scratch? Thanks.
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Wrong starting folder in Gnome programs under KDE

I originally installed ubuntu but switched to using kde. Now every gnome programs (e.g. gnome-terminal or gedit) start with ~/Downloads as standard folder. gedit always wants to save in ~/Downloads ...
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Kwin window over both monitors

How can I make a window span over both monitors? I have the monitors configured using the KDE monitor setting tool. I need specifically full-screen (for presentation purposes) or at least a maximized ...
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How to configure KDE Konsole to open new shells on a different machine?

How to configure the KDE Konsole that when I press on a "new tab" button, the new shell would open on another machine (thorugh ssh), and not on the current one?
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Making fullscreen windows not tiled in xmonad + KDE

I understand, that I need to add something like: composeOne [ isFullscreen -?> doFullFloat ] to my ManageHook. At least according to this page. But I'm not really sure where to add it in my ...
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Set DNS manually on KDE

The Network Manager on KDE gets DNS configuration from DHCP and sets it automatically, but I would like to use the Google Public DNS. If I overwrite /etc/resolv.conf with nameserver 8.8.8.8 it still ...
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rpm file conflict after alien conversion

I have a program for which I generate a .deb file. The .deb file works fine on the systems I have tried it on (also tested with lintian). Previously it has worked to use alien to convert this to .rpm ...
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Linux: KDM, startx & the X session

I'm using startx in my .bashrc file to start X when I login at tty1 instead of using a display manager like KDM (I'm using KDE 4.3.4). The actual code in my .bashrc: if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && ...
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How do I get Konsole to show the correct information on the tab when using autossh

I'm a heavy konsole user, and having recently discovered autossh, I'm quite happy adding new tabs using konsole --new-tab -e autossh user@hostname Unfortunately, Konsole's tab text is not following ...
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How to get an autostart application to start minimized upon login?

I'm running Ubuntu with Gnome but in order to install KMouseTool I had to install KDE also. Whenever I start up Ubuntu, KMousetool, which I've set as an autostart application, starts up in a fully ...
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KDE 4 find files/folders

For some reason, every time I press Ctrl+F in Dolphin or Konqueror, the "Find Files/Folders" dialog remembers "ruby1.9", which I entered in the filename field a long time back. Clearing it or using ...
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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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Is the below list complete for installing Debian?

Is the below list complete for installing Debian? I just pick them from long list. debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso.contents ...
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Firefox opens directories with kdesvn

When I open the containing folder for a download in Firefox it launches kdesvn (which then fails). This isn't listed in the Applications tab in the Preferences window, and grepping kdesvn in ...
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Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction

Sometimes when selecting with the mouse, I select everything other than what I intended to select due to the mouse moving slightly above or below the line being selected. For example, in your address ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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Is there a DBus command for adding a program start button to a KDE plasma panel?

There was a nice command in KDE3 that allowed my to add a program start button to a kicker panel programmatically: dcop kicker $PANEL addNonKDEAppButton "$PROGRAM_NAME" "$PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION" ...
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Linux-Redhat6 KDE how to start logging in a file

I dragged a sensor with 'Log to a file' option, for logging column it is marked as 'crossed'. How do I start logging ?
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KDE Konsole resize window with bash command

I'm trying to write a bash-script that resizes my KDE-Konsole terminal-window when started. But I can't get it to work. VT-Terminal-codes don't seem to work properly. $ echo -e "\e[8;2;20t" shrinks ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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linux mint 16 kde cursor issue

I installed Linux Mint 16 KDE on my system today. For some reason, when I move the cursor to the right, it goes away out of screen and I have to bring it back by dragging it the same distance I made ...
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Use kvkbd without window manager

I am currently developing a kiosk application in QML and I want to use kvkbd virtual keyboard for user input. When used with a window manager (such as icewm), kvkbd works well, but since my ...
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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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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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NX Client behaves differently for GNOME and KDE

When using NXClient on KDE (Fedora) to connect to a Ubuntu machine with GNOME, NX works flawlessly, and automatically resizes the display to match the client window. However, when I change the ...
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xorg.conf renders display larger than screen

Background I am driving a 3-screen setup with 2 1080p screens one above the other and a flanking 1680x1050 in portrait. Problem On boot, the portrait screen is not rendered at the correct height. ...
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Linux/KDE and “greedy” hotkeys

I've recently switched to Linux again, and this time I've decided to install KDE. I've set the layout cycling hotkey to Ctrl+Shift, but the problem is that it clashes with every other hotkey that ...
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How to move cursor/focus to another monitor using keyboard shortcut in KDE?

I want to move focus of the cursor/window between monitors through keyboard shortcut in KDE, is it possible? It should be something like ctrl+meta+j/k in awesome wm.
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Use spacebar to check and uncheck checkboxes in KDE

A powerful and necessary keyboard navigation element is the ability to use space bar to check / uncheck checkboxes. How to enable such behaviour for spacebar key in KDE 4.x ?
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Linux Mint, Screen is off after 1 second

Linuxmint has decided to make my screen sleep after 1 second of me not using it. How do I stop this timer? Please Help Using Linux Mint, with KDE.
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set environment variables when KDE is starting using source (using Intel Compilers under Kate)

I'm trying to use the Intel compilers in Kate's build plugin. The recommended way from Intel is to source the compilevars.sh scripts, using # source <path_to_intel>/compilevars.sh intel64 And ...
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how to disable blinking cursor in opensuse 12.2 kde virtualbox

I have just installed the newest OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE into my VirtualBox. I have one problem. When my cursor is animated (watches and other), it's blinking. How can I disable it? Thanks
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KMix shows non-functional sound card as default, no apparent way to change it

How do I change KMix's default sound card? I have "prefered" the correct one in Phonon (KDE's sound and video card configuration tool), I have selected it as the Master channel in KMix, what else can ...
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Wrong keyboard when remote desktopping from windows to linux

I installed xrdp on my Linux FC 17 KDE server, so that I can use mstsc from Windows to connect to it. All works really well, except that I have a Swiss keyboard, and when I type say a Z, I get a Y on ...
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Cannot save changed profile in Netbeans

I am tring to chang fonts and colors in Netbeans by tools > options > fonts & colors When I close netbeans, all changed fonts and colors would be deleted and restarting netbeans will be same as ...
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KDE - Attach window as tab by default

I have a 'console' windows that shows the logs of one of my applications, and I really would like to have it always attached to my main window when it starts up. Is there a way to do this? Latest ...