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

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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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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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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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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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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 to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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Setting and keeping resolution settings for a display that's not autodetected on KDE/Fedora 20

I have a non standard 1280x800 screen which isn't detected correctly by my linux system The screen is a 1280x800 native, 10.1 inch tablet display with an external controller board. I've got it ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Setting “Keep window thumbnails” to always in KDE “breaks minimization”? How?

KDE's Desktop effects (compositing) has a setting for when to keep window thumbnails. It says that setting this to always "breaks minimization". Does anyone know how it breaks minimization?
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Using Kubuntu, how can I setup a keyboard shortcut to change the current language

I am using Kubuntu and have successful configured my system to support two languages. Using the KDE keyboard tool I'm able to switch between them by clicking on the little flag icon. How do I setup a ...
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Where can I find the configuration for KMail?

I am using KMail 1.12.1 and KDE 4.3.2 on Linux 2.6. Does anybody out there know where to find the configuration files for it? The intention behind that is to share these files on more than one ...
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no sounds in slackware 14.01?

I have laptop hp pavilion 15n245se I recently installed Slackware 14.01 but there is no sounds but running phonon and testing produces sounds (piece of music) and when I press the raise volume key in ...
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Automate setup of keyboard shortcuts in KDE5

Can the configuration of keybindings in KDE be scripted? I know the shortcuts are probably stored somewhere in ~./config, but the files doesn't appear to be in a stable or easily scriptable format. So ...
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Disable or drastically shorten pause on incorrect password

I'm using plasma 5 right now (on Fedora 22, if that matters) and whenever I enter my password incorrectly at the lock screen I have to wait around five seconds before it will let me try to enter text ...
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System sound distorted by Firefox

If my computer plays a system sound while Firefox is loading, or while it has an open tab containing content with sound, the system sound file is terribly distorted; raspy and buzzy like it is playing ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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Make a KDE shortcut to run the default browser

I am new to KDE and would like to make shortcuts that run default applications. For instance, I like CTRL-ALT-I to open my default browser. I have found that I can create a custom shortcut directly ...
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How to change the audio device controlled by the volume icon in the KDE tray?

Like most modern desktops, on KDE it is possible to change the volume by hovering over the sound icon in the tray and moving the scroll wheel. But my video card also seems to have a built in sound ...
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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Where Konqueror keeps its bookmarks?

KDE/Konqueror, lots of bookmarks (mostly SSH/fish:// bookmarks, so those are actually useful). I have a backup script, but do not know how I can extract Konqueror bookmarks for backing them up?
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Why Remmina closes when we select “share folder”? Linux Mint 16 KDE

Why Remmina closes/crash when we select "share folder" in Linux Mint 16 KDE? Is there any solution to this problem?
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Set name of Konsole window

How can one set the name of a Konsole window in KDE? I know that we can change the names of the tabs, and the Konsole window title is preconfigured to use the name of the current tab, but this is not ...
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Uninstall breaks unprivileged boot-up services (MDM and audio) - Linux Mint 16rc KDE

After a wine install/uninstall audio is broken and MDM fails as a boot up service, but still works via sudo. How should I trouble shoot? Last night I installed Wine, installed then removed ...
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Trouble installing openSUSE 13.1 via live USB

I downloaded the 32-bit KDE iso for openSUSE 13.1 from software.opensuse.org/131/en. I am attempting to install, from USB, to a computer currently running Debian/Fedora. After downloading the openSUSE ...
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Changing KDE user avatar

I'm trying to change my user avatar but I can't find the Password & User Account. In my System Settings → Common Appearance and Behavior → Account Details there are only 2 elements, Paths and ...