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

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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 ...
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Make a plasmoid cover the whole screen

I'd like my KDE4 desktop to be filled with nothing but a view of the Desktop files, like the KDE3 one (or really, any other desktop). How can I resize the Desktop folder view plasmoid to take up the ...
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KDE: Assigning hotkeys to switch to specific running programs

I have some programs always running, such as my main terminal, browser and so on. Is there a way to assign a hotkey that lets me switch to a specific running program? Using Kubuntu (11.10).
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font anti-aliasing not working as expected

it seems that my linux has problems with anti-aliasing fonts. As you can see in the picture the labels of the menu items are slightly pixelated. . On another system with exactly the same font ...
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How to configure root kde same as user?

Eclipse looks completely different when run under root compared to my user. It's like kde wasn't setup for root upon installation. I'm running Suse 9.3 Pro. How do I configure root kde so that ...
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How can I run Gnome or KDE locally in Cygwin?

Apparently it is possible to do this using cygwin ports, as can be seen in screenshots. I followed this how-to to get apt-cygports set up, and I used it to install gnome-session. This how-to ...
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How can I achieve the opposite of kde-open?

Is there any way to achieve the opposite of what kde-open does in KDE? I mean, I want to be able to open files using emacs inside the terminal, instead of using the X version of emacs. I already run ...
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In KDE, stop virtual desktop changing when I click on the desktop

I'm new to KDE and am running KDE 4.7.1 on top of Arch Linux. It's fantastic however I have one problem - virtual desktops. Yeah I know there are those "activities" things which people say replace ...
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KDE auto-shrinks windows?

I have been beating my head against the wall and my Google-fu is failing me. I tried Ubuntu 11.10 and saw Gnome 3. It's horrid. So I thought I'd give KDE4 a shot. My only complaint after a few ...
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Can't start any kde program - hang at connect(AF_FILE, “/tmp/fam-username-”)

In my kde 3.5 session I can't start any kde application (kate, kmail, kwrite, ...). I click on it but it will not start. If I'll run strace kwrite from console; the very last line will be ...
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kioexec with multiple files

We have two environments here at work, and I access the remote machine over ssh. I can do this: kioexec myeditor fish://me@remotemachine/path/to/file.txt But I'd like to be able to do a diff ...
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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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KDE missing menu (red cross)

As I've said on Tuesday, the last VirtualBox crash corrupted anything related to X11. After two days and reinstalling nearly all libraries I could got the KDM/GDM working, but the is still one thing ...
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--caption parameter used in KDE in Kubuntu 11.04

I right now installed Konquest in Kubuntu 11.04 and I noticed the item konquest --caption "%c" in Application Launcher. Why is the caption overridden using --caption instead of taking the default ...
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Linux clear console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bash: Reset and Clear Commands I know about Linux command clear, but it just moves previous output from visible part of terminal window (KDE Konsole). I can still scroll ...
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How to hide back up files (xxxxx~)

In KDE, it always displays the backup files with ~. Is there any method to hide these files?
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KDE taskbar widget showing up in the middle of my screen

Suddenly, my widgets seem to be showing up in the middle of my screen. My calendar and everything else. Here are some screenshots: I've restarted my computer several times and restarted X a couple ...
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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 disable top left hotspot corner in KDE?

I'm using KDE 4.7 (from the testing repo) on Arch Linux 3.0-ARCH. It's very annoying that when I move my mouse to the top left, thumbnails of my windows appear. This is especially annoying with ...
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Installed KDE, now GNOME has kde default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into GNOME I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since ...
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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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How to get font smoothing to work in Firefox under Linux?

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE 4.6 and Firefox 5.0, and I had to install a GTK+ theme to make apps like Firefox look nicer. Now, I have another problem—Firefox doesn't use font smoothing on sites, ...
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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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How to stop “distribution upgrade available” messages with KPackagetKit/Fedora

Is there any way to disable the "distribution upgrade available" messages in KPackageKit without disabling all update notices? I'm using Fedora 13 at the moment, matching a server install, and don't ...
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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 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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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 ...