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

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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 ...
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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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Is it possible to configure Okular to open a given file at the position where it was closed?

I am using Kile + Okular to create Latex documents. Okular has a nice feature that if you open the same document again, it will go to the same position as it was last closed. However, it can detect if ...
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Fedora 15 how to switch GNOME to KDE at login time

I would like to enable user ability to set Desktop to GNOME or KDE at login time.
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Problem running KDE in ArchLinux: “x” respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I am looking into Arch-Linux so I created a VMWare install of it. Unfortunately, I can't seem to be getting KDE to run. It claims that KDE is starting at boot, but it is followed by "x" respawning too ...
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Task switcher for linux in multiple monitors?

Anyone know of something like this for linux? http://www.actualtools.com/multiplemonitors/features/multi_monitor_task_switcher/
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Kde equivalent of `gnome-open file` command

There is cool CLI utility an gnome-open file which does an application launch given the file the same way as douburu-clicking on this file in file-manager of gnome. How should I do the same with kde? ...
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Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?

I'm confused as to what these terms actually mean AND as to what they do/how they contribute to the system as a whole. In particular, back when I was running Ubuntu, there were several keywords like: ...
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Perform action when clipboard contents match regex

I use the Actions feature of KDE's Klipper utility to run certain commands when I copy something into the clipboard that matches a particular regular expression. Unfortunately, I have to turn on ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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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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Debian+KDE. Set kde look for gtk applications?

Default look of gtk applications such as iceweasel is ugly, how can I change gtk applications to look like kde native?
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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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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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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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OpenSuse/KDE auto Move To/Copy To?

I'm on a fresh install of OpenSuse and this is also my first contact with KDE. I find it odd that by default, everytime I try and drag and drop a file or folder, I get asked if I want to Move them to ...
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Automatically saving files on edit with kate or any text editor

When I try to edit a file in a remote directory (through SSH, SFTP or FTP) I must close the file to get a dialog box tell me if I want to upload the file. I want to upload it automatically on save! ...
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Something is blocking audio controls?

Lately I noticed that something seems to be blocking various audio controls - mixer mostly. I can't access mixer window from taskbar, my keyboard volume knob doesn't work, mute too. But - all the ...
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Is there a way to change the GTK theme for applications run as superuser on KDE?

When I run GTK applications on KDE, they use the QtCurve theme that matches my color and font scheme as configured in the KDE System Settings application. However GTK applications run as superuser ...