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

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KDE 3.5 clean session even after power loss

I want to start every time clean session of KDE even after power loss. Now kde remember last runned apps and for example firefox run with error. Thats happens because I use Autostart to run firefox in ...
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How do I diagnose KDE logon problem?

I have just installed the Linux distro Pardus, with its KDE desktop. I already had a home directory(on a separate /home) partition so I just created the user and tried to logon. The problem is, when I ...
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How to find out what KDE 3 K -> Log out -> Hibernate really does

I'm using KDE 3.5.11. I can hibernate my laptop using K -> Log out -> Hibernate. I would like to know how to find out what the button does to do the very same from the command line. Therefor my ...
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How can I switch from KDE to LXDE? [closed]

I want to switch from KDE to LXDE. How can I do this?
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KDE global hotkeys not working any more

Since I installed to KDE 4.4.x I lost any "global accelerator" facility, including Alt-Tab, Alt-F1 and Ctrl-F1-F4 which of course renders the whole experience a lot… slower. Upgrading later to KDE ...
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Stop music playback when I lock the screen

Is it possible to run xmms2 stop when I lock the screen with Ctrl+Alt+L?
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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 doesn't start up anything else

I just installed KDE under Arch Linux. Problem is, nothing is starting up right with it - no window manager, no panels, nothing. All I get is a small terminal window in the bottom right corner of the ...
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CentOS: Changing desktop environment from Gnome to KDE

I have installed my CentOS machine with the GNOME desktop environment. I would like to change it to KDE. I am already in the process of downloading and installing KDE packages, will that conflict with ...
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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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In KDE, how do I assign a mouse thumb button to copy to the clipboard?

In Windows, I use the X-Mouse utility to remap my mouse thumb buttons. I have one assigned as copy, and the other as paste. In KDE, I was happy to discover that I don't need a separate utility to ...
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How can I install the Conkerer web browser on windows?

I want to use the Conkeror Web Browser on windows. i have installed KDE for windows but I cannot find an installer for Conqueror. Note: I previously mistakly referred to Conkerer as Konquerer. ...
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KDE or GNOME? Which one to choose? [closed]

I would like to switch from window to linux? Which one should I choose? Ubuntu/Kubuntu or something else? I'm a LAMP based developer. Which one will be better for me? KDE or GNOME
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Is there a KDE equivalent to Zeitgeist's activity logging?

My Googling so far has revealed that people have talked about Nepomuk supporting this kind of thing, in the abstract or in future - but so far I've been unable to find out how to use it as a user.
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Starting Kopete to system tray

Does anyone know how I can start Kopete minimized to the system tray? I'm using KDE 4.5.1 on Kubuntu 10.10.
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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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Unique task manager per virtual desktop on KDE 4.5

I created two virtual desktops in KDE 4.5 and I would like to have a separate task manager (widget in the panel that displays the current opened programs) per virtual desktop. I could not find a way ...
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KDE global shortcuts stopped working. KDED trouble?

I'm running the latest KDE4 and have gotten used to my Yakuake dropdown console. The problem is that the global shortcuts in KDE stopped working, which basically makes my whole environment unusable ...
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How to send notifications from a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console? Hi, i want to send a notification to the kde4 notification area (in desktop panel) from a small script. Is ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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KDE Default Profile

I'm configuring a CentOS 5.5 workstation with a default desktop environment of KDE 3.5 that will have several users. I set up a test account, and I have the account configured exactly how I want the ...
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How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

does anyone have an idea why when I insert a cd/dvd/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? in my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...
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Multiple monitor specific task bar KDE (linux ultramon alt)

I know in KDE you can add multiple panels and then add widgets to those panels. But is there a way to get open windows to only display in the taskbar in the monitor that they're open in? Essentially ...
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How to make the mouse slower in KDE 4?

I have bought one of the new Logitech wireless mice for my laptop, but it seems too "fast" - a small movement results in massive movement on the screen, its much faster than the old corded mouse I am ...
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How can I switch power profiles in KDE (Powerdevil) via DBUS/qdbus?

I want to switch power profiles in Powerdevil (the Power Management interface in KDE 4) between "Presentation" and "Performance" (default) from the command line. Basically, I need this to disable ...
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kmail's sending accounts gone

After upgrading to KDE4.5, my kmail sending accounts are gone. I can see them in the .kmailrc file, but they don't show up in the settings dialog. I think this may have something to do with Akonadi. ...
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Running KDE as root

KDE panels look strange with black colors when I login using root account. Is it possible to make KDE look normal? I am using root account because I spend most of the time performing administration ...
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How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console?

How can I write, from a bash script, to KDE's OSD or notification area? I am using KDE 4.5, and basically what I want is my script to report some stuff when it is run. Since I run the script by a ...
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Gnome can do multi-monitors, KDE can't

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my system. In Gnome I am able to split my desktop across my two monitors. When I go into KDE the monitors are cloned, and when I try to go into the multi-monitor ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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help with xorg.conf: xrandr on one of two widescreen monitors; rhel5, kde, ATI Radeon X1300

Can anyone help with me configure my dual-screen monitors for rotation? I have xrandr 1.1. Have tried various approaches, nothing takes. I can't even get the xrandr options to show up in KDE's ...
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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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Keyboard shortcuts to manage windows/workspace on KDE and RDP connection

On PC-BSD 8.1 (KDE) I have four workspaces. I want to launch rdesktop 1.6 in one of them, full screen if possible (I'll settle for nearly-full in a window if I have to), and be able to do the ...
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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 set up new keybinding for finding last command executed using the first few characters of the command in csh

I want to be able to use Ctrl+R to have reverse-i search. Also if I press Shift+Up Arrow after typing the first few characters of a recently executed command then the shell should complete the command ...
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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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Is it possible to change color depth in KDE in user mode?

I want to increase the color depth for my user account in kde. I cannot edit the configuration in /etc/X11. Is it possible?
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How can I control in KDE on which desktop an application started from commandline will appear?

I am using a script to start an application (with GUI, i.e. windows) in KDE. However, the window will always appear on the currently used desktop. I would like to define which desktop the application ...
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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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Apturl in KDE/Krunner?

How can I use apturl links such as apt:firefox in KDE? In particular, can I get Krunner (the run dialog) to handle them?
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How can I make KDE suspend my laptop when I unplug it while the lid is already closed?

In KDE, I have set my preferences so that if I unplug my laptop and then close the lid, it will go into sleep mode. However, if I close the lid first and then unplug it, it will not suspend. More ...
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Making Ubuntu Sleep When Laptop Lid Closes

I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior? ...
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How do I add/modify/remove startup programs in KDE?

I am looking for application which allow me to manage the startup programs in KDE. Just like BootUp-Manager in Ubuntu (Gnome).
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Linux Customizable Dialog?

I'm generally busy with more than one thing to do during the work day. I'd like an easy to customize dialog box that I can specify at the terminal. An example, when I'm done with a background copy ...
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Why is my extended desktop configuration being reset after a reboot with Kubuntu 10.04?

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 x64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad R500, with an external monitor attached. If I configure extended desktop, everything works fine. The settings look like this: After a reboot, ...
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upgrade or compile phonon from sources

I am trying to compile KDE from sources and I get this error when trying to make kdelibs: Could NOT find Phonon: Found version "4.3.1", but required is at least "4.3.80" I am running Kubuntu ...
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Find and raise a window in KDE4 with shortcut

I was wondering about a possibility to find and raise some window in KDE4 with shortcut. Currently in KDE 4.4 there is a possibility to switch to window from krunner (Alt-F2). Say, I have an open ...
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How can I automatically start an application after login in Kde4

I am using Kde 4.4 and I would like to start one of the applications automatically after every login to the system. How can I configure it? I remember I managed to find a dialog window in one of the ...