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

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Is it possible to make the color of a KDE panel change in sync with music playing?

I can't find anything online about it. Best if it is customizable, with a config or scripting
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Apple Magic Trackpad is working great, then randomly stops until hciconfig reset

I paired a Apple Magic Trackpad with my laptop through the KDE bluetooth system. It works fine until I touch it with too many fingers or swipe it too much resembling some sort of a gesture (or until ...
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Why does long pressing Control key trigger Escape in KDE?

I recently switched from GNOME 3 to KDE 5, and I found myself accidentally pressing Escape when holding the left Control key. It does not happen under any other desktop environments. How do I stop ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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Best Practices for removing unwanted menu shortcuts in KDE

Is there a recommended way to remove unwanted menu shortcuts from the application menu (XDG standards compliant). I've got a few packages that tend to install multiple shortcuts even though I only ...
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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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Can file copy failures be caused by file content?

I was copying some files from my laptop's hard drive on to a USB thumb drive/pen drive/key/stick earlier today, using KDE 5 to do the copy (drag and drop in Dolphin). I encountered a problem: the copy ...
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How to unlock screen from script in KDE Plasma 5?

I use pam_usb and want to lock/unlock computer when USB stick is removed/inserted. For locking I use qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock and it works perfectly. For unlocking I've ...
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Tooltips of GTK applications are unreadable within KDE

My system is openSUSE 42.1 with Plasma 5. I have some GTK applications installed as well, and I'm experiencing a rather annoying behaviour from them. Namely, the tooltips of these apps are almost ...
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KDE on CentOS steals Alt-Shift from applications?

I'm using KDE on CentOS 7 on one machine and KDE on Kubuntu 16.04 on another. In both cases I've set Alt-Shift to switch keyboard layout. However, in Kubuntu Alt-Shift-XXX is still free: I can make ...
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KDE mouse stops moving after suspend

For some reason on KDE my mouse will stop moving in two scenarios, only to be fixed by logging off via ALT+F2 (logout): Computer naturally suspends after timeout. Shutting lid. Both scenarios ...
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IP forwarding for kde connect

I want to forward a KDE connect connection from my desktop to an android phone, which are not in the same network. KDE connect uses the Ports 1714-1764 on tcp/udp and broadcasts to find the device in ...
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KDE Plasma 5 taskbar dissappears on external monitors

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-28-generic and Plasma 5.6.5 I am mostly docked with two external displays, and I use all three with the Laptop one as primary. I have a customized taskbar ...
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How to Compile and Install Remmina From GIT Repository for Ubuntu (KDE)?

Gentlemen, I would like to compile a version of Remmina directly from the GIT repository, because I need to apply a patch to fix a problem. With the command sequence below I can compile it and ...
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Dolphin and Kdialog are extremely slow Debian 8 Jessie

Dolphin takes about 1 minute to start. The same problem is with KDialog. dolphin /tmp Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower::DeviceAdded(QString) Object::connect: No such ...
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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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How to save bookmarks for Kate?

I've become reliant on the bookmarks in Kate, but I work on multiple machines so it makes it an inconvenience to have to keep bookmarking the same places in my documents. How do I export the ...
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KDE plasma 5: no taskbar and can't right click desktop

No idea how this happened. plasmashell was crashing after consuming 6gb memory and I'd tried removing ~/.cache. Shortly after all plasmashell would do is start my desktop background with a wallpaper ...
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Disable kwallet popups from chrome

I've edited ~/.kde/share/config/kwalletrc and added [Auto Deny] kdewallet=Chromium In the KDE Wallet Configuration in system settings I've unchecked "Enable the KDE wallet subsystem". This also ...
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Plasma 5 login user list

My computer runs on a network configured with LDAP. I recently updated to Kubuntu 16.04 from 14.04, and now I cannot login graphically. On 14.04, the login screen used to show my username and two ...
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Krunner not working on Debian Stretch

I have just installed Debian Stretch with KDE. When I press ALT+F2 to invoke Krunner I would just get a little white pixel on the top of the screen /the focus will go to this pixel/. I have tried to ...
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PulseAudio Equalizer randomly stops functioning

My problem is just as the title says. I'm using Linux Mint KDE 17.3. The only predictability that I can get from it is that it shuts off when everything goes silent for at least a second, but that ...
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How do I change iBus input methods when the session is locked in KDE?

How do I switch between input methods with iBus on the lock screen? Part of my work necessitates me using iBus for Chinese pinyin input. I had the misfortune of leaving the input method on pinyin ...
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KWrite syntax-highlights plaintext file on save

I'm using KWrite in Windows. I open a .txt file in KWrite, and there's no syntax highlighting. Good, that's what I expect. But when I save the file (Ctrl+S) it suddenly becomes syntax-highlighed. ...
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How do I move a KDE plasma panel, from commandline/scripts?

I Have a script that change my desktop layout using xrandr, but I also want to move my Panel. So far I played round with kwinscripts, using qdbus org.kde.plasmashell /PlasmaShell org.kde.PlasmaShell....
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How do I cut a line in KDE Kate?

What is the keyboard shortcut to copy the whole current line to the clipboard and then delete it? This is functionally equivalent to: Home, Shift+↓, Ctrl+X It's a common feature I use often in some ...
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CentOS - difference between ssh -X and startx, and starting a gui

I'm trying to get my gui on my CentOS machine up, but I frankly don't know the linux commands and google hasn't had a clear answer. I'm assuming ssh -X and startx are the same, but maybe not; ssh -X ...
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How can I change the screen position of krunner in KDE Plasma 5.x?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 and can't find out how to change the position of krunner (the little search window that appears when I press Alt+F2) so that it appears in the center of the screen ...
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I can not install the necessary dependencies for Skype for Fedora 23 x86_64

Hi I have a HP Envy dv7 with an uname -a output of: Linux MercadesBendz 4.4.7-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Apr 13 02:52:52 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux lspci output of: 00:00.0 ...
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Wifi Access Point instable in Fedora, KDE Plasma 5

I have two PCs (PC1 and PC2). Both have identical hard- and software and both are connected to the interenet via ethernet connection. As OS I have Fedora 23 with KDE Plasma 5. Using the KDE Connection-...
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Move active windows to specific workspace activity with qdbus in KDE

I'm using KDE plasma 5.6 with multiple activities and multiple desktops, I'd to have some application instances bound to specific combination of activity and desktop, i.e. : Telegram client on ...
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Wipe KDE5 Widgets via Command Line/Freezing issue

I recently installed kde-plasma on an arch installation. Everything was working fine... until I added widgets. I wanted to try them out with a theme and decided that I wanted to remove them. However, ...
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KDE 5 - How to remove a system tray entry?

I've just upgrade to Kubuntu 16.04 and there's an icon in system tray which is not displaying normally. It can be hidden from the system tray entries settings but I'd like to figure out which ...
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In KDE plasma 5, how to I create standalone launchers/desktop shortcuts to web apps like gmail?

I use two operating systems daily: Ubuntu 15.04 with the Unity desktop environment and Manjaro with KDE-plasma-5 desktop. I spend a good chunk of time in my email and it is convenient for me to have ...
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Cycle Through Windows on active screen

I have twin view set up in KDE and woudl like to cycle through the windows on the active screen. So if I'm working on my left screen, I'd like to be able to "Alt-Tab" through the windows ONLY on my ...
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KDE: Don't start login screen before my app script finishes

I have Fedora 23 on my machine and I'm using KDE Plasma. I've written a small app which is executed before the KDE login screen appears. This was done by placing the line /path/to/MyApp to /etc/sddm/...
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startx stuck with command line outputs

I'm using kubuntu 14.04. When i switched my computer on, it went straight to command line. I tried startx and the output is as follows In Xorg.0.log , Fatal server error: no screens found ...
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How do I restart the plasma shell in KDE5?

I want to restart my plasma desktop/shell without rebooting my machine and was looking for a way to do so. Is there some konsole command or something that would do just that?
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...
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Suspend system before login

I'm using debian stretch and KDE. In the settings I have specified that pressing the power button suspends the system. That works great, when I'm logged in. However it does not suspend the system on ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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KDE disable dragging window from panel

I have a strange ridiculous question: I'm using KDE (Kubuntu) and I love it, but I constantly hook on windows at side panel and my cursor appears with an icon of the window, like I took it to drag and ...
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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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How to transfer files between Linux and Android in a fast and reliable way?

As the title says, I need to find a fast and reliable way to transfer files between my Linux laptop (OpenSUSE with KDE 4) and my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo). I have already tried several ...
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Where are the logs of /etc/sddm/Xsetup (KDE Plasma 5)

My OS is Fedora 23 and I use KDE-Plasma 5.5.5. I've written an GUI-application wich starts before the KDE login screen. I've achieved it by placing the line /path/to/my/app into /etc/sddm/Xsetup. The ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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Could not find a configuration file for package “ECM” that is compatible with requested version 1.5.0

I tried to download "ECMConfig.cmake" from repository, but terminal gives me an error: "question's title + The following configuration files were considered but not accepted: ECMConfig.cmake : version ...
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the lid is closed?

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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KDE plasma partial screen after unplugging hdmi second screen

I have arch with KDE plasma on my laptop. Yesterday I tried a second vga screen using a hdmi-vga adaptor (my laptop has only hdmi entry). Everything worked fine, I used the second screen as an ...
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Autologin and mount encrypted volume in KDE 5

On my machine, I have Fedora 23 (Server) and KDE 5.19. SELinux is deactivated. Furthermore, I have an encrypted home volume (using LUKS). As soon as the user logs in on the SDDM greeter, the encrypted ...