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

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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to repair KDE in Metamorphose Linux?

I'm using Metamorphose Linux 8, is Debian base and using KDE. After I try instal teamview with official deb file and restart my computer, now my Linux are not start interface graphic. It's enter ...
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How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?

or maybe something else? I am using Redhat OS.
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HexChat - notification popup doesn't dissapear

When somebody writes to me on hexchat a small popup appears, that can't be closed and it's there for a very long time. Is there any way to close this popup? Not to entirely disable them (because I ...
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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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Make all desktops share the same settings

I'm running plasma5 and have two monitors. Each monitor, apparently, has it's own desktop, and thus, it's own wallpapers, mouse shortcuts, et cetera. This also happens across activities; so if you ...
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Group together icons on a plasma 5 panel

I have all the applications I frequently use sitting on one of my panels. Things like konsole, chromium, et cetera can all be dragged from the Application Launcher onto a panel to appear as icons. ...
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How to remove file-assosiations to Qt Creator in KDE

How to remove file-associations to Qt Creator 5 in KDE? It is assigned to very many files format by default (txt, doc, xml, js, sql, and many many others). Trying manually remove some associations ...
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Most windows disappear after second display unplugged in KDE

I have a HDMI 2nd display plugged into my laptop and I have set it as the primary display in KDE. When I close the lid and unplug the 2nd display, even though I deliberately moved most windows onto my ...
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Kde custom resolution

Everything is just a tad too small on Kde plasma 5 on my 1080p laptop. Everything looks peefect when I force 1600x900 using xrandr but a logout removes this setting and kscreen does not give it as an ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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Finding the CSS identifier (or what the CSS identifier is) for the hangouts box on Hangouts.google.com

I am using the Web Slice widget in the KDE Desktop Enviroment and I am wondering how I can find the CSS identifier (or what the CSS identifier is) for the hangouts box on Hangouts.google.com so that I ...
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Completely remove KDE 5 from Debian

I want to completely remove KDE 5 from my (Debian Unstable) system, including configuration files and my user configuration file. Is there a way to do it without reinstalling and/or creating a new ...
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Dynamic configuring multiple x-screens using RandR (xrandr) in Linux

I can use a external physical Dell monitor at work connecting it through VGA port to my ThinkPad laptop. I have Debian testing installed, along with KDE5.5 and i3wm. See detailed information below. ...
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Kiosk mode and auto login and single application mode in CentOS

We have a machine running CentOS 7, GDM, KDE 11 (installed from CentOS DVD) We have been struggling a few days with this issue, tried to search for a solution but unfortunately most of the ...
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How to use altgr-intl in KDE?

I'm using KDE 4.13.3 (on a Ubuntu 14.04) and I'd like to use the altgr-intl keyboard variant so that I can e.g. type AltGr+Shift+6, then e to obtain ê. Seemingly-relevant layouts displayed via System ...
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Change border color of Okular annotations

Inline Note annotations in Okular (the default PDF reader for the KDE desktop) only allow me to modify the highlight color by default, but I want to modify the border color of those annotations too. ...
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KDE - “/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected” error

I have a Kubuntu 15.10 installation (fully updated). Sometimes when I try to copy some files/folder the OS throws "/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected" error. Screengrabs (Click on ...
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Graphviz window too small

I have a script which generates Graphviz graphs and displays them using the dot -Txlib command. However, it always appears in a tiny, unreadably-small window, so I have to maximise it each time. How ...
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Where to download is it that I download libc.so.6 which is what the error box says i need as well

I saw a post that was similar to my question but the person who asked about it had diffrent versions on top of other problems that dont quite relate to mine. When i try to run steam it says Steam ...