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

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Quickly change audio device in KDE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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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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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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Create a new directory in KDE Save As dialogue

When using the KDE Save As dialogue, how does one create a new directory using the keyboard only (i.e. no need to grab the mouse)? The Create New Directory button is not readily accessible via ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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What triggers notifications of the form “Bell in session Shell” in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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Scroll Lock Key Not Working on Fedora/KDE

I have a computer with Fedora 16 and KDE. It's connected through a KVM switch to a monitor with another computer, and the switch uses Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock to switch between the computers. The ...
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Can't login to KDE or Gnome via SDDM after Ubuntu upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded Kubuntu to 15.04. When I get to the SDDM graphical login screen, after my password is accepted, I get the KDE splash screen with a loading progress bar, then it blacks out at about 75% ...
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How can I disable KDE Alt-` behaviour

After upgrading my Linux Slackware, KDE started to respond to a new key shortcut, which did not happen before. When I click Alt-`, I see the icon of the current window with it's title in the center ...
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Bluedevil wizard starts on KDE startup

Bluedevil wizard (3 copies) starts on each boot after KDE start. There are no bluetooth devices near PC or smth. Why and how to fix?
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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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KDE Plasma - changing style to be modern

KDE plasma looks very modern. That is until you look at the scollbars, and drop down menus (and other things). The 90's scollbars really clash with the modern look of the other half of the interface ...
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Why isn't /etc/skel/.kde being copied into new user directories?

I'm building custom Debian images with both GNOME and KDE desktops. When I place ~/.config in /etc/skel/ to capture my GNOME settings (mainly a custom wallpaper) it gets copied into new user ...
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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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Exit superfluous task bar

Via some unreproducible manipulation my screen session ended up with 2 task bars. How can I eliminate the extra one without exiting the system? Thanks, Gert
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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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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Redundant Wine Icons in Many Programs under Wine on Debian (KDE)

I have a wine problem as shown in the image below. All the wine icons (all 3) are due to the launch of the OriginLab (the most left one icon). When you switch to these wine icons, they generally do ...
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Where are KDE user workspace appearance settings saved?

I have the Ghost theme installed in my KDE desktop, which applies to Application Appearance color scheme, Workspace Appearance window decorations, and Workspace Appearance desktop theme settings in ...
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How to remap a command in KDE Konsole

I am a user without sudo-rights on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine I use with KDE. I would like to build a newer version of some program (in this case, vim) somewhere in my home folder. How can I make the ...
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Restore a dolphin session in non-KDE desktop environment

I currently use the Lubuntu desktop environment for its low memory footprint. I would like to restore the dolphin session I had under Kubuntu, that opens automatically when I log in to Kubuntu. ...
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kde opensuse insufficient permission to use Internet?

I suddenly found myself having the problem that I can't use Internet services. I can't use ssh, ping or a web browser. As super user however I can ping, no ssh as far as I can tell. I thought it could ...
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How to upgrade KDE Plasma 5.2 to 5.3 in Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2

I tried looking for a way to upgrade the KDE plasma version of my Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 to the latest one, 5.3. But there isn't much reference online about how to do it, except using Unstable Kubuntu ...
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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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KDE taskbar *Task Manager) only on VGA screen, not DVI screen

My Task Manager only shows up in the screen connected with VGA and clicking "Only show tasks from the current screen" in Task Manager Settings doesn't make the Task Manager bar appear on the second ...
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KDE: Immediat visual feedback when switching window

I have been searching through the many different KDE settings to achieve a particular behavior when switching window with key shortcut, but cannot find it : I want that when cycling through windows, ...
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Kali Linux KDE login issue

I have installed a Login theme(Caledonian) in Kde. But after rebooting there is no text field to enter username. Only a Password field, but when I enter password, it says Invalid. I tried Console ...
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How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)?

How can I have kde/kwin slide the desktop background together with the windows when switching desktops (while using the slide effect for switching)? At the moment, it only slides the windows while ...
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How activate, use or install KDE notebook desktop on Linux MInt 17.1

In KDE I have the option to select between two workspace, for PC or for notebook, but on Linux Mint not appear in system setting like in previous version of KDE. How I do to use the notebook worspace ...
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KDE's file manager Dolphin displays error mesage on Fedora 21

Every time I try to use Dolphin, nothing appears where files should be listed. Instead, there is an error message right below the toolbar that states: Could not start process Cannot talk to ...
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how to set 2-row taskbar to fill vertically first in KDE?

I have KDE 4.14.2 in a debian experimental. I changed my taskbar to have 2 rows. When I have many windows open and 2 rows of icons, the windows are listed first in the top row, left to right; the ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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Disable KDE screensaver when running on battery

I'm using KDE and have a screensaver that has a steady 10% CPU usage (plus some more from X). The problem is that the screensaver application is still running when the screen is turned off. This is ...
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KDE screen lock log?

When the screen is locked in KDE (my specific version is Kubuntu but hopefully this is something that is generic Linux), is the event logged? If so where would I look to find it?
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Removing KDE from Ubuntu

I was trying to install the KDE desktop and I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu* which I think installed more than I wanted. What is the best way to get rid of all of this and then just install the ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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GNOME 3.4 looks wrong after switch from KDE 4.10 on Fedora 17

I run Fedora 17 on my desktop, and there are two accounts. The first one is my account, where I use KDE 4.10 all the time; the other account has been running GNOME 3.4 since it was created. The Fedora ...
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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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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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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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KDE4 doesn't start correctly

For some reason KDE seems to search for some files in /usr/lib/ instead of /usr/lib64/. When I started my computer this morning I got a message saying No greeter widget plugin loaded. After ...
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Reinstall KDE from scratch on OpenSUSE

I have installed KDE 5 a while ago after KDE 4. It just broke. So, I am tired of trying to fix the situation here, and I just want to start over from scratch. What I want to do is: Uninstall All Qt ...
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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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How to make Konsole invoke konsole -ls for all users?

I admin a linux domain for students. The students use their lab workstations in graphical mode, but often use Konsole on KDE for ssh and programming tasks. I know Konsole can be configured through ...
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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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Is there a command line or scripting interface for KDE Baloo's file tagging?

KDE's Baloo allows to tag files by adding an extended file system attribute on the file system level (where supported), while keeping a separate index of all the tagged files. Searching within ...
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Left click not working Arch Linux KDE

I run Arch-Linux on a Intel i3 processor w/ x64 architecture. I installed arch Linux and other than gdm failing and preventing me from booting, it went pretty smoothly. For the longest time, I used ...