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

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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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Unable to Install KDE on Fedora 19

I had installed Fedora 19 with Gnome. Later installed KDE and removed Gnome. Unfortunately, seems like KDE was also removed along with Gnome. I am trying to install KDE but system says "Nothing to do" ...
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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 can I prevent KDE double-starting Autostart apps?

My KDE is configured to restart the last session on login. Also, I have some application link(s) in ~/.config/autostart. What I'm experiencing is, of course, two instances of the auto-start ...
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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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Clicking a link in Thunderbird opens Firefox instead of the default browser

I am using KDE on Fedora 21 x86_64. I recently switched my default browser from Firefox to Chromium, and this worked out very well...except for Thunderbird, which still insists on attempting to open ...
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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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Plasma 5 on Fedora giving “Could not start d-bus. Can you call qdbus?”

I cannot start Plasma 5 in Fedora 20. I have installed using the following method: yum install kf5-\* dnf copr enable dvratil/plasma-5 yum install plasma-5 Everything went fine and plasmashell will ...
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Replicate windows' keyboard shotcuts Win+1, Win+2, Win+3, etc. in KDE

On Windows pressing Win+1 (2, 3, ...) launches the first (second, third, ...) pinned app in your taskbar. If that application is already running it switches to the running application instead of ...
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Can I prevent newly installed programs from superceding existing file associations?

I use Kubuntu. Often when I install a new program it places itself at the top of the list for all applicable file associations. I generally want the new program to appear at the bottom of the list, so ...
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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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KDE vs. LXDE | org.<desktop>.* profiles

With KDE I was able to find a way to disable screensaver by the following text: KDE if [ -n "$ret" ] && [ "$ret" -gt 11 ]; then idle_time=`qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver ...
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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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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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Triggering KDE's “Attach as tab to” feature from a shell script

I very much like the possibility to attach any window to any other one as a tab in KDE. Particularly, as part of my workflow, I often have a Dolphin (file manager) window attached to a Konsole (shell ...
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How to toggle 'Switch desktop on edge' in KDE via command line

I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 with KDE 4.14.1. How can I enable/disable 'System Settings > Workspace Appearance and Behavior > Workspace Behavior > Screen Edges > Switch desktop on edge' via command line?
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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Uninstall breaks unprivileged boot-up services (MDM and audio) - Linux Mint 16rc KDE

After a wine install/uninstall audio is broken and MDM fails as a boot up service, but still works via sudo. How should I trouble shoot? Last night I installed Wine, installed then removed ...
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How to create a shortcut to maximize horizontally a window in KDE Plasma?

"Provided your window is not already maximized, clicking on the maximize button with the right mouse button will maximize it horizontally" How to create a shortcut for doing that?
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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...
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How do I get firefox to open files with kde applications

Can I set it to use kde-open for everything? currently it seems to be doing something weird using exo-open --launch FileManager to open up files. They open eventually with the right applications ...
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after pressing ctr alt f1 and rebooting I always have a black screen

In kubuntu, I originally tried to bring back the bottom bar of kde and when I pressed ctr alt f1, the command exit didn't work so I pressed the power button for reboot ... now kde never appears, ...
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Connected clients to my WiFi hotspot

When I type arp -a I can see connected clients, but I want the same information piped out to kdialog when a new client connects or disconnects. Is it possible with shell scripting?
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Make a KDE shortcut to run the default browser

I am new to KDE and would like to make shortcuts that run default applications. For instance, I like CTRL-ALT-I to open my default browser. I have found that I can create a custom shortcut directly ...
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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 ...
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Make tilde ~ character appear curved (KDE)

I recently installed a (B)LFS system on my computer. The tilde key (~) is shown as a straight line, much like the em-dash (-) in many locations, such as konsole, kate and also in the box that I am ...
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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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Set name of Konsole window

How can one set the name of a Konsole window in KDE? I know that we can change the names of the tabs, and the Konsole window title is preconfigured to use the name of the current tab, but this is not ...
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How to tell Dolphin which files to hide?

KDE's file manager Dolphin can hide some files, e.g., files starting with a . Is there a way to configure which files it actually hides? For example, I would like to make it hide all files matching ...
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How to make Qt use the KDE oxygen theme?

When I compile programs in qtcreator, the widgets use the GTK theme, despite my being in the KDE desktop environment. I've read online that this is due to the fact that KDE uses Qt4, so when I try to ...
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WPA blocks UDP broadcast

I use a convenient program called KDE Connect to interface a Linux/KDE computer with an Android device. It uses UDP broadcast. And it worked fine when my wifi was not encrypted. I recently had to ...
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ALSA stopped working with default device

I had working sound on my Linux with 3 sound cards. I had some old Sound Blaster which was working, an on-board sound card which a few months ago was not supported (so I turned it off in BIOS) and ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

Motivation: In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is taken up by -- well, never mind what, something app-specific. However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift ...
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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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Why would nvidia-prime affect font antialiasing?

I just installed nvidia-prime in Ubuntu 13.10 according to these instructions sudo apt-get purge bumblebee* sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319 ...
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Is the below list complete for installing Debian?

Is the below list complete for installing Debian? I just pick them from long list. debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso.contents ...
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Firefox opens directories with kdesvn

When I open the containing folder for a download in Firefox it launches kdesvn (which then fails). This isn't listed in the Applications tab in the Preferences window, and grepping kdesvn in ...
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KDE4: Wallpaper blending an image and a color

I am one of those KDE 3 die hards. With KDE 3 I was able to set my wallpaper to an image, and then to add a solid color (with some alpha value) on top of it. I find it makes the background ...
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How to change wallpaper from command line in KDE 4.3?

Basically question is in title, but let's elaborate a bit: I have KDE 4.3 from Arch Linux. And a script which periodically downloads new wallpaper. So I'd like to set it as current wallpaper from ...
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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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How to properly end a KDE session from shell without root privileges

I am accessing the machine (OpenSuse 11 with KDE) over NX. I cannot use the Alt-Ctrl-Del shortcuts as it is captured by my system. The regular logoff button just ends the NX session without ending ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...
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How can I map Win + L to lock screen in KDE4?

How can I map the keyboard shortcut to locking a session in KDE 4?
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KDE bash --norc

I would like to disable ./bashrc with the command bash --norc when opening a session on the KDE Destop enviroment. but I dont really understand where to place it, if on the startkde, Xsession or where ...
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What is Gnome / KDE etc?

I have been on Windows my entire life. Without getting too technical, what are these things? When I search on the net, I get some technical results. I simple do not understand what these things are! ...
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Setting and keeping resolution settings for a display that's not autodetected on KDE/Fedora 20

I have a non standard 1280x800 screen which isn't detected correctly by my linux system The screen is a 1280x800 native, 10.1 inch tablet display with an external controller board. I've got it ...
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Switch from KDialog to Zenity

I'm using KDE 4.8.4. Is it possible to cease to use KDialog in KDE and switch to Zenity permanently? KDialog is driving me crazy. It always freezes everywhere at save and open dialogs, in Google ...
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cant to write cyrillic in google-chrome and some kde application

After upgrade my system I have some problem with russian language. English became the language of the some standard kde application (it was russian before). Google chrome is english too and in this ...
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Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction

Sometimes when selecting with the mouse, I select everything other than what I intended to select due to the mouse moving slightly above or below the line being selected. For example, in your address ...