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

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How do I remove KDE from Ubuntu if I decide not to stick with it?

I installed kubuntu-kde4-desktop package on my Ubuntu 9.04 install to give KDE a fair shake since I've always wanted to try it. I'm not done with it yet, but if I decide I want to go back to my tried ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?

This is the opposite of this question. Basically I've been using Ubuntu for a while but decided to give KDE a shot so I went through the process of getting the latest KDE installed. I'm very ...
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firefox aliased/jagged fonts in xfce

I've been using linux mint 7 for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it, but I wanted to try out other desktops, e.g. KDE/Xfce I'm not sure if it's KDE's fault of Xfce's, but firefox's ...
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How to type unicode characters in KDE?

This answer has tips on how to do it on Gnome or Vim, but these don't work on KDE. This bug shows that KDE don't support the ISO notation with Ctrl+Shift plus the character's hex code. Is there any ...
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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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KDE Konsole to select text and copy to clipboard

In Ubuntu Terminal, drag and drop selection can copy the text selected into clipboard and Shift+Insert to paste. In KDE Konsole, it seems selection doesn't do copy. So either I have to use mouse ...
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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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Is there a breakdown of the differences between GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments?

I am going to be putting Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and I figure that don't need every desktop environment out there, so I figure I'll either get Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), or Xubuntu (Xfce). ...
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can i swap the CTRL and ALT in KDE?

Does anyone know how to swap the Ctrl and Alt keys in KDE? To me it seem like the Alt key is better positioned to be used more often for stuff like the Ctrl-W or Ctrl-S. There is no way to press the ...
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What are the differences between Linux Window Managers?

See the title - are there any show-stopping differences between GNOME and KDE, at this point? Is it just a matter of preference? I know some applications run 'better' one or the other, but besides ...
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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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How to have ESC also cancel CAPS if CAPS is enabled?

Is there any way to configure the keyboard so that pressing ESC will also cancel the Capslock feature, if Capslock is enabled? I specifically use Kubuntu Linux with ESC and Caps keys switched (VIM ...
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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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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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KDE: how to detect default browser?

How does one detect/get the default browser on KDE? I know that on Gnome one can use "gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command" but what about KDE?
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Monaco font not antialiased in some GTK apps

I have a strange issue with the Monaco font on Ubuntu Karmic. I have recently installed the Monaco font just to see what the hype is all about. The problem that I am facing now is that is not ...
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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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How can I disable 'Alt' + mouse default behavior in KDE?

By default, when one holds down Alt and drags with the mouse, it will move a window in KDE/kwin. Is there a way to disable this for a particular application? I know there's a lot of application ...
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My KDE very slow in certain operations

I have a problem with my Linux installation. It seems that the KDE code that deals with directory windows is extremely slow (on both Dolphin and Konqueror). This happens both when I click on a ...
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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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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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firefox - deny access to menus

I'm preparing a presentation. I will use wordpress on localhost for this. Then the visitors will have access to the mouse and see the displayed site. I'm afraid people can somehow get access to my ...