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

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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message

On an up to date Kubuntu precise, my notifications will only pop up after the second one. I'm using: kdialog --title "foo" --passivepopup "bar" The first one is shown in the system tray only – the ...
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Does Amarok save labels to the files?

In addition to "regular" metadata, Amarok has the ability to also add labels to tracks. Are these stored inside the audio files itself or is there any way to make it do so?
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Mouse Navigation - dedicated right-click?

In kde, I'm using mouse navigation to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard. However, it is very cumbersome to right-click as I have to first press "-" to change the click behavior to right click ...
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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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openSuSE 11.4 KDE 4.6.x dead in the water, no response to mouse click or alt+F2

I have a custom built desktop running openSuSE 11.4 with KDE 4.6.x (whichever version comes with the SuSE install disk downloaded from openSuSE.org, I think it's 4.6.2?). I just installed the 64-bit ...
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Linux-Redhat6 KDE how to start logging in a file

I dragged a sensor with 'Log to a file' option, for logging column it is marked as 'crossed'. How do I start logging ?
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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Use kvkbd without window manager

I am currently developing a kiosk application in QML and I want to use kvkbd virtual keyboard for user input. When used with a window manager (such as icewm), kvkbd works well, but since my ...
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Can I change the size of the kde menu?

I would like to make the menu bigger (=covering more of the screen and showing more), is that possible? Using opensuse 13 kde
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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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NX Client behaves differently for GNOME and KDE

When using NXClient on KDE (Fedora) to connect to a Ubuntu machine with GNOME, NX works flawlessly, and automatically resizes the display to match the client window. However, when I change the ...
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Linux/KDE and “greedy” hotkeys

I've recently switched to Linux again, and this time I've decided to install KDE. I've set the layout cycling hotkey to Ctrl+Shift, but the problem is that it clashes with every other hotkey that ...
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How to move cursor/focus to another monitor using keyboard shortcut in KDE?

I want to move focus of the cursor/window between monitors through keyboard shortcut in KDE, is it possible? It should be something like ctrl+meta+j/k in awesome wm.
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Linux Mint, Screen is off after 1 second

Linuxmint has decided to make my screen sleep after 1 second of me not using it. How do I stop this timer? Please Help Using Linux Mint, with KDE.
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set environment variables when KDE is starting using source (using Intel Compilers under Kate)

I'm trying to use the Intel compilers in Kate's build plugin. The recommended way from Intel is to source the compilevars.sh scripts, using # source <path_to_intel>/compilevars.sh intel64 And ...
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how to disable blinking cursor in opensuse 12.2 kde virtualbox

I have just installed the newest OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE into my VirtualBox. I have one problem. When my cursor is animated (watches and other), it's blinking. How can I disable it? Thanks
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Cannot save changed profile in Netbeans

I am tring to chang fonts and colors in Netbeans by tools > options > fonts & colors When I close netbeans, all changed fonts and colors would be deleted and restarting netbeans will be same as ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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Run program on kde logout

I have created a backup script and I want to run it in a terminal window (to view the progress) when I logout from kde. I used the autostart feature and that works but I'm unable to show a terminal ...
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KDE's akonadi sets mysql root password to a non-empty value and I can't find it

I recently set up an openSUSE 12.2 vm and I chose KDE as the desktop. KDE (4.3) happens to come with an application called 'akonadi' which happens to use mysql. The result is that mysql seems to come ...
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How to change all associations in kde

Gimp associated instead of Okular and gwienview to all mine graphical files and pdfs. There are so many options to change in file associations. Is there a way to do it quicker and better? In gnome I ...
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KDE customise session lock dialog

I have Kubuntu/KDE4. On some Linuxes, when the session is locked, the unlocking dialog shows a clock, or perhaps some other widgets. Not mine, it's just a password entry with Unlock/Cancel/Switch ...
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How to use cepstral swift for tts instead jovie in kde L?

So I'm running KDE settings, in kttsmgr. I go add Talker, and try to add a swift talker: /opt/swift/bin/swift -p "speech/rate=180" %t -o %w ..per the instructions here, which I suspect are out of ...
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Can't set pulse audio as KDE default

I am running Arch Linux and KDE4. I installed the pulseaudio deamon on a remote machine with an external soundcard. From the local machine's terminal I can stream audio to that machine without any ...
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Ubuntu w/ KDE - Using Tahoma or Segoe UI in Firefox makes text disappear

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and hated the new Gnome, so I installed KDE 4.8. The default Firefox fonts are disgusting, so I tried changing them to the Windows ones. I copied the Tahoma and ...
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Can't get my monitor setup to stick with PCLinux OS

I'm using PCLinuxOS, which uses the KDE windows manager. I have to reconfigure my dual monitors every time I restart my system. I used the configuration utility to change the enable the second monitor ...
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Autostart on USB-Stick connect - Kubuntu

I am currently using a portable version of Keepass on my USB Stick. Now I am searching for a way to automatically start that when I connect my USB Stick to my machine. The Stick already gets ...
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KDE shared desktop is graphically slanted

Connecting from a Fedora 15 machine to a Fedora 15 machine, both running KDE, the remote machine running krfb and running krdc on the local machine, I connect to the remote machine over an ssh tunnel ...
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How to activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)?

How do I activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)? Installation works fine, but default is the KDE screen saver / locker, and neither the KDE docs nor the XScreenSaver docs (here: ...
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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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What are activities?

I recently installed KDE on my Debian machine. I would like to have multiple desktops. I discovered Activities. I was wondering what the advantages are of using Activities vs desktops?
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KDE Pause session restore until network

I recently re-installed Gentoo and KDE on SSD. Now it boots up faast. KDE does a session restore at boot, along with auto-starting any apps that I have setup. It turns out that I can boot to a ...
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Increase FTP authentication timeout in KDE?

Any way to increase FTP authentication timeout in KDE? It asks for password too often.
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Ubuntu, KDE: How to mount iPod HFS+ partition read/write using a matching udev / udisks2 / libsolid rule?

I can sucessfully mount a journalled HFS+ partition in Ubuntu 14.04 from an iPod using the steps from following answer: http://superuser.com/a/365270 However, using these mount commands manually or ...
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What is causing my kdeinit4 error?

I did not reinstall my OS or anything, but today as I log into my VirtualBox Kubuntu 12.0.4.02 LTS VM, I get a Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation. error and can only boot into the ...
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Apple “Magic” Trackpad freezes within one minute in Fedora 20/KDE. Any ideas?

I suffer similar issues as others have posted here re: the Apple trackpad...this despite having installed the synaptics trackpad driver from the Fedora 20 repos. Two finger vertical scroll only ...
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set/modify environment variable for gnome/kde at runtime

Is there a way to modify or set environment variables in gnome or kde at runtime, ie. after logging in? I specifically need this for gnome, but knowing the kde method would be really useful too. If ...
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How can I make my KDE system mount things on /media/<label> instead of /media/<username>/<label>?

Since today, and I do not know why (I just rebooted), my USB disks are being mounted by KDE in /media/myname/label (e.g. /media/myname/backup ) instead of /media/label (e.g. /media/backup/ which ...
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Dolphin KDE error Not authorized

I'm using KDE 4.12 on Debian Sid and I have a little annoying problem. The USB inserted in the at the boot are mounted without problems. If I insert a new USB I get Not Authorized error in dolphin and ...
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Ctrl-k does not copy to clipboard

I am used to using emacs type commands in terminals and now I discovered a funny behaviour in "konsole" that I cannot correct. I am using ctrl-k to cut the rest of the line from the cursor and in ...
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What is the path to the default background in Linux Mint KDE?

I am looking for the path to the default Mint background image. I know that the gnome images are in /usr/share/backgrounds, but this does not exist on my KDE install.
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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 KDE tile in thirds, or anything but halves/quarters

So, I have a big monitor, or at least big for me, and I sit rather close to it. (I don't have a desk, I have a tray table with a keyboard in my lap.) KDE comes with the ability to tile to quarters ...
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Send Esc key in KDE 4?

I am trying to set up a custom shortcut to map Esc to Esc:Esc, i.e. simulate a double press on Esc key, and so far have had no luck. (systemsettings -> gestures and shortcuts -> custom shortcuts) I ...
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Has anyone written a script to migrate linux users from one host to another ala the OSX migration assistant

I need to provide a newbie with a new machine but I don't have access to the old one -- only they do. Is there anything like Apple's Migration Assistant for Linux, specifically Fedora KDE, to move the ...
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Krusader: Use quick filter instead of quick search by default

In the Krusader file manager, I need to press Ctrl+I to invoke quick filter. If I just start typing, the quick search function is used instead. Is it possible to change the default, so quick filter is ...
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Krusader - case insensitive quick filter

Quick filter in the Krusader file manager is case-sensitive by default, I can't find an option to make it case insensitive. Is it possible?
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KDE - Alerts on incorrect unlock attempt

I am using debian with KDE4. When I lock my screen, the usual dialog appears. If I enter an incorrect password, however, nothing happens. It just displays a brief "Wrong password" message and then ...