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Running KDE in a GNOME box

I have a dual boot computer running Kubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome. /home is on a separate partition and is shared by both. This works excellently except that if I have to switch, I have to restart. Is ...
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Removing Nepomuk and Akonay

Now that we have Baloo in KDE I guess is safe to remove the Akonadi and Nepomuk, right? I have upgraded my Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 without any problem. In the upgrade process, the system removed some ...
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Newbie xubuntu with kde no wireless

Newbie (to here) help requested. I currently run xubuntu (just upgraded to 14.04) and have no issues. Thought I would try kde, just for a change. Running on a laptop with enough grunt for that, I just ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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How do I add an “all applications” folder to kickoff launcher in KDE

I have Zorin OS (basically a skinned version of Ubuntu) But I installed KDE because it really has a much larger user base as a desktop environment and has a much wider range of features. My only real ...
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How can I fix Dolphin's slow start up?

I've been a user of Kubuntu for 2 years now and I've upgraded the system when a new version came out. So far I was fine, but now with the Kubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade and the KDE 4.13 also updated I ...
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upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu

I have an issue with installing KDE on my Ubuntu 14.04. I executed apt-get install kubuntu-desktop And tried to remove unity sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity unity-common unity-services ...
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How to install KDE along Unity?

I have just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to install KDE along side my Gnome/Unity that I have now. How can I do this? Thanks!
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Using KDE - Application Menus Missing in Qt Apps

I have multiple desktop environments installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, and am primarily using KDE (today). Here's the problem I've noticed. When I've been building some newer versions of ...
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Baloo not working

The new KDE indexing service is of fundamental importance (as was Nepomuk before it) but, unfortunately, it does not work as it should on my machine with Kubuntu 14.04. Indeed, it does not work at ...
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...
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How can I enable/disable desktop effects for the current window in KDE?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut or option to quickly toggle whether an application/window is affected by the compositor. Is there any way to do that?
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I changed the window type of an application in KDE to “Desktop”. How can I get it back?

This question could be rephrased to "What is the keyboard shortcut for accessing special window option in KDE?" because I cannot access them after blocking myself out. Is there a keyboard shortcut for ...
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upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 frozen desktop

I upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I am using kde. When it boots to the desktop i can move the cursor but cant click on anything. Also key commands don't work. I have login set to auto so i ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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KDE desktop - handling shared applications & icons

I am using the KDE 4.8 desktop with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have made two separate virtual desktops on it with different wallpapers on each. I want to share all applications with the exception of ...
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KDE Theme broken after 13.10 → 14.04 upgrade

I just did the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 and the default KDE theme not looks like no theme at all: I usually use KDE with Awesome WM as the window manager, but even without Awesome WM, this looks ...
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KDE top panel, always visible, not functioning,

Just updated the system to Kubuntu 14.04, the top panel which is set to 'always visible' is covering the windows, hiding the close, min, max buttons. It should have the top of the window fixed ...
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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Unwise to install KDE Applications in Xubuntu?

I have been doing a bit of reading. It seems most people believe it is unwise to install KDE applications in Xubuntu, but nobody really explains why it is unwise. Can someone please explain this to ...
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What are the issues of having KDE libs with Gnome and vica versa

I'm a KDE user with one or two of Gnome applications, notably Tomboy Notes. So far I've not experienced any actual issues that I could pin point to being caused by having Gnome libs on my KDE based ...
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Using KDE's Dolphin file manager dual view the Norton Commander way?

KDE's default file manager Dolphin offers a possibility of a dual view. I would like to define keyboard shortcuts to easily switch between the left and right panes copy/move files between them ...
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Manual time syncing

Is there a command or some option in KDE environment with which I can manually sync system's time and date with a time server (eg Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org))?
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Setting priority of wireless networks in KDE Network Manager

Is there a way to determine the priority of wireless networks? The KDE networkmanager applet works fine, but it often connects to the WRONG wireless network by default when multiple networks are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Wrong theme in KDE

I am currently having a very strange problem with the KDE widget style. The problem consists in that the widget styles are not respected. All windows appear with something that looks like the ...
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Kdeconnect for Ubuntu

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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Can't select anything in the Input Method tab

As you can see in the image, I can't select anything. What should I do? I use Kubuntu 13.10, KDE 4.12.3 and want to use ibus-bogo as my Vietnamese input. My command to install ibus is: sudo apt-get ...
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kde themes doesn't appear after download and install

hey everyone i just downloaded the new theme for my my KDE from http://kde-look.org/. in other tutorial they that extract the package and copy it into /home/username/.kde/share/apps/desktop/theme.but ...
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Choosing Ubuntu based distro for my laptop [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE installed along with Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. But KDE runs very slow on my laptop. My laptop configuration is Intel Core i3 CPU (380M) 3 GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD 15.6 Inch ...
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How to make Klipper work on Ubuntu 12.04

How to make Klipper work on Ubuntu 12.04 ? I was using klipper a lot. But it is not working on ubuntu 12.04 . It shows the Klipper icon but nothing will appear if I click on it or nothing will happen ...
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Disabling capslock key in KDE

I assigned a KDE action to caps-lock key (so that cap-lock is a hotkey for that) hoping it will be disabled (a trick working for other keys). But it was not. Why this happens and how to find a better ...
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How do I set deault browser to NOT rekonq?

I don't like rekonq, and I don't want rekonq, so I uninstalled it. However, now whenever I click on a link in another program (e.g. a pdf) it complains that it can't find rekonq. I want to keep using ...
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How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13?

I have Kubuntu 14.04 and just installed the newest updates. Looking at the process list I see baloo indexer running. I could not find an checkbox in Baloo settings to turn off the indexing.
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Okular & rekonq printing black pages

I found a strange bug printing from Kubuntu lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy in Okular okular -v Qt: 4.8.4 KDE ...
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Customize KDE tiling grid

In KDE, when the user is moving a window around with the mouse and she touches a border of the screen, a shadow appears showing the position the window will occupy if the user drops it there. When ...
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Open Containing Folder become Choose Appication in Firefox in Kubuntu

The title says it all. Every time I download something, clicking Open Containing Folder when the download is finished, it says Choose Application and I don't know what to do. I use Firefox in Kubuntu. ...
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Unity programs' toolbar everything is disabled

I installed Gnome and KDE desktop environments. Now I can't select things from the programs' tool bars. I can still use the alt key. I don't know if this is the issue but some of styles from the KDE ...
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Can't do anything on startup until terminating Kate in Kubuntu

When my Kubuntu starts i can't do anything until starting System Activity and killing Kate. I can not start any program or for example run Dolphin file manager. After terminating Kate a message is ...
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apt-get 'held broken packages' attempting to install kubuntu-desktop

$sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Kate does not see lilypond editing mode

I am trying to edit a Lilypond file, but when I open the file it is shown in Normal mode. It used to be that there were highlighting and view settings that would be associated with a Lilypond file. ...
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Use “cobalt” gedit theme on kate

Where could I find the cobalt theme for kate? Or, if there isn't, where can I obtain gedit's colors so that I can manually put them on kate creating a custom theme?
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kde-plasma-desktop can't find apps

I'm running lubuntu 13.10 on my netbook and installed kde-plasma-desktop for a minimal kde desktop. Would prefer to use openbox. However, there are NO applications listed in the kickoff launcher ...
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I installed ubuntu 13.04 I can't find the terminal and which is better Gnome or KDE? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I can't find the terminal? one more thing which is better Gnome or KDE ? I like to work in node.js and Photoshop.
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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remember wireless password in kde

I've got kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installed. Don't know why - whether it's a default option or I've made this - but KDE always keeps asking me for the wireless connection password and it's annoying a ...
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How can I get Firefox to use the KDE style?

There are some problems using Firefox in Kubuntu. The menus are ugly and do not use the KDE style. The file browser for uploading or opening files is also ugly, and is not the default KDE ...
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LibreOffce crashing Kubuntu constantly [closed]

The Problem Today LibreOffice just started to crash my entire KDE desktop every time I try open a file. It takes me to the login screen every single time and I have to log back in again (losing any ...
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A command to add a customized icon or symbol to Plasma's Default Panel

Is there a command, that can add/remove a simple icon in KDE environment tray or anywhere in plasma's Panel (taskbar)? I need a customized notification icon or any other persistent symbol which shows ...
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Clickable notifications that allow to interact with programs which have spawned them?

There are Notifications in KDE's System Tray. The problem is that Notifications don't provide access to the apps that spawn those notifications. The only available action is to dismiss the ...