KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a Qt-based desktop environment as well as a suite of cross-platform desktop applications.

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Can I remove KDE and replace it with Unity?

I want to switch KDE with Unity. Is there a way?
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed via GUI

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04. and while I haven't any problems changing the keyboard layout under other desktop environments it doesn't work under KDE via settings (Input devices > Keyboard > ...
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G sense smart status changes all the time in KDE Partition Manager

I've a Hitachi hard disk that is supposed to withstand shocks up to 250G when active. According to the SMART status in KDE Partition Manager the hard disk has a detection capability that counts the ...
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Tried to install KDE but it got hanged up

I tried to install KDE on Ubuntu 14.04 using package manager. It worked once when second time I started my system it was not getting on and got hanged up at ubuntu logo. Following is the screenshot at ...
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What have i missed that i need to run Redshift Plasmoid?

I've installed Redshift through synaptic, adding the ppa as described. I've built the KDE itself and installed Eclipse (including the cdt). Yet, nothing happens when I run redshiftautostart as ...
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How can I change to one of the many system installed fonts in KDE5 konsole?

I have KDE 5 installed and would like to install a patched font for powerline. I already ran the script to install the fonts into ~/.fonts but when editing the konsole profile, I see a very limited ...
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Plasma 5.3 segfaults on monitor restart

I have an Intel NUC connected to my TV via HDMI. The NUC runs 24/7, power saving features such as "turn off monitor" are all disabled. The system works great, I am really pleased with it. However... ...
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KDE gtk theme problem

I have just installed KDE 4.14.2. My problem is that nemo and synaptic file manager look horrible: I tried to install kde-config-gtk-style and tweak the GTK2 - GTK3 themes like this: but, after ...
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How to modify KDE Network Configuration GUI for Custome OpenVPN settings

KDE Plasma 5 is a thing of beauty, to be sure. But how do I modify the network manager client OpenVPN gateway settings to accommodate custom connections? For instance I need to connect to a gateway ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Change KDE application's icons

is there a way to change the icon theme that is used by KDE applications like Krusader in Unity? KDE systemsettings don't work any more. Can't I just edit some file? Thanks
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Running Tux Typing in window

How can I run Tux Typing on Ubuntu 15.04 in window mode? I've dual screen and by default it runs on both screens, which makes it hard to use.
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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How to set crisp fonts in new KDE?

Just updated my Kubuntu to a new version with new KDE. But looks like my fonts are getting bad look because of too much blurred fonts. I tried to play with antialiasing levels in Fonts options but ...
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Graphics corrupt after KDE 5 install

Ubuntu version: 15.04 System: 64-bit Intel Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Knowledge: moderate Hi, I've been happily using 15.04 for a few months, until a week ago I decided to install KDE Plasma 5 ...
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KDE dark themes with specific windows overrides

Is there any ark KDE themes that have a functionality to do what Oxygen can do - "specific windows overrides"? Or is there at least dark Oxygen themes or some way to make default Oxygen darker? I ...
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What is the thing in KDE that override my locale settings

With Kubuntu 14.04, I have got some trouble with the locales. "Something" in KDE override my settings (I say in KDE because if I use gnome, I got no problems). Here are my settings $ cat ...
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Invisible text in Inbox by Gmail in Firefox on Kubuntu

I'm using Firefox 38 on Kubuntu 14.04.2. Google's new "Inbox by Gmail" site works correctly with Chrome on this platform, and works correctly with Firefox on a Windows 7 platform. However, on ...
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What is the thing that detect that I change the monitor configuration?, and how to configure it?

I am using a laptop, with a docking station on which two monitors are plugged. My video card is a Nvidia, I'm under KDE. I use a shell script based on xrandr to switch between 2 configuration: The ...
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How to report a bug in Kubuntu?

I need to report a bug against plasma-widgets-workspace that got installed for Kubuntu. The "regular" ubuntu-bug plasma-widgets-workspace complains that: The problem cannot be reported: This is ...
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Linux and Windows on same computer. Access windows from ubuntu

I have two OS installed on my PC. Ubuntu and Windows. I need, sometimes, to use windows to open some files but I need to restart my computer to access windows, because I use Ubuntu as my primary OS. ...
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Numpad for shortcuts

I try to assign shortcuts which includes numpad number keys e.g. Ctrl.+alt+5. But the numberkeys of numpad won't work only the numberkeys over the qwert keyd I found out that this seem to be an ...
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Save session settings in KDE environment without shutting down

When Kubuntu is shut down, the session settings are saved: Programs which were opened, plasma settings, etc. When restarted these settings are restored. e.g. the programs which were open, are opened ...
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Export and Import settings of Plasma5

Is there a way of exporting and importing Plasma5 settings like settings for the taskbar, dophlin, shortcuts and so on and import them for a new user or on a new installation?
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Starting Dolphin with shortcut Meta+E

I'm used to open a file manager with the shortcut meta+e from Windows. Now I would like to have the same behavior under Plasma 5. I've edited the shortcut here: But when I use the shortcut ...
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Customize drop shadow in Plasma 5.3

How can I customize drop shadow of the windows in Plasma 5.3_ I would like to have a stronger/bigger shadow like in MacOS
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Creating new session and switching back to first session results in graphic problems

I have installed all system updates and updated to plasma 5.3. If I create a new session and switch back to my first session with Ctrl+Alt+F7 I have graphic problems: Working is not longer ...
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Apps running with wine looking ugly

I've installed notepad++ with wine. If I run this application it looks like Win95. So now twenty years have past and I would appreciate a look that is a tiny bit more state of the art. I found this ...
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Login screen looks weird with two monitors

I have installed all system updates and updated to plasma 5.3. But my login screen looks still like that After login everything is alright. How to fix this?
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Krusader/dolphin save to use for sftp without sha256?

I always use Krusader for (s)ftp. The dual pane is a sheer delight, better feel then Nautulis/Files. Version 2.4.0-beta3 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Recently I got error messages connecting on some updated ...
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How can I change the font size of KDE menus and dialogs in home folder

I use Gnome 3.14.1 and I have kde application compiled and installed in home folder(not system-wide) -- kdenlive. So how can I change font size and font for such kind of applications?
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xrdp desktop environment comparison

I know that this question might tend to somehow opinion based answers but I think it is very helpful anyways. I am using xrdp to my Ubuntu Computer (from Windows and Linux). I have figured out that ...
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Can't navigate folders on Plasma5

I just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 running Plasma 5 and a very strange bug happened. From time to time, I can't navigate folders inside an application. When I do an "Open File for example" it will show ...
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SLI with Kubuntu 15.04 and twin Nvidia 970

Have successfully installed nvidia 346 driver for 970 GPU. Using Kubuntu 15.04 and twin 970's. What is the procedure to bring up SLI? For that matter, how do I ask the computer to tell me if it's ...
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Is there a way to fix the slow down problem in kubuntu?

In my experience Kubuntu 10.04 (kde:4.4.5, Firefox 20.0) was the last stable version. I have tried versions 12, 13, 14 without any improvement. Version 13 was DOA. All versions of 12.04 slowed down ...
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CoverFlow app for Screenshots

Does anyone remember how the tiny little KDE/QT tool to create stylish (reminiscent of iTunes' CoverFlow effect) screenshots with reflections? One could select some screenshots (or other pictures) and ...
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KDEish theme in Ubuntu

I installed KDE alongside Ubuntu, but now I want to remove all traces. As seen here, http://i.imgur.com/TwOLhF1.png my winows have different icons and a differnet theme. Can anybody help me out? I ...
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Why is baloo such a resource hog in kde?

I don't understand why baloo needs to use so much CPU for so long as opposed to updatedb which does it pretty much instantly. Can't baloo use the indexing from updatedb and get it over with? What does ...
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Reverse scroll direction in plasma 5

Recently upgraded to kde plasma 5, I have noticed that reverse scrolling does not work on plasma 5 windows such as the control panel or application launcher while it works in other apps. Is there a ...
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Nautilus won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do?

Nautilus won't start. When I try to launch it from a terminal, I get the following messages: (nautilus:3344): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion ...
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When I log in to Unity, there is no window decoration and no dash. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity 7 and KDE Plasma 5 installed. Following a recent update/upgrade, no window decorations and no dash appear on login, though windows do. What should I do?
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When can we expect Plasma 5.3 to be available for Kubuntu users

Plasma 5.3 has been released in Kubuntu backport ppa, but not in the main ppa. What is generally the timelines that a backport is available in the main ppa. What are the reasons why I should not go ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 alt key problem after upgrade

After last upgrade, when I do any alt+key combination my plasma window manager freezes as if the alt key keeps pressed. So I can only move windows. I have to connect with ssh to restart display ...
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How to publish a game in Muon? [duplicate]

I have written a little game and I would like to publish it in Muon. How can I do that? I haven t found any documentation...
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Xfce with Kde Plasma 5: How to automatically give focus to newly created windows?

I am using Xfce with Kde Plamsa5 as Window Manager. I cant open Xfce Window Settings anymore but KDE System Settings. I cant find an option to automatically focus to newly created windows. When I ...
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KDE lock screen appears when in Google Hangout

How can I disable the KDE lock screen from automatically appearing, but only when I am in a Google Hangout (in Chrome)?
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KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible

All installed KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible (clementine, digikam, etc...). I think the layout miss all kde/qt library. See there http://postimg.org/image/ng087lkkb/ Why? How can ...
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How to install Kdenlive 15.04 on Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I install Kdenlive 15.04 on Ubuntu 14.04? Kdenlive recommends to use this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~sunab/+archive/ubuntu/kdenlive-release But it does not have the latest version. How do ...
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unlock kwallet at login

before plasma 5 I had my kwallet unlocked at login and it worked well (same password for kwallet as for my session). Now, with plasma 5, it does not work anymore, I think I'm not far from working ...
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Kubuntu laggy althoug RAM/CPU isn't all used up

I'm using Kubuntu with KDE Plasma 5.3 (Just installed the system a few days ago) Something strange is happening..The system is very, and I mean VERY laggy. When I'm doing simple tasks like leaving ...
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KDE 5 : Increasing icon-size in task manager and correct screen animations

I am currently using KDE 5 on Kubuntu. Everything else is good, but I just want to know how I can increase the icon-size in task manager. Currently because I am forcing font DPI to 110 for viewing ...