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

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What are the system requirements for installing KDE Plasma 5?

I'm about to install Plasma 5 on older hardware. What are the minimum system requirements of KDE Plasma 5?
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Problems with login screen kubuntu, lightdm

Recently, I installed xfce on my kubuntu pc, when I got tired of it, I uninstalled it. Here is where my problem appears, the login screen doesn't get back to normal kde login screen, it becomes a ...
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No wireless networks shown on Kubuntu Plasma 5

I recently got a new laptop and am setting up linux on it. I'm running off of a liveusb for Kubuntu (the new Plasma 5), and don't see (in the desktop UI) any support for wifi. The network manager ...
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Is it possible to display KDE and windows in full 3d?

I think the name is pretty self explanatory...I have a samsung monitor that has an adapter and active 3d glasses. I want to know how I can connect it all together, and display KDE and all it's windows ...
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Why doesn't Transmission-qt use Oxygen theme in Kubuntu?

transmission-qt doesn't use oxygen theme on Kubuntu. The buttons are GTK style. How do I get Transmission to use Oxygen theme? Thanks.
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How to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
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HTML messages coloured incorrectly in KMail

In KMail, this for example is the render for an email: While this is the email from the same mailing list in Fastmail. I have tried flipping colours in the fonts, to turning HTML on and off, but ...
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Why can't I interact with my ssh-agent? (e.g. ssh-add -D doesn't work)

On my Kubuntu 14.04 system I'm trying to manage keys with my SSH agent, but somehow it appears to ignore my ssh-add commands. Look at this below and you'll see what I mean. List the current keys ⟫ ...
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Cant login after installing KDE on Ubuntu

After installing KDE and restaring, I can't get access. I write my password, the screen turns black and the then I find myself back in the login page. I know there are similar questions, but my ...
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KSnapshot - Upload to Imgur account

I use KSnapshot on KDE, it uploads to Imgur (as anonymous) but I want to upload it to Imgur in my account. How to make this happen? I want to upload my screenshots with KSnapshot directly to Imgur ...
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How do you reinstall Linux KDE

Is there a Command for reinstalling linux on your chromebook, because i have a audio problem so i thought reinstall to the day i install it should work again, stuff about my computer the linux is ...
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What service starts a user session before they login?

I've noticed that I have problems with insync and dropbox icons showing up in my system tray and in investigating the problem it seems to be because they are being started before I even login. In ...
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audio problem Can't hear sounds on Linux (KDE (on Chromebook)

So I was playing on my computer after that I turn it off then I went to sleep then I woke up and turn on the computer and went on Linux then I hear no sounds I check the sound Kmix and thats it. Then ...
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How to change screen locker in KDE?

Recently I start using lightdm in pair with google authenticator for two-step authentication. All works fine, but default screen locker in KDE doesn't configured to use 2-step auth. So, I want to ...
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Kubuntu 14.10: Muon update manager no longer appearing in tray

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 and one day I noticed that I haven't gotten any updates for a while (no tray icon appearing) so I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and installed some ...
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KDE power management could not be initialized on virtualbox

I am using Virtualbox and I have Kubuntu as my first virtual machine, I was doing an upgrade (apt-get upgrade) when I suddenly closed my VM by mistake No the problem is that I can no longer go past ...
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KDEconnect not visible in KDE system settings

After installing kdeconnect on my fresh Ubuntu 14.10 and then installing whole plasma environment I am unable to see KDEconnect settings icon in KDE system settings. On my previously Ubuntu ...
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Monitor each process's cpu usage with a graph

I was wondering if there was a way to graph each process's cpu usage with a graph? Ideally, this would already be integrated with KSysGuard (in KDE).
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Mouse personalization program with layers

In Windows there is a program called X-Mouse-Button-Control. With it, you can remap the mouse buttons to perform personalized actions including creating a whole new layer, so you can press 2 buttons ...
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x-shellscript opening with gedit

I've downlodaded this plymouth theme, but when I try running the install-orb script, it opens in gedit I already checked "Allow executing file as program" in properties, but it won't solve. @edit ...
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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KDE Plasma Desktop 5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I heard that the K Desktop Environment Plasma Desktop 5 is out. I want to try it out on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer (not Kubuntu). I am aware that Project Neon no longer exists. Can anyone tell me a PPA ...
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constant freeze for nivida on kde

Currently I am Running Kubuntu 14.04. recently i installed nvidia drivers. but my KDE freezes a lot. i always to hit CTRL+ALT+F1 and type : sudo service lightdm restart any solution for ...
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I set a script to start at boot with kde startup and now if I log into my main account it locks after I click anything to delete it

I'm new to Linux and I was trying to set a script to adjust my mouse acceleration on startup but when I set the script path on kde startup I didn't adjust the text file to anything special I just left ...
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Could not add ppa:neon/kf5 (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest vesion of KDE. ~ $> sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. It seems that ...
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Just changed from Unity to KDE, now my sidebar is gone

I'm new to Linux, installed Ubuntu yesterday and today I've changed from Unity to KDE, but when I restarted the system, the sidebar disappeared. I can only see my desktop and the things in it. Ubuntu ...
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KDE installer localization

I'm making a new Kubuntu remaster using Ubuntu Customization Toolkit (For fun, of course). It's supposed to be in localized and some extra packages are installed by default. The problem is that ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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Theme Problens With Kdenlive

I am having a problem with themes in Kdenlive. I'm trying to use the Wonton soup theme in Kdenlive so I've downloaded the .colors file from http://kde-look.org. Then I go to System tools => ...
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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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Window manager that's able to switch between windows using shortcuts

everyone! Tell me please: does exist some window manager that would let me switch between windows as easy as switch tabs in screen/tmux? For instance, shortcut+window index. Or shortcut+binded ...
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How can I define a start-up activity in Kubuntu?

I use Activities in KDE to organize my kubuntu-desktops separately by their use, but unfortunately my media activity is the start-up by default. How can I customize that? Infos: Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel: ...
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kubuntu 14.04 windows unreadable fonts

In the last month I have discovered that some windows opens with unreadable text. It seems that letters are rendered one over the other. Does anybody know how to correct this? Ej. Here is the ...
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gpg ask for passphrase every time although gpg-agent is configured

On Kubuntu Trusty and before, I had the GnuPG agent set up such that it would only ask for the password occasionally, like this: I have a .gnupg/gpg.conf: utf8-strings keyserver-options ...
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I cant make symbols with Ctrl + Alt + (key) And my keyboard doesent have an Alt Gr key: what do i do? [duplicate]

Im on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When i changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl + Alt + (key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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I can't open files named in Arabic in Kubuntu 14.04

I have an issue reading files named in Arabic. When I was on Ubuntu with Unity it could read them, but when I use KDE, they can't, unless I rename them in latin characters. I looked on some solutions ...
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How to modify desktop calendar settings on Kubuntu 14.04?

How can I modify the following things on the desktop calendar on Kubuntu 14.04 with kde 4.13: 1.change the first day of the week to monday 2.remove these useless US holidays from it 3.there are ...
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What are the downsides of installing kubuntu-desktop meta package to ubuntu 14.10?

Chrome is using seahorse for managing the password. If I login on kde will use kwallet? What conflicts may occur?
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User processes continue to run after logout

I have put the following code in my .profile ps cax | grep jackd > /dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Jack is aready running." fi if [ "$SESSION_TYPE" != "remote/ssh" ] && [ ...
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KDE Failing to set global proxy settings

I know this question has been asked before but my scenario is slightly different. I'm able to connect to the internet via Firefox and Skype. However all other applications are unable to. I'm ...
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using ubuntu 14.04. tried KDE desktop

Changed to KDE desktop at login screen. Desktop loaded but does not respond to mouse or keyboard. Have to shut down by switching off at mains. On reboot system goes back into KDE desktop with no ...
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error while adding repo for kde plasma 5 in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to install KDE plasma 5 in ubuntu 14.04 64 bit when i am trying to add sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 i am getting this error Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that ...
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Backlight change with FN keys do not work on Asus

I know this was asked many times but I do not understand how there is no real solution. I hop e someone can help. The problem: Asus g53 laptop, Ubuntu 14.04, KDE 4.13.3 Fn + f5-f6 should change the ...
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Delete files from /sys (ubuntu do not boot normally)

Unfortunately I have placed a file into the /sys folder of my Kubuntu 14.04, and after this my system could not start normally. I wanted to delete the file in recovery mode with the root options but ...
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Writing Chinese by pinyin with Ibus only works on Konsole and nowhere else

I'm on KDE, and I've installed ibus to be able to write Chinese by a pinyin method. After installing Ibus, I have a nice shortcut on my lower toolbar, and I can change the input method into ...
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kde 5 plasma printer configuration module not found

does anybody know how I can install a printer in kde 5 plasma ? I cannot find a module for that in system settings :-( os configuration is: ubuntu 14.10, kde plasma 5, x64
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Homerun for KDE, how to enable?

I have installed KDE and homerun extension for it, but I can not find any clue how to launch/enable/configure it. I have ubuntu 14.04, KDE 4.13.3 and I have done this method: ...
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Strange font rendering after installing Dolphin

After installing and testing KDE's Dolphin for a while the font rendering (or maybe anti-aliasing?) in non-GTK (e.g. Chrome and Thunderbird) programs looks strange. Playing around with QT(4) and KDE ...
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Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...