KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a Qt-based desktop environment as well as a suite of cross-platform desktop applications. Its latest desktop environment is KDE Plasma 5.

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Kubuntu 15.10 window tabbing

Until Kubuntu 15.04, there was a very usefull function which let you adding multiple windows as tabs. In Kubuntu 15.04 and 15.10 I didn't find this option anymore. Is it removed or hidden? How can I ...
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How Do I Find My Current Desktop Theme in Kubuntu 15.10?

I have been using Kubuntu 15.10 for about 6 months, and have been using previous versions for over 3 years. I customized my desktop theme, icons, etc. to suit me, however, recently, I downloaded more ...
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Compose key problem on one KDE system

I have several Kubuntu systems, configured the same way, where I have enabled the compose key (I write in multiple languages), but the upgrade to 15.10 on one of those systems broke my compose key. ...
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Customize system tray icons in KDE

Is there anyway to use customized icons for notification center? Some programs like Skype has very different icons. Maybe using another notification center manager can be solution, but I didn't find ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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Login to desktop environment only for some users

i have a system with kubuntu on it and two different desktop environments. Is it possible to restrict the login for one of the two environments for a special user group? Like users of the group ...
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Package workrave not working under 14.04.3

I installed the workrave using sudo apt-get install workrave. The I tried to start workrave from the Konsole but I get the error workrave: symbol lookup error: ...
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systemsettings is missing in KDE

after removing some desktop environments, I face this strange problem: in KDE, systemsettings is completely missing (take a look at screenshot). I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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KDE - “/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected” error

I have a Kubuntu 15.10 installation (fully updated). Sometimes when I try to copy some files/folder the OS throws "/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected" error. Screengrabs (Click on ...
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Mouse cursor changes size when new process starts

In KDE, you may already change the mouse size in setting (maybe bigger size for better vision or smaller size for more comfort). When new process starts, mouse change its size (usually become ...
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Shift + numeric keypad prints number (with NumLock off)

Since Lenovo have decided to place the Home and End keys in unreachable locations on my Thinkpad, I use the numeric keypad for these. With NumLock off, 1 = End and 7 = Home. One typical use for this ...
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Different UI language for week/month from default in KDE

I would like to have UI in English but week/month names in another language (lets say French, Spanish, Italian ,etc.) Seems like when I set UI to English, there is no control on week/month names. I ...
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VLC video playback is trimmed and blacked out

I am using Kubuntu 15.10 and recently I have updated the version to the latest backport version. But soon after the update VLC has started making weird output. VLC is cropping out the video and the ...
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always on top Widget in KDE

In KDE, I would like to have analog clock widget always-on-top. but this option is available only for panels. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE
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15.10 Dolphin: R-click anything -> mouseover “Activities” = Dolphin disappears/insta-crash

This started just recently. In Dolphin if I right-click on a file or folder and then move my mouse cursor over the "Activities" selection, even fleetingly, Dolphin will instantaneously shut down. ...
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customize KDE system tray's icons

I would like to replace default icons in KDE's system tray with my some other icons by my own. I use Ubuntu 14.10
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Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray

Is there any way to have Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray. by Running it in Ubuntu, it doesn't bring any icon in KDE system tray. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE
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Screen locking and energy saving does not work when using ethernet connection

I have Kubuntu 15.10 installed on three computers, and on all three computers, I have "Screen Energy Saving" and automatic screen locking enabled in the system settings. On desktop 1, both screen ...
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Can't change Theme Kubuntu

I have tried to install Kubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu using the netinstaller, everything is working fine. The problem is, KDE uses only one Theme, which is the GTK+ theme. Meaning I can't change them ...
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Been trying to install steam on my chromebook using linux

When I try to install steam it tells me: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dril:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Then it tells me to enter my password after typing ...
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How to remove KDE Plasma-Desktop?

I recently switched to ubuntu 14.04 and installed KDE plasma-desktop environment using this command : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop ...And now , after using it for few ...
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About “kde-config-telepathy-accounts (4:15.08.2-0ubuntu1)” ,apt

I tried to install Kubuntu-desktop by Kubuntu-PPA. When I finished install, Ubuntu Software Center have a windows said there is a broken package in my system. I tried to click Repair button but it ...
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Unable to create wifi hotspot .. even kde is not working .. all this happened after updating in 15.10

When I click the connect to hidden wifi network , It has stopped to show the list of all hotspots I previously connected to, So i tried to check in settings->network->use as hotspot, Even this failed ...
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How to fix the touchpad scroll speed in KDE 5?

I'm using a HP EliteBook 8460p, Ubuntu 15.10, and KDE 5.4. What's frustrating is that the touchpad scroll speed is ridiculously fast. It's so fast I can't use it effectively.
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key board combination to recover from frozen screen

I have had a problem with my kde screen freezing with a kwin_x11 kde bug taking 100% cpu I cannot get another getty session with cnt-alt-f2 for instance There is a direct boot that by passes every ...
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Can't logout (system is running in low graphics mode)

I have I big problem: All started with the installation and then uninstallation of KDE desktop einv. on my ubuntu 12.04. Now If you would logout, I get the famous screen with system is running in low ...
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How do i make new shell installed available for other user?

I have installed a KDE shell for a user. I wanted that same shell for other user on the same machine. Is there any way to do this or I just have to make the other user to install the shell using the ...
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bluetooth apple trackpad stopped working

I've used an apple trackpad on my 14.04LTS ubuntu from day one. Now it has stopped working. The device is visible, pared & trusted, but on my kde bluetooth icon, when I click on it, instead of ...
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Amarok doesn't play any songs

I've recently installed Kubuntu 15.10. After adding my local library to amarok, it doesn't play anything. Double click on a song does nothing. No errors etc. Playing songs/video in VLC is working ...
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Password required to suspend in Kubuntu after the latest upgrade

Looks like something broke PAM yet again. Kubuntu with the Backports PPA asks for my password instead of suspending after a period of inactivity. Anyone found the reason and/or a workaround yet?
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KF5ServiceConfig.cmake not found when building Shashlik on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cloned all the sources here except for installing dependencies (because the instructions are for OpenSUSE). I only installed QT5 , QT CMake and Extra CMake Modules. But when I run cmake .. ...
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bluetooth comes on automaticaly after resume

I've updated kubuntu to the latest version a few days ago (on my dell xps13 2015). I notice that bluetooth comes on automatically after each power suspend. I want it to stay disabled. I keep ...
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screen artifacts in kubuntu 15.10

Experiencing following issues: screen artifacts/flickers when minimizing/maximizing. restarting plasma doesn't fix the issue. gui sometimes freezes and computer must be rebooted. I have been ...
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Updated Kubuntu 15.04 today and now no KDE menu, I can start things from terminal if I remember their name

For example I can type dolphin in the terminal, and my session starts up with my fav apps, but I have no KDE start menu and no bar down th ebottom of my screen, I can alt-tab through open apps. alt- ...
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Cannot log in after upgrade: xcb plugin missing

I have Kubuntu 15.10 with kubuntu-ppa/backports and kubuntu-ppa/ppa enabled. Yesterday some updates came (5.5.3 I guess). Now I cannot log in: .xsession-errors This application failed to start ...
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KDE 4 to 5: ServiceMenus moved directory - where to?

I defined a lot of .desktop files to create context menu entries in Dolphin. Since upgrade to Kubuntu 15.10 (KDE 5) the menu entries disappeared. I found out that KDE 5 moved the place where to store ...
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How can I install KDE 4 on Kubuntu Wily 15.10?

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 15.10 from 14.04 LTS, and have found that KDE/Plasma 5 has too many bugs and I would like to use KDE 4 again. But I want to keep the rest of Kubuntu 15.10 and all the ...
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Problem with access in directories

I am using Kubuntu alongside Windows 10. I've done it by shrinking a free space and installing the Kubuntu on it. Now I want to use commands like cd on Windows' partitions but it doesn't work and the ...
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add a commandline synthesis engine to jovie (text to speech for KDE)

I want to be able to read out aloud PDFs in Ubuntu. I currently use the Okular PDF reader. After installing Jovie, I was able to read out aloud my PDFs in Okular. However, I find the the speech ...
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How can I restore Ubuntu's original splash text on startup?

A while ago I installed kubuntu-desktop to try out Plasma, didn't like it, and deleted it. I notice though that when I start the computer up the splash screen still says "Kubuntu". When I'm on the ...
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Digital clock widget on Kubuntu 15.10 partially off-screen

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, on Plasma 5.4.3, KDE 5.15.0, and Qt 5.5.1. I have the digital clock widget, set to display date and time, on the upper-right corner of my screen (on a panel that borders the ...
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Which 15.10 package containes KDE system tray?

I need to file a bug against the KDE system tray for Kubuntu 15.10. In particular I am getting weird stuff within hints displayed while hovering with the mouse. Here is an example while hoveing the ...
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[Kubuntu 15.10][KDE 5.15.0] How to handle the removable media?

In previous Kubuntu/KDE version there was a way to intelligently handle removable media. I could configure which media automount and when based upon it label. Now I cannot see how to do it with the ...
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Password in WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not working

I am using Wired internet. Want to create a WiFi hotspot using an USB Wireless router. I tried all the possible way discussed here in AskUbuntu like: Followed step by step several times according to ...
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What Happens if I Remove a DE *before* I Install Another?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM and Lubuntu/Kubuntu (and Puppy Linux) installed. I'd like to remove Kubuntu and try Xubuntu. I was wondering, what would happen if I uninstall the Kubuntu DE ...
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KDE settings not getting saved

I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I then installed KDE (5.18.0) on top of Ubuntu. However, it seems that no matter what changes I make in KDE nothing is saved. For ...
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Can't drag files from Dolphin to Chrome

Up until a couple of weeks ago, when I would try to drag and drop files from Dolphin (the default File Manager in Kubuntu) to Chrome (e.g., to add to an email or upload a video to youtube), there were ...
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Unable to use apt-get to install kubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 15.10?

I was trying to install kde in my ubuntu 15.10. I used the following command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Before this commands completion i encountered these two errors-- The ...
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How to fix the 'Unable to find the Okular component' error?

I compiled and installed Okular-15.12.0 from sources, but when I run ocular from Terminal, this error shows up. I chowned my /home/* to myself without any improvement. The problem probably is that ...
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Why would System Notifications report updates available but each of sudo apt-get update, software updater and muon updater do not find updates?

I have this same scenario on 2 separate machines The plasma desktop frequently shows notifications like this: An update is available for your system. There are 3 updated packages. However, when I ...