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

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Ctrl+L on terminal doesn't work anymore

Usually on the command line you could write Ctrl+L and this would clean the command line, but now it doesn't. The command does nothing at all. How can I restore it to the way it was? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Prevent shutdown when tvheadend recording / KDE session is active

I am searching for a way to prevent shutdown/standby when tvheadend (or vdr) is currently recording. What I found until now is Prevent shutdown when rsnapshot is running: Which I don't like because ...
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How to change forgotten password without bios ?

When I logged in today on my laptop and tried to do something in konsole it asked me for my password. So i typed in my password like 100 times and it keeps on saying that It's incorrect. It worked ...
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KDE start Thunderbird on specific Dekstop at startup

I want to start Thunderbird on a specific Desktop at startup of KDE. I found the autostart settings but I did not find any option to start the program on a different Desktop. How can I do this? Is ...
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GParted takes long time to partition SD card. is that bad?

I have 64GB SD card and I deleted previous partition with GParted because I needed to create new one with ext4 file system. Its taking about an hour already and it doesnt really show any progress, It ...
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Duplicate sources.. How to solve this problem? [duplicate]

Hello so every time I run sudo apt-get update in konsole I get this at the end: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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Brightness and volume buttons dont work?

I have toshiba chromebook 2 and i installed ubuntu 14.04.02 few days ago and noticed that my function buttons dont work. I mostly care about brightness and volume buttons. Is there any solution for ...
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Downgrade from KDE 5 to KDE 4

How do you downgrade from KDE 5 to KDE 4 or downgrade from Kubuntu 15.04 to Kubuntu 14.10. KDE 5 has been giving errors since I installed it, now I want to downgrade it.
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Getting Ubuntu's default splash screen back after KDE installation & removal

I know questions similar to this one, such as this or this, have been asked and solved. However, I tried their answers and none of them worked. As one of the askers of the questions did, I also tried ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 create password protected archive

I installed Kubntu 14.10 and when trying to create a new rar or 7z arhive, I see no option of adding a password to protect the file. What should I do in order to have this option from dolphin menu?
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Problems with kio sftp in Dolphin/Konqueror

I'm running Kubuntu 15.04 and having problems connecting via the kio slave for SFTP. I can access the remote server via ssh and the command line but not through dolphin/konqueror via SFTP. I receive ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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Kdecache-user taking up lots of space

My computer has started to show signs of a bloated root partition. I checked it out using ncdu and discovered that the directory at /var/tmp/kdecache-user/ has swelled to 1.6 gigs. After doing a ls ...
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Okular: Your annotations will not be exported

I'm running Okular 0.20.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, I made some annotations to a PDF file and when I try to save a copy of it with Save as (to preserve the annotations), I get the message: Your annotations ...
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KDE Wine keyboard doesn't work, have to hold ctrl or other special keys

In Wine I cannot press any keys except special keys. (Space, Ctrl, Alt, Shift etc.) I have to hold one of special keys to make all other keys work. How to fix? OS : Linux mint 17.1 KDE
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Can't update tortoisehg in ubuntu kde

I'm trying to update tortoisehg as the current version that I have is 2.2, however when I run the command: sudo apt-get install tortoisehg, it returns the message: "tortoisehg is already the newest ...
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Catch program crash when there is no terminal

This question may belong to Unix/Linux in general, but I guess the answer is dependent on distro or desktop environment [I use KDE and Xfce so I would like an answer that is applicable on booth]. ...
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“Folder not found” message on login

Every time I log in, a strange message appears saying that a folder in my home directory I created for a project "does not exist". I don't recall putting any widgets on my desktop that use the ...
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Tray Icons missing after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop

I installed kubuntu-desktop along side unity on lenovo yoga 2 pro but had to uninstall because it had issues with high dpi. But after I uninstalled , I see traces of kde here and there. One of those ...
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Kubuntu vivid no HUD menu enteries

If I run on an Standard Kubuntu vivid (daily live) machine hud-gtk then this application detects no ( on the count zero ) menu entries for the running applications. This is tested with nautilus (gtk) ...
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Why do I get a ksmserver error when I login remotely?

I have a small script that allows me to run a remote X session. It basically consists of these lines: KBDOPTS="-keybd ephyr,,,xkbmodel=evdev,xkblayout=de" Xephyr -screen 1900x982 -resizeable ...
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Qt Creator's window is a background picture

When I open Qt Creator on Ubuntu 14.04 the main window captures background and shows it as its own window. I have to change to other tabs to get its own background.
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How to change environment variable LANGUAGE globally in kde

My objective is to change globally the LANGUAGE var to en_US.UTF-8. Currently it is en:he:en. When issuing command locale I get this output: LANG=en_US LANGUAGE=en:he:en LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Some program's menus direction and language is different

I am using Kubuntu 14.04. I have English + other rtl language on my system. Ever since I have installed Gnome Disks program I think, some program's menu language changed to the rtl language and the ...
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And suddenly WIFI won't work

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my DELL INSPIRON laptop. WIFI was working perfectly until I installed kde-desktop. When I did I logged in to it, WIFI was still working!! But after like 10 ...
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Why does kubuntu freezes when running firefox/chromium?

I was surfing the red and everything in Firefox in Kubuntu and suddenly my PC just freeze. I don't know why but I though it was for the browser so I installed Chromium but the same thing happened. I ...
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PC Freezing After Resuming from Sleep

When I turn on my PC it will resume from sleep. Sometimes it will be 'frozen'. The time will be a few hours behind and the keyboard doesn't work at all. I can move the mouse. I can't use any keyboard ...
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Kubuntu still uses the old login screen even after update to KDE Plasma 5.2

I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 and updated KDE 4x to 5.2 following https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Packages#Kubuntu , however when I boot my netbook it shows the old log in screen (lightdm I think) instead ...
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/etc/profile.d/kwin.sh file doesn't exist

I've found a fix for my screen tearing with nVidia drivers, and many have said this works, but the file I need to edit in order to use the fix is not there. Any ideas? I have Kubuntu 14.04.2 ...
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How do I get unique running apps in bottom panel for each KDE/Kubuntu workspace?

I am using KDE 4.13.3 (I believe it is the kubuntu-desktop download) on Ubuntu 14.04. I changed Systems Settings->Workspace Appearance and Behavior->Workspace Behavior->Virtual Desktops to have 4. ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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KDE 4 Strange Problem

A problem with KDE is really driving me crazy, any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a xunbuntu 14.04 on which I installed kde-plasma-desktop. There are very few styles (System settings -> ...
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Screen tearing on KDE with NVidia drivers

I get major screen tearing with desktop animations, I have tried fixes for similar problems, and I've seen multiple unanswered questions exactly stating my issue to the decimal, with very very few ...
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How to change default wallpaper in KDE?

and want to change the default wallpaper I want to make lots of changes as I want to build a customized kubuntu maybe call it a fork. But there's my problem. There are almost no tutorials about ...
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KDE 14.10 Horizontal Tearing with all graphical animations (Switching virtual desktops, moving windows, etc.)

This wasn't happening for the longest time, and it goes on and off, sometimes it won't do it for a day or two, and sometimes it will be non-stop for couple days. Here's a video showing what I'm ...
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Unity/Ubuntu Desktops loading up on KDE?

Sometimes when I log into Kubuntu 14.10, my first desktop is fine, but then when I switch to others, all my widgets are gone and it has the Ubuntu default background, and when I go back to my first ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 graphical issues coming out of suspension

Everytime I come out of suspend mode, the login screen loads up fine (it's from ubuntu) but then I get this when I log into Kubuntu. Also as a side note all the time many of my desktop effects have ...
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Plasma virtual desktop change with scroll wheel bounces back

I would like to use Plasma's feature of changing virtual desktops using the mouse wheel over the background, but when I try to do that it bounces back. It only works if I make a tiny movement with ...
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Losing KDE desktop when switching

This is probably something simple but it's quite frustrating. I have KDE set up to have two desktops set under "System Settings->Virtual Desktops". I can type ctrl-left and ctrl-right to switch ...
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KDE doesn't start up on Acer c720

My KDE is not starting after using the command sudo startkde I use it all the time and now is not working... Here is the output chronos@localhost / $ sudo startkde Entering ...
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unable to switch screen in Kubuntu 14.10

I recently moved to Ubuntu from Windows and I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 now. I have a laptop with an external monitor. The problem is, I am not able to switch between the monitors with Kubuntu running. ...
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How to install Dropbox on Kubuntu 14.10 with QT problems?

I am unable to install Dropbox on a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.10 (with the new Plasma desktop version). When I attempt to start the dropbox daemon using ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd I get an error ...
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Kubuntu animations work at first, then seem broken

Ok, so I have a very powerful gaming PC, I have installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows installation. Now here's my problem. Kubuntu runs very very well on my PC, I have 16 gigs of ram, and ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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How to re-enable or re-install outer glow effect on windows edges and transparency effect on drag?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and available updates. Then I got several broken packages. I've already asked an question to fix the broken packages. Now I noticed that I lost some visual desktop ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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Can “Recently Used” (recently-used.xbel of GTK+ / Nautilus) be accessed via KDE?

This question claims that recently-used.xbel of GTK+ is incompatible with KDE. Can it be made compatible? That is, is there a tool/way out there which will make recently-used.xbel readable/usable with ...
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X crashing frequently and continuosly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (I believe). Recently, my desktop/window manager has been freaking (for lack of a better word) out on me. It freezes, breaks, splits, pixelates. Currently I am using ...