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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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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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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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false display settings

hy, i already use ubuntu since 13.04 came out, but i do not know since when i have this anoing bug, which shows me that i would have two displays, but i only have one. this appears on gnome kde and ...
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Understanding different ubuntu distros and programs [duplicate]

I am slowly stumbling through Ubuntu. I use the unity interface, which if I understand correctly, sits on top of gnome (or is it gtk+?) and uses LightD{isplay}M{anager}. I also understand there are ...
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System-wide scaling of user interface in Ubuntu (13.10 x64 or any variant)? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu contain a feature for system-wide (dpi) scaling which can scale the entire user interface while maintaining proportionality between interface elements? If not, can this be achieved? If ...
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232 views

Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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0answers
64 views

Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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3answers
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What is the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? [closed]

I want to know the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? Why there are so many versions of desktop for Linux? & is Apple Mac based on Gnome?
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YouTube stuttering(Video/Audio) in Chromium after installing KDE

Chromium Version 28.0.1500.71 Ubuntu 13.04 (28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1) Adobe Flash Player - Version: 11.2 r202 Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Name: Shockwave Flash Version: 11.2 r202 ...
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fix brightness after kde uninstall [duplicate]

i installled a kde update first by accident and then i got kde to install after anyways i hated it and unistalled but i realise now my fn+-> dosnt control my brightness can anyone help me fix this and ...
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2answers
404 views

Restoring the default KDE Desktop? [duplicate]

Sorry, I am still a newbie on Linux, I was installing earlier some new DEs, I made fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04, installed, then added KUBUNUTU-DESKTOP, LUBUNTU-DESKTOP and GNOME... then when I ...
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1answer
72 views

Equivalent to in org.gnome.ScreenSaver KDE

I have a script that automatically disables my USB mouse when the screen is locked or idle. (Because my mouse is too sensible). It monitors the activity org.gnome.ScreenSaver, like this: dbus-monitor ...
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1answer
258 views

How to move to KDE? [duplicate]

i use Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME as default desktop environment. How to remove GNOME and install KDE as desktop environment ?
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1answer
163 views

Universal (across DEs) file indexing (desktop search) and launcher?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. I often switch between Gnome and KDE. Each has a desktop search and launcher. In Gnome, search box on hitting Windows key is supposed to provide search results (including ...
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224 views

High CPU temperature when using GNOME

I have ASUS Extensa 4220 laptop.If I install Kubuntu (any KDE-based), then the CPU temperature looks normal for a long time (now it is 74 degree Celsius). But when I install GNOME-based distros, then ...
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1answer
154 views

Background color of kate's search/replace input fields

I'm using kate on my ubuntu 13.04 unity without any problems. Even the dark mediterranean-themes (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=156782) look great inside kate. As you may see in the ...
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109 views

How to use KDE or Gnome hardware/network detection in another desktop environment?

I like to run light Window Managers, like Fluxbox, not for performance just because I find them simpler to configure and they fit better my working style. But having automatic hardware and network ...
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0answers
211 views

Context menu icons in some Qt apps missing

The context (right click) menu icons are missing in some Qt apps like Virtualbox or Skype. Using: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons true fixes this problem for KDE apps ...
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Uninstalling Firefox means installing KDE

I'm running Ubuntu with Gnome-shell. For reasons outside of this question, I needed to temporarily uninstall Firefox. I had no other browser installed at that time. On entering sudo apt-get ...
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0answers
53 views

Dragging browser link to desktop in 13.04 doesn't work with gnome desktop

I guess this is a noob question, but I was using 12.10 with the KDE desktop, but just upgraded to 13.04, and wanted to get familiar with the Gnome desktop that was shipped with 13.04 I can't for the ...
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1answer
212 views

Does installing a KDE application under Ubuntu mean more CPU load and/or memory usage even when it's not running?

The title says it all actually. There might be one or two KDE apps that I might prefer to the Gnome alternative. I'm not afraid of having to install many KDE packages (libs, etc.) which might take ...
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1answer
148 views

Which of the major Desktop Environments are known to “hurt” each other, if installed simultaneously?

I have a friend who is new to Ubuntu, and he wants to find the right Desktop Environment. I'd like to be able to recommend that he simply install several of the major DE's simultaneously, then try ...
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1answer
187 views

How to start nautilus-dropbox with Gnome and kfilebox with KDE?

I use Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10 and Unity, switching beetween the two depending on what I intend to do. My question is: How can I make sure that the package nautilus-dropbox is only ...
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1answer
3k views

KDE, GNOME Popularity comparison [closed]

How popular is KDE? I found several sources saying that it's the most popular desktop environment, but I've also read that popular third-party software (Firefox, for example) are written for GNOME ...
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1answer
147 views

Gnome uses qt for rendering

I've just installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 (sudo apt-get install kde-full). Normally I use Gnome (not Unity), but after installation of KDE i see that the rendering was changed. Everything looks ...
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0answers
56 views

How to run two DE's on one partition

How to segregate 2 desktop editions (kde/gnome) installed on one partition using kdm/gdm to start, doesn't matter which. But not share the apps, bins or libs. I don't want the mish-mush of Gnome and ...
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1answer
268 views

Use Gnome, but Login With KDM

I'm trying to find a way to make the login screen a KDE session in Ubuntu 10.04 while maintaining a Gnome Session after logging in. The reason for this is to change the login screen I detest. Any help ...
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1answer
3k views

Is it possible to use multiple desktop environments on same system?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to try out KDE and other desktop environments. But I'm not sure if I'll like them enough to switch permanently. I want to be safe and make a transition in a piecemeal ...
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1answer
876 views

Migrating from 12.10 (Gnome default) to KUbuntu 12.10

I have installed default 12.10 desktop - Gnome from CD. Everything working fine. Have installed some software - mostly Python 3.2.3 and some related commercial tools - using software center and ...
5
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2answers
469 views

how to disable nautilus-dropbox in KDE?

On Ubuntu 12.10 64bit I additionally installed kubuntu-desktop. I installed dropbox in Unity to use it there with nautilus. In Kde this is not the wanted behavior so I installed the dropboxd - Daemon ...
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1answer
186 views

kde on virtualbox already running gnome?

What is the smartest/easiest way to get KDE installed on a VM that is already running GNOME? Would it be better to create a complete new VM just for KDE (because they don't work well together?) If ...
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How come recordmydesktop outputs 1920x1080 in gnome-shell and 1920x1072 in unity?

The title explains it all. Same issue with KDE. For some reason, recordmydesktop outputs recorded video just fine in gnome-shell (1920x1080) but not in Unity or KDE (1920x1072)
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Gnome Shell not working on Multi Desktop Live CD.(Gnome + KDE)

I have been working to make a ubuntu 12.04 based distro which consist of Unity + Gnome shell + KDE + Cinnamon although i am able to create the live cd but the problem is gnome shell is not working ...
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2answers
476 views

Having both gnome and kde without the need to switch between them

Is it possible to install and run both gnome and kde on Ubuntu and enjoy the best of both worlds without having to switch between them?
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1answer
2k views

KDE and Gnome option at Booting

Can I have selection menu of KDE and Gnome at log-on enabling to select which environment I want to boot into in Ubuntu 12.04
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Dual Monitor with two different window managers

I have dual monitors. I have had different window managers on each monitor before. Like Gnome in one and KDE in the other. It was a nice way to show off Linux. I would like to do this again but I ...
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1answer
1k views

How to change QT (KDE) application icons for gnome?

I'm running gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04 and my dolphin looks like this: I really don't like these oxygen themed icons and want to use the Faenza icons. I tried backing up the oxygen icons and ...
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2answers
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why does Gnome/KDE require /usr/bin/X to run?

Is there any good resource about these low level graphic configuration? It is all fuzzy to me.
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3answers
385 views

Why are KDE components being installed/updated on 12.04 with GNOME?

I am not yet fully versed with the components installed by default on my machine, so I will apologize in advance if my question is silly. shows that a lot many of (what I assume are) KDE components ...
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2answers
205 views

Is it possible to login as the same user with 3 different environments kde, gnome and unity

Is it possible to login simultaneous as the same user with 3 different environments kde, gnome and unity? Or even more with xfce and lxde? How can I do that? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but also ...
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1answer
259 views

How do I make a custom Ubuntu cd,using KDE as the desktop interface ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I would like to create _custom Ubuntu cd by myself....please don't redirect me to kubuntu...
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155 views

Synchronize local filesystem bookmarks between Nautilus and Dolphin [closed]

Both Nautilus and Dolphin offer a column on the left to place local filesystem bookmarks or links. All the KDE-apps share Dolphin's bookmarks and the GTK-apps share Nautilus' bookmarks. How can I get ...
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1answer
350 views

How do I install KDE on my 11.04

I want to get rid of the Unity thingy (who came up with this?). KDE seems the best choice. All the instructions, including this How do I install KDE shell on Ubuntu? mention the Ubuntu software ...
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2answers
714 views

Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items in applications?

OSX allows user to add custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items. For instance you can define a custom keyboard shortcut for "Copy" and it will work for every application that has a menu item called ...
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5answers
669 views

How to make multiple DEs less messy? Specifically KDE on Ubuntu

On one of my laptops, I installed all of the popular DEs because I like to experiment with them. I have Unity, GNOME Shell, KDE, and xfce all installed. It seems that KDE and GNOME don't "get ...
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1answer
465 views

Gnome 3 application theme in kDE

I am using KDE 4 and when I run any Gnome 3 application it looks really bad, how I can make Gnome 3 applications have themes like in Unity and Gnome 3 Shell. Thanks in advance!
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4answers
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kubuntu v/s xubuntu v/s ubuntu

Note: Before posting this, I looked at a similar thread, but could not find what I was looking for. I am using Ubuntu at present. Learnt about kubuntu & xubuntu recently. Visited its websites ...
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1answer
412 views

gconf-editor like tool for kde

I use some KDE apps ( Eg: konsole.) on a gnome-shell session, and I can't always get to the settings menu (due to global-menu malfunctions). So, I wanted another way of editing kde app settings ...
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6answers
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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...