KDE Software Compilation 4 (KDE SC 4) is the current series of releases of KDE Software Compilation desktop

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KDE “Authentication Errors”

I am having trouble using package managers on KDE. I have both Muon Package Manager and Apper installed, but both fail to ask for a password and give the error that I have "not authenticated". I have ...
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kaddressbook does not save birthdates

I'm using kaddressbook 4.13.3 with data stored on an IMAP server in Kolab V3 format. Just now, I realized that birthdates of my kontacts get lost when they are synchronized with the IMAP server. I'm ...
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KDE Sofrware center failure

I have the newest version of Ubuntu (kde4) I installed it recently. I also recently installed the software center (its what i'm use to). However when I go to install something (wine..etc...) it ...
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Get rid of “unused” sessions in session switcher

As shown in this screnshot, whenever I enter the session switcher (it doesn't matter if it's from the Alt-F2 runner, the lock screen, etc.), I see an "Unused" entry for each VT that has an X session ...
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Hide systray davmail icon in Icon Only taskmanager

How do I hide the icon from davmail from the KDE4 Icon Only taskmanager's system tray?
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How do I install KDE Plasma 4 instead of 5? Ubuntu 15.04

The deal is that I don't like KDE 5 but if I install KDE it installs 5.3.1... Is there a way to install KDE 4 or do I have to deal with it?
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Kubuntu 15.04: kquitapp plasma-desktop does not work - why?

Why does kquitapp plasma-desktop result in the following error message? ~$ kquitapp plasma-desktop kquitapp(14021): "Application plasma-desktop could not be found using service org.kde.plasma-desktop ...
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Kubuntu 15.04: how to quickly test QML file changes in a plasma panel widget?

I am making changes to the QML files in ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.digitalclock/. What is a quick way of testing my changes? Currently, I have to re-add the widget to the panel ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 and KDE4

Can I install KDE4 desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 using the terminal like the good 'old' days or will I have to go back to 14.04 LTS? KDE4 was beautiful.
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kde configuration in Kubuntu 15

I can't figure out how to get system settings to allow me to change the splash screen or "look and feel" modules. There's not "download new theme" or equivalent box to click on. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Custom shortcut for toggle krunner in Kubuntu (14.10)

The default shortkey is Alt-F2. How to edit that? I have added a custom shortcut for krunner, but I want one to toggle: show or hide, just like ALT-F2, not just open.
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Fading in&out plymouth theme

I want to make a plymouth theme, like this http://jsfiddle.net/dH6LS/ with fading out color but: Instead of just begin a select background color my picture should have the fadein&out colors so ...
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Where to edit the first pages in Ubiquity?

where_to_edit2.png on www.bild.me Thumbnail: I want to change where it says "Kubuntu" and write my own distroname there. But haven't found anything yet. Where exactly do I edit this?
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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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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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Monitor Does Not Wake Up

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on two PCs, each has its own monitor, different brands. With both PCs, if I turn off the monitor by power switch, turning it on does not work. In other words, when I ...
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No focus in the LibreOffice find dialogue

Since recently the find dialogue in my LibreOffice appears in the system window frame. Probably as a result of this change, when I click CTRL + F to search for a text string inside the document, ...
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Google Chrome's window becomes invisible / unresponsive

I'm using Google Chrome, Version 39 (64-bit), under Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty). Often, the browser's window becomes invisible after returning from standby, or after opening the window after it was ...
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Cant change or recover password [closed]

TL; DR: Went to change password after suspecting my system got compromised, and realized i can't see any users under "User Accounts" and can't change password in terminal with passwd ; how do I fix ...
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Is kde5 backwards compatible with apps/widgets/themes from kde4?

Basically everything is said in the title. I'm thinking of trying kde5 but before I go through fixing my package system and dealing with a new DE, I want to know if I can use any of the ...
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Can´t install Kdenlive after KDE update in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have upgraded today KDE to 4.14.2 in my Kubuntu 12.04. I lost Kdenlive after that and I can´t install it anymore. This is the issue: martin@martin-LIFEBOOK-E8420:~$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive ...
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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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How to reset KDE desktop to default on Ubuntu 14.04?

KDE and Gnome Desktops were looking awesome on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, today everything seemed ugly. Slim long font, arabic letters in Chromium/Firefox are barely readable no matter how big I made them ...
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KDE logoff broke, how do I fix it?

so my 'logoff' button stopped working on KDE. I've googled tons, and none of the solutions are working. If I don't use the official logoff mechanism, on restart, my desktop session state is lost ...
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ssh is not asking for my passphrase

SSH is no longer asking for my private key's passphrase. I don't understand how this happening. In the past, I have used ksshaskpass to get my ssh key's passphrase from KWallet and unlock my key. I ...
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Fonts in Kubuntu sometimes unreadable, boxes instead of normal character

I have brand new install of Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 64bit on Dell Latitude E4310 laptop, Polish as the system’s language. Every now and then texts in menus of some software become totally ...
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How much time have I spent for a specific KDE activity?

I have created some KDE activities. Now I need to know how much time I spent for each of them. Someone said that this information is already tracked somewhere: What is a activity in KDE and what can I ...
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kde4-config shows no output

I installed kde4 following the instructions here (http://www.enqlu.com/2014/03/how-to-install-kde-4-12-on-ubuntu-14-04-lts.html) But I get no output when I enter the command kde4-config I am ...
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How to run a program in KDE4 Dolphin?

In KDE4, in Dolphin, when I double-click a program (with execute bit set), Dolphin asks me what I want to use to open the file. I just want to run it. When I right-click, I get a list of stuff, but ...
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Full screen mode under kde with any window

I found my new favorite shortcut (under kubuntu 14.04) Ctrl+Shift+f which brings applications like okular or kate to full screen. Unfortunately it does not work with konsole, chrome, etc. which brings ...
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How to turn off / hide the mouse when screensaver is active in KDE 4?

I've got a standard Ubuntu system with KDE 4.13. It could probably be considered 'kubuntu'. When the screensaver comes on, the mouse is visible and quite prominent on top. How do I set the ...
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Disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04

Does anyone know how to permanently disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04?
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Change Notes plasmoid background

Is there any way to change the notes plasmoid background? I tried looking for the plasmoid in /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/plasmoids/ and ~/.kde/share/apps/plasma/plasmoids/ to change it myself(if ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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No sound notification in KDE Plasma Desktop

I installed the KDE plasma desktop yesterday on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. The environment has been working quite well up until now. However, I just noticed that there was no Sound notification icon in ...
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Qt 5 configuration

I have a problem setting Qt5 apps correctly on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE4, I have configured the look in the KDE system settings and that look is used in every qt4 apps and gtk ...
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How do I run KDE widgets in XFCE?

I like xfce in general, but I also like KDE' S widgets. How do I combine the two on Ubuntu 14.04?
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How to get KDE4 for building a project in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is a command find_package(KDE4 REQUIRED) in the CMakeLists.txt file from the question How to make a project of Krusader. My attempts to build the project in the Qt Creator result in a message ...
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How can I re-order the activities in KDE?

I would like to be able to manually edit the order of my Activities in KDE. They are not listed in alphabetic order or the order that they are created, yet I haven't figured out how to change this ...
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How to save customized Kde desktop for all desktop

Guys I love to customize my Kubuntu Desktop and on my home computer I did something with Homerun and a custom Desktop Theme but whenever I create a new User account that simple KDE desktop comes back ...
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Kubuntu ibus 14.04 GB (UK) English default keyboard missing

I have recently upgraded my machines to Kubuntu 14.04, and it seems that ibus is (partially) broken for selecting the GB (UK) default keyboard. The closest keyboard that I have to choose from is ...
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Reinstalling network manager & icon issues

I just updated to ubuntu 14.04 LTE and network manager is giving me a question mark in my system tray even though I can connect to the internet. This really irritates me. I tried hiding network ...
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How to disable networking from command line without sudo? [duplicate]

I want to disable networking from a bash script while not giving it administrative privileges. It's possible from GUI. Is there a way to do it from CLI?
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KDE Dashboard settings don't show up

I'm using the Widget Dashboard in KDE4. When I right-click it and select "Desktop Dashboard Settings", nothing happens. No window shows up on none of my desktops. What is the matter here? I'm using ...
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how can kbarcode included back into repository? [closed]

How can kbarcode be included back in to the Ubuntu repositories? Where can I suggest that this be included back? Yesterday I compiled kbarcode for kde4 from source to suit U12.04.4LTS. Which turned ...
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How To Completely Remove KDE Plasma Desktop

I'm fairly new to the whole linux/ubuntu environment. I installed KDE Plasma desktop, but after about a week of using it I realized that I would rather stick with the Unity desktop. My question is, ...
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Editing/Viewing KDE activity config files

Is there a good way to edit your activities in a list, and edit other attributes about them? Like have particular applications launch on specific viewports/geometries with wmctrl when an activity is ...
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How do I add a starter for smartgitHG a in kde?

I would like to add a starter for ~/smartgit/bin/smartgithg.sh In the Taskbar (or how is it called?) usually If I have started a program, I can right-click on it and say „Einen Starter für dieses ...
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Nautilus icons are missing on KDE

I really like Nautilus file manager, but on KDE the icons are missing. It works good on Unity and Gnome. If I start nautilus from Terminal (writting nautilus) I see the following logs: $ nautilus ...
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Why did KDE 4.11 from ppa remove kwin-style-qtcurve?

When installing KDE 4.11 from backports ppa, I noticed it removed kwin-style-qtcurve. After the update(all went fine), I tried to install it and it wanted to remove kwin. Why?