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

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KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've been trying Plasma 5.7 and it was really slow to me. The startup time took me 15 seconds. So in short, I want to install KDE 4 in Ubuntu 16.04. Is it possible? I saw the Ubuntu Precise repository ...
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Alternative Embedded Text Editor

System Settings > Default applications > Embedded Text Editor suggests that you can choose another alternative Embedded Text Editor, but there no other choice but the default Embedded Advanced Text ...
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How can I force the window to open in a given desktop in Kubuntu?

Let's assume that I had opened a .txt file using Kate in Desktop 1 and switched to Desktop 2 afterwards. Now if I open another .txt file, again using Kate, I am automatically switched back to Desktop ...
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How to remove gap around maximized Emacs frame on KDE4

I am using Emacs (24.3.1) on Kubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE 4.13.1). On startup I maximize my Emacs frame with this command in my init.el: (custom-set-variables ... '(initial-frame-alist (quote ((...
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Hide window border all time

In how to remove title bar and borders on maximized windows in kubuntu? I know how to hide title bar in maximized windows in kde. it works good. and my problem is how can i hide window this title ...
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Chrome doesn't show any site properly (artifacts)

Whenever I minimize, and maximize then my Chrome browser it starts to show artifact on any site that "move the half of the site in the transverse". It dissapear when any of site element change their ...
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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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[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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KDE notification popup appears only when I attach a second screen

I use kde 4.13.3. I dont see a popup for notifications when I use only one screen but once I attach a second screen. How could I move the popup to be shown in the main screen whether I attached a ...
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Opening Spotify shows “Failed loading skin”

Yep, suddenly when I try to open Spotify it shows me this message: Output when executing from terminal: 15:32:38.744 I [breakpad.cpp:110 ] Registered Breakpad for product: spotify ...
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Install KDE4 on Ubuntu 15.10?

Are there any packages to install KDE4 on Ubuntu 15.10? I want to use Ubuntu 15.10 for the various bug fixes in lower-level libraries, but KDE5 itself is far too buggy to use. (e.g. plasma crashes ...
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bad appearance on plasma 5 after install in ubuntu 15.10

I have active Breeze theme but is looking like on this picture and some icons are missing.
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Kubuntu broken after update

I have Kubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-66-generic) and after a recent update I get some serious issues in my system. Is a very weird behavior and I can't really get ahead of it... I wonder if it happened to ...
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Kmail sets Subject, Sender, Receiver, Date to “Unkown”. How to rebuild akonadi index?

Mail that comes in is first as usual in the inbox - I am using POP3. But when I click on a mail, Kmail sets subject, sender, receiver, date to "Unkown". When I go online and at the messages from my ...
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Clicking link in PDF spawns thousands xdg-open processes

I have a PDF with a link to a web page, that used to work (it would open the link in firefox, via xdg-open). However, when I click it now, literally thousands of xdg-open processes are started and ...
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Problem to install kdenlive 0.9.10 : ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install kdenlive 0.9.10 on ubuntu 14.04 (with gnome desktop). I followed the instructions from the official website (https://kdenlive.org/download-ubuntu). But no success. sudo add-...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 and KDE4 [duplicate]

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. Edit: I don't want to roll back. I want to use KDE4 ...
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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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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 themes/effects/...
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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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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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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 it'...
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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 ...