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

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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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Kubuntu is significantly slow to start some of the programs in X window

I have Kubuntu 14.04. There is no performance problems other than this. Since the installation of the OS some programs like Dolphin, Gweview, Dragon Player and Muon Discover take a couple of minutes ...
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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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How to use Bluetooth Speaker

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME (with KDE) 14.04 I've read through Connect to JBL bluetooth speaker and I saw exact same behaviour when I'm logged in Gnome. However in KDE: My Bluetooth speaker is detected ...
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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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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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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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How can I use two different icon sets at same in KDE 4.x?

I'm on Kubuntu 12.4, and I want to use Tux 'n Tosh for places and devices, and Reflektions for renmant system. How do I that? Thanks in Advice. (And sorry for the bad english, I'm from Brazil)
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How to kill KDE screensaver from command line

Sometimes lock-screen just can't be unlocked in KDE, so I have to kill it from TTY. Update: in 4.13 plasma-overlay always respawns. Any other way?
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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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Unable to change font size for gtk apps inside KDE

I am using Kubuntu, and trying to configure the fonts for gtk apps from systemsettings > Common Appearance and Behavior > Application Appearance > GTK Changing the themes and font family works fine. ...
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Configure mouse speed (not pointer acceleration!)

Is there way to increase the mouse speed in KDE4? I don't want any pointer acceleration, it's just the mouse speed that I want to change. Edit: Unfortunately, editing the xorg.conf is not an option ...
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Unable to remove KDE Plasma Desktop environment from Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Desktop. I installed KDE 4.10.4 but I dint like it. So I tried following instructions from this site to uninstall KDE completely but I keep getting the following error. ...
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Why are sound notifications switching back to default audio device?

I have setup Thunderbird to play a sound whenever a new message arrives, and until a few days ago it wasn't working until I installed libcanberra-gstreamer. Only after a day or two it has stopped ...
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No internet Connection on KDE Network Manager

Added Connection DSL -> Entered servicename,username,password -> OK after that no connection seen in this dialog box! Some how did connection with sudo pppoeconf but it takes sometime reboot. ...
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How do I switch between Kwin Window tabs?

How do you switch tabs when you attach a window as the tab of another? I wasn't able to find the corresponding KWin shortcuts to modify. I have realized that scrolling over the titlebar works, but is ...
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KCModuleInfo and KCMultiDialog undefined references

I'm trying to finish an abandoned KDE3-to-KDE4 port of a program and I'm running into these errors: undefined reference to `KCModuleInfo::KCModuleInfo(QString const&)' undefined reference to ...
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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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How to install KDE 4.10 on Precise from repos?

I want to install new KDE 4.10 on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I install it from any repository and without kubuntu-desktop package? I want clean, fresh KDE without Kubuntu modifications. Thanks in advance.
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Handling GTK Windows in KDE4

I've installed kde via sudo apt-get install kde-full and it worked perfectly, and all is well, except for these ugly gtk applications. (Pictures Here) So I did some research and came across this form ...
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Unity removed after installing KDE SC 4.10

I wanted to try the new version of kubuntu desktop (KDE SC 4.10) on my Ubuntu 12.10, so I did this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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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 do I fix “initctl: event failed” error?

The initial problem is that I accidentally broke some kde dependencies while removing wallpaper packages. Finally got somewhere with apt-get, but now this. With a normal boot, ubuntu loading screen ...
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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 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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How can I change the rules that dictate which monitor an application will open on?

In a dual monitor setup, programs always seem to open on the left monitor (at least in Kubuntu, I don't know about Ubuntu). Is there any way to change this behavior to something more elaborate, to ...
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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 reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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ERROR: Could not find KDE4 kde4-config

When I tried to install KDBG this error appeared. Ubuntu 12.04 is my version.
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Aligning desktop icons in Kubuntu

I am using Kubuntu 11.10 (KDE4.7). Currently my desktop is in "Folder Layout" mode. I have tried align the icons on my desktop by selecting "Align to grid" in icons option in desktop. Still by icons ...
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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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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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Bind keys to actions in KDE 4

I mainly use windows and use Linux/Kubuntu occasionally, and would love it if the same Windows shortcuts can be applied in KDE 4. Shortcuts that I would love to have. Winkey - Launches the start ...
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How to disable KDE suspend/screen lock notifications?

Every time I close the lid on my laptop it plays a sound. Similarly, I'm getting a notification that the screen has been locked when I wake it up again. I've looked under KDE power management system ...
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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?
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How to disable screen edge obstruction in KDE?

Whenever I enable any action in KDE -> System Settings -> Workspace behaviour -> Screen Edges selected screen edge becomes unreachable by the pointer which is bounces against it. I don't want ...
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Proper way to let user enter password for a bash script using only the GUI (with the terminal hidden)

I have made a bash script that uses kdialog exclusively for interacting with the user. It is launched from a ".desktop" file so the user never sees the terminal. It looks 100% like a GUI app (even ...
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Compose Key combinations are wrong in KDE/QT apps

On Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. For some reason, Qt applications (Kate, Konsole, etc.) were loading the ISO8859-1 Compose key file, instead of UTF-8. Other applications (Chrome and Java apps, for example) were ...
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The file or folder /media/partitionname/foldername does not exist. Kubuntu. Dolphin

Situation. - after file backup - realigned my hard drive as disk utility was showing misalignment errors. - first tried resize/move on the partition named in the title, which failed. - simply deleted ...
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How to disable Qt accessibility in 12.04?

Observed behavior When opening a KDE session, a blue round icon with a human silhouette appears in tray. It offers "enable screensaver" "speak text" "speak keyboard". It seems related to processes ...
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Does the Search field on the launcher in kde depend on Nepomuk?

Does the search field on the application launcher depend on Nepomuk? I had to disable Nepomuk on shared systems because it takes too much CPU and I/O and I have noticed that on some systems the ...
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Krusader can't go into archives

I installed Krusader to my ubuntu from repos with "apt-get install" and it work fine except one thing - i can not enter in any archives. While trying to do so it says - "listing folders is not ...
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Change font color of inactive apps on KDE taskbar

How can I set minimized apps' names on taskbar (they call it taskmanager widget in kde I believe, that panel at the bottom) NOT to be gray? Ie where can I change its font, in system settings I can ...