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

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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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Show desktop like in windows 7

Is there any widget or anything which will work like windows 7 button in right down corner of the screen? This is, when one move over the mouse on the button then all windows are hidden and when mouse ...
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How do I install only the KDE desktop (and not apps) on Unity?

My question is pretty simple. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I want to login with KDE. I have seen recommendations to: 1- run the three commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/...
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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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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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Alt-Tab behaviour in KDE 4.8.2 after upgrade to 12.04

This may be a silly question for this community (and if this question does not belong here, please let know, and I'll either delete it or move to another suggested forum.) I run Kubuntu, and I just ...
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KDE opens recent session applications

When I restart KDE, it launches all the applications I opened after restart. How to disable this feature?
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Stop KDE services from running

I recently installed KDE with the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Now whenever I log into Unity I can see KDE-related services running in the background and I see no obvious way to ...
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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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Taking KDE config files with me

I'm reinstalling my Kubuntu 12.04 and I want to take my Kate, Kile, Okular, Dolphin & Konsole config files with me. Where are this files located? I've looked around /home/, /home/.kde/ and /home/....
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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 ...
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GTK3 theme in KDE

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 and QtCurve widget style which does not support GTK3: How can apply a GNOME theme for GTK3 apps? I found an advice here: installed gnome-themes-standard and gnome-themes-...
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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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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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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 kubuntu-...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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KDE taskbar questions

1) How can I set minimized apps' names on taskbar NOT to be gray? (ie they are always black) 2) How can I make taskbar not transparent in default theme? But other way than turning all desktops ...
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Start Plasma-Desktop with parameters

Is it possible to start plasma-desktop after login with parameters? E.g. if I want to try my Optimus: DRI_PRIME=1 plasma-desktop And if so, how can I show if the nVidia card is used?
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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 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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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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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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Why aren't new programs showing up in the KDE menu?

I have run into a very odd problem in Kubuntu 12.10. Whenever I add a program through Muon or `apt-get`, it doesn't show up in the menu. For example, I installed Opera from a deb package and Code::...
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How to download kde or gnome from synaptic for offline installation

I know how to install GNOME 3 and KDE using apt-get. But i want to know how to, only download, from synaptic package manager, these shells. When i search for kubuntu-desktop in synaptic then the ...
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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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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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The eclipse icon on my KDE desktop looks wrong

Here is how it looks: Here is how it is configured: I want the icon to look something like this:
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to stop KDE 4.10 from suspending at the login screen on laptop close?

I'm running a fresh install of Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10 installed from the Backports PPA. This is my first time using KDE, so I'm still learning where to find everything. I've got KDE's Power ...
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Kubuntu with splotchy fonts in gtk apps

In Kubuntu I occasionally get splotchy fonts in gtk applications. Splotchy-ness can range from slightly annoying to completely unreadable. As far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in gtk apps. ...
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How to format a SD card easily in KDE?

first I want to clarify that I know how to do this with programs like kde-partitionmanager or gparted. What I am really looking for is a easy way such as right click in dolphin on my SD Card or USB ...
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Camera protocol doesn't work

My Android device is set to use the media player mode when the USB cable is plugged in. When I plug it in, it launches the media player thingy on my device and it shows up in the "Device Notifier" ...
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In KDE, how can i restore my shortcut in quicklaunch applet? [closed]

I lost my quicklaunch in KDE and restored, but did not return the shortcuts, where can I change this?
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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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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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When will KDE 4.8.3 land in Kubuntu 12.04 (official repository)?

When will KDE SC 4.8.3 be available in the Kubuntu 12.04 official repositories?
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How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?

I am using kubuntu 12.04 Precise 64 on my notebook. Almost everything works fine. I would like to modify the colors of the icon(s) used by knetworkmanager to indicate wifi online. Right now, I am ...
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Undecorate Chromium Browser in KDE4?

Chromium browser in KDE4 looks bad , unlike other WM , a border showed up on top , how can i remove them , and let chromium display its own buttons (e.g close / max / minimize) ? Thanks !
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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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undefined reference to `XShmQueryVersion'

I am try to compile a simple codebase that use simple X11 functions but it gives error at compile: (.text+0x1c): undefined reference to `XShmQueryVersion' I used the XShmQueryVersion function in my ...