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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04

Does anyone know how to permanently disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can one change the Oxygen look away from Gtk aplications when having both Ubuntu and Kubuntu Desktop?

I have both Kubuntu and Ubuntu desktop installed on my laptop running 12.10. eventhough I enjoy the looks of KDE, when using Unity, aplications (firefox, thunderbird, filezilla, geany, amongst others ...
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Kubuntu 12.04: Change login screen background?

I am having trouble changing my login screen background. I can select the default wallpaper, the Kde-default one, but whenever I select my own custom wallpaper, there is no image, just a solid color. ...
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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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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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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 Power Management not turning Screen Off

This seems to be the opposite problem most people ask with KDE PM. I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 and KDE 4.10. After the last couple of updates (I'm not sure which one), my screen stopped ...
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How to install KDE for different user on ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 2D. I want to install different desktop environments for different users, there are only 3 different users, 2 of them are in soders list with NOPASSWD I want one user ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 keyboard + mouse do not respond

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 amd-64. When I login the mouse, moves but the clicks appear to be random (some are accepted and some are not) and the same happens with the keystrokes. This makes the ...
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KDE4 configuration via file?

For quite some time I've got the following problem: on my desktop I placed a special folder view app (see screenshot). I cannot resize or move it in any way when the apps/ bars are in unlocked mode. ...
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Is switching to Raster graphic system speeding up KDE4?

While searching for methods to optimize my KDE4 installation on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , someone suggests the raster graphics system instead of the default. Change the default paramter in startkde4 script ...
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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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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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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 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 ...