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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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How to Fix “The process for the trash protocol died unexpectedly”?

Since yesterday I got the following message after login to KDE: The process for the trash protocol died unexpectedly Does anybody know what causes this problem and how to fix? KDE Version: ...
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Upgrading specific pieces of KDE 4.x

So this is going to be one of those "is this even possible?" questions. I need to upgrade a piece of my KDE from 4.8.5 to 4.9. Specifically, I need to upgrade Gwenview from the 2.85 version in KDE ...