KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a Qt-based desktop environment as well as a suite of cross-platform desktop applications.

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I set a script to start at boot with kde startup and now if I log into my main account it locks after I click anything to delete it

I'm new to Linux and I was trying to set a script to adjust my mouse acceleration on startup but when I set the script path on kde startup I didn't adjust the text file to anything special I just left ...
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Could not add ppa:neon/kf5 (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest vesion of KDE. ~ $> sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. It seems that ...
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Just changed from Unity to KDE, now my sidebar is gone

I'm new to Linux, installed Ubuntu yesterday and today I've changed from Unity to KDE, but when I restarted the system, the sidebar disappeared. I can only see my desktop and the things in it. Ubuntu ...
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KDE installer localization

I'm making a new Kubuntu remaster using Ubuntu Customization Toolkit (For fun, of course). It's supposed to be in localized and some extra packages are installed by default. The problem is that ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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Theme Problens With Kdenlive

I am having a problem with themes in Kdenlive. I'm trying to use the Wonton soup theme in Kdenlive so I've downloaded the .colors file from http://kde-look.org. Then I go to System tools => ...
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Okular: File -> Properties -> Optimized?

If you open a PDF file in Okular and choose the menu entry "File -> Properties", a list of the current file's various properties is displayed. Among them is the entry Optimized: <Yes|No> ...
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Window manager that's able to switch between windows using shortcuts

everyone! Tell me please: does exist some window manager that would let me switch between windows as easy as switch tabs in screen/tmux? For instance, shortcut+window index. Or shortcut+binded ...
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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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kubuntu 14.04 windows unreadable fonts

In the last month I have discovered that some windows opens with unreadable text. It seems that letters are rendered one over the other. Does anybody know how to correct this? Ej. Here is the ...
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gpg ask for passphrase every time although gpg-agent is configured

On Kubuntu Trusty and before, I had the GnuPG agent set up such that it would only ask for the password occasionally, like this: I have a .gnupg/gpg.conf: utf8-strings keyserver-options ...
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I cant make symbols with Ctrl + Alt + (key) And my keyboard doesent have an Alt Gr key: what do i do? [duplicate]

Im on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When i changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl + Alt + (key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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I can't open files named in Arabic in Kubuntu 14.04

I have an issue reading files named in Arabic. When I was on Ubuntu with Unity it could read them, but when I use KDE, they can't, unless I rename them in latin characters. I looked on some solutions ...
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How to modify desktop calendar settings on Kubuntu 14.04?

How can I modify the following things on the desktop calendar on Kubuntu 14.04 with kde 4.13: 1.change the first day of the week to monday 2.remove these useless US holidays from it 3.there are ...
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What are the downsides of installing kubuntu-desktop meta package to ubuntu 14.10?

Chrome is using seahorse for managing the password. If I login on kde will use kwallet? What conflicts may occur?
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User processes continue to run after logout

I have put the following code in my .profile ps cax | grep jackd > /dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Jack is aready running." fi if [ "$SESSION_TYPE" != "remote/ssh" ] && [ ...
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KDE Failing to set global proxy settings

I know this question has been asked before but my scenario is slightly different. I'm able to connect to the internet via Firefox and Skype. However all other applications are unable to. I'm ...
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using ubuntu 14.04. tried KDE desktop

Changed to KDE desktop at login screen. Desktop loaded but does not respond to mouse or keyboard. Have to shut down by switching off at mains. On reboot system goes back into KDE desktop with no ...
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error while adding repo for kde plasma 5 in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to install KDE plasma 5 in ubuntu 14.04 64 bit when i am trying to add sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 i am getting this error Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:neon/kf5'. Please check that ...
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Backlight change with FN keys do not work on Asus

I know this was asked many times but I do not understand how there is no real solution. I hop e someone can help. The problem: Asus g53 laptop, Ubuntu 14.04, KDE 4.13.3 Fn + f5-f6 should change the ...
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Delete files from /sys (ubuntu do not boot normally)

Unfortunately I have placed a file into the /sys folder of my Kubuntu 14.04, and after this my system could not start normally. I wanted to delete the file in recovery mode with the root options but ...
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Writing Chinese by pinyin with Ibus only works on Konsole and nowhere else

I'm on KDE, and I've installed ibus to be able to write Chinese by a pinyin method. After installing Ibus, I have a nice shortcut on my lower toolbar, and I can change the input method into ...
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kde 5 plasma printer configuration module not found

does anybody know how I can install a printer in kde 5 plasma ? I cannot find a module for that in system settings :-( os configuration is: ubuntu 14.10, kde plasma 5, x64
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Homerun for KDE, how to enable?

I have installed KDE and homerun extension for it, but I can not find any clue how to launch/enable/configure it. I have ubuntu 14.04, KDE 4.13.3 and I have done this method: ...
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Strange font rendering after installing Dolphin

After installing and testing KDE's Dolphin for a while the font rendering (or maybe anti-aliasing?) in non-GTK (e.g. Chrome and Thunderbird) programs looks strange. Playing around with QT(4) and KDE ...
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Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...
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Using extended multiple monitors in Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733: Guest OS: Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 x64 Host OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I configured the virtual machine to have 2 monitors: When I launch Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma ...
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KDE announces program name when I open an Emacs window

I don't know why but suddenly KDE tells me whenever I open my Emacs window ... how can I tell it to shutup? It only happens with Emacs so far. Edit: My Thinkpad X220 runs on Kubuntu 14.04. I tried ...
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GNOME Asks for Password When Change Keyboard Input Language

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Recently, I installed KDE; but I finally removed it. After its removal, whenever I want to change my keyboard layout into another language using shortcut Super + Space, ...
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Suspend process to hard drive

When I suspend a process via KSysGuard, I right click on the process, and hit 'suspend', I do not see any difference in RAM consumption. I am wondering if it is possible to make it so that suspended ...
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Ksysguard give error The file /home/mahesh/.kde/share/apps/ksysguard/ProcessTable.sgrd does not contain valid XML

I've Dell Inspiron 1525 with Kubuntu 14.04. Recently when I checked for update Muon Update Manager told me that few updates are available so I updated it but now when I use Ksysyguard gives error "The ...
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Add program to the application launcher widget in KDE plasma desktop for Kubuntu 14.04

I would like to add Ipython qtconsole (for Python3) to the application launcher in the bottom panel at the KDE plasma desktop. I currently have three applications in the launcher: chromium browser ...
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Error messages at bootup

Running ubuntu 14:10 and the following three dialog boxes appear with errors in them. My hard drive is 500gb and its a fresh install of ubuntu. Dialog box Error - Run Command Interface Unable to ...
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HDMI Monitor Signal Lost after login screen

I am using KDE Desktop, everything up to date. I just installed a Geforce 210 1Gb memory with HDMI output in order to connect to my Asus monitor. I also installed Nvidia propietary drivers (331.38). ...
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How can I propose a new program to be included in Ubuntu?

That's pretty much it. I would like to propose the kup backup system for kde, but I couldn't find a way to tell (K)ubuntu... ...
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My laptop (T430) crashes after less than an hour when running Linux

I don't really know where to start troubleshooting this one - after installing various Linux distros (OpenSuse 13.1, Ubuntu 14.04.1, Linux Mint KDE 17, Linux Mint Cinnamon 17) every single one of them ...
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KDE apps stopped loading citing missing libQtSvg

Yesterday (and in the preceding months), I could use Konsole completely fine. I haven't intentionally changed anything since then. However, today it won't load: [11:06]~$ konsole konsole: error while ...
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KDE workspace gone after update 14.04 LTS

Yesterday (21 Oct 2014) my development machine said it had to be restarted due to an update. After rebooting and logging in I got no desktop manager. There happened to be an open konsole. After ...
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Can I sync my KOrganizer and iCloud calendars?

Is there a way for a busy person to be able to put an item on my iCloud Calendar and have the event added to a main KOrganizer calendar automatically, and vice versa?
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Ubuntu fails to boot after kubuntu-desktop uninstalled

Some time ago I installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 using these instructions. However, after some time I noticed that my Eclipse started crashing often under KDE so I decided to remove it. I ...
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Okular - blank screen for a few seconds after opening a file

After opening any file with Okular there appears black screen for a moment as if the graphics drivers were reloaded. The problem is absent if I use different PDF viewer, e.g. muPDF. I use Kubuntu ...
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KDE power management system could not be initialized

First of all, apologies but I am very new to using kubuntu, so I would need a very basic step by step answer to solve this problem. Since my last update I am getting this error message: KDE power ...
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Coasting stopped working on Kubuntu 14.04

I had some issues setting the touchpad the way I wanted it, but I finally succeeded with the help of xinput (I had to write a script that resets everything the way I want it after reboot, because KDE ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after staying idle/KDE freezes

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. Before updating I was warned that my graphics driver AMD Radeon HD 7600M series might not be supported/out of date. I updated the system anyhow and ...
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Screen stops working after running the install-css.sh script to enable DVD support

I've done some research on this, but so far I've found little that seems relevant to my problem. The closest is at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711237, but the workaround that ...
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How to do unattended installation for packages which ask the same question?

I need to automate apt-get installation of kde-plasma-desktop which winds up installing both kdm and lightdm Display Managers. I'm using debconf-set-selections prior to installation to set the ...
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Core Dump on KDE [duplicate]

a problem in running some apps on KDE what is the meaning of this Error? Aborted (core dumped) $ ~/genymotion/genymotion Logging activities to file: /home/linux/.Genymobile/genymotion.log Aborted ...
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How Windowing Systems work?

I'm trying to understand how Windowing Systems work, I looked at the Wikipedia article but the explanation there is very complicated, it points to lots of different links, as it explains it's a lot of ...
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How to update to kde 4.14.1?

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Kde using: sudo apt-get install kde-full That provided me with kde Platform Version 4.13.3 How can i update it to 4.14.1? Thanks Edit: A terminal command would be ...