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

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How to set font for GTK applications on Kubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to use the same font in Kubuntu 14.04 both for native KDE apps and for GTK apps. If I use the GTK entry on System Preferences to set up the font, I see the following problems: 1: Only ...
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kde-config-tablet on Ubuntu

I am a huge fan of Ubuntu. I love its simplicity. However, Ubuntu's Wacom configuration tool is too simple for me. I like the kde-config-tablet, but I am not comfortable with KDE platforms (i.e. ...
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Problem with fonts on Kubuntu 14.04 and FF29

yesterday I updated my machine to Kubuntu 14.04 and Firefox to version 29. Now, I have an issue with some fonts, specially on rendering inputs. The font is noticeable bolder and bigger than before, ...
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KDE, how to have “tail -f” constantly on a dedicated panel?

Plasma has this nice plasmoid called File Watcher. At work I have 2 monitors. I would like to put this plasmoid on an empty panel on the second monitor. So that tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log ...
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How to make KDE Desktop my actual desktop?

I'm running the KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Is there a way to make it recognize my KDE desktop as THE desktop during a KDE session? Currently, if I save a file to my "desktop" it's not on the ...
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KDE appearance broken after using systemsettings

On Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity) I wanted to change some KDE appearance settings, so I installed systemsettings. This turned out to be a bad idea, since it made the fonts in KDE applications ugly (see How to ...
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change the window resize mouse button for kubuntu-desktop

I am using alt + right click to resize windows. How do I change it to alt + middle click? I am on ubuntu 12.04 using kubuntu-desktop i.e. kde plasma
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imwheel defunct on dialog popup in front

In Kubuntu 14.04 (KDE 4.13.0), I use imwheel 1.0.0pre12-9 to map the extra thumb-buttons of my LogiTech M510 to some useful keystrokes for certain programs. This works fine, it will start nicely when ...
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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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Remove KDE and switch to CLI

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server this morning, I thought it would be cool to run a GUI. Though it occupies too much memory for my liking. How can I revert back to CLI, permanently? And ...
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Middle button does “back” in browser, how to disable?

I'm using KDE and for some reason my middle mouse button activates "Back" in both Firefox and Chrome. I cannot find anything about those browsers to disable it, so presume it is some kind of global ...
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Completely Remove Kubuntu Desktop From Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I installed "Kubuntu Plasma Desktop/Netbook system" from the ubuntu software system to try it out. I prefer Unity and want to remove Kubuntu. I uninstalled from the Ubuntu software center, but it ...
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KDE moves Homerun Launcher after application launchers

Every time I login to KDE, the Homerun Menu button is moved to the right of the application icons: The icon with the Kubuntu logo is the Homerun Launcher. I can put it to the left side as often as ...
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KDE does not notice laptop running on battery

After upgrading to Kubuntu 14.04, KDE does not notice that the laptop is running on battery! The battery icon continues to show the 'charging' symbol. But the battery level shown in the icon keeps ...
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Kwin effects worked 100% on kubuntu 12.04 but i cant get them all to work on 14.04

My VMware fusion 6.0.3 VM running kubuntu 12.04 LTS worked great when using all kwin effects, but I had to use a workaround. I put this following workaround text at the end of the 12.04 /etc/profile ...
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Not able to see Kate Plugin for Javascript in Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 recently. I had heard about the Javascript related plugins(Pretty JSON specifically) being there in Kate setup. But it does not show up in any of the options. I am not sure ...
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Have tearing (no Vsync) in movies (Nvidia proprietary driver)

This is more of KDE than Ubuntu question, but... I have visible tearing on screen. KDE composition, flash video in Firefox, and simple games like kpat are vsynced, but in steam games and in movies ...
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Running KDE in a GNOME box

I have a dual boot computer running Kubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome. /home is on a separate partition and is shared by both. This works excellently except that if I have to switch, I have to restart. Is ...
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Removing Nepomuk and Akonay

Now that we have Baloo in KDE I guess is safe to remove the Akonadi and Nepomuk, right? I have upgraded my Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 without any problem. In the upgrade process, the system removed some ...
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Newbie xubuntu with kde no wireless

Newbie (to here) help requested. I currently run xubuntu (just upgraded to 14.04) and have no issues. Thought I would try kde, just for a change. Running on a laptop with enough grunt for that, I just ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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How do I add an “all applications” folder to kickoff launcher in KDE

I have Zorin OS (basically a skinned version of Ubuntu) But I installed KDE because it really has a much larger user base as a desktop environment and has a much wider range of features. My only real ...
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How can I fix Dolphin's slow start up?

I've been a user of Kubuntu for 2 years now and I've upgraded the system when a new version came out. So far I was fine, but now with the Kubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade and the KDE 4.13 also updated I ...
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upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu

I have an issue with installing KDE on my Ubuntu 14.04. I executed apt-get install kubuntu-desktop And tried to remove unity sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity unity-common unity-services ...
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How to install KDE along Unity?

I have just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to install KDE along side my Gnome/Unity that I have now. How can I do this? Thanks!
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Using KDE - Application Menus Missing in Qt Apps

I have multiple desktop environments installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, and am primarily using KDE (today). Here's the problem I've noticed. When I've been building some newer versions of ...
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Baloo not working

The new KDE indexing service is of fundamental importance (as was Nepomuk before it) but, unfortunately, it does not work as it should on my machine with Kubuntu 14.04. Indeed, it does not work at ...
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...
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How can I enable/disable desktop effects for the current window in KDE?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut or option to quickly toggle whether an application/window is affected by the compositor. Is there any way to do that?
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I changed the window type of an application in KDE to “Desktop”. How can I get it back?

This question could be rephrased to "What is the keyboard shortcut for accessing special window option in KDE?" because I cannot access them after blocking myself out. Is there a keyboard shortcut for ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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KDE desktop - handling shared applications & icons

I am using the KDE 4.8 desktop with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have made two separate virtual desktops on it with different wallpapers on each. I want to share all applications with the exception of ...
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KDE Theme broken after 13.10 → 14.04 upgrade

I just did the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 and the default KDE theme not looks like no theme at all: I usually use KDE with Awesome WM as the window manager, but even without Awesome WM, this looks ...
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KDE top panel, always visible, not functioning,

Just updated the system to Kubuntu 14.04, the top panel which is set to 'always visible' is covering the windows, hiding the close, min, max buttons. It should have the top of the window fixed ...
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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Unwise to install KDE Applications in Xubuntu?

I have been doing a bit of reading. It seems most people believe it is unwise to install KDE applications in Xubuntu, but nobody really explains why it is unwise. Can someone please explain this to ...
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What are the issues of having KDE libs with Gnome and vica versa

I'm a KDE user with one or two of Gnome applications, notably Tomboy Notes. So far I've not experienced any actual issues that I could pin point to being caused by having Gnome libs on my KDE based ...
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Using KDE's Dolphin file manager dual view the Norton Commander way?

KDE's default file manager Dolphin offers a possibility of a dual view. I would like to define keyboard shortcuts to easily switch between the left and right panes copy/move files between them ...
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Manual time syncing

Is there a command or some option in KDE environment with which I can manually sync system's time and date with a time server (eg Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org))?
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Setting priority of wireless networks in KDE Network Manager

Is there a way to determine the priority of wireless networks? The KDE networkmanager applet works fine, but it often connects to the WRONG wireless network by default when multiple networks are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Keeping dolphin open hogs CPU by kdeinit

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell inspiron laptop. If I open and keep a dolphin open, one of my cores is used 100% and this quickly leads to high temperatures. When I use htop and see what is hogging the ...
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Wrong theme in KDE

I am currently having a very strange problem with the KDE widget style. The problem consists in that the widget styles are not respected. All windows appear with something that looks like the ...
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Kdeconnect for Ubuntu

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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Can't select anything in the Input Method tab

As you can see in the image, I can't select anything. What should I do? I use Kubuntu 13.10, KDE 4.12.3 and want to use ibus-bogo as my Vietnamese input. My command to install ibus is: sudo apt-get ...
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kde themes doesn't appear after download and install

hey everyone i just downloaded the new theme for my my KDE from http://kde-look.org/. in other tutorial they that extract the package and copy it into /home/username/.kde/share/apps/desktop/theme.but ...
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Choosing Ubuntu based distro for my laptop [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE installed along with Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. But KDE runs very slow on my laptop. My laptop configuration is Intel Core i3 CPU (380M) 3 GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD 15.6 Inch ...
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How to make Klipper work on Ubuntu 12.04

How to make Klipper work on Ubuntu 12.04 ? I was using klipper a lot. But it is not working on ubuntu 12.04 . It shows the Klipper icon but nothing will appear if I click on it or nothing will happen ...
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Disabling capslock key in KDE

I assigned a KDE action to caps-lock key (so that cap-lock is a hotkey for that) hoping it will be disabled (a trick working for other keys). But it was not. Why this happens and how to find a better ...
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How do I set deault browser to NOT rekonq?

I don't like rekonq, and I don't want rekonq, so I uninstalled it. However, now whenever I click on a link in another program (e.g. a pdf) it complains that it can't find rekonq. I want to keep using ...
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How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13?

I have Kubuntu 14.04 and just installed the newest updates. Looking at the process list I see baloo indexer running. I could not find a checkbox in Baloo settings to turn off the indexing.