KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a Qt-based desktop environment as well as a suite of cross-platform desktop applications. Its latest desktop environment is KDE Plasma 5.

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Create KDE Activity using command line

Is there a way to create a new activity in KDE by command line? The gui method does not work for me.
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No Default Icon for Edit Application Menu Bash Script When Dropped to Empty Panel

When dragging an Application to an open space in a Panel, The application Icon for that app is visible and placed in the panel. When I create an Entry for a Bash Script using Edit Application Menu and ...
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Konsole is monochrome

I'm sort of new to Linux (only knew it existed for about 3 months). I installed kde-full on Ubuntu Trusty. The terminal in GNOME is much more colorful as in here: ...
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Booting issue after removing KDE Desktop

a few days ago I installed the KDE Desktop environment. I tried to remove it using Synaptic Package Manager, now when ever I restart my PC it will show the KDE Start-up logo and then the screen will ...
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Removing lubuntu or LXDE

I've just installed kde-desktop, according to this tutorial: How to install KDE on Lubuntu 14.04 Now I have both lubuntu(LXDE) and kubuntu(KDE) and want to remove lubuntu, can I do it? Also, on ...
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Does Python AppIndicator3 on KDE support labels?

I've just moved from Ubuntu to Kubuntu and I have a small script written in Python that used to display a brief status indicator message (how long a service on our network has been up) on my screen ...
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How to make xdg-open to use kde-open instead of gvfs-open?

I have both gnome and KDE installed in my Ubuntu, but mostly I use KDE. When I execute: xdg-open <folder_name> it runs nautilus instead of dolphin (as gvfs-open also do). It seems to me ...
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Crash kwin after run java application

After the last update to the Kubuntu 15.04 I had problems with running Java applications. After start java application kwin is crashing. Tested on LibreOffice and PhpStorm. Linux 3.19.0-33-generic ...
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Rendering errors with Kubuntu 15.04?

My Kubuntu install shows random rendering errors throughout. The kdiff3 and context menu in Dolphin I included here are examples. IIRC I solved a similar problem a few years ago by deleting some ...
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Menus and icons don't display on Kubuntu

Since few days (maybe since mid-Nov 2015) my KDE display shows strange behaviours. With some menus, the items don't show, I can only read them if I hover the mouse over them. The characters are very ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 operations get slow or hang until logout

After upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10 from 14.04, I've found that some programs get much slower or completely hang over the course of a few hours of use. (Even though I have 32 GB RAM, an SSD, and a fast ...
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Graphical issue with Kubuntu

I'm having some strange graphical issue with windows manager in Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. Some time after I'm using the system i notice some artifacts that affects windows. I'm attaching some examples ...
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kde-ghost in ubuntu 15.04?

How to install kde ghost theme in Ubuntu 15.04. I just need the ghost theme, so should i install kubuntu-full or is there any other specific method. Please help me out.
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Can't change KDE Kickoff menu style

I attempted to change the Kickoff menu style in Kubuntu 15.04 by right clicking on the icon and then "Alternatives", and then changing to "Application Menu". That worked, but now I am not able to ...
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Problems with kde plasma dependencies

I wanted to try kde but when I installed it I got a few errors. I didn't think much of these and loaded up kde, and all I had was a cursor and a black screen. So I try'ed to uninstall it and it threw ...
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Kubuntu protocol handler

I'm using kubuntu with KDE v. 4.14.13. Until yesterday was everything ok. But after last update to 15.10 (beta i think?) my protocol handler stop working. I've got entry in ...
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Virtualbox seamless mode not acting seamless

I am running windows 10 in Virtualbox seamless mode it was working but today when I turned it on it started acting like it was maximized scaled mode with no window border. It still says it is in ...
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ISO to USB on Kubuntu

I'm running kubuntu 15.04 and I want to make bootable usb stick from an ISO file, how can I do that? I tried this: How do I make a bootable USB stick from an ISO image? I also tried running UUI by ...
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How to automatically save at shutdown and restore Okular / KDE sessions in Ubuntu?

When I reopen Okular, I want to have the same windows / tabs as when I last closed it, usually at system shutdown / startup. Is that possible in Ubuntu (not Kubuntu, running the standard desktop). ...
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How to investigate display problems?

I'm running Kubuntu 15.04 and from time to time my display turns completely black. The only thing then that's visible to me is the mouse pointer and after pressing ALT+F2 the "command run dialog". ...
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How do I get a global menu in kde plasma 5?

I need a global menu in kde how can I get this.
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How to install kde and totally remove unity on ubuntu 14.04 lts? [duplicate]

I did not like unity desktop.I want to install kde desktop enviorment.Please help!!!
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How do I sync KDE 5 places (folder bookmarks) to GTK 3?

I'm using KDE 5 (plasma). How do I sync the folder bookmarks i made using Dolphin to GTK 3 applications such as Thunar?
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Newly installed Window Decorations

I use Ubuntu with KDE environment. I have no problem with default window decoration already installed. But if I choose a newly normally installed window decorations and then log out and then log in, ...
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Problem with KDE on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried to install KDE on a "normal" Ubuntu 15.10. Something went wrong with a package, so apt-get is no longer working at all. When "apt-get update, apt-get upgrade" I got the error: apt-get upgrade ...
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Dolphin: unable to single click on files and directories to open it

Even if I setted in system-settings->input devices->single click ` I tried rm /home/pg/.config/dolphinrc /home/pg/.kde/.kde_save/share/config/dolphinrc /home/pg/.kde/share/config/dolphinrc I tried ...
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Broken package error when trying to install Kubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I simply cannot get kubuntu-desktop to install properly. I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it, I think, 4 times now. Every time I do I get the same broken package error. Unpacking ...
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Missing movie thumbnail in Dolphin Kubuntu 15.10

Since the new 15.10 release, the movie thumbnail is gone from dolphin. It was working before, I did an upgrade from 15.04 and suddely this option disappeard. Any idea how can I get it back ? Thank ...
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KDE Plasma screen is coming Black

I installed KDE plasma on ubuntu 15.10 but after the logging of KDE screen is coming in Black. can anyone help me to solve this problem in easy steps .
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Plasmashell stopped working

I'm using kubuntu 15.04. All of a sudden (without doing an upgrade), when I log in, my plasma does not start. I am in the desktop with my applications open, but no panels, no menu, no background. ...
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How to add vnc display in Kubuntu 15.10?

I just would like to add a new virtual monitor and to be able to connect to it from my iPad and get an additional monitor. I tried to use Xvfb but the virtual framebuffer created with it is not ...
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Plasma 4 on Kubuntu 15.10

I installed Kubuntu 15.10 to have the latest and greatest in core functionality, however it came with Plasma 5...which although fast isn't what I'm looking for, visually or functionally. I had a ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 stuck on boot logo

Since today Kubuntu 15.10 won't boot automatically any more. When I enter tty1, I get to the root console and can start the Plasma desktop manually by entering "startx".
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How to get konsole work on gns3

i am interested in making my devices display in tabs when working on GN3. i made some research and found out that konsole can do that. i installed it. i have gone to preferences => edit => set KDE ...
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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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Ended up having kde 4.x (plasma 4) instead of Plasma 5.4 from Ubuntun 14.04

I was using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 and was giving me trouble after going dual monitors, so decided to give KDE a try. So I installed KDE by following the commands below found here hoping that I'll get ...
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KDE Telepathy Google account

I recently upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.10 (via 15.04) with Plasma 5.4. The migration from KDE SC 4 to Plasma 5 went rather smoothly (except for some weird hiccup while migrating kwallet... but ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 widgets disappear(on boot and activity change)

I have a fresh install of kubuntu 15.10. I am new to kubuntu and linux in general, so I dont know if I am doing something wrong. So my problem is that my widgets disappear each time I reboot my ...
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Muon update manager icon in system tray not updating

Kubuntu 15.10. Muon update manager system tray icon indicating updates available. Click on icon, click on update, manager downloads and installs updates successfully and indicates that system is up to ...
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Can I upgrade from Kubuntu 14.10 but stay on KDE 4?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 on an older Toshiba Satellite. I would rather stay with KDE 4 and not move up to KDE 5. Is there any way to upgrade my Kubuntu release to 15.04 and/or 15.10 while staying on ...
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Trying to enable wake on mouse/keyboard

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 on a older Toshiba Satellite and as of right now, the only way to wake the computer up from sleep is pressing the power button. I am trying to get it so that the mouse or ...
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External monitor stuck at 1024x768 resolution

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 on a older Toshiba Satellite with the following graphics hardware: > lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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Icons not showing on sudo dolphin on 15.10

Greetings again everyone, I update my system recently from 15.04 to 15.10. And among the many bizarre errors, when I open dolphin as root, by using kdesudo dolphin, no icons load. They do load ...
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How to check what is VIRT memory usage composed of? Huge value (253G) in VIRT htop column

After upgrading to 15.10 and KDE 5.4.2 some KDE-related processes sometimes have a huge VIRT value in htop, for example: top shows almost the same, 0,247t. Is there any way to see what it's composed ...
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Where is KNode in Kubuntu 15.10 “Wily”?

I just installed Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" and found that it seems to be missing KNode. A Google search turned up the page http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/wily/knode and there is information about ...
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In KDE, multimedia keyboard keys stop working after Xmodmap

I use Kubuntu and Apple Aluminium Keyboard. It has Fx keys which double as multimedia keys when pressed with Fn. Out of the box it works fine with the exception, that < and > symbols do not match ...
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How to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 #2

Just looking for a followup to this thread without being scolded like a five year old. How to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5 on Ubuntu 14.04.3?
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Make applications open at the screen they have been placed before

I have three screens attached to my Kubuntu 15.04 PC. Every time I start an application (like Dolphin, KMail, Kate, etc.) the corresponding window opens at an arbitrary screen and/or in an arbitrary ...
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starting apps from kde menu are delayed about 2 seconds?

I got an immediate start when I do run applications like dolphin from terminal but when I do click on them in KDE menu it takes about 2 seconds to fully run, I see the icon beside cursor bouncing ...
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kubuntu 15.04 trackpoint sensitivity

I'm running the latest kubuntu with plasma 5 on a t440s laptop. The trackpoint is very slow and there's no option to increase the sensitivity under the system input settings. The same laptop is ...