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

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Can I restart the KDE Plasma Desktop without logging out?

I'm just talking about the standard KDE desktop. After a while (many days) of running the task bar stops working properly. This is due to some sort of undiagnosed bug but that's really not my boggle ...
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How to set display ICC profile in Kubuntu?

How to set ICC profile for display in Kubuntu? In System Settings - Color I can add .icc file to the device, set the checkbox. But the device does not actually use the profile. There is no apply ...
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could not login to X-SERVER

i have 3 user account in system with kde and xfce . in x-server i can not login with all created users. in terminal after restart x-server and kdm or xfce i do not get any error. login interminal ...
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How can I get MintMenu running in KDE?

I've used KDE for a while now and I'm not going back to gnome, but one thing that I really want is MintMenu instead of lancelot or kickoff, I know it is for gnome, but is there any way to get it ...
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KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
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Find out which desktop environment is used via shell?

Is there a way to find out the current desktop environment (Gnome 3 / Unity / KDE / Gnome Session Flashback) is currently used via the shell?
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Problems when try to remove KDE Plasma from ubuntu 14.04

I have some problems when I try to remove KDE Plasma from Ubuntu 14.04. I installed KDE Plasma using this command sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop After doing some changes ...
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How to debug KMail Search after upgrade

I added KDE backported packages recently to gain access to a more stable version of KDevelop. However, now, Kontact/Kmail's search doesn't work anymore. Where do I start to find out what's wrong? ...
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Kubuntu desktop icons disappearing on reboot

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04. I have the desktop layout set as Folder View and everything is fine, but sometimes when I reboot it shows this: So all I can see is a scrollbar and no icons. If ...
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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 do I install KDE on Ubuntu server?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (64 bit) server with no GUI. Can anyone tell me how do I install KDE on it? Will that command be okay? apt-get install kubuntu-desktop -y startx Or something else has to ...
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How to REMOVE UNITY at 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a relative new user in linux, I have a laptop with low-medium hardware, Unity goes OK but when I work with web browser or 3-5 windows and applications , crashes and gets slow. I have installed KDE ...
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Trouble Enabling KDE Desktop Effects

I'm having a few issues with the kde desktop effects and I was wondering if someone might be able to shine some light on it. I'm using a netbook with Intel GMA 3600/3650 integrated graphics (I'm open ...
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How do I install and uninstall kubuntu desktop environment?

I just want to try kde. How do I install it through the command line? If I don't like it, how do I uninstall it through the command line?
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How to invoke a KDE application with another language (equivalent of LANGUAGE=C)?

Invoking GNOME applications with LANUAGE=C application in a terminal seems to work fine (I've not yet experienced difficulties), I assume it is a specified (GNOME) behavior. What would be the ...
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Audio stopped working after running 'sudo startx'

In Kubuntu 14.04 my /tmp partition filled up and my display went blank. I logged in over ssh and ran sudo startx and I got a KDE session. In retrospect, perhaps that wasn't the wisest decision, but ...
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Kubuntu ibus 14.04 GB (UK) English default keyboard missing

I have recently upgraded my machines to Kubuntu 14.04, and it seems that ibus is (partially) broken for selecting the GB (UK) default keyboard. The closest keyboard that I have to choose from is ...
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How can I resize a partition without moving it using partition manager (gparted doesn't work with KDE)?

I want to resize the current Kubuntu partition, but KDE partition manager apparently only offers the resize-and-move option. I'm afraid the next boot will fail if I move that partition, correct? I ...
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Move window from one desktop to another using drag and drop

Up until I upgraded to KDE 4.13.0, I was able to drag an application from the taskbar to a desktop in the desktop-switcher on the task-bar. This would move that window to the other desktop. This ...
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Set the default program to PDF Studio 8 Pro

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04 KDE on my laptop, and installed a PDF Studio 8 Pro which I purchased from qoppa.com. I have the same program installed on my other computer, which runs on Linux Mint 16 ...
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Install KDE DE without any effect on unity

Yesterday I installed KDE in ubuntu 14.04 and I was quite pleased. Then I realised that the KDE install had messed up with fonts and all I had were ugly looking fonts (in Chrome and Firefox to be ...
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“Action not available: Turn Off Computer” while using Kshutdown

I have some trouble with Kshutdown. When I choose to turn off the computer, Kshutdown sends me an error. It looks like this: Action not available: Turn Off Computer No valid ...
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Desktop icons not displayed

I installed kde for trying it in parallel with unity. Then i removed kde but now no icons is displayed in the desktop and my system is exteremely slow. I tried running bleachbit as root to clean the ...
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Repair Unity panel & dash after compiz settings change [duplicate]

I played a little with the compiz settings and the Unity top panel and dash disappeared. They aren't loaded anymore. I tried all suggestions posted here but I had no success. Temporary I installed ...
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Install KDE on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got trouble installing the KDE desktop on my Ubuntu. I installed the package kde-standard from the Ubuntu Software Center and rebooted the computer. The login screen is now different and more KDE ...
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how to change calender to persian calender like in kde?

If we set the language support and location in KDE for a special country like my country Iran, it change the calender and date time format for that country usage. Now i need to do so in my Ubuntu ...
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kde 4.13 and oxygen transparent

Hi guys I downloaded and installed Kubuntu 14.04 yesterday and set all options and customization as I want but one of my favourite options is set my widget style to oxygen-transparent which make whole ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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How can I restore my Unity after removing KDE?

Eliah Kagan's answer to how to remove KDE here (How to remove all traces of KDE installed) is a great first step in removing KDE from a Ubunutu, but I still have remnants of KDE that were not removed ...
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What are the equivalent bash cli commands for this graphical actions?

I have a problem with the audio system and sip clients (all of them) If I switch off and on Phonon from the kde graphical UI then for some time the audio works fine again Refering to the picture, ...
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Areas under autohiding KDE panels not clickable in fullscreen apps

If you set any panel to autohide in KDE, it will make it's area unclickable in fullscreen apps even though it's not shown.
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Problem When Switching to kdm Ubuntu 14.04

Successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 lts on my lenovo yoga 2 pro, was pretty happy with it, i wanted to check out KDE, (i'm a noob and this is my first time ever trying to install a display manager) ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - Network Manager shows only 3 VPN Op

This appears to be a new issue as I do not see records of it having startpage-d this particular issue. I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a new machine. I did not observe the same problem with ...
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Improve kde font rendering for 15" full hd display

I have used these setting -enable anti aliasing -RGB sub pixel hitting This has improved the font rendering a lot compared to default setting. Could you suggest me other fine tuning? My display is ...
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kde folder widget custom icon?

I want to set a custom Icon on my folder widget that I have on one of my panels. How if possible do I do this? or is there a similar widget I can use that can do this, with shortcuts for specific ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - No Screen resolution changer?

I just installed a fresh new kubuntu 14.04 on an intel nuc and everything works fine, but I can't find an option to change the screen resolution. When I go to Settings -> Display I get the following ...
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Firefox + Okular as “embedded” pdf viewer with Mozplugger : unable to search into the pdf

I am rather fan of okular software to view pdf. So that I am using it as embeded pdf viewer in to firefox web browser. I prefer it over the default pdf viewer of Firefox and Adobe Reader. However, ...
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How to keep Baloo running but with lower ressource consumption?

Good afternoon everybody, I have a question related to Baloo. I saw the thread posted on the same forum : How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13? I also face the issue of high ressource consumption ...
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How to force XnView to use QtCurve widget style?

I have installed XnView MP from http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu I cannot make it to use QtCurve as all my other Qt/KDE applications: This doesn't help: xnview -style qtcurve
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Complex searches in KDE's Baloo?

I see Baloo indexing my stuff. I wonder: How can I search in more complex ways ? (maybe directly through SQLite or sth?) I wonder about, either sth "user comfortable" like advanced Gmail search ...
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How do I restore Dolphin instead of Gwenview as default file manager

In the 2 years or so I have used Kubuntu 12.04, Dolphin has been my default file manager and Gwenview my default image viewer. Gwenview can also double up as a file manager, which can be useful when ...
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Unable to start kde

Rebooting my laptop after a few days of uptime (so I don't know what could have triggered the issue) I have found that I am unable to login from lightdm. My password is accepted and the fields ...
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KDE flying bits animation - how do I stop this annoyance?

When I close a dialog box, or interact with some UI controls, I get a flying rectangles animation where they start small near the site of my mouse cursor, then fly out toward the edge of the desktop, ...
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Running KDE on Ubuntu release 14.04

Doing a fresh install on a Dell Optiplex 745 ATIX1300 video card. OS installs and boots into unity just fine. After installing KDE (first tried kde-full, then formatted, reinstalled os and did ...
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KDE Open recently closed application

How do I open application, that I have recently closed in Kubuntu ? UPD It would be great to have keyboard shortcut for this action. UPD2 I mean reopen last closed application, similar to ...
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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 ...