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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 an checkbox in Baloo settings to turn off the indexing.
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a new Konsole tab?

I want to open a new Konsole tab with my keyboard. Is there a shortcut for that?
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Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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Open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent

I'm trying to open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent 4.3.1 on Kubuntu 13.10. The problem is that after i click the link, a new notification appears. It says "Examining magnet://..." and will run ...
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How do I make the login screens and boot splashes match when installing different desktops?

I wanted to try out different desktop environments so I installed XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc on top of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 After a while I decided that I didn't like those other DEs and would stick to ...
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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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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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KDE Sometimes Glitches On Wakeup

Well, a picture is work 1k words: Looks bad, huh? I am using the 331-updates latest 331.67 drivers from NVidia's website on a Dell Latitude e6400. Everything else is up-to-date. This only happens ...
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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 to disable KDE's brightness OSD?

I am using lightum to automatically control the screen's brightness depending on the surrounding light (on a Retina MacBook Pro). The problem is, though, that KDE picks up the change and displays the ...
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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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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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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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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+Del work in KDE when set as a shortcut for Log Out?

In KDE, I have Ctrl+Alt+Del specified as shortcut for Log Out in KDE Session Manager, but once I press it - nothing happens. The same happens with Log Out Without Confirmation and other shortcuts. ...
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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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How to fix Video tearing with KDE and ati drivers?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64 and KDE 4.10.00. I'm having a little video tearing while playing ANY video (HD mkv, avi, etc.). it happens with vlc latest version and with default Ubuntu video player and ...
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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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upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 frozen desktop

I upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I am using kde. When it boots to the desktop i can move the cursor but cant click on anything. Also key commands don't work. I have login set to auto so i ...
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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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Desktop integration with file manager

I use KDE as my primary desktop environment. I also have GNOME and Xfce installed along side. As a result (I think), different applications use different file manager for desktop integration. Dropbox ...
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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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How can I configure a Chinese input method?

How can I configure a Chinese input method for KDE? I don't want a Chinese locale, just to write Chinese characters, mainly for learning purposes. (I'm still learning the language, so switching the ...
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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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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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KDE ignoring changes made to monitor position/rotation

I've been having all sorts of issues with Xorg, so this may have been self inflicted. I currently have two monitors, a 1280x1024 (we'll call it A) and a 1600x1200 (B) that is rotated 90 to the right ...
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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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Can't get my dual monitor settings to “stick”

I'm running Kubuntu 12.10. I have a nVidia GT-430 video card with a large 27" 2560x1550 monitor hooked up with dual-link DVI and a smaller 21" 1920x1080 monitor hooked up with HDMI. Before I log on, ...
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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 on 14.04 with DisplayLink bug? [closed]

I'm having some interesting issues with DisplayLink on 14.04 final beta. With the Sewell Displaylink Adapter, sometimes it will initialise, sometimes not. Sometimes I can configure it, and it will ...
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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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How do I set the KDE panel to be a long continuous one across dual monitors?

I'm using KDE with two monitors, and I'd like to set the panel on the desktop to be a long continuous panel along the bottom of both monitors, instead of the two separated panels. How could I do that? ...
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How to set a proxy in kde?

I'm using kde and tor. I'm could not set tor ip into the network manager. Network manager has not any option for proxy.
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i Cant install Kubuntu-Desktop in Ubuntu 13.10 saucy [duplicate]

I have a problem with my ubuntu 13.10 I want to install Kubuntu-desktop but do via console says it can not be installed because it depends on KWorskSpaces Kwin and I have broken packages on my system, ...
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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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lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu “crashes” after installing KDE4.10

I have a weird problem, which I didn't found anything on the internet about. I installed KDE4.10 (from kubuntu-ppa/backports) a week ago, and it changed the loginscreen. After there was something ...
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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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Get the Bluetooth Audio Sink working with Kubuntu 13.10 and Bose Mini Soundlink

I'm using Kubuntu 13.10 with a Bose Mini Soundlink. I have no issue discovering, pairing and trusting the external speaker. On the contrary, I'm having great troubles in streaming the sound from the ...
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How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel?

I am a KDE user thinking about moving to Unity. Due to manual disability, I use sticky keys and in KDE I have an applet in the system panel which shows which modifier keys are active. I remember that ...
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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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E: Unable to locate package nepomuk-core-dev

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install nepomuk-core-dev in order to build plasma media center ( http://sinny.in/node/25 ) but I am getting following error: ...
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M555b bluetooth mouse working for 1 Minute

I have been trying on Kubuntu 13.04, 13.10 and now 14.04 - but always the same problem! The mouse works with my android mobile phone. I use Kubuntu 14.04 here now. When I press the "connect" button ...