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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KDE 4.7.3: how to remember ssh key passphrase in konsole?

I am using latest KDE in Kubuntu 11.10, I have ssh keys added protected by a passphrase which is prompted every time I try to establish ssh connection. In Gnome it would pop up a GUI window where I ...
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Help with install kde on Ubuntu 15.04

I was installing kde on my laptop all went well until, I restarted my laptop and was greeted with this: I tried hitting arrow keys and hitting enter it seemed like it was going through menus.
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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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Use Caps Lock as arbitrary shortcut key in KDE5

I'd like to run a bash script when I press caps lock in KDE5. I had this working just fine in KDE4. I can easily assign Caps Lock as the trigger to a command in system settings -> shortcuts -> ...
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Problem with running genymotion in KDE desktop

1- I have a problem in running genymotion in KDE Plasma desktop in ubuntu 14.04 but it works in default ubuntu desktop corectly! It gives me an error like this: linux@younes:~$ ...
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Can't install icon theme KDE plasma 5

I have been trying to install a icon theme. The problem is when selecting the achieve or the index I get The file is not a valid icon theme archive. both of these 1 and 2 should work but they do not ...
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Kubuntu: Change proxy settings from console

I want to change proxy in whole system. I am using Kubuntu 14.04 64bit. I know that should change proxy variables like http_proxy="http://proxy.xxx.xx:80XX/" etc. But it will not change proxy in KDE ...
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Okular not opening after installing in Ubuntu 14.04

The application won't open after installation. If a file is opened from terminal, the following error is shown: zeenat@islamzee:~/Desktop$ okular ...
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Lag when dragging windows between monitors in KDE

When dragging a window from one monitor to the next (either with alt or by the title bar) there is a slight lag as the mouse passes the boundary. Although not a huge issue it's one of the first things ...
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How to turn off screen (DPMS) together with locking session in KDE?

First of all, I'm aware a similar question for GNOME is asked here: "Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen". Objective I would like to turn off my screen on locking the session for power ...
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How to upgrade to KDE 4.14

I am running KDE on top of Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The KDE version is 4.13.3 . I want to update it to 4.14 . I added the Kubuntu Backport PPA and did. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo ...
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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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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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Can't navigate folders on Plasma5

I just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 running Plasma 5 and a very strange bug happened. From time to time, I can't navigate folders inside an application. When I do an "Open File for example" it will show ...
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Applications unreliably gaining focus on mouse click in Kubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded to Kunbutu 15.04 and am having a problem where windows are not reliably gaining focus when I click on them. For instance, when switching to using PyDev, I often need to click ...
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Diffrent sets of applications for each user

I want to try out some alternative desktops, see whats going on, but I have a annoying issue, when I install a desktop package I get all the applications and stuff that come with it just added to the ...
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Install Kde Plasma 5 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

i'm trying to install kde5 on ubuntu 14.04 but after update system and add some PPA, packages dont find in repository. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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KDE Plasma 5 Missing Removable Devices Option

I have upgraded my Kubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 via Package-Manager. Now, Plasma 5 is used. But with Plasma 5, I am missing some functions: e.g. Removable Devices in System-Settings. (I used this to ...
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How do I make a window transparent in KDE?

I know I can do this in Unity with compiz. But didn't find a way to do same in KDE. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with full kubuntu-desktop installed. Btw, I noticed an option for inactive window. But I ...
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Teminal does not show in Kate

I installed Kate in Ubuntu. But it is not showing Terminal in the application. I googled, which said me to install Konsole, as Kate is a KDE based application.I installed Konsole and ran Kate again ...
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Can't install Skype or update in Kubuntu 15.04

I am rather new to Linux, so I figured I would start "easy" with Kubuntu. My issue was immediate that Skype would not install. It is not in Muon Discover (software center) and adding the repo to ...
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How do I install KDE Plasma 4 instead of 5? Ubuntu 15.04

The deal is that I don't like KDE 5 but if I install KDE it installs 5.3.1... Is there a way to install KDE 4 or do I have to deal with it?
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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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KDE Compositor “disconnecting”

When using KDE, I have the following occur after the desktop has been used heavily for several days: The compositor stops working properly for one or more applications. An example of this would be ...
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Where are theme settings stored?

I installed Ubuntu with several Desktop Environments, including Unity, KDE and LXDE. I am struggling to change the background tooltip color which is black and causes displaying problems in Eclipse. ...
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LibreOffice crashes on startup after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

I would have up-voted or responded to this thread but I do not have enough rep: Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04 After an upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 LibreOffice (Writer, Calc etc) ...
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repetitive Wi-Fi password request

Kubuntu 14.04 recently asks for Wi-Fi password repeatedly. How can I prevent this repetitive password request?
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Tried to report a bug, and apport crashed

Running Kubuntu 14.04,and I tried to upgrade to 14.10. The upgrader crashed. Tried to file a bug report on that crash, and got the following crash: $ apport-bug ubuntu-release-upgrader-core Traceback ...
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How to change the Desktop Manager

When I installed KDE Plasma in Ubuntu 15.04, I set the LightDM as the default manager, But I want to set KDM as the default, how can I change this?
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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How do I install Plasma Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04?

Anyone can show me how to install Plasma Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04, I've tried one method and it works for a moment, but after few minutes I have obtain errors in Unity and in Plasma and more that.. In ...
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Audio Scratching when altering volume

Recently after installing Wine and getting the audio to work I've started noticing that whenever I alter the volume for any application audio scratching occurs. Not sure what to do to fix it. The only ...
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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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How do I set custom application icons in KDE?

I have several Virtual machines (VMs) that run through VirtualBox that I have created desktop configuration files for and set custom icons (usually in .svg format, although to see whether this issue ...
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How do I install KDE on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am trying to install KDE on Ubuntu 15.04. I ran sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop and got this output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11858746/. I ran sudo apt-get -f install and got this output: ...
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Disable KDE Launcher - Browser history integration

Whenever I search for something in KDE's Kickoff Application launcher, it also search in my browser history (both Firefox and Chromium). I already disabled Nepomuk and selected "do not remember" ...
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How do I restore my KDE desktop to default?

I am really a newbie in linux. Finally my sister gave me my old laptop back and i decide to install kubuntu 11.10 on it. i am really happy with this linux distribution and i already have personalized ...
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Upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to Kubuntu 12.04?

Is there an "easy" way to "upgrade" my existing Linux Mint 12 install to Kubuntu 12.04 beta 2? I know I could reinstall. Usually I would do a clean install to avoid unexpected issues. But in this ...
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Recovering unity desktop after installing gnome3

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 . I wished to have multiple desktop environment. so for installing KDE is tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop so this worked and I was having ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 black bar at the bottom of the screen covering panel

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.04, and after a programm I ran in wine changed my resolution, I've had a black bar at the bottom obscuring my activity panel. I can still click on everything and it ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 graphical errors

I've been using Kubuntu for months with no problem. Today, I installed Java Runtime 6 (or something along those lines) for Minecraft, and upon running it, I realized it was running slow. I checked a ...
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How to prevent pausing unactive user session?

For a while now when I switch between two user sessions the inactive one in some cases will stop executing GUI processes. This way I'm forced waiting for another session to load and can't do something ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 - backintime-kde do not start

I have a Kubuntu 13.10 64bit fresh install. I installed backintime and backintime-kde4 When I launch backintime-kde4 it crashes saying: mirto@msb03:~/script$ backintime-kde4 Back In Time Version: ...
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Thinkpad W520 DisplayPort/HDMI sound

On my Thinkpad w520 with Nvidia Optimus (using Nvidia properietary drivers) I connected an external monitor via DisplayPort, using a Displayport -> HDMI adapter cable. The monitor has integrated ...
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How can I get Firefox to use the KDE style?

There are some problems using Firefox in Kubuntu. The menus are ugly and do not use the KDE style. The file browser for uploading or opening files is also ugly, and is not the default KDE ...
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed via GUI

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04. and while I haven't any problems changing the keyboard layout under other desktop environments it doesn't work under KDE via settings (Input devices > Keyboard > ...
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G sense smart status changes all the time in KDE Partition Manager

I've a Hitachi hard disk that is supposed to withstand shocks up to 250G when active. According to the SMART status in KDE Partition Manager the hard disk has a detection capability that counts the ...
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Tried to install KDE but it got hanged up

I tried to install KDE on Ubuntu 14.04 using package manager. It worked once when second time I started my system it was not getting on and got hanged up at ubuntu logo. Following is the screenshot at ...
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How can I change to one of the many system installed fonts in KDE5 konsole?

I have KDE 5 installed and would like to install a patched font for powerline. I already ran the script to install the fonts into ~/.fonts but when editing the konsole profile, I see a very limited ...