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 remove all traces of KDE installed

I have 2 computers with Ubuntu but on both I installed KDE to have another option for the users. Since Unity has come along very well, there has not been a need to use KDE for a while now. How can I ...
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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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Is it possible to use multiple desktop environments on same system?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to try out KDE and other desktop environments. But I'm not sure if I'll like them enough to switch permanently. I want to be safe and make a transition in a piecemeal ...
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How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like. But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright. Changing color scheme doesn't help. How could I ...
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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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Uninstall kubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop but I no longer want to use KDE. How do I remove all the packages that were installed by this command ? Thank you
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How to Install Okular 0.15 on 12.04 LTS?

See here for reference: http://okular.kde.org/news.php The new version includes an option to save annotations to the PDF file itself. That's why I am very eager to try out. Is there any PPA from ...
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How do I install KDE?

I want to have both KDE and Gnome shells on Ubuntu. Ubuntu has Gnome by default. How do I install KDE?
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Make KDM the default display manager

I'm giving KDE another try - so far so good. I installed everything using apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. During the installation it asked me which login manager to use and I chose LightDM - however, ...
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Is there a good mono-spaced font for Devanagari script in the Terminal?

All the terminal fonts I have tried result in inaccurate rendering of the Devanagari sript (and/or Roman script) in the Terminal In the Devanagari script, a vowel binds itself to a preceding ...
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Ugly font after KDE installation

You all know the nice default font that come with Ubuntu, right? I just wanted to play a little bit with Kubuntu and installed the meta package kubuntu-desktop Everything was fine, however the ...
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why nautilus will open automatically when kde loads?

Recentlly every time that laptop turns on and kde loads, nautilus will opened automatically. why ? I installed kde on ubuntu 11.10.
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Unable to locate package kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on 14.04

I am attempting to install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop on Kubuntu 14.04 amd64, following these instructions sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt update sudo apt install project-neon5-session ...
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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...
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How to get Openbox as kde's window manager

I successfully installed Openbox on my laptop running Kubuntu 12.04 but when I login using the kde/openbox session, the desktop icons of kde, show me an "open with ?" pop up, while the kmenu is almost ...
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How to safely try KDE?

There's a way to safely try KDE on top of an Ubuntu installation, keeping the possibility to revert the changes in case I dislike how it runs?
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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.
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Installing KDE in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it good to use kubuntu or Ubuntu with KDE? Well if I install KDE in Ubuntu will there be any instability or conflict? Will these two get mixed up with themes and icons? I had a bad experience ...
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How can I safely shutdown/reboot/logout KDE from the command line?

I am not talking about shutdown and reboot commands. I want to initiate the same routine from command line that would be performed if I would press the logout/reboot/shutdown button inside the KDE ...
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What is a activity in KDE and what can I do with it?

In the top right corner of a standard KDE/Kubuntu installation you'll see this: But seriously, I seem to be unable to understand what those "activities" are and what it would enable me to profit ...
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What is the screen locking mechanism under KDE?

I installed KDE desktop on my Ubuntu: root@DESKTOP:/var/log# dpkg -l|fgrep -i kde-plasma-desktop ii kde-plasma-desktop 5:63ubuntu16 the KDE Plasma ...
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Clean removal of KDE 4

I recently installed KDE in to my Ubuntu 10.04 machine using apt. (i.e apt-get install kde-desktop) After a while I got enough with the testing and wanted to have gnome again. So I removed all the ...
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How to launch Configure Kde control module by command line?

Right-clicking on the top bar of a window gets you, via "Configure Window Behavior", to the Window Manager settings. Here you can learn and configure the advanced features of KWin. But is there a way ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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Cannot make NVIDIA driver work with Ubuntu 12.10

I seem to have a problem similar to many but I didn't manage to get it solved: have a Lenovo N581 with an NVIDIA GeForce 610M have just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits, + KDE and am trying to ...
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Is it possible to execute an action by double clicking on the Desktop?

Is it possible to execute an action (a command or a Bash Script) by double clicking on the Desktop? I want to emulate the function that Fences does in Windows systems: By double clicking the desktop, ...
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How to return the login screen to the default

I've been experimenting with various Desktop Environments, including LXDE, XFCE, KDE. I'm returning to Unity, and I would like my login screen back to the default for 12.04. I think that it changed ...
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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 install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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Ctrl+F4 doesn't work in KDE for Firefox

I observed that the shortcut for closing a tab in Firefox (Ctrl+F4) doesn't work on KDE. It seems it is being intercepted by KWin. Is there any fix or workaround for this problem?
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Restore GTK integration after removing KDE

I was trying KDE (kubuntu-desktop) on top of an Ubuntu Unity install. Now I have uninstalled KDE. However, I see that any non-GTK based application still showing the KDE theme. For example, below is ...
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How to change QT (KDE) application icons for gnome?

I'm running gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04 and my dolphin looks like this: I really don't like these oxygen themed icons and want to use the Faenza icons. I tried backing up the oxygen icons and ...
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How can I move the Exit, Maximize, Minimize buttons to the left in Kubuntu?

I want to move exit, maximize, and minimize button to the left like I can do in Ubuntu 11.10. How to do it?
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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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Installing KDE alongside GNOME

I'm using Ubuntu with the standard GNOME environment. I'd like to use the KDE desktop, but I don't want to install the apps, I'd rather use the same applications I already have installed for GNOME. ...
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Copy date and time of KDE calender in text format to clipboard

Is there a way to set a shortcut-key for copying a text format of current date and time of KDE environment's calender?
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KDE theme appears in Unity, Cinnamon, and XFCE

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity, Cinnamon, XCFE, and KDE installed. Every time I run KDE, the KDE theme appears in all the applications when run on any of the other desktops. I'd really ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 with KDE installed does not prompt for elevation for privileged ops in all apps

I installed the KDE window manager on top of Ubuntu 11.10 and while I am using KDE, I do not get an elevation dialog when I try to perform tasks that require root privileges. Instead, the operations ...
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How to make a project of Krusader

An example for my general question An introduction to translating and debugging source code : I had installed the 'Qt 4 Designer' and I have downloaded the krusader-2.4.0-beta3.tar.bz2 file. Among the ...
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No sound from Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 headphones [closed]

I have the following problem: In KDE I cannot hear any sound from the headphones (Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000). When I open the audio setup all sound devices are correctly recognized and by pressing ...
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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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Minimize windows without them going black and white

I recently updated to KDE 4.10. Now when I minimize windows, the task manager shows them being black and white. I find this very annoying since I tend to find windows primarily based on colors, not ...
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Ubuntu + kde-standard + dual monitor

After couple of years, I decided to return to Ubuntu, from Debian (sid). I used to work with KDE, so I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and "kde-standard" on my laptop. SHORT: "Display configuration" is not ...
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Remove panel shadow in KDE 4.8+

It seems that panel shadow is somehow hardcoded in KDE 4 and devs do not have any plans to change it and/or make it customizable. So, what I'm actually asking is some kind of hack (if there is any) ...
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How can I “provide proper authorization” to the KDE Software Updates program?

I just installed KDE, and every time I run the Software Updates program it says: This operation cannot continue since proper authorization was not provided. How can I get it to work?
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What's the best way to effectively report bugs?

I've been trying to report a bug about Activities in Kubuntu causing me no end of grief with multiple issues ranging from annoying to total freeze/crash requiring hardware reset. I'm trying to follow ...
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Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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Gnome uses qt for rendering

I've just installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 (sudo apt-get install kde-full). Normally I use Gnome (not Unity), but after installation of KDE i see that the rendering was changed. Everything looks ...
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U1 client for KDE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an Ubuntu One client for Kubuntu? Is there U1 client available for KDE? Just signed up for U1 to sync with my android phone, but can't find a client for KDE ...
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Setting a hotkey for connecting and disconnecting a network connection in KDE environment

Is there a way to set a hotkey for toggling connection through a network cable: Also if I have a command in command-line that can do this or a piece of C++ code that does this I can set a hotkey ...