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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*.desktop files opening in Kate

I've downloaded and am playing with the new Neon release of KDE. When I activate an item from the Kickoff menu, though, it opens up a *.desktop file in the Kate text editor instead of launching the ...
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Mac style application shortcut in KDE (focus existing instance or launch new one)?

In osx you can set a shortcut keybinding for any app (using Better Touch Tool), and when you press that key, if the app is not open, it will be opened, otherwise it will be brought in the front. I am ...
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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 15.04 and KDE4

Can I install KDE4 desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 using the terminal like the good 'old' days or will I have to go back to 14.04 LTS? KDE4 was beautiful.
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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Krusader & Xfce - Wastebin is full

I've just installed Krusader and have annoying problem. Whenever I try to delete a file (move to trash) I've got a message: The wastebin has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the wastebin ...
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Kubuntu trackpad multifinger gesture support

I was wondering if there's a way to enable multi finger gesture support in Kubuntu 12.10. I specifically would like to quickly be able to change desktop or minimise apps. Other functionality would ...
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Printing Page Numbers in Okular

I'm using Okular to print some PDF files. How can I add page number to each page? Edit: Screen shots that Lucio requested: (I have no print menu! I have File > Print >> Options)
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Wrong Language of GTK applications in Kubuntu

I have Kubuntu 14.04, and am running some GTK applications, for example Shotwell. The "Preferred Languages" in the locale settings are set to: English German French All the application ...
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Kubuntu - unable to open remote files with wine

On Kubuntu 15.04 (and on Linux Mint 17.2 KDE) I am unable to open files from remote shares with wine. It seems Dolphin downloads the file first to a temporary directory and tries to open it from ...
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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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Apps running with wine looking ugly

I've installed notepad++ with wine. If I run this application it looks like Win95. So now twenty years have past and I would appreciate a look that is a tiny bit more state of the art. I found this ...
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Make KDE use max resolution available for second monitor

KDE user, Thinkpad T450s. I have a second monitor at home, and another one in my office. When I plug in any of the two in my VGA port, the system automatically assigns to it a 1024x768 resolution. ...
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How to fully disable kde wallet?

I'm on kubuntu 15.04. I'd like to use ksshaskpass, but whenever I run it, I get requestor to create kdewallet. I did disable kdewallet, as shown in How to disable KDE Wallet? , any my config files ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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How to make KDE remember your opened windows across sessions?

This used to work on Kubuntu 14, 13, etc... but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04, after I login only some of my windows re-open automatically. And some of those that do are not in the position I ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 Taskbar icon size

Is there a way to make the KDE icons for each individual application open in the taskbar larger?
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KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly

edit: turns out my keyboard was disconnect/reconnecting. KDE is supposed to handle that, but it isn't. reported as https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346336 I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 (kde ...
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Getting Ubuntu's default splash screen back after KDE installation & removal

I know questions similar to this one, such as this or this, have been asked and solved. However, I tried their answers and none of them worked. As one of the askers of the questions did, I also tried ...
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Now when there is no neon/kf5 ppa, how can I install KDE 5 in gnome Ubuntu 14.04?

All the other posts suggest to use the neon/kf5 but that doesn't work since early December. How can I do it now?
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Device not identified as removable

I have an ebook reader (Kobo Aura) that used to appear as a removable device when connected (in KDE's device notifier). Some time in the last month or so (I haven't upgraded the device), it has ...
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Is it possible to display KDE and windows in full 3d?

I think the name is pretty self explanatory...I have a samsung monitor that has an adapter and active 3d glasses. I want to know how I can connect it all together, and display KDE and all it's windows ...
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KSnapshot - Upload to Imgur account

I use KSnapshot on KDE, it uploads to Imgur (as anonymous) but I want to upload it to Imgur in my account. How to make this happen? I want to upload my screenshots with KSnapshot directly to Imgur ...
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KDE spellchecker dropdown is empty

i run Ubuntu 14.04, installed packages are kile, aspell-de and aspell-en, the problem is that the dropdowns for dictionaries are empty (or show "()"). Changing the spellchecker language in ...
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How do you change display resolution in KDE Plasma 5?

I installed the project NEON ppa in Ubuntu 14.04 to check out the new KDE in a VM. I can't seem to figure out how to change the display resolution. Its stuck at 800x600. Edit: I'm using vmware player ...
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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How to open a *.pdf in an already existing instance of Okular (independent of in which workspace that instance resides)?

acroread and qpdfview already perform as desired. okular so far does not. All three (by now already) support "tabs" of multiple pdf files in a single instance of the resp. program. Opening a *.pdf ...
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How can I configure my USB sound card with KDE tools?

I have a USB soundcard which is detected by the system (as output in /proc/asound/cards and by lsusb). However, it is not selectable in KDE settings. It shows up in the list of sound cards, but is ...
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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 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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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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How can I zoom one specific window in KDE?

In my high resolution laptop display I defined the font to 230 dpi so everything looks fine but some apps that are running in java. Is it possible to display a specific desired window scaled in ...
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No disk space confusion

I am trying to install kde on ubuntu server, when i run apt-get install kubuntu-desktop the cp command says I have no space: Complete output of the above command: here Other info: The os runs ...
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KDE behaviour without using Kubuntu?

Is there a way of getting the KDE behaviour using Unity?. I mean the jumping Icons and everything but without installing KDE alongside Gnome or Unity.
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Icons all messed up for Office Documents

I have installed MS Office on my Ubuntu box through PlayOnLinux and have got it very nicely integrated, except for one thing: my icons. This all started after I tried to get MS' nice(r) icons into my ...
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Why my Widget Style always change back to GTK+ Style automatically?

Using KDE, when changing Widget Style using Setting -> Application Appearance -> Style -> Application -> Widget style Every time I change the Widget style into Cleanlooks (or others), the style ...
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How to delete pre-installed Libreoffice from KDE?

I installed Libreoffice 4.2 (yes, beta release, much better) when I was on Ubuntu, but then, I installed KDE desktop and Libreoffice came together with KDE. So now I have 2 libreoffice installed, one ...
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Chrome maximised black screen, missing icons and text

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, and I've been having issues with the Google Chrome icons going blank until I hover over them. The text on each tab also goes blank often. I presume it's some graphic card ...
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Kubuntu 12.04, KDE 4.10, screen edges selectively working

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10 PPA. I have this setup on both my laptop and desktop. On my desktop, everything works fine. I have a 2nd monitor on the right (Nvidia GT440) and there's no ...
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gnome-terminal hangs on start in KDE

I have multiple desktops installed (Ubuntu 12.10), and while logged in with KDE I see the following strange behaviour. When starting gnome-terminal, it opens a window with the title and menu rendered, ...
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Unable to login after installing KDE

I had a Unity environment on my laptop and yesterday I decide to change it to kde, so I typed: sudo apt-get install kde and installation was correct, I choose lightdm in menuconfig as default login ...
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How to run two DE's on one partition

How to segregate 2 desktop editions (kde/gnome) installed on one partition using kdm/gdm to start, doesn't matter which. But not share the apps, bins or libs. I don't want the mish-mush of Gnome and ...
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How to build plasma netbook?

i got source code of kde-workspace from repository as below: sudo apt-get build-dep kde-workspace apt-get source kde-workspace And then, i switched to plasma netbook shell source directory, and run ...
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System-wide Scrollbar Theme

I have Kubuntu 12.04 (KDE 4.8.4). I also have ubuntu-desktop installed. I am using the Oxygen, which I like very much except for the scrollbars. I have written a scrollbar theme (based on Gmail ...
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Camera protocol doesn't work

My Android device is set to use the media player mode when the USB cable is plugged in. When I plug it in, it launches the media player thingy on my device and it shows up in the "Device Notifier" ...
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Why is SSH not accessible after installing KDE on Ubuntu Server?

I installed KDE onto my Ubuntu server, which is operating as a file server. It installed a firewall that wasn't there previously. I can't reach any of the services I had operating on the box now, ...
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Kwrite's settings aren't saved

All: I have tried Kwrite a few times; but, so far, the settings I set edit them at aren't saved. I have to click on "Edit Settings" each time I start Kwrite. Any ideas about what to do out there? ...
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Double unlock needed with kde

I installed kde plasma desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that whenever the screen is locked, i have to type my password twice to unlock the session: once in the unity ubuntu and once in the ...
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The 'Run Command' dialog has corrupted graphics. Any ideas on fixing this?

I'm using KDE, and whenever I open the 'Run Command' dialog (e.g. with Alt+F2), the dialog is filled with corrupted graphics. Sometimes it's possible to see enough of the dialog to use it, but usually ...
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Scientific plotter that works with dark themes

I have to plot and analyze some data, and the programs I know are Scidavis and Qtiplot. The problem is that both do not work on dark themes (white text on white, black text on black), and in the ...