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

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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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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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What service starts a user session before they login?

I've noticed that I have problems with insync and dropbox icons showing up in my system tray and in investigating the problem it seems to be because they are being started before I even login. In ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after kubuntu-desktop uninstalled

Some time ago I installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 using these instructions. However, after some time I noticed that my Eclipse started crashing often under KDE so I decided to remove it. I ...
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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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KUbuntu Screen Edge triggers no action

on my current install of Kubuntu 14.04 I cannot get Screen Edges working. I activate them the via (System Settings -> WorkSpace Bahavior -> Scrren Edges). After applying the change I get a blue glow ...
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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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*.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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Mouse personalization program with layers

In Windows there is a program called X-Mouse-Button-Control. With it, you can remap the mouse buttons to perform personalized actions including creating a whole new layer, so you can press 2 buttons ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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gpg ask for passphrase every time although gpg-agent is configured

On Kubuntu Trusty and before, I had the GnuPG agent set up such that it would only ask for the password occasionally, like this: I have a .gnupg/gpg.conf: utf8-strings keyserver-options ...
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Suspend process to hard drive

When I suspend a process via KSysGuard, I right click on the process, and hit 'suspend', I do not see any difference in RAM consumption. I am wondering if it is possible to make it so that suspended ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after staying idle/KDE freezes

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. Before updating I was warned that my graphics driver AMD Radeon HD 7600M series might not be supported/out of date. I updated the system anyhow and ...
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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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How do I use lightdm for login instead of light-locker?

I installed xubuntu on my laptop and recently removed nearly all of the xfce4 packages in favor of a kde desktop. However, light-locker is still used for the login screen. How can i remove it and ...
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kde-full and unistalling some of its packages

I installed KDE using kde-full - so far so good. But when I try to unistall some of its app wich is not so neceseary to me (like marble or kalgebra), apt-get remove will show me Reading package ...
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Why do konsole and kate have different menubar color than other apps?

Here are some screenshots: I am using Kubuntu 14.04.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Middle button does “back” in browser, how to disable?

I'm using KDE and for some reason my middle mouse button activates "Back" in both Firefox and Chrome. I cannot find anything about those browsers to disable it, so presume it is some kind of global ...
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KDE does not notice laptop running on battery

After upgrading to Kubuntu 14.04, KDE does not notice that the laptop is running on battery! The battery icon continues to show the 'charging' symbol. But the battery level shown in the icon keeps ...
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Kwin effects worked 100% on kubuntu 12.04 but i cant get them all to work on 14.04

My VMware fusion 6.0.3 VM running kubuntu 12.04 LTS worked great when using all kwin effects, but I had to use a workaround. I put this following workaround text at the end of the 12.04 /etc/profile ...
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apt-get 'held broken packages' attempting to install kubuntu-desktop

$sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Change the way Jovie speaks time

Is there a way to edit the text Jovie reads to speak time. For example it says "It is 2:00 O clock". How can I change it to "local time 2:00 o'clock"? Or how can I change "It is twenty three O ...
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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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QT 4 update, removing lots of libs

I get a message from Muon update module aksing to update QT 4. Thats fine, but it also want to remove LOTS of libs and programs (incl spotify, ksystemlog, krdc, krfb, kdepim-runtim, userconfig and ...
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Make app-specific .css file for gtk theme

I have conflict problems with using dark theme and a KDE application (kile). As you can see from the screenshot, the log area (at the bottom) is black on gray, which is very annoying to read. I know ...
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Automatic language layout change for some windows

In a KDE window frame: And then: In which some settings can be applied; for example automatic sending of this application's windows to a virtual desktop. I'm looking for a setting in a similar ...
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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 ...