The official Ubuntu derivative using the KDE Plasma Desktop

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How to set default behavior for which desktop apps launch on?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, and have 4 virtual desktops configured. Right now, when I launch an application, it automatically launches on all desktops. I want to set the default behavior to be when I ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 installer does not recognise partitions on hard disk with GPT

For a friend I'm repairing a computer so I have a brand new hard drive lying around. I've found documentation that Linux is capable of booting from a hard drive even if the computer is not UEFI ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 recognizing Wacom Intuos5 as Joystick

I've just upgraded my Kubuntu to 15.04 and I'm having problems with my Wacom Intuos5 settings screen. Kubuntu is recognizing it as a joystick, the pressure of the pen sometimes go away, I can't ...
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How to set kate's vi mode to show absolute line numbers?

I've started using Plasma5 and I have an issue with Kate's Vi mode. When showing the line numbers on the border it always shows relative line numbers instead of absolute ones, while this didn't happen ...
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How to enable drop shadows in plasma 5

Kubuntu 15.04 Plasma 5.3+ Kwin 5+ I cannot find the setting to enable drop shadows. Or is there no setting for that?
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How to show files in desktop in KDE 5 like file explorer?

With cinnamon, gnome or in windows, we can put files on desktop as it like in file explorer. How can I do this in kubuntu with KDE5?
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Laptop has two screens according to settings. How do I fix this?

Okay, I have just installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire 5742G (with a nvidia GT540m card). I have an issue with the screen of the laptop. When I tried to open some applications (e.g. settings) ...
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Kubuntu copy paste between desktop and kodi

I installed Kubuntu 14.04.2 kernel 3.19.6. I sometimes need to work out of the desktop mode. There i would like to copy text from the browser. Open Kodi (from the desktop mode, not log out), and ...
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Autokey (autokey-qt) not listening to key commands but works fine from mouse menu

I'm running kubuntu and have been using autokey successfully for years, but a while back a system update broke it. I originally tried to just wait it out and see if a fix would be pushed. Now, 6 ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 lock screen delayed after waking up

How to get rid of this? When I close the laptop lid, it suspends. But then, I open it, hit the power button to resume it, and I see my desktop (wow much secure). It is unresponsive, I can't click ...
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How do I customize date/time formats in Kubuntu 15.04?

In all prior versions of Kubuntu I've ever used (going back five years or so), I can go to System Settings and customize the date/time formats, specifying that I want 24-hour time, short dates, ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't suspend when closing lid

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.04 64bit on my laptop, precisely an Asus UX32VD (it has got 2 graphic cards, Nvidia geforce 620m and Intel). Everythings works fine as it was with Kubuntu 14.10, but ...
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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 ...
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Deleted Nepomuk on Ubuntu 13, how to reinstall, without losing data? [closed]

Unfortunately I've deleted Nepomuk on my laptop, the Kubuntu version was 13.something Now I'd like to recover the system or to install a higher version of Kubuntu without losing my data on the hard ...
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Plasma 5.3 segfaults on monitor restart

I have an Intel NUC connected to my TV via HDMI. The NUC runs 24/7, power saving features such as "turn off monitor" are all disabled. The system works great, I am really pleased with it. However... ...
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Using a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch with dual display Graphics card

Is there a way to fool kubuntu into thinking that a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch is the same monitor - same screen resolution etc? And therefore be able to switch between a second and third ...
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Sticky mouse after update to Kubuntu 15.04

After updating to Kubuntu 15.04 I run into a few problems (so far it's the worst Kubuntu experience I had in many years. And for the first time ever I even had to set up my system from scratch after ...
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Installing Kubuntu or Gnome3 on ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I like default unity desktop environment, but now I want to try Kubuntu. So please tell me a way to do that. I should have options for choosing which desktop environment to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.4 from USB

I have Ubuntu 12.4 installed on my laptop and Kubuntu 15.4 but now i decided to install Ubuntu 14.4 and erase the previous two. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.4 installation and i made a boot able USB using ...
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Numeric keys not working in kCalc

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu with an a4tech KBS-21 keyboard and there is no problem with my desktop and all the software except for kcalc. In kcalc, my numeric keys won't work at all while ...
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Kubuntu is doing weird sound even after reboot every 15 seconds or so

I rebooted, then closed every program I could think of and I still hear repeating after around 15 seconds: Here's what it sounds like. (Minus the static, that's just the recording) Is there any way ...
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error installing kubuntu 14.04.1 desktop-amd64 on vbox

Trying to create a virtual machine using this downloaded 'kubuntu-14.04.1-desktopamd64.iso' virtual disk image. However when I go to 'Install Kubuntu'. I get the following error: Installer ...
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Fresh installation Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 Hangs at boot(Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop)

Recently I was installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS X86 version on my Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop Computer. Installation went just fine, but at first boot it seems to hang at grub. At grub, It hangs and I'm ...
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Graphics corrupt after KDE 5 install

Ubuntu version: 15.04 System: 64-bit Intel Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Knowledge: moderate Hi, I've been happily using 15.04 for a few months, until a week ago I decided to install KDE Plasma 5 ...
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getting rid of kubuntu while keeping ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and and I recently put Kubuntu 14.04 on my computer alongside Ubuntu and this morning Kubuntu kept freezing at the login page. When I put in my passcode, and still won't work even ...
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What is the thing in KDE that override my locale settings

With Kubuntu 14.04, I have got some trouble with the locales. "Something" in KDE override my settings (I say in KDE because if I use gnome, I got no problems). Here are my settings $ cat ...
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Invisible text in Inbox by Gmail in Firefox on Kubuntu

I'm using Firefox 38 on Kubuntu 14.04.2. Google's new "Inbox by Gmail" site works correctly with Chrome on this platform, and works correctly with Firefox on a Windows 7 platform. However, on ...
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Free space at home partition is not as expected

Almost all of my free space at home is missing and I have no idea where it is. df -h /dev/sda6 1.4G 1.3G 88M 94% /home I tried: sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sda6 Setting reserved blocks ...
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Errors encountered when installing kubuntu on 15.04

I ran: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop and after it gave me this error message: dpkg: error processing archive ...
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How to report a bug in Kubuntu?

I need to report a bug against plasma-widgets-workspace that got installed for Kubuntu. The "regular" ubuntu-bug plasma-widgets-workspace complains that: The problem cannot be reported: This is ...
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How to connect with a Kubuntu shared wifi in Kubuntu?

After a long time using Kubuntu efficiently and happily i come to you with a little frustration. The setup is the following: Internet- LAN (laptop 1) tethered wifi connection by laptop 1 (Kubuntu) ...
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Numpad for shortcuts

I try to assign shortcuts which includes numpad number keys e.g. Ctrl.+alt+5. But the numberkeys of numpad won't work only the numberkeys over the qwert keyd I found out that this seem to be an ...
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Save session settings in KDE environment without shutting down

When Kubuntu is shut down, the session settings are saved: Programs which were opened, plasma settings, etc. When restarted these settings are restored. e.g. the programs which were open, are opened ...
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Export and Import settings of Plasma5

Is there a way of exporting and importing Plasma5 settings like settings for the taskbar, dophlin, shortcuts and so on and import them for a new user or on a new installation?
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How to install kubuntu on Lenovo thinkpad e555

I have been trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad E555. I have created /, /home and /boot partition but as soon as I install it, it doesn't show up on boot screen (it only shows Windows ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Plasma 5.3 showing KDE apps with GTK themes

After upgrading to KDE 5.3 using Kubuntu Backports PPA, my system looks ugly with GTK themes overriding the default KDE Breeze themes, despite having all workspace and widget themes set to Breeze in ...
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Kubuntu installation doesn't detect my windows 7 partition

My problem is that Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect my Windows 7 partition. My BIOS mode is set to legacy. I tried several things shown on different platforms, but none worked for me.
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Starting Dolphin with shortcut Meta+E

I'm used to open a file manager with the shortcut meta+e from Windows. Now I would like to have the same behavior under Plasma 5. I've edited the shortcut here: But when I use the shortcut ...
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VMware Workstation is not working in Kubuntu 15.04

I have installed VMware Workstation and when i try to open it the following error message is displayed:- And when I click on the Install button another error is displayed: I also viewed the log ...
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Customize drop shadow in Plasma 5.3

How can I customize drop shadow of the windows in Plasma 5.3_ I would like to have a stronger/bigger shadow like in MacOS
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Creating new session and switching back to first session results in graphic problems

I have installed all system updates and updated to plasma 5.3. If I create a new session and switch back to my first session with Ctrl+Alt+F7 I have graphic problems: Working is not longer ...
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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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Login screen looks weird with two monitors

I have installed all system updates and updated to plasma 5.3. But my login screen looks still like that After login everything is alright. How to fix this?
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ZTE HSUPA USB Stick on Kubuntu

I have ZTE Model MF 190 HSUPA USB stick. On my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop it detected it first time. I configured it and it worked. On my Kubuntu 14.10 desktop it does not. lsusb displays the device as ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...
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kubuntu 15.04 background image disappears

After one of the latest upgrades the background image disapper and the whole background becomes black. Nothing is possible anymore in de Desktop Settings, whatever you change the background will stay ...
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Why ASRock X-Boost (automatic CPU overclocking) affects Kubuntu's boot?

I have a computer with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.10 installed (64 bits both), and when X-Boost is disabled there isn't any problems with any OS, but if X-Boost is enabled, when I try run Kubuntu, ...
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Kubuntu cannot copy file to external drive - errno: 5

Just until recently, I've been having trouble with transferring files from my laptop hdd to my external hdd as it keeps coming up with the same error. Is this because of my external hdd format not ...
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Kubuntu has serif font in some dialogs

I was going through some settings of my Kubuntu 15.04 installation when I hit 'Defaults' in System Settings > Fonts. I believe this is what caused some texts to display in serif fonts, the best ...
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There is something in my home folder that makes Kubuntu stuck at login. What is it?

I have a partition with my home folder mounted at /home and so I login and the screen goes black and the login screen reappears. Where can I find a log or error report or something?