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KDE desktop - handling shared applications & icons

I am using the KDE 4.8 desktop with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have made two separate virtual desktops on it with different wallpapers on each. I want to share all applications with the exception of ...
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Nautilus's 'open with' list

In nautilus when I try to open a pdf with Adobe Reader, I cannot find Adobe Reader in open with.... In dolphin there's not such problem. How can I add Adobe Reader Link to "Open With..." list in ...
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Manual time syncing

Is there a command or some option in KDE environment with which I can manually sync system's time and date with a time server (eg Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org))?
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Disabling capslock key in KDE

I assigned a KDE action to caps-lock key (so that cap-lock is a hotkey for that) hoping it will be disabled (a trick working for other keys). But it was not. Why this happens and how to find a better ...
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A command to add a customized icon or symbol to Plasma's Default Panel

Is there a command, that can add/remove a simple icon in KDE environment tray or anywhere in plasma's Panel (taskbar)? I need a customized notification icon or any other persistent symbol which shows ...
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Changing opacity of inactive windows in KDE

Is there a way to set a customization in Plasma environment so that inactive windows will have opacity 30%? I know one can set specific titlebar colors for active and inactive windows . But I could ...
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Adding a hibernate button to plasma

How can I add a hibernate button to the start menu?: I remember there was a hibernate button in KDE start menu.
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Is there a way to install the kde plazma without kubuntu? How? [duplicate]

I want to install the kde without the kubuntu... Can you help me please? I wonder..
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not showing any applications in KDE application launcher

Not showing any application in kickoff and k-launcher in desktop. I doubt if I have installed lubuntu, xubuntu, gnome theme. Please show me the way to show applications without removing anything.
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KDE Dashboard settings don't show up

I'm using the Widget Dashboard in KDE4. When I right-click it and select "Desktop Dashboard Settings", nothing happens. No window shows up on none of my desktops. What is the matter here? I'm using ...
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KDE ignores window-specific rules for LibreOffice

I set a rule for LibreOffice Writer to Force its windows to (virtual) Desktop 2 in KDE plasma. But kde forgets to move its windows to Desktop 2, the rule is applied only one time once it is set. Then ...
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Is it possible to show KDE panels only for a multimonitor layout?

I love the flexibility of the Plasma Desktop panels, and I have my laptop + 2 external displays, each with a panel configured differently. However, when I unplug my laptop, all panels are gathered on ...
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How to accurately adjust KDE plasma panel height?

I can just drag it. But when I drag it I don't know the height of it in pixels. How could I adjust it accurately so that i know the height?
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make KDE widgets unresponsive to mousewheel

Is there a way to prevent change of tabs with mouse wheel in Plasma Desktop widgets. For example tabs of task manager and virtual desktops. I want them be unresponsive to mouse-wheel even if mouse ...
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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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Automatic sending of windows to virtual Desktop 2 in plasma

In KDE evironment, I want every LibreOffice document, when opened, goes automatically to virtual Desktop 2 and every Chromium window be on Desktop 1 (whererver they are opened). Is there a way to ...
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Mousewheel does not work in gedit

I have uninstalled overlay-scrollbar. But in gedit mouse-wheel does not work when scrolling. In other gnome and kde programs mouse-wheel works well; it is disabled just in gedit. I open it in kde ...
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A command for showing desktop [duplicate]

wmctrl -s can be used to switch between virtual desktops. Is there a command that shows the desktop? that is a command that will switch between minimizing all windows and restoring them?
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Setting a command to be run when switching to a virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE

Can a command be set to run when switching to a specific virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE environment? I want to run a command for a desktop (e.g. desktop2) which when I switch to, it will ...
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Set a hotkey to show an auto-hiding Plasma panel?

I've set my Plasma panel to auto-hide. How do i map a hotkey to pop out the panel so that i can have a look at it without moving my hand off the keyboard to the mouse and then dragging the mouse all ...
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Set new keyboard shortcuts for switching between desktop activities

Is there a way to set hotkeys for Desktop Activities in KDE Plasma: Meta/Win+Tab is good when there are only two activities; for more, I need a few more hotkeys. Is there a way to set new hotkeys ...
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A shortcut that assigns an icon to a running program window in KDE environment

Some programs have no icon and KDE assigns its default icon to them when they are running. Is there a way to create a shortcut to that program, so that the shortcut both runs the program and assigns ...
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Handle Plasma Panel intersections

I'm playing around with Kubuntu a bit and am struggling with the following: I've got a top Plasma panel which stays there every time and a left-side panel with auto-hide. When moving the mouse to the ...
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How do I repair lightdm to login to plasma-workspace on KDE 4.11.3/Kubuntu 13.10?

After an upgrade to KDE 4.11.3, my Kubuntu 13.10 ceased to login to KDE. There would be a login loop (login, black screen, return to lightdm login). I did attempt to go over other solutions such as ...
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Hear sound while typing

I there any way to add a sound when one is typing with keyboard so that the sound is different for different language layouts?
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How do I add a starter for smartgitHG a in kde?

I would like to add a starter for ~/smartgit/bin/smartgithg.sh In the Taskbar (or how is it called?) usually If I have started a program, I can right-click on it and say „Einen Starter für dieses ...
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Language change produces sound

I want to hear a sound when system language is changed in KDE environment. Is there anyway to add such sound effect?
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Unable to remove KDE Plasma Workspace login

I installed ubuntu 12.0.4 recently and then on top of it tried installing KDE plasma workspace. I now want to get rid of KDE plasma workspace and have ran all commands available on forum and most ...
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How can I make SimpleWelcome/ROSA Launcher Plasmoid appear on top of other windows?

When I start the launcher, it appears behind other windows, just like a general plasmoid. Can I put it on the top? Thanks!
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KDE: can't pin a program with “show a launcher when not running” option

When I launch a program and then right-click its taskbar button and select "show a launcher when not running", I get a standard plasma shell popup saying that no application is associated with this ...
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E: Unable to locate package nepomuk-core-dev

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install nepomuk-core-dev in order to build plasma media center ( http://sinny.in/node/25 ) but I am getting following error: ...
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fatal: read error: Connection reset by peer

vijay13@ubuntu:~$ git clone git://anongit.kde.org/plasma-mediacenter Cloning into 'plasma-mediacenter'... fatal: read error: Connection reset by peer Can someone please help me to get rid of above ...
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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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Trying to change kde setting something changed the font/font rendering and I can't go back

I was going through list (the first post)... I changed some of the settings and some other things in the system menu, but somewhere for some reason, the font of most applications changed, and now ...
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How to restart alt+f2 dialog in kde after xkill?

The dialog that appears when I press Alt+F2 froze (what is it called? minicli?), I then proceeded to kill it by clicking it after running the command xkill, this was the message: xkill: killing ...
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Cancelling print jobs and dealing with printer

Where can I see printing jobs in queue? Sometimes even after restarting the computer, a print is not forgotten and when I turn on printer it begins to print some jobs from previous actions which I no ...
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Does the Search field on the launcher in kde depend on Nepomuk?

Does the search field on the application launcher depend on Nepomuk? I had to disable Nepomuk on shared systems because it takes too much CPU and I/O and I have noticed that on some systems the ...
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How do I get the plasmoid repository

I had a load of plasmoids, beginning with plasma-widget- and kde-applet and kde-plasmoid-, which I think I had added from a PPA, but I can't for the life of me find which one it is (I did a fresh ...
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Start Plasma-Desktop with parameters

Is it possible to start plasma-desktop after login with parameters? E.g. if I want to try my Optimus: DRI_PRIME=1 plasma-desktop And if so, how can I show if the nVidia card is used?
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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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cmakelists.txt not found

i am trying to compile the source of the tutorial plasmoid given here but am getting the following error everytime: cmakelists.txt not found. What should i do? PLease help.
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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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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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Problem with LightDM & KDM

I'm a Kubuntu 12.10 x86_64 user. I recently found an exquisite KDM theme on (name of KDE artwork site). However, as the default display manager in Kubuntu is LightDM, I installed KDM with: sudo ...
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Newest Kubuntu Active build on Dell Inspiron Duo - touchscreen issues

I'm running the Live CD of Kubuntu Active (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/releases/12.10/release/) off of USB on my Dell Inspiron Duo. The touchscreen works to the point that the mouse ...
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Uninstalling KDE from Ubuntu 12.10

Ok, as I could not find the solution of my problem here: KDE Plasma is totally crashed - Ubuntu 12.10 I want to uninstall kde desktop environment. Now I am in Unity. How can I uninstall KDE? Note: ...
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KDE Plasma is totally crashed - Ubuntu 12.10

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10 to my PC, I decided to use it with KDE and downloaded all KDE components. It was perfect until today. However, just after I set some network options, Plasma started to ...
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Prevent users from changing background image in kde4/kubuntu

The boss want all computers to have the company logo as desktop background, so i want to config KDE(4) to not allow the background to change. searched abit here an on google, found an answer for ...
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How to enable arrow keys in Kubuntu application launcher 12.04?

I just switched from Kubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 and noticed that the application launcher is not behaving exactly the same. In 11.10 I open the launcher with a keybinding, write the first letters of ...
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looking for a clock widget that is unaffected by the mouse

Between screenlets, cairo-dock widgets and plasma-widgets. One of them's gotta have this function; A widget that hovers above everything on the desktop but is completely unaffected by the mouse. I ...