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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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Can I use KDE Plasma Widgets in Gnome?

I would like to use some KDE Plasma Widgets but don't want to install KDE and don't want to lose my current Gnome setup.
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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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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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Plasma has vanished Kubuntu 15.04

Yesterday plasma-desktop not longer started on booting up, nor on command line plasma nor plasma-desktop, (tried those after a bit of web searching). Then I tried to upgrade to a newer Plasma via a ...
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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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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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Unable to start kde

Rebooting my laptop after a few days of uptime (so I don't know what could have triggered the issue) I have found that I am unable to login from lightdm. My password is accepted and the fields ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 alt key problem after upgrade

After last upgrade, when I do any alt+key combination my plasma window manager freezes as if the alt key keeps pressed. So I can only move windows. I have to connect with ssh to restart display ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Kubuntu desktop has vanished- no icons, launchers, left-click [duplicate]

I'm not sure what I did, but now my KDE desktop is just a blank screen. I am still able to log onto a gnome session, and the guest account has a perfeclty fine Kubuntu session, but no matter what I ...