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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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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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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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How to move, resize or remove KDE widgets since Plasma 5.5.5 (xenial) [duplicate]

Until Plasma 5.4.2 (wily) widgets could be unlocked and showed a side menu when hovering over them with the mouse. The side menu allowed moving, resizing and removing the widget. With Plasma 5.5.5 (...
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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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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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Having trouble with apt-get upgrade and removing KDE Plasma

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome DE. I installed KDE plasma to try it out but sudo apt-get upgrade started giving me errors so I ppa-purged the kde ppa and removed kubuntu desktop with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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(K)Ubuntu 16.04 Plasma 5.5.5 takes long time at login [duplicate]

My new installed Kubuntu 16.04 with Plasma 5.5.5 takes very long time at login(~30s). I read about a similar bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-nm/+bug/1509334 , but I don't think ...
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Slow startup of Plasma 5.5 in Kubuntu 16.04

My recent Notebook (Intel i3-6100 with SSD) boots from BIOS to the login of SDDM within 8s. After entering my credentials it takes 31s (no matter if I have autostart of Firefox and Thunderbird). While ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 operations get slow or hang until logout

After upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10 from 14.04, I've found that some programs get much slower or completely hang over the course of a few hours of use. (Even though I have 32 GB RAM, an SSD, and a fast ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 Plasma can not start after fresh install

I have made a fresh install of Kubuntu 16.04 via USB stick. The sha256 checksum of the USB stick matched the one on the download page. All installed packets have their most recent version. I have a ...
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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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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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Ended up having kde 4.x (plasma 4) instead of Plasma 5.4 from Ubuntun 14.04

I was using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 and was giving me trouble after going dual monitors, so decided to give KDE a try. So I installed KDE by following the commands below found here hoping that I'll get ...