KDE has not built this into its control center yet, but you can use xinput from the command line. First, run xinput list to find the device number of your mouse:
$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics ...
I assume you are using KDE from the tag. First, some background: KDE4 doesn't have a "desktop" per se, but uses a "widget dashboard". Users can make this behave like a traditional desktop, by using "folder view". There are two similar ways of showing this dashboard/desktop: either as a transparent overlay over all of your windows ("dashboard"), or by hiding ...
The terminology of the mouse settings in Linux (Xorg) are slightly different from the windows world.
There are three important settings:
threshold - The trigger for acceleration
acceleration - The speed after the threshold has been reached
resolution - The "speed"
These settings are independent of the Desktop Environment. They are pure X settings. So this ...
The -A sudo option allows you to specify a helper program (in the SUDO_ASKPASS variable) that will ask for the password.
Create a script to ask the password (myaskpass.sh):
zenity --password --title=Authentication
Then insert this line at the beginning of your script:
and replace all occurences of ...
The command / package you want is :
sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop
You can also search software centre for 'kde-plasma-desktop' and install it that way.
This package installs KDE desktop with minimal applications, and you can continue to use you ubuntu/gnome apps with it. I have used this with no problems, just select KDE from the login menu once ...
Got an answer in the Kubuntu Forums by oshunluvr. Here it is:
I believe they're all in /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config and /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/apps.
Most of the configs are named PROGRAMrc, like katerc for kate and so on. The ../apps directory contains add-ons like skins and plugins.
Go to System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown (in the System Administration section) -> Session Management. Change the On Login option at the bottom to Start with an empty session, and then click Apply.
In the past the KDE was released under the single label (KDE3, KDE4). Now the KDE is releasing as separate items the KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5). Plasma 5 and the KDE Applications. KDE Schedules here.
The KDE4 based applications are using environment variables - KDEHOME:
KDE System Administration/Environment Variables information here and ...
It's best to install the kubuntu-desktop package first and THEN remove any installed KDE apps you don't need. This way, you get the full desktop environment experience and can stay updated, while not keeping redundant programs installed.
Note that a lot of Unity/Gnome apps will not behave according to the KDE theme set as a KDE-native app would.
You can choose from several different styles for task switching in KDE 4.8. Refer to the first screenshot. In a nutshell, the Wrench button of "Layout based switcher" allows you to customize how to display windows when pressing Alt+Tab.
The following definitely work:
For Launcher using Win Key
sudo apt-get install git gcc make libx11-dev libxtst-dev pkg-config
Make sure that the keyboard shortcut for your application launcher is set to Alt+F1 (this is what ksuperkey will send when you press and release the Super key on its alone). Right click on the application ...
KDE Plasma Themes
The KDE TechBase : http://techbase.kde.org/Welcome_to_KDE_TechBase
The KDE taskbar (panel) is a plasma object so its configuration is through the KDE plasma theme configuration - the Development/Tutorials/Plasma/Theme is tellling:
http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma/Theme -> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/...
Starting Plasma 5.4 the new plasma-pa package was introduced to replace kmix.
Remove kmix, install plasma-pa and restart plasmashell to see changes:
sudo apt-get remove kmix
sudo apt-get install plasma-pa
AFAIK you cannot make just the Super key open the Applications menu. The default shortcut for this is Alt + F1
The default shortcut for the System monitor is Ctrl + Esc
There is no global shortcut for it, but you can set one. (KDE component: KWin, action: Show desktop)
There is no global shortcut for it, but you can set one. Note that the file browser on KDE ...
There's a great tool that let's you easily configure GTK2 and GTK3 themes on KDE:
GTK2 + GTK3 Configuration under KDE
Go to the place where you downloaded your file and in a console type:
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb
Where package name is the name of the package you downloaded
If it complains about a ependeny kdebase-runtime needed, ...
The package maintainer at KDE level provided a hint.
If everything fails, check which package installs
and try to remove it. If you cannot, because of dependencies, you can
manually move the file away as root, and restart the desktop. This
should remove support for ...
To switch only between tabs you can configure your own shortcut.
This can be done in the following way:
Go to Application Launcher → Settings → System Settings → Shortcut and Gestures → Global Keyboard Shortcuts
Select KWin from the 'KDE component:' combo box
The interested Action is 'Walk Through Windows Tabs'
This tool is smart ...
Though I am not very clear on the question here is my suggestion.
A quick search reveals there is no such option to increase mouse speed under threshold value.
Some users suggest changing mouse resolution in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (mouse InputDevice section) like
Option "Resolution" "400"
But most user said it didn't work.
You can increase ...
I think you can try with the kde-config-gtk-style package:
Configuration dialog to adapt GTK+ applications appearance to your taste
under KDE. Among its many features, it lets you:
- Choose which theme is used for GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3.x applications.
- Tweak some GTK+ applications behaviour.
- Select what icon theme to use in ...
I came across this question from google asking how can I update KDE on (k)Ubuntu 12.04 without updating the server parts of the system.
So, I have Kubuntu 12.04.01 LTE, and there was KDE 4.8.5 installed (along Unity and a few others DMs)
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
.. and now I ...
For having your GTK3 applications show icons correctly you need a set of packages installed:
sudo apt-get install kdeartwork-theme-icon gtk3-engines-oxygen kde-config-gtk-style
You also need to configure GTK applications to use oxygen, look for KDE System Settings -> Appearance panel, make sure that using KDE themes in GTK apps is activated. This should ...
Make sure that kmix is installed.
Just so you know - if you want to install KDE on a system that didn't come with it, it is best to install a transitional package like kubuntu-desktop, kde-standard, or kde-full. This way you don't have to worry about missing components.