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No file type associations for KDE 5 desktop on a Debian installation

Running Debian Unstable with KDE 5, when I click on any type of file, there's no association with any applications and the dialogue to associate pops up everytime. Even associating some file with ...
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Shift +Menu as a hotkey in KDE

In KDE environment I have set Menu button as a hotkey for switching language layout. But it does not work when Shift is pressed. So I need to set Shift+Menu as another hotkey for changing language ...
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Black screen after changing KDE's vsync options

I had a perfect arch with kde plasma 5 until I changed vsync option to "use previous content". Kde warned me that this will cause severe performance problems with mesa drivers and I were using ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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switching desktops by mousing off the end

I just changed distro's to openSUSE 13.2 with pretty much default installation options, which includes the KDE (Plasma) desktop. I have three monitors, with the main one in the middle. I run a ...
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Configuring touch screen monitor

My brother recently bought a touch screen monitor Dell S2240T, I connected it to my laptop using HDMI interface. I'm using OpenSuse 13.2 with latest stable KDE4. Initially monitor display looks ...
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Looking for something like the gnome2 weather clock for KDE

I work with people from multiple timezones and I loved how I could have several displayed under my main time in gnome2 (I was using scientific linux). I happen to have a screenshot of it as you can ...
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Problem Changing KDevelop Color Scheme

While trying to customize my color scheme in KDevelop, even after setting all the standard colors, as well as setting all colors for the modes I use, it keeps using a bunch of colors in the schema I ...
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How can I enter unicode characters on KDE?

On Arch Linux that currently has the mix of KDE 4/Plasma 5. As a Web Developer I need to enter some Unicode Characters into Chrome for testing. I do not have a consistent set of character that I ...
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A debian install using KDE that does not require systemd

At some point in the future I may use systemd, but for the moment I gain nothing by using it and am happy with LSB. So I am not going to waste the time upgrading it. On some systems I use Mint Debian ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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Get “recent files” in global file manager (Dolphin?)

I just switched to OpenSUSE (KDE) from my Fedora 20 KDE setup,and I find myself greatly missing a feature that was a default in Fedora: a "Recently Used" option in the file manager when saving and ...
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KDE login freeze on Debian Jessie-kFreeBSD

I've been using Debian GNU/Linux with KDE for years (since Etch), but since my RAID driver is no longer supported in GNU/Linux (since kernel 3.10), I've switched over to the kFreeBSD-amd64 version of ...
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kioclient KMimeTypeRepository::parents: “/usr/share/mime/subclasses” refers to unknown mimetype “application/vnd.ms-excel…”

Whenever I open something with xdg-open in my new OpenSUSE 13.2 install, I am spammed by a sequence of warnings like $ xdg-open ./flask.wsgi kioclient(10634) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: ...
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custom maximised windows-size in opensuse 13.2 (KDE)

Is there a way to maximise a window in openSUSE (KDE) to a custom size? There are obviously ways to fully maximise, or use a full quarter or half of a screen quickly. What I'd like however is using ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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Strange “terminal” appearing

I use ubuntu 12.04 with KDE and had two times a strange terminal or something like this appearing for like 2 seconds and then closing again in the upper right corner. I did not see what it exactly ...
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How to enable Plasma/KDE automatic restart upon freeze?

I used OpenSuse for several years now. One of the things I utmost liked with this distribution was the way Plasma/KDE issues where handled: from time to time it may happens that the panel briefly ...
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Scaling the desktop - kde

I've just installed OpenSuse 13.2 on my xps13. The resolution is a whopping 3200 x 1800. Which causes the text to come up tiny... Any way for me to scale this without having to lower the resolution ...
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How to retrieve a password from KWallet; KWalletManager won't run

Trying to retrieve a password from KWallet, I found that I couldn't open KWalletManager. Neither the menu item System > KWalletManager, nor Alt+F2 and typing in kwalletmanager do anything. Does ...
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Preview of workspace OSD when switching as in gnome-unity (for KDE)

I know from here one can activate a visible feedback when switching from one workspace to another in KDE/PLASMA. This only shows which desktop is being used by means of arrow and numbers. Is there a ...
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Disable breadcrumb navigation in KDE

I want to copy the file path from a file open dialog, but can't because of breadcrumb-style navigation. There's no option in the dialog itself to switch between breadcrumb and address bar. I want to ...
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked ...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I experience a strange problem with Firefox though: The firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the rest ...
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KDE splash screen picture size change

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I have made a custom theme, and changed the pic locate in ...
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Inkscape: HiDPI GUI doesn't work on Cinnamon but works on KDE

I can't get Inkscape to use a HiDPI GUI on Cinnamon, but it works fine on KDE. I am using the Inkscape Stable PPA, but I have also tried Inkscape Trunk PPA as well, including the GTK3 trunk version. ...
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How to link .doc files with LibreOffice Writer

I received a .doc file in IceDove, double-clicked it and it asks if I want to save/open it, the only option for opening is caligraauthor. I want to use LibreOffice Writer for these documents, but when ...
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How to install kde 4 on fedora 22

I use fedora 22 KDE spin plazma 5. It have some huge bugs for me. How can I install kde 4 on my system? All resources in google are only about 'how to upgrade kde 4 to kde 5'. I found one recipe from ...
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I can launch an app as 'myuser', and as 'root', but not using 'kdesu'. How do I launch wth 'kdesu'?

I'm running SublimeText editor on Opensuse/64. If I exec it as 'me' $ whoami dop $ sublime_text the app opens like normal, using config in /home/dop/.config/sublime-text-3/ If I change to root ...
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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. The ...
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Specify the format of application temp/backup files in kde

Many text editors will create temporary or backup files with the format ~<filename>. Because of this, folders appear very cluttered with tons of files duplicated in this way ( <original> ...
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KDE: Cannot log in the GUI

I have been using debian 8 with KDE 4.14.2 for 2 month with no such issues. Today I was just surfing the internet, and suddenly internet connection disappeared. Ping 8.8.8.8 worked fine, but ping to ...
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KDE Very slow in Debian

I'm running debian + kde on a 32 Bit, 2GB RAM laptop. My KDE seems to be very slow, and gets hanged every now and then. What are the things that I can do to make reasonably faster? Please let me ...
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Turn off slide effect on kde menu

I have a remote computer via a nomachine connection. I use kde on the remote machine. How to turn off slide effect in KDE menu?
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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Which config-file stores file associations in KDE/Plasma?

With the 15.04 release of Kubuntu, I switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to KDE/Plasma. I did a clean install, while keeping my home directory. Now, libreoffice (mostly Calc) seems to be associated with ...
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How to prevent Apper from removing older kernels when updating (installonly_limit)

Fedora usually keeps 3 kernel versions installed by default, so a kernel update will remove the oldest kernel version installed. However, in some cases it may be necessary to keep all kernels. In ...
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What does 'Disk sleep' in the KDE System Monitor mean?

In the Process Table of the KDE System Monitor utility the CPU% column displays Disk sleep sometimes and it tends to be accompanied by slow performance of the corresponding program. What does it ...
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krita shows critacal error on linux mint: how to solve it?

I install `krita' software into Linux Mint but it shows critical error. Which dependencies should I install on my Linux Mint? I reinstall krita but problem still remain? I follow this procedure sudo ...
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Why does KDE/plasma resize konsole fonts strangely when monitor size changes?

I'm running KDE/plasma on Arch Linux in VirtualBox on a Mac laptop in full-screen mode. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor, the desktop automatically resizes, as it should, and konsole ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, ...
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unable to change kde widget style Oxygen to QtCurve

Recently started using KDE as my desktop environment and and found QtCurve is far more feature reach and customizable then default Oxygen. Problem is when I set QtCurve as widget style from System ...
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Setup krfb so it starts accepting connections

I'm doing my best to configure krfb to start automatically after machine starts, but even if I start it after system boots, it always starts with sharing disabled. Is there any option I can pass on ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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How to reset Kate default color schemes?

I accidentally changed some of Kate's default color schemes. How do I set them back to default? I tried reinstalling (including with the option to remove config files) but it kept my changes.
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...