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How to manage multiple panel layouts for different display setups in KDE?

I use my laptop in 3 display setups: laptop only laptop + monitor laptop + projector For each one I use different screen setup and panel layout. It's quite boring to modify layout after each ...
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Configure third button of a 3M Ergonomic Mouse

I've just bought a 3M Ergonomic Mouse, model EM500GPL, and for pointer movement and left/right click it works fine. But I'd like to know if it's possible to configure the third button to behave the ...
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How to show time away from computer?

I was wondering how to measure the time elapsed after, say, screensaver starts and then show that time on a freedesktop notification when back.
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How to recover a failed KDE4 desktop without deleting the entire ~/.kde4 directory?

This is a tale of two 64-bit Mageia 5 GNU/Linux systems equipped with 6xx/7xx nVidia video cards. Each is configured with a KDE4 desktop (task-kde4-minimal-4.14.3-2.mga5), and use a proprietary ...
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Change default position of Dialog Windows KDE 4.10

I have KDE 4.10 running on my system, today when configure to work with two monitors top/bottom i get the surprise that modal dialogs show in the middle of two monitors, example the Intellij's Search ...
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How to restore kde plasma desktop

I was tried chrome remote desktop app with a friend. He has a Mac. By mistake he clicked cmd + s, I do not know if that is super + s combination, the thing is it killed all my kde plasma widgets. Is ...
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Experiencing problems with KDE after an upgrade

After an upgrade of KDE I am experiencing problems. A lot of problems. "Konsole" doesn't starts at all! (I have to switch to a console with ctrl+alt+Fx login with username, export DISPLAY=:0 and ...
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Is it necessary to use quotes in KDE4 ServiceMenus?

In the Exec= line of a service menu in kde4, I normally use: Exec=command %f So I wonder, if it's necessary to quote the %f, not sure how KDE4 parses the menu file, i.e Exec=command "%f"
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Torify in KDE on 12.04 - all connections through tor

http://freemarketlinux.com/2012/10/16/torify-your-ubuntu-linux-12-0412-10-operating-system/ There is no such option in my KDE4 settings. I squeezed google and the software center for missing packages ...
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programmatically alter kde file associations

Problem: In kde I want to remove a particular file association from every file type Details: I wanted to try out clamTk as a companion to clamAv. It didn't suit my needs so I uninstalled the ...
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Setting icon theme for Qt based apps in non kde environment

How could I set icon theme for Qt based apps in a non-kde environment? In KDE I could specify a different one, otherwise it would go for the default gnome theme.
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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Synchronize KDE4 Hotkeys

how can I synchronize my personally defined KDE4 Hotkeys between different computers? I would like to check in a file in git, as I do it with .bashrc and other configuration files. I found .kde/share/...
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Get rid of this button in KDE4?

Looks like mandatory, I run plasma-desktop, there's always a button on the right corner, is there anyway to remove that? It wasn't an removable "widget"
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Using KDE starter to start application via ssh

I would like to start VirtualBox on my server using the command ssh -X server virtualbox. This works well from a shell and asks for a login password as intended. I tried to create a KDE 4 "application ...
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How can root lock KDE sessions of all the other users

Every evening cron hibernates my PC for the night. Now, since there is a chance that I won't be the person turning the computer on next morning, I would like to make sure that all the active ...
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How to See a Keyboard Layout Preview in KDE4?

I am using multiple variants of the same keyboard layout and I need to see the differences on the screen from time to time. Can I have a Keyboard Layout Preview in KDE4 (Mint)? I know this is ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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In KDE, how to enforce window rules on already open windows?

I can set window rules for specific applications and match on process name, window title, window class and more properties. I want to enforce the rule to a window name of a website opened in chrome. ...
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When I use left window key + e in konsole it prins 'se'

I was trying to change my keyboard layout and when I tried it in the konsole, I saw that konsole interprets it rather oddly. Win + E executes some hostnames and prints "se" on the prompt. With other ...
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“Screen Energy Saving” (in KDE) - how to trigger command when entering and exiting such mode?

I have two commands: one I'd like to execute when computer enters "Screen Energy Saving" mode, another when it exists this state. How to trigger those commands depending on "Screen Energy Saving" ?...
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Setting environment variables at runtime in KDE4

Is it possible to set an environment variable at runtime, affecting all the programs started from the DE after that point (Desktop Environment, in my case KDE4) (without rebooting)? I know it it ...
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Adding separator on top level service menu

I have a top level service menu, now I want to add a separator before this menu, Here's my current service menu header: [Desktop Entry] Type=Service Actions=A;_SEPARATOR_;B;C; X-KDE-Priority=...
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Horizontal Workspaces in KDE SC 4.14

My College updated from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7, and with it came KDE. I want to have 2 rows and 2 columns for the workspaces, but I can't seem to find the setting. The only option in the tweak tool is to ...
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Can't start KDE with 'startkde'

I'm trying to start KDE4 with command 'DISPLAY=":0" startkde' from tty1 with X running in tty7. It only starts when there is something in X running (urxvt). When there is no urxvt, KDE does not start ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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KDM Login Problem On LFS

I recently made an LFS 7.8 I've installed lxdm , sddm and kde workspace.However, when I try t login via KDM, I get some errors- Logging in as root shows "Login failed" Logging in as user lfs(...
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How to make GTK application use the theme options configured in the GNOME Tweak Tool (and not the KDE's GTK configuration) when I'm under GNOME?

I'm using openSUSE 13.1 initially installed as a KDE4 Desktop environment (it's the default corporate install at my work). Now I would like to use the GNOME desktop. So, I installed GNOME 3.10 with ...