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Disable KDE 4.7 system sounds

How to disable KDE system sounds? I mean all sounds on startup, on dialog box popup, on error and so on, without turning off the actual media sound. I use KDE 4.7.4
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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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system settings -> shortcuts and gestures

Something is stealing my Ctrl+F7 and Ctrl+F8 shortcuts from eclipse. I checked out the settings panel from the title but could not spot any such bindings over there. So, how do I get to see who is ...
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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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Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian

I installed KDE onto a minimal Debian image using apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop --no-install-recommends but the desktop environment that launches when I run startkde is KDE 4. How can I update ...
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how to make my bash script look 100% like a GUI app (so user never sees terminal)

I created a bash script using kdialog (and it runs on Kubuntu 12.04). The GUI is used for every user interaction (after the first one). However, the script still has to be launched from the terminal ...
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How to install applications from KDE desktop on CentOS

I've just installed CentOS 6.5 in a virtual machine. I know how to install packages with command-line yum but I'm wondering how to do the same from the GUI (KDE). They apparently did not write ...
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KDE How to switch between 4 keyboard layouts?

I have KDE 4.14.2 on Debian 8.1 installed. When I have 3 layouts, switching META+Spacebar works perfectly. The problem begins when I am adding 4th layout, switching works incorrectly: I'm only able ...
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Is there a tool that pastes from clipboard one character at a time?

Is there a tool that pastes from clipboard one character at a time? Something that would simulate a real person typing, like in the movies ;) Of course I am referring to X applications, preferably ...
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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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How do I remove launchers from the KDE panel?

This question I would think would be far easier to answer by means of Googling it as it is so simple, but alas I am left to ask it here. What I would like to do is to remove launchers I no longer have ...
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Open kickoff via shell/script

Is there any (undocumented) way to open the KDE Kickoff menu via dbus or some similar mechanism?
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Can't find automoc4 on Arch Linux

I was trying to build dekorator, but CMake Error at /usr/share/apps/cmake/modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:198 (MESSAGE): Did not find automoc4 (Automoc4Config.cmake, install git://...
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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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No network in slackware

I have just installed Slackware. I am not new to Linux but new to Slackware. I wonder how to install network in it. After the Slackware installation, audio and network were not working. This is ...
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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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Change directory for Kate syntax highlighting files

I'm running Standard Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8.4 and Kate 3.8.4. The Kate text editor's syntax highlighting files are located in: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax If I run kde4-config --...
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No *shutdown* function in KDE

My base system is Gentoo amd64, up to date. Before the upgrade, I have the shutdown button in the KDE menu. But after the upgrade, this button is gone...I think it is because of the permission ...
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In Dolphin file manager Fedora 17, what is the shortcut to create folder?

In Dolphin file manager Fedora 17, what is the shortcut to create the new folder. E.g. Ctrl + Shift + N creates new folder in Windows 7
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Export and import KDE custom shortcuts?

It is possible for the global shortcuts in the dedicated GUI. Is it possible for the custom shortcuts too? A similar option as above is not present in the KDE4 GUI for custom shortcuts. But I ...
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Is there a way to change KDE4 display settings from the command line?

Consider the following setup: My laptop is normally located at my desk connected to power, external keyboard and mouse and an external monitor. Since the laptop's screen is pretty small and my monitor ...
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Different font in Linux Mint KDE affecting Google search and Gmail: why, and how to customize? [closed]

In Linux Mint KDE 17.2 (KDE4) the Google search fonts are different than in other systems. In Linux Mint Xfce 17.2 (that is, the same OS, different DE), it is normal one, that is the one that I ...
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KDE 4.14 on OpenSuse, KDE Thunderbird with “Send as Email attachment”

I am running KDE OpenSuse 13.2 which has KDE 4.14. I could not find any way to configure the "Send as Email Attachment" service menu action to open Thunderbird through any standard configuration GUI. ...
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Load X resources when KDE starts on Linux Mint

I previously was using MATE and XTerm always starts with a black background. I'm not sure why, but when I start XTerm in KDE, I get a white background. This is terrible for me so I want to change this ...
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How do I exit full screen after enabling via the right click context menu of kwin (KDE)?

This is related to my other question: Kate has no window borders, and thus no minimize, maximize, and close buttons In KDE, after right-clickin on any window border, or it's entry in the task manager,...
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KMail extremely slow/frozen when operating on local maildir folder

KMail seemingly freezes when trying to open a message or executing any command on the local email folders (maildir) such as moving or marking of messages. Sometimes the triggered action is executed ...
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Passing arguments to KOrganizer event reminder bash/yad scripts

I am refining a bash/yad script which runs when an event reminder is triggered in KOrganizer. (yad is a drop-in replacement for zenity. It is being actively developed and has many more features and ...
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Selecting icon for tray notifications from Bash scripts (KDE)

Q: How to make Qt KDE tray notification from Bash script ? A: @SO: Activating KDE 4 notifications from bash scripts Q: How to make notifications from scripts running as root ? A: @Unix.SE: Show a ...
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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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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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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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On a KDE4 Debian installation, where does the QtCore library install to?

I have installed every possible package that could have to do with QtCore (I think), but the QtCore library is nowhere to be found. Not in /usr/lib, not in /usr/local/lib, not in usr/include... you ...
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Set network connection for internet access

I have two network adapters: one for my normal LAN and my tethered phone as I don't have regular internet access here yet. When both are plugged in, KDE/Network Manager prefers to route all internet ...
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How to configure the Screen Locker

I'm using KDE 4 and it locks the screen without warning and then it requires password to unlock, I need a warning before locking as the Gnome before locking the screen it set the screen brightness ...
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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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fedora 22 - kde4 - make windows executable a favorite [duplicate]

I recently installed (fedora 22 - workstation - gnome) and then switched to kde4. I then installed wine and then installed a windows executable (e.g. f1.exe). Currently, to invoke f1.exe, I open ...
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Program won't load through KDE icon

So I can load the program through the terminal by running the application as sh /path/to/folder/bin/program but when I'm trying to make a selectable icon through KDE Menu Editor I get the splash ...