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How do I switch to the Oxygen GTK feature in KDE?

I want to try the new oxygen to gtk port for kde 4.6. But I'm not sure how to enable it. I currently use qtcurve for gtk.
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How to change/remove blue panel glow in KDE4.6?

After a system (as well as KDE) update, I got this blue panel glow which appears on hover. I browsed through system settings, panel settings, desktop settings, but couldn't find an option to change/...
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How to use IBus with kde

The KDE install on my PC includes IBus and the Japanese Anthy IME. In the IBus preference, I have enabled the Anthy IME. The IBus daemon is running and there is an IBus icon in the system tray, ...
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How do I associate applications with KDE Activities?

How do I associate applications with KDE Activities? It doesn't seem obvious how it works. Are there any tricks?
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How can I set env variables so that KDE recognizes them?

I need to set some environment variables such as the XDG spec ones, before KDE starts in such a way that kwin and any apps run from KDE will inherit them. Where could I do this, and how?
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Can't get pop down menus to do anything in KDE/QT application GUIs in Ubuntu (Gnome session)

I have a brand new install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64 in an attempt to solve the following problem from my previous 10.04 x86 install, but with the exact same problem persisting. When trying to run Amarok or ...
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Export from KWD (old KWord/KOffice document format) to anything else

I've got 75 documents in KWD format, from my old days using KDE 3.x. I'd like to convert them to ODT or RTF, so I can edit them with Open Office, Abiword or the newer KWord, but I haven't found a good/...
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KDE starting without anything else (no panels, no window manager/decorator)

So, I've installed KDE in Arch Linux using the kde package, as well as phonon-xine from pacman. Maybe it's because I had GNOME before, maybe it's because I did something wrong, but when I log in from ...
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kdialog --getsavefilename target/directory?

When I use kdialog --getsavefilename /path/to/specific/folder/, it opens folder/'s parent directory, not folder/ itself. How do I get it to start where I want it to?
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What is the difference between KDE and GNOME , for embedded development host decision

What are all the differences between the KDE and GNOME projects? This is because, I want to select one (either KDE/GNOME) as my host OS for my embedded development project. I would like to get all ...
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What is the difference between the various tiling modes in KWin, and how do I use them?

There are 3 tiling modes in KDE: spiral, columns and floating. What does each do and how do make them work for me? For example, spiral seems to cut my screen in half then the next half another way. Is ...
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Linux distribution that offers a good KDE experience

I have been a Gnome user for years (8 years), and I'm looking for recommendations and comparisons of Linux distributions that offers good KDE integration/experience. Some details to mention: the ...
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How do I get kopete to hide/ignore status changes?

I'm tired of kopete showing me every time someone goes away, online, it's annoying as it doesn't matter to me. How do I get kopete to hide these messages, or at least not alert me to them.
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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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Broadcast to all users in friends list with kopete?

in kopete you can right click a group and send a message to the group. It also seems there's a hidden toplevel group that you can move users to. Is it possible to send a message to this toplevel group ...
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Keyboard macros for X and/or KDE

I'm looking for a utility to record and playback keyboard macros in X applications (KDE specifically). I've tried xmacrorec and xmacroplay, but after running them, my mouse and keyboard does not ...
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messed up bottom panel - Fedora 14 KDE

I just started using Fedora 14 KDE (installed it yesterday). I'm coming from Windows, and the bottom "panel" was very convenient in its similarity to the Windows taskbar. Unfortunately, I clicked an ...
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Expand KDE activities concept to the shell

Sometimes, I use KDE, and one of the things that I like the most in KDE 4 is the activity concept. At work, it is very useful because I often work on several different projects during one day. ...
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KDE toolbar background messed up

At one day (it has been for a while now) the background of KDE main toolbar started looking really strange: screenshot (it looks to me as the alpha channel of the background image is missing). ...
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How do I make KDE open mail links to a webmail client in a browser?

I use webmail,specifically gmail. How do I make it so that when I click a mailto: link it opens gmail, in a browser (chromium) with the email address, in KDE? bonus points for listing other browsers ...
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Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
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How do I fix Global Shortcuts when they stop working in KDE?

I recently had Global Shortcuts stop working in KDE 4. I asked around on forums and chat rooms for solutions. Some people mentioned kded. I tried reinstalling. After about a week I upgraded all my ...
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using sudo on GUI applications

When I was using kubuntu, I could always open X applications with sudo, sudo kate for example. Now that I've switched to arch that doesn't work. I know I've always been told to use kdesu, but what ...
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is there a way to find out exactly how kubuntu sets up KDE so I can just duplicate that?

I usually use kubuntu, but I had to install a custom kernel on my laptop and it's a lot easier with arch. The problem is that kde looks terrible in arch, especially the GTK applications. I know there ...
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KDE custom global shortcuts

How can I set a global shortcut in KDE (4.4) to run a bash script?
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Where and how do I create new system-wide menu items for CentOS/RH 5?

I have some CentOS 5.5 systems. I have installed the rdesktop rpm, however no entry appears to be made in the gnome or kde menus for it. Where is the menu structure in the filesystem? Is it one ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Easy way to use hardware mixing?

My sound card supports hardware mixing. What's the easiest way to use this feature (rather than on an app-by-app basis, hopefully)?
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How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

Does anyone have an idea why when I insert a CD/DVD/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? In my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...
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Manage Windows in different ways on different workspaces/activites in KDE 4.5 possible?

I'm just wondering if it's possible to on one workspace (or maybe activity) to use Tiling, and use normal management on another, maybe change some grouping settings on another.
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How to change background color of side pane of Kate and Kile?

I am trying to customize the color scheme of Kile/Kate. I could do it, except I could not find any way to change the color of the side pane such as files, etc. I prefer dark background, and having ...
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Screen doesn't always shut off on its own

It seems like when I have certain web pages focused, my screensaver will kick in, but the screen won't turn itself off. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be? Is there a way to disable whatever ...
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CLI interace to KDE's notifier

I think KDE's notifier is pretty sweet. I was thinking... how useful might it be if my system logs were also sent there, so they would pop so I could see them. I think the first step of this is to ...
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What does LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 actually do?

KDE SC 4.5.0 has some problems with some video cards including mine. Upon Release Arch recommended several workarounds. One of which was export "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1" before starting KDE I ...
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linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...
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What encoding does my Konsole support?

How can I check what encoding (ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 etc) my Terminal uses? It shouldn't matter, but I am using Konsole on KDE3.5.
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How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?

I would like to associate the Start menu with the Windows key on the keyboard?
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Is is possible to use KDE as well as Gnome on a machine?

Is it possible to install KDE and Gnome on your machine (using Fedora) in such a way that when you boot, you can specify whether you want to use KDE or Gnome. Even better would be if you can switch ...
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How do I prevent gnome to mount my usb device when I'm using KDE?

in KDE, when I plug a USB storage device, I see a nautilus window automatically open, and I'm obliged to use nautilus if I want to umount it properly Dolphin gives the following error: org....
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How do I see more of the command line with the KDE System Guard Process Table

I often have several java programs running and I can't tell which one needs to be killed. The command section of the process table only shows java, but doesn't tell me which jar or class files it is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in KDE 4.5.0

My printscreen button doesn't work (it doesn't launch ksnapshot, but xev registers it's events just fine). Does anyone have any idea how to fix it? Old workarounds don't seem to be working. update ~/...
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Enable kwebkitpart in Konqueror

In KDE SC 4.5.0 it's possible to use a WebKit part for rendering in Konqueror. I don't think it's on by default (I could be wrong) and I believe I've installed all the requirements for it... How do I ...
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What IDE do you use for Mono development on KDE?

Currently I don't have a Linux installation with a GUI. All are running text mode. When I do, I usually use KDE. On Windows I am a .NET developer and I haven't done any Mono development, yet. I heard ...
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Install a GUI (KDE) on a centos 5.3

I'm trying to install KDE on a vps of centos 5.3. These are the steps: yum install kdepim yum install vnc vnc-server x11-xorg vncserver vncserver -kill :1 vim ~/.vnc/xstartup #(replaced the last ...