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Which ecosystem have more active developers - kde or gnome?

and how to estimate these numbers (i.e. which metrics to calculate on which source code repositories)? Here is the list of KDE-applications repositories to count KDE developers: ...
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Add application icons to Plasma 5 panel?

In KDE4 there was an option to add to panel by right clicking an application icon, like so In Plasma 5 there's only an option to add to favorites
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Shutdown script doesn't execute in KDE

I'm running KDE 4.14.11 on a Fedora 21 machine. I used KDE's GUI-based setting under "Startup and Shutdown" to setup a script to execute every time I shutdown: The script, hello.sh, looks like ...
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Black screen when logging into desktop

On Kubuntu 15.10 I receive a black screen when logging in via the Display Manager. I can use Ctrl-Alt-F6 to log into a text console and see my files, but even in that environment when I type startx ...
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KDE - Debian 8.2 - Problem with dual display setup, 1920x1080 & 1440x900 (GTX 960)

I've installed Debian 8.2 with KDE. My GPU is GeForce GTX 960, so I've installed NVIDIA proprietary drivers (from their server), version 352.55. My setup contains two displays - main (1920x1080) and ...
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Why is KDE redirecting back to login page after initial load?

I am running a new install of Debian Jessie and just tried to install KDE and when I login choosing plasma as my desktop environment it goes to a plasma splash screen for a few seconds then goes right ...
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apt-get install python-minimal:armhf removed KDE; what now?

Environment: Debian 8.0 (Jessie), x64, KDE desktop, with armhf architecture added for cross-compilation to BeagleBone. While building Boost 1.55, I needed the python package. Makes sense, as Boost ...
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How can I open all urls in my browser with xdg-open?

xdg-open opens normal web pages in Firefox, such as xdg-open http://google.com. However, images do not. For example, xdg-open https://i.imgur.com/JfKwovX.jpg opens the image in Gwenview. I tried ...
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KDE disable sounds of desktops not being viewed

I am using Manjaro KDE desktop. I have 4 different desktop environments. I want to be able to stream a different video to each one and be able to flip through them at will. I have successfully done ...
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Should wait for next mint release for KDE plasma 5?

I tried to find many way to install KDE plasma 5 on linux mint 17. but KDE 5 wasn't compatible on linux mint 17. so should i wait for next linux mint release (mint 18) for KDE 5 ?
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Which QT/KDE theme is this?

I am on mate and run only couple of programs from QT/KDE. One of them is qbittorrent I saw that the theme changed and became better but clueless which theme it is and due to which package upgrade ...
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Klipper: how to paste current clipboard contents as plain text with a single shortcut action?

I want to be able to copy rich text with CTRL-C, then paste it as plain text with a short cut key (such as CTRL-SHIFT-V or whatever). I'm running KDE and I use Klipper. It seems like there should be ...
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Not able to install Plasma 5.4 on Linux mint

I'm trying to install KDE Plasma-5.4 on Linuxmint 17.2. But I'm not able to install that. I've tries to install Plasma 5.4 using these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable sudo ...
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Make the mouse cursor on text areas narrower in Gnome and KDE

E.g. the select text cursors in all distributions and desktop environments I have tried are unusable. I need 1 pixel width and not 3 or more pixel width like it's currently on all DE including ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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Changing hostname disturbs the system and DE's like KDE, Gnome, etc… What can I do to allow it anyway?

Long time ago I started to develop some kind of stealthmode-demon in c++. Part of this is to be only run as root and another part of it is, to change the hostname to a randomn generated one. I ...
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Hide hard drive in gnome-disk-utility

I have installed the gnome-disk-utility which I'll be using to format USB sticks and SD Cards. But it also shows both of my hard drives, which I don't want to be formatted. Since I'm dealing with ...
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How can I swap Alt/Compose *and* assign the (physical) Alt key as Compose on a Macboook Pro?

I've just installed Debian testing (stretch) with KDE 4.15 onto a Macbook Pro 15". I want to assign the Compose key to the left alt/option key, and use the command key as alt. I can easily do either ...
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Kate Editor - insert document properties such as file name into text

I would like to insert the file name and other document properties into the text of the document automatically in Kate. Is there a code that will do this? I'm thinking about something like the ...
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How to fix x2go desktop that does not resize contents to fit in remote desktop window size

I transferred the KDE settings (ie contents of .kde) folder from an existing KDE to a new installed computer. Normally when I connect to a remote x2go, the windows are resizable, ie adjusting the ...
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Automounting vfat usb drive

I use debian 8 with kde-full package, everything is up-to-date. I have 4 usb flash drives: all of them are formatted in Windows OS. But only Sandisk "14.9 GiB Removable Media" is automounted ...
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How to solve the problem of ntp “Unable to contact time server” from KDE?

I want to set date and time automatically but this error appears when I try to .. I'm using openSUSE, I tried different servers but it didn't work either, help please! It doesn't seem to be a ...
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KDE graphics broken in OpenSuse 13.2

KDE graphics broken when open menus of native apps (dolphin, terminal, right button menu...) OpenSuse 13.2 Utils info: OpenSuse 13.2, 8GB memory, i7 Intel echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ...
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LibreOffice crash my KDE 5.9

Every time I open any of the program from LibreOffice Suite, it makes my KDE crash. I see the interface going away (closing all my opened programs) and being replaced by the default black background ...
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Service org.kde.ksmserver does not exist

I'm running a box that has an old version of KDE (3.5.7). I was looking at restarting the KDE session from the command line and reading online I found the following solution using qdbus: qdbus ...
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How to get KDE touchpad settings back

I'm on a Debian testing, and one of my recent upgrades must have made me lose my touchpad settings in KDE. I used to have a "Touchpad" tab in the "Input devices" section of the system settings, but I ...
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Open program from panel icon into a specific monitor in KDE

I'm running KDE on OpenSUSE 13.2 with three monitors. I primarily use the far right monitor for music, Youtube, baseball games, and other stuff that are just meant to be background noise. On the panel ...
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Cannot start KDE in Fedora 22

I cannot load KDE, XFCE or any desktop environment other than GNOME in my Fedora 22 system. Every time I try startkde I get $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to X server. Tried all the solutions ...
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Show uGet downloader window with click on tray-icon or shortcut

I like uGet multi-thread downloader in Linux. I use it with Flashgot addon in Firefox. But I miss the following feature: when it is minimized to tray, the only way I can make it visible is by right ...
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How can I create a menu entry for Backbox Tools in KDE Plasma 5

I've recently installed backbox-tools following the instructions here. Once done, I installed backbox-menu as well to implement the xfce menu. I see that the .desktop entries are created in: ...
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How to switch from one workspace to the other in Linux Mint/Ubuntu (KWin)?

I tried modifying global keyboard shotcuts (Kwin): go to Desktop X, go to Desktop right/left. When I try the keys nothing happens. Maybe there's a visually application to do that? (create new ...
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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 ...