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KDE desktop strange appearance

I installed Arch Linux with XFCE 4.10 on my old PC with Intel 3.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE with nouveau driver and everything is running fine. I recently installed KDE ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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If I open the same file twice in Okular, switch to the existing window

I have always been confused why the file manager in Linux cannot stop applications from opening a single file twice at the same time? Specifically, I want to stop the PDF file reader Okular from ...
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GConf equivalent for KDE

GNOME and many window managers such as the Awesome WM use the GSettings settings database, with Dconf as the backend. What is the equivalent of this for KDE? Also, we can edit GSettiings with the ...
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Outputting sound from different monitors to different audio devices

I have got my computer set up in my living room on a desk with the TV 1 metre away. I want to be able to use my TV to watch videos from my computer. I am using Chakra Linux, I use the NVIDIA binary ...
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Can't open default desktop settings in mint kde

I was in the default desktop settings, just playing around, and I made it so that when I right click on the desktop an activities menu opens up. How do I change this?
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KDE apps look ugly over ssh

I am on a Kubuntu machine and sometimes reach another Xubuntu machine over ssh, and launch some KDE apps from there, these apps look really weird while the GTK apps look normal. Here are some ...
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Linux Mint Kde boots to Xsession fail

I've been trying to figure out this error I have. Its a fresh install of linux mint 15 kde. During the process of installing graphics drivers, steam, and a few other things I get this error at some ...
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Include replies in the Inbox in Kmail

Is there a way to include my own replies to threads, as gmail does it?
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Kate replaces alignment spaces by tabs

When indenting a block of code in Kate (3.11.2), spaces used for alignment are replaced by tabs, ruining all alignments and putting me in the hell of restoring all these spaces. Example: if (true) { ...
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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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Default printer in KDE 4 printer dialogs

How can I configure CUPS and/or KDE so that my printer is the default when I hit print in any KDE application (as opposed to the PDF printer)? It is set as default in CUPS, but that seems to have no ...
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Launching applications from a terminal with specific window size and location

I am running Linux Mint 13, with a KDE 4 desktop manager. I would like to launch applications from a terminal (konsole in my specific case) and setting the exact size of the window and the location of ...
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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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I can't find a way to change the default browser to icedtea webstart

My OS is OpenSuse 64 bit and I run a java webapp, .jnlp. Everytime I click on a link on that app it opens a Firefox browser, yet I would like to change this to Google Chrome, but am unable to find ...
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Fedora 19 using KDE - Phonon cannot switch to hdmi audio device 7

I have an issue with HDMI sound. I recently upgraded to Fedora 19 (clean install) but this issue exsists on F18 too. I have Intel DQ67SW motherboard with integrated audio/video and ASUS-NVidia GT220 ...
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Enhancing Dolphin location bar

I am using Dolphin 4.11.1. Right now its location bar looks like this: Can I somehow enable a "path trail" feature which is on in gnome nautilus by default? For example, if I move to the home ...
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How to make fonts look similar to windows on Slackware 14 with KDE? [closed]

I am having a hard time reading anything. I've had to increase the text size to in same amounts that take up most of my 23 inch monitor... So far I've done some of the things suggested on ...
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How can I block select in Konsole?

In terminal emulators like GNOME terminal, I can hold the control key and use my mouse to select a block of text. Doing the same in Konsole has no effect -- the mouse simply selects one character ...
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How can I set mouse sensitivity, not just mouse acceleration?

I can't find a single desktop environment that supports setting both mouse acceleration AND mouse sensitivity. I don't want any mouse acceleration, but I want to increase the speed of my mouse. That ...
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Get application to show up in start search on openSUSE

I just switched my development environment to openSUSE so I can get more experience with Linux systems. I'm attempting to replicate the 'spotlight' feature on Mac OSX. I've edited the application ...
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shell script to return the kde desktop name

I've defined the names of my KDE desktops to those of my workstation and the local compute servers. I want to find a way such that when I open a shell in the particular named desktop, it will open the ...
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Dereference copy with KDE Dolphin

From the cli I can dereference copy a symbolic link with cp -L. Is it possible to do this with the KDE Dolphin file manager?
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Battery monitor always at 100%

I have Linux Mint 15 KDE and my battery monitor always shows full energy, even when it's about to be exhausted. Any ideas why is this happening? acpi output: Battery 0: Discharging, 0%, 02:27:21 ...
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How to get larger thumbnails in dolphin

How can I increase the maximal size (when enlarging them with Ctrl +) and resolution of thumbnails in dolphin? If not, is there any other file manager which supports larger thumbnails than dolphin to ...
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How do I add other language in a Debian system?

I want to add another language in Debian. I have done dpkg-reconfigure locales locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX ru_RU.utf8 but I don't have any result. root@ai:/home/volkov# locale ...
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How to disconnect a remote volume in dolphin

I understand how I can mount a distant volume in Dolphin, through the Network place and the Add Network Folder command, but how can I disconnect from such a remote file system? I want to ensure a ...
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Ideas how to get my usb audio interface to work with Linux?

PulseAudio does not appear to recognize the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface. The 2i2, however, is properly recognized and it works as expected. I can't seem to get the 6i6 to work on the ...
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start up Java GUI app on start up after login Linux mint

I want to start Java GUI app on start up. Java app is server and is GUI and I want to start GUI on start up after login how to do this? Any ideas?
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Has the launcher security issue in KDE and Gnome been fixed?

One of the first things I heard about Linux is that it doesn't get any kind of malware. Now, I see it can get malware through WINE and e-mail (although I don't even open attachments or follow links ...
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Adding KDE to Ubuntu

I seem to have installed KDE on Ubuntu 13.04 desktop, by issuing sudo apt-get install kompare. The reason was rather esoteric – I wanted to use the Kompare utility, that's all. My Ubuntu is ...
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Can't Log into Fedora 19 after force shutdown

I was exploring my new fedora 19 after a crash in KDE (I don't know what I just did). I couldn't shutdown my laptop either with the graphical method or the terminal way (because the terminal refused ...
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KDE clipboard - dictionary integration

I'd like to know if there is a way to integrate a dictionary with KDE's clipboard tool (Klipper). I noticed that you can "Enable clipboard actions" which allows it to do stuff like detect URL's and ...
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How to replicate a currently installed Linux system as an installation CD?

I have an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 which I have customized to be just the way I want it (default applications, user accounts, desktop environment settings, ...). Now, I want to be able to ...
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What's the difference between shells and xshells?

In the KDE menu in Knoppix live CD I saw there is a submenu somewhere with the title 'shells' and another with the title 'xshells'. So seemed to me they are two seperate family of shells. What is ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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Update kde to newest version

My OS is debian squeeze and I installed kde as graphical interface. My current kde version is 4.4.5. But I want to update it to the newest version (4.10.5). How to do it? (I am a newbie).
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Application displaying latest blog posts on desktop

Is there an application for Linux which is able to put rss feed directly on desktop? I've seen lots of standalone programs, but I'd like to have a window in the corner of my desktop always showing ...
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Set a different input method for each app window

Is there a way in KDE to set a different input method for each app window? For example, for coding I use one input method (english), but at the same time I chat in Skype window using my native ...
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What are the minimal KDialog dependencies (packages) for a Gnome 2 desktop system?

I want to run a KDialog application under Gnome on Linux Mint 9 on a low powered netbook. I know I'll need to install some KDE packages. I want to install the fewest packages possible — just ...
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Black screen TTYs1-6 (KDE)

Since I installed KDE and removed Gnome, when I switch to any TTY1-6 I got a black screen. Switching back to TTY7 works fine. I don't know why is this happening, but I guess that some needed package ...
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Korganizer can't store new items

I have a Kubuntu recent installation (13.04, raring) and all was well until three days ago, when out of the blue, Korganizer stopped storing new items that I was entering in it. When I try to enter a ...
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How to load Facebook chat history in KDE Telepathy?

I've started using IM client for lower bandwidth usage - no images and other stuff. However, a lot of people writing me refers to context written in older posts. Therefore I've got to go to ...
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Wrong language setting in Arch KDE

I've installed KDE on Arch Linux, everything is ok, except the language, infact after that I've installed italian language and setted that as preferred, the texts of tabs, settings and so on is mixed ...
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How to enable a GUI for root automatically when switching to root (KDE)?

When I want to use a GUI application as root, first I need to run xhost + as the normal user and then switch to root. Otherwise, the application won't run. This happens only in KDE, in Gnome I hadn't ...
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Is there a way to disable a plasmoid toolbox that pops up while mouse is over the widget/plasmoid?

When you hover any plasmoid, a vertical toolbox appears to the left. The toolbox contains the resize, refresh, settings and remove buttons. Is there a way to remove this small panel appearing on every ...
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How to pipe diff into Kompare?

I want to quickly compare files in two different directories to see if the files are the same (same content). I want to see the results in Kompare (I'm on KDE - Kubuntu 12.04). Here's my diff ...
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Samsung Series 7 Laptop is Running Slow, Fedora 18

So I have a brand new Samsung laptop and recently did away with Windows! I installed Fedora 18 and all was good for a while. Recently EVERYTHING is slow as can be, Internet downloads you name it ...
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How to use kdialog progressbar from a Bash script when the bar was initialized in another script?

Here is an example of how to use the kdialog progressbar. It works. dbusRef=`kdialog --progressbar "Press Cancel at Any time" 10` qdbus $dbusRef showCancelButton true until test "true" = `qdbus ...
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SFTP over reverse SSH tunnel?

I want to SFTP to a remote computer that is behind NAT. I can't modify the NAT router, so I have set up a reverse SSH tunnel using a middleman server. Here's what my SSH tunnel looks like: ...