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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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Why does Linux Mint 17.2 (Ubuntu 14.04 based) - KDE occasionally fails to autostart programs?

As the title says. I have several apps in my autostart (KDE environemnt). Most times they boot, other times just a few of them (the minor part). How can I diagnose the reason behind this issue? ...
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How to fix graphical issues with Qt applications? (dolphin:14635): Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed: error 28 (No space left on device)

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04) and all my QT-based applications have been ugly after an upgrade (text is scrambled, menu content disappear, cf. screenshot below). Environment $ ...
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kwin: key binding to move a client to a different desktop

How does one go about adding a Kwin shortcut that reassigns a client to a different desktop? KDE is set up for nine desktops with keyboard shortcuts for Kwin for navigating between them using ...
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KDE - Problem with dark themes

Hello there Linux super users, I have a slight problem with my KDE Plasma 5.4 setup running on Kubuntu 15.10. Whenever I select a dark theme (in this case: KArc, the problem is the same for ...
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Opening AUP (Audacity project) file with winebrowser causes severe system instability

System: Kubuntu 14.04 LTS I was just moving stuff from an old backup of mine from my PC to an external drive. I have multiple AUP files (along with the rest of the typical Audacity project file ...
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Fedora 23, how avoid ctrl+shift layout switch with another ctrl+shift hotkeys?

If I try to select words in a text editor with Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right, or try to copy text from a terminal with Ctrl+Shift+c, it doesn't work. How can I fix this? I use KDE.
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KDE Plasma: How do I pass keys like (Ctrl-F9) to specific applications

I know I can globally disable Ctrl-F9 in Kwin, but I want to keep this functionality, still pass Ctrl-F9 etc to some specific applications (like IntelliJ idea). How do I specify that when those ...
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How to separate Chrome App windows in KDE Plasma 5?

I want to separate icons in a task bar for different Chrome Apps - no grouping as similar for Chrome, Music App, etc. Also I want to switch between open windows per application (Alt + ` by default) - ...
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No audio through either soundbar or desktop on Debian

I'm using a Debian stable box with a Dell monitor and the Dell AX510 "stereo soundbar". The "soundbar" has a large frontal speaker as well as two headphone jacks on the left. While the hardware ...
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KDE with plasma 5 doesn't automount the partitions anymore on Ubuntu

Until recently, kde was autommounting all my partitions after I was logging in. But, after an upgrade (a few months ago), this stopped happening and now I use krusader to manually mount the patitions ...
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Move window to activity from shell in Plasma 5

I am trying to set a window's activity from a terminal or script. I know you can assign all these attributes from the System Settings, but I need to do it from a script. I know you can set the display ...
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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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Choppy media playback

I experience choppy media playback just like when one hits an old CD player while it's playing back a CD. The audio skips back maybe about 200-500ms. The frequency in where this behavior occurs is ...