KDE is a full featured desktop environment and collection of software for communication, work, education and entertainment.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

7
votes
1answer
643 views

Use M-C, M-V, M-A for Copy, Paste, Select All

I am using Kubuntu Linux 12.04 on a Macbook Pro, and I am seeking the ability to use the Command/Meta key for common shortcuts such as copy, paste, and select all. Attempted solutions: Remap Copy, ...
2
votes
1answer
490 views

Mouse drifts when dragging in Linux Mint KDE on VMWare Fusion

I'm using VMware Fusion with Linux Mint KDE (I think v13). The mouse works fine except for when I'm dragging something (e.g. resize or move a window). When I do that the mouse moves. Sort of like I ...
0
votes
1answer
225 views

Fedora 17 service menus actions menus don't work

I'm using Fedora 17. Back when I was using Fedora 8, I would go into /home/el/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus and make my whatever.desktop file and it would show up in the actions menu. But ...
3
votes
1answer
704 views

How can I install a new keyboard layout in KDE 4?

I have a custom X11 keyboard layout that I can use with setxkbmap. But after some searching I've found that apparently just having the XKB layout file isn't enough to set it as a new keyboard layout ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

how to open a knote file on knote

I was wondering if there is any way to open a knote file within knote. There is a knote save option but I am not sure how to open one. Any ideas? Any other program that could open .ics files?
1
vote
0answers
270 views

KDE Startup Applications over xrdp

I have Google Chrome installed on my machine. The new chrome runs in the background (for addons like google chat) and has an entry in the KDE startup apps. The trouble I am facing is that when I log ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Keyboard-only captioning in digikam

In digikam 2.5.0, is it possible to caption a series of photos using only the keyboard? If yes, how?
0
votes
2answers
173 views

Problem updating to KDE 4.9.1

I wrote this on the terminal: sudo yum -y update [sudo] password for brallan: Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Resolving Dependencies --> Running ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

Desktop switching in KDE when I start an application in another acitivity

I have an application which is forced upon start to Desktop 2 and acitivity B. If I am currently in desktop 1 of activity A and start this program, it opens in the right place, but my active desktop ...
1
vote
1answer
607 views

Is it possible to make KDE 4 look like Win98?

I found settings which make windows look like in Win98, but cannot change taskbar colors and sizes. Default colors are breaking my eyes. Please, write instructions how to change taskbar and other ...
8
votes
1answer
9k views

How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
1
vote
1answer
158 views

Synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data

Is there a way to synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data?
0
votes
3answers
5k views

Can we switch desktop ( GNOME, KDE, etc ) within linux?

I started using linux mint 13 mate yesterday. Although the words from their site is promising, I found it lack some ways for configuration. For example, I want to enlarge the scroll bar so that I can ...
3
votes
1answer
827 views

Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Mounting ISO in Linux/KDE

Is there a graphical, preferably integrated with Dolphin, utility for mounting ISO images?
0
votes
0answers
219 views

Downloading and installing KDE libraries on Kubuntu 12.04

I want to start writing some simple plasmoids. However I am unable to use K-objects in QtCreator or KDevelop. I likely do not have the required libraries / SDK. How do I install it, or if I already ...
2
votes
3answers
423 views

Start Akregator in system tray

I have added Akregator to the list of startup applications, but it opens up window every time I boot into my system. Is there a way to make it not open the window and start silently in the system ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Apply folder settings globally in KDE4

Im running opensuse 12.1 with KDE 4.8.4. I've made settings changes to the Konquerer shell in a specific folder (e.g. changed my view from compact to details). How do I persist these settings that I ...
2
votes
0answers
154 views

How to emulate a KWin effect by command line?

I would like to apply the Toogle Invert Effect when I start my system. So, I need to know how to call this KWin effect using the terminal. OBS.: I'd tried xte "keydown Meta_L" "key i" "keyup ...
2
votes
0answers
218 views

How to fix flash fullscreen from appearing on the side of the screen

My situation is similar to the one described in How can I make flash fullscreen on an external display. I also have a laptop extended with a larger screen. Aside from KDE wildly resetting the screens ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to install KDE on Debian 6?

I have GNOME 2.30.2 that came with my default Debian installation. I have the following Debian installation: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 (squeeze) Release: ...
2
votes
2answers
156 views

How to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17?

I would like to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories, I have version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I update my ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Kde: how to bind permanently an application to a desktop/activity?

Im pretty new to Kde 4.8 and i can not figure out how to get this behaviour that i used to have in Gnome: Desktop 1: developer/misc (browser, editor/ide, diff, etc..) Desktop 2: virtual machines ...
4
votes
0answers
98 views

X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
3
votes
1answer
420 views

How can I make Debian with KDE louder?

I am running KDE in Debian Testing and I just noticed that the system is really quiet. This is my office laptop, so to be honest I turned the sound on for the first time since I got it 2 years ago. ...
2
votes
1answer
310 views

How to fix up fonts displaying only in bold or italic after copying Windows/Fonts?

In order to fix up the broken display of some Word (Windows) files in LibreOffice, I copied over the entire /windows/Fonts path to file:// (using dolphin via kdesu). The file displays better, but now ...
2
votes
0answers
747 views

SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

How do I keep KDE from asking new users for a password when I use /etc/skel to set up their enviroment?

I made this nice custom KDE setup on Arch Linux with customised settings like desktop background, panel settings, kwin settings, etc. I heard that if you copy all the hidden files from your ...
2
votes
6answers
5k views

Which Linux distro has a first-class KDE desktop experience and is stable and simple?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 currently and I love it for: It just works for all hardware Wide selection of packaged applications that are configured by dpkg scripts Painless configuration for what matters ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/or ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

KDE causes “READ FPDMA QUEUED” Error

Here is the situation. My UPS battery has recently died, and I've not replaced it yet. Today someone came over to do electrical work on the home, which involved shutting down the circuit breaker on ...
7
votes
3answers
777 views

Why does my desktop lock up when I copy lots of files to a USB drive?

My desktop is usually very responsive, even under heavy load. But when I copy files to a USB drive, it always locks up after some time. By "lock up", I mean: Moving focus from one window to another ...
1
vote
2answers
296 views

How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?

At work, I would like to use KDE's dolphin as a file manager. However, our home directories reside on an AFS share [1]. When starting dolphin, it becomes unresponsive for dozens of minutes. stracing ...
2
votes
1answer
209 views

KDE Kubuntu System Monitor ProcessTable.sgrd and SystemLoad2.sgrd malformed XML

When trying to open the System Monitor, I received an error saying that the files ProcessTable.sgrd and SystemLoad2.sgrd contain malformed XML. The resource graphs no longer appeared after the ...
2
votes
0answers
525 views

kio sftp does not work but fish works

If I try to initiate an sftp connection from dolphin (or konquerer), it tells me the password is wrong and asks me for the correct password. Incorrect username or password Do you want to retry? ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

Does it possible in Krusader add custom icon and custom command to execution?

I am newbie for Krusader, always work with Total Commander. So is possible to add like in Total Commander custom icons and command to execution in Krusader? I would like configure something like my ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

KDE windows maximize automatically?

There is a similar question on Askubuntu. One solution was Maximus, however it doesn't work on KDE, only on Gnome family DEs (Gnome Shell, Unity, Cinnamon). KDE settings are rich, but i didn't find ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Disable KDE 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
1
vote
1answer
681 views

Resize window to half screen width in KDE 3.5

I am using a legacy version of Red Hat that uses KDE 3.5.4. I do not have the ability to install additional software. I have become rather addicted to the modern windowing feature of snapping to ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

How to configure a shortcut to open a window accessed by right click on the systray icon?

The application I am referring to is Turpial and it is a Twitter client. The problem is to open the window I need to send twits, I have to right click on a systray icon and select an option. In the ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

How to change the default program for a specific file extension system-wise in kde or xfce?

I'd like to have certain file extensions to be opened with some specific programs. What are the files the edit ? I have found in /usr/share/appplications/default.list but it doesn't work.
1
vote
1answer
516 views

How can I set Dolphin to be the default file manager in KDE?

After one of the recent upgrades of my Debian Testing the default file manager in KDE switched from Dolphin to Konqueror for some reason. How can I switch it back?
4
votes
1answer
446 views

KTorrent: Moving data in a shell script

I'm trying to make a script for my magic folder that will move files to a seeding directory without KTorrent losing track of where the data is, similar to the "Move Data" context menu action in the ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it safe to install KDE along with Gnome?

I want to install KDE on my Linux Mint Debian Edition (which as of 10 June 2012 corresponds with Debian Wheezy). I already have Cinnamon (a Gnome Shell fork) installed, which has regular Gnome 3 ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

No KDE: how to use strigi to index my files?

I'm not running KDE4 , but how can I use strigi to index my documents manually ? I already have strigi installed , but don't know how to utilize it.
2
votes
0answers
200 views

Setup DSL Network Connection in KDE

I have recently migrated to KDE from unity (ubuntu 12.04). I have a PPPoE network where I live. Under unity, gnome, xfce I am able to set up a DSL connection and everything works fine. I tested a live ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

What is the purpose of Local Folders in Kmail and can they be removed?

Using a fresh install of Kontact under KDE 4.8, I have found that there is a default "Local Folders" Akonadi resource that can not be removed (or rather as soon as it is removed, it is immediately ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

In KDE, I would like to make the activities dropdown (from the top left of a window) single select

I always want a window on only one activity, so as it stands now, I have to right click activities and select the new activity, then right click activity again and unselect the current activity. Is ...
1
vote
1answer
144 views

Does kdenlive have a limit regarding the workable filesize?

Does kdenlive have a limit regarding the workable file-size?
3
votes
1answer
612 views

Pulseaudio, Phonon, KDE and forwarding sound to headset

Some days ago I bought headet (Jabra BT2045) and I want to use it in Skype voicechat and for example to forward to it another sound streams from my KDE. I've successfully paired and setup as headset ...