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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Does kdenlive have a limit regarding the workable filesize?

Does kdenlive have a limit regarding the workable file-size?
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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 ...
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Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not access the outbox folder (Unknow error. (Failed to fetch the resource collection.))

Why am I receiving this error message on Kubuntu since I upgraded to 12.04 and how can I make it stop appearing? It appears as a pop up balloon above the system tray. Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not ...
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File name encoding wrong in KDE, but correct in GTK/tty1/

I'm on a new Linux (installed yesterday). When I access files from old partitions their file names have incorrect encoding (ä instead of ä, same for other umlauts) inside KDE apps like dolphin and ...
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KUbuntu 10.04 / Dolphin File Manager: Is there a way to make .desktop files display the filename the same as the NAME= in the metadata?

As shown in the below screenshot (sorry I couldn't make it inline - Seems points on other stackexchange subforums don't count here), if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", ...
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Can I disable dead keys for a single application?

I am unable to properly use dead key characters ( ' " ^ ) on (k)ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 in arduino (a processing based application, at least version 0022 and 1.0). Can I disable dead keys for specific ...
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How to install StackApplet on Fedora 16?

Is possible to install the StackApplet on my Fedora 16 (under KDE) ?
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In KDE, how can I create a custom keyboard shortcut that prints the current date?

I often need to print the current date in lots of different programs. Right now, I always type it per hand which is error prone. I'm using KDE 4.8, and it has customisable keyboard shortcuts. For ...
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Copy paste problem on KDE

I've been extremely annoyed with this issue for a while. I'm using TeXMaker on KDE to write my class notes in LaTeX and I sometimes need to copy paste text from it to some other applications while ...
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How to reset KDE wallet password in linux?

I have installed OpenSUSE on my laptop. I am trying to connect to my wifi. I entered my wifi password (correctly) and then it is asking for my KDE wallet password. I set the KDE password but forgot ...
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Registering a Standalong app in the Application Launcher of KDE

First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04. I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked ...
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Can conky float over maximized windows?

My idea is to use a minimized conky window on the desktop to show basically CPU and memory data all the time. Is this possible with Conky?
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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Automatically opening kwallet while logging in to KDE

How can I configure kwallet to automatically open when I log in to KDE, so that I don't have to retype my password every time I want to connect to a wireless network or when Chrome needs some ...
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Migrating the KDE configuration files

I'm a KDE user, and When I switch Linux distributions, I don't want to copy my entire home folder, since most of the configuration files there will be created automatically when I install\run programs ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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Can I force notify-send to appear on a different monitor?

I am using notify-send to present occasional information to my users. However, in a two-monitor setup, notify-send always maps the window in the lower-right corner of the right monitor. The users ...
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“Drag'n'Drop-Execute” functionality in KDE

In Windows you can drag and drop a file into an executable and the executable will be launched with the file as it's first argument. Is such functionality possible on Linux? I'm using OpenSUSE 12.1 ...
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Getting KDE applications to recognize Forward/Back mouse buttons

I have a mouse with Forward/Back buttons which work correctly in Firefox, Chrome etc... i.e. they are recognized. They are also seen by xev which generates events, e.g. ButtonRelease event, serial ...
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Replacing/disabling plasma desktop/wallpaper?

I'm looking for a way to replace Plasma's wallpaper (desktop?) with Compiz's (or traditional). I'm running Compiz + Emerald as WM, and this disables the ability to have different activities on ...
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Offsetting maximized window? (KDE + Compiz + Emerald)

Is there a way anyone knows of to offset a maximized window's position in KDE+Compiz+Emerald setup? I seem to have a 5px distance between the top of the screen and where the window actually starts. ...
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Is there a way to completely get rid of notifications in KDE 4.6?

I don't like, don't care about, don't want notifications from my window manager. Ever. Example: Since I manually removed the virtuoso-t package, my computer doesn't spend ages trying to index its own ...
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Pop-up event reminders in Korganizer, when synchronizing with Google Calendar

I have "connected" my Google Calendar with Korganizer. I create an event within my Google account. I want pop-up reminders to show up when I go home, even though the events weren't create by ...
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Latest Debian wheezy/testing ISOs defaulting to KDE?

I've usually been using Debian Squeeze, as I've never really had any reason to go after the latest & greatest, and if I wanted to, I always had backported packages to rely on. However, my new ...
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Running Plasmoid under NOTKDE (e.g. Fluxbox) - Plasma/DeviceNotifier

Is there way to run Plasma/DeviceNotifier under another WM to KWin/KDE (e.g. Fluxbox). To be more specific, I have currently configured KDE, but I work remotely thorough SSH -Y + X-forwarding. So ...