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Change directory for Kate syntax highlighting files

I'm running Standard Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8.4 and Kate 3.8.4. The Kate text editor's syntax highlighting files are located in: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax If I run kde4-config ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Can I expand one window over two virtual desktops on KDE?

My laptop's resolution is low, and some programs cannot display their content normally in a small window. Is possible to expand one window over two or multiple virtual desktops?
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How can I open a window on a different monitor?

With multiple monitors, I have so far been dragging windows manually around. Is there a way to make a window open on a specific screen in a dual-head setup? (Not to be confused with multiple X server ...
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GTK applications don't get the icon theme selected in KDE

I changed my KDE icon theme to KFaenza (but it doesn't matter: happens with any other icon theme I choose) and would like to have consistent icons across both KDE applications and GTK applications. ...
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Wifi works in local, no internet connection. Debain 7

I installed debain on an old PC, the KDE version. I have internet over wired. I can connect to my router, I and can ping it over wifi - ping 192.168.1.1 is successful. I can ssh into other machines, ...
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How to make Qt Creator use KDEs color scheme

I have krita-darker color scheme as my KDE color scheme, but the text area in Qt Creator is still white. How can I force Qt Creator to use KDE color scheme (like Kate)?
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the KDE desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install GNOME 3.10: sudo ...
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What does an exclamation mark at the beginning of a value in KDE configuration files do?

In ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals, the value for the default web browser starts with an exclamation mark. What is the purpose of the exclamation mark? [General] ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: ...
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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Lock all devices when adjusting pulseaudio volume in kmix

My problem is that kmix adjusts the volumes of not all devices locked together. Adjusting built-in analog stereo also adjusts application's equalized stream and ALSA plugin. But webcam and event ...
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Awesome floats some programs by default

I have Kubuntu with KDE and replaced KWin with Awesome WM. It works well, except that it floats Konsole and Dolphin consistently. While using KWin, I set up some KWin rules to fix the windows size, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...