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KDE global bindkey for 'accept-line'

Is there a way to bind Ctrl-j keys to send 'accept-line' in KDE? readline library has a nice feature called key bindings. There are quite a few default keybindings user may want to use. To see it, ...
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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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How do I get a .desktop in KDE to open a new browser window?

I setup a link to web app that my company uses on my desktop, which resulted in a .desktop file like this: [Desktop Entry] Icon=/home/kris/Pictures/gplus.png Name[en_US]=Google Plus Name=Google Plus ...
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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: ...
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How do I stop KDE from changing my screen resolution?

I am running Linux Mint 17 with KDE and display drivers from Nvidia. I've configured the display settings using nvidia-settings, and when I first start up everything appears to work correctly. ...
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Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything

I bought the a new notebook (Dell M3800) and installed Fedora 20 with KDE for the first time on it (actually my first Linux system ever). My problem is now, that my resolution is tooo big.. I can't ...
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Gentoo virt-manager on system without GNOME cannot connect to libvirtd due to polkit throwing a missing file error

I am running Gentoo Linux for AMD64 using kernel 3.12.21 AMD64 on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555M CPU. My desktop environment is KDE 4.12.5. I have installed KVM, libvirtd, polkit ...
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Is it possible to show on open/forwarded session in KDE?

When I need to do some longer computation, I leave my computer unattended and just lock the screen. When I log in later to see how progress is going from a remote computer using ssh, it'd be great if ...
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How to give the same order for “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in KDE and GNOME applications?

I have installed some KDE and GNOME applications on the same computer. I use the applications at the same time. I find, I often hit the wrong button when I see "OK" or "Cancel" or "Yes" or "No" ...
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Fedora + KDE, ridiculously long delay starting applications after login

I'm running fedora 20 and installed KDE since I got sick of gnome 3. Everything's been fine but lately applications can get stuck launching. This is quite reproducible just after login for a few ...
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Virtual console pauses video and audio playback running in KDE

In Kubuntu 14.04, when I switch to one of the virtual consoles by pressing CTRL-ALT-F1...F6 all audio and video playback running in the GUI gets interrupted and continues only when going back to X. ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Fusing old “KNotes” repository into a “KNnotes” repository on a new KDE installation

(Migrated from "superuser"; I will probably manage to actually test this over the weekend. Meanwhile...) I want to migrate the KDE Knotes database from an account that existed on a Fedora 17 ...
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KMail: Search for messages with attachment

How can I search for messages with one or more attachments in KMail? The search filters don't show such an option, and when selecting "Message Status" there also isn't a criteria for attachments. ...
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Blackscreen and cursor only after booting up KDE in an ArchLinux system

Today I updated my system and answered yes to all doing so. After a reboot I only see the programs that are configured to start on startup and no windows frames are available (however I can interact ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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Mapping a key to AltGr with KDE On Ubuntu

Is there a way to Assign AltGr to the right Win key? I'm Using KDE Workspace in Ubuntu 14.04.
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How can I ignore KDE's power-saving features for certain programs?

I want to use KDE Power Saving capabilities on my Desktop computer, such as suspend and screen-off. But, I want these capabilities be enabled only when some programs aren't running; for instance, I ...
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Assigning a global hotkey to a functionality of an appilcation in KDE

How can I set global shortcut keys to Pause and Record buttons in audacity? Options of vlc allow assigning global hotkeys but there's not such options in audacity.
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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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Cube not working in Fedora 20 KDE

When I switch desktops on my Fedora 20 system, with the "desktop cube" it doesn't work. Instead of showing the cube effect, it displays briefly LibreOffice with an open document which I closed 10 ...
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Plasmoid - connect KDE signal with QML UI

I'm working on this small KDE plasmoid and I really like the QtQuick/QML, but now I have this requirement. I need to do an action when a window is shown or closed in KDE. KDE API have signals for ...
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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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KDE / LightDM - disable multiple users being logged in / 'switch user'

How can I disable the 'switch user' function in the kde start menu, so that only one user can be logged in at the same time?
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How can I run a KDE plasma script from command line without GUI?

I want to run a plasma JavaScript file from command line, but the only solution I found so far involves a graphical script editor and requires a user interaction to run the script: qdbus ...
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How to remap the keys with xkeycaps?

I'm trying to remap different keys (for example, I want the "Y" to be "space"). XKeyCaps let me choose the keyboard, and shows correctly when one key is pressed. But the right click menu that allows ...
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A commad to change between activities [duplicate]

Is there a command to swtich between activities in KDE plasma-desktop?
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KDE and LightDM on ArchLiux

Is it possible to use LightDM with KDE on Archlinux? Wiki says Basically there are two ways of starting KDE. Using KDM or xinitrc. I use also awesome WM and XFCE, so I'd like to use LightDM ...
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KDE CIFS mount. Can copy files with mc but dolphin won't

I have a samba/cifs mount that is accessible r/w from the commandline (mc). The KDE filemanager dolphin shows the content of the samba share, but gives me a "no space left on device" when I try to ...
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Does Kate support HTML5?

I am editing a long HTML document in Kate, and I'd love to be able to "close" the parts I'm not currently working on. But this is a new document, and the highest level of modularization uses section, ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in KDE

I've just installed KDE on Linux Mint. One feature I miss from cinnamon regarding workspaces is indication on what workspace I've just switched. I'm completely new to KDE but so far I can't find ...
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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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Restarting gnome-shell - KDE programs look ugly

I needed to restart my gnome-shell. I did this on the tty1 via export DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-shell --replace This helps to keep all the open programs, but all KDE program have a different (e.g. ugly) ...
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How to register application in KDE?

Normally, when you install regular package of KDE application, its icon shows up in KDE menu. Now, I am making package for app which came in *.zip file, I can install it, run it, but it does not show ...
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Location of colorscheme-files in Kate

In Kate one can export file Fortran.katehlcolor which store the information about color in syntax-highlighting. The syntax-highlighting files itself are located in ~/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax ...
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How to change default syntax-highlighting for header-file in Kate

Often I have to open header-files (with ending .h) in Kate. The default syntax-highlighting with which these files will be opened is always C++. How could this be changed to Fortran so that I don't ...
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Ksnapshot generates grayscale EPS screenshots only

Every time I want to take an EPS screenshot with KSnapshot it is grayscaled even though the real screenshot contains colors. This only happens when I choose the EPS format in KSnapshot, not with the ...
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Run a dbus program in crontab , how to know about the SESSION id?

I need to run some program within crontab , but how can the program know about dbus session id ? it's only available for programs launched by session managers.
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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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How to have Kate spell check ignore run together words?

I use Kate editor for scientific programming (Fortran, Python, matlab) and would like to leave spell check on, but have it automatically ignore words that have been run together to create a variable ...
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KDE icon stuck top of left sidebar

I have gotten this icon stuck on top of the left sidebar (I circled it with red, just below the menu and there doesn't seem to be a way to remove it. When I right click on the icons below, it's the ...
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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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Changing KDE's mouse theme and buttons settings from a shell script

I'm trying left handed mousing, and I want to be able to easily switch between right handed mode and left handed mode. There is a utility for Windows called SwapMouseButtons that allows to bind a key ...
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Why not download KDE libraries?

I am installing an Ubuntu VM and wanted a good integrated development environment for C/C++. A simple Google search pointed me at this question that recommends Eclipse, KDevelop, and others. On the ...
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How do I make kvkbd virtual keyboard appear on the login screen?

I am trying to set up Fedora (KDE desktop) on a PC with a touch screen. I got kvkbd working which I am finding works decently enough that I might be able to use this machine without a keyboard at all, ...
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Is TWM still a viable window manager? [closed]

I have been using mainly KDE on my main desktop for a while now and have decided it is too bloated (e.g., my issue with Desktop indexing with KDE) and was thinking of switching to LXDE because it is ...
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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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unable to install KDE on Ubuntu 13.04

I am unable to install KDE on my Ubuntu 13.04.It gives me the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-standard : Depends: kde-plasma-desktop (>= ...
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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my firefox ...
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“Screen Energy Saving” (in KDE) - how to trigger command when entering and exiting such mode?

I have two commands: one I'd like to execute when computer enters "Screen Energy Saving" mode, another when it exists this state. How to trigger those commands depending on "Screen Energy Saving" ...