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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 do I prevent ssh remote login from breaking dbus?

I'm running openSUSE 11.3 on my workstation at work under KDE, I don't have root access to it. The default shell has been set to tcsh. When I am logged in at my workstation and log in remotely from my ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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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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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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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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How to install kde 4 on fedora 22

I use fedora 22 KDE spin plazma 5. It have some huge bugs for me. How can I install kde 4 on my system? All resources in google are only about 'how to upgrade kde 4 to kde 5'. I found one recipe from ...
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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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Bluetooth on at startup in openSUSE

I just installed openSUSE (dual boot with Windows) on my thinkpad T420 and after the install for some strange reason my Bluetooth is on when I turn on my computer. Both in Windows and openSUSE my ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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Looking for something like the gnome2 weather clock for KDE

I work with people from multiple timezones and I loved how I could have several displayed under my main time in gnome2 (I was using scientific linux). I happen to have a screenshot of it as you can ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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Problem Changing KDevelop Color Scheme

While trying to customize my color scheme in KDevelop, even after setting all the standard colors, as well as setting all colors for the modes I use, it keeps using a bunch of colors in the schema I ...
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How can I enter unicode characters on KDE?

On Arch Linux that currently has the mix of KDE 4/Plasma 5. As a Web Developer I need to enter some Unicode Characters into Chrome for testing. I do not have a consistent set of character that I ...
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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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A debian install using KDE that does not require systemd

At some point in the future I may use systemd, but for the moment I gain nothing by using it and am happy with LSB. So I am not going to waste the time upgrading it. On some systems I use Mint Debian ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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kioclient KMimeTypeRepository::parents: “/usr/share/mime/subclasses” refers to unknown mimetype “application/vnd.ms-excel…”

Whenever I open something with xdg-open in my new OpenSUSE 13.2 install, I am spammed by a sequence of warnings like $ xdg-open ./flask.wsgi kioclient(10634) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: ...
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Get “recent files” in global file manager (Dolphin?)

I just switched to OpenSUSE (KDE) from my Fedora 20 KDE setup,and I find myself greatly missing a feature that was a default in Fedora: a "Recently Used" option in the file manager when saving and ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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Stop KDE from unmaximizing the window on dragging movement starting close to the window border

I installed Fedora 21 KDE spin recently (KDE 4.14.4). It comes with some nifty window effects, for example a way to tile windows when dragging them close to an edge or a corner of a screen. But ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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KDE login freeze on Debian Jessie-kFreeBSD

I've been using Debian GNU/Linux with KDE for years (since Etch), but since my RAID driver is no longer supported in GNU/Linux (since kernel 3.10), I've switched over to the kFreeBSD-amd64 version of ...
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custom maximised windows-size in opensuse 13.2 (KDE)

Is there a way to maximise a window in openSUSE (KDE) to a custom size? There are obviously ways to fully maximise, or use a full quarter or half of a screen quickly. What I'd like however is using ...
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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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Strange “terminal” appearing

I use ubuntu 12.04 with KDE and had two times a strange terminal or something like this appearing for like 2 seconds and then closing again in the upper right corner. I did not see what it exactly ...
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KDE on Toshiba Kirabook: unknown touchpad

I have just bought a new Toshiba KiraBook, on which I have successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Uefi booting. Everything works out of the box (requires some work with font size, due to the UHD ...
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Scaling the desktop - kde

I've just installed OpenSuse 13.2 on my xps13. The resolution is a whopping 3200 x 1800. Which causes the text to come up tiny... Any way for me to scale this without having to lower the resolution ...
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How to enable Plasma/KDE automatic restart upon freeze?

I used OpenSuse for several years now. One of the things I utmost liked with this distribution was the way Plasma/KDE issues where handled: from time to time it may happens that the panel briefly ...
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How to retrieve a password from KWallet; KWalletManager won't run

Trying to retrieve a password from KWallet, I found that I couldn't open KWalletManager. Neither the menu item System > KWalletManager, nor Alt+F2 and typing in kwalletmanager do anything. Does ...
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How can I set env variables so that KDE recognizes them?

I need to set some environment variables such as the XDG spec ones, before KDE starts in such a way that kwin and any apps run from KDE will inherit them. Where could I do this, and how?
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Preview of workspace OSD when switching as in gnome-unity (for KDE)

I know from here one can activate a visible feedback when switching from one workspace to another in KDE/PLASMA. This only shows which desktop is being used by means of arrow and numbers. Is there a ...
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how to install kdm on CentOS 7

I installed CentOS 7, first I installed group "KDE Plasma Workspace", then I installed "GNOME Desktop", after that, I found only gdm existed. and which kdm returns nothing, yum provides kdm only ...
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Disable breadcrumb navigation in KDE

I want to copy the file path from a file open dialog, but can't because of breadcrumb-style navigation. There's no option in the dialog itself to switch between breadcrumb and address bar. I want to ...
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked ...
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Desktop effects/graphics settings probably get reset after each reboot

I am using PC Linux OS, full monty(KDE) and probably after an update, I have started experiencing the following behavior: After each reboot, the Kresource migrate tool starts up, even though Akonadi ...
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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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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I experience a strange problem with Firefox though: The firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the rest ...
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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. The ...
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KDE splash screen picture size change

I would like to change my splash screen image in KDE/PLASMA. I have made a custom theme, and changed the pic locate in ...
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How to link .doc files with LibreOffice Writer

I received a .doc file in IceDove, double-clicked it and it asks if I want to save/open it, the only option for opening is caligraauthor. I want to use LibreOffice Writer for these documents, but when ...
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Inkscape: HiDPI GUI doesn't work on Cinnamon but works on KDE

I can't get Inkscape to use a HiDPI GUI on Cinnamon, but it works fine on KDE. I am using the Inkscape Stable PPA, but I have also tried Inkscape Trunk PPA as well, including the GTK3 trunk version. ...
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Fedora 20 KDE: shortcut for airplane mode

is there a possiblity to have a Keyboard shortcut (e. g. fn + f10) for the airplane mode (Switch off all wifi Connections) under KDE (Fedora 20)?
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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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KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin

I just installed Cygwin a few days ago. Now when I want to explore it, I can't run KDE-Openbox. I haven't tried anything else, except compiling Mplayer which did work. Last time I had Cygwin ...
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I can launch an app as 'myuser', and as 'root', but not using 'kdesu'. How do I launch wth 'kdesu'?

I'm running SublimeText editor on Opensuse/64. If I exec it as 'me' $ whoami dop $ sublime_text the app opens like normal, using config in /home/dop/.config/sublime-text-3/ If I change to root ...