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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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Deactivate mousepad while typing in KDE

I am using KDE 4.13.3 on my Laptop and whenever I'm typing the cursor jumps to different places, because I accidentally touch the mousepad with my thumb. This is super annoying and other window ...
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What is the suspend procedure in KDE?

I've been reading this question, and I'm wondering what is the procedure for suspending in KDE? Whether to RAM or to disk.. When I click suspend, or close the lid, what gets triggered? What is the ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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Debian / Boot to CLI / No KDE

I'm trying to get Debian Jessie to boot to CLI, to allow me to start KDE manually. I've tried: sudo update-rc.d kdm disable ...but this results in: insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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Quick USB pendrive formatting under KDE

Is there some way to quickly format a USB pendrive in KDE (with a GUI interface), without having to open the main "KDE Partition Manager"? In particular I'm most interested in something like a ...
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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac, and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track. I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/QT way, I would like to see command line and other gui answer's ...
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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 to troubleshoot layout switching when it “locks” on specific layout?

Recently I installed ChakraOS based on Arch with KDE and I cannot switch layout. Neither graphically, nor from cli. The strange thing is that I can switch to spanish with various other distributions ...
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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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Why am I randomly loosing focus from the active window in KDE?

Some months ago, I noticed that at random times the krunner pop-up (KDE run-command utility) appeared and stile focus from the active window. While krunner has stopped popping-up, I still loose focus ...
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How to change KMail composer default settings?

I use KMail on OpenSuse. How can I store default settings for font, font size, font color, background color and so on in such a way that I get them every time that I open the program? Please consider ...
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The form of the cursor in vim in konsole in kde with tmux

I use KDE and for vim in Konsole, I have such commands in my .vimrc: " Konsole " solid underscore let &t_SI = "\033]50;CursorShape=2\007" " solid block let &t_EI = "\033]50;CursorShape=0\007" ...
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There is an folder in my KDE Kickoff named Debian

I just recently reinstalled Debian Wheezy on one of my computers, now I've noticed that there is an folder named "Debian" in the list of applications in the Kickoff Application Launcher list. In this ...
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First KDE Session

I was curious, so I installed kde alongside gnome (which I use primarily, for the matter). I am running arch linux, and I installed kde using yaourt, by the following command: yaourt -Syua # ...
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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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How to remove painted red marks/lines on the screen?

There is some weird feature of either Compiz or KDE which allows to paint on the screen with the shortcut Win+Alt+left mouse clicks. How do I undo, erase or remove these markings?
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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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Problem installing Okular from ppa under Ubuntu

Under Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Okular from a ppa. After I installed it, I ran into the following problem of opening a PDF file: $ okular my.pdf Got bus address: ...
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What configuration determines which Desktop Environment to run?

I have a system with multiple Desktop Environments installed (Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and Xfce). I would like to configure (with a non-interactive script) a particular DE for a particular user. How ...
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Can someone explain why I have to use Kubuntu backports?

I'm trying to install the latest Okular on my Ubuntu 12.04. But the okular site, https://okular.kde.org/download.php, seems only have binary installation downloads. Why does it not offer source ...
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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 KDE software be installed on GNOME?

So I want to get started with linux. I started reading a few books on it and they have taught me a good amount. Now in an example on one of the books it shows this command: apt-cache search ...
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xdg-open just opens Nautilus

I'm running Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.12. Recently, I installed KDE via yum but decided to stick with Gnome. Ever since installing KDE, the xdg-open and gnome-open commands do not open files with the ...
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How to install applications from KDE desktop on CentOS

I've just installed CentOS 6.5 in a virtual machine. I know how to install packages with command-line yum but I'm wondering how to do the same from the GUI (KDE). They apparently did not write ...
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how to keep the touchpad but want to deactivate the buttons

The right button on my kid's acer v5 is broken. It got wet with milk and now it suddenly appears to keep pressed. How can I deactivate the buttons at all to only work with the touchpad? I have ...
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Xampp GUI panel was working in GNOME desktop but now wont in KDE (Kali)

Installed Kali with a gnome dektop (or gnome fallback). Added KDE Desktop and left Gnome in place XAMPP control panel would show under this command (Before KDE change) user@Hades:/opt/lampp$ sudo ...
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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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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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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 to share wifi under Gentoo?

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE. I want to share my wifi connection with other devices. I am able to do this with Windows 7, so I think my device is able to setup an AP. And I find out that in ...
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Is it possible to save a KDE desktop configuration?

Is it possible to save a desktop configuration while using KDE Plasma Desktop? I mean, I have customized my desktop with a set of plasmoids, each with its own custom settings, and I'd like to save ...
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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 ...
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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, if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", the .desktop files appear with the filename of the Name= value in the file. However, if I browse ...
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What does LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 actually do?

KDE SC 4.5.0 has some problems with some video cards including mine. Upon Release Arch recommended several workarounds. One of which was export "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1" before starting KDE I ...
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How to enlarge the edit-box size of the login screen of fedora?

My macbook with retina display runs fedora-20 KDE spin. The annoying issue is: On the default login screen, the edit-boxes for username and password look too small to input. Is there a simple way ...
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Prevent the mouse to wake up display

I set my displays to sleep with xset dpms force off after locking the screen with kscreenlock. This is great, the displays wake up when the mouse is moved (by me, air, the cat). I'd like to set it in ...
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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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How can I overlay lines in a transparent, inactive layer over my screen?

I'm attempting to line up some items on my screen, and it'd be useful to have a mostly-transparent guide as an overlay. Ideally, I would draw a vertical line that persists in the foreground, while not ...
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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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Strange refresh issue with Chromium on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo 64bit, with KDE4. I have installed chromium and have been using it for a long time without any problem. But recently, I noticed a strange issue. For example, in a text box, if I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...