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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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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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Removing KDE from Fedora21, groupremove not working

I am trying to remove KDE from my Fedora 21 installation in favor of XFCE. I have tried a few different commands and neither of them work. #yum groupremove "KDE Plasma Workspaces" and also #yum ...
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Do not work shortcuts in Fedora 21

In Fedora 21 some shortcuts don't work. There is a problem with combinations which have more than two keys (ctrl+shift+tab, ctrl+shift+← etc). Another problem with the Win+R or F12 hotkeys to call ...
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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 synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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No more notification sounds

Since a couple of days, my system has taken to no longer playing notification sounds. And I don't know what I changed to make that happen. (My gut feeling says: "but I didn't change anything!", but ...
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How to connect automatically to wifi in KDE?

I tested OpenSuse KDE 13.2 and Netrunner 15 (which also uses the KDE desktop) and none connects to the internet automatically. OpenSuse does not even remember the wifi password. How to make it ...
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KDE: Disable password prompt after resume

I'm running KDE on Fedora Workstation 21. When I wake up my machine after suspending it, it always prompts for my password. If there any way to disable this? I've looked through the settings but ...
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How can I add a toolbar button to KDE titlebars?

I want to add toolbar buttons to KDE titlebars to avoid using the menu for certain tasks. As an example I want to be able to get a screen to stay on top until I disable it. eg. KDE titlebars have a ...
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Kubuntu dosen't open anything at startup?

I had installed kubuntu 15.04 a few weeks back. Till now it had worked fine. But somehow it has started to behave oddly. I do see it boot and am greeted with the plasma login screen but after I ...
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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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KDE: Leave --> Turn Off Computer not shutting down system

I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I ...
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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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KDE 5 installs without task bar on Arch Linux

I just installed a fresh Arch Linux. After successfully starting the system, I only had a text console, but want to have a KDE desktop as I had on my Debian installation. So I followed the steps at ...
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KDE opens .deb files with ar instead of a package manager

I just installed Debian for the first time. I use KDE. I'm trying to install Google Chrome and Steam. I download the installation package, then I double-click it. Instead of installing, both display ...
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.desktop file not working

I wrote the following .desktop file for my application named Qtag: [Desktop entry] Name=Qtag Comment=Audio tag editor Exec=qtag Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/Qtag.png Terminal=false Categories=Multimedia; ...
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What is the relationship between KDE and QT?

I found that most of KDE applications requires libqt libraries. So, What is the relationship between KDE and QT?
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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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What regulates user privileges for the `mount` command?

My installation of CentOS 6.5 has stopped auto-mounting DVDs in KDE (default) X Window desktop environment (e.g. with all the KDE helper functions). Trying to troubleshoot this unexpected change in DE ...
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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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Why does git store my SSH identity in gnome, but not KDE?

I'm used to git only prompting me for my SSH passphrase the first time I need to authenticate to a server. On the system I'm currently on, this only works in a Gnome session. If I start a KDE ...
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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 8 Jessie, kernel panic on shutdown

I have my Asus M5A99FX (with AMD FX6300 6-core processor and 16GB of memory) loaded with Debian Jessie and KDE. Everything seems to be working fine until I shut down the system. I click the shutdown ...
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how to set same ibus input language for all users

I am using ibus to switch input language in KDE 4.10 (RHEL 7). ibus is working fine with all languages. But ibus does not preserve the input language list across different user i.e. I have to ...
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Where is the “Session” menu in fedora 21 gnome desktop login

So basically I am trying to switch from gnome to KDE in Fedora 21 workstation. I have already installed it via yum install @kde desktop Looking online they say I need to switch it via the ...
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Using breeze-dark with non-KDE apps?

TL;DR summary: is there a knowledge base anywhere for getting stuff like firefox to work well with breeze-dark? The new light-on-dark KDE theme, breeze-dark, is great. I love it. However, some ...
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What IDE do you use for Mono development on KDE?

Currently I don't have a Linux installation with a GUI. All are running text mode. When I do, I usually use KDE. On Windows I am a .NET developer and I haven't done any Mono development, yet. I heard ...
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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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Kde Panel Launcher Files Location?

I was wondering where the files are located for Kde's panel launchers? I can't find anything online. I know where the regular desktop files are, (~/.local/share/applications/), but I can't find the ...
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Run commands after unlocking X screen (KDE)

When I leave work, I lock my machine with ctrl + l to lock the screen. When I come back, I always forget to log into jabber. Is there a way to run a command after the screen is unlocked? This is in ...
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Booting KDE on Chromebook 14

I have installed KDE on my HP Chromebook 14. I am, however, having difficulty with setting KDE as the default startup window manager. I am new to Linux and was wondering if there is a simple method ...
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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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No GTK settings in Opensuse 13.2, KDE Plasma 5

I remember that in KDE 4 (at least in Kubuntu) and also in other KDE 5 environments I tested, there were some appearance settings for GTK applications. I have installed Opensuse 13.2 with Xfce ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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Any distros already using Plasma 5 (February 2015)?

I heard that in April Kubuntu 15.04-stable will use Plasma 5. I have tried it in Kubuntu 15.04 beta version, but a lot of existing KDE tools are available that don't fit Plasma 5. Are there any ...
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How to make OS to mount USB as user

In debian jessie KDE, when I plug USB stick and click it in dolphin (it mounted automatically), stick mounted as root, while I am using standard user account. So I need to get superuser to manipulate ...
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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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VLC extensions disabled in KaOS KDE (Arch-Manjaro-based) - qt4 interface error

I use a couple of VLC addons that I re-install in each type of Linux I use (and I usually test new distros quite often). I have installed VLC in KaOS with the command $ sudo pacman -S vlc I have ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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Automatic kerberos ticket initialization on login

I'm using ksshaskpass to add my password protected keys into ssh-agent upon logging into KDE, is there something similar for kerberos?
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kde with no root window

I wish to disable the kde root window, so I can see the X11 root window. I have seen, in lots of places how to do this for older/newer versions of kde, but I can not get it to work on mine. I am ...
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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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Building KDE from source?

I am trying build the kde from the source available on https://www.kde.org/info/4.14.3.php, but I am a bit lost about the order of installation of the packages listed on the page, which would give me ...
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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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Akonadi floods my .xsession-errors

I am seeing tons of these error in my .xsession-errors: krunner(8135)/libakonadi Akonadi::SessionPrivate::socketError: Socket error occurred: "QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Connection refused" ...
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Howto disable screensaver when vlc is running, under kde?

When vlc is running, the screen goes blank every 10 minutes. This requires to move the mouse or hit keyboard periodically when watching a movie. This happens even after disabling the screensaver, in ...