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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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KDE Splash Screen doesn't disappear

Whenever I boot OpenSUSE, The KDE splash screen appears, which is normal. What is not normal, however, is that it never disappears again ! The previous session's windows just appear. KDE is ...
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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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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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Make KNetworkManager follow radio status set on the command line

I have installed a Fedora 20 (KDE) Linux on my notebook that runs just perfect. However, when I enter into airplane mode on the command line by nmcli r wifi off, the GUI of the KNetworkManager does ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...
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set samba password now can't login

In trying to get samba server configured on my Fedora I used the following command to set a password: sudo smbpasswd -a user 'user' also happens to be the main user account on the system: the one I ...
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How can I make the KDE file selector dialog recognize *.m4a files as “media”?

In KDE, when browsing for a media file in the file selector dialog, *.m4a files aren't showing up with the Media filter applied: If I remove the 'Media' filter, the *.m4a file shows up: How can ...
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Which log files do I look at to debug copy/paste and Klipper?

Short Version What log files do I look at to monitor copy/paste actions? And what logs do I look at to monitor all Klipper actions? Long Version After using my desktop for a while (could be a few ...
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KDE5 Digital clock widget show a different time, than the configured

I'm using KDE 5 over Arch Linux, and the digital clock widget show a different time than the configured for kde. The widget can be configured to show a different time changing the timezone for it. But ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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Fedora KDE temperature monitor widget in Farenheit

I have the KDE temperature monitor widget but it is displaying temps in Farenheit. Is there a way to make it display in Celsius? I am running the Fedora OS.
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KDE 4.14 on OpenSuse, KDE Thunderbird with “Send as Email attachment”

I am running KDE OpenSuse 13.2 which has KDE 4.14. I could not find any way to configure the "Send as Email Attachment" service menu action to open Thunderbird through any standard configuration GUI. ...
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programmatically alter kde file associations

Problem: In kde I want to remove a particular file association from every file type Details: I wanted to try out clamTk as a companion to clamAv. It didn't suit my needs so I uninstalled the ...
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Encrypt a single file and read/edit on-the-fly

I have a single text file I want to encrypt. I can easily do so with any common software. But then, I want to be able to click on it, provide a password, and be able to read, edit, and close it. All ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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How to recover saved (stored) emails after damage to KMail configuration?

Recently my computer had to be hard-reset, and fsck ran on /home filesystem, producing lots of errors (old HDD drive). After reset I don't see all my saved emails in KMail (KDE 3.5.3), at least those ...
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Should I bother installing 32-bit KDE libraries?

Running a (C)LFS-x86_64 Linux computer with 32 bit libraries installed in parallel in /{usr,}/lib32 (compared with /{usr,}/lib64 which contains the same libraries, plus a couple extra.) Finished ...
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In KDE, how to enforce window rules on already open windows?

I can set window rules for specific applications and match on process name, window title, window class and more properties. I want to enforce the rule to a window name of a website opened in chrome. ...
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How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?

I would like to associate the Start menu with the Windows key on the keyboard?
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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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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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How can I set an environment path of Java (jdk) in Linux-KDE?

I´ve installed Linux-KDE on my Chromebook and I managed to install the jdk8 of JAVA, too, however, I don´t know how to set an environment path in this kind of linux-distribution. How can I do set ...
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How to make MTP work

I'm experiencing many problems trying to properly connect and access the memory of my phone from my Linux system. I'm running openSUSE 13.1, with KDE, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo equipped ...