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Change telegram desktop messages font family

I installed Manjaro with KDE and installed the Telegram desktop app. The Telegram desktop messages in persian font are very ugly. Is there any way to change the font family?
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Select internet connection for printing

In my office there's a network printer that I can access only using the wired ethernet connection. To navigate the internet, however, I need to use a wireless connection, so basically I have both the ...
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KDE Neon GUI won't start after login

I installed some updates and it needed a reboot which I did. After that I tried to login, but pressing enter after entering the password or clicking the login button with the cursor didn't do anything ...
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Copying files slows down the system, making it unusable (KDE Neon)

I regularly update my system running KDE Neon, but this time after the update something broke in the "file copy" process. The system slows down during copying to external hdd or pendrive so much so ...
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How to disable /etc/xdg/{something}?

Take /etc/xdg/kwinrulesrc for example: $ cat /etc/xdg/kwinrulesrc [1] Description=dde-dock desktop=-1 desktoprule=2 wmclass=dde-dock dde-dock wmclasscomplete=true wmclassmatch=1 [2] Description=dde-...
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What is the procedure to update mime type associations in KDE?

I would like to revert to the default mime definitions at the system level, and also rebuild my local mime database. I am running Arch Linux KDE. The Arch Wiki says, If you use a desktop ...
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Where is /usr/share/applications/defaults.list on Arch?

Where is /usr/share/applications/defaults.list on Arch?
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How to share audio and video via video-chat software on linux?

Me and my friend are both using Fedoras latest version (at the moment 31) and want to video chat with monitor/sound sharing, so we can watch a movie together. I've tried several options to meet this ...
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How to enable mouse in Midnight Commander in KDE3 Konsole?

Some time ago I installed openSUSE 13.2 and I don't remember doing anything special (but maybe my memory fails me). Anyway, when I run Konsole, and then Midnight Commander in it mouse works. I ...
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I can't use the window manager of my choice, nor the display manager

I'm stuck with xfce and a text-only login screen. I've tried to run startkde instead of startx to see GUI and I got this $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server. I tried to fix it ...
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Which services/daemons/etc are responsible for (auto)mounting on Linux?

I have a Makefile (source here) which uses Raspberry Pi 4 Arch Linux .tar.gz image and generates /boot FAT and / (root) EXT4 partition images to be used later for generating SD card or for further ...
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Dolphin has no icons on Pop!_OS 19.10

I installed KDE's dolphin on Debian/Gnome-based Pop!_OS. Now, I know installing KDE apps on Gnome will not always be painless, but in the past I've always been able to get Dolphin to work flawlessly ...
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Kde Neon/Ubuntu 18.04 Nvidia driver for Geforce 1650, MSI Prestige 15 A10SC

I have an issue installing nvidia driver on my MSI Prestige A10SC on KDE Neon (based on ubuntu 18.04) I had to install the hwe kernel in order to have the wifi working, using the following command: $...
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Highlghting with Shift+Home and Shift+End do not work correctly on Manjaro KDE on a Laptop Keypad

When using a laptop keypad, using the numlock key to enable Home and End does not allow for highlighting. For example, when trying to highlight the sentence: "This is a test sentence." Using Shift+...
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How do I get rid of Konsole's random annoying transparent 1px lines?

I'm using the latest versions of Konsole and KDE with Plasma on Arch. It's been an issue since forever. I have random 1px thick transparent lines showing up all over the place. I want to get rid of ...
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Kate Editor: force Python files to use spaces instead of tabs

For Python files, I must use spaces for indenting. My default Kate editor setting uses tabs. I don't want to change the default, but I want to configure the proper settings for Python files. I found ...
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Why do I have these KDE processes running in Xubuntu?

I have Xubuntu 16.04. I was looking at the Task Manager and I found several KDE processes running: knotify4, kuiserver, kdeinit4:kded4 [kdeinit], kactivitymanagerd start-daemon, kdeinit4:klauncher [...
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KDE plasma 5: Prevent file association

I have a misbehaving application (Blender). As I interact with it, it insists on opening a *.dot file with an external application (Kate). Putting aside that this is a bug in the first application, ...
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KDE Plasma splash screen freezing on fresh install of Arch Linux

I am trying to install Arch Linux alongside Windows 10 (for a dual boot system). Every time I try to install Arch Linux with KDE Plasma, I can never make it to the desktop. Sometimes, it will make ...
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KDE Locale detailed settings

Is there any way to have system in US language but use metric system and most importantly use non-us date format, that is day before month? The problem is when i set regional settings, detailed ...
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How to change default desktop path in KDE plasma?

Recently I've just been run out of space in my filesystem , so I decided to move ~/Desktop folder to another partition and just make a symlink to it(as ~/Desktop).The problem is that KDE only shows ...
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How to save the contents of “Konsole” terminal in KDE

I want to know is there any way to save the contents (i.e, commands and stdout together) of Konsole terminal in KDE desktop as in Xfce4-terminal?
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Desktop environments not working on Arch Linux

I did a fresh arch uefi install and everything went smoothly. Then i moved ahead to installing xorg and gnome It was also completed with no errors. Now when I run: systemctl start gdm The system ...
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How to make i3 contain “Always on top windows” in i3+KDE setup?

The issue The Plasma "Add Widget" window is always on top, and due to this i3wm is unable to tile it. Also, since it is outside i3's management, hence I can't focus on it as well, which prohibits me ...
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How to get the previous applications launched automatically after a reboot?

In the past, after a reboot, I used to get the same applications I had running launched automatically, with the same files opened. With Manjaro/Arch I cannot get the same behaviour. Is there any ...
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Disable audio outputs

I am using an Ubuntu 18.04 which was preinstalled on my Dell vostro 5490 and I installed kde Plasma using this Tutorial. Now, as I logged in to my Plasma I've figured out that the audio is detected in ...
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KDE Dolphin: All file associations lost and “open with” provides no options

The other day, KDE/Dolphin seem to have lost all file associations, and the "open with" dialog box no longer presents a list of my applications. If I type an application shortcut name like "kate" into ...
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Why are my fonts rendering so horribly in Chrome in KDE?

I have anti-aliasing enabled with slight hinting. The system font is Ubuntu, including serif, sans and mono fonts. The Chrome font is Roboto. It works just fine in GNOME. I've also noticed that ...
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Allowing xhost access to another user, permanently

I want to run a GUI application as another user (say other-guy). Whenever I want to do so, I run xhost si:localuser:other-guy The changes only persist until a reboot. How do I make this permission ...
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Media players have no sound - pop 19.10

VLC and dragon player has no sounds when I'm using KDE plasma. Issue does not seem to persist when I use the default pop desktop environment. The sound on browsers on both DEs work fine. There is no ...
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Remove konsole split tab's title bar

I would like to remove the titlebar, the one just above my prompt, which has the fullscreen and close button. I only find options to edit the tab bar (Ctrl+Shift+t), just under the menu list, but ...
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keyboard layout is disabled in kde

I have kde Neon ~ ? screenfetch `..---+/---..` saeb@saeb-fujitsu `---.`` `` `.---.` OS: KDE neon 5.17 .--.` `` `-:-. ...
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Systemd reboots my PC instead of shutting it down

I just fresh installed Arch Linux and whenever I try to shutdown my PC, it just reboots. I've seen many similar issues (here) but none of their solutions worked. Also, I have a feeling that the issue ...
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kde screen rotation causes corrupted image

my GPU is nvidia GF300m and OS opensuse Tumbleweed upToDate I want to rotate screen of my external monitor and when I run xrandr -d :0 -o left then displayed image is corrupted, switching to virtual ...
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How do I set up kmail in NixOS?

I have these applications installed, via my configuration.nix: kdeApplications.kmail kdeApplications.kmail-account-wizard kdeApplications.kmailtransport kmail accounts-qt and I think I have the ...
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Issues with intel sound card on HP Omen

I recently installed Archlinux, everything works fine, but the sound card is not recognized by alsamixer or KDE. I followed several solutions on the internet but I do not know what else to do to make ...
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Fonts too large. Where are all the places display scaling or dpi could be specified?

I have more than one desktop computer running Arch Linux KDE. All were initially configured the same. Now one of them now has a scaled up display. I have not found the setting that is responsible for ...
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How test if a specific line does not exist in the message header in kmail?

I'm writng a set of kmail filters which would tag messages depending on the results of the DMARC tests. If the message includes an Authentication-Results line, I can test it for "dmarc=pass" or "dmarc=...
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Configuration file “/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc” not writable is displayed when booting to KDE

I have KDE-Plasma on Arch. I recently changed my DE from Gnome to KDE because of some gdm issues. Everything is working great but while booting, a dialogue shows this prompt. Pressing Enter boots up ...
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What's causing these errors?: “Configuration file ”/home/username/.config/kio_httprc“ not writable. Please contact your system administrator.”

Every hour or so I'm getting these error messages on my Debian10/KDE machine: kio_http - KDialog Configuration file "/home/username/.config/kio_httprc" not writable. Please contact your ...
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Tapping Touchpad not available

When I installed Fedora 31, the tapping options were available and I could do a mouse click with a single tap on the touchpad. Since a few days I can't access these options. Here is my configuration: ...
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KDE Neon 5.17; Unable to download any files from Internet , Including sudo apt-get update

I got a fresh install of KDE Neon, the latest stable version. The first network problem I noticed was that my wifi had "limited Connectivity". I "solved" this issue by running sudo systemctl restart ...
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What is the difference between “find next” and “next completion match”?

I'm trying to understand these two KDE Standard Shortcuts so I can set them properly and their descriptions in the documentation aren't helpful. In what situations would "find next" be different from "...
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Arch Linux KDE: How do I get the mouse pointer / cursor to highlight?

I'm running a current version of Arch Linux (KDE) on a Dell laptop. When I press the Meta key (with the Microsoft logo) it brings up the application launcher menu+. So it's not a dead key. And Ctrl ...
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cannot force linux autostart script file

I need to force my KDE Plasma installed on ubuntu 18.04 to run the following script on startup: xinput --map-to-output "Wacom HID 48DE Finger touch" eDP-1-1 xinput --map-to-output "Wacom HID 48DE Pen ...
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Can't unlock laptop - keyboard not responding

I have a Dell Latitude 5500 Laptop with Debian 10 and KDE Plasma 5.14.5. I've had this laptop for about three months, and this just started a few days ago. When I'm done for the day, I usually press ...
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Where is logout.qml location for KDE Plasma 5?

I want to add Hibernate Button and change background color of shutdown menu. I know these settings are in logout.qml, so I went to ~/.local folder and searched for plasma look and feel as suggested ...
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log in to a desktop manager using commands typed on a different tty

Say a computer is booted to its desktop manager (SDDM, in this case) and you want to send a command over ssh to make that computer log in as a particular user as if they logged in with the keyboard at ...
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KDE: How to set shortcut for Pack Window -> Corner / Center

I found the "Pack Window" shortcuts available in KDE and they work very well: I would like to add shortcuts to move the window directly into the screen corners. Currently if I wanted to get my window ...
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What is the name of this interactive animated cat on kde desktop?

I've recently found a computer on which there was an animated cat sitting on the system tray. He followed clicks, and looked like this: I tried to find what it's called by running ps -fe > cat.txt,...