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In KDE4, how do I open a konsole window that is automatically maximized, stays below all windows, and sticks on all desktops?

I am using KDE4. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut that would run konsole with a predetermined setting: window fully maximized no menus, no tabs, no windows borders stays below all windows ...
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How to kill and restart kwin and plasma-desktop from remote ssh session

I have a VNC machine running kde4 as the desktop environment, I logged into the VNC machine and the desktop was just displaying a black screen. To remedy this I ssh'd into the VNC host and ran pkill -...
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how to change the kde4 plasma desktop to folder view for all users

I see there is one solution for individual user, https://centosfaq.org/centos/how-do-i-default-to-folder-view-in-my-custom-kde-user-profile/, and my question is, how to change that for all users? is ...
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KDE Autostart Missing Library

I'm trying to debug an issue with a SH script in my KDE autostart directory (~/.kde/Autostart). I'm running Scientific Linux 6.4 (kernel 2.6.32-754). The script simply launches an application. This ...
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in KDE, can I create a rule that makes a new window appear in the desktop of the app that created it?

This has been asked before: How I can make new pop up windows to appear in the same desktop of their app?, but it was for a different WM, and there are no answers. Maybe there is an answer for KDE? I ...
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Installing KDE4 development files in 2020

I want to compile the Oxygen-transparent project which requires KDE4. I've tried building and installing the KDELibs 4 Support package , but still there's no kde4-config in my system. Here's the ...
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How can I alter KWin rules via TTY?

I'm quite new to Linux and managed to screw up my desktop (KDE) royally... I wanted to change my global window transparency and set it to 0% opacity, instead of 0% transparency, as I had intended. I ...
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Multiple window managers

I would like to configure CentOS7 (KDE4) computers with two screen into a special configuration. I have done that before on CentOS5 (KDE3), and now I have to migrate to CentOS7 (and preferably to ...
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How to make KDE4 System Settings app work if kde-workspace is in a custom install prefix?

For various reasons I need to use KWin from KDE4 on Ubuntu 18.04. I've compiled kde-workspace-4.11.22 package from source, having installed all the required development packages from the Ubuntu ...
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"~>plasma_desktop" errors in linux mint 17.3, kde4. Unable to figure out where to start to address instabilities

Upon restart of plasma-desktop I encountered the following output: https://pastebin.com/nSgv9WyG It points towards some serious instabilities. I have been searching for an idea of what to try to ...
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How can I prevent Telegram from starting automatically on Debian 8.7 Jessie?

I'm using Telegram Desktop on Debian 8.7. It starts automatically even though I've not created any .desktop file under ~/.kde/Autostart. It's quite annoying as I don't want its window to show up ...
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Desktop spanning all monitors

On my laptop, I use KDE 4 on Linux Mint 17.3. I have an Nvidia NVS 5400M, along with the integrated Intel HD graphics. I have the latest Nvidia binary driver installed, 367.57, and I've got the ...
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Plasma keeps remounting my cifs share

I have this mount configured in /etc/fstab: //192.168.5.1 /mnt cifs auto,x-systemd.requires=network-online.target,x-systemd.device-timeout=5 0 0 I've tried unmounting it every possible way: ...
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Display from which repository packages coming from

How to add a column, which is displaying package's repository origin in "Software Management/Updates" windows in KDE4? As far as I remember, at least 6 months ago, I had this feature. It always said ...
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Kde titlebar icon customisation, to add resize icon

I am using kde 5 with oxygen theme. I like this theme. However, like most themes, lacks a resize button in the window title bar. I have looked into customizing the theme, but have had no luck: I can ...
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How to recover a failed KDE4 desktop without deleting the entire ~/.kde4 directory?

This is a tale of two 64-bit Mageia 5 GNU/Linux systems equipped with 6xx/7xx nVidia video cards. Each is configured with a KDE4 desktop (task-kde4-minimal-4.14.3-2.mga5), and use a proprietary ...
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Using KDE starter to start application via ssh

I would like to start VirtualBox on my server using the command ssh -X server virtualbox. This works well from a shell and asks for a login password as intended. I tried to create a KDE 4 "application ...
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On a KDE4 Debian installation, where does the QtCore library install to?

I have installed every possible package that could have to do with QtCore (I think), but the QtCore library is nowhere to be found. Not in /usr/lib, not in /usr/local/lib, not in usr/include... you ...
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How can root lock KDE sessions of all the other users

Every evening cron hibernates my PC for the night. Now, since there is a chance that I won't be the person turning the computer on next morning, I would like to make sure that all the active ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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Export and import KDE custom shortcuts?

It is possible for the global shortcuts in the dedicated GUI. Is it possible for the custom shortcuts too? A similar option as above is not present in the KDE4 GUI for custom shortcuts. But I ...
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Is there a way to change KDE4 display settings from the command line?

Consider the following setup: My laptop is normally located at my desk connected to power, external keyboard and mouse and an external monitor. Since the laptop's screen is pretty small and my monitor ...
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Different font in Linux Mint KDE affecting Google search and Gmail: why, and how to customize? [closed]

In Linux Mint KDE 17.2 (KDE4) the Google search fonts are different than in other systems. In Linux Mint Xfce 17.2 (that is, the same OS, different DE), it is normal one, that is the one that I ...
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How do I remove launchers from the KDE panel?

This question I would think would be far easier to answer by means of Googling it as it is so simple, but alas I am left to ask it here. What I would like to do is to remove launchers I no longer have ...
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KDE How to switch between 4 keyboard layouts?

I have KDE 4.14.2 on Debian 8.1 installed. When I have 3 layouts, switching META+Spacebar works perfectly. The problem begins when I am adding 4th layout, switching works incorrectly: I'm only able ...
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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian

I installed KDE onto a minimal Debian image using apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop --no-install-recommends but the desktop environment that launches when I run startkde is KDE 4. How can I update ...
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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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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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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 configure the Screen Locker

I'm using KDE 4 and it locks the screen without warning and then it requires password to unlock, I need a warning before locking as the Gnome before locking the screen it set the screen brightness ...
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When I use left window key + e in konsole it prins 'se'

I was trying to change my keyboard layout and when I tried it in the konsole, I saw that konsole interprets it rather oddly. Win + E executes some hostnames and prints "se" on the prompt. With other ...
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Program won't load through KDE icon

So I can load the program through the terminal by running the application as sh /path/to/folder/bin/program but when I'm trying to make a selectable icon through KDE Menu Editor I get the splash ...
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Load X resources when KDE starts on Linux Mint

I previously was using MATE and XTerm always starts with a black background. I'm not sure why, but when I start XTerm in KDE, I get a white background. This is terrible for me so I want to change this ...
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Synchronize KDE4 Hotkeys

how can I synchronize my personally defined KDE4 Hotkeys between different computers? I would like to check in a file in git, as I do it with .bashrc and other configuration files. I found .kde/share/...
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"Screen Energy Saving" (in KDE) - how to trigger command when entering and exiting such mode?

I have two commands: one I'd like to execute when computer enters "Screen Energy Saving" mode, another when it exists this state. How to trigger those commands depending on "Screen Energy Saving" ? ...
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No IBus choices in Input Method tab

As you can see in the picture, I can't select any input method. I have installed ibus-m17n and my IBus input (ibus-bogo). I use Mint 16 with KDE 4.11.5
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Setting environment variables at runtime in KDE4

Is it possible to set an environment variable at runtime, affecting all the programs started from the DE after that point (Desktop Environment, in my case KDE4) (without rebooting)? I know it it ...
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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 show time away from computer?

I was wondering how to measure the time elapsed after, say, screensaver starts and then show that time on a freedesktop notification when back.
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How do I exit full screen after enabling via the right click context menu of kwin (KDE)?

This is related to my other question: Kate has no window borders, and thus no minimize, maximize, and close buttons In KDE, after right-clickin on any window border, or it's entry in the task manager, ...
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system settings -> shortcuts and gestures

Something is stealing my Ctrl+F7 and Ctrl+F8 shortcuts from eclipse. I checked out the settings panel from the title but could not spot any such bindings over there. So, how do I get to see who is ...
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Change default position of Dialog Windows KDE 4.10

I have KDE 4.10 running on my system, today when configure to work with two monitors top/bottom i get the surprise that modal dialogs show in the middle of two monitors, example the Intellij's Search ...
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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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How to make GTK application use the theme options configured in the GNOME Tweak Tool (and not the KDE's GTK configuration) when I'm under GNOME?

I'm using openSUSE 13.1 initially installed as a KDE4 Desktop environment (it's the default corporate install at my work). Now I would like to use the GNOME desktop. So, I installed GNOME 3.10 with ...
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KMail extremely slow/frozen when operating on local maildir folder

KMail seemingly freezes when trying to open a message or executing any command on the local email folders (maildir) such as moving or marking of messages. Sometimes the triggered action is executed ...
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How to manage multiple panel layouts for different display setups in KDE?

I use my laptop in 3 display setups: laptop only laptop + monitor laptop + projector For each one I use different screen setup and panel layout. It's quite boring to modify layout after each display ...
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How to restore kde plasma desktop

I was tried chrome remote desktop app with a friend. He has a Mac. By mistake he clicked cmd + s, I do not know if that is super + s combination, the thing is it killed all my kde plasma widgets. Is ...
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