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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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X Window Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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How to use Kwallet as default keyring

I am using KDE desktop (plasma 5 ) environment with opensuse leap 42.1. Many programs in my system use native keychain to store password like (JetBrain products). But when saving the password, I ...
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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 ...
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Debuggging `Maximum number of clients reached … unable to open display “:0”'

I am running an openSUSE Tumbleweed installation with KDE Plasma 5.4.3 . I tend to use a fair number of programs ( Eclipse, Firefox, Slack, Evolution, Konsole, various java applications ) and after ...
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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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Which activity/program prevents my monitor from going off?

I can set my monitor off with xset dpms force off but something prevents KDE from setting it off. On the other hand, when I play a long youtube video it might go off (!). This correctly happens after ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: https://some.important.web.site....
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Keyboard repeat without pressing a key

Occasionally a key repeats although I do not press the key. I would like to prevent this phenomenon. The phenomenon happens when I am pressing Ctrl+w again and again. After several times of Ctrl+w, w ...
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Possible xorg memory leak

My problem in one picture : The memory usage of xorg as a child process of sddm keeps growing with time. Everytime I restart my computer, the problem reappears after a few dozens of minutes. I tried ...
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in KDE 5 how to make a GUI application show/hide with a shortcut similar to Tilda/guake/yakuake

I simply want to setup Emacs GUI to toggle (hide/show) visibility just like we see in guake, tilda or yakuake terminals(it is called drop down in these terminals). for example I am working with Emacs ...
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Change order a icons in system tray widget in KDE?

Is there a way to change the order of the icons in the system tray widget? Or is there a widget that lets you make your own system tray?
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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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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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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 can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a "...
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shell script to return the kde desktop name

I've defined the names of my KDE desktops to those of my workstation and the local compute servers. I want to find a way such that when I open a shell in the particular named desktop, it will open 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. Everything's work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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New Mail Arrived notification Kmail + Jovie Speech customizing

When a new message arrives, Kmail has ability to speak! Which is great but not enough: I don't want to listen to a standard text but have a proper functionality: When a new message arrives, Jovie ...
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office files are being read as zip archive and vice versa. How can I resolve this?

I am running Manjaro linux KDE and am enjoying. But opening office & zip file is a pita for me. Look the screenshot. My zip file opens by libreoffice (or WPS). And if I correct it in file ...
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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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How to hibernate Debian with Secure Boot enabled and fully encrypted disk?

I'd like to be able to hibernate another one of my Debian/KDE machines because it's practical and I'd like to save some energy. I can't hibernate another one which has a swapfile and Secure Boot ...
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System tray icons won't pop out

My KDE system tray icons is quite standard (time, network connection, sound, etc). Usually, clicking on one of those icons makes a pop-up appears, and allows e.g. to select the media to mount, to ...
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How to avoid mouse cursor jumping while using xinput Coordinate Transformation Matrix when application releases mouse

I've got some high sensitivity mice that I need to lower the sensitivity on. The general solution to this seems to be to set the Coordinate Transformation Matrix to something acceptable. So I use the ...
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Is there a way to set the QT icon theme, and other theme elements, from the command line?

I'm trying to automate the process of theming QT5 programs, in the absence of a DE like KDE, by writing a script that does it. I know that GTK has a bunch of config files that can specify all the ...
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How to change kscreen backend (or disable kscreen)?

I'm running KDE on Arch Linux. 4.17.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 8 17:27:31 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux plasmashell 5.13.3 QMake version 3.1 Using Qt version 5.11.1 in /usr/lib I would like to ...
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Kde neon stuck on splash screen

I just recently bought a new laptop "Hp pavilion power 15-cb012no" and I was trying to install KDE Neon on it. The laptop has a ssd and a hdd. I was trying to install linux on the hdd, since the ssd ...
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KDE Plasma - disable right click “as select” in context menus

I'm using KDE Plasma (Kubuntu 18.04). I notice when you right click to bring up a context menu, it is possible to select the options with left click OR right click. I find this behavior quite ...
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KDE Custom Shortcuts don't work with special XF86 keys

I want to use an external numpad as a 'macro keyboard' with each key being able to perform a specified action. I have already created a custom xkb_keymap to map keys to XF86 symbols. $ cat ~/.xinitrc ...
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KDE Plasma: GTK fonts too large after update

I've just updated Arch Linux with KDE to Plasma 5.12.5 (I forgot to check which version I had before, but the last update I did was about a month ago) and I noticed the fonts in GTK applications are ...
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Suspend linux from KDE Plasma 5 lockscreen

TLDR: How to suspend from KDE LockScreen? I'm using KDE's default lockscreen which you can somewhat configure But I haven't found a way to suspend my PC from the lockscreen, so I had to enter my ...
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How to match GTK and KDE themes in Plasma 5

I would like to set a dark theme that is easy to read (no dark fonts on dark backgrounds or vice versa). And I want a consistent look for Qt and GTK applications (especially Firefox and Libre Office). ...
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How can I imitate gnome gsettings functionality in KDE Plasma using the command line?

I have heard about kwriteconfig as begin the equivalent for gsettings. I'd like to be able to imitate the functionality shown in my script for GNOME in KDE Plasma. Gnome Script Setup gnome to my ...
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Intel® Wireless 7265 device hangs when under load

i own a Dell XPS 13 9343 with a Intel 7265 Card. When i stress too much the card downloading some stuff the card stops working and i need to turn off/turn on the software switch manually. I'm ...
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How can I print in greyscale in KDE Plasma applications?

When I print in Plasma applications, such as Gwenview, I can select Grayscale instead of Color (see screenshot below). However, this doesn't do anything; images are always printed in colour. In ...
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How can I start a VNC server session and immediately land up in KDE?

This is the content of my ~/.vnc/xstartup file: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && ...
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How to remember and easily switch between monitor configurations in KDE?

I've got two monitors and I'm using KDE. I use following monitor configurations: two monitors (one little bit lower than another one) for usual work the beautiful IPS monitor for movies the fast TN ...
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How to bind custom commands to screen edges in kde?

I wonder if it is possible to use custom commands for KDE "screen edges" feature. For example, I would like to close active windows via clicking the top right corner (as I don't have window ...
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KDE: suspend to 'freeze' state instead of 'mem'

I have a Lenovo Helix 2, which has busted suspend-to-RAM (S3) support. "Light sleep" mode (S0ix), however, works fine, as tested with echo freeze > /sys/power/state. I can bind the power button to ...
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KDE Plasma crashes after logging in

I just bought an ultra wide 3440 x 1440 monitor made by LG and tried to use it with my Linux Debian 8. I decided to use Display Port, since HDMI < 2.0 is limited to a maximum frequency of 30 Hertz....
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Ctrl+Delete and Ctrl+Backspace shortcuts

TL;DR How to configure global environment shortcuts in KDE Plasma 5 on GNU/Linux for Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Del to delete only whitespaces and new lines in all GUI applications which do not override ...
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How to install and set new themes in KDE plasma via terminal

I've been having some issues with the breeze theme while starting plasma and I want to know if there is a way to install a another plasma theme via the terminal and set that to default. I'm using arch ...
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How to restore display of window after unplugging and replugging 2nd monitor?

I have an HDMI monitor which I unplug and plug back into my laptop from time to time. When I unplug the monitor, all the windows are moved onto the laptop display. However, when I plug it back in, all ...
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Laptop sleeps by itself - in logs “Sleep requested” - requested by what?

I left my Linux laptop on with the lid open while it was on battery power for several minutes, and it went to "sleep" (according to the systemd journal) - I assume this means the same as hibernation? ...
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Can I set the Kwallet opening timeout?

I am using KWallet to store various passwords on my pc. One of the passwords is for KMail. After login, when I do not enter a password, the opening dialogue times out and every single application asks ...
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How to fix x2go desktop, that does not resize contents, to fit in remote desktop window size

I transferred the KDE settings (ie contents of .kde) folder from an existing KDE to a new installed computer. Normally when I connect to a remote x2go, the windows are resizable, ie adjusting the ...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I am experiencing a strange problem with Firefox though: The Firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the ...
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Specify the format of application temp/backup files in kde

Many text editors will create temporary or backup files with the format <filename>~. Because of this, folders appear very cluttered with tons of files duplicated in this way ( <original> &...
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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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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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