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If I open the same file twice in Okular, switch to the existing window

I wrote the following script to accomplish the desired behavior for the flatpak version of Okular (I’m using LMDE 5). The script is based on changing the window title via wmctrl. Getting the desired ...
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How do I run a sudo command from kde shortcuts command?

One solution is to use an executable, which is owned by root and has a SUID bit. Most likely, you do not have your own binary and instead you want to use a command. If you make your bash script file ...
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While installing Debian KDE on i386 computer, Locks me out unexpectedly

You could try using the passwd command before beginning the install to set a password, so that when you get locked out you can log back in. Most live and install disks dont have passwords set for any ...
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Left Windows/Meta key suddenly stopped working

I found a solution that worked for me: Going from Settings: -> Hardware section: Input Devices -> Advanced tab -> Position of Compose key -> Turn off "Left Win" -> Apply. It ...
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Implication of deleting an /etc/crypttab entry

Entries in /etc/crypttab works similarly to /etc/fstab: if the device listed there is not present, the boot process will try to wait for it and after some time the boot process will fail. It shouldn't ...
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insert current date into text document while editing it in Kate

#!/bin/sh echo -n "$(date +%F)" Save that as an executable somewhere, and then: Go to Settings > Configure Kate > External Tools Click Add > Add Tool Set Name to a name of your ...
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Remove an icon from KDE Icons-only Task Manager

Right-click on the icon > Unpin from Task Manager
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Bind mouse click on key including mouseclick hold function

Haven't tried it, but it seems that keyboard shortcuts to call xdotool mousedown 1 and xdotool mouseup 1 could be set to provide more control over the mouse button than just clicking it. With this ...
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How to lock a Linux/Debian/KDE system to one program (a password-protected kiosk mode for Kodi)?

The solution is to use cage. It's not yet available in Debian 11 and also can't be built on it. However, it's already in "Debian 12 testing". I will update this once it's in Debian 11 stable ...
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SSH_AUTH_SOCK set to wrong value after login but there is nothing that sets it explicitly

It seems like issue was due to use of (deprecated) ~/.pam_environment of pam_env module. I found out that ~/.pam_environment has override for SSH_AUTH_SOCK=${XDG_RUNTIME_DIR}/ssh-agent.socket Since it ...
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How to share a folder in KDE Dolphin?

You should follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Samba#Enable_Usershares. It explains the steps. But here they are. Run: sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares sudo groupadd -r sambashare sudo chown ...
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KDE daemon asks for disk password on every login

Open System Settings and go to Removable Storage → Removable Devices where the device should be listed, select it and use the Forget Device button to stop KDE from trying to mount it on login. Note: ...
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How do I set the correct screen resolution/scaling in fedora 35 kde like in windows 10?

You want scaling for the font and UI element sizes. Open the settings and go to the "displays" tab (or just press "enter" and then start typing "display"), and then set ...
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My cursor movement is laggy and stutters

Usually the open source drivers for nvidia (nouveau) are not very good. Check what drivers are being used, then try installing the proprietary. You can check by running lspci | grep VGA
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Debugging 'Maximum number of clients reached ... unable to open display ":0"'

xlsclients and xrestop didn't tell me much, either. Most writeups of people researching this problem focus on finding the total open Unix sockets. But the lsofc -c Xorg advice is much better. However,...
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xsession for own built KDE

You have to run ~/kde/build/plasma-workspace/login-sessions/install-sessions.sh to install your kde built session: https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Plasma_Desktop It might be a ...
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