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At least on my KDE4 desktop I can remove a launcher like this: right-click on the right-most side of the panel and select Unlock Widgets in the popup menu right-click again on the right-most side of the panel and select Panel Settings now displayed in the popup-menu move mouse on the desired launcher icon and click on the X in its popup to remove the ...


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I found a solution just by chance: Settings -> Kate config -> Open/Save -> File types If I click on "Download syntax-highlighting files", all files which are already installed and can be updated (a newer version is available) are marked here. Then a click on "Install" updates alle these files. After that the folder ~/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax ...


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I hope, that I understood you right: you need just a launcher to the existing script. If so, try to write a small .desktop file for your script and place it in ~/.local/share/applications or /usr/share/applications . Here is an example for it: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Sample Application Name Comment=A sample application Exec=...


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In KDE 4.10.5, you can disable all system sounds without muting all media. System Settings > Common Appearance and Behaviour > Application and System Notifications > Manage Notifications > Player Settings > No audio output. Also, you may disable Event Sounds: left click the sound tray icon and slide down the Event Sounds slider or completely mute it. In ...


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The global ones are in ~/.kde4/share/config/kglobalshortcutsrc. Different apps/services may have specific ones in their own config files - many in the same dir. Note: the ~/.kde4 path is seen on OpenSUSE, on other distributions the path may exist under ~/.kde instead.


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The accepted answer also works in KDE 5 (to ascertain the version of your KDE: `Start Menu (alias Application Launcher) > All Application Selector along the Bottom > System (Cogwheel Icon) > Info Centre (Icon of an extension card) > [Get a new Dialog] > About System on the left) Inspired by Kde Plasma 5: How To Add And Remove A Widget From Panel In Kde: ...


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Have you tried the instructions on the official network config site? I think most of your starting configuration questions will be written here. By the way, if you really want to dive into Linux, don't go for Ubuntu cause you won't ever understand the core workflow of Linux systems. With slackware you will have a hard time learning how to do things, but if ...


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There is an open bug report. The workaround is to add a line to the cmake command in your PKGBUILD: -DAutomoc4_DIR=/usr/lib/automoc4 There is also a forum thread with a more general solution; adding a line to your shell file: export Automoc4_DIR=/usr/lib/automoc4


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There is a longstanding bug in KDE to disable sounds for all apps. I suggest commenting on that bug.


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Try either: System Settings -> Notifications -> Player Settings\ Then choose "No audio output." or: System settings -> General -> Notifications -> System notifications -> Applications -> Event source Then choose"KDE System Notifications"


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There's a thread on the KDE forums but it doesn't seem to work (and I had to modify the command a bit: qdbus org.kde.plasma-desktop /kickoff) Another approach would be to fake a key event: right click on the K, click on 'Application Launcher Settings' and then set a shortcut (if Alt+F1 doesn't work right away) install xdotool run xdotool keydown keydown --...


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Ctrl+F8 is showing "virtual desktops" because the special desktop effects are enabled. You need to disable the desktop effects in order to unbind Ctrl+F8. For more information, see here. Alternatively, you can configure keyboard shortcuts from system settings to remove the said binding. These bindings can be changed at System Settings > Common Appearance ...


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I fixed it! KDE was saving the session upon shutdown and restoring it upon startup, thus reopening all programs. I disabled it under Startup and Workspace > Startup and Shutdown > Desktop Session > On Login > Start with an empty session. (Restore previous session was the default)


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As per this link, you have to type F10 and a create menu will appear.


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The configuration file /etc/config/kdm/kdmrc has the following section: [Shutdown] # The command (subject to word splitting) to run to halt the system. # Default is "/sbin/shutdown -h -P now" # HaltCmd= # The command (subject to word splitting) to run to reboot the system. # Default is "/sbin/shutdown -r now" # RebootCmd= # Whether it is allowed to shut ...


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For the latest version of Kate, placing syntax xml files in this directory works: ~/.local/share/katepart5/syntax Thanks @Datalore


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The application binary is called gpk-application. It comes in the gnome-packagekit package: # yum install gnome-packagekit gnome-packagekit-extra You apparently need to run it as non-privileged user. It does not seem to create menu entries in KDE so: $ gpk-application & The forum post where I got this info claims that it's bundled in the "Graphical ...


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When you set up your phone as a network device you should get in your OS a device akin to phone0 which may or may not have an IP address on it. When this device come online you should make it default route for all traffic. sudo route del default sudo route add default gw phone0 Devices on your local network will still be accessible since route to that ...


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Solution : untick the spare layout option for your layouts. You should not use the spare layout option. This behaviour is perfectly sensible given that option (it is exactly what it is meant to do): According to some KDE doc (pdf, html): Spare layouts This option can be enabled only if you have more than two layouts. Spare layouts allow to ...


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xrandr should be what you are looking for. Also, you may need to review the instructions Multihead instructions. I have had good luck with xrandr on gnome 3 but it should work fine with KDE.


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You can switch to testing (stretch) or unstable (sid) and you can upgrade to Kde 5 now. I suggest not to do it now because, in my opinion, Kde 4 is much more mature and usable at this moment, and that not all from Kde 5 is available as Debian package. For example kontact, kwallet, ... are still used from Kde 4. If I knew all of this I wouldn't upgrade to ...


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Thanks to kursus's help here I have a quick answer: just press ctrl-shift-F


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I will share my hack to get it working on OpenSuse 13.2 with KDE 4.14. 1. Edit the Service Menu: su -c 'vi /usr/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/kmail_addattachmentservicemenu.desktop' 2. Comment out line: #Exec=kmail --attach %F 3. Add the following line: Exec=thunderbird -compose "attachment='file://%F'" 4. Save the file. You may need to restart ...


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At System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Screen Locker you can choose when to lock and when to lock with password. Also, there you can set a screensaver, so it can be as a warning that your session will soon be locked with password. If this is not enough, you always can install gnome-screensaver, but it may install some gtk-gnome dependencies, so be ...


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Do two things: Add to your startup scripts the command xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults (or .Xresources, or actually whatever file you want to write your configuration to). Apparently any executable script in the folder $HOME/.kde/Autostart will be executed at startup when you use KDE as your destkop environment; I can't check because I don't use KDE. Add the ...


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The local folders most probably contain a duplicate entry for the trashcan (in German this could be "Papierkorb" and "Mülleimer"). Other duplicates such as "trash" and "Mülleimer" or "Drafts" and "Entwürfe" are also possible. This might cause infinite loops in some folder actions, what inevitably blocks all other actions. Removing all duplicate folders and ...


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OK, found the solution. Was really simple, it creates a new activity. It is as simple as: go to activities change back to the old one, and stop and delete the new one.


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Thanks to Adam's comment pointing me to Gilles' answer, I finally achieved the effect I wanted with the 3M Ergonomic Mouse. I'm now using KDE Plasma 5, but I suspect the following works for most modern X.Org systems. According to the command: xinput --list The 3M Ergonomic Mouse is labelled "PixArt USB Optical Mouse" on my system, and the command xinput -...


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