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20 Set/10

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Being an old-school Linux user, one of the things that bothers me is that in some of the new distributions the CTRL-ALT-Backspace key combination (the combination that would usually kill and restart the X server) has been disabled. This key combination was always helpful when/if a program seemed to take over X Windows and keep you from getting it back. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found that no matter how stable the...

21 Ago/10

Working with KDE desktop effects

Working with KDE desktop effects

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So you’ve followed the latest series on KDE 4.5 (see Ghacks KDE 4.5 content) and you are now using the spectacular latest release from the KDE team. You want to use Compiz, but quickly realize that it is not necessary as KDE has it’s own built-in compositing effects. What you will find is that the built-in KDE compositing is not like Compiz  – but it is comparable and much easier to use. And the fact that...

30 Apr/10

Hello Kate, goodbye vi

Hello Kate, goodbye vi

In my last article I introduced you to Gedit (see “Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!“) and, as promised, this time around we will examine the KDE equivalent…Kate. Kate is an interesting beast in that it is comprised of two parts: KatePart (which is the underlying editor that is also used in other KDE components that require an editor) and Kate (the actual text editor). Kate is a complete rewrite of the older kwrite. And, like Gedit, Kate offers a number of outstanding...


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16 Feb/10

Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

With the rise of KDE 4.4 comes a new crop of desktop widgets (or Plasmoids). Earlier renditions of KDE 4.x saw the Plasmoids less than useful. The latest workings, however, have become quite useful, productive even. In this article I will introduce you to five of those Plasmoids that can help your productivity in one way or another. I will also show you how the Plasmoids are now installed. Installing Plasmoids Figure 1 Although the method is practically the same, there are a few subtle...

12 Dic/09

Manage your network with the new KNetwork Manager

Manage your network with the new KNetwork Manager

For the longest time the only worthwhile network manage (especially of the wireless kind) was the GNOME Network Manager. Once KDE hit release 4 their network manager KNetwork Manager was plagued with issues to the point where it was nearly unusable. KDE 4.3 is out now and the KNetwork Manager has matured quite a bit. Now this KDE tool has reached a point where it not only works consistently, it’s also quite easy to use – almost surpassing the GNOME Network Manager in user-friendliness. But...

30 Nov/09

Linux PDF viewers

Linux PDF viewers

Today a loyal reader sent me a message saying he enjoyed the Alternative Linux web browsers article and was hoping I could apply the same idea to PDF viewers. The truth of the matter is that nearly every PDF viewer in Linux is an alternative. Yes we Linux users do get to enjoy Acrobat Reader to view PDF files in, but that is often not found in the default repositories and, in some cases, a real pain to get features like printing to work properly. Fortunately there are plenty of alternatives...

15 Nov/09

Installing KDE 4.3.2 on Ubuntu

Installing KDE 4.3.2 on Ubuntu

KDE is not a desktop that should be overlooked. Not only did it completely redefine itself upon the launch of 4.x, it has added features that have made it unique in the land of desktops. But because KDE completely re-invented itself at version 4 it’s almost as if you have to consider this a completely new desktop. That should explain the landslide of problems that surrounded the Linux desktop until some of the more recent releases fixed many of the major issues. And although not...

24 Ago/09

Change default and preferred applications in KDE

Change default and preferred applications in KDE

In my last article, “Change default and preferred applications in GNOME“, I illustrated how to change the default applications that will launch in association with certain file types. Now it is time to reciprocate for the KDE desktop environment. Many people assume the KDE desktop environment is just as flexible as the GNOME desktop. In most ways it is. But there are some instances where you might find KDE not quite as intuitive as GNOME. Does that mean it’s less flexible?...