Category: KDE

Managing Users with KDE

KDE Plasma Workspaces provide a graphical interface and lots of eye candy for the desktop Linux experience. Many would argue that it is equal to or even better at this than Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. KDE, however, is

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How to Batch Rename Files in KDE

KDE is the desktop environment of choice for many of the world’s Linux, BSD, and Unix users. It is easy to use and provides a solid graphical interface for many advanced operating system features. One of those advanced features is

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KDE File Dialog Now in Chromium Dev Build

Earlier, I reported that Google Chrome / Chromium would soon have KDE file dialogs for saving and opening files. This morning I installed a development build of Chromium 16, and there it is, native KDE file dialog support by default.

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Google Chrome to Get KDE File Dialog Support

This news should make KDE users happy. One of the issues with using any non-KDE apps with KDE is that you often get stuck with a GTK file dialog. In my opinion, the GTK file picker just does not measure

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Review: KDE 4.7 Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Platform

The KDE software compilation is a complete desktop experience that runs on top of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions. KDE consists of Plasma Workspaces (the desktop environment), KDE Applications, and KDE Platform. Version 4.7.0 of KDE introduces some new

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7 Ways to Launch Programs in KDE

One of the most basic and important things you will ever do with your computer is launch programs. Typically, operating systems have one or two methods for achieving this, such as opening a menu (Windows) or folder (Mac OS X),

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Linux and the Dual Monitor Dilemma

This has been an ongoing issue for me.  Not all Linux desktop environments respond the same to dual monitor hardware configurations, and not all of them function well when it involves a laptop. For years I have favored KDE’s desktop

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Easy Samba Setup with KDE

As promised, I wrote an article about setting up Samba in KDE.  It is not immediately obvious how to set it up in KDE, but it is easy if you follow the steps I have illustrated.  I have tested this

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Netbook Microphone Issues

Ever since I bought my Asus EeePC 1201n about a year ago, I’ve had trouble with the microphone.  With Kubuntu 10.04, I had to chop up Alsa to get it working properly, and even then, it stopped working again after

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5 Intriguing KDE Apps

The beauty of an open development platform is that anyone can take a stab at creating an application. KDE, which is built upon the Qt application and UI framework, is a shining example of this. A quick look at KDE-Apps.org reveals

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