Tag: KDE

What’s in a Name: A Brief History of the How User Agents Became So Long

If you type “What’s my user agent” into Google, you’ll get something like this:   Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.79 Safari/537.36   Websites can use this to determine what browser and operating system you’re using, but

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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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3 Must-Have Apps for Any Linux OS, And My Preferences

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different GNU/Linux distributions available right now. They are all different in terms of used kernel versions, desktop environments, window managers and set of applications. But all of them have something in common. Whatever

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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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Apps to Do Everything Social in Linux

Social media has permeated nearly every aspect of the web, and people are more social than ever without seeing their contacts face-to-face. To keep up with this social activity, many people have several devices, including computers, mobile phones, and even

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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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