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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Breeze style1019:37, 7 May 2016
internal link button supplies bad template614:11, 12 November 2012
Extension:Translate and chinese018:02, 14 March 2011
Chinese language name translation issues018:01, 14 March 2011
Can I import Lightning calendar to Korganizer?211:25, 30 January 2011
Table of Contents316:23, 5 October 2010
Enabling subpage feature218:15, 22 September 2010
Template help618:12, 22 September 2010
Please help make documentation more visual 118:09, 22 September 2010

Breeze style

Maybe it's time to change Oxygen icons to Breeze ones?

07:15, 2 May 2016

Yep, we need to replace them one day before designers created a new iconset (radically different from the previous one). ;)

08:03, 2 May 2016

It's our work. Users should know about modern KDE design. Other wikis already did it. ː)

08:25, 2 May 2016

Ok. The current version of my distribution does not contain KF5 Plasma.

Any user with appropriate iconset installed can replace the icons on wiki page. It's wiki, it was created to attract more users, not just for users tell others what to do. Want to change something? Come on, just do it! Face-smile.png

08:34, 2 May 2016

I can't find the way how to do this actually. And also wanted to know other members' opinion. ː)

08:49, 2 May 2016
  1. Find an image file that you want to change (e. g. Kde.png)
  2. Go to
  3. Click on Upload a new version of this file
  4. Click on Select file
  5. Choose file, click Open
  6. Click on Upload file
09:00, 2 May 2016

internal link button supplies bad template

You know the button to "Internal link" adds the wrong template for an internal link. It serves up [[Link title]]

but it should serve up [[Link|title]]

Link - pipe - title not link - space - title

This is very annoying and a frustration when you are new editor. Can it be fixed?

05:27, 11 November 2012

Please use underscore (_) for internal links with spaces. It also would be good if you do so for images (it is almost impossible to parse image names with camel casing and unpredictable spacing).

Thanks in advance for your help.

06:32, 11 November 2012

You miss my point. My point is when you click the add internal link button in the editor on the wiki it suggests the format for an internal link is link space title. But that does not work. It should be telling you that it is link pipe title

12:27, 11 November 2012

I think you are misunderstanding that link. It is asking for the link-name, i.e. its page name. That is all that is required to make an internal link. However, we request that you use the pipe and text, as well as "Special:myLanguage:" so that it works better for translated pages and other-language readers. Naturally the mediawiki tools don't know about that, and it's probably a major task to adapt them.

13:33, 11 November 2012

The toolbar is served using MediaWiki core, and the text is contained within the message i18n files that come with the installation.

  1. We don't edit the core files as it's impossible to keep a track of all the changes when we upgrade
  2. If we change the english text for that, we also need to change the 385 other languages. Then we need to manually patch each language file every time we upgrade.

So primarily because of point 1, unfortunately, this cannot be fixed.

Sayak Banerjee

18:48, 11 November 2012

I guessed that it was probably pretty core. Maybe an enhancement request to MediaWiki pointing out the ambiguity in this buttons functionality then would be good. I reckon it should say [[<link title>]] rather than [[link title]]. Because as it stands it is not consistent with what the external link button offers up. which is [ link title] So for consistency the external link one could actually be [<> <link title>]

or maybe [ LinkTitle] and [[LinkTitle]] But perhaps this is a discussion to by had on the MediaWiki web site not this one.

I will shut up now.

06:29, 12 November 2012

You might like to take the suggestion to [email protected] for discussion :-)

14:11, 12 November 2012

Extension:Translate and chinese

A thread, Thread:Talk:Welcome to KDE UserBase/Extension:Translate and chinese, was moved from here to Talk:Userbase Technical Issues. This move was made by Zhao Han (talk | contribs) on 14 March 2011 at 18:02.

Chinese language name translation issues

A thread, Thread:Talk:Welcome to KDE UserBase/Chinese language name translation issues, was moved from here to Talk:Userbase Technical Issues. This move was made by Zhao Han (talk | contribs) on 14 March 2011 at 18:01.

Can I import Lightning calendar to Korganizer?

Hi All,

Just trying to find my way around Koffice & friends....

A simple(??) question..... Is it possible (allowed/recommended) to import calendar information like Tzasks/to dos/events from Lightning to KOrganizer?

If the answer is "yes" I presume it is also possible to export from KOrganizer to Lightning? And then.... is there a way of keeping the 2 calendars in sync, without having to cross-copy the data????

Thanks for a smart looking product!!!!!!


14:43, 28 January 2011

Lightning can export and import the data in iCal format. KOrganizer can work with iCal too. For the details please refer to KOrganizer handbook. You can make the same iCal file to be your calendar (locally or on some web service) and keep the data in sync.

18:06, 28 January 2011

Thanks, Yurchor! That seems to solve my problems!!!


11:25, 30 January 2011

Table of Contents

Is it OK to add __noTOC__ to Welcome_to_KDE_UserBase?

23:42, 3 October 2010

It doesn't seem to add any functionality, so yes.

07:23, 4 October 2010

Added. Could you please check that it is correct and then mark the page for translation?

13:33, 5 October 2010


16:23, 5 October 2010

Enabling subpage feature

Hi! If the subpage feature [1] is enabled for the Main (default) namespace we can get proper functioning of subpage links [2]. This saves a lot of work and avoids broken links when pages are moved around, helps with creating documentation (see e.g. Kexi/Handbook). Also breadctumbs shall work eventually.

I propose the same for techbase and community wikis.

19:21, 11 July 2010

Seems like a good idea. Though it might need some testing. And also, techbase and communitybase are not yet updated like userbase, which might involve issues with the old codebase. About to happen though, soon.

22:21, 11 July 2010

Sorry, not adding anything constructive to this discussion, but trying to squash a bug in the new theme. Hope you guys don't mind.

11:34, 25 August 2010

Template help

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I'm definitely interested in discussing your ideas. We are in the process of updating the mediawiki engine (should be complete very soon as testing is advanced), and have several improvements in mind. Can you join us on IRC? - #kde-www - it makes sense to be planning now, so that we can get improvements out there in the new version.

09:23, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

annew15:29, 22 September 2010

Thinking a bit more about the Prev/Next templates, traditionally there was a centre entry, for Contents. What do you think about adding that? You could call it Manual Home, if that seems more appropriate.

10:29, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

annew15:31, 22 September 2010
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I've made a slightly different prev/next template that uses a bit more syntax. Unfortunately due to the nature of mediawiki templates you have to specify the argument names in this one. It's similar to the one used on Wikibooks. It uses the {{PAGENAME}} variable for the text in the middle. I suppose you could change it to a link to the article index, but that would need another two arguments in the template and maybe that could be too complicated for casual users? Anyway, here is the link and this is what it looks like:

Check this page source for the syntax and how it's used. Do you think it's simple enough for everyday writers to understand? Unfortunately I am afk a lot of the time at the moment so I don't know when I'll be able to drop into IRC. But if you have any specific requests of me then tell me here or on my usertalk and I'll see what I can do. Or just dive in and change my current templates if you prefer :O) There's certainly a lot of room for improvement.

00:57, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

15:32, 22 September 2010
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Last edit: 18:11, 22 September 2010

I didn't notice before that you have parserfunctions installed on this wiki. I've updated the second template to be an all-in-one navigation thingummy now. Still works the same way as described above, though.

04:31, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

15:35, 22 September 2010
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That's really getting somewhere :-) Does {{PAGENAME}}/Manual work? I've tried it on

11:57, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

annew15:35, 22 September 2010

Appears to work just fine. Almost all of the arguments are completely optional, now. I hope the documentation makes enough sense. Glad you like it. It should probably be renamed if anyone is to use it, though. And the three original templates I made can probably be deleted now. Drop me a message if you want any more.

14:37, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

15:36, 22 September 2010

Please help make documentation more visual

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Last edit: 18:09, 22 September 2010

I noticed many pages in the documentation wiki are text only (that goes for techbase too), for example: Plasma [1] New users reading that might have no idea what that page is about.

In truth I had found that applications do have a screenshot (such as Okular [2]), but I don't think it is enough.

08:57, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

BogdanBiv15:25, 22 September 2010
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I do agree. It was never intended to be enough - merely a starter. Do help us improve this. Collect suitable images and upload them with the link on the left, then add them in at appropriate places. The more people that contribute, the better the resource will be.

20:29, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

annew15:26, 22 September 2010

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