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    Switching Applications Between Gnome & KDE

    I know I can have both Gnome and KDE in my Ubuntu / Kubuntu.

    Must I use only Gnome-related programs while in Gnome and KDE-related programs while in KDE?

    Or could I mix?

    For example, could I use KDE but run synaptic or nautilus? Both are Gnome-related programs.

    Or is it wiser to keep like with like?

    Thank you.
    I am a casual linux user who simply wants a Windows replacement. I have little computer knowledge so speak to me as if I were an easily confused child. Thank you.

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    Re: Switching Applications Between Gnome & KDE

    You may use any application in any desktop environment.

    The one "gotcha!" is that certain applications may have unintended effects when run in a different DE; for example nautilus will redraw your wallpaper unless you launch it with the --no-desktop flag.

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    Re: Switching Applications Between Gnome & KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    You may use any application in any desktop environment.

    The one "gotcha!" is that certain applications may have unintended effects when run in a different DE; for example nautilus will redraw your wallpaper unless you launch it with the --no-desktop flag.

    I thought so. Thanks for confirming.
    I am a casual linux user who simply wants a Windows replacement. I have little computer knowledge so speak to me as if I were an easily confused child. Thank you.

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