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Old 10-24-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
AGazzaz
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Fine Tuning KDE4 on Mandriva 2009


Hello,
I have installed the Live CD from Mandriva but there are somethings that I do not know how to do
  1. [SOLVED]I used to touch the upper left corner of the screen to show the desktop but I can not do that anymore
  2. [SOLVED]I also used to touch the lower left corner of the screen to show the kick-off menu but I do not know how to do that too
  3. there is an annoying ¨Volume (fat)¨ appearing the the places panel in dolphin and I can not get rid of it as I do not need it anymore
  4. Extra KDE panels seems to be out of control as I can not control them as I used to do and something like the system tray takes a lot of space -- what I used to do is to set the panel to the minimum possible width and height and start adding the system tray and amarok control and a lot of shell commands and links to different applications but sadly I can not seem to do that anymore
  5. [SOLVED]the most annoying problem of all is the keyboard layout and I do not know how to keep it without changing after every restart

And a last question I read on KDE-look.org a poll on KDE 4 desktop effect
are these effects different from compiz fusion effects?

Thank you.

Last edited by AGazzaz; 11-07-2008 at 04:55 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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Five days on LQ with no replies, This is indeed the most complicated thread I have ever started.
First the things that I have solved so far:
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I used to touch the upper left corner of the screen to show the desktop but I can not do that anymore
Run ccsm "compiz config setting manager" go to General --> on the general tab you will find "Show Desktop". Specify whatever you want

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the most annoying problem of all is the keyboard layout and I do not know how to keep it without changing after every restart
I do not really remember where but it is something in the "Regional & Language" in the "System Settings" the keyboard layout tab "I nearly messed with all the options"

About the Dolphin issue, I wish if you can tell me how can I make KDE totally dependent on Konqueror instead of Dolphin ie:show the services and network bars in the Navigation panel and also make the 'New Device Notifier' open external drives in Konqueror

And the as for the panel, here is a snapshot of how it looks like. The system tray is so large and annoying. I think they tried to copy and enhance the control method from enlightenment but not as perfect as it should be

That's all for now
Thanks.

Last edited by AGazzaz; 10-30-2008 at 03:59 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 04:54 AM   #3
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[*]there is an annoying ¨Volume (fat)¨ appearing the the places panel in dolphin and I can not get rid of it as I do not need it anymore
I solved this one too, Link the original /media/hd to /mnt/c and put that c link in the places panel. You will not find the annoying Volume (fat) icon appearing

If I find out anyother solution I will post it, it may help any other user searching the forums

Thanks.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 05:34 PM   #4
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Thank you for posting. I have a lot of anoyances with kde 4 also.

I really hate dolphin and want to use konqueror instead with the new devices also.

You can change it to konqueror for the other things like opening folders and such. In kubuntu it is in
system>system settings>Advanced Tab>File Associations

I think this quote from http://m.linuxjournal.com/node/1005702 will explain it better:
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Submitted by mpcoc (not verified) on Sat, 2009-02-07 08:17.

To replace Dolphin with Konqueror as a default file manager go to kcontrol
Then Click on KDE Components -> File Associations and expand the inode section.
Highlight directory and move up Konqueror above Dolphin, next highlight system_directory and move up Konqueror above Dolphin.
Konqueror is now the default file manager.

mpcoc

I will also post if I find an answer.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 05:16 AM   #5
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There is no manual for the KDE, what is around is the for 3, so it makes it difficult to assist,
as well most people are new to it!
The whole shebandg is run by NOVELL and SUSE crew, better approach them!
 
Old 06-08-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
gheesh
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Better way to change it

In recent versions of KDE 4 (4.3 onwards) it is easier to switch the default file browser by going to System Settings (KControl) -> Personal -> Default applications -> File manager and selecting your favorite there.
 
  


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