Many settings are stored in hidden sub-directories in your home directory.
In Linux, the name of hidden files/directories starts with a dot. I.e. the config data for KDE are most likely be stored in .kde
The normal list command
will not show the hidden files by default. Only with the option -a
will hidden files/directories be listed as well.
This is not a bug, this is a feature. Settings of other applications are stored in the same way: Gnome settings in .gnome
, settings from gnupg are stored in .gnupg
, the personal settings of ssh can be found in .ssh
, to name a few.
Simply delete the .kde
directory and the settings are gone.
Note: First, I don't know if you can delete the kde settings while kde is running, i.e. use a terminal while kde is not running. Secondly, even though I am reasonably sure that kde will create a new default settings in .kde
, don't delete .kde
, but rename it, e.g. to .kde-old
. This way you can go back to the old settings if something goes wrong.