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Old 06-30-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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On Kubuntu, why is it that whenever I open the terminal, I go straight to ~/Documents


Even after changing the file name to Document, Doc, Docs, etc. It always makes it the default directory. It's not a "Deal-Breaker" with me deciding between Ubuntu 11.04 Classic and Kubuntu 11.04, but it's kind of annoying. How do I change it to my home directory *I.E /home/theif519* instead of /home/theif519/Doc* ?

Is there a file I have to edit or something?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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Check
Code:
/etc/passwd
</your/homedir/>.bash_profile
</your/homedir/>.bashrc
files
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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In Konsole 2.3.1
Settings->Edit current profile...->Initial Directory

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Old 06-30-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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Check
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/etc/passwd
</your/homedir/>.bash_profile
</your/homedir/>.bashrc
files
I do not have a .bash_profile, shall I make one?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:51 AM   #5
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In Konsole 2.3.1
Settings->Edit current profile...->Initial Directory
I don't have "Edit Current Profile" under Settings, even after looking for all of the available applications list.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:52 AM   #6
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Name your Konsole version and also what do you have in your settings menu.
 
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Name your Konsole version and also what do you have in your settings menu.
I would take a screenshot, but apparently printscreen won't do anything, and how do I check the version of Konsole?
 
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In help menu..about konsole.

Install Ksnapshot
 
Old 06-30-2011, 01:13 AM   #9
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In help menu..about konsole.

Install Ksnapshot
I'm sorry if I may come off as an idiot right now, I'm kind of tired, and I have a lot of GNOME and and a bit of LXDE applications as well, so it's hard to find stuff, but here is what I can find on it.


"The Konsole Handbook
Jonathan Singer
Kurt Hindenburg
Developer: Robert Knight
Developer: Kurt Hindenburg
Developer: Waldo Bastian
Reviewer: Mike McBride
Revision 2.5.0 (2010-05-25)
Copyright 2000, 2001, 2002 Jonathan Singer
Copyright 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 Kurt Hindenburg"


I have to admit though, the documentation in the help is pretty well put together.

Also, Ksnapshot IS installed, and I can activate it whenever I open it manually, but printscreen doesn't do anything.
 
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When you open Konsole, you'll see a lot of menus on the top bar.
At the end there is help menu. Click it and then click "About konsole".

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Also, Ksnapshot IS installed, and I can activate it whenever I open it manually, but printscreen doesn't do anything.
When you have the ksnapshot, why do you need the printscreen?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 01:18 AM   #11
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Actually, I take back that thing about the print screen, I just can't do a printscreen while I have the menu down/up, so I'll do it this way...

Here you go

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When you open Konsole, you'll see a lot of menus on the top bar.
At the end there is help menu. Click it and then click "About konsole".


When you have the ksnapshot, why do you need the printscreen?
Version 2.6.2

And I thought printscreen was a shortcut for ksnapshot?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 01:20 AM   #12
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Now that I found this out, should I set the "Initial Directory" to ~/ ?
 
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Actually, I take back that thing about the print screen, I just can't do a printscreen while I have the menu down/up,
There is a "timer" option in the ksnapshot. Explore it.

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Here you go[COLOR="Silver"]
Version 2.6.2
and why are you showing me that menu editor

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And I thought printscreen was a shortcut for ksnapshot?
No it is not.

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Now that I found this out, should I set the "Initial Directory" to ~/ ?
~/ depicts the home. So if you want the home to open first, set it to home.
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:26 AM   #14
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There is a "timer" option in the ksnapshot. Explore it.


and why are you showing me that menu editor


No it is not.

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~/ depicts the home. So if you want the home to open first, set it to home.
You told me to show what's in my settings menu, didn't you? OHHH, or did you mean what was in the Konsole menu?


Then what is the shortcut/hotkey for Ksnapshot? Printscreen worked for me.

Okay then, I'll try that.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 01:27 AM   #15
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Okay, it worked. My default directory is now my home one, and now I am content. Thank you very much.
 
  


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