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Old 10-10-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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re: going back to default panel in kde


Hello All:

I'm a serious newbie and would like to have my panel in kde go back to its default settings: that is--the lock, the clock, the calendar and all the other good stuff.

Also, for some reason my session settings are saved even though the save session box on logout is unticked. Although I do want most of what appears on boot up to be there, I'd still like to know why my sessions are being saved. How do I control that?

Thanks,

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Old 10-10-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hi.

The info below refers to KDE 3, but I'm sure it should be the same for pretty much any version.

Go into <your home directory>/.kde/share/config/

In there you'll find a file called kickerrc. This is the file that the menu bar reads when you launch KDE.

Move this file to another place (your desktop should do). This should reset the menu bar to its default.

There should also be a folder in the same directory called 'session' move that to a different place (again, your desktop should do).

Restart KDE and see what that does.

I had a similar problem with the session manager. It would appear that if you tell it not to save sessions, then KDE always goes back to the last session that you did save.

Hit me back if this fails.

Dave
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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Well, I'm a newbie so let me ask the dumb stuff.

When I do a dir from the console I can't see the directory .kde. I also can't see it from konqueror. However, if I cd to .kde I get there. How come?

If it's a hidden dir how do I make it visible?
Please let me know so I feel a little better about what I'm doing. I don't know enough to be doing stuff when I can't "see" what it is that I'm doing.

Looking forward to your reply.

ergo_sum
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:24 PM   #4
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hi

yes. the dot files are the ones which store your settings similar to the old ini files in windows. every program that saves settings has a directory with the associated files in your home directory which is usually /home/username

ls -al will list all the files in your directory including those hidden dot files.

in konqueror go to settings> load profile > file management if its not already loaded. click view> hidden files. if you need to save this

settings> save view profile

once this is setup you can poke around your .dot directories and files and change whatever you want . if you just wnat everything to revert to the default kde settings just remove .kde directory.

hope that is clear

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rahul sundaram
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:54 PM   #5
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I'm clear about removing .kde to revert to default settings. What happens: does kde recreate the whole folder on bootup?

I need to be sure about this. I don't know enough to fix something if something mucks up.

Will post back re: Konqueror and viewing hidden files.

Thanks greatly for the help.

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Old 10-11-2003, 12:31 AM   #6
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If you remove the whole .kde folder, then your KDE settings will all revert back to the 'factory default' settings. If you're using redhat, then there are files in /usr/share/config that KDE uses to rebuild your settings from scratch when you restart KDE.

When you first create your user account, or when you first install your distro, there is no .kde folder, so if you delete it, you should go back to the settings from when you first logged in - there's no chance of really breaking your user account. Don't quote me on that, though!

Try just moving the folder to somewhere like the desktop, then restart KDE and see what happens - a new .kde folder should appear with default files in it. If you don't like what you see, you can just move your old .kde folder back into your home folder, and all will be returned to normal.

Dave

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Old 10-11-2003, 10:32 AM   #7
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I'll do it!! And I'll post back w/ results.

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Old 10-11-2003, 11:23 AM   #8
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Wow.

It works.

Thanks Dave and Rahul. Much obliged.

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