Explorer opens quickly because it's already loaded in memory, and because opening a new window of Explorer does NOT open a new instance. It only opens a new window, using the same instance of Explorer. For example, when Explorer crashes, ALL Explorer windows crash.
You can acheive the same speedy response with Konqueror by doing two things.
First, you want to have an instance of Konqueror already loaded. I think that you need to actually have at least one Konqueror window open somewhere to do this (it can be iconified and in another workspace).
Second, you need to modify any shortcut icons you've manually created to NOT open a new instance of Konqueror. This only applies if you've manually created shortcuts and typed in a command line like "konqueror /home/ikuo/myfiles". If you didn't manually type in anything like this, then you don't have to worry about this. For example, if you created a folder shortcut in the KDE panel pointing to the folder "myfiles" using the GUI interface, then that shortcut will automatically use an existing instance of Konqueror instead of opening a new one.
If you still find Konqueror opens too slowly, you can improve performance by eliminating some "extra stuff". For example, eliminating some thumbnail previews can boost performance.
Okay, I didn't even know about the configuration setting for preloading Konqueror. Hey, you learn something new every day! Thanks!
Last edited by IsaacKuo; 07-27-2005 at 02:17 PM.