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Old 08-27-2008, 03:27 AM   #1
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how do i re run the kde performce application?

i would like to turn down the graphical intensiveness of kde, what command would i need to pass to terminal to set kde to less graphically appealing and more speedy?
Old 08-27-2008, 04:54 AM   #2
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I've never heard of such a thing. Are you talking about KDE 3 or KDE 4? Is there something that leads you to believe that such a facility exists, or are you just assuming that it does?

KDE 3 has a translucency setting but it's disabled by default usually and it is a per-user setting controlled via kcontrol. Look in Desktop > Window Behaviour. I can't think of any other way to "turn down the graphical intensiveness" of KDE 3.
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...depends somewhat on distro, but I don't know of any way of doing this from the command line....

For some distros, on the first occasion that you run kde as a particular user, there is a dialogue box that pops up asking you whether you want all of the eye candy (kandy?) or whether you want speed, and gives you a slider to choose between the two. This is nice, but I can't spot it as a runnable applet here on this kubuntu box, so I am assuming that it isn't generally available after that first run (could be wrong, though, maybe its just kubuntu which is missing this).

Given that, as far as I am aware, all this does is package up the various desktop effects and give you one easy slider to control them, you could go into to the contro centre appearance and themes/desktop settings and change them individually to suit yout taste/hardware performance.
Old 08-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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i know that some distros have an icon to reload the first run popup. im just asking for the command that the icon uses to launch the program, and working path. i found some text online suggesting the icon, and followed the "k start" to the location where the icon should of been to find they were not there.

i know such a facility exists, as it runs on the first run of kde. i cannot spot such an applet on my slackware box. =( uhh the individual thing doesnt quite cut it.


in console "kpersonalizer" with out the "" marks =D


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