How can I change the appearance of a folder in
Right-click the folder, select Properties,
click on the large icon in the dialog which appears, and choose another
To change the icon displayed for entries in the
TDE Menu, use the Menu Editor,
located at Settings->Menu
How can I do non-anonymous FTP transfers with Konqueror?
Normally, if you enter a URL like
Konqueror will attempt an anonymous login to the FTP server. If you
want to login as a particular user, enter a URL like
instead. Konqueror will ask for your password and connect to the
How do I specify the startup folder for Konqueror?
With the desktop Home icon, using the right mouse button, select the icon and choose
Properties. Select the
URL tab. Type
with the folder you would like Konqueror to start in.
From within Konqueror the process is similar. Ensure the Navigation Panel is active
(press F9). From the Navigation Panel tabs, select the Home icon.
In the Navigation Panel directory, use the right mouse button to select the top level
Home Folder and select Properties.
How do I rename files?
Simply right click on the file and select
Rename or press the keyboard shortcut F2 with a file selected.
Where did the delete entry from my right-click context menu go?
The Delete context menu entry that bypasses the
Trash can is not displayed by default. To enable that menu option, go to
Konqueror and select
Behaviour in the iconbar to the left. Enable the checkbox
Show 'Delete' context menu entries which bypass the
How do I configure the programs that Konqueror uses to
open different types of files?
In order to configure file associations, you should go to the
KDE Control Center and choose the item File
Associations under the category TDE
Suppose the default PDF viewer is now KGhostView and
you would prefer to use KPDF as a viewer. You
would simply type
pdf in the search box at the top of
the dialog, choose pdf in the
application group and move
KPDF up. In the Embedding
tab you can also choose which component other applications will use to
display files (for example, when viewing files in Konqueror or using
Ark's embedded viewer).
When I try to click on a folder in Konqueror, I get the
message: There appears to be a configuration error. You have
associated Konqueror with inode/directory, but it cannot handle this file
Make sure the embedding settings for inode/directory
In Konqueror, go to
Konqueror and then to the File
inode->directory in the tree view.
Embedding tab. Make sure that Left Click
Action is set to Show file in embedded
viewer, and by default Icon View (konq_iconview)
is at the top
of Services Preference Order.
%m parameters in a file's Properties Command line?
They are used by all TDE applications (since they are implemented in
TDEApplication and all good TDE programs create a
TDEApplication object before they even look at the
command line arguments).
A standard line for a TDE
application looks like this:
. Pretty confusing,
-but it has been designed in that way so that it can integrate legacy,
non-TDE applications as smoothly as possible. Konqueror, when executing
the line above, will extend the command to
... %i %m -caption \"%c\"
. Both the icon and the mini-icon as well as "The
Foo" are properties defined in the
something.png -miniicon something_mini.png -caption \"The
.desktop file. If
the icons are not defined, they simply default to the executable name
This way a user can change these things in KMenuEdit for his or her
-caption option is important, because no
user will accept that the menu item Editor starts
something called kedit-0.9pl4-build47. Instead, users
expect a window called Editor. Furthermore these
names are localized, i.e. an American English user launches
CD-Player and gets a window called
CD-Player while a German user launches
CD-Spieler and gets a window called
How do I make Konqueror start up without a menu bar?
I can't save a view profile when the menu bar is invisible!
The easiest way to do this is to edit Konqueror's
configuration file manually. Add the following lines to
On restarting Konqueror, the menubar should be hidden.