Profiles for all KDE-applications

Andreas Hartmetz ahartmetz at
Sat Feb 26 14:27:13 GMT 2011

On Saturday 26 February 2011 10:58:23 Jonathan Schmidt-Dominé wrote:
> Hi!
> In Mozilla-applications so called “profiles”, sets of user-configuration,
> are a quite common feature, Konqueror implements them, too. But wouldn't it
> be possibe to provide this feature for all KDE-applications by changing
> KApplication, KConfig and friends? It should be possible to pass some
> parameters at startup to use a specific profile, KApplication would
> recognize the paths and KConfig would adjust its directories and
> independendent sets of configuration would be used. Those configurations
> could be saved somewhere in .kde/extra-profiles or something like that. It
> should work for most applications, only a small minority does not keep its
> configuraion in the user's .desktop-files. Some simple GUI-dialogs and it
> would be at least as good as Mozilla's support. I think it would be useful
> for many applications, e.g. Kopete or Amarok. Any comments?
Tha's a really advanced feature, and it's already available to advanced users. 
You only have to set a different $KDEHOME before starting an application.

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