[kde-linux] Debian 5.0, KDE: getting konqueror to open links from kmail in the background (and not interfere with other behaviors)

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 5 21:10:36 UTC 2009

On Sunday 05 April 2009 20:57:30 Randy Kramer wrote:
> On Sunday 05 April 2009 03:17:08 pm Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Sunday 05 April 2009 13:58:25 Randy Kramer wrote:
> > > Here is the behavior I had (and preferred) on Mandriva2006:
> >
> > Wouldn't that be Mandriva 9.x?
Strange - I thought 2007 was the first to be numbered like that.

> I don't think so--the installation disks I have are labeled Mandriva
> Powerpack 2006, 1 thru 4 of 4.  (These are copies my LUG distributed.)
> Reordering the other points for my convenience:
> > >    * in kmail, and with an instance of konqueror open on the same
> > > desktop, if I click on a link in an email, it is opened in a new
> > > tab in the open instance of konqueror (usually anyway--maybe there
> > > is some limit to the number of tabs that will be opened that way
> > > before a new instance of konqueror is started), and *konqueror
> > > remains in the background*.
> >
> > That has always been a konqueror setting.
(Speaking from memory - it could be elsewhere, in kcontrol, but I remember a 
setting to open in a new tab rather than in a new window.

> So, that is working for you?  I.e., you click on a link in kmail and
> konqueror (on the same desktop) opens it in a new tab while remaining
> in the background?
I don't use konqueror as a file manager any more.  I use dolphin.  I can only 
speak from memory, which is why I can't remember exactly where the setting is.  
It definitely exists.

> If so, what OS are you using (Mandriva?), and what versions of KDE,
> konqueror, and kmail are you using?
I use Mandriva 2009 and Fedora 10, KDE 4.1.3 and 4.2.2, KMail 1.10.3 and 

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