Simplified KDE environment

Pupeno pupeno at
Thu Dec 26 07:51:24 GMT 2002

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On Tuesday 24 December 2002 17:26, Johnny Andersson wrote:
> Hi all. I'm setting up a KDE system for my mother and I want to make it as
> easy to use as possible. It's only going to run a web browser (I think I'd
> better use Mozilla even though I prefer konq myself) and kmail.
> I want kicker to contain the icons for the programs, but I'd rather she
> didn't have to worry about what buttons switch to the program (the task
> button) and what buttons actually load the application. That is, a button
> that loads the program if it's not running, otherwise it just switches to
> it. This could be done with scripts, but is there an easier solution?
> Anyone have any other tips/experiences for making this as easy as possible
> for a non-computer savvy person? I tried Windows first but I realized my
> mother was too confused by Windows (not to mention I loathe it) and figure
> I'd set up a streamlined KDE instead.

KMail will do what you want by itself, it won't allow another to be run and
when you try to run it, the one running will be raised.
Konqueror is a bit more complicated (you're aware that she won't be able to
sue more than one Konqueror window, right ?).
Untill know, the best thing that I saw that you can do with a script is
checking if it's running:
simple: dcop | grep konqueror
if that returns anything, it is running but I can't find a way to raise the
konqueror window.
Maybe someone else knows how.
See you!
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