Tuning KDE 3.2

Rashid N. Achilov shelton at sentry.granch.ru
Wed Mar 3 11:37:02 GMT 2004

On Wednesday 03 March 2004 17:12, Waldo Bastian wrote:

> > 1. In home directory appear dirs .fonts, .config, .local. Why it appeared
> > in root of home directory, not $KDEHOME? ($KDEHOME set).
> These are new cross-desktop standards. See e.g.
> http://freedesktop.org/Standards/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html

Standard is well. But when I'd like keep old behavior, can I do it?

> >
> > 3. KMenuEdit insist on creating .config and .local directories to keeping
> > changed menu elements, but these changing do not appear in menu! Why? Even
> > running kbuildsycoca manually.
> Which applications.menu files do you have? Do these files make reference to
> applications-kmenuedit.menu ?

A simply example: No .local and .config directories. Start KMenuEdit and 
change icon on one menu element (pico in Editors submenu). Save 
configuration. After saving, changes should be visible immediately, aren't 
you? But I as before see pico without any icons, see empty .config (with one 
empty "menu" subdir) directory and .local/share/applications/kde-pico.desktop 
file. kbuildsycoca works, timestamps on ksycoca and ksycocastamp were 

> > 4. Where keeping desktop positions now? In KDE 3.1.x desktop icons
> > positions were kept in .directory file in $HOME/Desktop, where it now?
> They are now stored in $KDEHOME/share/apps/kdesktop/IconPositions but
> positions present in $HOME/Desktop/.directory are still being read.

Yes, here is it! Thank you.

One more question: KMail starts automatically, in spite of setting "start with 
empty session". It missed in Autostart, of course. Where keep list of 
programs, which should start automatically next login?
   With Best Regards.
   Rashid N. Achilov (RNA1-RIPE), Web: http://granch.ru/~shelton
   Granch Ltd. system administrator, e-mail: achilov [at] granch [dot] ru
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