Detecting that a program is running under KDE?

Jes Hall jhall at
Fri Nov 25 15:25:18 GMT 2005

On Saturday 26 November 2005 02:22, Erik Forsberg wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a program that needs to detect which desktop environment it's
> running under. I'm happy if I can detect either Gnome or KDE.
> Are there any KDE-specific enviornment variables or similar that I can
> depend on, and that only exists in KDE?
> Ideally, I'd like to be able to use the same mechanism for detecting
> KDE 3.2 and up.

You could try looking to see if $KDE_FULL_SESSION is set. This is set to true 
at KDE startup in KDE 3.2 and upwards IIRC.

Say hello to Inge for me =)


Jes Hall
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