default to documents folder

Rajko M. rmatov101 at
Mon Feb 23 20:56:13 GMT 2009

On Monday 23 February 2009 01:47:23 pm Rick Miles wrote:
> I am finding that from time to time kde is defering to a ~/Documents
> folder. This often happens when I go to save something in kwrite, but also
> kate and sometimes when I do something like save an image off a website
> using right click in konqueror.
> I also had konsole opening in documents but this and other misbehaviour
> stopped removed the konsolerc and directory in ~/.kde and allowed to to
> create new ones.
> Is there a setting somewhere that tells applications to use a specific
> directory? I can find nothing in kwrite or kate that does this

For KDE4 it is in system settings: 
   Configure Desktop > About Me > Paths
or from console:
and then in window > About Me > Paths 

The console has its own defaults:
Settings > Edit Current Profile 
tab General

Regards, Rajko
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