Konqueror search field vanished with ugrade to KDE4

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jun 18 03:31:23 BST 2009

Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 06/14/2009 10:18 AM, Klaus Layer wrote:
>> On Tuesday 09 June 2009 10:12:05 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> After installing, you will find it if you right click somewhere in the
>>> toolbar and select "Configure Toolbars..."  Select "Search Toolbar
>>> <searchbar>" in the drop-down menu.  If that entry isn't there, it
>>> probably means the konq-plugins package of your Linux distro does not
>>> contain the searchbar.
>> I finally managed to resolve this issue. Here is what I did:
>> In $HOME/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins is a file searchbar.rc. This
>> file describes the shared library which is loaded for the searchbar. During
>> the update from Kubuntu 8.04 to 9.04 searchbar.rc file was not updated.
>> Therefore it contained the old .so name libsearchbarplugin. In the meantime
>> the name changed to searchbarplugin. Therefore konqueror could not load the
>> library. To resolve the issue I extracted the searchbar.rc file from the
>> debian package konqueror-plugin-searchbar_4%3a4.2.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb in
>> /var/cache/apt/archives to $HOME/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins. After
>> that the searchbar reappeared.
> No need to go to such lengths; you could have just deleted it. 
> Actually, best thing I advise after a distro upgrade if to "rm -rf 
> ~/.kde" entirely (after you back it up of course so you can copy back 
> files you want to keep, like email and bookmarks and stuff.)
It is no longer a good idea to do that.  If you want to dump your old 
configurations, remove:


James Tyrer

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