Where are all the non ~/.kde settings?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Jan 25 19:40:26 GMT 2010

On Monday, 2010-01-25, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I have noticed that when removing ~/.kde some KDE settings remain,
> such as Dolphin's Places. Where are these settings stored? Why aren't
> they in ~/.kde?

Some settings are covered by freedesktop.org specifications so that they are 
or could be shared with applications built on different software stacks, e.g. 

In such cases they are stored in $HOME/.config (or whatever XDG_CONFIG_HOME 
points to).


P.S: some "static" settings like entries in the application launcher menu are 
considered application data and thus stored under $HOME/.local/share (or 
wherever $XDG_DATA_HOME points to)
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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