System Settings provides you with a centralized and
convenient way to configure all your KDE settings. System
Settings is made up of multiple modules. Each module is a separate
program, but System Settings organizes all these programs
into a single integrated interface. The modules are arranged into the following
The Appearance module provides function that
enable you to adjust the Colors of your desktop, the Fonts displayed
in application interfaces, the Icons used to represent file and folder
types, the Style and behaviour of the widgets the make up dialog interfaces and the Windows Decorations that
adorn the applications.
The Colors widget enables you to select
from predefined color schemes. Using the color widget you can also
define your own color scheme and save it. If you have a color scheme
file you can also import it into the colors widget.
The Fonts widget lets you specify which
fonts will be used to display description labels on general application
areas, the Toolbar, Menu, Windows title, taskbar and Desktop.
The Icons widget enables you to select and
install icon themes used to add graphic representation to items such as
files and folders.
The Style widget provides a list of style
schemes that stylize the general look and feel of the user interface.
You can also enable special user interface effects and style the
The Windows Decorations widget enables you
to change the functions available on window title bars. Various options
of the window can be customized and buttons such as the maximize,
minimize, close and close buttons can change position or be removed from
the window or new buttons can be added.
The Panel widget provides tools with which to
customize the arrangement of the panel using the Panels features and to
configure the Taskbar.
The Panel widget also enables you to adjust how
applications provide Launch Feedback.
Using the Panels widget you can customize
the position of the Panel, define its length
and size. You can also customize hiding behaviours the menus displayed
on the panel and its general appearance.
The Taskbar widget to configure the panel
taskbar behaviour and customize the behaviour of mouse buttons.
Use the Launch Feedback widget to change
the busy cursor and taskbar notification styles that are displayed when
an application is started.
The Background widget is used to change
your desktop wallpaper. You can choose an image of your own wallpaper
image or you can install wallpaper from http://www.kde-look.org over the Internet using the Get
New Wallpapers button.
The Screen Saver widget enables you to
select and configure your screen saver settings.
The Behaviour widget enables you to
configure how your desktop behaves to mouse actions, whether or not file
icons show previews of their content and which devices will be displayed
on the desktop.
The Multiple Desktops widget allows you to
change the number of virtual desktops are available, define names for
each desktop and define whether or not you can use the mouse wheel to
switch between them.
The splash screen is displayed when the Kubuntu desktop is started.
Use the Splash Screen widget to select from a
stock list of splash screens or add a new one.
The Window Behaviour widget enables you to
configure various aspects of general window behaviour and properties.
Using the Window-Specific Settings widget,
it is possible to over ride general settings for Window Behaviour for specific windows.
Security and Privacy
The Security and Privacy module enables you to
configure your wallet subsystem. This system provides a convenient and
secure way to manage all your passwords.
Use the Keyboard widget to adjust your keyboard
repeat rate and behavior of the status of the NumLock key
on loading of the desktop.
Use the Mouse widget to configure everything
there is to configure about a mouse.
Use the Joystick widget to configure everything
there is to configure with your joystick.
Use the Printers widget to setup, configure and
manage printer devices.
The Display widget lets to adjust the size and
orientation, monitor gamma and power control settings of your display.
If you installed Kubuntu on a laptop computer you will have the
Power Control module. This module provides
widgets that enable the configuration of your Laptop Battery. If you have an IBM Thinkpad Laptop or Sony Vaio Laptop you can configure the
special settings supported by these computer types.
IBM Thinkpad Laptop
If you are running Kubuntu in laptop mode, you can configure your
laptop battery settings here.