Konqueror is the file manager for
KDE. It is equivalent to GNOME's Nautilus.
Konqueror provides a graphical
display of your system and personal files. Like Nautilus, Konqueror
allows you to configure your desktop and your Red Hat Enterprise
Linux system, access network resources and more. Konqueror makes use of icons, the Panel, and Trash.
Below are some of the tools KDE
provides; each is an example of Konqueror.
KDE does not place a Home icon on the Desktop by default. It can be
reached from the Main Menu, however.
This opens a Konqueror window with the
contents of the user's home directory.
You can add a Home icon to your desktop
by dragging the icon from the Main Menu
to the desktop and selecting Copy Here.
Konqueror behaves as a browser by
default; it opens files and directories inside the large pane of
the current window rather than opening a new instance of Konqueror. You can open directories and files in
new tabs, just as in Firefox or other
web browsers. To do so, right-click on the file or directory to
open and select Open in New Tab.
KDE includes a Trash icon similar to that of other operating
systems; files inside the Trash are not
deleted until you choose to do so. The Trash bin can be opened by double-clicking on the
desktop icon. The Trash opens as a
Konqueror window, which allows you to
easily nove files in and out. To empty the Trash, right-click on the desktop icon and select
Empty Trash Bin.
KDE works with removable media, including diskettes, CD-, and
Recall that diskettes must be mounted before use and unmounted
after use to be sure that your files are not damaged. To mount a
diskette with Konqueror, first open a
Konqueror window, then choose Devices from the sidebar. Double-click on the
Floppy icon to mount the diskette. When you
are finished, return to the Devices
directory, right-click on the Floppy icon,
and select Unmount Volume before ejecting
A.2.3.2. CD-ROM and
CDs and DVDs auto-mount when you insert them into the
appropriate drive. To display the contents of the media, open a
Konqueror window, choose Devices from the sidebar, and double-click on the
appropriate icon. If the media does not auto-mount, open a
Konqueror window and choose Devices from
the sidebar. Right-click on the appropriate icon in the large pane
of the Konqueror window and select
Mount Volume. Konqueror mounts the media and displays its
contents in the large pane of the window. When you are finished,
right-click on the appropriate icon in the Devices section of Konqueror and select Eject. Konqueror unmounts the media and ejects the
CD or DVD.
The behavior of Konqueror can also be customized. With a
Konqueror window open, select Settings => Configure
Figure A-2. The Konqueror Configuration Window
The configuration window opens. in the left pane is a list of
icons representing the types of customizatins you can make.
Clicking on each icon in turn displays customization options. For
example, the Appearance icon allows you to
select the font face and size of your Konqueror windows. Browse
through the various options and make your selections. Click the
Apply button to save your changes, and
finally click the OK button to exit the