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KDE Components

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This section is where you can modify advanced KDE options such as file associations and default applications.

Component Chooser

The component chooser allows you to select the default applications you would like to use for various services. Here you can define what Email Client, Embedded Text Editor, Instant Messenger, Terminal Emulator and Web Browser to use. If you prefer to use Xterm, Vim or Mozilla, this is the place to specify those preferences.

File Associations

This is where you configure everything to do with file associations. Here you can select a filetype, and choose what applications you would like to be able to open it with. You can also select which icon you would like to represent each filetype, and whether to show it in an embedded or a separate viewer.

File Manager

Here you can configure the behavior of Konqueror in file manager mode. Among the options are fonts and font sizes, previews over various network protocols and context menus. Konqueror is an extremely powerful and configurable file management tool with a plethora of options. For more information, consult the Konqueror handbook.

KDE Performance

Here are settings related to the memory usage of Konqueror. Minimize Memory Usage allows you to control whether separate instances of Konqueror will open or whether all new Konqueror windows connect to the same instance. This has the effect of reducing memory usage. You can also select whether to pre-load Konqueror after KDE startup, to reduce start times.

KDE Resources Configuration

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Service Manager

The Service Manager module displays a static list of services that are started on demand, and a second list of services that can be manipulated by the user. The services in the first list cannot be modified or changed. The services in the second list you can enable or disable a service loading at start up, and manually start and stop services.

Session Manager

Here you can configure how you would like KDE to handle sessions. You can configure KDE to remember your previous session and restore the applications you were using the next time you log in. You can also specify individual applications to exclude from being restored, or disable restoring sessions on login entirely.

Spell Checker

This module allows you to configure the KDE Spell checker. It allows you to modify what spell checker to use, what types of error to check for and also what default dictionary to use. KDE supports the use of both ASpell and ISpell.

Vim Component Configuration

This module allows you to configure the use of Vim as an embeddable component. You need to have a recent version of Gvim or Kvim installed for this. You can configure the appearance of the editor as well as which vim binary to use.

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