Browsing the Internet
Apart from Konqueror (KDE's default Web browser), openSUSE also
includes the Firefox Web browser. To start Konqueror or Firefox, press
enter konqueror or firefox.
With features like tabbed browsing, pop-up window blocking, and download
and image management, both browsers combine the latest Web technologies.
Their easy access to different search engines helps you to find the
information you need.
Enter a URL in the location bar to start browsing. To open a new, empty
tab, press Ctrl+T and enter a new URL. To open a link in a new tab, click the
link with your middle mouse button. Right-click the tab itself to access
more tab options. You can create a new tab, reload one or all existing
tabs, or close them. You can also change the sequence of the tabs by
dragging and dropping them to the desired position.
Both browsers offer different kinds of search options: you can find
information on the Web or you can search the current Web page for
Searching the Web
To start a search on the Web, click the left icon in the search bar
on the right to open a list of search engines, like Google* or
Select the desired engine and type your search keywords into the
Press Enter to start the search.
Searching the Current Web Page
To search the current Web page for keywords with Konqueror, press
Ctrl+F to open a dialog. Type your
search keyword and press Enter.
To search the current Web page with Firefox, press Ctrl+F to open a
find bar at the bottom of the window. Enter your search keyword there
and use the buttons beneath the bar to search in different directions
or to highlight all hits in the text.
Konqueror offers Web shortcuts for quickly searching the Web. For
example, to search the Web for yast using the Google
search engine, just type gg:yast into the Konqueror
location bar (or the dialog) and press
Apart from predefined shortcuts such as gg for
Google or wp for Wikipedia, you can also define
further, individual Web shortcuts as described in
Downloading Files from the Web
If you download a file with Firefox or Konqueror, a dialog window
appears asking you if you want to save the file. In Konqueror, you then
need to specify the location for the file. Firefox by default saves the
file to the folder configured in the
and shows your finished downloads in the
To open the downloaded files directly from there, right-click and
. To clean up the history of downloaded
files, right-click and select .
To adjust Konqueror or Firefox to your needs and wishes, both browsers
offer configuration dialogs. In Konqueror, access the configuration
hide Konqueror's real
identity and make Konqueror identify as a different browser (for
example, Internet Explorer*) for certain Web sites you visit. To do so,
select , and click
to add a new, site-specific identification.
. To change the behavior of Konqueror
as Web browser, select one of the
categories in the left sidebar to show the options for the respective
category. For example, you can
You might also want to configure the Web shortcuts you can use with
Konqueror (and the
dialog). In the
Konqueror configuration dialog, click
to see which shortcuts are already defined. Click
to define new shortcuts. Leave the Konqueror
configuration dialog with to apply your changes.
In Firefox, select
to open the
. Click the icons in the upper
display field to access the options for the respective category. For
example, change the default download folder on the
page, or adjust the pop-up blocking feature on
the page. Click to
apply the changes.