Defining an Application in kfm

In order for kfm to launch an application, you must define the application using a kdelnk file. This file includes all the information that KDE and kfm need to successfully launch and manage your application. To create a link so you can launch an application from your home directory (or any other location you choose), follow these steps 1. Open a kfm window containing your home directory (choose Home Directory from the main menu). 2. Choose File, New, Application, in the kfm window. (The...

Exploring Other KDE Graphics Utilities

Many graphics utilities are available for Linux and UNIX systems, including the venerable xv and the popular GIMP drawing program. These tools are generally included with any Linux product that you purchase. Hints for integrating these tools into your KDE environment are provided in Hour 22, Integrating Non-KDE Applications into KDE. Although the KDE-aware tools described in the first part of this hour are not as powerful as many other Linux graphics tools, many other useful tools are also...

The Trash Bin Folder

As with other advanced graphical environments, KDE provides a Trash bin where you can drag file icons when you don't want the file any longer. Files are stored in the Trash subdirectory until you empty the Trash bin, using a desktop menu. At that time, the items are deleted from your Linux system. The particular benefit of a Trash bin on a UNIX-based system is that deleting files is permanent. No Undelete feature is included as part of standard Linux or UNIX. The Trash bin lets you move...

Learning More About KDE Programming

I hope you're now eager to go beyond these simple exercises and learn how you can develop your own KDE projects or contribute to existing projects. Starting from the KDE Developer Web page at http developer.kde.org, you can access tools and information for KDE developers. Table 24.1 lists scripting tools available to access KDE functionality from several scripting languages including shell scripts . The majority of these are for the Python scripting language, because KDE is based on C , and...

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