Settings Menu

The Settings menu contains items that give you a great deal of control over the file manager, allowing you to customize the features of Konqueror. As with other KDE menus that allow you to change settings with a single click, there is a check mark next to the setting that is currently activated.

ITU Show Menubar


✓ Show Toolbar

Show Extra Toolbar

✓ Show Location Toolbar

Show Bookmark Toolbar

View Properties Saved in Directory

Remove Directory Properties

^ Configure Shortcuts...

ffifr Configure Toolbars...

^ Configure Konqueror...

Figure 3.12: Settings Menu

The first item, Show Menubar, allows you to make the menubar itself disappear, providing more space for the window displays. The keyboard shortcut CTRL-M returns the menubar. The rest of the Show menu items are self- explanatory.

Tip The toolbars and the Location bar can be hidden to give your display window more space by clicking on the vertical lines at the extreme right end of the toolbar. When the bar is hidden these lines become horizontal. The bar can be returned by clicking the horizontal lines.

As discussed in the previous chapter in the "Navigating with the Keyboard" section, the Configure Shortcuts option allows you to customize the action Konqueror takes when certain keys are pressed. Certain functions correspond to, or are bound to, certain keys on the keyboard. For instance, the display of the Help contents is bound to the F1 key. With this menu item, you can change key bindings and add new ones.

If you select Configure Toolbars, a window appears that allows you to add or subtract buttons and their corresponding functions from the four toolbars: Main, Extra, Location, and Iconview.

The Configure Konqueror item brings up the KDE Configuration module, which allows customization of various aspects of Konqueror. In the left sidebar are the elements of Konqueror that you can choose to modify. The first is File Manager. From here you can change the font (size and type) and specify whether to open directories in the same or separate windows.

The second item, File Associations, is covered in the "Dealing with Microsoft Word Documents" later in this chapter and in Chapter 11. The other items relate to Konqueror's web browser functionality and are covered in Chapter 10.

Figure 3.13: The Configure Konqueror Dialog Box Window Menu

The Window menu offers further options for customization of Konqueror's file displays.

LU Split View LeltfRight


3 Sp lit View To p/B attorn


1 1 Remove Active View


Ml Show Terminal Emulator

Show Navigation Panel


Save View Profile "File Management"

Configure View Profiles...

Load View Profile

O] Full-Screen Mode

Ctrl+Shifts F

Figure 3.14: Window Menu

In addition to options for dividing the main window into different views, there are options for removing the sidebar, adding an x-terminal child window at the bottom of the Konqueror window, and switching to full-screen mode.

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