Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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RE: Konqeror as default
by Rob on Tue 8th Oct 2002 08:00 UTC

First, open up a Konsole and (as regular user in your home directory):

touch .htmlrc
echo "X11BROWSER=/usr/bin/konqueror" >> .htmlrc

This just creates a hidden file (.htmlrc) and adds the text in quotes to it. This overrides the system-wide HTMLView profile, so after restarting the X server GNOME apps such as Gaim will use Konq by default to open URLs.

For, start it up and point to "Tools -> Options -> -> External Programs"

"Profiles" -> KMail "Program" -> /usr/bin/kmail

This will let you choose "File -> Send -> Document As E-Mail" using KMail. A composer window will pop up with your document attached.

For HTTP: and HTTPS: you should specify:


You might also want to use Konq for FTP and (at the bottom) file manager. For e-mail, I specified:


This has 2 annoying errors: when you click on a mailto: link in OO.o, it will pop open a KMail composer window with the ENTIRE link in the TO: field (that is, the "mailto:" part is still there). You have to remove the extra text manually before sending. Secondly, if KMail is already running (mine runs all the time) clicking on a mailto: link does nothing at all. Anyone know a workaround?

Anyway, since all KDE apps should already be using Konq by default, this takes care of everything I use regularly. The one thing (that I know of) that will still stubbornly open links with Mozilla instead of Konq is Evolution (which I don't even use), and I don't know off the top of my head how to change that. Anyone else know?