Chapter 3. Configuring KWallet

Wallet Preferences

KWallet contains a small configuration panel with several options that allow you to tune KWallet to your personal preferences. The default settings for KWallet are sufficient for most users.

Check the box to enable or disable the KDE wallet subsystem entirely. If this box is unchecked, then KWallet is entirely disabled and none of the other options here have any effect, nor will KWallet record any information, or offer to fill in forms for you.

Close Wallet

Close when unused for:

Close the current wallet after a period of inactivity. If you check this option, set the period in the box, default is 10 minutes. When a wallet is closed, the password is needed to access it again.

Close when screensaver starts

Close the wallet as soon as the screen saver starts. When a wallet is closed, the password is needed to access it again.

Close when last application stops using it

Close the wallet as soon as applications that use it have stopped. Note that your wallets will only be closed when all the applications that use it have stopped. When a wallet is closed, the password is needed to access it again.

Automatic Wallet Selection

Select wallet to use as default:

Select which wallet you want to use as default wallet.

Different wallet for local passwords:

If checked, choose a different wallet for local passwords.

Wallet Manager

Show manager in system tray

Enable the wallet manager to have its icon in the system tray.

Hide System tray icon when last wallet closes

When there is no wallet in use anymore, remove the wallet icon from the system tray.

Finally, there is a button labeled Launch Wallet Manager, which does precisely that.

This button is only visible if KWallet Manager is not running