Chapter 12. Questions and Answers

Pamela Roberts

12.1. Can I run Konqueror from another window manager?
12.2. Where does Konqueror keep all its configuration data?
12.3. How do I clear out the history file?
12.4. How do I enable, disable or clear the browser cache?
12.5. How can I change the timeout values used by Konqueror when web browsing?
12.6. How do I set my “home” page - the page loaded on startup?
12.7. I can't find the answer to my question here.

12.1.

Can I run Konqueror from another window manager?

Just install Qt™, KF5 and Konqueror, and from your favorite window manager, launch Konqueror. It should work just fine, but if it doesn't (KDE developers don't test that case often), report it to http://bugs.kde.org and try running kdeinit before running Konqueror; it usually helps.

12.2.

Where does Konqueror keep all its configuration data?

Generally in the qtpaths --paths GenericDataLocation folder (this may be ~/.local/share on your system, depending on how Konqueror was installed). Don't alter these files unless you really know what you are doing.

  • The konqueror/profiles folder holds individual files containing settings for each of your profiles.

  • Your bookmarks are held in konqueror/bookmarks.xml

  • Cookies are held in kcookiejar/cookies

  • Your history, as used for the auto-completion feature, is in konq_history in the folder qtpaths --paths GenericConfigLocation.

  • In the folder qtpaths --paths GenericConfigLocation the file konquerorrc holds a whole lot of general configuration settings.

  • The folder kio_http/ in qtpaths --paths GenericCacheLocation contains the browser cache.

Any folder specific view settings are put into .directory files in the individual folders.

12.3.

How do I clear out the history file?

There are two histories:

  • One is used for text completion in the Location Toolbar text entry box. To clear this right click on the text entry box and select Clear History .

  • The other is the log of visited locations. Select the History page in the Sidebar, right click on an entry and choose Remove Entry () to remove just that entry or Clear History to delete all entries.

Note

You can also use the application from the kdeutils module which allows you to clean up cookies, favicons, web history and cache, form completion entries and cache policies of visited websites.

12.4.

How do I enable, disable or clear the browser cache?

If you select Web BrowsingCache in the dialog launched by selecting SettingsConfigure Konqueror... , you will be presented with a dialog box that lets you disable the cache, clear it or set its size, and change the caching policy.

12.5.

How can I change the timeout values used by Konqueror when web browsing?

In the System Settings category Network on the SettingsConnection Preferences page.

12.6.

How do I set my home page - the page loaded on startup?

Konqueror has a Home Folder used in file manager mode and a Home Page used in browser mode.

To change these settings launch SettingsConfigure Konqueror+General.

To set the Konqueror startup page in filemanager mode select Show Introduction Page, Show My Home Page, Show Blank Page or Show My Bookmarks from the drop down box labeled When Konqueror starts.

In browser mode Konqueror starts with the Home page entry.

12.7.

I can't find the answer to my question here.

Take a look at https://konqueror.org/faq/ or https://konqueror.org/contact/.

You may find further information in the KDE Community Forums or on Konqueror's KDE Userbase page.