Friday, July 3, 2009

Configuring Konqueror Options

You can change many of the visual attributes of the Konqueror window, including which menu bars and toolbars appear. You can have any of the following bars appear on the Konqueror window: Menubar, Toolbar, Extra Toolbar, Location Toolbar, and Bookmark Toolbar. Select Settings, and then click the bar you want to have appear (or not appear). The bar appears when a check mark is shown next to it.

You can modify a variety of options for Konqueror by choosing Settings -> Configure Konqueror. The Konqueror Settings window appears, offering the following options:

- Behavior (File)—Change file manager behavior.

- Appearance—Change file manager fonts and colors.

- Previews & Meta-Data—An icon in a Konqueror folder can be made to resemble the contents of the file it represents. For example, if the file is a JPEG image, the icon representing the file could be a small version of that image. Using the Previews features, you can limit the size of the file used (1MB is the default) because many massive files could take too long to refresh on the screen. You can also choose to have any thumbnail embedded in a file to be used as the icon or have the size of the icon reflect the shape of the image used.

- File Associations—Describes which programs to launch for each file type.

- Web Behavior—Click the Behavior (Browser) button to open a window to configure the Web browser features of Konqueror. By enabling Form Completion, Konqueror can save form data you type and, at a later time, fill that information into other forms. If your computer has limited resources, you can speed up the page display by clearing the Automatically Load Images check box or by disabling animations.

- Java and JavaScript—Enable or disable Java and JavaScript content contained in Web pages in your Konqueror window.

- AdBlock Filters—Click here to create a list of URLs that are filtered as you browse the Web. Filtering is based on frame and image names. Filtered URLs can be either thrown away or replaced with an image. You can also import and export lists of filters here.

- Fonts—Choose which fonts to use, by default, for various fonts needed on Web pages (standard font, fixed font, serif font, sans serif font, cursive font, and fantasy font). The serif fonts are typically used in body text, while sans serif fonts are often used in headlines. You can also set the Minimum and Medium font sizes.

- Web Shortcuts—Display a list of keyword shortcuts you can use to go to different Internet sites. For example, follow the word “ask” with a search string to search the Ask
Jeeves ( Web site.

- History Sidebar—Modify the behavior of the list of sites you have visited (the history).
By default, the most recent 500 URLs are stored, and after 500 days (KNOPPIX) or 90 days (Fedora), a URL is dropped from the list. There’s also a button to clear your history. (To view your history list in Konqueror, open the left side panel, and then click the tiny scroll icon.)

- Cookies—Choose whether cookies are enabled in Konqueror. By default, you are asked to confirm that it is okay each time a Web site tries to create or modify a cookie. You can
change that to either accept or reject all cookies. You can also set policies for acceptance or rejection of cookies based on host and domain names.

- Cache—Indicate how much space on your hard disk can be used to store the sites you have visited (based on the value in the Disk Cache Size field).

- Proxy—Click Proxy to configure Konqueror to access the Internet through a proxy server (by default, Konqueror tries to connect there directly). You need to enter the address and port number of the computer providing HTTP and/or FTP proxy services. Alternatively, you can have Konqueror try to automatically detect the proxy configuration.

- Stylesheets—Choose whether to use the default stylesheet, a user-defined stylesheet,
or a custom stylesheet. The stylesheet sets the font family, font sizes, and colors that are
applied to Web pages. (This won’t change particular font requests made by the Web page.) If you select a custom stylesheet, click the Customize tab to customize your own fonts and colors.

- Crypto—Display a list of secure certificates that can be accepted by the Konqueror browser. By default, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) versions 2 and 3 certificates are accepted,
as is TLS support (if supported by the server). You can also choose to be notified when you are entering or leaving a secure Web site.

- Browser Identification—Set how Konqueror identifies itself when it accesses a Web
site. By default, Konqueror tells the Web site that it is the Mozilla Web browser. You can select Konqueror to appear as different Web browsers to specific sites. You must sometimes do this when a site denies you access because you do not have a specific type of browser (even though Konqueror may be fully capable of displaying the content).

- Plugins—Display a list of directories that Konqueror will search to find plug-ins. Konqueror can also scan your computer to find plug-ins that are installed for other browsers in other locations.

- Performance—Display configuration settings that can be used to improve Konqueror performance. You can preload an instance after KDE startup or minimize memory usage.

Source of Information : Linux Bible 2008 Edition

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