how to disable kubuntu-default-settings
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Tue Oct 9 14:11:37 BST 2007
Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Absolutely. If you were to create a new user with a
>> kubuntu-default-settings from Dappper, then upgrade to Feisty and create
>> another new user, probably the two user environments would look
>> different. The user you've had since Hoary, though, wouldn't see a
>> change (at least not due to this package).
> That is exactly the point! Changes (style maybe, but not features)
> should be introduced/removed by kde, and not by kubuntu-default-settings.
Why? Kubuntu doesn't wish to look like a generic KDE. It's completely
reasonable for them to "brand" the application. That's all that
>> I said that... It isn't anything you'll ever notice.
> This holds, providing I never compare two user accounts with application
> settings from two different versions of kubuntu. (I'm not talking about
> the existence /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings, but rather the
> implications on application settings and style.)
Without kubuntu-default-settings, you'd have exactly the same issues between
two desktop users who were configured initially with KDE 3 & 4 direct from
> This is probably most confusing for someone who keeps his ~/.kde over a
> few versions, gets used to style and most important: features, and after
> a fresh installation, well, style changes, but if features disappear,
> for me that is most annoying.
It happens to Windows users, Gnome users and Mac users too. With KDE, it
usually isn't a big problem - save & restore the user's HOME and he keeps
all the old features. Unfortunately, that sometimes means he misses some
of the good, new, features. It's always a trade-off.
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