How to configure Konqueror for / ?

Larry Alkoff labradley at
Thu Dec 14 14:18:25 UTC 2006

My apologies for not sharing the answer. It was a serious oversight on 
my part.  I especially apologize because I hate it when others don't.

First of all, the thread that helped me was
konqueror not displaying all folders
in October 2006.

What I gleaned was the following info that is unfortunately not clearly 

Konqueror seems to have two separate modes,
one for using it as a File Manager
and one for using it for a Web browser.

They are selected by
Settings -> View -> Load View Profile -> Load Kubuntu File Manager _or_ 
Ubuntu Web.

Select Ubuntu File Manager if not already selected.

Next use F9 to bring up a vertical menu on the left hand side.

The default selection seems to be "Home Folder", represented by an icon 
that looks like a little house.
Next to the icon column is a listing of directories and files starting 
from the user's home folder making it easy to browse anywhere in the 
users /home directory.

Near the bottom is an icon of a folder which says Root Folder" when you 
hover.  Click this and the listing of directories now starts with the 
Root Folder / and gives access to the entire system.


Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> Larry,
> Would you mind sharing the answer?
>> Never mind.  I found the answer in an Edgy Eft thread
>> and can now easily open Konqueror in File Manager mode and select the
>> root heirachy.
>> Larry
>> Larry Alkoff wrote:
>>> How I change Konqueror to _include_ the / root folder in the opening
>>> "Locate - search for local files" window which contains:
>>> Home Folder
>>> Storage Media
>>> Network Folders
>>> Trash
>>> Applications
>>> About Kubuntu
>>> Changing Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> Home URL doesn't work to
>>> a

Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Linux

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