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    Default dolphin, color the background

    I remember that in konqueror used as filemanager was possible to colorize the background, is this possible with dolphin?? I looked for but in the few options thereisn't any possibility to do this.
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    Pier

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    you can't change Dolphin's background from within Dolphin but it can be changed from within the system configuration > Look & Feel > Colour options in KDE.
    not sure how to do it in Gnome as have never used it.

    This will also have an effect on other applications though.

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    I need this to differentiate when I'm on a dolphin window as superuser or as simple user, how can I modify the system configuration > Look & Feel > Colour options in KDE only for root user?
    have I to login as user or is there other solution?

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    I hardly ever use dolphin super user. But my normal dolphin is set to split window. Super user will be default NOT split.
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    shouldn't it better with a red-ferrari background to enhance the danger of superuser operations?? :-)

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    I need this to differentiate when I'm on a dolphin window as superuser or as simple user, how can I modify the system configuration > Look & Feel > Colour options in KDE only for root user?
    have I to login as user or is there other solution?
    simply log in as user an set the background preferences then log out and log back in as root and set the background colour preferences.
    Setting colour background as user will have no impact on launching dolphin as a super user.

    Remember though, when you change the colour background pref it will change all background colours - not just dolphin.

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    No need to login as root. Simply hit F2 and run
    kdesu systemsettings
    and pick/create a different color scheme. Anything that you change when you run Personal Settings this way will be for the root user.

    Alternatively you can use
    kdesu /usr/bin/kcmshell4 module colors
    to run the colors module only.

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    yeaaahh this was I wanted :-) maaaany thanks, how hard is to find the names of other applications/programs like "systemsettings" in order tu run them as superuser?

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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    What I wanted too - it stops the Software Installer looking different to all my normal apps because its not using the same theme (I never knew how to set root's theme without logging in as root which is Very Bad TM).

    Is there a way to 'Copy' my appearance settings to root's by the way?
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    Default Re: dolphin, color the background

    Quote Originally Posted by weighty_foe View Post
    What I wanted too - it stops the Software Installer looking different to all my normal apps because its not using the same theme (I never knew how to set root's theme without logging in as root which is Very Bad TM).

    Is there a way to 'Copy' my appearance settings to root's by the way?
    You can use "Import Scheme ..." in the case of colors. The color schemes of your normal user's account are kept in '~/.kde4/share/apps/color-schemes/' . Similar with for example QtCurve Settings files ('~/.kde4/share/apps/QtCurve/'), if you use QtCurve that is.

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