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    Default KDE 4.6 Desktop Background Satellite view Globe

    No problems, everything works as intended! One small thing bothers me, how can I turn off the ugly red labels for the continents? I cannot find this option anywhere!

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    Default Re: KDE 4.6 Desktop Background Satellite view Globe

    Quote Originally Posted by kstaz View Post
    No problems, everything works as intended! One small thing bothers me, how can I turn off the ugly red labels for the continents? I cannot find this option anywhere!
    That's what I would like to know too. It doesn't seem to be possible.

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    ****! but "impossible" is not the linux way! is the satellite image uploaded from google earth? where can I find out more info about this feature?

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    Hello kstaz,

    Quote Originally Posted by kstaz
    ****! but "impossible" is not the linux way! is the satellite image uploaded from google earth? where can I find out more info about this feature?
    Your right, it isn't impossible but not easy.

    What I did is change the bluemarble theme, removing all the geographical information.
    To do this open the file /usr/share/kde4/apps/marble/data/maps/earth/bluemarble/bluemarble.dmgl.
    You need root privileges in order to change this file.

    Completely delete this section:
    Code:
                <layer name="standardplaces" backend="geodata">
                    <geodata name="cityplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile format="KML">cityplacemarks.kml</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick> <!-- picks certain features from a
                                                file -->
                    </geodata>
                    <geodata name="baseplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile format="KML">baseplacemarks.kml</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick>
                    </geodata>
                    <geodata name="elevplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile format="KML">elevplacemarks.kml</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick>
                    </geodata>
                    <geodata name="observatoryplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile format="KML">observatoryplacemarks.kml</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick>
                    </geodata>
                    <geodata name="otherplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile
                        format="KML">otherplacemarks.kml</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick>
                    </geodata>
                    <geodata name="boundaryplacemarks">
                        <sourcefile format="KML">boundaryplacemarks</sourcefile>
                        <pick>placemark</pick>
                    </geodata>
                </layer>
    The theme needs to be reloaded in order to see the changes.
    Either log-out and log-in again or change the theme to a different one and change it back.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: KDE 4.6 Desktop Background Satellite view Globe

    Aha.


    Of course it works only for that map-theme (is that the right word?) and the normal Marble is affected too. But these are things can be circumnavigated, I think if you made a "fork" of a map-theme that just lacks these placemarks.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.6 Desktop Background Satellite view Globe

    Well you can temporarily disable the continent labels by choosing "Legend" on the left and un-checking "Terrain" (that will also hide the Mountain labels and volcano labels at the same time).

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    Edward: that's a bit brute force ;-) If you want to disable the terrain labels by default then you can also just change the section:

    <property name="terrain">
    <value>true</value>
    <available>true</available>
    </property>

    to

    <property name="terrain">
    <value>false</value>
    <available>true</available>
    </property>

    That should work as well.

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    Thanks guys! I've found the file, opened as root and modified in Kwrite but it will not allow me permission to save as root, even though i opened it through su terminal, I cannot save as such.
    I've tried looking it up since yesterday and nothing is working.
    Btw it looks excellent without the labels!

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    Default Re: KDE 4.6 Desktop Background Satellite view Globe

    Try Alt+F and 'kdesu kwrite' instead of - how did you call it? - "su terminal".

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    Still does not work. What I meant to say, is at the terminal I tried to sudo open the file, and though I did I wasn't able to write to root as root. I don't get whats wrong, and why I dont have permission to do so..

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