tweaK
Utilities
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Description:

tweaK is a config tool for editing KDE's various secret and hidden config options.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.2.2
*really* fixed the kicker option now. It would appear that the ~/.kde/share/autostart does not overlay the $KDEDIR/share/autostart entries in that if you don't set a var in your local copy ... its not set period. So panel.desktop no Exec= ? guess what doesn't start? =)
Sorry about this one guys. should have tested better.

0.2.1
Fixed default for kicker option NOTE: this only affects the users who have never ran 0.2
Anyone who is having problems with kicker not running on startup needs to enable it in tweak or delete the entry found in ~/.kde/share/autostart

0.2
Add option to disable kicker on KDE startup
Added Missing Icon sizes
Added option to disable Access Keys
Added option to disable shutdown/reboot in logout dialog
Reorganized the UI
Fixed bug where Disabling Archive expanding in the sidebar wasn't working

ner0tic

9 years ago

I installed this on my kubuntu hardy and the pacakge installed but i have no exec files.. maybe im just being an idiot but how to do i run this after the install?

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ktulu77

9 years ago

I am on kubuntu and I have a problem.
Since I hav installed this app and I have done an "apply", I have just 4 options on the logout window :
disconnect, sleep, reboot, halt.
Before, I had some others options like "change user".
How can I go back to initial options ?
I've tried to uninstall the app but it changes nothing.

Thank you !

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Xemanth

10 years ago

Kubuntu Feisty x86 package: http://kyokon.mine.nu/~xemanth/packages/tweak_0.2.2-1_i386.deb

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Xemanth

10 years ago

Correction to url: http://xemanth.webhop.org/packages/tweak_0.2.2-1_feisty_i386.deb

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Pollywog

10 years ago

KDE 3.5.6 on kubuntu Feisty.

I installed tweaK after compiling it on a Debian system. The app comes up but after restarting KDE, kicker is gone and so is everything on the desktop.

I used a test account for this so I did not lose any important configs :)

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smileaf

10 years ago

Yes... I guess I was mistaken on something. apparently setting Hidden=false or Hidden=true doesn't matter it doesn't make any difference or something. So I guess what actually happens is it _completely_ overrides the panel.desktop entry instead of altering certain options.
And just confirmed with Aaron. Guess what I need to do is have tweak delete the .desktop if the user wants the panel to start. makes me wonder why I never noticed this when testing....

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prankxd

10 years ago

thanks for this application for changing hidden properties.

Here you are a rpm for Mandriva 2007.1 (Spring) I made It was tested but if you find any bug I can packed it again ;)

http://www.latuberia.net/rpms/tweaK-0.2.1-1.mdv2007.1.i586.rpm

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Pollywog

10 years ago

I am running kubuntu Edgy and I can't compile this.
ii libqt-perl 3.008-2build1 Perl bindings for the Qt library
ii libqt3-headers 3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu5 Qt3 header files
ii libqt3-mt 3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu5 Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime version), V
ii libqt3-mt-dev 3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu5 Qt development files (Threaded)
ii libqt3-mt-mysql 3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu5 MySQL database driver for Qt3 (Threaded)
ii libqt4-core 4.2.3-0ubuntu3 Qt 4 core non-GUI functionality runtime libr
ii libqt4-dev 4.2.3-0ubuntu3 Qt 4 development files
ii libqt4-gui 4.2.3-0ubuntu3 Qt 4 core GUI functionality runtime library
ii libqt4-qt3support 4.2.3-0ubuntu3 Qt 3 compatibility library for Qt 4
ii libqt4-sql 4.2.3-0ubuntu3 Qt 4 SQL database module
ii libqthreads-12 1.6.8-6build1 QuickThreads library for Guile

I can send more info if that would help

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Pollywog

10 years ago

It would not compile in kubuntu Feisty (I said Edgy in my earlier post but that was in error) but I did get it to compile in Debian Etch. I will try it out as a test user since I have read some posts about KDE being broken after Tweak was used.

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cookies

10 years ago

Those suggestions, and see which works for me, thanks you two.

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cookies

10 years ago

Okay, cyberbeats's solution worked for me.
Thank you cyberbeat.

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cookies

10 years ago

I almost have the same problem, except I uninstalled Tweak, and now Kicker won't start with KDE, and it wouldn't while it was installed either.

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NeoAmsterdam

10 years ago

I think I might have a solution to the Kicker problem (and it doesn't involve actually kicking something/someone).

Open up ~/.kde/share/autostart in Konqueror and create a link to an application ("Edit" > "Create New" > "Link to Application"). A dialog box will appear.

In the "General" tab, type in "kicker" (without quotes, of course) as the name of the application link. Next, select the "Application" tab. Type "kicker" into the "Name" and "Command" text fields. When you are done, click the "OK" button, and you will have a link to the Kicker in your autostart folder.

Test this by logging out and in again. It has worked so far for me, and it sure beats having to manually invoke kicker.

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cyberbeat

10 years ago

I found a solution, too:

I deleted the file in ~/.kde/share/autostart.

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cyberbeat

10 years ago

I installed tweak. I only changed the option "allow access keys" to off.

Bad results:

Kicker does not start anymore at kde-startup (but I can start it manually). I don't know why. The kicker-config-files are not responsible for that. Where do I have to search?

Another problem: tweak changed the settings for kdm: in the shutdown-dialog I had not the right anymore to shutdown. Autologin in kdm also did not work anymore. I had to reconfigure it.

I have kde-3.5.6 on opensuse-10.1

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smileaf

10 years ago

> Another problem: tweak changed the settings for kdm: in the shutdown-dialog I had not the right anymore to shutdown. Autologin in kdm also did not work anymore. I had to reconfigure it.

I've fixed the kicker issue. But I can't seem to figure out how your shutdown option got disabled unless you unchecked it.
As for autologin tweak doesn't touch that at all. In fact kdmrc is *never* touched at all.

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darealgege

10 years ago

something is still wrong, after i run tweaK (just enabled the middlbe mouse button tab closing) and the next kde session startup my kicker wont start

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darealgege

10 years ago

and most users disapper from the user list in kdm, except the user which one used tweaK

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darealgege

10 years ago

and most option at log out disappeard (turn off, suspend, etc)

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darealgege

10 years ago

damn, its really messed up my kde. i cant reenable to list users in kdm, kicker still wont start (btw added it to autostart)

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smileaf

10 years ago

Something was still wrong because I never released the fixed version, which is what 0.2.1 is. But this version will not automatically fix your problem it only prevents it from happening to anyone else. It is impossible to fix your problem automatically as what was broken was a default. When you first ran tweaK the config file did not exist so tweaK choose a default.
To fix your kicker problem enable it in tweak or delete the entry found in ~/.kde/share/autostart

As for your userlist in KDM, tweaK doesn't touch that. In fact I don't even know how to enable or disable it! and for the 2nd time tweaK never touches kdmrc (the KDM config file)
Are you refearing to the userlist in KDM Themes or the standard dialog(Not themed)? If you don't know for sure if your KDM is themed or not, ask in your distribution's channel how you change this, or you can use kdmtheme which gives you a dialog to configure which theme KDM uses or you can prevent KDM from being themed. http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/KDM+Theme+Manager?content=22120

If your using a KDM Theme and your list doesn't exist your theme may not support a userlist.
Either way check your KDM settings in kcontrol -> System Administration -> Login Manager
Perhaps you've got something misconfigured in the Users tab.
For any questions you might try asking on IRC in your distribution's channel Or in your distribution's Forum

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nfoster

10 years ago

I installed the applet some weeks ago especially because of the option "Disable archive expanding", but this one has no effect here - still archives in the tree :-(
Also approached editing konqsidebar.rc manually.
Is this setting limited to special versions of KDE? (3.5.6/SuSE here)
And yes, i did restart KDE.

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smileaf

10 years ago

That applet may not honor this option, you may report that to them.

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thefoster

10 years ago

Ok, i did some research and found the following:

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98070

Seems that an entry in the section "General", which is being created by the tewak applet, is being completely ignored.

One has to put it in the top of the file outside of any section.

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WalterPUlrick

10 years ago

I intalled tweaK for the setting referred to in this comment. In my case, the setting is honored, and
"ShowArchivesAsFolders=false" now appears in my konqsidebartng.rc file AND the best part is that Archives do not show up in the sidebar any more as Folders.

Thank you very much!

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10 years ago

0.2.2
*really* fixed the kicker option now. It would appear that the ~/.kde/share/autostart does not overlay the $KDEDIR/share/autostart entries in that if you don't set a var in your local copy ... its not set period. So panel.desktop no Exec= ? guess what doesn't start? =)
Sorry about this one guys. should have tested better.

0.2.1
Fixed default for kicker option NOTE: this only affects the users who have never ran 0.2
Anyone who is having problems with kicker not running on startup needs to enable it in tweak or delete the entry found in ~/.kde/share/autostart

0.2
Add option to disable kicker on KDE startup
Added Missing Icon sizes
Added option to disable Access Keys
Added option to disable shutdown/reboot in logout dialog
Reorganized the UI
Fixed bug where Disabling Archive expanding in the sidebar wasn't working

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