System Settings/Account Details

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In Account Details you will find settings affecting your user account.
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Password & User Account

Here you can change your password and the image associated with your user account. You can also edit the personal information that is associated with your account, and you can change the way the password entry field on the login screen behaves.

Change your image

In order to change your image, you just need to click on the box at the left side of your username, which should contain your current image. A face selection window will pop up. There you can choose between the different images avaliables, or click on Custom image to search for an image file in your computer. Once you have chosen your desired image, press OK.

In case you are not able to edit your picture and you are using KDM as login manager (not applicable for LightDM), go to Login Screen, and in the Users tab change User Image Source to "User, system" or "User".



Here you can configure your preferred directories for different kinds of content, such as your Desktop Folder or your Music Folder. Applications can use these values as default.

For example, if you set a value for the Music Folder, first time you start Amarok it will ask you if you want to use that folder to store your music collection.


KDE Wallet

Here you will find settings for KWalletManager, the application that manages your passwords and controls which applications gets access to them.


Social Desktop

Here you will find settings for your social desktop which includes the provider of Get Hot New Stuff. There is more information in the Handbook.


Web Shortcuts

These settings allows you to manage your web shortcuts.

Applications like Konqueror, Rekonq, and KRunner let you search a wide variety of information providers on the web. If you enable web shortcuts, you simply type a short provider specific prefix followed by your search term. To search the web for pages about KDE, for example, you can just open KRunner (press Alt + F2) and type gg: KDE. The results will be shown in your standard browser. Since Use prefered shortcuts only option is enabled by default, before starting to use a web shortcut, mark the web shortcut you want to use as preferred (in the third column) or uncheck Use prefered shortcuts only.

There is more information on web shortcuts in the Konqueror Handbook.

This page was last modified on 16 March 2013, at 07:48. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.