This section provides system administrators who are rolling out new or managing existing KDE deployments in their organization with the information they need to do so effectively.
- Configuration File Syntax
- KDE configuration files are text-based. They contain groups of key-value pairs. This section explains their syntax. It covers localisation, use of shell-variables, locking down configuration files (in whole or in part), and other advanced features. Read also about some useful editor utilities.
- KDE Hierarchy
- This article describes how KDE uses the filesystem, where it looks for files and where it stores them. It explains how to change these locations. There is also a brief overview of the default settings used by major OS vendors.
- XDG Hierarchy
- Supplementing the KDE filesystem hierarchy, KDE also uses various directories, as defined by XDG specifications on freedesktop.org. This article documents the paths used and their purposes.
- Environment Variables
- A variety of environment variables documented in this article are available to influence aspects of KDE and its applications' runtime behavior.
- Desktop Startup Sequence
- During startup KDE starts the visible desktop components as well as several services that run in the background. This article describes the startup sequence, gives an overview of some of the services started and explains how to make changes.
- Login Manager
- The KDE Display Manager (KDM) provides the services commonly associated with a login manager. The first contact your users have with a KDE system is usually KDM's login screen. This section covers the basics of how setting up KDM, plus advanced topics such as remote login, automatic login, and more.
User & Group Profiles
- Introduction to Kiosk
- The Kiosk framework provides a set of features that makes it possible to easily and powerfully define and restrict the capabilities of a KDE environment based on user and group credentials. In addition to an introductory overview, this article covers configuration setting lock down, action and resource restrictions, assigning profiles to users and groups and more.
- Kiosk Keys
- This document details known global and application specific kiosk keys for action, resource and url restrictions making it a handy reference guide when setting up a Kiosk profile.
- Additional Resources
- Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.
- A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.
- Desktop Sharing
- KDE's Desktop Sharing capabilities make it possible to share your desktop with others. Although the uses are numerous, this feature can be of great help for support staff when handling assistance calls from users.
- Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts
- With KDialog shell scripts can take advantage of a variety of KDE dialogs. This allows you to seamlessly integrate your own custom enhancements in the KDE desktop.