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General Issues

  • No support for Administrator Mode in modules #151669
  • Hardcoded size and use of QScrollArea to prevent resizing on module load is worse than resizing #153283
  • Hardcoded layout (100px wide items) breaks when larger fonts are used #153285
  • The item model is always sorted alphabetically #153288
  • No menu, not sure if this is intentional, there is some menu code in the program.
  • No application icon. I have switched to "preferences-other" for now. User:Bille
  • Krush bug reports
  • Toolbar can be disabled and not reenabled. #151667
  • Apply/Reset button order is always reversed #140145

Design Documentation

Work plan


  • Use XDG menu structures since these provide arbitrary ordering and extensibility (deferred to 4.1 because what we have in kbuildsyscoca requires that Settings are part of the main K menu, which caused horrible problems in KDE 3 with distros' broken XDG, users removing Settings with kmenuedit. The correct solution is to use XDG algorithms but store the resulting settings menu separately. This could be done in kbuildsycoca but it's too late for thse changes. Using the existing systemsettings metadata for now - Bille)
  • Port to Interview and use KCategorizedView from Dolphin (WIP - Bille )
    • KCModuleModel
    • Use KCategorizedView
    • SortFilterProxyModel to replace KCMSearch. This should use X-KDE-Weight to set sort order and set a SearchHitRole on the items so that the custom delegate can dim them.
    • Custom KCategoryDrawer with icon
    • Custom Delegate
    • Hook up to KCMultiWidget etc


  • Reimplement administrator mode modules using minimal reader/writer root processes
    • See also commit r559289: "remove the ability to embed KCMs running as root: the GUI should run with user privileges and only the writing or calling of programs should run as root"
    • See also PolicyKit and PolicyKit-KDE - looking through the API it seems to be overall complicated to implement that for e.g. the datetime-kcm compared to the KDE3-way plus it does NOT seem to be portable (so, we would need a portable wrapper-lib around it). All in all it sounds like a lot of overhead imho (sebsauer)
      • 2009-03-11: polkit-Qt is there meanwhile, yeah! Now we just could need a way to provide a more portable implementation :) (sebsauer)


Computer Administration

These modules are currently displayed in System Settings Y = Yes; N = No; M = Maybe

Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root SVN path
Computer Administration Y N
Date & Time clock Y dbus call to update clock needs porting to Plasma N Y kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/dateandtime
Font Installer fontinst Y N M kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst
Keyboard & Mouse Y, no mouse N
Keyboard & Mouse Joystick joystick Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/hardware/joystick
Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard keyboard Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/keyboard
Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard Shortcuts keys Y 153282 N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/keys
Keyboard & Mouse Mouse mouse Y 153202 N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/input
Display Y N
Display Size and Orientation randr Y Y kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/randr
Display Power Control energy Y Removed in KDE4.4 code (replaced by PowerDevil) N N Removed
Multimedia sound Y Report bugs to systemsettings/kcm_phonon overall Phonon config, like old "Sound System" N kdebase/runtime/phonon/kcm

Look & Feel

Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root
Look & Feel Y N
Appearance Y N
Appearance Colors colors Y 153056 N Yes, Matthew Woehlke kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/colors
Appearance Fonts fonts Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/fonts
Appearance Icons icons Y N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/icons
Appearance Style style Y 153287 N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/style
Appearance Theme Manager kthememanager Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kthememanager
Appearance Windows kwindecoration Y N kdebase/workspace/kwin/kcmkwin/kwindecoration
Desktop Y N
Desktop Desktop Effects kwincompositing Y N kdebase/workspace/kwin/kcmkwin/kwincompositing
Desktop Launch Feedback kcmlaunch Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/launch
Desktop Screen Saver screensaver Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/screensaver
Notifications Y N
Notifications System Bell bell Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/bell
Notifications System Notifications kcmnotify Y N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/knotify
Splash Screen ksplashthememgr Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/ksplashthememgr
Window Behaviour Y Y
Window Behaviour Window-Specific Settings kwinrules Y accessible via window menu Y kdebase/workspace/kwin/kcmkwin/kwinrules
Window Behaviour Window Behaviour kwinoptions Y N kdebase/workspace/kwin/kcmkwin/kwinoptions

Network & Connectivity

Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root SVN Path
Network & Connectivity generic N
Network Settings generic N
Network Settings Connection Preferences netpref generic use bko component kio/settings N kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/kio/
Network Settings Proxy proxy generic use bko component kio/settings N kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/kio/
Network Settings Service Discovery kcmkdnssd generic N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/dnssd/
Sharing fileshare generic N Y kdenetwork/filesharing/simple


Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root SVN path
Personal Y N
About Me Y N
About Me Password & User Account kcm_useraccount Y N kdebase/apps/kdepasswd/kcm/
About Me Paths desktoppath system-file-manager! N kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/konq/
Accessibility Y N
Accessibility Accessibility accessibility Y N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/access
Accessibility Input Actions khotkeys keyboard, not gestures 153297 mentions DCOP N workspace/khotkeys/kcontrol/khotkeys.desktop
Default Applications componentchooser Y N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/componentchooser/
Regional & Language Y N
Regional & Language Country/Region & Language language Y N kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/locale
Regional & Language Keyboard Layout keyboard_layout Y 151766 N kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kxkb

Advanced User Settings

Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root SVN Path
Advanced User Settings Y Y
Audio CDs audiocd Y Y kdemultimedia/kioslave/audiocd/kcmaudiocd
Autostart autostart Y Y kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/autostart
CDDB Retrieval libkcddb Y Y kdemultimedia/libkcddb/kcmcddb
Digital Camera kamera Y Y kdegraphics/kamera/kcontrol
File Associations filetypes Y 151781 Not accessible via dolphin so we can show it here Y kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/filetypes/
KDE Resources kresources Y Y kdepimlibs/kresources/
KDE Wallet kwalletconfig Y Y kdeutils/kwallet/konfigurator
Service Manager kcmkded Y Y kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/kded/
Session Manager kcmsmserver Y Y kdebase/workspace/ksmserver/kcm/
Solid kcm_solid Y Y kdebase/workspace/solid/kcm/


Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root SVN Path
System Y Y
Login Manager kdm Y Y Y, Oswald Buddenhagen (ossi) Y kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kdm
Samba kcmsambaconf Y Y Y kdenetwork/filesharing/advanced/kcm_sambaconf

Missing Modules

These modules are present in a default openSUSE KDE 3.5.8 but are not in KDE 4 System Settings. Their absence needs to be investigated and explained. When moving a module from Missing to the table above, please also add a component to System Settings in You can copy the details from the corresponding kcontrol component.

There are also some new-in-KDE4 configuration modules that are not in System Settings either, add these to this list.

Category Subcategory Name kcmodule Icon BRs Comments Advanced Maintained Needs Root
Background Y deprecated or replace with plasma version N
Behaviour Y gone in kcmshell4 --list; probably konq N
Crypto Y in konq N
Desktop Sharing kcmkrfb Y not in 4.0, kdenetwork/krfb/kcm_krfb/kcmkrfb.desktop N
Display Y Y
Display/Gamma kgamma Y not in 4.0, kdegraphics/kgamma/kcmkgamma/kgamma.desktop N
File Manager Y in konq N
GTK Styles and Fonts Y not in KDE SVN Y
IBM Thinkpad Laptop thinkpad Y Y
KDE Performance Y in konq N
Local Network Browsing Y Now Network & Connectivity/Sharing N
Multiple Desktops Y in Plasma N
Paired Bluetooth Devices Y N
Panels Y in Plasma TBD N
Printers Y not in 4.0 N M
Privacy Y not in 4.0 N
Remote Controls kcmlirc Y not in 4.0, kdeutils/kdelirc/kcmlirc/kcmlirc.desktop N
Spell Checker Y not in 4.0 N
Sony Vaio Laptop Y Y
Storage Media Y not in 4.0 Y
Taskbar Y in Plasma TBD N
Web Browser Y in konq N
Wireless Network Y not in 4.0 N

Missing Documentation

System Settings documentation is around 85 % up tp date for 4.4.0. This page displays the documentation state [[1]]. Please see [[2]] for the missing docs.

Bug Triaging

The table above gives the internal Name of the System Settings module. This is used as the bugzilla component. If you are triaging System Settings bugs in the general component, check the table to see if a bug can be reassigned to a specific bug. As System Settings is a shell for many KCModules, modules are maintained by many different people. Some modules should not be assigned to System Settings at all (eg network configuration -> Konqueror, window management -> KWin). This is indicated in the BR (Bug Report) column for most modules.

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