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All configuration for the KDE desktop environment is performed using the KDE
Control Center. You invoke this program by using the kicker bar:
“Red Hat Menu” > Select Control Center
Figure 2-4 shows the Control Center with the Appearance & Themes and
Desktop options expanded.
Figure 2-4 KDE Control Center
Appearances and Themes
The menu on the left allows the user to configure all options that pertain to the
appearance and themes used within KDE. To configure the various options, use
the mouse pointer to select the item to personalize on the left side. For example,
if the Screen Saver icon on the left is selected, the user sees the window shown
in Figure 2-5.
Note: When you make changes to the desktop using the GUI, changes are
saved in files in the /home/<user>/.kde/share/config directory. The files that
contain these changes are kdeglobals, kdesktoprc, and kickerrc as discussed
earlier. These files only contain the personalization made for the current
logged on user.