How To Select The Splash Screen in Ubuntu Lucid

April 10, 2010 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, KDE, linux, Ubuntu 

I've recently been doing a lot of testing on the next version of Ubuntu: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. After installing Ubuntu I also decided to add the Kubuntu packages to my system. This is easy to do with a simple

sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop

One of the annoyances I have with this is that adding the Kubuntu packages through this method also hijacks the startup splash to that of Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu. It's not a deal breaker, but I want to change it back. Read more

Customizing File Manager Menus in KDE4

April 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, KDE, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how to customize the Nautilus File Manager in GNOME/Ubuntu with Nautilus Actions. Today I'll show how to add custom items to the file manager context menu in KDE4/Kubuntu.

The KDE customizations work through desktop configuration files. These are the same type of files used to configure shortcuts on your desktop. When these files are placed inside the proper directories, they are used to create custom context menu items. These files can be stored in two places:  Read more