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Konqueror is a webbrowser, filemanager and much more which makes up a essential piece of the KDE desktop. It works in any desktop/window manager as long as the kde libraries are installed.

The browser

Konqueror is the only usable open-source web browser available for Linux now that Seamonkey and Firefox - and the rest of the Gecko-based browsers - have become so CPU-hugging, so overall slow and so full of memory leaks that they are not even worth trying.

The filemanager

The filemanager is alright, but it's more a file launcher than a file manager. It's great for clicking on files to open them in some application, but it's totally unproductive compared to the GNU Midnight Commander or plain cp/mv in a shell if moving files around is what you desire to do.

In bullet summary, we know..

Konqueror is a nice web browser and a alright filemanager. You need KDE to use it. Hot redheads apparently like it. Brunettes think it's alright. Hot blond chicks were not available to share their opinion.

The Browser

Howto add search-engine shortcuts

You can add any search-engine to Konqueror at the settings tab accessable through

Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> Web shortcuts

The search URI must contain \{@} where the search keyword(s) are supposed to go, for example:


The "Search URI" should be a few letters who identify the search-engine. These can be used in Konqueror by typing shortcut: keywords. If you assign s to scroogle then you can simply type

s: keyword1 keyword2

in the "Location"-bar to search for these keywords using the Scroogle Google scrapper.