[arch-general] Plasma 5 - how to start afresh

Bigby James bigby.james at crepcran.com
Sun Oct 19 15:07:23 UTC 2014

On 10/19, Bhushan Shah wrote:
> Hello!
> KF5/Plasma 5 settings are stored in to XDG_CONFIG_HOME. so if this
> variable is not set you can clear ~/.config and ~/.cache..

Woah, why would you ever advise anyone to delete the entire ~/.config and ~/.cache
directories? They want to reset their KDE config, not *everything*. Even if the
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME isn't explicitly set, there are still a lot of applications
that deliberately look in those paths for configuration regardless.  Clearing
everything in those directories will wipe out most of the user's configuration,
browser profile, who knows what else.

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