Speed up KDE Application Loading Under Gnome
notice that KDE applications while using Gnome load very slowly?
The reason being that KDE uses different libraries than Gnome.
Gnome uses GTK+ libraries while KDE uses QT libraries. By
default Gnome does not load the QT libraries. Simply using a GTK+
based application is unacceptable. K3B, K9Copy, Gwenview are a
few of the great applications that were written for KDE. To load the KDE libraries simply type kdeinit in a terminal window.
Now this is not a good solution so we will have the KDE libraries
load at startup. To do that follow the procedure below.
- Go to System--->Preferences--->Sessions
- Under the Startup Programs tab select New
- In the Name section type whatever you wish to call the startup procedure, I called it KDE Library Loading
- In the Command section type /usr/bin/kdeinit
- Select the OK button
will now have an entry called KDE Library Loading. Make sure
there is a check mark in the box next to it. Next time you start
up Ubuntu your KDE applications will load as fast as your Gnome
I hope this helps.