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Konqueror is the KDE file manager, browser, and viewing application. It is part of the kdebase distribution, so resources and download information for Konqueror can also be found on the KDE Web site ( It is HTML 4.0 compliant, and supports Javascript, bidirectional scripts, SSL, almost all of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 1 and most of CSS 2, and can house Java applets. As a file manager, it can display files in either tree or icon view, allows copying/moving/deleting by either drag-and-drop or cut/paste/delete, and provdes file properties and the ability to change file attributes. It automatically updates directories or deletes files without the user having to refresh or reload the directory. Konqueror can also view many different file types. It uses components (parts) to view various types of files; this functionality is not within Konqueror itself. This means that if you want to view a file that cannot already be viewed by a preexisting part, all you have to do is write such a part; there's no need to modify Konqueror itself.


User FAQ available from

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel

Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

Karpion Anti-Phishing Toolbaran anti-phishing toolbar for the Konqueror web browser.


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey22 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

David Faure Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build kdelibs
Required to use Qt
Weak prerequisite libldap
Required to build bunzip/bunzip2
Required to build automake 1.4
Weak prerequisite libpcre
Required to build autoconf 2.13
Weak prerequisite libxml2
Required to build a C++ compiler which supports exceptions (recommended: egcs 1.1.x or gcc 2.95.x; gcc 3.0 is *not* recommended)
Weak prerequisite libbz2
Required to build Qt
Required to use kdelibs
Weak prerequisite lesstif

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 May 2005.


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