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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #615 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nickdalzell View Post
Unlike Windows Linux forgets things like the wallpaper setting if that session wasn't properly logged out.
I have yet to see that--and I'm in my 22nd year of using Linux.

EVERY aspect of a user's experience on Linux is controllable by the user [or the sysadmin]. You might want to take a look at your mom's configuration files in ~/.kde/share. Again, EVERYTHING is controllable on Linux--unlike on window$--usually with plain English configuration files--unlike on window$--that can be hand-edited or can be modified via 'system settings' type menu entries in your GUI.

I'm too tired and bored right now to offer any in-depth help, so I'll leave you with this simple, but not elegant, solution: Save a copy of her ~/.kde directory somewhere safe; make sure you save it when everything's working/looking as wanted. The next time she screws things up, just copy the backup back and you're good to go. Or, better yet, have a startup command that does it automatically.

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