Konqueror doesn't show when launched from Kickoff or panel
First things first, this problem only occurs for my "normal" user
account, it's not there for a fresh user.
When I launch Konqueror as Web Browser from Kickoff or from its Panel
icon, internally kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing is executed, which in
turn starts konqueror --silent. This Konqueror instance remains totally
silent, it doesn't show a window or give any other outward signs of
being alive. I've tried this, too, with another
When I start konqueror --silent from the command line, it just sits
there read-polling on /tmp/.X11-unix/X0. By contrast, konqueror without
any options opens a browser window.
As I understand it, and I may be wrong, silent konqueror processes are a
performance boost configurable in Settings > Configure Konqueror >
Performance. In my case, 1 instance is meant to be kept around (no
preloading). konqueror --silent, presumably, is intended to explicitly
start such a spare instance. However, in my case this spare instance is
never used as each new launch of Konqueror from Kickoff results in a new
konqueror --silent process.
I've exchanged konquerorrc and webbrowsing for copies from the fresh
account, but this didn't make a difference. Therefore, I take it, the
problem is hidden in some other part of my configuration