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KDE panels look strange with black colors when I login using root account.

Is it possible to make KDE look normal?

I am using root account because I spend most of the time performing administration tasks and I don't want to type my strong password so frequently.

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Learn sudo and kdesu. – grawity Aug 16 '10 at 14:09
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log in with the normal / user account.

and use sudo su - to be root in the terminal. in case the administrative tools you use are GUI based start them from the root terminal

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Thank you for your answer but this is actually my workaround for this issue. What I really need is to know how to configure KDE to look the way I want exactly. – mmonem Aug 16 '10 at 8:58

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