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For some reason, every time I press Ctrl+F in Dolphin or Konqueror, the "Find Files/Folders" dialog remembers "ruby1.9", which I entered in the filename field a long time back. Clearing it or using something else doesn't change what the default value in the dialog, either. And it's a pain because I have to remember to clear it manually if I search from one of the other tabs, as I generally do.

Screenshot of KDE 4's find files/folders dialog.

What's the best way to make the dialog stop remembering that text?

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open the file

~/.kde/share/config/kfindrc

There will be a line as follows:

 Patterns[$e]=leather,pineapples,hello,*

delete some or all of the entries after the equals sign to get rid of them from the search history.

credit: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3036127&postcount=5

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