At the office we've been issued laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed. Unity is of course the OS default, but KDE is available. I prefer KDE and so have set KDM and KDE as my defaults. However some GNOME things are persisting, such as Guake, and the GNOME quick search (whatever it's called) starts on login. I just had GNOME's archiver open a zip file instead of KDE's. How can I finish converting my account to use KDE components by default?
For clarification I do not wish to uninstall GNOME. I simply want to stop GNOME software from starting in my account. Uninstalling GNOME or Unity would mean other users of the machine couldn't use these programs.
I think I found the origin of the problem of the autostarting applications. There is a whole folder at
.desktop files that I think is loading these things. Not sure what needs to be done to disable them for KDE users only.