I figured out that when I change settings in Dolphin that a file called ".directory" gets created in the folder in question to stored said settings. However, I would like to change settings for the user and not per directory. One particular setting of interest is the one to show hidden directories/files. I don't want to have to do it for each directory.

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If you want all settings to apply to all folders:

Configure Dolphin... > General > Behaviour and select Use common properties for all folders

This is for Dolphin 4.13.3. It should be similar in KDE 5.

  • And where does that get stored? I'd like to have a copy on hand for whenever I format my system. Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 23:18
  • I think it's ~/.kde/share/config/dolphinrc - probably the value GlobalViewProps=true
    – Joe P
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 9:20
  • You're a bloody saint. Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 19:41

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