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Month: February 2012

Re: Re: [trinity-devel] Poll

From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:58:57 +0100
On Monday 13 February 2012 12:52:07 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:43:07 -0600
> > 
> > "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
> >> OK, I guess it serves me right for picking a directory off the top of
> >> my head.  How about something without a trivial solution, such
> >> as /usr/bin?
> > 
> > Right-click -> Add Entry, in Places panel. You can add whichever
> > location you want, and by right-clicking the new location you can
> > change the label to something more suggestive than "bin" :)
> And when I have to access more than a handful of different (*gasp*  NEW!)
> directories in rapid succession?  Let me guess, there's some king of
> plasmoid that makes this easier, though I'd have to go to the desktop
> (minimize all windows or similar) to even see it. </sarcasm>
> KDE4's focus is radically different that TDE's, and these "new ways of
> doing things" are proof of that.  I'm sure they work fine for some, but I
> find an 80-column terminal easier and more intuitive to use than Dolphin.
Timothy, please, your sarcasm and rants doesn't help you anything.

You can still use Konqueror as the default file manager in recent releases of 
the KDE Plasma Workspaces. You can configure Dolphin to behave different.

Dolphin is focusing on a different user group than Konqueror did. That is just 
fine. Konqueror's target user group is still very well suited by Konqueror. 
Personally I was a very strong Konqueror power user in the days of KDE 3.5. I 
had twenty open tabs, with splitted views, konsoles embedded. I could never 
believe to use anything different. Nowadays I use Dolphin and I love it. I am 
much faster using Dolphin than I have ever been with Konqueror. The examples 
you bring might sound valid to you by counting clicks. But the truth is: you 
never need these things. I have perhaps five folders I often need - those are 
in my places bar. If I really need to enter an address I use Ctrl+L to jump 
into the location bar and enter it manually, but that hardly happens.