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Month: February 2012

Re: Re: [trinity-devel] Poll

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:18:17 -0600
> 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.

No, they probably don't.  Frankly, it's not you, it's trying to use KDE4
that makes me frustrated, and then after a little while just plain angry. 
It's like trying to take away someone's high end tools and replace them
with little plastic toys which yes, can be made to work (mostly), but
rather than being a delight to use are a constant source of frustration. 
Rather than working on the computer I feel as if I am fighting with the
computer every step of the way.  Curiously, that's how I felt when I tried
to switch to Linux from Windows before KDE 3.5 was available each and
every time.  Every time I went out and bought another copy of Windows
instead of fighting with that impossible OS (which was usually running
Gnome out of the box, so don't take this as a dig against versions of KDE
older than v4.0).

> 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.

Interesting to know.  Unlike you I was never able to adapt, and I strongly
suspect that you have (subconsciously?) limited yourself in what you can
actually do on the computer in a given timeframe, possibly even dumped
entire workflows as a result.  If you do that in electrical engineering
you die; a competitor comes up and trounces all over your company. 

How many times do you have to resort to the terminal I wonder?  I don't
understand how one could give up a panoramic, easy-access view into their
filesystem and still remain productive.

Oh well, to each his own.  I'm going to take some time and just let the
dust settle here.