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Month: February 2012

Re: Re: Re: [trinity-devel] Poll

From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:40:34 +0100
On Monday 13 February 2012 13:18:17 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> 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.
> Period.
yes I gave up on entire workflows. Why? Because they were inefficient. I 
noticed that my handling of Konqueror did not solve problems but created them. 
I used Konqueror for everything - the swiss army knife of KDE. I used it for 
everything I could do with files and was always lost in the overwhelming 
information flow I could no longer handle.

With giving up the usage of Konqueror I noticed that it's much better to open 
Gwenview when I want to view an image, to open KWrite when I want to edit a 
file and to open Dolphin iff I need to move/copy files around. My workflows 
are no longer built around Konqueror but split in many workflows each for one 
task. So to say following the KISS and unix principles.

Btw. it took me years to realize that my usage of Konqueror was inefficient 
and that today I am way more productive.
> 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.
For file management I hardly use terminals. I use terminals quite often at 
work to copy e.g. one file with scp or simple copy/move operations integrated 
into my workflow in the terminal. Workflows I would not be able to do with a 
filemanager anyway.