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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] UUGH! Desktop Icons open in DOLPHIN -- really?

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:51:27 -0600
>Text documents - I vote kwite over kate. If you are clicking on a 
>text file 99
>times out of 100 you are doing it to open a single text file and 
>not something
>to include in a project.
>Images - open in kview (fast as lightning - not the best on 
>autozoom with middle
>mouse, but a reasonable trade-off, gwenview KolourPaint, 
>ShowPhoto, Krita, etc.
>are all more full featured apps, better for working with multiple 
>images, but
>slower with more overhead.
>Sound files - Noatun or kaboodle (for same reasons) amarok, etc. 
>are more full
>featured, but much slower/larger (Noatun slightly more file 
>formats supported)
>Videos - mplayer or kaffeine. kaffeine much faster, but mplayer is 
>not a bad 2nd.
>What are your thoughts?

Ask 10 people and likely we'll receive 11 opinions.

All defaults have to be with the base packages. Anything in 
applications is not a base package.

kwrite as the default editor is fine although I use both a lot and 
have them configured differently.

I'm a long-time tdegraphics/kuickshow user. I even have a command 
line alias 'ks' so I can quickly view images that I search for 
within the terminal.

Do the base Trinity packages include a video player? I don't think 
so. MPLayer? Not a Trinity app. Kaboodle is labeled a media player 
but I am unable to open any video files. Only sound files. Kaboodle 
should at least fail gracefully with a dialog rather than just 
there like a dead log and require forced termination and we should 
change the About dialog to Audio Player.