Re: [kde-linux] Konqueror KDE-4.8 BRANCH
- Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 19:06:55 +0000
- From: Anne Wilson <cannewilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Konqueror KDE-4.8 BRANCH
On 15/01/12 15:40, James Tyrer wrote: > On 01/14/2012 09:35 AM, Anne Wilson wrote: >> On 11/01/12 09:34, Duncan wrote: >>> You don't use a different file manager depending on what you want to do, >>> you use the default dumbed-down dolphin if you're the type who can't >>> figure out shell wildcards let alone regular expressions and presumably >>> can't figure out how to change the default file manager either, >>> otherwise >>> you use an intelligent file manager that lets you do what you want, >>> whether that's always the same thing with the same file manager, or >>> different things with different managers depending on the task at hand. >> >> Far from being dumbed down, for a while I was using Dolphin in KDE 4 and >> Konqueror (3.5) in CentOS 5 and kept being utterly frustrated that >> Konqueror was so much less able as a file manager. If filtering by >> extension is what you need, you do it in much the same way as you would >> in Windows - use the Details view, ensure that Type is one of the >> details shown, and select that column - simple! :-) >> > And can you do that for multiple types? > > Actually, this is simple. In Konqueror: > > Tools -> View Filter > > This feature is not available in Dolphin. > I guess things are done differently, which can be confusing. Ordering by extension is the easiest way of seeing what you wanted - I'm not sure whether it is possible to hide the other extensions. > In KDE-4.6 there was a string filter available in Konqueror. In 4.7, it > has gone missing. For some tasks, this means a large decrease in > usability -- looking for files in large directories. So, I switched to > using Dolphin. I find that Dolphin doesn't have the filter by extension > tool. > The string filter is supposed to use Nepomuk, being invoked by the Find icon in Dolphin. I don't index large areas of my data, so it's less efficient that you would hope - but then if I needed it more, I'd do the indexing. > And, I didn't previously mention that Dolphin doesn't have Bookmarks. I > think that I can partially replace that with places. > I never quite got the concept of Bookmarks in Konqueror-as-a-file-manager, but I use Places extensively, particularly across mounted partitions on my file server. I'm not decrying Konqueror - just pointing out that Dolphin has at least as many strengths, though not always the same ones. Having used it from its infancy, when I didn't like it much, I've come to depend on it a good deal for its flexibility. I'd still like, occasionally, to have 3 or 4 panes open on a single display in Dolphin, but two instances using splits works perfectly well. Anne -- Need KDE help? Try http://userbase.kde.org or Http://forum.kde.org
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