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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

> 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.

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