Re: [kde-linux] Konqueror KDE-4.8 BRANCH
- Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:38:38 +0000
- From: Anne Wilson <cannewilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Konqueror KDE-4.8 BRANCH
On 16/01/12 22:52, Duncan wrote: > Anne Wilson posted on Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:35:44 +0000 as excerpted: > >> 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! :-) > > Thanks for bringing that back up. Hours after posting that I decided I > had probably worded it rather more strongly than I would have in > hindsight, but didn't know how to properly address the issue without more > or less making the problem worse. That you brought it back up now allows > me to reply and get that in the record, without being so awkward. =:^) > > Dolphin has its own power (the chance observation of which, right after > that strongly worded criticism, triggered my second thoughts on it), and > is a very reasonable file manager for those afraid of messing with > configurations, but it's also a fine tool for those power users who keep > a larger toolbox and thus can choose the tool that best meets their > current needs. It doesn't do everything well, but then again, I'd not > expect the finest screwdrivers to be all that great as hammers... or pry- > bars for that matter... tho I know I'm not the only one who has used them > for both, at times! =:^) > Hehe - and if we're truthful, you're not alone there! I'm a firm believer in "choice = freedom", and "horses for courses". Long live freedom! Anne -- Need KDE help? Try http://userbase.kde.org or Http://forum.kde.org
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