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Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by eemaestro » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:58 am

Is Konqueror available for download from the MEPIS repo.'s under KDE 4 ?

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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by joany » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:27 pm

eemaestro wrote:Is Konqueror available for download from the MEPIS repo.'s under KDE 4 ?
I'm not sure about the MEPIS repos, but 4.8.4-2 is there in Debian Wheezy. This version number matches KDE 4.8.4. Is there a specific version you're looking for?
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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by lucky9 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:11 pm

Konq in available for KDE 4.x
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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by tascoast » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:50 am

I confess I only worked out how to get a tree on the left pane of Dolphin yesterday in M11! I had a places arrangement that worked OK until then for all the partitions I might want handy. Admittedly I had tried to customise Dolphin before but shelved that project until recently. I do miss some of the right-click mouse menus and options to do something like 'format' a USB drive in MS but appreciate some of the other opportunities presented. I've occasionally used Konqueror and gather it was a great and popular 'utility' tool of sorts at one stage of Linux development.

Generally speaking I like a details view with easy sorting by type, size, date etc, thumbnails sometimes with media and the convenience of drop and dragging files and folders during housekeeping and archiving. Dolphin seems to do most things easily enough, although old habits can take time to break. Splitting right panes doesn't do much for me so far and seems confusing. Working with two Dolphin windows works for me if lots of files need rearranging, eg, source and destination respectively.

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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by malspa » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:19 am

Konqueror used to be my favorite file browser (I rarely used it as a web browser). That changed with KDE4. Konqueror can do more things than Dolphin, and I'm not sure if there's anything that Dolphin can do that Konqueror can't. But there's a lot in Konqueror that I don't (or, rarely) need, so Dolphin's better for me.

There are a couple of things that I can think of that I prefer about Konqueror. One is being able to have more than two split windows, and using top/bottom or left/right splits, or any combination of those. Another is being able to access the items in the KMenu with the Services button on the left sidebar -- that's come in handy for me at times. Those are a couple of things I wish Dolphin could do.

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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by richb » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:29 am

Konqueror can do more than Dolphin? Yes, it can browse the web. But as a file manager? It can do different things, but I question more.
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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by malspa » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:07 am

richb wrote:Konqueror can do more than Dolphin? Yes, it can browse the web. But as a file manager? It can do different things, but I question more.
Well, I didn't say that Konqueror can do more things than Dolphin "as a file manager." I only said that it can do more things. I think that you might be right that as a file browser Konqueror can do different things, but not necessarily more things, than Dolphiin.

In any case, the two things I mentioned above are the only reasons I ever fire up Konqueror anymore. Once in a blue moon, pretty much.

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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by richb » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 am

and I'm not sure if there's anything that Dolphin can do that Konqueror can't
For example, the find function in Dolphin is much more powerful than Konqueror's. I always thought Konqueror was schizophrenic, file browser, a web browser?
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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by CaptainKirk » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:50 am

One thing that Konqueror has that I can't find in Dolphin is the "File Size" view that gives a very useful graphic representation of the files in the tree, showing the (often unexpected) files that are taking up a lot of space.
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Re: Dolphin and Konqueror.

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Post by richb » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:15 am

CaptainKirk wrote:One thing that Konqueror has that I can't find in Dolphin is the "File Size" view that gives a very useful graphic representation of the files in the tree, showing the (often unexpected) files that are taking up a lot of space.
You might try baobab. It is a separate app that shows file sizes and also in a graphical representation.
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