KDesktop links

David Faure faure at kde.org
Mon Jan 12 08:55:52 GMT 2004

On Saturday 10 January 2004 04:01, Zack Rusin wrote:
> Hey,
> I was just going over stuff in preparation for Sunday and noticed this :
> 1) on kdesktop create a link to some application,
> 2) in the properties section of that link set both description and 
> comment fields,
> 3) hover over the created icon: popup shows :
> a) type,
> b) size,
> c) modified,
> d) owner,
> e) permissions.
> Enough to say that neither of these makes really any sense for desktop 
> links (they will be the same for all in almost all cases). What should 
> be shown is of course either the comment or description. 

Where's the patch? ;-)
(Hmm, kfile-plugins authors: where's the plugin used for the above?)

> Also while talking to Danimo he pointed out that also if one sets text 
> under icon for an application, sets it back and then changes the system 
> defaults, the application won't care and this is semantically flawed 
> since there is no "default" action (like for other stuff).

Is this about toolbar settings? The big changes between 3.1 and 3.2, [which broke
things a number of times], were supposed to fix exactly that: ktoolbar is supposed
to not save the setting (and actually delete it) if it matches the current default.
It worked the last time I touched that code :)
I don't understand what you mean by "no default action".

David FAURE, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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