image viewers: a different approach

Luciano Montanaro mikelima at
Wed Oct 26 14:16:25 BST 2005

El Miércoles, 26 de Octubre de 2005 15:06, Anders Lund escribió:
> On Wednesday 26 October 2005 16:22, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > > > What ever happened to the all in one basic viewer that can view
> > > > images, pdf's, etc?
> > >
> > > Just to clarify, do you mean konqueror?
> >
> > Yes and No.  If Konqueror can view the file why do we need KView?  What
> > is wrong with only having the kpart?  It is like we are pretending that
> > Konqueror is good enough, but secretly we all admit that it can't do
> > the job and make our own application to wrap around our kpart.
> You could try setting konqueror as the default app for image mimetypes,
> as an experiment to try it out. But for some unknown reason KDE does not
> come configured that way. But it's actually quite nice, konqueror is fast
> loading - much faster than kview - and can even support write operations
> to files using service menus.

I have to reset the mime binding at each KDE upgrade to have that. 
I do that for text files too - actually it's quite rare that I really want 
to edit a text file when browsing the www or the local file system. It 
would work better if the kate part had incremental loading, though. 

> -anders

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