[PATCH] Previews in KDirOperator

Peter Penz peter.penz at gmx.at
Fri Feb 15 20:43:48 GMT 2008

On Friday, 15. February 2008 21:10:07 David Faure wrote:
> On Friday 15 February 2008, Peter Penz wrote:
> > I did the porting of KDirOperator from KDE 3 to KDE 4, but I don't see
> > myself as maintainer of this class -> it would be great if somebody else
> > could have a look on this changes too.
> Well nobody else is maintaining it (the author has been inactive for a long
> time), so your opinion counts more than anyone else's :-)

Well, I did not port the preview-capability from KDE3 because of limited time, 
so I think we should bring it back to our users... :-)

> The only thing I'm wondering is: shouldn't "previews enabled" be a setting
> of the icon/detail views, like in dolphin, instead of being a third view
> mode?

Good question...

The icons/details-view inside the file-dialog use an icon size of 16x16 
pixels, where a "enable preview" does not make much sense until we provide 
also zoom in/zoom out actions.

Instead of using zoom in/zoom out actions maybe an idea might be to 
automatically increase the item size as soon as the preview is enabled -> we 
would still have 2 view modes (icons/details) and only one preview-toggle 

@Jon: what do you think about not adding a third view mode but a 
preview-toggle like in Dolphin + automatical resizing of the item size?


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