KCapacitybar on places item view

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 18:37:14 BST 2008

2008/7/29 Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org>:
> On Tuesday 29 July 2008, Kevin Ottens wrote:
>> Le Tuesday 29 July 2008, Rafael Fernández López a écrit :
>> > I would like to know what do you think about committing the attached
>> > patch to trunk.
>> I'm still against this "feature" as we already discussed on IRC. As a
>> summary for the list audience: I honestly think it only provides visual
>> cluttering, this information belongs in a properties dialog, not constantly
>> right under your nose.
> for writable removable devices, i'm not so sure about that. for non-dynamic
> partitions, i agree. but when i put in a key or a usb drive, this information
> is pretty useful and important immediately.

How about a right click option to display this for other partitions as
well?  I would display it for all my drives if possible.  I have
several partitions and constantly wanting to quickly know where I
might be able to save a 700MB iso that I'm about to download :)

> this is especially true in a save dialog, where a properties dialog is clumsy
> to get to and you really need to know an aproximation of how much space is
> left.
> what i would also recommend is a tooltip on mouse-over with actual numbers.
> as for polling and keeping it syncronized with dolphin, that sounds like a job
> for a sharable class that just monitors these things.
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