Review Request: Open selected files with default application in file manager

Todd toddrme2178 at
Sat Apr 10 20:01:12 BST 2010

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(Updated 2010-04-10 19:01:11.858400)

Review request for kdelibs.


I've made most of the requested changes.  As I said earlier, I can't use preferredService because it doesn't support traderconstraint, which is needed for backwards-compatibility.  But besides that I think I have done everything requested.


When files are selected in the file browser and the right-click menu is opened, adds an option above the "Open with..." sub-menu to open all the files in their respective preferred applications.  If all files have the same preferred application, it says "Open with <application>" and uses that application's icon, otherwise it just uses says "Open" and does not have an icon.

This is similar to the behavior in dolphin where selecting multiple files and hitting "enter" opens those files in the preferred application.  In order to maintain consistency, this patch also changes Dolphin to use the same slot as as the file manager right-click menu.  The old Dolphin implementation just iterated through the list of files, opening each one in its default application.  It did not have any way to deal with multiple files having the same default application.

Diffs (updated)

  /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src/dolphinviewcontroller.h 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src/dolphinviewcontroller.cpp 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/kfileitemactions.h 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/kfileitemactions.cpp 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/kfileitemactions_p.h 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/renamedialog.h 1110986 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/renamedialog.cpp 1110986 





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