Dolphin change proposals

Peter Penz peter.penz at
Mon Feb 22 06:55:42 GMT 2010

Hi Todd,

On Saturday 20 February 2010 19:11:37 todd rme wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM, todd rme <toddrme2178 at> wrote:
> > I have a few things I would like to try to implement for dolphin, but
> > I before I get started I want to check to see whether people think
> > they are good ideas or not. They are (in no particular order):
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> > File count for groups.  This would just be a bit of text next to the
> > group name saying how many files are present in the group.  It is not
> > very useful for small groups, but I think it is useful when dealing
> > with very large groups of files that cannot all be seen at one time.
> > At least for me this has the same use as showing the number of files
> > in the entire folder in the status bar, as Dolphin currently does.
> This "file count for groups" idea is next on my todo list, but some
> people expressed concerns about it.  I would like to reach a consensus
> on this before I start working on it.  So does everyone think this is
> a good idea?

I'm not sure whether there are other applications that might want this 
feature, but from a Dolphin point of view I don't plan to enable the "file 
count for groups" feature. IMO it only adds visual + API clutter and does not 
help for for the default use case where grouping is done: having small groups 
like e. g. in the system settings.

If the user really needs the number of files for a group: this is already 
possible by clicking on the group header (-> the status bar shows the number 
of selected items). Another idea would be that the number of items are shown 
in the statusbar, if the group header gets hovered.


> -Todd

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