Dolphin change proposals

Parker Coates parker.coates at
Sun Jan 10 06:43:08 GMT 2010

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 20:31, todd rme 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):
> Drag and drop support for the tab bar.  Currently dropping files on a
> tab does nothing, which is inconsistent behavior.  The breadcrumb bar,
> places panel, folders panel, and folders all bring up the "copy, move,
> link" menu when you drop something on them, which is what I want to
> have the tab bar do as well.

Personally, this strikes me as overkill. Drag and hover already opens
the tab which is a lot more flexible as it allows you to drop on
subfolders. Others might disagree.

> If there is no currently-selected file, and you are hovering over a
> file, pressing "F2" will let you rename the file.

I think this is a bad idea. Across KDE actions are applied to selected
items, not hovered ones. If you did this, then why not
hover-and-delete or hover-and-copy or hover-and-enter-to-open, etc.
What would the benefit be?

> If you select multiple files of different types, then right-click it
> will have an "open with default applications" or something like that,
> and all the files will then be opened with their own default
> application.

Do you have an example use case?


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