[kde-linux] Users guide to KDE?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Jul 5 20:48:15 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 04 July 2008 10:59:25 David Jarvie wrote:
>> So
>> although the process hasn't been ideal for users who want to move to KDE4
>> as quickly as possible, it has probably been the most practical way of
>> doing things overall, and will result in a better product sooner (in KDE
>> 4.1 or 4.2...).
> I've realised, too, over recent times, that the tendency to do things the way 
> we always have done, doesn't always give the best efficiency.  
> A case in point is the Dolphin file manager.  My first reaction was to display 
> the navigation bar, which shows the full address.  After all, I've done it 
> that way since Win3.  However, if you don't display that you get what's 
> called the 'breadcrumbs' trail above the folder display.  Why is that better?  
> Well, to move just one level is the same in either view, but with the 
> breadcrumbs trail showing ~ >.kde > share > apps > korganizer you can simply 
> click on 'share' and from there access the config tree.  It doesn't sound 
> much, but in some cases you save a few clicks, and, of course, screen 
> refreshes.  Try it - it's really efficient.

I have seen the Dolphin file manager. I hated it within minutes and have 
seen nothing to change my opinion of it.

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