[kde-linux] Dolphin vs. Konqueror

G. A. Gallup ggallup at unlserve.unl.edu
Mon Jul 7 12:49:01 UTC 2008

Kubuntu seems to have put together a mixed set of KDE applications.   
Some say they are part of KDE 3.5.9 and others part of KDE 4.03.   
Konqueror is 3.5.9, while I have versions of Dolphin for both.  Games  
are 4.03.  I haven't seen any other version numbers yet.  Thanks for  
your responses,

Quoting Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>:

> On Monday 07 July 2008 01:11:54 G. A. Gallup wrote:
>>     Kubuntu's installer had Dolphin 1.0.2 of KDE 4.03 available also.  
>> I installed it. and it does have a navigation panel showing a tree  
>> structure.  Although it has applications assigned to many file types,  
>> it's got postscript files wrong, attempting to open them with Open  
>> Office.  
> This is easily fixed, but I need to know whether you are using KDE   
> 3.x or 4.x.
>> I think I will abandon Dolphin for now.
> Better to fix things.
>>     KDE's new single-click feature is also a pain.  
> This is not a new feature, it is the old, unix way.  Presumably kubuntu has
> set it as default, as it used to be.  These days most distros set
> double-click as default.  It's easily changed, but again, I need to know
> which version you are using.
>>     I haven't figure  
>> out how to high-light a file with the mouse rather than open it.
> Right-click, which will open a context menu if you are in KDE 3.
> Anne
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G. A. Gallup, Professor Emeritus
Physics and Astronomy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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