[kde-linux] konqueror as file manager
pcatchlove at t-online.de
Thu May 22 06:44:49 UTC 2008
My distro is Debian Lenny. I did an upgrade a few days ago, and KDE is now
3.5.9. I don't know whether it's because of the upgrade, or whether I
accidently changed settings, but the behaviour of Konqueror as file manager
has changed completely, and ruined my working methods.
To use the file manager, I used to click on the "home" icon in the panel, and
then if you wanted see root or devices there were the tabs down the left-hand
side of window. And Konqueror didn't show dot-folders and files unless you
entered the path manually. Also, the window was automatically split, with an
expandable tree-view in the left window, and the files in the folder in the
All that has now gone: the home icon just brings "home" cluttered up with
dot-folders and files, no split window, and the tabs down the left don't
respond, if you click root or devices.
I've been through settings and configuration several times and just can't get
back to the old situation.
I tried konqueror-as-browser, and found that I could at one point restore some
of the old behaviour, using setting-> load view profile. But the left-hand
tabs still don't work, and I can't restore the split window behaviour.
Many thanks in advance for any help!
ps: I always thought it wasn't a good idea to combine file-manager with the
browser. I have Krusader, but can't configure that as I really like, and it
doesn't seem to show previews.
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