[kde-linux] dolphin new tab feature
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sat Dec 26 21:18:24 UTC 2009
horrorist777 posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2009 11:56:47 +0100 as excerpted:
> im looking for an option in dolphin to open new double-clicked folders
> in a new tab instead of a new window. i know it's possible inside a
> running instance of dolphin to open a folder with middleclick that opens
> a new tab then.
> in konqueror it's possible to open new folders from desktop inside an
> already opened instance of the filemanager in a new tab. in dolphin so
> far i doesn't work. a complete new process is started in a new window
> when i open a folder on desktop or outside an already active dolphin
> furthermore i would like to use persistent tabs in dolphin, which can be
> saved on exit. i know it works with krusader, but maybe in dolphin too?
> anyone knows if those features are planned to be implemented in dolphin?
I don't know about directly, but I know there's a couple things that
might help do what you want to do... indirectly.
First, you know you can switch your preferred file manager, it doesn't
have to be dolphin, correct? That's in "the application formerly known
as kcontrol" (now way too generically and incorrectly known as system
settings, incorrectly because it's not system settings, it's kde
settings, and way too generically since xorg.conf is system settings,
inittab is system settings, fstab is system settings, grub.conf is system
settings, anything you use to edit them is system settings, etc... there
was only one kcontrol, and it was /accurately/ kcontrol!), personal,
It sounds like you might prefer konqueror or krusader as your file
manager of choice...
Second, you can control what directories, etc, do, thru file
associations. This is again in "the application formerly known as
kcontrol", advanced user settings, file associations. In the known types
tree, open up the inode type and click on directory. In the box to the
right, you can again set application preference order, edit or remove
existing entries, and add new entries manually, if desired. That's the
general tab. On the embedding tab, show file in separate viewer is
likely chosen. If you choose show file in embedded viewer instead, it
might do what you want. If it doesn't, then you should be able to add a
new action that does what you want using dbus commands. I'm not exactly
sure what they'd be, but google usually has a clue about such things.
=;^) I think there's also a dbus interface viewer around, but don't
remember what it's called ATM (the old kde3 dcop version was simply
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