[kde-linux] dolphin new tab feature

horrorist777 at googlemail.com horrorist777 at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 27 13:45:02 UTC 2009

thank you for that quick response.
i would like to use dolphin for file managing because it seems to me 
more "lightweight" without additional features compared to konqueror, 
which is capable of html viewing etc.

setting konqueror as the default file manager in kde 4 works smooth. 
anyhow, applications like firefox, opera and so on do have that 
"embedded" tab feature, and i wonder if konquerors tab-features will be 
implemented completely in dolphin someday. unfortunately nautilus 
doesn't have that feature yet 

on the other hand your hint with the former "kcontrol" looks promising. 
i tried to toggle a bit in the system settings --> file associations 
with the embedded option. until now i had no success, but i will keep 
hanging on ;)

Duncan schrieb:
> 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
>> process.
>> 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, 
> default applications.
> 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 
> kdcop, IIRC).

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