[kde-linux] KDE 4. Trying to get it working like I need it to.

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 15:38:02 UTC 2009

Duncan wrote:
> Thanks.  I thought about mentioning that.  But one of the big features of 
> mc, for me, is that it works the same in a text term and in a konsole 
> window on X/KDE.  That's important for a sysadmin tool that could well be 
> needed to fix broken X/KDE configs themselves.  Yes, I could use both, 
> but the consistency of the interface and of my mc user-menu extensions 
> (which I've totally customized, tho a few of the entries are based on mc 
> defaults, but I think I've customized more lines than not, by now) would 
> be gone, and one quality that's very important for an admin tool to have 
> is that the user is familiar enough with it so it's not adding any more 
> stress to what might already be a stressful situation -- perhaps 
> something important is broken and the admin task at hand is trying to 
> find the problem and fix it, and that's stressful enough as it is, even 
> when the use of the tools is so ingrained they seem to function as an 
> extension of the admin himself.
> Now it could well be argued that the krusader OFM interface should be as 
> useful for non-admin activities as well, sorting images, etc, areas where 
> an ncurses based text inferface don't work so well.  For some people, 
> that's probably true.  However, in the user context, the (possibly 
> multiple-window with drag and drop) tree and single dir approach 
> popularized by MS Windows Explorer and seen in KDE's core tools such as 
> dolphin, konqueror (in fm mode) and gwenview, seems to work well enough 
> for me.
> But regardless, it's very much a user preference thing, tho I /do/ expect 
> the mc interface could be /extremely/ useful in helping users overcome 
> their fear of the text interface and in making available an actually 
> usable interface for configuration tasks where they'd otherwise be left 
> at the all too scary CLI.  That, IMO, is where mc really shines, and 
> where I first found it useful, tho once I started using it there, it very 
> quickly became my preferred sysadmin task file manager and text editor on 
> X/KDE as well.  Still, it's very much a "YMMV" type thing, perhaps even 
> more so than most UI elements.

I installed mc and have been giving it a once over.  It seems OK but I 
need to make some changes to my console.  It has the default fonts which 
are pretty large and resolution which is pretty low therefore I don't 
have a lot of screen room. It does work tho. 

I also enabled the mouse on the console too.  Pretty neat.  ^_^


:-)  :-) 

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