[kde-linux] Konqueror and Dolphin using 100% CPU
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Tue Feb 28 04:42:20 UTC 2012
Dale posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:53:27 -0600 as excerpted:
> Maybe I should use another file manager other than KDE provided ones for
> a while.
LOL. In other threads I've said several times that my file manager
choice is based on task/role.
For sysadmin tasks and in general, any time I'm not going to be clicking
on files in ordered to open them (thus, for normal "file management",
moving/copying/renaming/deleting/chmoding/chrowning, plus for plain-text-
editing, diff display, and compression-management/browsing), I strongly
prefer mc, aka midnight commander. Its ncurses-based display and semi-
graphical UI just tends to be more efficient for that sort of thing, at
least for me, than a full iconizing GUI fileman.
For graphic-intensive tasks, browsing and viewing images or video, or
managing them in scenarios where I really need to see not just icons but
thumbnails of the actual images/video, and sometimes view/play enough to
verify I'm getting the ones I intended, gwenview.
For file-picker/opener type file browsing and for occasional drag-n-drop,
I'll often use either the folderview quickaccess plasmoids (quickaccess
works better if the target is beyond the second level in depth), helped
by the fact that I created a directory that contains basically all
symlinks to various frequently browsed dirs in the system, so I seldom
have to go more than three levels deep and the target is often just one
level below the symlinks dir, which is just off the dir pointed at by the
folderview and quickaccess plasmoids on the desktop, so it's often just
two levels deep.
There's only three rare scenarios, therefore, in which I generally open a
full file manager like dolphin/konqueror, and all three are rare enough
I've not formed a file manager preference for this case, dolphin,
konqueor, whatever other general work-similar, fine with me as long as it
handles general kde drag-n-drop and click-to-open. First, when I'm doing
audio-only (or other, but usually audio-only as everything else generally
ends up fitting another task/scenario better) file management similar to
what I'd use gwenview for were it images/video, since gwenview doesn't
show anything but images/video (I really do wish gwenview would handle
audio files as well, possibly with an option similar to the one it has
for video files, so it could handle all my media management tasks).
Second, as one or the other drag-n-drop end when the other is the desktop
folderview/quickaccess plasmoids I mentioned, on the desktop (when the dir
pointed to by those plasmoids isn't one end or the other, it's generally
mc time). Third, when doing enough click-to-opens or other minor file
processing on non-media files (gwenview preferred for media) that the
single-shot folderview/quickaccess browsing isn't efficient, but not
enough real file management to invoke mc.
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