[kde-linux] Missing plasmoid "folder view"

Sławek Kapłoński slawek at kaplonski.pl
Tue Oct 1 19:13:14 UTC 2013


First of all thanks for Your answears. I was thinking that it should be still 
available but I really can't find it in Archlinux. I was searching with pacman 
and also on page: 
but there if no any package with name "folderview" or something similiar. It's 
really strange for me :/
Duncan thanks for alternatives - I will try to install something what You was 
describe me :)

Sławek Kapłoński
slawek at kaplonski.pl

Dnia poniedziałek, 30 września 2013 01:39:49 Duncan pisze:
> Myriam Schweingruber posted on Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:07:09 +0200 as
> excerpted:
> > Hi Sławek,
> > 
> > On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Sławek Kapłoński <slawek at kaplonski.pl>
> > 
> > wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> 
> >> I' using Archlinux and few days ago I installed kde 4.11 (before that I
> >> has got xfce for some time). Now all is working fine but I can't find
> >> plasmoid which was called "folder view" (or something like that) in
> >> earlier versions of kde. Also in desktop preferences I don't see layout
> >> which was called "folder view". I was trying to install metapackage
> >> kdeplasma-addons but there is still no this plasmoid.
> >> So maybe someone of You will know - is it still available in kde 4.11?
> >> And if yes, maybe someone of You will know what package should I
> >> install in arch linux to have it. I know that it is not question
> >> directly to kde list but maybe someone of You will know that :)
> >> Thanks in advance for any info
> > 
> > Of course it is still available. Are you sure you have all necessary KDE
> > workspace and Plasma packages installed? Sounds like you have some
> > elements missing in your installation. In particular: search for a
> > package called "plasma-widget-folderview"
> Confirming availability.  Here on gentoo the package is plasma-apps
> (including more than that one plasmoid).  At least, that's the package to
> which plasma_applet_folderview.so belongs...
> Meanwhile, there's another alternative on kde-look that might or might
> not be more useful for you, depending on your individual prefs and work
> style.  It's called quick-access.  There are two big differences in
> behavior.  The first is that whether you put it on the desktop (where
> folderview spreads out in a frame) or on a panel (where it behaves more
> like quick-access), quick-access always appears as an icon, which when
> clicked opens to a menu of files/folders much like folderview does when
> it's placed on a panel.  Second, unlike folderview with its single level
> only menu (clicking a directory opens it in your file manager), quick-
> access opens up directory submenus, allowing you to browse down beyond
> the first level before actually opening anything.  There is however a
> button that allows opening the currently open directory menu to be opened
> in your file manager, so you have the choice of either browsing subdirs
> directly in the menu, or opening them in the file manager as folderview
> does.
> In most cases I prefer browsing down several levels before I open
> anything, so the quick-access behavior works better for me.
> Additionally, it's nice having just a single icon on the desktop, instead
> of the whole folderview frame.
> But of course quick-access won't work as a folderview desktop, since it's
> always just an icon.  And if you prefer the directory frame or single-
> level menu to quick-access' behavior, you'll want to keep folderview as
> well.  What's great about plasma is that it allows exactly this sort of
> flexibility and extensibility, so individuals can pick what works best
> for them. =:^)
> There's actually several variants of quickaccess available on kdelook,
> some updated for more current kde, some not.  Here's the one that gentoo
> makes available in its package repository ATM.  (There's a link in the
> description to the older version from which it forked after the older
> version sort of broke with the panel resizing feature of kde 4.5, and you
> can always search kdelook for more if you like; I think there's actually
> 3-5 variants available.)
> http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=134442

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