[kde-linux] Missing plasmoid "folder view"
slawek at kaplonski.pl
Wed Oct 2 19:34:53 UTC 2013
One uset from polish archlinux forum advice me to install pacakge kdebase-
plasma and that solves this problem. Now I have this folder view again. Thanks
for Your answears :)
slawek at kaplonski.pl
Dnia wtorek, 1 października 2013 21:13:14 Sławek Kapłoński pisze:
> 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:
> ting&maintainer=&q=kdeplasma&arch=any&arch=i686&arch=x86_64&flagged= 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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