Dolphin: quickly switch panes?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Jun 16 08:19:41 BST 2011

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 22:14, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:
> I'm not an avid Dolphin user (preferring mc in konsole, for most things),
> but for what I can see, the split-view feature is designed pretty much
> for mouse-interaction only.
> If I want a second view I can keyboard-switch to, and I AM using dolphin,
> I open a second dolphin window.

I have been doing that, but there are certain advantages to using a
second pane, especially when swapping between applications.

> Another alternative I've never even had installed but I've read about as
> a reasonable dual-pane kde file manager, is krusader.  If I used kde's
> file management more than trivially, I'd definitely be trying that, but
> mc's what I use for major file management, or gwenview for image
> management, so dolphin only gets trivial usage, in which a single pane
> browser along with the tree view and places, is quite enough.  And in
> kde3 it was konqueror filling the same trivial role.  So I've never
> bothered to try krusader.  Maybe someday...

I have used Krusader in the past, I'll look at it again. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen
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