Media item in Go menu

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Sat Oct 22 13:22:28 BST 2011

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:31:54 -0300 as

> Is that another case, like dropping the Find File from Tools, to make
> Konqueror less and less usable, to force users to move to Dolphin ? A
> case of "We are KDE of Borg, you will be assimilated" ?

You've referenced that twice, now, and I don't use the Go menu (or for 
that matter, konqueror, preferring mc for most file management, gwenview 
for images and video, and the dolphin default is fine for trivial usage 
as when clicking a dir in a folderview plasmoid and for sound, given 
gwenview doesn't see sound files) so can't speak to that one, and don't 
recall whether find was in konqueror in 4.6 or not...

But I can definitely confirm that the my current kde 4.7.2 installation, 
here on Gentoo, has a Find Files option in konqueror's Tools menu, when 
it's in file management mode (it's not there in web browser mode, but 
it's a file function not a web function so why would it be wanted in web 
mode anyway?).

If I click that Tools menu Find Files entry, I get the usual kde find 
files dialog, which is actually a separate application called kfind (as 
revealed if one clicks the help button and looks at the abouts in the 
resulting menu).

As such, I'd strongly suspect that it's there in kde 4.6 as shipped by kde 
as well, and if it's not, it'd be a bug, not a feature.

If you're missing it, as you seem to be, it's probably due to your 
distro's choices or your own.  Here on Gentoo, kfind is a separate 
package, and I suspect if I didn't have it installed, that item would 
disappear from the konqueror tools menu as there'd be nothing to invoke.  
See if you can install kfind and if that brings the menu entry back.  
Meanwhile, it's certainly possible that whatever distro you had installed 
previously, had kfind installed by default, but your current one, or at 
least the version of it you have installed, does not.

And if due to some bug that entry doesn't appear in kde 4.6.x as shipped 
from kde (what the distros do to it is the distro's choice and problem), 
as I said, I can confirm that it's there in my 4.7.2, as long as kfind is 
installed, anyway, so if there was a bug in 4.6 preventing that item from 
appearing, it's either fixed by 4.7.2 or possibly, isn't triggered on my 
install, for whatever reason.

But meanwhile, what gave you the idea, that you've repeated twice now, 
that it was kde's decision to remove that entry?  Did you read it 
somewhere?  Where?  Maybe you're right that they DID remove it for a 
time, but if so, they brought it back, because it's certainly available 
to me here in 4.7.2.

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