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Make Konqueror Default File Manager

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openSUSE-11.4
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Description

Restore Konqueror as default file manager in a next OpenSUSE version. I don't need to say much about that. Konqueror is still a better file manager than Dolphin. I know that they use the same kpart, but still, konqueror does much more things and the common with Dolphin functionality "works" better in it.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png A. B. wrote: (3 years ago)

I agree even knowing that dolphin 4.6 has great improvements

icons/user_comment.png C. Y. wrote: (3 years ago)

It is a KDE feature, not a distro feature. You need stronger and detailed arguments for overriding the upstream decision. According to KDE, Dolphin was chosen because it is more lightweight.

icons/user_comment.png R. G. wrote: (3 years ago)

Nobody stops you from using konqueror as file manager, but defaults are for "normal users" not for power users that will not see changing a default value as a problem. Dolphin is more than enough for common (and not-so-common) users... in fact that's the main reason for its existence.

icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (3 years ago)

It is not only that dolphin is smaller. File manager and browser are 2 different things with similar functionality built in, but very different levels of rights to manipulate local files.

It is better for new users to have 2 different programs handling this 2 tasks to underscore difference between Web and local file system, instead of blurring it when all of browsing is provided by single program. I'm sure that not many users will notice difference between Konqueror in File Management and Web Browsing mode, but when they start programs with different names, it is hard not to see that is something different.

icons/user_comment.png I. C. wrote: (3 years ago)

In that case why they removed the essential file-management tasks from Dolphin, such as spatial mode? Dolphin is just a one-paradigm (i.e., navigational) file manager with limited functionality. It reminds Gnome 1 and Windows 3.1 where file managers had only one mode. Even Krusader has more options than Dolphin.

Last change: 3 years ago
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