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The Many Ways to Copy, Move, Rename, and Archive in KDE 4

Oct 16, 2009, 13:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tavis J. Hampton)


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KDE is a typical graphical interface, and lends itself to dragging and dropping. If you want to copy or move a file quickly, just drag it from one folder to another. With Dolphin, press F3 to bring up a split window, Control-N to open a whole new window, or Control-T to open a new tab. You can also drag files to any point in Dolphin's breadcrumbs, to a folder on the Places panel, or to a Folderview on your desktop.You can also drag images from your web browser to a folder, if your browser supports it (both Konqueror and the latest Firefox do).

"When you let go of the button after dragging, KDE gives you an options window: Move here, Copy here, Link here, Cancel. You will also notice shortcut keys listed beside each. If you hold the shortcut key while dragging a file, it will automatically choose the corresponding action. "Link here" creates a symbollic link to your file, rather than copying or moving it."

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