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How a �Welded-to KDE3.5 User� Began a Move to KDE4.4 Part III �Konquering the Dolphin�

Jan 26, 2011, 16:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Young)

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"In this extension of his two part guest editorial and tutorial Dr. Tony Young (an Australian Mycologist by trade) goes into detail comparing the functions of Konquerer and Dolphin and along the way discovers that he might actually keep Dolphin as his file manager.

"Introduction

"In part II of this series, I stated that there were some important ways in which I found that KDE4.4 was deficient when compared with KDE3.5. These were the Personal Settings controls, the file manager Dolphin and the way in which KDE4.4's complexity has produced what I consider are abnormal situations in which far more decisions are required to carry out simple tasks. As an example of the latter, I showed that 11 separate mouse selections are required to produce a result in KDE4.4 where a similar practical result requires only two such selections in KDE3.5.

"In this section, part III, I examine one of these problems in more detail: the Dolphin File Manager. I intend to show that, despite my earlier statements, I was eventually able to make Dolphin behave in a way that is almost identical to the behavior of Konqueror in KDE 3.5 . The reader should also be aware that my use of Konqueror in KDE3.5 was relatively simple. Most, if not all of my activities involved: copying of files, relocation of files, creation of folders, searching for folders or files and renaming files or folders and I shall restrict myself to this set of procedures."

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