Suggestions for two KubuntuDefaults
chris at deadhand.com
Fri Jul 15 08:54:26 CDT 2005
maybe I can suggest some small changes to the KubuntuDefaults here.
Mostly I think they are fine for novice as well as advanced users, but there
are two things that from my experience with most users are confusing:
By default all downloads (http and ftp) startet from Konqueror will open their
own copy dialog - just like local copy operations will do. While this is
expected (and imo good) for local copy operations, of which ordinary users
usually wouldn't start more than a few at a time, this is confusing for
Since the solutions already is in KDE my suggestion: Please enable KGet by
default. It doesn't have to be running already but the first time it is
started it asks if it should integrate into Konqueror - this should already
be done for the user, since he probably wouldn't know about KGet in the first
place otherwise. The way it is now they can't even resume remote file
Second one is really simple if you know about it, but I've seen at least two
of the users I gave Kubuntu to go uts over this;
By default every opened 'link', be it locally or a weblink is opened inside
one and Konqueror window. It's easy to disable, but to do so you have to know
where the option to "Open every Subwindow in already opened Konqueror, if the
adress has been called externally" (something like that, using German KDE
atm) - it is under "Web-Behaviour", where no user might find it, since it
applies to locally opened folders as well.
That's the main problem btw. nobody would expect at first something, opened
from a totally different place, espacially local folders to open inside the
same window as whatever they already opened (and those to whom I spoke don't
want it afterwards as well).
I hope I did explain well enough to understand - it's not that "tabs are bad"
it's just that the current settings aren't intuitive (or useful) to at least
the users I spoke to (that's the dad and buddy type, not something on a forum
or the likes btw.).
Disabling this one option, will still maintain opening of every "subwindow",
like pop-ups and _blank links open inside the same Konqueror Window as a new
tab. Only(!) links opened from somewhere else (like System-menu) won't open
inside that one Konqueror window already, open, but open a new one.
Maybe, if this sounds somewhat confusing or not like a good idea, we can
discuss this? I really had some trouble explaining users, why their "Media
devices" opened inside their web browser..
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