[kubuntu-devel] kubuntu-defaults

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 14 13:11:19 GMT 2006

On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 01:03:58PM -0500, Jason Straight wrote:
> First the why:
> I don't believe in stupifying things for the goals of simplicity, removing 
> certain options from KDE is like removing the pliers from a leatherman, 
> dulling the edge of a knife, or removing the adjustment from a crescent 
> wrench.

Yep, but also options that almost nobody uses makes things more
complex for everyone else.

> The Open Terminal and Fine files options being removed from konqueror tool 
> menu no mean that for someone to find a file they need to learn to use find 
> or locate, and in order to open a shell at a location they have to open a 
> konsole and then cd to the directory where they want to operate. I fail to 
> see how that will make things simpler for anyone.

Find files is back in dapper.

What's the advantage of Open Terminal over opening konsole?

> The ability to browse archives as folders removed from konqueror means someone 
> has to unzip any archive before they use it, and for the layperson choosing a 
> directory to extract to can be more daunting than simply dragging and 
> dropping the files to another konqueror window. Plus the ability to operate 
> on files in an archive itself can be rather useful. I have many e-books I 
> leave tared or zipped and use konqueror's browsable zip:/ and tar:/ features 
> exclusively for them.

I'm still undecided either way on this, if it is better to open archive
files in ark or in konqueror.


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