Fwd: Re: Dolphin config in Kubuntu

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Jul 14 15:06:50 BST 2010

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 09:54:57 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Peter Penz <peter.penz19 at gmail.com> -----
> > Finally turn on the information panel by default, it's just too useful
> > not to.
> I've changed the default to a turned off information panel recently, as
> from my point of view it does not add much useful information without
> Nepomuk/Strigi, but wastes a lot space. If you open Dolphin the first time
> with enabled Information Panel, you get a very small area for your files
> (as the default size must be small enough to be OK for smaller displays).
> The enabled information panel has been criticized lately (if I remember
> correctly it was triggered by one of Jos' blogs) and that's why I turned
> it off per default.

Waste of space has always been my major objection to the transition to Dolphin 
from the old Konqueror file manager.  The main thing about a file manager is the 
files, so if we can reduce the wasted space and give more screen real estate 
for actual file management, I think that's good.  I think this is particularly 
true on small screens.

Scott K

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