First impressions of dolphin

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 22:59:04 BST 2007


On 10/8/07, Bernhard Breinbauer <infopipe at gmx.net> wrote:
>
> On Monday 08 October 2007 wrote Peter Lewis:
> > On Monday 08 October 2007 03:50:19 Juan Carlos Torres wrote:
> > > On Monday 08 October 2007 10:01:19 am John DeCarlo wrote:
> > > > Does Dolphin have tabs?  I couldn't find it in my quick search
> through
> > > > menus and help.  But that doesn't mean they aren't there, lol.
> > >
> > > No. It absolutely doesn't have tabs.
> >
> > Hmm... another annoyance I was just coming to terms with.
> >
> > Is this a design decision then, rather than just something that's not
> > implemented yet? If so, why?
>
> This is a design decision. Dolphin has a "split view" mode which shows two
> views side by side. In my opinion this is a better solution for managing
> files than tabs.
> The reason is stated at dolphin's website[1]:
> "Dolphin is not intended to be a competitor to Konqueror: Konqueror acts
> as
> universal viewer being able to show HTML pages, text documents,
> directories
> and a lot more, whereas Dolphin focuses on being only a file manager."
>
> This isn't a reason not to have tabs.

Tabs are useful for people who would prefer to have one window open (with
multiple tabs) instead of five windows open.



-- 
John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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