Screen real estate with dolphin

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Fri Nov 7 00:51:21 GMT 2008

On Thursday 06 November 2008 7:30:47 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > I remember somebody mentioned that they didn't like the fact that the
> > bars are present on the left and right of dolphin and they felt it took
> > away from the actual folder view.
> >
> > Anyway, I was sitting here playing around with dolphin and if you left
> > click on the small "X" at the top of both columns there is a submenu
> > where you can remove the columns.
> >
> > Just wanted to let everyone know.
> Thanks for your remark.  It made me look.  Although I did not find the
> small x you suggested, I did then look in the view menu and found left
> and right sidebars.  You can remove a column by un-checking one of them,
> however, it does not remember that process.  It appears that you have to
> do that each time you want it removed rather than having it stay a
> default.  It would be nice if it way stay the way you set it until you
> changed it again as your choice.  I could lose the right sidebar
> forever.  I use the left though.  Strange!  I just returned to Dolphin
> to see my version and the right sidebar was no longer there, so I guess
> the un-check stayed un-checked.  My version of Dolphin is 0.9.2 (Using
> KDE 3.5.10).  Hope this info is useful.

I'm using kde 4.0.3 with dolphin 1.0.2. I did notice dolphin on my kde 3.5.10 
didn't have the little X either. Also I haven't had a problem with removing 
the columns and them re-appearing after I closed dolphin.

David M.

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