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    Default HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Hi

    I'm a KDE newbie. I've been away with Gnome during openSUSE 11.1 while KDE matured, and it has, nicely.

    I like to see the "details" view in my file browser: small icons arranged vertically with permissions and such like arrayed horizontally.

    How do I arrange for that to be the default view?

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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    There's a button on the toolbar, well a few buttons
    Icons, Details, Columns..........

    Just click Details
    Adjust the folder/file size slider down
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    I would like to have the same as Swerdna. In the configuration, I can only find tabs to influence the different views, but no way to make one view the default.

    The Details button does work, but when one goes to a different directory, it is wrong again! When I navigate back to the directory where I was when I pushed the detail button the detail view is back.

    IMHO this means that Dolphin memorizes a view type for every directory, which is a waste of effort and storage. I am not at all interested in silly icons, I want a more or less neat ouput of ls -l, always and everywhere.

    Do I look at the wrong places to achieve this or did they realy replace Konqueror with something that has regressions?
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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    It does work, check these

    I don't use details as I do loose multi-columns
    But you can reduce the folder size in details. I'll post a view in a mo
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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Here you go
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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Thanks. It was the button "use common view prop........." that I was missing.
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    That worked indeed, thanks (imho that radio box has the wrong default).

    I also wonder why the two pannels left and right are there.

    The right one has the description of the directory I am in using an awfull amount of space for an icon and a bit of text. I tried to move the divider between it and the middle panel completely to the right to let it disappear in vane.

    The left one has also things I do not quite understand why they are there. After some clicking on them it seems that the directories that happen to be mount points are among them?!? My idea is that mount points are not something the end-user must have any knowledge about. There is something mounted there by the system manager and then it is hidden in the one and only Unix/Linux directory tree where you travel fore and aft without realising that you change to other partions, remote or not.

    I am afraid that I have to venture through all the configure options of Dolphin (and more of thoses replacement tools) for quite some time before I dare to install KDE 4 on the systems of my friends. They are even less waiting for change in ther daily way of working then I am.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Good news.
    You just have to get familiar with the multitude of configuration
    Use the sliders at the bottom of the UI to reduce folder/file size

    Here is another look:
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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Thanks for inadvertantly letting me know that the new Top Gear series is out .
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    Default Re: HowTo make 'details' the default view in Dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    Thanks for inadvertantly letting me know that the new Top Gear series is out .
    Yeah Man. Great show. They do one down under now too, just without the Poms eh John...
    Grab it with get_iplayer, self compiled mind you, works better.
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