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  1. #1
    Tom Millican NNTP User

    Default Dolphin columns view

    Is there a way to get Dolphin to display the contents of a
    directory with more than one column? I've clicked the "Columns"
    button, expecting something similar to the list view in Windows,
    but found it should have been labeled "Column" because it's just
    like "Details" view, without the details. I miss Konqueror.

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    Default Re: Dolphin columns view

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Millican View Post
    Is there a way to get Dolphin to display the contents of a
    directory with more than one column? I've clicked the "Columns"
    button, expecting something similar to the list view in Windows,
    but found it should have been labeled "Column" because it's just
    like "Details" view, without the details. I miss Konqueror.
    I miss Konqueror too.


    Regards,
    Barry.
    Desktop: openSUSE 11.3 (x86) LXDE
    Laptop: Arch Linux (x86_64) GNOME 3

  3. #3
    Tom Millican NNTP User

    Default Re: Dolphin columns view

    I figured out a little bit. It seems that to view the
    contents as a list in columns, don't select "Columns" but
    "Icons". The icon size can be made small enough, and the grid
    arrangement can be set to "columns". It seems counter-
    intuitive, but it works to some degree.


    Barry Nichols wrote:

    >
    > Tom Millican;2082897 Wrote:
    >> Is there a way to get Dolphin to display the contents of a
    >> directory with more than one column? I've clicked the

    "Columns"
    >> button, expecting something similar to the list view in

    Windows,
    >> but found it should have been labeled "Column" because

    it's just
    >> like "Details" view, without the details. I miss

    Konqueror.
    >
    > I miss Konqueror too.
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > Barry.
    >
    >



  4. #4
    Jon_Freeman NNTP User

    Default Re: Dolphin columns view

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Millican View Post
    I miss Konqueror.
    I was feeling that way earlier today. Then I went to Yast/Software manager. I found not only that it was there but it was already installed!

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    Default Re: Dolphin columns view

    What are you hoping for when you select "columns?"

    I started using KDE only recently and had a little experience with Konquerer when Dolphin came along. While Dolphin was foreign at first, I've warmed up to it. Dolphin's "Columns" display is actually quite powerful, though I haven't yet figured out how to take advantage of all it can do. The "Columns" display gives a side-by-side (by-side-by-side-by-side . . .) display of as many "targets" as you can fit on your display.

    Select "Columns." You'll probably initially see 2 columns. Figure out how to display different sources in each, giving you the ability to move/copy/etc subjects between the two columns. Then stretch the application as wide as your display will allow, and many more columns will appear. The new columns are scrollable left and right, so there are more columns available that you won't see immediately. That's pretty cool, and there's a lot of power there.

    Maybe what IS available doesn't give what you think of when you think "columns", but the provided implementation is what it is, and I find it pretty useful.

    Thanks for asking the question, and I'd like to hear what you hope for when you think "columns."

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    Tom Millican NNTP User

    Default Re: Dolphin columns view

    Ahh. I see now. I was stumped over why so much of the box was
    grey with nothing in it. I had used "Split" similarly, which
    I do like. I'll have to play with that. What I expected was
    for the files in a directory to be listed in columns making
    it easier to browse directories with a lot of contents (for
    me at least).
    Konqueror is available and installed, but Dolphin often opens
    even if Konqueror is set as the browser and I couldn't set
    preferences for it (like single click to open vs double
    click). Of course, I could have been using it wrong.
    Thanks.
    -tom


    GregBrannon wrote:

    >
    > What are you hoping for when you select "columns?"
    >
    > I started using KDE only recently and had a little

    experience with
    > Konquerer when Dolphin came along. While Dolphin was

    foreign at first,
    > I've warmed up to it. Dolphin's "Columns" display is

    actually quite
    > powerful, though I haven't yet figured out how to take

    advantage of all
    > it can do. The "Columns" display gives a side-by-side
    > (by-side-by-side-by-side . . .) display of as many

    "targets" as you can
    > fit on your display.
    >
    > Select "Columns." You'll probably initially see 2 columns.

    Figure out
    > how to display different sources in each, giving you the

    ability to
    > move/copy/etc subjects between the two columns. Then

    stretch the
    > application as wide as your display will allow, and many

    more columns
    > will appear. The new columns are scrollable left and

    right, so there
    > are more columns available that you won't see immediately.

    That's
    > pretty cool, and there's a lot of power there.
    >
    > Maybe what IS available doesn't give what you think of when

    you think
    > "columns", but the provided implementation is what it is,

    and I find it
    > pretty useful.
    >
    > Thanks for asking the question, and I'd like to hear what

    you hope for
    > when you think "columns."
    >
    >



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