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    In the folder view, when I point to an icon there is
    a + or - sign next to it. What does that mean?

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    Default Re: + or - sign in Folder View

    Add to selection
    remove from selection

    In kde one click will open a folder - to select we would normally use Ctrl and click
    Now with the + - you can click and select/unselect
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    Quote Originally Posted by akeblomberg View Post
    In the folder view, when I point to an icon there is
    a + or - sign next to it. What does that mean?

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    when + you can click it to open the folder
    when - you don't have permission to open, or the open failed. If you get a - and should be able to open you may be able to open by just pressing the enter key.
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by techwiz03 View Post
    when + you can click it to open the folder
    when - you don't have permission to open, or the open failed. If you get a - and should be able to open you may be able to open by just pressing the enter key.
    I don't think this is correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by techwiz03 View Post
    when + you can click it to open the folder
    when - you don't have permission to open, or the open failed. If you get a - and should be able to open you may be able to open by just pressing the enter key.
    I would be a bit stronger. This is absolutely incorrect. It is the selection feature
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I don't think this is correct
    I may be wrong, I originally though it was add remove selection but then I noted it had no bearing what was/wasn't selected. Then I noticed that files owned by another person &/or root would have a '-' on them when i hovered over them, and on my files sometimes instead of click to open the folders would change to '-' and I would have to either click another and then go back to the one with the '-' to retry open folder or I could press return right after clicking the folder to open it. Looked for another explanation and found none so assumed mine was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techwiz03 View Post
    I may be wrong, I originally though it was add remove selection but then I noted it had no bearing what was/wasn't selected. Then I noticed that files owned by another person &/or root would have a '-' on them when i hovered over them, and on my files sometimes instead of click to open the folders would change to '-' and I would have to either click another and then go back to the one with the '-' to retry open folder or I could press return right after clicking the folder to open it. Looked for another explanation and found none so assumed mine was right.
    Just browsed some other user folders, amongst which Documents, nothing like that happening here. Not in KDE 4.4 not in KDE 4.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Just browsed some other user folders, amongst which Documents, nothing like that happening here. Not in KDE 4.4 not in KDE 4.5.
    Ok, so what does the + - mean and how is it supposed to work? I use KDE 4.3.5 on 11.2-32bit
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    Compare it to pressing the Ctrl key and mouse to select folders and files in windows.

    In a folder click +'s of some files and folders. Now Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V etc, dragging and dropping etc. works for the selected files. To deselect, click -. Works the same in the Folder View widget, at least on the KDE's I have running here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techwiz03 View Post
    Ok, so what does the + - mean and how is it supposed to work? I use KDE 4.3.5 on 11.2-32bit
    Didn't we already explain?
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