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    Default upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    I just finished upgrading my machines to 12.3 and it became rather difficult to get drive information. In the "Places" toolbar in Dolphin, I used to "mouse over" the hard drive icon/name and a small bar would display the approximate disk usage - but now that feature is gone? Does anyone know of a way to reenable that?

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    patti

    EDIT: Oh, wait a minute - maybe that's that skinny little underline bar that fades out so it's hard to see... My bad...

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Apparently this feature was omitted on purpose.

    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=223&t=108472

    Scroll down to the fourth message from the bottom on the first page for comments by the developer.

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Nowadays, it takes a few steps but I get the info by

    Click on a "Places" that represents a partition on the disk I want to analyze

    eg
    For /home, click /home
    For /, click "root"

    Then in the main pane
    Rt-click and select "Properties" for any <directory> in the "Places" I want to analyze

    eg
    After selecting "home" any <directory> (not file), this is because by default openSUSE does not mount other partitions within "home"

    After selecting "/" any <directory> that is not /home or any of the mount point directories that are mounted into RAM.
    eg, do <not> inspect the properties of directories like /home, /var/tmp
    You <can> inspect the properties of directories like /boot, /srv, /root

    Of course,
    From this you should quickly notice that although it's easy to get the info you seek, it requires knowing which partitions and mount points should be inspected and which will give you different info.

    Your basic mounted partitions on boot
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    Some additional partitions and mount points which include those that are mounted to RAM (so won't give you disk info)
    Code:
    df
    An alternative to Dolphin is the KDE KInfocenter (There should be a shortcut link on your KDE Desktop by default).

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Quote Originally Posted by evetsnameloc View Post
    Apparently this feature was omitted on purpose.

    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=223&t=108472

    Scroll down to the fourth message from the bottom on the first page for comments by the developer.
    Too bad!! That was an extraordinarily useful glyph (I have a *lot* of hard drives) and allowed me to keep things straight. All drives, immediately, in one location. One of the features of Dolphin I relied upon. I'll have to figure a simple way to live without it - don't know how I will at this point.

    I know there are always other ways to get data you need, but to be able in under a second to visually know all your drives' relative fullness was a real blessing for me. My mind gets full really fast and making system knowledge more complex to retrieve is unhelpful, you know? Maybe they will give the option to turn it back on at some point. Ya, that would be good.

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Might want to pass that on to a KDE mail list

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Might want to pass that on to a KDE mail list
    Tried to register there - had some trouble. I found a temporary fix - just upgrade only to 12.2 :-)

    Wish I could downgrade 12.3 -> 12.2 ;-) but 12.2 too shall pass... :-))

    Patricia

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Quote Originally Posted by PattiMichelle View Post
    Tried to register there - had some trouble. I found a temporary fix - just upgrade only to 12.2 :-)

    Wish I could downgrade 12.3 -> 12.2 ;-) but 12.2 too shall pass... :-))

    Patricia
    Likely has little to do with the OS, more likely the KDE version.
    Maybe KDE3?

    TSU

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Likely has little to do with the OS, more likely the KDE version.
    Maybe KDE3?

    TSU
    Oh - yes, of course! Maybe I can downgrade KDE from the version in 12.3 to the version in 12.2? Is that even possible? I wonder if it would break 12.3?

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    Why I said get to a KDE mail list and make your case to those that can do something about it.

    Though you can down grade it (if you can find the files) you will run into many problems and updates will probably not happen.

    You need to decide if the functionality is worth the pain it will cause.

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    Default Re: upgrade 12.1 -> 12.2 -> 12.3 ... Dolphin drive properties gone

    On 2013-07-16 19:26, PattiMichelle wrote:
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    > tsu2;2572307 Wrote:
    >> Likely has little to do with the OS, more likely the KDE version.
    >> Maybe KDE3?
    >>
    >> TSU

    >
    > Oh - yes, of course! Maybe I can downgrade KDE from the version in
    > 12.3 to the version in 12.2? Is that even possible? I wonder if it
    > would break 12.3?


    If you really want KDE3, it is available for 12.3.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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