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    Default Few things i wish to address: [Plasma 5 GUI based]

    Hello, I have a few things I wish to address on my LEAP 42.2 laptop. There will be more to come, as I am starting to test out LEAP 42.2 more carefully, now that I have more time.

    1. On Desktop, if I try to find a certain file on Desktop, I wish to press its first letter, and sort through which one is the right one INSTEAD of initiating KDE Search. Is there anyway to do this?
    As it did for openSUSE 13.2.
    2. When I am moving objects using the UI. I wish to move it and not copy it. It seems to copy with both Ctrl+drop and Shift+drop. Can I fix it somehow to make it to move for Shift+drop, as it did for 13.2?
    3. Time settings. I wish to use the format:
    SHORTWEEKDAYD/SHORTMONTH/YY
    for my digital clock on the task manager.
    Is there any way to change the default setting?

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    2. When I am moving objects using the UI. I wish to move it and not copy it. It seems to copy with both Ctrl+drop and Shift+drop. Can I fix it somehow to make it to move for Shift+drop, as it did for 13.2?
    Are you referring to Dolphin here? If I press shift before dragging a file it moves it as expected. If I use Ctrl it copies it as expected. I actually prefer to just drag then drop in the appropriate folder. I'm then given an option to move (shift key) or copy (ctrl key).

    3. Time settings. I wish to use the format:
    SHORTWEEKDAYD/SHORTMONTH/YY
    for my digital clock on the task manager.
    Is there any way to change the default setting?
    If I right click on the clock > Digital Clock Settings... > enable 'Show date' > select 'Date format' as 'Short date' I get 19/04/2017 displayed as expected but that might depend on the locale selected as well. I haven't investigated further than that.

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    Default Re: Few things i wish to address: [Plasma 5 GUI based]

    A bit another remark.

    You packed several questions in one thread. That is not recommended. The result will be a very confusing discussion with people haphazardly answering to one or more questions. In the end nobody will understand anymore with answer is for which question. Many will not even start posting an answer because they do not like it to get involved in a messy thread (all here are volunteers so do not make it more difficult for them then needed).

    Also the title of such a thread will by nature not be very explaining. Take note that a good title is the most important thing to draw the attention of people that may be able to help you on the subject. For many with restricted free time (and who hasn't) a vague title will be enough not to open the thread, but to skip to one with a more promising subject.

    The advice is: one subject per thread, in the sub-forums where you think the best helpers are lurking and a good telling title with keywords that say it all.
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    Default Re: Few things i wish to address: [Plasma 5 GUI based]

    Point taken in regards to not to merge all of the issues on one thread.

    As for the shirt-drag. Instead of "moving" it copies files when I do use Shift key.

    As for the date format, I wish to look for an option to set custom time format really because right now my clock reads:

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    year-month-day

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    As for the shirt-drag. Instead of "moving" it copies files when I do use Shift key.
    Hard to know what you do compared with my dragging action, but I can move/copy as required as already explained.

    As for the date format, I wish to look for an option to set custom time format really because right now my clock reads:

    time
    year-month-day
    As I hinted at already, this may need your effort with setting the locale appropriately. Right-click on the digital clock and set date format. You'll need to set it the time format to an appropriate country eg en_GB (for day/month/year). This will only take effect at next login.

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    #1 works for me when I press a key the file who's name starts with that letter is selected
    #2 you need to hold the ctrl key to do a copy with dolphin shift does nothing
    #3 I'm not sure about plasma 5 I know you can do that in lxqt
    I'd say check this post on the kde forums
    https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?...134970#p361132
    it goes in a lot of details

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    Default Re: Few things i wish to address: [Plasma 5 GUI based]

    if I drag-and-drop while holding down the shift key, it COPIES, and doesn't move files on my LEAP 42.2 laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    if I drag-and-drop while holding down the shift key, it COPIES, and doesn't move files on my LEAP 42.2 laptop.
    For me holding the shift key down and then dragging a given file from one Dolphin window to another moves the file. Just to clarify explicitly, are you simply trying to move files with Dolphin?

    BTW, if I just drag the file to the second Dolphin window (no key pressed), I'm prompted with actions to 'Move Here' (Shift), 'Copy Here' (Ctrl), 'Link Here' Shift+Ctrl, or 'Cancel' (Esc).

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    maybe we're mixing the right and the left click
    if I use the right button and no key modifier I get a copy/move/link option
    if I use the left button without the keyboard the file is moved if I press ctrl it's copied

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    Default Re: Few things i wish to address: [Plasma 5 GUI based]

    left button drag and drop into a directory opens a menu.

    Left button drag and drop into a directory with Shift "should move items to directory". Instead, it copies.
    Left button drag and drop into a directory with Control "should copy items to directory". It copies.

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