Doing the Dolphin mount thing with Konqueror (KDE)

I feel more at home using Konqueror for many things. It’s as old as the KDE. In the past few years, Dolphin has been the file system browser advertised in the KDE task manager panel of OS. It works OK for most things, and has some superior features. One of those features is the display of available storage partitions, with the option to mount them by clicking the icon.

For example, the original Gateway Win7 install is on /dev/sda3, I click the icon, and I am prompted for the root password. I can then access the file system on that partition using any application, such as the command prompt or Konqueror. It mounts as /var/run/media/hattons/Gateway.

Is there a way to do the same thing using Konqueror?

What Dolphin doesn’t do is act as a web browser.


Enable the “navigation panel” in the Settings menu, or press ‘F9’.
Then click on the folder symbol with a star there to open the “Places” panel.

What Dolphin doesn’t do is act as a web browser.

Of course not.
It is a file manager, and only a file manager.

Why would you create a new application that does exactly the same as an existing one?

Btw, Konqueror uses dolphin for file management in the end (embedded as KPart).

Thanks. Works great.