What to blame? Dolphin, Ark, FileDialogue, or maybe just the phase of the moon…
KDE Frameworks 5.19.0 and Dolphin/Ark 15.12.2
In Dolphin navigate to a compressed file.
Right click on the file to open context menu.
Extract → Extract archive to…
From the file dialogue that opens, navigate to a directory.
Right click on directory/file listing to open context menu. (For example, to create new directory).
Whoops… context menu opens and hangs.
Mouse cursor moves… but that’s about all.
ctrl-alt-f* to a virtual terminal seems the only way out.
OK… On further testing. I think we can eliminate Dolphin as basically the same happens if Ark is used to open the compressed file directly.
Now on TW 20160301 and the “problem” still exists.
Dolphin/Ark etc has nothing to do with it. It’s the file open/save dialogue, whenever the context menu is opened in the directory/file list, that causes the hang. Context menu opens then … hang.
This affects both existing users on this machine, however, if I create a new user, that user is not afflicted with this bug.
After some further testing the cause of this is when “Application Style -> Widget Style” is set to “Qtcurve” (That being the style both existing users had set.) Now I know this previously worked, so I’m guessing that something in the last (KDE) frameworks update has caused some incompatibility with Qtcurve. Changing widget style to “Oxygen” or “Breeze” eliminates the bug.
Where would it be best to report the bug in this case? Qtcurve or the file open/save “thing” (is that kio… one day I’ll learn :\ )
Yeah, I actually wanted to do a binary search.
But I didn’t bother to put the cursor to the exact middle of the file, I just randomly clicked somewhere and deleted to the end of the file.
And then it worked already after the first try.
Do you have the same luck with lottery tickets ?
Unfortunately not… :’(
“Create New → Link to Device” has gone absent without leave…
This is no bug really.
Those entries are only available in kde-baseapps5 (kdebase4 previously in openSUSE) which has not been released yet. Although I actually think they got removed there too meanwhile because they are not really needed nowadays.
Why would you want to create a link to a hard disk (or floppy drive, or whatever) this way if it is displayed in the file manager and the device notifier anyway?
If you want the “Link to Device” options, copy over the KDE4 entries from /usr/share/kde4/templates/ to /usr/share/templates/. You need the libXXX.desktop file and the corresponding .source/XXX.desktop one.
You can maybe call it a bug though that the sub menu is shown even though no templates are installed.