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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] file managers in TDE (was: new thread - the glory that is TDE)

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:28:39 -0700

On Wednesday 15 August 2018 13:17:00 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-08-15 11:27 (UTC-0700):
> > On 15 August 2018 14:14 (UTC-0400) Pisini, John wrote:
> >> ...My only real issue is Konq is it always gets confused in tree view
> >> and>> mixes my external disks into the tree which is goofy as heck and
> >> makes moving tons of files beyond clunky.
> ...
> > ...maybe it will spur them to create something new to replace Konqueror.
> Have either of you considered something old to replace your use of Konq as
> file manager? KDE3[1] has been my primary Linux desktop since day one of
> using a Linux GUI, and I've /never/ used Konq as a file manager (not
> counting when it opens on USB stick or OM insertion, where I allow it to
> open as a mount/umount facility).
> OFMs[2] predate Konq by well over a decade. Without any OFM in Linux I
> probably would still have been using OS/2 until 2-3 years ago (when
> products for OS/2 got too far behind to catch up and had to be
> forked).
> I (constantly) use two OFMs, MC, which all distros provide, many by
> default, and FC/L[3]. MC runs on the vttys same as it does in Konsole, so
> same if you find yourself in a rescue boot as normally).
> [1] TDE has been on several PCs here for several years, and most likely
> will replace KDE4 as primary within the next 5-6 months.
> [2]
> [3]

I haven't used MC very much, but I might consider exploring more. Other file 
managers I've tried are Dolphin (which I dislike, but it has its uses), 
Nautilus and PCManFM, which are both pretty good, but not as functional as 
Konqueror. I don't like the fact that Konqueror is *also* a web browser; I 
would prefer that it is one or the other. But in any case, I disable it as a 
web browser. 

Actually, I myself am satisfied with Konqueror as a file manager, as I only 
use it in list view, with details, and don't bother with tree views, 
thumbnails, etc. However, I try to look at things sometimes from other 
people's viewpoints, and I can see how they might wish for some other 
features. And what I like about TDE is that it is flexible and adaptable 
enough that we can each configure it to serve our individual purposes. 

OS/2, now there's a blast from the past! I never used it myself, but I have 
some friends who still pine away for OS/2.