Posted Feb 26, 2007 23:44 UTC (Mon) by rfunk
In reply to: New KDE 4 preview shows progress (Linux.com)
Parent article: New KDE 4 preview shows progress (Linux.com)
First, I'm a longtime command-line guy too, but I love the power Konqueror gives me. I
use both. One thing konq gives me that the command line doesn't is iconic previews of
files (especially images, but others too), so I can see at a glance what the contents of a
set of files are. I also often find the tree view or the information view to be pretty handy,
and I'm constantly dragging files from Konq to Gimp or attachments from Kmail to Konq.
The ability to add actions to the "service menus" lets me have easy access to
commonly-used command lines to operate on selected files.
I don't think I'd be very likely to switch from Konq to Dolphin, but for many users Konq's
busy UI is just too overwhelming. I can see how providing a simpler UI by default could
be a win, as long as the more powerful one is still easy to find and get to (and doesn't
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