Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Feb 2007 09:52 UTC, submitted by anonymous
KDE In the transition from KDE 3 to KDE 4, a new file manager, Dolphin, was often discussed and now officially moved to the base part of KDE. "I just stumbled over this message saying that the file manager Dolphin is now part of kdebase (of KDE 4): 'Moving Dolphin to kdebase, as discussed with Peter and others. The big plan is: Dolphin will become the default file manager (kicker buttons and file:/ links bring it up).' The question remains what now happens with Konqueror - keep in mind that one of the goals of KDE 4 was to only keep one app for each task inside the base packages. But with Dolphin as the potentially new file manager and Webkit as the new browser we may see Konqueror vanish."
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RE[3]: What the hell?
by lindkvis on Tue 20th Feb 2007 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What the hell?"
lindkvis
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2006-11-21

"I find using the "UP" bottom much more useful than needing to use the location bar.

When you sitting in your reclining chair with you feet up, any need to lean forward to use the keyboard instead of the mouse is not preferred."

That has to be the weakest reason for including another button in the user interface, ever. The location button bar does everything the UP button can do and more. Both achieve the same functionality in the same amount of mouse clicks and the button bar can go several UP's in one go, in addition to making the file hierarchy more obvious to the user.

If you friviously add buttons to the interface without considering whether or not they are necessary, you will have far too many buttons in the end.

Your speech recognition argument is also pretty weak, as you can easily still have the UP command available for the user even if the button isn't on the toolbar.

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