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Re: How is KDE4 supposed to be used ?

On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 16:05 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> I personally feel that the 'folder view' widget is a waste of energy
> and
> of no real value and just resort to using Dolphin and in fact, moved
> all
> of the files and folders off my desktop and just keep a couple of
> 'launchers' there. It is a prettier desktop and once I adjusted my
> expectations, there actually is little difference.

That is exactly what happened to me.   Only I had ~50 files and folders
on my desktop (across 2 20" 1680x1050 monitors).   Using Dolphin instead
of just moving things on the desktop itself was a HUGE pain.

Furthermore, when one views files in a file manager like Dolphin, you
can't "clump" the files together in groups like you can on the desktop.

With KDE4, one could make an icon for every file/folder you wanted on
the Desktop, but that is an extra step too.

I'm hoping that the future KDE4 desktops support traditional drag and
drop desktop file/folder management.  I think folder view is a useful
ADDITION to a traditional desktop.   I don't think it supplants it.  

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