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Dolphin usability notes

2015: Select / Deselect vs. starting an item/file

  1. Open a folder in dolphin
  2. Switch to Compact Mode
  3. Try to explain to a novice person the difference between clicking on the icon rather than clicking on the item's text. (Icon click toggles item selection, Text click runs the item)


Possible solution: look how it is been done since Windows 8 Windows Explorer:

  • Hovering the mouse shows an empty box if the file is not selected.
  • If the users clicks the empty box the file becomes selected and there is a check mark in the box.
  • When a file is already selected the checkmark is always visible.

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