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thumb|center|320px The dedicated file manager with hidden talents

Feature Overview

  • Simple to use and dedicated file manager
  • Focus on usability
  • Breadcrumb navigation bar
  • Optional panels for convenient navigation and information display
  • Remote and pseudo-filesystem file management through KIO
  • Tag files and folders

At first look, this is a simple file manager, but it has many talents. Some features include:

  • Split windows - view and use two directories at the same time
  • Viewing attributes can be set (and remembered) independently for each window
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Use the optional informational panel on the right
  • Or elect to have essential attribute information displayed in the window
  • Use 'breadcrumb' navigation for speed
  • One-click change to editable navigation bar
  • Add Folders panel for traditional navigation
  • Add a terminal in the directory you are currently browsing
  • Many functions controlled by keyboard shortcuts


Hints, Tips and Troubleshooting

  • Problem: Dolphin's menu entries 'View - Additional' and/or 'View - Panels' don't have any options. Nepomuk is enabled in System Settings.
  • Solution: Rename the folder '~/.kde4/share/apps/dolphin' and restart dolphin. This will purge your dolphin customizations but the entries should be back. This happened to me after an upgrade from KDE 4.4 to 4.5

Also see the Dolphin Website and the Dolphin Handbook.


File management, file manager, file browser, tags, metadata, Nepomuk

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