Download of the day: Dolphin File Manager for KDE Linux Desktop

by on November 21, 2007 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED November 21, 2007

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Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. The KDE 3 version of Dolphin is in beta stage, but provides already most features for daily usage. Currently Dolphin gets ported for KDE 4.0. I really liked its simplicity.

The main features of Dolphin are:

* Navigation bar for URLs, which allows to navigate quickly through the file hierarchy.

* View properties are remembered for each folder.

* Split of views is supported.

* Network transparency.

* Undo/redo functionality.

* Renaming of a variable number of selected items in one step and much more

Download of the day: Dolphin File Manager for KDE Linux Desktop Picture

Install dolphin

Debian / Ubuntu Linux user, type:
$ sudo apt-get install dolphin

To start dolphin start KDE or type:
$ dolphin &

From the man page:

dolphin is not intended to be a competitor to Konqueror, the default KDE file manager: Konqueror acts as universal viewer being able to show HTML pages, text documents, directories and a lot more, whereas dolphin focuses on being only a file manager. This approach allows to optimize the user interface for the task of file management.

Download Dolphin File Manager

You can download Dolphin file manager here

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1 martin May 11, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hi, I’m using gnome in linux mint.
Regarding Dolphin,can you tell me how to enable “select” with single click, instead of “open”
I’ve looked in control centre/hardware/mouse, but see nothing about changing from single click to double click.

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2 Cory July 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

KDE: Open System Settings -> select “Keyboard & Mouse” -> click Mouse in the left pane -> select “Double-click to open files and folders (select icons on first click)” option.

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