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vittopascu
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Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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Dear All,

I am running Linux Mint 19.2 with Cinnamon and I love it very much. However, both Nemo and Nautilus file managers are a bit limited for my use, for a number of reasons that I won't bore you with and that I am not here to discuss.
The perfect solution to my problem is installing the dolphin file manager, however I encounter a couple of issues.

First, dolphin does not comply to the general cinnamon theme that I have set up, which I guess is because it is meant to be used with KDE, but I can live with that.

Second, I can't seem to be able to install plugins or "services". I installed the dolphin-plugins package that gave me access to more "default" plugins like dropbox, but still the new "services" I install, like for instance the Meld menu, don't show up in the service list and can therefore not be activated.

Any idea how to solve these problems, in particular the second one? Thank you all very much in advance.
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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hi, is it this package your locking for? https://store.kde.org/p/1244699/
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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Yes, among others. Dolphin has an internal menu for installing this kind of packages, but when installed through Dolphin, said packages don't "show up" in the list of services. Would you suggest to install this package separately?
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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I'm a KDE user and I used to install Dolphin in GTK DEs but no longer. I don't think you'll ever get the same functionality in a non KDE DE than with KDE. I came to the conlusion that if I really dislike the file manager that came with the DE that much it's better to change DEs.
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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Hi Rob,

That is the same conclusion I came to. Nautilus, Nemo & Thunar are decent file managers but they have this issue where when a window is full of files or folders in "list" view, you cannot right-click anywhere, because there is no blank "background" space between or around the items. This is a serious issue because I work a lot in the file manager for my job, and this is a constant, repetitive annoyance.

This issue is more than 10 years old, people have been complaining for a long time and, while it seems that the developers are beginning to think about fixing it, it might take quite long before the change lands on Mint.

Sadly, I decided to leave Cinnamon in favor of KDE for this very reason only, so that I can use Dolphin that does not present this issue. It is a true shame though, because Cinnamon is such a good DE...
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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I have the same problem. I hope that Dolphin will become the second file explorer in Mint and fully integrated. Why should Linux Mint be limited to one file manager?
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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I would like to use Dolphin under Linux Mint also. I've seen comments from other Mint users which echo Rob's comments above, which is a pity. I dig Linux Mint & Cinnamon, and yet I want a more feature-rich file manager...

In particular, these are the features I want Dolphin for:
- the ability to easily search for files of a given type (videos / pictures / docs /etc), preferably from the sidebar (as Dolphin does)
- being able to apply tags/labels to a file, as well as a star rating

I see a couple of possible approaches here - I don't have any idea which is more viable:
1. make Dolphin play well with non-KDE desktops; or
2. for Nemo to incorporate the above features

I'd be keen to hear others' thoughts on this.

Cheers,
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Re: Dolphin File Manager Problems in Cinnamon

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vittopascu wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:19 am
Nautilus, Nemo & Thunar are decent file managers but they have this issue where when a window is full of files or folders in "list" view, you cannot right-click anywhere, because there is no blank "background" space between or around the items. This is a serious issue because I work a lot in the file manager for my job, and this is a constant, repetitive annoyance.
Cinnamon 19.3, Nemo, full of files/folders, list view, right click seems to work for me.
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vittopascu wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:19 am
Cinnamon is such a good DE...
Maybe, but for many reasons I don't prefer it. Screen brightness has also been a bug for many years, yet no simple fix ?
Mint 19.0 mate on 2 identical Thinkpad T420's
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