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Why is GNU find so fast in comparison with graphical file search utilities?

Looking at Dolphin with Baloo specifically, it seems to look up the metadata of every file in its search domain, even if you're doing a simple file name search. When I trace the file.so process, I see ...
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How to switch pane in Dolphin using keyboard?

Dolphin version 17.08.3 There is an option is Settings > Configure Dolphin… > General to use Tab to switch between panes:
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Dolphin Background and Font Color are both white

Had the same issue. Fixed it with hint from ArchWiki ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Dolphin#Mismatched_folder_view_background_colors ) When running Dolphin under something other than Plasma, it ...
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How to refresh a view of a folder in KDE Dolphin?

There are multiple ways this could be done. Press F5. This is the simplest and fastest way to do it. This is a shortcut for the "Refresh" action. Navigate via the hamburger menu on the ...
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Dark theme in Dolphin file manager

I recently switched from Debian to Manjaro and from Cinnamon to Mate, but this solution should hopefully apply to all distributions and desktop environments: Firstly, the program "qt5ct" can be used ...
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How do I stop memory issue caused by baloo_file_extractor?

Run balooctl disable. That'll turn off baloo and you won't need to uninstall anything.
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Error unlocking a LUKS partition (failed to activate device:file exists)

I encountered the same error (also using KDE on Manjaro). I have a LUKS volume on a USB device which wasn't cleanly removed from the computer. When I reinserted the USB device, the LUKS volume refused ...
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Hide FreeBSD swap partition in XFCE or KDE file manager

Inspired by this post on the Ubuntu forums, I found out the culprit was the Hardware Abstraction Layer. I ignored the device in question by creating the following file: /usr/local/share/hal/fdi/...
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kde dolphin terminal is not loading ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile

This solution should be useful for some people, in my case I really like the dolphin feature about Show on Startup Folders, tabs, and window state from last time. If someone like that feature too ...
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Dark theme in Dolphin file manager

Go to the ~/.config/kdeglobals and add these lines [Colors:View] BackgroundNormal=94, 104, 109 the numbers representing the RGB value of whatever color you choose.
Don Cream's user avatar
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Keyboard shortcut to focus the file list in Dolphin?

Although, 2 shortcuts, I believe the fastest way would be CTRL+L to select the address bar and then press TAB once to jump to the file list.
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How does Dolphin discover the disks to mount?

Dolphin makes use of the Solid namespace to detect devices. As long as you have the correct drivers installed for your disks, they should still be discovered even after an upgrade to a new version of ...
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How to get larger thumbnails in dolphin

With Dolphin: Not a perfect solution but you can change some Qt environment variables only at run time so it doesn't affect your global settings. Namely: QT_SCALE_FACTOR (float): scales everything up ...
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How to show creation time (crtime) in Dolphin Buster?

Creation time is new to Gnu/Linux (Unix does not traditionally support it: it is hard to come up with a useful use-case). I have just done some research ( https://www.anmolsarma.in/post/linux-file-...
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Dolphin - no files visible - "file protocol died" - howto resurrect

This just happened to me in awesomewm after updating some KDE packages. When launching dolphin from a terminal, I got: kf5.kio.core: "The process for the tags protocol died unexpectedly." kf5.kio....
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Mounting ISO in Linux/KDE

In a number of distros there exists a separate Dolphin Plugins package that includes disk mounting (such as ISOs). It's typically named dolphin-plugins across distros. If Dolphin isn't presenting the ...
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Dark theme in Dolphin file manager

I'm using a dark theme and it simply applies to Dolphin as well. I just tested it out again and I did notice that after switching from light to dark again, I had to close the running Dolphin ...
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Dolphin Background and Font Color are both white

I somehow fixed it by adding a new stylesheet in qt5ct, with the content below: QMenuBar { } This above code pretty much does nothing. And I'm pretty sure any selector would work. But I am not sure ...
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Dolphin has no icons on Pop!_OS 19.10

Fixed it with : sudo apt install qt5ct. Then run qt5ct and set icons to KDE set. Then reboot. Worked for Me Good luck.
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Can Dolphin create copies of a file in the same folder without prompting for a new name?

Edit added on 20200322 relevant to a future version of Dolphin: Dolphin has a new “Duplicate” feature that can be used to quickly create copies of selected items (me: Nate Graham, Dolphin 20.04.0) ...
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Increase Size of Navigation Buttons in Dolphin File Manager

(Tested on dolphin 18.08.0) To change the icon size: right click on icon bar -> select icon size -> choose a size There is also a global setting, in: kde system settings -> icons -> configure icon ...
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Key sequence ambiguous in Konsole

I have the same problem with Dolphin. For Dolphin Ctrl+Shift+C — is shortcut for «Copy location» action. You can reassign it to None or to other key sequence. Ctrl+Shift+L works fine for me. I suppose,...
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KDE daemon asks for disk password on every login

Open System Settings and go to Removable Storage → Removable Devices where the device should be listed, select it and use the Forget Device button to stop KDE from trying to mount it on login. Note: ...
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Remove Dolphin context menu entry 'Activities'

Based on the comment by @fra-san: this is a context menu service. To disable it, just select "Settings" > "Configure Dolphin" > "Context Menu" and deselect "...
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Dolphin file manager hangs when opening a directory from the terminal

This is only a partial answer, and quite frankly more of a hack than a solution imo, but it does seem to fix the issue with xdg-open and other applications file dialogs, which was the motivation for ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus the file list in Dolphin?

At first, I had a hard time recreating this problem because I only display the Places panel and the Files panel. This way the focus is always on the Files panel. I had to open another panel to get it ...
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