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Re: [opensuse] KDE and directories
On 07/11/17 17:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 14:37:10 +0100
Roger Oberholtzer <roger.oberholtzer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"current directory" is a status for a process, a user likely has
several processes, each with a current directory.

Exactly. And it is the Dolphin process that I am interested in.
Whatever it has for the current directory is the one I am interested
in. If there is more than one Dolphin, no problem. Whichever Dolphin
you click in, the new current directory thing should trigger. The map
always shows the status of the last directory for which you did this
in any Dolphin.

If it is specifically the relationship to Dolphin windows then you
probably need to look at that particular program and perhaps customise

Just a thought - when you traverse directories in Dolphin, the 'current directory', in addition to being visible in the Location Bar in both Editable and Breadcrumb mode, is prepended to the program name visible in the title bar, in its taskbar entry and potentially other places. So presumably KWin or some Plasma component is able to probe that information from somewhere in order to display it.

There's also one way in which this idea falls down - when in Details view mode, there are pointed brackets at the beginning on each subdirectory listing to provide a tree-like view where, if you click such a bracket to display the contents of a subdirectory, the Location/title bar does NOT update. This behaviour can be disabled by going to Configure Dolphin > View Modes > Details and unchecking 'Expandable Folders'.


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