On Tuesday 30 June 2009 02:41:45 am Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Dienstag, 30. Juni 2009 09:34:37 schrieb Roger Oberholtzer:
KDE4 konqueror is displaying size in KiB and MiB instead of the traditional KB and MB. Where can I change this so I can view the size in KB & MB? The 'i' means nothing to my use of konqueror, but it is distracting to the eye to now have a whole new useless column of 'i's streaming down the page. The view is a whole lot cleaner without them. I'm sure somebody cares whether the file is 41.6 KiB instead of 41.6 KB, but I would be startled if the percentage of people that do exceeds 1%.
Not only that, Ki is non standard. I have never seen KiG for kilograms, or KiM for kilometers. Are milligrams now MiG and hectograms now HeG? I think someone was bored one day. Or this is some emerging EU standard?
I did not know that a kg could have more than 1000g and hence that this comparison would apply.
To answer your question, I do not know where to change it. Perhaps in the locale settings where you set preferences for how money, date and such thing are specified?
I did not know that byte was a local format either.
Thanks, but that was a "non-answer". The question is "where can I turn the stupid "i" off to get MB and KB back?" MB could be defined and "duck soup" by wikipedia and "MiB" could be defined as "horse crap" -- I don't care. I just want to be able to choose whether I see MB or MiB displayed next to the numbers and I prefer MB. This is KDE which is supposed to be configurable. My screen space is at a premium and I don't need it wasted on an additional column of "i"s streaming down my page that mean, and add, "nothing" to my use of the desktop.
So please, asking politely, where do I turn them off? If you don't know, then a simple non-reply will suffice. Thanks.