Navigation bar for URLs, which allows to navigate quickly through the file hierarchy:
Each part of the URL is clickable so that for example for changing from the directory 'U2' to 'Documents' only one mouse click is required. The navigation bar also supports drag and drop operations.
To edit the URLs in a traditional way a click empty space right beside 'Documents'...
... allows to edit the URL manually with the keyboard:
A drop down menu for fast access on places is available:
The Dolphin places concept allows to hide the physical file hierarchy. For example if a bookmark called 'My Documents' is created which is represented by the URL 'file:///home/peter/Documents' the representation in the navigation bar looks like this:
Dolphin supports different kind of view properties:
Split of Views
The current view can be split for file copy- and move-operations:
Panels and More
Dolphin supports dockable panels for places, information, folders and a terminal. The following screenshot shows Dolphin with all features enabled:
- Renaming of a variable number of selected items in one step.
- The columns of the view mode 'Details' are automatically expanded to the available width of the window.
- Information dialogs having only one 'OK' button like e. g. "Access denied to /opt/kde4." have been banned from Dolphin. Instead of interrupting the work flow of the user such kind of information is shown inside a custom implementation of the status bar. To assure that the user does not miss any important information a recognizable but not a bothering animation is done.
- Undo functionality.
- Network transparency
- Support of service menus.