Talk:Dolphin (file manager)

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Why?[edit]

Why was Dolphin developed? After all, since Konqueror could already do the job, why bother? Shinobu 04:57, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

AIUI, Dolphin *is* essentially an optimized vanilla version of Konqueror. Splitting it off allows Konqueror to be developed further as a web browser without impacting on the performance of the file manager. And of course, the name change has to be this way around because of interface with browser recognition scripts on the internet. 82.36.26.70 05:00, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
From what I understand, it was done so that developers can focus on optimising the application for file browsing, allowing them to implement features that would look out of place in Konqueror directly. However, Dolphin will be used as Konqueror's file browsing part anyway, which means it will still be there for those who prefer an all-in-one solution. Brisvegas 11:59, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Could some savvy person perhaps explain the main differences between Dolphin and Konquerer? This should be in the article, but I can't find any proper explanation on the web. Thanks in advance, Jimmy Fleischer (talk) 09:53, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Due the reusable nature KDE technologies, the difference is largely cosmetic now. If you browse the file-system in Konqueror you will be using the Dolphin KPart. The difference is then only in the default menus, toolbar and application name. So Dolphin has more focused toolbars, and cleaner menus. The Dolphin itself however with its clear focus, also vastly improved the original filebrowser in konqueror, enough that it just got thrown out and replaced. Carewolf (talk) 19:40, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Dolphin icon.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot 04:00, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Name "Dolphin"[edit]

Where did the name "Dolphin" come from? No letter "K" and KDE doesn't ordinarily use animals to represent pieces of software. --Felipe1982 (talk) 00:36, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Move proposal[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Feel free to create a dab page if one is really needed and is OK with WP:DAB guidelines. Vegaswikian (talk) 23:54, 15 May 2011 (UTC)



Dolphin (software)Dolphin (file manager) – There is another notable software called Dolphin, namely the Dolphin browser for Android, so the current Dolphin (software) is ambiguous. If nobody opposes, I'll make the move. Diego Moya (talk) 08:27, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.