Re: Icons in Dolphin are jumping around
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Nikos Chantziaras posted on Fri, 06 Jan 2012 01:16:47 +0200 as excerpted:
>> By "jumping around" do you mean the list constantly refreshes itself?
> No. I mean that Dolphin now doesn't simply move icons around, but
> animates them. Apparently it thinks I want to play Super Mario Bros :-/
> For example, if you resize Dolphin's window, obviously icons need to
> move around to accommodate the new window dimensions. In 4.7.4, the
> icons would snap to their new positions. Now, they animate there. They
> actually really move and jump around to their new location. Yes, it
> really looks like Super Mario jumping around. And it's incredibly
I guess I don't do enough actual file management in dolphin (or
konqueror) to have noticed, as I tend to use mc for that, myself, but now
that you describe it, yes, I see it now.
(FWIW, I'm still on rc1 due to an interesting complication in something
else (openrc, here on gentoo) that I'm running a live git version of,
that had my net blacked out for a few hours until I could figure out what
was going on not only well enough to get back online -- that was a simple
revert -- but to properly report a bug if it wasn't fixed yet. But rc1
has the same general behavior, now that you described it well enough for
me to check.)
Yes, I can see how it could be irritating after about the 10th time or
so, for sure! (Heh, reminds me of TV ads, the reason I haven't watched
TV in years except occasionally at someone's house as a guest. The ads
might be entertaining the first couple times thru, and tolerable the
first half dozen to dozen, but after that, they quickly become an insult
to the intelligence! And apparently most people are easy to program by
simply repeating the same ad often enough!)
I believe I've figured out how to control it, tho! =:^)
Kde settings, common appearance and behavior, application appearance,
style. The default and most highly configurable widget style is oxygen.
Based on past experience, if you switch to a different style, you'll
probably lose this effect along with some others, tho I didn't actually
check this particular thing as I just discovered it myself.
Alternatively, on the fine tuning tab, there's a drop-down selector box
that has had a number of choices that I really didn't see what they did.
Well, I figured out one of the effects they control in 4.8, at least!
If you set that to low display resolution and low cpu, the "sliding icons
animation" should go away, reverting to the old snap-to-grid style.
Based on a few minutes of experimentation, either high resolution or high
cpu will enable some sliding. With high resolution and low cpu, it seems
to slide big groups of icons at once, while with very high cpu, it slides
individual icons, and with simply high cpu (as opposed to very high), it
seems to slide smaller groups.
Meanwhile, back on the applications tab again, there's a configure...
button. It didn't appear that the animations checkbox (in normal mode,
there's a whole tab full of individual animations to adjust in advanced
mode) here affected this particular effect, but it's worth taking a look
around that settings dialog to see what your options are. As I said
earlier tho, you only get most of those options for the default Oxygen
style. Others have fewer options.
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