Configuring Dolphin’s Toolbar is just easy


March 7, 2010 by ricardovs

One very known fact about KDE is its highly customizable environment. This time, I will show you how to add, remove, and change positions for Dolphin’s Toolbar.

Dolphin is KDE’s default file browser focusing on usability.  It’s main features are:

  • Navigation bar for URLs, which allows to navigate quickly through the file hierarchy
  • View properties are remembered for each folder
  • Split of views is supported
  • Network transparency
  • Undo functionality
  • Renaming of a variable number of selected items in one step

The default Dolphin looks like this:

I might say it’s very simple and useful compared to Gnome’s Nautilus. The times I have used Nautilus I have never been able to find the short way to remove some of its buttons so that gives Dolphin a cool advantage over the old Gnome file browser.

In order to modify the Toolbar, click Settings / Configure Toolbars. You will be presented the following dialog which is very clear. To the left every available actions and to the right every current action. You just use the arrows in between to move the buttons as desired.

In this case, I wanted to add the Open Terminal action, so inserted one separator and then looked up for Open Terminal in the list. Since I am not used to use Details and Columns actions, I just removed them from the current actions list, and also got rid of icons because that would be the default view.

Finally my customized Dolphin becomes this:


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