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#976 2012-06-02 08:02:06

swanson
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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

By the way; how does translating work? In the source I've found for example "qtfm_da.ts" and it seems not to hard to work on that, or the english file. I'm used to poedit but these .ts files are different. I'd like to do the swedish translation if nobody's doing that.

EDIT; Ah, found qt lingvist! Be back ...

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#977 2012-06-02 23:54:30

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Wittfella wrote:

Changed the tab right-click behaviour.
PKGBUILD

I don't necessarily like the new behavior. Trying to right-click on a background tab will automatically bring it to the foreground as if I left-clicked it. Anyways it does let me choose which tab to close and I rarely use tabs so its no big deal.

Edit: I just realized that I can use my middle-mouse button to close background tabs just fine. That is perfect!

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#978 2012-06-07 18:14:39

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

I think this happened on the last update to xdg-utils, but mimetype associations are now saved to mimeapps.list instead of defaults.list. qtFM can save file associations just file however when you try Edit -> Edit filetype, qtFM won't show the default Open with program. My guess is that it is trying to read defaults.list instead of mimeapps.list.

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#979 2012-06-07 21:13:53

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Yep, I just noticed this in the last couple days and have been reading up about the change.  I will modify it to use mimeapps.list

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#980 2012-06-08 02:28:21

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Ok updated it to use mimeapps.list as per the new xdg changes.  It will still fall back and use defaults.list if mimeapps.list does not exist.

Also fixed that issue where it would not let you cut/move a large file on the same device when there is little space left, even though there would be no net change in space available.

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#981 2012-07-01 19:08:48

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Not sure if this is a qtfm problem, but when i open the terminal from qtfm, it often(maybe always) opens in the background. Also eog (eye of gnome) sometimes opens in the background.

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#982 2012-07-05 05:00:03

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Hey Wittfella, what does qtfm use icu (International Components for Unicode library) for? When I launch qtfm (5.5 from community) from a terminal, I get a message that it cannot find the library. However qtfm seems to work fine without it.

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#983 2012-07-05 07:05:19

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

I assume it is something to do with the translation stuff.  I think they changed something with the Qt package in the repos, maybe they separated some component out of the core package.

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#984 2012-07-12 19:41:57

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

It seems to me that when I drag and drop files from qtfm to whatever other application. I get each file 4 times or so.
[Tested on Exaile and Brasero]

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#985 2012-07-28 15:19:39

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Hey Wittfella,

I would like to thanks you for your incredible work on this file manager. Even if there are still some bugs (minors) it really IS like I excpect a FM to be. It's lightweight and doesn't have tons of uneeded functionnalities, supports tabs, allows custom actions and shortcuts, and that's fantastic. On top of that it only needs Qt to work. I'm testing it on my desktop and might use it on my laptop too, as I'm looking for a very light, but reliable FM.

The previous lightweight FM I used was pcmanfm but it doesn't seem to be maintained anymore and I had troubles setting up the volume management (I tried spacefm too but I don't like it so much).

There is only one thing that prevents me to enjoy qtfm fully: I can't get the "Edit file type" functionnality working. The other day I couldn't set Beaver as the default application for texts files. Today it seems to be working but I can't change it to Tea or any other application. Whatever I try to set it justs act as I did nothing ( pictures are being opened by Firefox hmm ). Do you have any idea on how I could tell qtfm which app to use to open certain type of files?

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#986 2012-07-28 23:15:06

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Hello Raph111, cheers!

Have a look in '~/.local/share/applications/'.  There should be a mimeapps.list, and maybe a defaults.list file.  When you 'Edit filetype' it should put an entry in the mimeapps.list file.  Open it and have a look if the associations are being added correctly.  It should look something like this:

[Default Applications]
text/plain=leafpad.desktop
inode/directory=qtfm.desktop
image/jpeg=feh.desktop
...

@blawiz - sorry I missed your post.  Not sure, I think it depends on your window manager.  Stuff always opens in the foreground for me on openbox.

@bug - I'll have to check that.  Are you initiating the drag from detail view?  ie. does it happen from list or icon view aswell?

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#987 2012-07-29 08:51:04

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

@Raph111, Wittfella: After reinstalling my system I had the same problem, qtfm wouldn't remember my file type associations. The solutions was to create an empty ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list file. My filetype associations were written in there.


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#988 2012-07-29 09:30:29

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

oh ok I'll check that.  The latest xdg stuff has changed to mimeapps.list, I might have to update both it and defaults.list for a while.

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#989 2012-08-03 12:59:48

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

@karabaja4, Wittfella: I just had to create ~/.local/share/applications/ which wasn't present. It's now working perfectly, qtfm created the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and it gets populated properly. I guess it should just check wether the directory exists or not before trying to write in mimeapps.list. Also I didn't notice any error, even when starting it in command-line but anyway my issue is solved.

Thanks to you two!

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#990 2012-08-09 15:16:48

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

How can i change font size? i bought a big tv, and sitting a distance from it...

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#991 2012-08-09 15:48:48

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

@blawiz; this is the wrong thread! You should start e new thread and state what DE and WM you use. For your TV you should also look into DPI settings. But not in this thread.

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#992 2012-08-12 10:10:34

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Wittfella wrote:

Hello Raph111, cheers!

Have a look in '~/.local/share/applications/'.  There should be a mimeapps.list, and maybe a defaults.list file.  When you 'Edit filetype' it should put an entry in the mimeapps.list file.  Open it and have a look if the associations are being added correctly.  It should look something like this:

[Default Applications]
text/plain=leafpad.desktop
inode/directory=qtfm.desktop
image/jpeg=feh.desktop
...

@blawiz - sorry I missed your post.  Not sure, I think it depends on your window manager.  Stuff always opens in the foreground for me on openbox.

@bug - I'll have to check that.  Are you initiating the drag from detail view?  ie. does it happen from list or icon view aswell?

Indeed, from detail view.
It does not happen from icon view. Just tested.

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#993 2012-08-16 00:29:13

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Current version (5.5-1) has that annoying bug for me again, the one where certain file/folder names have black font color regardless of QT settings, which makes them unreadable when you use a theme with black backgrounds. I recall that it happened once a lot earlier already, and was fixed a few months ago or something.

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#994 2012-08-18 04:20:08

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Very nice smile I've switched from caja


HP DV6 + Arch + Openbox

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#995 2012-08-18 06:48:59

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

I've noticed a bug. If im in a hidden directory and i toggle to hide hidden directories, it changes directory

EDIT: Also if i pass a directory relative to the currect directory e.g. "qtfm Documents" from ~, it opens to "/"

Last edited by BennyBolton (2012-08-18 22:31:15)


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#996 2012-09-09 18:26:32

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Today I've discovered a strange bug: opening a file with the Qt-based text editor "Tea" from qtfm and pasting text with Ctrl+V makes Tea crash with no error message. However, when starting Tea from terminal, opening the same file (which is blank btw) and pressing Ctrl+V doesn't make it crash.

qtfm or Tea bug?

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#997 2012-09-12 02:14:23

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

Hello Ralph, that's strange, I'm not sure. 

What is the source of the pasted text, is it qtfm or something else.  When you double click a file to open it in tea for example, qtfm is just handing it off to xdg to do its thing, so I don't see how qtfm would influence it.  But if the pasted text is from qtfm, that could be something I need to check.

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#998 2012-09-17 15:44:02

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

In fact, it happened even if the clipboard was blank, just pressing Ctrl+V made it crash. Strangely, I can't reproduce the bug anymore, even though I'm sure it's not a reboot that solved it (I had already tried it).

However, I've got a similar issue with mplayer: when opening a file[avi,mp3,mp4,...] in qtfm, mplayer plays approximatively 1 second of it, then closes immediatly with no error. Of course I tried to run the same files from command-line and they play normally. I can't confirm it right now but I think this doesn't happen with VLC.

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#999 2012-10-29 17:15:27

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

I think I found out what makes mplayer crash. I had the same issue when using feh as an image browser (see here). Everytime the script (feh) crosses a file that is not a picture, it throws an error to the standard output, causing it to crash if launched from qtFM.
Mplayer always returns a lot of information to STDOUT and running it with qtFM makes it crash. I asked qtFM to run the same files with an mplayer's script that prevents it from writing to STDOUT and everything runs normally. Do you have any idea on how to solve this?

I also found out another minor issue:

  1. Start qtFM. Open a new tab.

  2. CD to another directory and press F2 on a file to rename it.

  3. Close the tab while renaming (the cursor is blinking).

  4. You won't be able to rename any file again (unless you restart qtFM).

Also, it would be great to be able to switch tabs by pressing a key (CTRL+Tab in other file managers).

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#1000 2012-11-03 17:16:54

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Re: qtFM - Small, fast, light Qt filemanager

very good & fast !!!
it's going to be my default file manager

[edit]
a small note to make: there's something weird with parallel copying
just duplicates the first (copying...) window and when it finishes, it rejects all other copying processes

Last edited by clickit (2012-11-04 11:38:53)

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