Bug 188474 - When unsplitting the view in dolphin always closes the active view
Summary: When unsplitting the view in dolphin always closes the active view
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 16.12.2
Platform: Compiled Sources Unspecified
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Penz
: 221662 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-03-30 15:13 UTC by P A S
Modified: 2017-09-30 17:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description P A S 2009-03-30 15:13:33 UTC
Version:            (using Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources

When working with two views on my files, I'm usually in the view I want to continue working with, when I realize, that I don't need the other view anymore.

Right now, I always have to switch to the other window in order to close it.

It would be great if you could switch the behavior of "close (F3)", so it closes always the inactive view.
Comment 1 Dotan Cohen 2009-04-25 10:54:25 UTC
See also related bug 186185, which asks for an option to close either pane.
Comment 2 Karthik Periagaram 2009-04-25 23:08:34 UTC
Would you consider marking this bug as a duplicate of 186185, which will provide a satisfactory solution to this bug as well?

Comment 3 Peter Penz 2010-01-07 16:10:47 UTC
*** Bug 221662 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Peter Penz 2011-12-19 09:14:37 UTC
Thanks for your suggestion, but it is not planned to change the current behavior as the number of votes (= 1) and 1 duplicate during 2 years don't indicate that a lot of users have problems with the current behavior. All actions always apply to the active view, so does "Close Split View".
Comment 5 Ettore Atalan 2012-11-12 14:45:24 UTC
It's kind of stupid when the active working view gets closed. The current behaviour is absolutely unintuitive.
Comment 6 Dotan Cohen 2012-11-12 14:52:04 UTC
> The current behaviour is absolutely unintuitive.

Absolutely. There needs to be an option "close other pane(s)". This hits me about once a day or more.
Comment 7 Ettore Atalan 2012-11-12 14:57:51 UTC
Really annoying and absurd.