Version: unspecified (using KDE 4.7.0)
I would like to use the infopanel as a poor-man's Quick Look, so that I can keep it detached and huge and just turn it on when I want a quick preview of something. However, since it doesn't refresh when I turn it on, I have to move the mouse off the selected image, then onto it again. Not very easy if the infopanel is detached and thus hiding the icon of the image I want to preview.
Steps to Reproduce:
Turn on infopanel.
Hover over an image to get a preview.
Press F11 to turn off the infopanel.
Select some other image.
Turn on the infopanel.
Old preview (of no-longer-selected image) showing.
Preview of the selected image showing.
Something like http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php#idea89330_page1 would of course be preferable, but this seems like it should be fixed in any case (and doesn't seem like it should be too difficult?).
Thanks for the bug report! I can confirm the issue in master.
Created attachment 66392 [details]
patch to show current preview
selection is passed to the seturl function, but while the panel is invisible , this selection value is ignored and nothing is done, this patch makes dolphin just to remember the current selection and return immediately if info panel is invisible
Thanks a lot for the patch! Looks good - please let me do some tests (I should have some time tomorrow) and I'll push it then :-)
Git commit 90fb314fc4efbd583928f891a6efbc88ca6fa075 by Peter Penz.
Committed on 06/12/2011 at 18:49.
Pushed by ppenz into branch 'master'.
Fix selection issue for Information Panel
When the selection changes during the Information Panel is
invisible, it still should get applied so that when making the
Information Panel visible again a valid selection is shown.
Thanks to A. Janardhan Reddy for the patch!
(Additionally the obsolete check for an empty selection has
been removed, as this cannot happen anymore with the new view
M +3 -11 dolphin/src/panels/information/informationpanel.cpp