Bug 292508 - Regression: no option to select whole group in grouped view
Summary: Regression: no option to select whole group in grouped view
Status: REOPENED
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: view-engine: general (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0
Platform: OpenSUSE Linux
: NOR wishlist with 100 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
URL:
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2012-01-26 20:06 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2018-01-30 14:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Todd 2012-01-26 20:06:30 UTC
Version:           2.0 (using Devel) 
OS:                Linux

Prior to dolphin 2.0, it was possible to select a group by clicking on a + button on the group's header.  This feature is no longer present.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable grouping
2. Hover your mouse over the group header

Actual Results:  
Nothing happens

Expected Results:  
You get a + button to select all the files in the group

I understand not all features made it into the initial Dolphin 2 release, so if this is known and planned then just use this bug for tracking purposes.
Comment 1 Peter Penz 2012-01-26 21:19:56 UTC
We are aware about this (see http://community.kde.org/Dolphin/Dolphin-2.0-Status) but of course tracking this here makes more sense :-)
Comment 2 Todd 2012-01-27 09:53:44 UTC
Sorry, I didn't see that list.
Comment 3 Peter Penz 2012-01-27 09:58:58 UTC
No problem, the list (although public) was mainly used by us developers internally to synchronize our work for the 2.0 release.
Comment 4 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) 2012-08-24 16:19:54 UTC
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
Comment 5 Frank Reininghaus 2013-04-11 15:16:37 UTC
I have decided not to re-implement this for the time being (see https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/109893/). Quite large code changes would be required to implement this, which would most likely cause regressions (the proposed patch makes Dolphin crash for me, but like with any big code change, there are certainly a couple of more subtle issues that would cause trouble for quite some time). On the other hand, I believe that the feature is certainly useful for some people, but not important enough for a large part of our user base to justify making risky large-scale code changes.

The new grouping implementation is IMHO far superior to the one in KCategorizedView, which was used in Dolphin 1.x, not only because it works in all view modes, but also because it behaves more consistently in some situations (e.g. when selecting items). I believe that sacrificing the 'group selection' is an acceptable price for that.

I know that some people will hate me for this, but I believe that one cannot continuously add new features and at the same time preserve all 'old' features without making the code unmaintainable in the long term. Of course, other future Dolphin maintainers might have a different opinion on this, so I'm fine with leaving this open as a wish.
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2017-09-04 01:43:19 UTC
No duplicates, comments, or patches in 4 years; I think we can safely close this. Interest level seems low compared to the effort required.
Comment 7 rwindiana 2017-09-04 09:35:05 UTC
I would still like to see this sometime. Is it possible to keep it on a wishlist?
Comment 8 Nate Graham 2017-09-04 12:57:53 UTC
Possible, yes. I'm going through all Dolphin bugs and cleaning out old requests that haven't seen any action or interest in years. Your comment counts as some interest. But please be aware that this is an all-volunteer effort; this feature will probably only be implemented via a user-submitted patch.
Comment 9 John 2017-09-05 10:41:21 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #8)
> Possible, yes. I'm going through all Dolphin bugs and cleaning out old
> requests that haven't seen any action or interest in years. Your comment
> counts as some interest. But please be aware that this is an all-volunteer
> effort; this feature will probably only be implemented via a user-submitted
> patch.

Count me in as interested as well.

I think it would be good to have a central place where there could be a List of KDE/plasma removed features. Things like

Manual grouping on the taskbar
Grouped windows have tabs in title bar (i know it's in_progress)
KRunner's HUD (appmenu-runner)
Auto-Tiling
Animated Wallpapers
Get New Splash Screen Button

and probably a few others were removed for any reasons. But some would be nice to bring back.

I was thinking about a wiki page or something to keep track of removed features. Is there such a "place"?