The terminal is an awesome feature in Dolphin, truly, very awesome! But the limitation of only top/bottom placement is unfortunate, it significantly limits what I can use that terminal pane for. Dolphin could be a great little command center for me if its terminal was more useful, but right now the terminal is about 4X wider than it is tall and it's just not efficient use of space; the documents I want to edit don't fit in the space unless I resize it and make the normal GUI view unusably small, resizing the pane big to small to big every time is so cumbersome that I just don't utilize the Dolphin and its terminal very much. But I want to. I *really* want to. Can you please allow the terminal to be docked in the right pane?
I believe this is the line:
Is there any chance this will be changed in official Dolphin code?
Could I simply change the lines I linked to and compile it myself?
I've never compiled something before, so I want to make sure this would actually fix it before I venture down that rabbit hole :)
(In reply to web from comment #1)
> If not...
> Could I simply change the lines I linked to and compile it myself?
> I've never compiled something before, so I want to make sure this would
> actually fix it before I venture down that rabbit hole :)
Seems to work - a quick test: https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?70192-Dolphin-allow-terminal-to-be-placed-to-the-left-right-top-bottom&p=388040#post388040
Wow, a trivial change. Wanna submit it as a patch on https://phabricator.kde.org/?
Submitted a slightly different patch that accomplishes the same thing: https://phabricator.kde.org/D10189
Git commit 108e10ca15be6662fa02f56665cc78808ab243e7 by Nathaniel Graham.
Committed on 31/01/2018 at 00:06.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'Applications/17.12'.
Let the terminal panel dock to any part of the window
Just what it says: Let the terminal panel sit on the left or right side of the window.
Tested in KDE Neon:
- Opened terminal panel, unlocked widgets, and tried to drag it to the right or left side of the window: I can
- Put terminal panel on right side, quit Dolphin and opened Dolphin again: terminal panel appears on the right as expected
- Put terminal panel on right side, closed terminal panel, quit Dolphin, opened Dolphin, and opened the terminal panel again: terminal panel appears on the right as expected
- Removed dolphinrc file and opened terminal panel: appears on the bottom
Subscribers: elvisangelaccio, anthonyfieroni, cfeck
Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D10189
M +0 -1 src/dolphinmainwindow.cpp