Bug 401649 - Mount network shares like external hard drives to make them accessible by everything
Summary: Mount network shares like external hard drives to make them accessible by eve...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 75324
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Faure
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Reported: 2018-12-02 12:55 UTC by Jan Przybylak
Modified: 2018-12-07 23:06 UTC (History)
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Description Jan Przybylak 2018-12-02 12:55:49 UTC
Network shares that are accessed via KIO (for example an SMB server accessed through Dolphin) can only be accessed by applications that support KIO. However, many, including Konsole and many GTK apps, do not support KIO and therefore are not able to access files on these shares, requiring them to be copied to the local disk manually (and back to the server if they were edited).
Mounting network shares like external hard drives would make them accessible to every application and thus enhancing the user experience significantly.

When accessing a network share via Dolphin, there is an option to mount it. If the user chooses that option, it is mounted like any hard drive (in /run/media/$USER/) and appears in the Dolphin side bar, from where it can also be unmounted.

Not necessary but useful options:
* A checkbox for auto mounting when the server is available
* Automatically unmount after a certain time, when the system is suspended or the like to prevent accidentally disconnecting while it is still in use
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2018-12-07 23:06:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75324 ***