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Version: KDE 3.0.0
Installed from: FreeBSD Ports
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"Internet Browser" and "File Manager" are two different functions which happen to be fulfilled by the same program. But the home button should be configurable for both purposes.
So add a field "home URL:" for the "Internet Browser" tab in the configuration menu in addition to the one in the "File Manager" menu (defaulting to "~").
Now you can follow one of two steps:
Call the existing home button "Local Home" and add another button "Internet Home"
To decide which URL should be used when pressing the "home button" introduce another bi-state config option:
a) "Home URL" following momentary URL
b) "Home URL" following program invocation
For a) the "home button" should use the "File Manager" setting if the current URL is of type file:// and the "Internet Browser" setting else (http:// ftp:// ...)
For b) the "home button" should use the "File Manager" setting if konqueror was started with "konqueror" and the "Internet Browser" setting if konqueror was started with "kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing" or with "kfmclient exec URL" where URL was no local file.
If there is another config option to choose between I) and II) things would be perfect. :-))
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*** Bug 47570 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please do not use the word "Home" in this context, it is too ambiguous, because it means "start page" here, and not the "home directory" ~. Usabilitywise I think the expressions "File browsing start page" and "Internet browsing start page" would be the clearest.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8333 ***
i concur that the home url setting is totally unintuitive and incomplete. mozilla's way
of doing it is much more intuitive: you can set the home url like in konq, but instead
of having a totally ambiguous checkbox "save urls (which ones!?!) in profile" you
have a button to explicitly load the current url into the line edit. also, konq's
interpretation of "home url" being the same as "start url" is simply wrong. there
should be a checkbox "automatically load home url in new windows". moz has a
radio group with the additional option "last page visited", but this is impossible to get
right in an mdi context and konq's "duplicate window" function is much superior to it