[ILUG] KDE file associations, more evil than MS?
colm at tuatha.org
Fri Nov 9 15:30:01 GMT 2001
> == Mark Finlay
>> == Paul Askins
>> What? Evil KDE is right. Looks like you're stuck with
>> konqu-whatever :(
No, no. You can change the file associations properly, in Control
Panel -> File Browsing -> File Associations. This affects all KDE
applications which have the concept of "click on a file to open it".
> Galeon(Gnome's Browser) is so much better than konqueror - and its
> based on mozilla.
Being "based on mozilla" doesn't *necessarily* make it good. I find
Konqueror better in general than Galeon (in the same way that I find
almost everything about KDE to be better than the GNOME equivalent).
The one really nifty thing in Galeon is the tabbed view, which I'm
sure Konqueror will get eventually, too. The joys of Open Software.
Konqueror renders faster than Galeon/Mozilla in my experience, KHTML is as
standards-compliant as the Mozilla engine, and the browser itself has
all the nice tricks Galeon has (including the one you mention -
turning off popups) and more, like per-host cookie policies, per-host browser
"virtual protocols" like "gg:search query" to automatically bring up a
Google query. It runs Netscape plugins, it talks CSS1 and CSS2...
I think Konqueror is *streets* ahead of Galeon, FWIW.
> If i open up more than about 10 konqueror windows, X gets reallllllly
> Slooooooowwwwww. but in Galeon each window opens multiple pages
> like opera, and my system is nice and responsive. and you can turn of
> popups. and it renders zdnet and other tables sites properly.
I've not seen this behaviour - I just opened 15 Konqueror windows, and
nothing slowed down too dramatically. All my other windows stayed
responsive. Sure there's the overhead of opening extra windows (as
opposed to just extra rendering engines), but hey, that'll be fixed.
I don't see any problems with ZDnet or "other tables sites".
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