Install the package.
For version control and Dropbox support, install . To enable the relevant plugin go to Control > Configure Dolphin... > Services.
The Compare files dialog depends on. Alternatively, you can compare files in any diff tool (such as meld) by selecting two files, right clicking, selecting open with, and then the diff tool.
- : Image files and PDFs
- : Gimp .xcf files
- : Plugins for the thumbnailing system
- : Video files (based on ffmpeg)
- : .raw files
- : Audio files
- AUR: Android application package files
- AUR: Blender application files
- AUR: Electronic book files
Enable preview showing of required file type in Control > Configure Dolphin... > General > Previews.
Dolphin and other KDE applications use
kcmshell5 componentchooser and select Terminal Emulator > Use a different terminal program.
Dolphin uses KIO slaves for network access, trash and other functionality, unlike GTK+ file managers which use GVFS. Available protocols are shown in the location bar (editable mode) . To quickly bookmark them, right-click in the workspace, and select "Add to Places".
Device names shown as "X GiB Harddrive"
Create a filesystem label, or a partition label, and Dolphin will show this label in the device list instead of the size. See Persistent block device naming#by-label.
Fonts in selection frames may become transparent when using the GTK+ Qt style. Native Qt styles such as Cleanlooks and Oxygen are unaffected.
Icons not showing
If icons are not displaying on Dolphin, and an error similar to "Pixmap is a null Pixmap" appears on the console, try putting this line in your
[ "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" = "KDE" ] || [ "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" = "GNOME" ] || export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct"
Mismatched folder view background colors
When running Dolphin under something other than Plasma, it is possible the background color in the folder view pane will not match the system Qt theme. This is because Dolphin reads the folder view's background color from the
[Colors:View] section in
~/.config/kdeglobals. Change the following line to the R,G,B values you prefer:
... [Colors:View] BackgroundNormal=23,24,24 ...