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=== Crashes on mounted SMB share ===
=== Crashes on mounted SMB share ===
See [[Samba#Unable_to_overwrite_files.2C_permissions_errors|Samba#Unable to overwrite files]].
See [[Samba#Unable_to_overwrite_files.2C_permissions_errors|Samba#Unable to overwrite files]].
=== Cannot write to NTFS: Operation not permitted ===
{{merge|File manager functionality|Not specific to dolphin}}
If you are not able to do any write operations (create/delete/rename file/folder) as a normal user to your NTFS partition, then you are probably missing and need to to install the {{Pkg|ntfs-3g}} package. See [[NTFS-3G]] for details.
=== Icons not showing ===
=== Icons not showing ===

Revision as of 20:01, 8 March 2018

Dolphin is the default file manager of KDE. For the video game console emulator, see Dolphin emulator.


Install the dolphin package.

For version control and Dropbox support, install dolphin-plugins.

Compare files

The Compare files dialog depends on kompare. 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.

File previews

Enable preview showing of required file type in Control > Configure Dolphin... > General > Previews.


Open Terminal

Dolphin and other KDE applications use konsole by default. To change the default terminal emulator, run kcmshell5 componentchooser and select Terminal Emulator > Use a different terminal program.

KIO Slaves

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) [1]. 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.

Transparent fonts

Fonts in selection frames may become transparent when using the GTK+ Qt style. Native Qt styles such as Cleanlooks and Oxygen are unaffected.

Crashes on mounted SMB share

See Samba#Unable to overwrite files.

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 ~/.profile


See also