Toolbars

Krusader comes with several Toolbars.

Main Toolbar

Figure 3.2. Main Toolbar


Main Toolbar

The Krusader Main Toolbar, is a standard KDE toolbar that can be dragged around the application or configured via a Right-Click menu. You can decide whether or not you want to display it each time you start Krusader in the Konfigurator Startup page, and you can toggle its use in the current session in the Settings menu. The Main Toolbar contents can be configured from the Configure Toolbars in the Settings menu. Since various commands and options in Krusader are context-dependent, some commands are not always available. The icon of an inappropriate or inactive action will be deactivated (grayed-out) disabling its use. Bookmarks can be placed into the Main Toolbar and the Actions Toolbar with the mouse using "drag and drop".

Actions Toolbar

UserActions and Bookmarks can be "plugged" into the Actions Toolbar. To show it, use SettingsShow Actions Toolbar . To add user actions, use SettingsConfigure Toolbars and select Actions Toolbar. You can, for example, drag the Actions Toolbar to the right side using the mouse.

Location Toolbar

Below the Main Toolbar there is a Location Toolbar for each panel. It shows the path the panel is currently pointing to. When entering archives the path will be displayed in the following format: "archive type:/directory/archive_filename/the directory inside the archive". This format makes the paths uniform and easy to read. The Location Toolbar supports also KIO Slaves but not all of them, some can only be used with the viewer and some can not be used. The user can enter a desired path by clicking on it.

  • /mnt/cdrom/

  • settings:/ will browse and open entries of the System Settings.

  • trash:/ opens KDE's trash.

  • ipod:/ uses the KIOipod-slave to access, upload and organize the music stored on Apple ipod™.

  • And last but not least Remote Connections .

You can copy-paste a URL in the Location Toolbar or use a middle click. With the Right-Click menu you can configure the auto-complete function. An optional Clear Location Toolbar button is also available.

Quick Navigation: Ctrl point with mouse in the middle of URL of the Location Toolbar. A pop-up window shows the next URL location. Pressing Ctrl + Left Mouse Button shows the location where the mouse was pointing to. This feature allows faster navigation in a big directory tree.

Panel Toolbar

Each panel has a configurable Panel Toolbar. The complete Panel Toolbar or specific buttons can be made visible or be hidden.

  • OpenDir Button: opens the directory browser.

  • Equals Button (=): changes the panel directory to the other panel directory.

  • Up Button (..): changes the panel directory to the parent directory.

  • Home Button (~): changes the panel directory to the home directory.

  • Root Button (/): changes the panel directory to the root directory.

  • Sync-browsing Button: when active, each directory change in the specific panel is performed in the other panel as well.