Dolphin: Additional "viewer" panel for file content preview via Okular::Part
Review Request #120046 - Created Sept. 3, 2014 and discarded
I'm using this patch at work, where I deal with hundreds of PDF and ODT documents every day. Using a file/directory based content management (via NFS), I needed a way for fast content preview. The thumbnails displayed by the information panel are too small to be readable (text with point size 10).
I'm posting this for review to let you decide whether this seems useful/desirable to have upstream.
Using this locally for two days now.
Thanks for sharing your patch with us! :)
I like the idea of instant previewing of files, but IMHO a dock widget isn't well-suited for this purpose.
Also having two preview panels (the information panel for music/videos/images and your panel for pdfs) is bad from a usability point of view.
I think we should implement this into an external previewer, like e.g. KLook (http://www.koryavov.net/2012/03/klook-new-utility-for-kde-and-rosa.html) and Apple's Quick Look.
We should first talk to other devs (e.g. KRunner, ...) if they also plan to write a small previewer application for KDE.
What do you think?