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Old 09-18-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
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Free Disk Space In KDE?

I have a netbook with a 4 GB HD. I love KDE but I'm seeing nowhere that shows me the available space on my HD! I'd like to not have to rely on a plasma widget or df- it just seems like information that should be easily accessible via Dolphin.

Am I not looking in the right places?
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It is available in Dolphin. Don't select any folders or files, just right click in a blank space inside Dolphin and next on Properties. At the bottom of the window that opens you'll see device information mentioning free space.

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This Is What You Are Looking For

To always show the disk space available for the current folder:

Settings > Configure Dolphin > General > Status Bar > Show Space Information

This displays 2 things in 1: text stating how much is free, and a bar graph showing how much is used. If you want to see text of how much total space you have then you can right click ...
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If you have some space and have root permissions, you may want to install Filelight, it is a great KDE app to help you to see where your file space has gone.
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kinfocenter will give you the rundown on just about everything concerning your system hardware and basic configuration.


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