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Old 12-10-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Question Copying files in dolphin - how to monitor progress and or stop process


I'm using kubuntu and I often copy files from one folder to another. If I do this in a split screen, dolphin opens a little window that shows the progress and speed. If I use a single screen/window, then the copy process seems to take place in the background (which is really obnoxious imho).

Is there a way to have the copy or move process alway show that little window?

Also is there a way to stop the copy (or move) process once it has started and that little window hasn't popped up?

For those that know the program teracopy in Windows, I'd really like to find something like that that integrates into Dolphin. I know Ultracopier is an option but that doesn't really integrate into Dolphin and it is cumbersome to use.

Any support here is greatly appreciated!

*** As a side note, I just found that the only time the copy dialog box appears is when I have opened dolphin as rood from the terminal. This is what the copy window looks like.
http://images.tuprox.com/copywindow.jpg

Last edited by cilbuper; 12-10-2014 at 08:04 AM. Reason: found something else
 
Old 12-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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I'm using kubuntu and I often copy files from one folder to another. If I do this in a split screen, dolphin opens a little window that shows the progress and speed. If I use a single screen/window, then the copy process seems to take place in the background (which is really obnoxious imho).

Is there a way to have the copy or move process alway show that little window? Also is there a way to stop the copy (or move) process once it has started and that little window hasn't popped up?

For those that know the program teracopy in Windows, I'd really like to find something like that that integrates into Dolphin. I know Ultracopier is an option but that doesn't really integrate into Dolphin and it is cumbersome to use.
Since you mention dolphin, I'll assume you're using KDE. You don't provide details about version/distro of Linux or your GUI, but if you're using KDE, there should be a "System Notifier" applet running in the system tray. Click it during a copy, and the window comes up, showing progress. Drag it anywhere you want. If you want to close it, click the notifier again.

This should be the same for Konqueror as well as dolphin.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 12:35 AM   #3
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I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, copying with Thunar or Nemo. I think both do put that icon in the system tray, but it only toggles to make the copy dialog visible or hidden. I thought the OP was asking (among other things) how to stop the copying process. All I know so far is pkill thunar, which is slightly nuclear.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 01:24 AM   #4
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There is no graceful way to end file operations in a gui file manager. Moving files can take some time depending on the relationship of the source and destination file systems. But command line move/copy tools are generally 100x as fast as gui move/copy tools. I don't know why no one fixes that.
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:57 AM   #5
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I would doubt the OP cares any longer - over 3 years is a long wait.
 
  


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