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One reason why I used Detailed Vew instead of Detailed Tree View was honestly because I think it has a better icon. Detailed Tree View's "squares connected with lines" iconography //tolerably// communicates "tree-style view" but not "vertical list of items" and "columns of additional information". The icon for "Details" view IMHO communicates both of these things much better, and those seem like more important parts of the functionality to signal than that fact that it's a tree-style view. Dolphin has the same issue, but confusingly uses Detailed View's icon for that horrible side-scrolling Windows-style columnar list view (AKA Compact View Mode). I wonder how many people would cry bloody murder if we changed Dolphin to use the Detailed Vew icon for its own Detailed View Mode, and then removed the icon for Compact View Mode from the toolbar by default and found it a better icon (it would still be available from the View menu of course). If we did this (after making icons-on-top mode the default for file pickers <https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86838>), then both Dolphin and the file pickers would have the same number of buttons, with each one display the same view and using a consistent icon. REPOSITORY R241 KIO REVISION DETAIL https://phabricator.kde.org/D12077 To: ngraham, #frameworks, rkflx, #vdg, abetts Cc: rkflx, mmustac, broulik, michaelh, ngraham, bruns